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A strange place with strange people, but a very good article nonetheless...
 
Wow, the US is such a strange place!
Textbook watchdogs Mel and Norma Gabler are good, sincere, dedicated people, who just may be destroying your child’s education.
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I would say decent, sure. But rational? Not in general, no.

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This article perfectly sums up why I gave up on JavaScript research. Check out http://todomvc.com/ and http://microjs.com/ [both linked from the article]: really?!? There were two choices: figure out how to go meta on all these (in just about the most unconstrained language of all), or go home. I chose the latter. (HT +Ray Racine)
Most programming languages support a small number of popular, stable application frameworks. Objective-C and Swift apps use Apple's excellent Cocoa framework. Ruby apps more often than not use Rails. Java has a handful of established web app frameworks, and they come and go relatively slowly.
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Cool! My photo was included in a newsletter for the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa.

http://www.nzg.ac.za/newsletter/issues/december-14/06.php
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+Jack Leather That's not my body they're cutting up!

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+American Red Cross... still not looking good, says +ProPublica in a response to a 5,000-word request for corrections. It's just funny how none of the 10 requests hold water.
The Red Cross' response comes months after our initial coverage, which we stand by.
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+Jooyung Han Great! I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Some advice: Don't wait for the deadline to apply. Do it soon to make sure you can get a spot. And write a clear letter explaining your background (e.g. your programming experience) and your interest in the course.

You can even mention you heard about it from me on Google+. I used to help with the course. :)
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The movement for gender equality was originally conceived as a struggle led only by women for women. In recent years men have begun to stand-up in addressing inequalities and discrimination faced by women and girls. A Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality. Now it's time to unify our efforts.
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The article is about the modern trend of disbelieving information from scientific research. While the author, himself, commits several typical popular science mistakes—generalization, omitting nuance, highlighting individual research as if it is the consensus, and even mentioning long-debunked myths—the article is still interesting and touches on many of the pertinent issues. Ironically, the article does not point out these common problems that are found even in “good” scientific journalism.
We live in an age when all manner of scientific knowledge--from climate change to vaccinations--faces furious opposition. Some even have doubts about the moon landing.
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A message for the antivaccine movement...from doctors.
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LOL excellent. This is how you do it.
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Slam poetry against corruption. Awesome.
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Pretty interesting site for job-seekers who want to make an positive impact. I learned about it on Rationally Speaking:
http://rationallyspeakingpodcast.org/show/rs121-todd-benjamin-on-80000-hours.html
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  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Washington University in St. Louis
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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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  • Anue Systems
  • IBM
  • Cray
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Boeing
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Utrecht, Netherlands - Austin, TX, USA - St. Louis, MO, USA - Chattanooga, TN, USA
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Which Online Advisor Is the Best Fit for You? - NerdWallet
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Can secular people benefit from prayer? – Heather Havrilesky – Aeon
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Even secular people need time out to meditate, reflect, and give thanks. Is prayer the answer?

Software Foundations
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with Loris D'Antoni, Andrew W. Appel, Arthur Azevedo de Amorim, Arthur Chargueraud, Anthony Cowley, Jeffrey Foster, Dmitri Garbuzov, Michael

Wildebees ecolodge | accommodation Hluhluwe South Africa
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Wildebees ecolodge, affordable accommodation in Hluhluwe, Kwazulu Natal South Africa, bordering the iSimangaliso wetlands park and just 25 k

Utshwayelo Lodge - Kosi Bay Accommodation
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The most North Eastern accommodation in South Africa and the first natural World Heritage Site in South Africa to be accorded this distincti

Can curl be used to mimic a persistent (but idle) open connection
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I am having trouble with some Http Client connections returning NoHttpResponseException about 1 in 3 times. My hypothesis is that the firewa

Formalizing the theory of finite sets in type theory
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Most proof assistants have a formalization of the concept of "finite set". These formalizations, however, differ wildly (although one hopes

Agda Tutorial
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masscan - TCP port scanner, spews SYN packets asynchronously, scanning entire Internet in under 5 minutes.

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Applying the power of the programmable web to the purposes of skepticism.

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Use donotlink.com to link to dubious sites without increasing their rank in search engines.

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Elastic Beanstalk: Under the Hood | Bleacher Report Engineering
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Elastic Beanstalk: Under the Hood. Elastic Beanstalk, EB, is a bit of a magic box. I'd thought it would be good to poke around a little bit

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Well-kept, finely decorated environment with a convenient location for visiting Gold Reef City and other areas of southern Johannesburg. We are a couple who stayed one night over a weekend in July to go to the Gold Reef City Casino to see a show. The facilities were mostly comfortable. Our main complaint was that our deluxe double room was cold. The large bedroom was heated by one wall panel heater, which is not sufficient in the middle of the South African winter. Naturally, the bathroom floor and shower walls, being tile, were also cold, but this is not unusual for these kinds of houses. The owners were pleasant and helpful. I enjoyed talking to Eddie about cricket and to his friendly bird who visited my shoulder. The breakfast food was simple but fine. We do think the logistics of breakfast could be done better. There was some confusion about where to find items for drinking tea and eating cereal. Other parties had problems with their orders. Perhaps it would be better to arrange not just the time of breakfast but also the order the day before the meal. Overall, the experience was not too unpleasant. We might consider returning to Villa Lugano in the summertime.
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reviewed 8 months ago
The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve is a nice place to go for a day trip to see some animals. It's kind of like a big zoo without all of the cages except for the big predators, who have large separate fenced areas for each group (brown lions, wild dogs, white lions, and cheetahs). However, the reserve is not so big that you won't see everything in a day. Unlike the Kruger National Park, you don't have to drive around for hours wondering if you'll see lions. On the other hand, the reserve is not as wild as the park, and much of that mystique is missing. Be sure to plan your trip in advance. Look up the lion feeding time and other events. These are important for getting the most out of your trip. If you have a utility vehicle or 4x4, definitely bring it. None of the roads are paved, and in some areas, e.g. the cheetahs, you will really struggle in a 2-door hatchback like we had. Overall, we enjoyed it. The staff was helpful. The food at the Boma Restaurant was pretty good. If you're staying in the Johannesburg/Pretoria area and want to see some wild animals, you should check out the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Fabulous! My fiancée (now wife) booked the honeymoon package at Elephant Hide in Knysna. First of all, let's put aside the fact that Knysna is gorgeous and completely worth your while. There's plenty to see and do. It's one of the rare places that I actually want to visit again. Let me just say that Elephant Hide is unbelievably fantastic. The people (Ryan, Mandy, Fish, and Eliot) are all very nice, helpful, and accommodating. The room was extremely comfortable. The view of the lagoon from our bedroom, bathroom, AND shower room was outstanding. The breakfast was delicious. And the location is very convenient while also being very quiet. Oh, and I'm told that the package price was pretty good, too. I would definitely recommend Elephant Hide to anyone. I'd also stay there again, myself.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great pizza from a brick oven.
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A great place to learn about snakes and other creepy crawlies. James, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and made it a fun and enjoyable experience. He even convinced my wife (who doesn't like snakes) to hold a Burmese python!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great burger and grilled tiger prawns. Superb view from every table.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Nice place. Not fancy, just right.
Appeal: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago