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A very good summary by Cathy Young of the Tim Hunt affair.
Remember Tim Hunt, the Nobel Prize-winning British biochemist mocked and vilified on Twitter and in the media after he reportedly told a gathering of women scientists that “girls” in the...
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‘Lazy’, lying Labour supporters were the reason why pollsters predicted the 2015 general election result inaccurately, according to research by the British Election Study (BES).
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Blood types, now that perhaps shows true genetic blood lines and a better map of diversity than any feature than is born out of environmental inducement over time.  If people really must look at it from ancestry then maybe that basic difference would be a better place to start I would of thought.
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Over the past several months, many of the world’s most famous scientists and engineers — including Stephen Hawking — have said that one of the biggest threats to humanity is an artificial superintelligence. But Linus Torvalds, the irascible creator of open source operating system Linux, says their fears are idiotic.
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Simple Isn't Easy. Share on Twitter. Posted: 21 Jul 2015; by: Noel Welsh. I recently wrote about keeping Scala simple. That's something you have to work at. Let me explain. While packing up to move house I came across my undergrad vector calculus notes. Although I, sadly, don't remember the ...
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I find myself wholly in agreement with Hal Varian here on the subject of where all the productivity from the technological revolution has gone. This isn't all that surprising as I know he's read at least part of one of my pieces here on the subject and that he agreed [...]
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Reading avidly, since I independently came to the same conclusion about my own "irritable bowel" symptoms and started avoiding an extremely large range of foods.
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Not a very good article, but about an important topic - how a small team of competent people (OK, working crazy hours, but still) can totally beat a much larger team from a big name company slavishly trying to do what they're told even if doesn't make sense (like storing login details in the government employee login system) or important stuff has been forgotten (like scalability).
How a team of young people, living in a repurposed McMansion in Maryland, helped fix Healthcare.gov
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Tinypass is a "paywall" company (quotes because they grudgingly agree to be called that). They have a goofy password strength policy, which is their prerogative, but their own software doesn't implement it correctly. There's no security contact address on their site, so I informed them of it on Twitter. I get a tweet back saying:

“Right, because adding a 1 or an uppercase letter adds so much to password security.  #youmakeTwittersuck

• They aren't interested in what the bug might be.
• That bit about “adding 1 or an uppercase letter”, which I didn't mention, just happens to be in their password policy.
• The tweet is from their company's President and CEO.

So, the company's head (a) would rather write ad hominem replies to people who report problems, and (b) mocks what turns out to be their own policy.

I expect the company will do superbly.

(I was amused by that hashtag, so I looked it up. 
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West Malling, Kent - Dublin, Ireland - Lancaster, England - London, England - West Malling, England - Swansea, Wales
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Scala, Akka, Play Framework, Haskell, Java, Linux
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    Computer Science, 2005 - 2008
  • Lancaster
    Combined Science, 1997 - 2000
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Simple Isn't Easy - Underscore
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Simple Isn't Easy. Share on Twitter. Posted: 21 Jul 2015; by: Noel Welsh. I recently wrote about keeping Scala simple. That's something you

Lazy, lying Labour supporters to blame for surprise Tory election win, s...
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‘Lazy’, lying Labour supporters were the reason why pollsters predicted the 2015 general election result inaccurately, according to research

The Secret Startup That Saved the Worst Website in America - The Atlantic
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How a team of young people, living in a repurposed McMansion in Maryland, helped rebuild Healthcare.gov

A quick history of 4chan and the rightists who killed it (guest post)
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A lot of the cool funny internet stuff we know and love - LOLcats, Doge, etc. - came from a site called 4chan. But recently, 4chan has becom

London Streets In The 1980s - A London Inheritance
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London Streets in the 1980s were about to undergo considerable change. This post provides a snapshot of those streets.

American Pravda: When “Tokyo Rose” Ran for President
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What Was John McCain's True Wartime Record in Vietnam?

UU World Magazine
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Unitarian Universalism has a class problem.

Research proves a gratitude journal (strangely) boosts productivity (and...
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I've got to admit ... when I first heard about a “gratitude journal,” I laughed. I thought a gratitude journal was some fluffy, self-help ta

The economists’ manifesto - FT.com
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It’s often said that economists have too much influence on policy. A critic might say that politicians are dazzled by data-driven arguments

Wirehead Wannabe — To add to the conversation around neurodivergent...
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To add to the conversation around neurodivergent separatism: It sure would be nice to live around people who didn’t constantly give me shit

Donate to Wikipedia and Pay for… What Exactly?
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Some 2.5 million were inspired (or shamed) just three months ago to pungle up about $30 million to keep Wikipedia “online and ad-free." Or d

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Those ads are actually a blatant misrepresentation on Wikipedia's part. They make it sound like they're running low on money when nothing co

What’s the point of fact checking?
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Trying to correct the record can make things worse. Unless you do it right.

Women and Video Games
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On designing and producing games for women. Probably not what you wanted to hear.

Jobs, automation, Engels’ pause and the limits of history | FT Alphaville
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Here's a story that you may have heard. Median wages and living standards are stagnant, and by some measures they have worsened, having deco

Recruiting Advice No One Tells You
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What I learned from Tristan Walker

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tastefullyoffensive: “Video: Guy Makes Tiny Edible Pancakes Using Tiny Kitchen Tools ”

The air conditioning/heating in our room was stuck on "cold", and there was no phone in the room (or heating controls!) so we kept having to go down the hall to use the phone to call them. They said they would increase the temperature and it could take 15-20mins to take effect, but we didn't notice any effect after asking them to turn it up three times! One of those times they even said they'd turn it off, but it didn't turn off! The only thing you get in the bedroom is a bed and a couple of hangars on the wall to hang your clothes on. There's no chair, and even if you pay extra for a window it's a tiny little thing, above eye level. They only provide a combination shower gel/shampoo/soap in the bathroom for all washing, and in our room the bottle kept getting stuck so it was annoying trying to get the soap out of it. That said at least the bed was comfy, the shower was small but worked well, a hairdryer was available to borrow on request from reception, and there was a thoughtful touch of a light switch on the side of the bed.
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