Larry Wall Unveils Perl 6.0.0 - Slashdot http://t.co/wYV1FczW5h Perl 6 was first announced in 2000. 15 years ago.— sal denaro (@sdenaro) October 7, 2015
Why CNN is awful: part 2.
Do you want CNN news sent to your feature phone on Cingular or NexTel? Well CNN has you covered. Dust off your Nokia and launch the WAP browser.
This page dates from 2005. Still up.
Why CNN is awful: part 1.
Do you want a news alert about Saddam Hussein pushed to your Palm PDA via AvantGo? When CNN has a page for that. The page is still up and dated 2007.
One tell that you're dealing with a douchebag: nostalgia for older, grittier NYC matched with dismissal of gentrification complaints.— sal denaro (@sdenaro) October 4, 2015
What would an observant time traveler eat?
John Boehner is Margaret Dumont to Tea Party's Marx brothers.— sal denaro (@sdenaro) September 26, 2015
Apparently, the Pope exorcised Boehner from the house. By the power of Christ go back to the tanning bed from which you came.— sal denaro (@sdenaro) September 25, 2015
Yogi Berra. The most quoted American since Mark Twain.— sal denaro (@sdenaro) September 23, 2015
even as late as the nineteen-twenties, Italians and Italian-Americans were often considered “other” by much of the rest of the country. In fact, many people subscribed to what criminologists call the alien conspiracy theory of organized crime—the idea, as Finckenauer puts it, that “Southern Italians came to us with evil intent to create criminal enterprise on our shores.” (Today, Donald Trump advances a similar theory about immigrants from south of the border.)
Worth a read.
An apparent lull in the recent rate of global warming that has been widely accepted as fact is actually an artifact arising from faulty statistical methods, Stanford scientists say.
“By using both datasets, nobody can claim that we made up a new statistical technique in order to get a certain result,” said Rajaratnam, who is also a fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
You could use a billion data sets and the climate change denial machine would still ignore the findings and claim it’s a hoax.
Trump isn’t a problem for Republicans; he’s a symptom of the problems Republicans have.
Trump v Voodoo.
In the right wing media bubble, there is no consequence for being wrong about an outlandish conspiracy theory. You just shake the etch-a-sketch and start drawing your next conspiracy theory diagram.
if you could preserve only one single sentence, I would push for: ‘The natural world is not governed by whimsical gods, but is essentially mechanical and can therefore be understood and then predicted by people, using careful observation, experimentation, and measurement, and importantly by testing your explanations to try to refute them.’ It’s this reiterative process of refinement that sets science apart from any other system for explaining how the world works.
That’s a pretty good one sentence description of the scientific method,
People concerned Syrian refugees will be Islamist militants should visit Miami and ask Cuba community about Castro and communism.— sal denaro (@sdenaro) September 17, 2015
In this climate, women made great spies precisely because of the way 19th-century society underestimated them. During the Civil War, they “were able to take society’s ideas about the weakness of womanhood and brilliantly exploit them,” Abbott says. “Women were always supposed to be the victims of war, not the perpetrators. One of my favorite quotes in the book is from a Lincoln official, who was completely flummoxed when he said, ‘What are we going to do with these fashionable women spies?’ The idea that women are not only capable of treasonous activity, but they are also capable of executing it more deftly than men was something that had never occurred to these men.
After 150 years, America is still haunted by the ghosts of its Civil War, whose story has been romanticized for so long it’s hard to keep …
Something to keep in mind when reading articles about women in spec-ops units. If only we had an enemy that underestimated women to the point where women would walk around hidden in plain sight.
I expect the iPhone 8 to come in 512Gb, 256Gb and 16Gb versions. The iPhone 9 will come in 1Tb 512Gb and 16Gb versions.— sal denaro (@sdenaro) September 14, 2015
Development is happening quickly, though not as quickly as megacities grew in China. Of 50 economic zones planned nine years ago, only six have been built. Developers are struggling to adapt to the differences in various African cultures and differences in governance. “I think from Chinese point of view, the biggest danger is corruption in African countries,” says Hulshof. “But another problem they will run into is democracy … which makes it more difficult to develop in the top-down way that Chinese companies are used to. If people own land, you can’t just kick them out.”
A photo investigation of the Chinese-sponsored apartments, highways, factoriesand even entire citiesthat are sprouting up in Africa at an astounding…
Worth a read.
You see in Bush’s conduct and Cornyn’s tweet a persistent unwillingness to recognize the existence of disparate forces in the world. Al-Qaeda merges alternately with Saddam Hussein or the regime in Iran in a hazy muddle of “Muslims behaving badly.” It’s a deeply flawed analysis of the world and it’s one of the main reasons it took so long for bin Laden to be brought to justice.
One tell that you're dealing with a douchebag : Simultaneous demands for respect and complaints about political correctness when they insult— sal denaro (@sdenaro) September 13, 2015
This is sad. National Geographic has been an amazing conduit for getting science news into the hands of the public for over a century. It will turn into another hollow shell that makes money for news corp.
The explanation seems to be GOP positions are not popular with the GOP. I’d like to see the exact same thing done with Trump’s positions and Hillary’s positions on likely democratic voters.
all indications are that Mr. Bush’s attacks on Mr. Trump are falling flat, because the Republican base doesn’t actually share the Republican establishment’s economic delusions.
When Trump came out for raising income taxes on the rich, like him for saving social security and for increased spending on domestic infrastructure I was sure that he was going to lose his Tea Party base. But he didn’t. Krugman’s explanation actually makes some sense.