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Catherine Devlin
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For last night's Dayton Dynamic Languages meeting, we basically did a Bible study, and our sacred scripture was +Mike Pirnat's How To Make Mistakes in Python. It went great! Thanks, Mike!
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Came to a Fair Districts Ohio (anti-gerrymandering) informational session in #Dayton, but the room hit legal capacity and I was among the dozens turned away. It's a good problem to have.
Fair Districts = Fair Elections
Fair Districts = Fair Elections
fairdistrictsohio.org
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We've got rovers rolling all over Mars.  The EU is chillin' on a comet.  We're orbiting Ceres and Saturn.  Voyager 1 is interstellar.  Now we're coming up on Pluto.

The Apollo era can quit rubbing our nose in it now.
We're on Pluto's doorstep! Watch our daily briefing previewing our New Horizons spacecraft's #PlutoFly on Tuesday. [video] https://youtu.be/mj9aPD4wvxE #NASABeyond
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Help bring Girl Develop It to Dayton.  Looking for participants, teachers, sponsors, the works!  Spread the word...

http://bit.ly/gdi-dayton-survey
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I need to build a self-contained, offline machine for beginners to study programming (all sorts) on.  Ideas?

It's going to be placed in a halfway house with bored residents and no internet access.  Some of them want to start learning programming when they get out, and I want to give them a headstart.

I'm thinking Enthought Canopy for Python - it's got a built-in tutorial and lots of preinstalled packages.  Is there something analogous for HTML/JS?

Have any of you done something like this before?
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I pledge attention to the state
of the United States of America,
and to its government, for which we are responsible,
one nation,
not a god,
not infallible,
its liberty and justice ours to build.
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Make a cute little test db from your big honking production db.
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Political reform suggestion of the day:

Congressional and legislative districts need to be constantly adjusted as population shifts.  But this results in endless gerrymandering.  People complain about how non-representative the U.S. Senate is, but at least the ruling party can't redraw Delaware's borders to game the system.

So how about permanent districts along traditional boundaries (counties, regions) with floating-point voting strength?  It's not a problem anymore if district #1's rep has 1.22 votes and district #2 only 0.57.  We has computorz now that can help us with that.  
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