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Roberto Benitez
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#CONAN Mono: It actually rained in Los Angeles this morning. In response to the rain, Apple’s CEO said, “See - all clouds occasionally leak!” More @ http://teamcoco.com/jokes
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A growing movement argues that killing pi would make mathematics simpler, easier and even more beautiful
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+Faizan Khan There are many Numberphile videos that I think are well done. That's not one of them. Whoever was keeping score was clearly biased for pi.
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"BBC News - Mathematics: Why the brain sees maths as beauty" http://feedly.com/k/MgOApa
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This, exactly! I remember the times of euphoria when solving mathematical problems...I compared it with sex.
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O.K. I will not contest your numbers, but, if you want diversity, join an open source project and quit your belly aching.


"Open Source Is Way Whiter And Maler Than Proprietary Software" http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/readwriteweb/~3/RTLsn2NLIY0/open-source-diversity
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+Christopher J. Volny I was careful to avoid any implication of "consciousness" in my post. Again, I'm open to the possibility that we white folk are behind all the world's problems, but I think there are other more likely avenues that haven't been pursued yet. I'd like for those to be checked out before we jump to the 'dastardly white folks' conclusion. You mentioned emergent behaviors--maybe other groups have emergent behaviors that are contributing to this problem?

And I really hope you aren't attributing my disbelief to white-guilt... Can I please express my questions about these sorts of (seemingly) foregone conclusions without having my integrity questioned?
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A brief post on creating javadoc and sources jar files
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The number 9 is kind of amazing. How amazing? Keep on reading for the exciting conclusion to Math Dude's story about the magical number 9 ;
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No idea.  I looked for it when I noted the dead link, but did not find it.  Well, I did not look very hard :-|
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Happy (belated) perfect day.

The Most Mathematically Perfect Day of the Year http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post/the-most-mathematically-perfect-day-of-the-year/
Whether you write it 6/28 or 28/6, today is a perfect day. A perfect number is a number that is the sum of its factors besides ...
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+Luke Sciarappa apparently so--that was the first of heard of it; glad to learn something everyday. Perhaps I will play Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day' on a loop today.
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Johannes Kepler, one of the world's great mathematicians, decided to marry in 1611. He made a list of 11 women to interview, and he wanted, of course, to choose the best. Here's the formula.
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What is this? I find this very offensive.
 
C+= Programming language for feminists:
private == privileged
printf(); == yell();
class Foo{}; == social_construct Foo{};
‪#‎include‬ == ‪#‎consider‬
break; == leave;
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Thank you for not remaining silent +Roberto Benitez - My comments were also in reference to the industry/ community as a whole, not just this tag. I really appreciate you bringing my attention to this issue and I will be taking this particular code example and the issue as a whole across to my Women in Media & IT discussion community. I can't stand arguing on forums where people just want to oppose your view, even when your view is simply a common-sense, humanist one. Thank you for your comments, they have restored a bit of my faith in the community. Cheers.
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A brief post on creating javadoc and sources jar files
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Taking +Darren Bell 's comment further, why not use a tool like Gradle?  Gradle is Maven-spec compatible (you can even generate pom's with it's Maven plugin), simple to use, and extremely extensible.

Ant is quite ant-iquated (nyuk nyuk) at this point, and there's plenty of ways to generate artifacts these days that are much simpler and definitely more manageable.
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Carbon based bi-ped
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I can hold my breath for 30 seconds
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  • University of Detroit Mercy
    Computer Science, 1997 - 2001
  • Klein Forest High School
    1994 - 1997
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