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Trying to buy a Nexus 4, but shopping cart is buggy. All I get is: "Oops, we had a problem with your request. Please try again." Wow.
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Buy the iPhone instead
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Does anyone have experience with datakind.org? Seems like an interesting way to learn data science skills while doing something useful.
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Whether or not marijuana is legal has little bearing on my life, but I do want to see an end to the pointless and destructive war on drugs.
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AOL up 45% today -- another reminder that it's hard to pick stocks.
Get detailed financial information on AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL) including real-time stock quotes, historical charts & financial news, all for free!
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Maria Klawe is awesome -- it's hard to make headway on messy issues like gender inequality in CS, but she does it with aplomb (and w/o resorting to divisive identity politics). I had dinner with her once when she was a dean at UBC and it was clear she was going places.

I love the anecdote that she recently learned how to skateboard. Also the "second-body problem" inversion with her husband Nick [who taught me how Turing machines work back in 1999].
Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College in California, has helped reverse the vexing trend toward fewer women in computer science, and others are following.
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Amazing -- a KickStarter project to raise money to build an "old-fashioned graphic adventure game." Looks like I'm too late to pledge me $15, hopefully I'll still be able to purchase.

(I'm not a gamer but I did go on a serious adventure game binge in my awkward teenage years.)
An adventure game from Tim Schafer, Double Fine, and YOU!
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I want to buy a Nexus 4. Is it hopeless?
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Yup. I'm in the same boat, but it's just not going to happen before Christmas :(
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Password security is important. QED
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Michael Lewis gets it, with a great address on the role of luck in success.
"Don't Eat Fortune's Cookie" Michael Lewis June 3, 2012 — As Prepared. (NOTE: The video of Lewis' speech as delivered is available on the Princeton YouTube channel.) Thank you. P...
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From Scott Adams:

If you want an average successful life, it doesn’t take much planning. Just stay out of trouble, go to school, and apply for jobs you might like. But if you want something extraordinary, you have two paths:

1. Become the best at one specific thing.
2. Become very good (top 25%) at two or more things.
Last night I met a script supervisor. She works with directors to make sure a movie has the right continuity, and one scene fits the next. It’s a fascinating job, hobnobbing with top directors, writer...
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Canada deprecates the penny!

Would be nice for this to happen in the US, but of course the penny is a symbol of freedom and protected by the constitution, so that'll never happen.
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Reading Daniel Kahneman's new book "Thinking, Fast and Slow" (on the recommendation of Michael Lewis). I think it's great, but I also think that behavioral economics in general is supremely fascinating.
Having charted Billy Beane’s sports-management breakthrough in the best-selling Moneyball, Michael Lewis turns his attention to the man who made Beane’s triumph possible, Israeli psychologist D...
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"I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong ... but time and chance happeneth to them all."
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