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Ur-boomer that he is, scarcely a sentence Trump utters could not be categorized as a compensatory boast and placed in one of four bins: I inherited nothing; _I am a pure product of my own high aptitude;_ I am a warrior; and somewhat less obviously, though most consequentially, _Together, at last, we will make a single generation._ The first three are delivered with the usual belligerence of a man who believes the opposite of what he says. The final boast, however, is the most revealing. In addressing the white working class as would-be savior, Trump, chief beneficiary of boomer privilege, will make good to the victims of that privilege, to those Americans who have fought in our wars only to watch as their economic self-respect ships off to China. In Trump, we find all the false selves of a generation wrapped into one awful summa. His candidacy is a monstrous act of pseudo-healing, beneath which lies one man’s quest for a personal authenticity he can never, and will never, achieve.
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It turns out the knack for selling “luxury” to people with no concept of value is the same as the one for selling “liberty” to people with no instinct ...
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This is a nice writeup:

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In other words, they haven’t fixed the problem. It went away on its own.

Henry Kolesar, Group Manager, Vehicle Maintenance Engineer at BART’s Hayward repair facility, gave Streetsblog a tour and showed us the parts that are causing the problems. Kolesar also endeavored to explain exactly what’s going on with the electrical engineering (and we think we get it).
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After swapping out the generation of train cars most prone to damage (our “C” cars) to help establish regular service again, the spikes in voltage along the track have gone away. So we have since moved the C cars back to add more cars to the line, and the problem has not reoccurred.
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A hundred years after his birth, Claude Shannon’s fingerprints are on every electronic device we own. Credit Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt / The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty
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[I]t’s not really fair to describe Zhang Jiren as a censor. It’s true that he makes my books politically acceptable to the Chinese authorities, but censorship is only one of his duties. Zhang directs the nonfiction division at Shanghai Translation, where he also has to find translators, edit manuscripts, gauge political risks, and handle publicity. He’s thirty-seven years old but looks younger, a thin man with buzz-cut hair and owlish glasses. His background is in philosophy, and he wrote a master’s thesis on Herbert Marcuse, the neo-Marxist thinker. Once, Zhang told me that he had studied Marcuse because his ideas are “a powerful tool for Chinese to resist the long-term propaganda campaigns.”
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One reader said that the Chinese people adapt to censorship “in clever ways.” Credit Illusration by Javier Jaén
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Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). BTC 1FhCLQK2ZXtCUQDtG98p6fVH7S6mxAsEey ...
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Talia Jane wasn’t any naive Millennial when she outed Yelp for its low pay and triggered raises. If you’d had her bizarr…
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Wow. I can't believe the vitriol people dumped on her. How did so many people become so full of hate, and lacking in compassion? 
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4.6) When they're subject to code review by people who will get woken up by this, even the most gung-ho ops type will think before doing. Matthias Rampke. 17h17 hours ago. Matthias Rampke @matthiasr. 4.7) Yes, do go full DevOps. Dev and Ops are one. There is no Dev. There is no Ops. Only people ...
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Speaking for myself, I explicitly look at "communications" as a specific skill/growth-path on the engineering ladder, and nurture it. The water cooler breaks of yore did serve a valuable function - and I try to make sure that we have people who do the same...
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From the comments: "In my fields of interest, non-ferrous metal thieves are held in a similar level of contempt. Sometimes they try to steal wires that are still energized, and the bastards find out that Ohm's law is more rigidly enforced than the state Penal Code."
San Francisco native Ramon Solis was working out with his class at Quantum Martial Arts on 20th Street and Mission on Wednesday night when he heard a loud grinding sound coming from the street. “I am deaf in one ear but I still heard an angle grinder. It was 7 pm so it was too late to be a ...
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Kaimu scowled and said: Foolish boy, you are the ears, and the eyes, and the hands—one pair each of uncounted millions. You and I labor day after day, year after year, building and debugging little bits of code—on platforms that are _themselves_ made of code—until the code we create is wired to the code created by our fellows, and our temple’s code speaks to the code of a hundred other temples—sometimes directly, sometimes subtly, through eyes that move minds that move mouths that move ears that move other minds to move other hands to write even _more_ code—and so on and so on, node upon node, link upon link, splayed out in a vast, ethereal nervous system that covers this world and has begun to reach beyond...
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An illustrated collection of (sometimes violent) fables, concerning the Art and Philosophy of software development
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People often underestimate the number of combinations of things. I think there are two main reasons[.]
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The elderly Chinese men and women who gather each morning in Portsmouth Square for their tai chi routines would seem to have little to do with a proposed hotel, office and condo complex a half-mile away at First and Mission streets.

But in compact San Francisco, where high end and low end mingle cheek by jowl, the shadows that the proposed 2 million-square-foot Oceanwide Center at 50 First St. would cast on two Chinatown open spaces have emerged as the biggest political hurdle to the approval of what would probably be downtown San Francisco’s last mega-project.
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The elderly Chinese men and women who gather each morning in Portsmouth Square for their tai chi routines would seem to have little to do with a proposed hotel, office and condo complex a half-mile away at First and Mission streets. Designed by British Pritzker Prize-winning architect Norman Foster, Oceanwide Center would include a 905-foot skyscraper with more than 1 million square feet of office space and 19 floors of condominiums. For booste...
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Click to enlarge When compulsory surveillance ear grafts were introduced in 1975, many Scarfolk citizens resorted to non-verbal forms of interpersonal communication to avoid the attention of government eavesdroppers. This ...
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