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There is a major crisis going on in Gambia. But Gambia appears nowhere on the home page of The New York Times. The Washington Post has one article. The BBC is all over it. Somebody should tell NYT to wake up and smell the (African) coffee.

Here's a decent 60-second summary:
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I haven't used Instagram, but I often go to Twitter to get fast breaking news and a variety of perspectives. 

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Something on this site crashed Firefox on Android... 😮
GuidelinesDECEMBER. We're updating our brand identity using Mozilla open source principles, and everyone's invited. In this, our Guidelines phase, we're starting to apply our updated identity, to be made public in early January, 2017. Your comments on the work in progress are welcome. Learn more.
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The background story is interesting.
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The world is awash in bullshit. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. So-called higher education often rewards bullshit over analytic thought. Startup culture has elevated bullshit to high art. Advertisers wink conspiratorially and invite us to join them in seeing through all the bullshit, then take advantage of our lowered guard to bombard us with second-order bullshit. The majority of administrative activity, whether in private business or the public sphere, often seems to be little more than a sophisticated exercise in the combinatorial reassembly of bullshit.

We're sick of it. It's time to do something, and as educators, one constructive thing we know how to do is to teach people. So, the aim of this course is to help students navigate the bullshit-rich modern environment by identifying bullshit, seeing through it, and combatting it with effective analysis and argument.

http://callingbullshit.org/

In this course we aim to teach you how to think critically about the data and models that constitute evidence in the social and natural sciences.
The world is awash in bullshit. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. So-called higher education often rewards bullshit over analytic thought. Startup culture has elevated bullshit to high art. Advertisers wink conspiratorially and invite us to join them in seeing through all the bullshit, then take advantage of our lowered guard to bombard us with second-order bullshit. The majority of administrative acti...
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Yeah. I was thinking if you did add a photo, you'd have to actively manage it to make sure nobody removed it, and it would probably become controversial.

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has a web application to manage e-filing a tax return. That application allows you upload documents (e.g. PDFs, Word files, or images) such as receipts that are requested by SARS as evidence for your claims. BUT the upload feature has a serious limitation: you are limited to uploading a maximum of 20 files for any particular request. This is a hard limit – there is no way around it on the application. Plus, you are only informed of the limit after you have already uploaded 20 files – nothing in the supporting documentation mentions it. This is a serious problem, but it should be easy to fix (unless there is some political reason for it).
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As Martin Luther King Jr. Day arrives, what is President Obama's legacy on racial relations?
Tensions across the country prompted the president to abandon his early reticence on race again and again.
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Porta-potty cover-up: the inauguration of the presidential scandal.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the great port-a-potty cover-up for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Workers preparing for the inauguration Jan. 20 have taped ove
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Just like the other Donald John, they're both full of crap

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JavaScript vs Elm vs PureScript vs GHCjs: interesting comparison
MutanatuM. Selecting a platform. JavaScript vs Elm vs PureScript vs GHCjs. I've attempted this post 5 times now, and have come to the conclusion that to start off, there needs to be a version that is as neutral as possible. There are not many people who have worked on production applications in multiple ...
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Nice story.
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The rise of populist leaders in the United States and Europe poses a dangerous threat to basic rights protections while encouraging abuse by autocrats around the world, Human Rights Watch said today in launching its World Report 2017. Donald Trump’s election as US president after a campaign fomenting hatred and intolerance, and the rising influence of political parties in Europe that reject universal rights, have put the postwar human rights system at risk.
The rise of populist leaders in the United States and Europe poses a dangerous threat to basic rights protections while encouraging abuse by autocrats around the world. Donald Trump’s election as US president after a campaign fomenting hatred and intolerance, and the rising influence of political parties in Europe that reject universal rights, have put the postwar human rights system at risk.
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On posthumanism.
The idea of the “human” has brought us human rights, but it’s not enough to ensure justice.
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I'm coining a new phrase: Russia's P.E.T. (President-Elect Trump).
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By the way, we need to break the actual Godwin's Law because Trump.

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Rob Pruitt has painted a single image for every day of Obama’s time in office. That’s nearly three thousand paintings.
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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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Calling Bullshit
callingbullshit.org

The world is awash in bullshit. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. So-called higher education of

A Whole Course About Combating Bullshit - Daily Nous
dailynous.com

The world is awash in bullshit. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. So-called higher education of

World Report 2017: Demagogues Threaten Human Rights
www.hrw.org

The rise of populist leaders in the United States and Europe poses a dangerous threat to basic rights protections while encouraging abuse by

The art of Obama: A painting a day - BBC News
www.bbc.com

Rob Pruitt has painted a single image for every day of Obama’s time in office. That’s nearly three thousand paintings.

Choose Firefox Now, Or Later You Won't Get A Choice
robert.ocallahan.org

I know it's not the greatest marketing pitch, but it's the truth. Google is bent on establishing platform domination unlike anything we've .

Is This The Breakthrough Philosophy Podcast? - Daily Nous
dailynous.com

Barry Lam, associate professor of philosophy at Vassar College and a fellow at Duke University has been working on a new philosophy audio pr

print_readdir.c
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Print readdir() info for each directory argument

It started with a retiree. Now the Women’s March could be the biggest in...
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More than 100,000 people said they will march for women’s rights.

Lost Cause: Seeing America Through the Losing Candidates’ Map
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We’ve mapped the counties that supported the losing candidate in every presidential election since 1828. Take a tour through history through

Gmvault: gmail backup
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backup and restore your gmail account

Emoluments Clause: Could Overturning 185 Years of Precedent Let Trump Of...
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Another view of the clause in the Constitution regarding payments from foreign countries would let Trump off the hook — and overturn more th

Is SA #1 in the world for death, Kenya for tea & Nigeria for scrabbl...
africacheck.org

A map supposedly showing what each country in the world ranks tops for has made headlines. We inspected the claims about South Africa, Kenya

What You Need to Know About Authoritarianism
www.propublica.org

Podcast: We spoke with Amanda Taub, who delved deep into the research on what prompts people to support authoritarian leaders.

How To Really "Drain the Swamp"
act.represent.us

What Trump should do in his first 100 days if he’s serious about stopping corruption.

Google Deal Puts Africa on Cusp of First Smartphone Plant
www.bloomberg.com

A Johannesburg startup is set to become the first company ever to manufacture smartphones in Africa, taking advantage of low costs and growi

The HaLVM Status Report, Issue 1
uhsure.com

One of the things we're trying to get better about, here at HaLVM headquarters, is communicating with the wider HaLVM and unikernel communit

How Journalists Need to Go Beyond Fact Checking Trump
www.propublica.org

Podcast: We spoke with political science professor Brendan Nyhan about president-elect Donald Trump’s lies and how reporters should handle t

Decent authentic Mexican food.
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Lovely place to hike and see all kinds of things. And it's free!
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Good breakfast stop. The health muffin, eggs, mushrooms, and avocado are good.
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This is a great bookstore, the type that's hard to find in SA.
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Decent food, good service, nice outside seating area.
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We were given a tour of the factory, and it was fantastic. They have their own machines specially designed to make Kara Nichha's snacks at large scale. They've got big plans and are growing. Soon they will take over South Africa!
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