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Richard Rothstein, who studies residential segregation in America, concludes: "Federal, state and local governments purposely created racial boundaries in these cities."
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James Baker was pedaling to work along a slick, snow-covered road in Frederick County, Md., when a traffic light changed abruptly. He braked and skidded to the ground, unhurt but making a mess of his clothes before a long day of work and school. He was on his bicycle that snowy morning last ...
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THE store camera tells a harrowing tale. John Crawford was standing in a Walmart in Ohio holding an air rifle—a toy he had picked off a shelf and was presumably...
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March 29 was the last night Delilah Soto slept on the street. She’s a recovering heroin addict who’s been living in a tent in San Francisco’s Mission
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Useful tidbit that what really matters for compressing web data for mobile is the images. You can get almost all of the benefit focusing just on recoding images.

Nice to know, because proxies that try to do heavy optimization of Javascript, CSS, or HTML easily can break things (especially since websites often have major errors in their hacked together code, but still just happens to work okay until you mess with them). This paper says, in essence, don't bother with that harder problem, just focus on the images.

Link below is to a quick summary, and here is a direct link to the full Google Flywheel paper:

http://static.googleusercontent.com/media/research.google.com/en/us/pubs/archive/43447.pdf

From the paper: "The majority of data reduction benefit comes from transcoding images to WebP, which reduces the size of images by 66% on average. Much of the remaining data reduction benefits come from GZipping uncompressed responses, with larger benefits for CSS and JavaScript due to syntactic minification."
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A wife bonus, I was told, might be hammered out in a pre-nup or post-nup, and distributed on the basis of not only how well her husband’s fund had done but her own performance — how well she managed the home budget, whether the kids got into a “good” school — the same way their husbands were rewarded at investment banks.
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How do I share a web page I'm reading (on desktop Chrome, and also on Android) to a Collection?  I know I can copy the URL, go to Google+, navigate to the Collection, and paste it in the box, but I'm looking for something more convenient, a la the extension and app which let you share normal posts to G+.
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Discovered the answer right after posting this—you can simply choose to use the normal share dialogs but choose a Collection rather than a Circle as who you're sharing to.
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Computer Science PhD student studying distributed database systems.
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