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A no-tipping policy has already been adopted by a small number of restaurants, with others taking a wait-and-see attitude.
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"With further mandated wage increases scheduled, Mr. Paronyan said the restaurant does need to be prepared. He is researching a hybrid model, where guests might be charged a mandatory 10 percent service charge and then encouraged to add a 5 percent to 10 percent gratuity."

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"We need to say that women have sex, have abortions, are at peace with the decision and move on with their lives. We need to say that is their right, and, moreover, it’s good for everyone that they have this right: The whole society benefits when motherhood is voluntary. When we gloss over these truths we unintentionally promote the very stigma we’re trying to combat. What, you didn’t agonize? You forgot your pill? You just didn’t want to have a baby now? You should be ashamed of yourself."
It’s time for everyone who has benefited from the right to have an abortion to speak up, without stigma.
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Even as the group has publicly celebrated its work, insider accounts detail a string of failures
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+Viet-Trung Luu Well that's interesting - they also failed to provide info for a match I requested one year.  It seems like the kind of thing which should be pretty trivial to handle, and which they almost certainly must handle thousands or tens of thousands of times per year.
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Health care and its incentives are super complicated. I found this article very interesting.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/11/overkill-atul-gawande/
Millions of Americans get tests, drugs, and operations that won’t make them better, may cause harm, and cost billions. Credit Illustration by Anna Parini
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Dog's are often called “man's best friend,” but what about babies? When Chicago mother Ivette Ivens, 25, saw a French bulldog puppy that was born on the same day as her baby son Dilan, she knew it was a sign. “I saw Farley's birth date and just knew it's meant to be,” she told the Daily Mail.
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When Dan Price announced he was setting a minimum salary of $70,000 for his 120 employees, he didn’t foresee the turmoil it would cause for his business.
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I lost track of this amidst all the other awesomeness last week.

http://transequality.org/blog/win-agency-bans-health-care-exclusions-for-federal-workers
Today, the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued a Carrier Letter to their health plans banning blanket exclusions for transition-related care. The news is the culmination of advocacy by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and others since 2009 pressing OPM to recognize that Federal Health Benefits Plans that maintain blanket exclusions of transition-related care is a form of employment discrimination and must be eliminat...
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TIL what causes bus bunching.

http://setosa.io/bus/
Created by Lewis Lehe (of Setosa and UC Berkeley Trans. Eng.) with design and art by Dennys Hess. Thanks to Ian Johnson for good advice. Tools: d3, Angular Material, Coffeescript, Browserify, Gulp and Five-Hour Energy Drink.
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'nother solution: Set realistic schedules that factor in expected delays. Also get rid of drivers who don't start their routes on time. Lots of non-SF cities have figured this out.
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PSA: Linking against platform libraries not in the NDK could break your app

Android is moving from OpenSSL to BoringSSL in the AOSP (https://goo.gl/BZOaBc).  If your app links against platform libraries (such as libcrypto.so) that aren’t in the Android NDK, it’ll likely break in a future platform release.

The move to BoringSSL will increase the consistency amongst Android, Chrome, and other products.  To find out more about BoringSSL and its motivations, see Adam Langley’s blog post (https://goo.gl/pFyZVI).  For most developers this should be an invisible change.  However some apps mistakenly link against the platform libcrypto.so or libssl.so, which isn’t part of the Android NDK API.  If you’re using the Android NDK in your app, you must not link against any library that isn’t part of the Android NDK API.  These libraries are not public API, and may change or break without notice across releases and devices. In addition, you may expose yourself to security vulnerabilities. Instead, you should modify your native code to call the Java cryptography APIs via JNI or to statically link against a cryptography library of your choice.

#AndroidDev   #BoringSSL  
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This is not the William Chan you're looking for. --Obi-Wan Kenobi

This William Chan works on the Chromium browser, primarily on its network stack and core APIs. He spends all day doing code reviews and answering emails asking why he hasn't done people's code reviews yet, the answer to which usually is that he's busy conducting quality control checks on the chrome-sf bar. He is very anal about APIs and strongly believes the bike shed should be pink.
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The view from the top is amazing! One of those hidden SF gems.
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