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"After sometime?" When's that?
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Probably safest to assume that they mean 1-10ms and click reload as fast as you can until it works. :-P
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Today, my work machine, which is a Dell running Windows, decided to do a long upgrade without asking first. Meanwhile, my Mac at home asked if I wanted to install updates, and when I said yes, it didn't do anything. Glad to see that's all going just as the designers intended. 
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An experience I had today as a reporter is prompting me to remind everyone that almost all court proceedings are open to the public, and for good reason: taxpayers help fund the courts, and the process of justice in both civil and criminal matters is meant to be public. You can pretty much go into any courtroom hearing at any time and observe what's happening. And I encourage you to do so, if only so you have a better sense of how it works. 
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Possibly my favorite Ortberg so far. 

MONK #1: hey roughly what size are sparrows
MONK #2: mm
it kind of depends
MONK #1: like
AS big as a tree
or not quite as big as a tree?
MONK #2: oh pretty much the same size as a tree
The monks are BACK, and they have a TENUOUS GRASP on how animals work!
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“I have told my story, and thousands of people have heard me,” Pao said in a statement outside the courtroom. “If I’ve helped to level the playing field for women and minorities in venture capital, then the battle was worth it.”
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I've written a little about Anders Breivik, the man who bombed downtown Oslo and then shot dozens of others on nearby Utøya, so I read this piece from last week's New Yorker with much interest. I had a lot of mixed feelings about it; I agree he can be most closely compared to the teen perpetrators of school shootings, who often do what they do so that they can be seen. I agree that difficult childhoods and bizarre political ideologies aren't enough to explain what he did. I don't know if I agree that (intentionally) killing another person necessarily requires the level of distance described by the author of the piece, although when I think about exceptions -- women who kill their abusers, for example -- certainly the abuser has become more or less dehumanized by his dehumanization of the victim by that point. At any rate, the whole thing is worth reading, but I think the author zeroes in on an important point about Breivik and others who commit these kind of "lone wolf" mass killings -- that is, not motivated by gang/terrorist fealty or as part of a military effort: 

"Breivik’s deed, single-handedly killing seventy-seven people, most of them one by one, many of them eye to eye, did not take place in a wartime society, where all norms and rules were lifted and all institutions dissolved; it occurred in a small, harmonious, well-functioning, and prosperous land during peacetime. All norms and rules were annulled in him, a war culture had arisen in him, and he was completely indifferent to human life, and absolutely ruthless.

That is where we should direct our attention, to the collapse within the human being which these actions represent, and which makes them possible. Killing another person requires a tremendous amount of distance, and the space that makes such distance possible has appeared in the midst of our culture. It has appeared among us, and it exists here, now."
Before he massacred seventy-seven people, Anders Behring Breivik said that he was going to make his father proud. Credit Photograph by Daniel Sannum Lauten / AFP Photo / Getty
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Things I wish a find-in-page (or browser window) search could do: search for two terms that would appear near each other in the page, but not necessarily next to each other; search for the next line or section that does NOT include a certain term. 
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Is it possible there's a browser plugin for that?
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The researchers used what Mina called "an unconventional approach" to search for the long-lasting immune system effects. Previous work in macaque monkeys suggested that monkeys with the disease lost white blood cells their bodies had trained to fight off other illnesses, gaining new ones that were primed only to combat measles -- their bodies essentially forgetting how to recognize and neutralize other pathogens and leaving them vulnerable to infection.
Scientists have known for decades that having measles suppresses kids' immune systems for several weeks or months, leaving them ill-equipped to fight off pneumonia, bronchitis, diarrheal diseases and other infections.
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Y Combinator president Sam Altman just sent out a series of tweets on the Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins case that I think are well stated and relevant: 

1) journalists have started asking me what i think about the ellen pao trial. i want to say this before the ruling comes down from the jury:

2) i'm going to refrain from making specific comments about this case because ellen reports to me and i haven't been in the courtroom

3) that said, whatever this jury decides/whatever happens in this specific case, i believe that sexism in tech is a real problem

4) a lot of it subtle/unconscious, and of course there are incompetent women just like there are incompetent men

5) but no one should take one particular case as proof that there is or isn't a problem with sexism in tech

6) instead, i encourage you to listen to women you know that work in tech and form your own impression.  i've formed mine.

7) beyond this, i have no further comment on the case.
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  • Law360.com
    courts reporter, 2012 - present
  • San Francisco Examiner
    reporter, 2006 - 2009
  • San Mateo Daily News
    reporter, 2005 - 2006
  • San Rafael/Terra Linda News Pointer
    editor, 1998 - 2005
  • San Francisco Chronicle
    music critic, 1996 - 1999
  • Addicted to Noise
    associate editor, 1996 - 1999
  • Daily Californian
    copy editor, 1994 - 1996
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Journalist, author, blogger, poet, mom (the order depends on the day).
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I'm a journalist and writer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Mother Jones, Wired, Ars Technica, USA Today, the San Francisco Chronicle, the SF Weekly, the San Francisco Examiner, PopMatters, Addicted to Noise and others. 

I'm also the author of several books, including "The Columbine Effect, "Sacred Sonoma," "Read the Music," and "Beloved" (no, not the Toni Morrison one). I blog at http://backwardmessages.wordpress.com, maintain Sumerland.net and contribute to Undented.com.
Education
  • University of California at Berkeley
    Sociology, 1994 - 1994
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
    Journalism, 1991 - 1994
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