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This is worth sharing only because of make-deb and dh-virtualenv
We love Python at Nylas, but tooling around deploying Python is sparse. In this post, we'll explain how we use Debian packages to solve this problem.
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Wonderful.
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All of Unix history now on github "covering the period from its inception in 1972 as a five thousand line kernel, to 2015 as a widely-used 26 million line system. The repository contains 659 thousand commits and 2306 merges, created by synthesizing 24 snapshots of systems developed at Bell Labs, Berkeley University, and the 386BSD team, two legacy repositories, and the modern repository of the open source FreeBSD system."
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Quite some analysis is presented on this page, and git allows further digging: "running git blame on the kernel's pipe.c file will show lines written by Ken Thompson in 1974, 1975, and 1979, and by Bill Joy in 1980"

Some of the earliest code was recovered by OCRing printouts!

"The data set can be used for empirical research in software engineering, information systems, and software archeology."

It's legit, too: "Although Unix was initially distributed with relatively restrictive licenses, the most significant parts of its early development have been released by one of its right-holders (Caldera International) under a liberal license."

via the discussion at
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9588175
where we find this comment:
"""I took a university course on Unix internals in 1988. The lecturer started by announcing "this is the last year that we will teach this course as Unix is now very out of date and is being left further behind every year". It turned out to be the best course I ever took.
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This is cool.
Yonatan Zunger originally shared to Brief Dispatches:
 
A group of researchers has built a way to mine the giant corpora of pictures people have posted publicly (on sites like Picasa and Flickr) and build time-lapse images of landmarks. This involves huge technical challenges of identifying landmarks, building 3D models of them, stabilizing the images, and normalizing the motion and lighting -- and so far, they've managed to find over 20,000 such images, showing everything from changing seasons, to building construction, to moving glaciers.

They've made a video showing off their favorites: https://youtu.be/wptzVm0tngc. You can read the paper at http://grail.cs.washington.edu/projects/timelapse/ , and hopefully they'll soon have a way to see all their results.

h/t +Nate Koechley 
There are a zillion digital photos in the public domain and scientists have just figured out something very cool to do with them. A team from Google and
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Next Month at the Grand Rapids Python Users Group:
Object Tracking with Drones and Python for Science

The goal: Use Drones to Track Objects for Science
The tools: Python, OpenCV, Blender, and ZeroMQ

Ben Sanda will present how the OpenCV image processing and machine vision library can be integrated with Blender's Python backend to produce a dynamic object tracking and simulation framework. The basics of OpenCV in Python will be discussed along with real-time demos and examples. Once a basic understanding of OpenCV is established the entire integration framework will be presented and demonstrated. The use of the ZeroMQ messaging library will also be touched on as a fast and efficient means to communicate between OpenCV and Blender in lieu of traditional message queues or pipes.

After the meeting, please join us at HopCat for drinks, food, and socializing.
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According to my girlfriend, $400,000/yr is "solid middle class". I'm flabbergasted.
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I don't know how old this graphic is, but supposedly it's an actual WSJ infographic: http://i.imgur.com/bdgZa.jpg
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It appears that +SourceForge took over the control of the 'GIMP for Windows' account and is now distributing an ads-enabled installer of GIMP. They also locked out original owner of the account, Jernej Simončič, who has been building the Windows versions of GIMP for our project for years.

So far they haven't replied to provide explanations. Therefore, we remind you again that GIMP only provides builds for WIndows via its official Downloads page.
Source for version 2.8 (Stable). GIMP releases available from gimp.org and its mirrors contain the source code and have to be compiled in order to be installed on your system. For instructions, how to build GIMP from source code, please see this page.
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Lots of individual factors can add up to huge differences.

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A short story about privilege. By Toby Morris.
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The fix is simple. Don't buy any vehicle from General Motors. 
Congratulations! You just bought a new Chevy, GMC, or Cadillac. You really like driving it. And it's purchased, not leased, and all paid off with no liens, so it's all yours... isn't it? Well, no, ...
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  • Grand Rapids Community College
    Computer Science, 2011 - 2012
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Computer Science, 2007 - 2009
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    Hacker in Chief, 2014 - present
    Head of Product Development and Head of Technology
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    Developer, 2014 - 2014
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