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This site uses a fair bidding system to determine room prices. I've been using basically the exact same bidding process to determine room prices in my last 6 renting years (in a 3 bedroom) and I love it. This is an area where economists have a lot of insight!
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Looks like Americans are swinging back towards SUVs and away from hybrids. Economics!
I say downwards: With bargain gasoline prices putting more money in the pockets of Americans, owners of hybrids and electric vehicles are defecting to sport utility vehicles and other conventional models powered only by gasoline, according to Edmunds.com, an auto […]
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Pretty solid quora answer to "How does one become a great coder?". I could boil it down to to things:

1. Time performing focused practice.
2. Feedback.

But those are the two things required to be great at anything.
I disagree with the consensus that you just need practice to become a great programmer. That goes without saying. That's like asking "how do I become a world...
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Baltimore schools are not underfunded. The root causes lie elsewhere.
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Looks like early adopters will buy the thing to feel good, but the economics aren't quite there yet. Good news: They will be.
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Elon Musk announced Tesla's home / business battery today. tl;dr: It'll get enthusiastic early adopters to buy. The economics are almost there to make it cost effective for a wide market. And within just a few years, it almost certainly will be cheap enough to be cost effective for a broad ...
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I think he's missing an opportunity by not including the RV community. There are a LOT of people in that group that use solar and are able and willing to spend a lot of money on their rigs. If you include cabin cruisers, sailboats etc. you've got a big group of people who a already off the grid and are often quite tech savvy. It seems like a natural audience for what he's preaching.
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I recommend The Mellow Heuristic:
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The Mellow Heuristic is a rule of thumb for adjudicating intellectual disputes when directly relevant information is scarce.  The rule has two steps.  

Step 1: Look at how emotional each side is.  

Step 2: Assume the less emotional side is right and the more emotional side is wrong.
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This is the best typing game I've ever played. I love their algorithmic approach.
 
Gotta get the shorter people in the house on this typing game.
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Great! I had a session and it reports some improvement!

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This makes me want to see the movie more. As a heuristic, whatever "men's rights" activists hate is probably something I will/should like/support.
ideonexus writes: Aaron Clarey, author of the blog Return of Kings and prominent figure in the Men's Rights Movement, is calling for a boycott of George Miller's new edition to the Mad Max franchise "Mad Max: Fury Road," calling the film a "Trojan Horse feminists and Hollywood leftists will use to (...
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Time spent reading is really the only that matters for a kids future test scores. Takeaway: Reading is fundamental!

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As a Bayesian, I gave little weight to the "hard-to-read font reduces simple mistakes" result popularized by Thinking, Fast and Slow. Now, I'm reducing that weight to zero.
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Hashicorp keeps building (and open-sourcing) all of the tools that we've had to cobble together internally. This is their shiny new solution for secret mangement.
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Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. We were buying bandaids in the convenience store and they offered to give us some for free instead. A small thing, but generally indicative of their helpfulness. I also definitely recommend a room with access to the concierge suite if you're going to be there during the week. Solid breakfast in the morning and desserts plus drinks in the evening.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Great food with good prices and quick, friendly service. Right off the highway (google maps was wrong). Went there for breakfast with group of five. Seated right away and served quickly. Standard breakfast menu fare with some twila's-themed special items. Food arrived very quickly and was universally good. We had twila's omelette (great usage of sweet peppers), french toast, cinimon toast, hash browns (crispy and very good), scrambled eggs. bacon (crispy, good), and toast. All food was good, service was great, prices were great. Plan on stopping here again.
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Public - 4 years ago
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Service was friendly, but incredibly slow. Went for lunch with a group of 5 at 11 with 3 other tables in the place. Hamburger and tuna melt took 15 minutes with a turkey sandwich and philly cheese steak taking 20 after that (first two were basically finished). Waited 15 after that and they forgot about the omelette (with 15 customers in the whole place). Home fries were bland. Philly cheese steak was ok. Tuna melt was good. Burger wasn't quite as good as wendys. omelette was good. Prices were high for the quality ($6 for turkey lunch meat sandwich with no cheese) Keep driving if you're on the highway, otherwise bring a book and get the tuna melt.
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