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Ex-news hack, now a diplomat
Ex-news hack, now a diplomat

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NYTimes: When Judges Don’t Know Everything
http://nyti.ms/16M8VLS

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>  welcome to the world of software, where, doubtless, the people making the requirements decisions were not experienced in understanding the costs in terms of time and resources. 

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"A NEW WAY OF SEEING SPREADSHEETS"

> Slate visualises the structure of a spreadsheet. It lets you understand the sheet and find mistakes in a really quick, simple and intuitive way.

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> New software can use the graphics processors found on everyday computers to process torrents of data more quickly than is normally possible, opening up new ways to visually explore everything from Twitter posts to political donations.

> Known as MapD, or massively parallel database, the new technology achieves big speed gains by storing the data in the onboard memory of graphics processing units (GPUs) instead of in central processing units (CPUs), as is conventional. Using a single high-performance GPU card can make data processing up to 70 times faster.

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Seed money from the founder of Craigslist.

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A third woman files a complaint alleging sexual harassment by a Kentucky legislator.

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A scoop from my new employer ...

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"Nowadays, reporters drink white wine and eat salads. They go to their rooms, transcribe their notes and go to the gym. We never did that."

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