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Uber’s disastrous failure in Japan was not caused by local competition, but by a uniquely American strategy that when tried in Japan failed to ...
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Travelers lived through the panic and chaos of a terror attack, only to learn it was an act of mass crowd hysteria.
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The most common question students have about mathematics is “when will I ever use this?” Many math teachers would probably struggle to give…
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Summary: to teach someone to solve hard problem, you need to have them solve hard problems. There's no magic in learning.
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"It's not that we want the police to write tickets for people driving down bike lanes," he says. "We want it so people can't possibly drive down bike lanes, or can't possibly zoom around corners and cut off pedestrians—because it's physically impossible. I want the city to take it much more seriously."
Since the city won't keep bikers safe, a group of San Francisco bikers is taking matters into its own hands, using a very simple tooltraffic cones.
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If we let machines put us out of work, it will be because of a failure of imagination and the will to make a better future!
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Les déconneurs du Monde - Journal d'un avocat
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How not to report on the encryption ‘debate’ - Columbia Journalism Review
Rarely has a public debate been ignited so fast as the one about whether to ban online encryption after the tragic Paris attacks two and a half weeks ago. And rarely has the coverage of such a debate...
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Application of the principle of "learning by doing" to making sense of a large codebase.
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    Software Engineer, 2013 - present
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    Software Engineer - SRE, 2011 - 2013
  • Eugen Systems
    Senior Developper, 2004 - 2011
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    1999 - 2002
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xkcd: Highlighting
xkcd.com

((Today's strip is a single panel with several paragraphs of text, each highlighted in a different way. Whether these are pleasing or not is

What technology should my startup use? - Matt Aimonetti
matt.aimonetti.net

What Technology Should My Startup Use? Over the years many people have asked me the same question: I’m starting this new project, what techn

Schneier on Security: Detaining David Miranda
www.schneier.com

And, to be clear, I didn't mean to say that intimidation wasn't the government's motive. I believe it was, and that it was poorly thought ou

Global Nitrogen: Cycling out of Control
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Like the Earth's water, nitrogen compounds cycle through the air, aquatic systems, and soil. But unlike water, these compounds are being inj

Pour cent BRICs, t'as plus rien
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Que se passe-t-il dans les pays émergents? Depuis la seconde quinzaine d'août, les grands pays émergents voient leur situation se dégrader b

On Syria - Charlie's Diary
www.antipope.org

(Note: My Snowden/sociology piece has spawned a longer essay on the same subject area, in Foreign Policy.) And I'm sorry, but I can't stay a

The Humble Indie Bundle V (pay what you want and help charity)
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Pay whatever you want to get Psychonauts, LIMBO, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Bastion, Braid, Super Meat B

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
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News: January 10, 2013. New Weeeeekly Weinersmith! Discuss this comic in the forum. January 09, 2013. Here's your regular nag that we do ind

Yosemite Hantavirus Outbreak: Death Toll Rises As Travelers Discover Vir...
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Yosemite National Park authorities have doubled the estimate of those likely infected in a recent outbreak of the hantavirus, a deadly pulmo

Kalachakra: A festival of teachings and meditations
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Kalachakra is an ancient ritual that involves a series of prayers, meditations, dances, chants, vows and the construction of a large sand ma

Sinfest
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All contents © copyright 2008 by Tatsuya Ishida/Museworks. No duplication, reproduction, or reprinting of Sinfest strips and/or related char

Joan Robinson’s “Open letter from a Keynesian to a Marxist”
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Joan Robinson's “Open letter from a Keynesian to a Marxist”. By Mike Beggs On July 17, 2011. At the end of my piece in the new Jacobin,

Main Page | Musopen
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There ought to be but one large art warehouse in the world, to which the artist could carry his art-works and from which he could carry away

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Sinfest
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Schneier on Security: Security Awareness Training
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Schneier on Security. A blog covering security and security technology. « The NSA's Cryptolog | Main. March 27, 2013. Security Awareness Tra

Official Google Blog: Ending the year with another clean energy investment
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Ending the year with another clean energy investment. 12/20/2011 03:00:00 AM. We've made a new $94 million investment in a portfolio of

Official Google Blog
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Our updated Privacy Policy takes effect today, March 1. As you use our products one thing will be clear: it's the same Google experience

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Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Good Japanese fast food. Really Japanese looking desserts (neko pan, matcha ice cream, ...). Pretty good quality for the price (cheap).
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Très bonne découverte.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great facilities, excellent teachers. Highly recommended.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Très bonne salle de bloc. Les fondants au chocolat sont aussi excellents !
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
J'avais une douleur au dos du à une chute il y a de nombreuses années qui se réveillait lors de mes entrainements. Après deux séances, cette douleur est complètement guérie. Cela fait trois ans, et malgré une intense pratique sportive, toujours pas de retour de la douleur.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago