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Strange. Congress passes first Obama veto override but appears to regret it.
Both chambers overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday for a bill that would let Americans sue Saudi Arabia in the attacks — the first veto override of the Obama presidency.
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Incompetence exists on many levels and at many locations.
The one time in the last few years President Jacob Zuma gave an interview, it resulted in an international embarrassment. Truth? Nope. Coherence? Nope. RICHARD POPLAK does some forensic YouTubing, and finds a Trump among the pixels.
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Funny lady
A comic and writer addresses the last taboo of female sexuality.
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I just saw this being served at a restaurant and asked what it was called. Turns out it's a South African specialty.
A creamy vanilla blended drink with a serving of Kahlua. Great for a hot summer's night.
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Looks amazing :)

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This is a article on a study that found “little to no negative effects on overall wages and employment of native-born workers in the longer term.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/22/us/immigrants-arent-taking-americans-jobs-new-study-finds.html

I found this part particularly interesting:

Do immigrants burden government budgets?

The first generation of newcomers generally cost governments more than they contribute in taxes, with most of the costs falling on state and local governments, mainly because of the expense of educating the children of immigrant families.

For those governments, total annual costs for first-generation immigrants are about $57 billion. But by the second generation in those families, immigrants, with improved education and taxpaying ability, become a benefit to government coffers, adding about $30 billion a year. By the third generation, immigrant families contribute about $223 billion a year to government finances.
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The idea was simple: to test the theory that what presidential candidates say during debates is less important than what they look like while they’re saying it.
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Whoa. I wonder if Palantir uses/will use Haskell or any similar language.
We’re happy to announce today that the Silk team is joining Palantir. Silk started with the goal of helping people get the most out of their data. Over the last few years, we’ve worked relentlessly on...
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Hmm, Palantir is financed by the FBI, the CIA and Peter Thiel. I feel sorry for the Silk employees who were trying to do good and are now working for the military industrial complex and billionaire supporters of Trump.

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True.
More words won’t solve your design problem.
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Sounds a chance for someone to design a better autoinjector, work around Mylan's patent, and not sell $2.50 worth of drugs and plastic for $600.

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This is an interesting idea.
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Modeling scientific lab behavior over generations to discover why the predictive power of research is poor.
Poor scientific methods may be hereditary
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I'm a PhD student in Computer Science at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. I've been in school for most of my life. One of these days, I'll figure out what I'm going to do once I get out.
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Well-Typed - The Haskell Consultants: Sharing, Memory Leaks, and Conduit...
www.well-typed.com

TL;DR: Sharing conduit values leads to memory leaks. Make sure to disable the full laziness optimization in the module with your top-level c

Donald Trump and the Return of Seditious Libel
www.propublica.org

This year, for the first time since at least Richard Nixon, the leader of one of our major political parties has pledged to limit press free

If It Needs a Sign, It’s Probably Bad Design
www.propublica.org

More words won’t solve your design problem.

Quotient Types for Programmers
www.hedonisticlearning.com

A blog mostly on math, physics, and computer science.

COMMENT: Now you can check the fact-checkers - Africa Check
africacheck.org

Africa Check has signed up to the International Fact-Checking Network's code of principles which enables you to judge how we live up to them

Scott Walker, the John Doe files and how corporate cash influences Ameri...
www.theguardian.com

Leaked court documents from ‘John Doe investigation’ in Wisconsin lay bare pervasive influence of corporate cash on modern US elections

A whole new GitHub Universe: announcing new tools, forums, and features
github.com

Today I welcomed more than 1,500 people to our second annual Universe conference in San Francisco, an event designed to celebrate the people

The Brilliant MI6 Spy Who Perfected the Art of the 'Honey Trap'
www.atlasobscura.com

During WWII, Betty Pack used seduction to acquire enemy naval codes.

Nonuniversality in computation: A proof by semantic shift?
theorylunch.wordpress.com

Today, the 8th of September 2016, we had a very interesting discussion about a theorem, due to Selim G. Akl, pointed to me in a tweet by And

Monitoring the Vote With Electionland
www.propublica.org

Today we’re announcing a new project, aimed at monitoring the vote in real-time, nationwide. And you’re invited to join.

Haskell to JavaScript by David Lettier
lettier.github.io

Using Reflex-FRP, we generate a stylized push button interface widget written in Haskell and playable in a web browser.

Welcome to Larry Page’s Secret Flying-Car Factories
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With Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk, the Google co-founder looks to the skies.

How to use Realm for Android like a champ, and how to tell if you’re doi...
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I’ve been using Realm for a long time (since v0.81.1). I’ve been keeping track of a lot of breaking changes, and have seen quite a few…

Looks Can Kill: The Deadly Results of Flawed Design
www.propublica.org

From automobiles to software, poorly designed products just might kill you.

A Neighborhood of Infinity: Dimensionful Matrices
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Introduction. Programming languages and libraries for numerical work tend not to place a lot of emphasis on the types of their data. For exa

This election isn’t just Democrat vs. Republican. It’s normal vs. abnormal.
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There are some differences in politics that transcend ideology. This is one of them.

Dana da Silva
www.thedailyvox.co.za

Yumna Moosa, a graduate of the University of Cape Town, was working as an intern to earn her qualification as a medical doctor when she expe

Don't go shopping here on Saturday. It's too busy!
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The view of Durban from the top of the arch is amazing.
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These people know their produce and their customers. (And, fortunately, they don't confuse the two.)
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reviewed a month ago
Great place to see birds of all sorts, and non-bird animals, too! Kids love it.
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Decent food and drinks. I don't drink coffee, so I couldn't tell you how it is.
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I only visit Bethal occasionally from Pretoria, and I like this shop better than the big-box shops like Builders and Cashbuild for things like electric plugs, adapters, lightbulbs, etc. The staff are pretty knowledgeable and helpful.
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Relatively quick and easy to rent a camera flash.
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