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I would rather have good advice than advice that affirms my opinion and makes me feel good. 
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This PyCon marks my first trip to Montreal. So far, in very impressed by the downtown area. I really like urban malls (I live connected to one in Indianapolis) and theirs is a wonderful specimen. Great mix of form and function with a variety of businesses (including a grocery store) and beautiful 4-story open spaces.
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No new suncreen ingredients have been approved since 1999, despite widespread approval in Europe.
> If you want to understand how dysfunctional regulation has become ponder this sentence:
> “This is a very intractable problem. I think, if possible, we are more frustrated than the manufacturers and you all are about this situation,”
> Who said it? Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research!

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We're looking to hire a 4th software engineer here at PolicyStat in Indianapolis, IN. If you know any folks who might be interested, I would really appreciate a reshare or an introduction.

Our application is written in python/Django, and we have enough going on that we're just looking for a great engineer , regardless of preferred focus (front-end, backend, generalist, UX designer, etc).
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In chess, it looks like human/computer teams might still be just a bit better than pure computers. It will be interesting to see how long that lasts.
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I love that Louis CK has so much control over his distribution, now. It let's him do awesome things like personalize his site's password reset messages.
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I'm sure most of you would have seen the sensationalist stories on Phoronix and Slashdot about how the Gnome Foundation is "running out of money" because it "spent 25% of its income" on the Outreach Program for Women, and the inevitable troll backlash blaming the "femi-nazi" agenda, etc, etc.  Well, rather unsurprisingly, the real story is rather different, but as usual the trolls and click-bait websites don't like facts getting in the way of a good story that reinforces their preconceived biases or earns them ad-views.

The Outreach Program for Women is a sponsored internship where participating organisations like KDE or Python or Gnome find sponsors to pay for interns to work on projects as a way to encourage more women to participate in free software, and has been a huge success in doing so.  The Gnome Foundation runs this program for the other organisations, putting all the money through their own accounts, and charges an admin fee to cover their expenses in doing so.  The problem that Gnome has is a classic cash-flow crises that often hits small businesses that try to scale up too big too fast: they needed to pay all the interns before the sponsors had paid the Gnome Foundation their promised money.  As a result the Gnome Foundation dipped into their general funds to pay the interns, leaving them without any cash-in-hand to pay for their other activities.  Once the participating organisations and sponsors pay their promised money then the Gnome Foundation's cash reserves will be restored and they will be able to resume normal activities.

So the real story is that OPW was such a success that it out-grew the Gnome Foundation's ability to run it in an efficient and prudent manner.  I'm sure they will learn some important lessons and restructure the financial and admin side of OPW to keep the accounts separate and to ensure this doesn't happen again, because both the Gnome Foundation and the OPW are valuable contributors to the ongoing success of Free Software and it would be a real shame to lose either of them.

The story is also a healthy reminder that if you value the work done by organisations like the Gnome Foundation or the KDE eV or the EFF, then you should donate to ensure that they can continue that work.  These organisations run on shoe-string budgets and even small donations can make a huge difference.
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“Oh You’re Gonna Shoot Me?” Last Words of Former Valedictorian Shot to Death by Police Officer. Redus was pulled over for allegedly speeding when the situation escalated into the officer firing multiple shots at Redus, killing him on site."

Read more & Video here =--> http://bit.ly/1iQgZR6
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legalized murder :/
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This is too funny. Guy does magic tricks for dogs who all react differently when their treat disappears.
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John Legend and Lindsey Stirling performing All of Me. Lindsey is on tour and will be in San Francisco in May. 
#johnlegend   #lindseystirling  
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