Denis, Gilleron & Tommasi (2002) Text... →
Everybody writes legacy code.– Refactoring yourself out of business
[S]ource code is often too specific […] Source code...– Linux Hater’s Blog: Feel the source
But equal pay is by no means just a women’s issue - it’s a family...– Obama
Candid Camera: Paparazzi Desperate For Photos Of... →
“My dream would be a picture of them decorating their bedrooms or having a pajama party, and Gary Morgan from Splash says: “We’ll see how it goes after a few months. It’s not like we don’t know where he lives. You can’t keep people cooped up there forever.”
Little Black Girls: So "Trendy" Right Now →
“We have gotten several calls for lookalikes.” Meaning: Girls who look like Sasha and Malia Obama.
How to Sell More Software by Adding 12 Characters... →
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[0901.4180] Google distance between words →
Cilibrasi and Vitanyi have demonstrated that it is possible to extract the meaning of words from the world-wide web. To achieve this, they rely on the number of webpages that are found through a Google search containing a given word and they associate the page count to the probability that the word appears on a webpage. Thus, conditional probabilities allow them to correlate one word with...
It’s because we’re out of ideas. We built houses; now most houses...– apenwarr
Saddlebacking: sad•dle•back•ing \ˈsa-dəl-ˈba-kiŋ\ vb [fr. Saddleback Church] (2009): the phenomenon of Christian teens engaging in unprotected anal sex in order to preserve their virginities
We’re so quick to ridicule and regulate lust, probably because the forces...– Daniel Bergner, “The Other Side of Desire,” sex | Salon Books
PETA Super Bowl Spot Banned By NBC →
PETA: still doing it wrong
I hammer home with my students, “Arousal is not consent.– M. Chivers, psychologist
The Pathetic White Women of Grey’s Anatomy →
Another version of the helpless white woman that needs the wisdom/strength of her minority counterparts. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) has always been one step from pathetic. She holds the story together, but she is no pillar of strength. Izzie (Katherine Heigl) has gone over the deep end this season appearing in a bad version of the “I See My Dead Husband” Sally Field, Jeff Bridges and James Caan...
[W]hen they say “You’re not fat,” what they really mean is...– Kate Harding on the word “fat”
And that therefore men who want their wives to be into more often should be...– Women want less condescending articles about what we want
Richer, Poorer: Divorce Makes Men More Moneyed →
“This is not so much a gender thing as a parent thing,” said Jenkins. “The key differences are not between men and women but between fathers and mothers.” Fathers’ fare even better than childless men, with their incomes increasing by more than a third post-divorce, even though they should have the added burden of child support payments. But the survey found that...
WTH? Malia and Sasha Dolls →
Re: commodification of Obama. I was clearly wrong, the money is in the children. Like many people pointed out, they don’t even look like them.
Approximate string-matching algorithms, part 1 →
How Our Tech Savvy President Could Really Save Us... →
(via dixiecupua) And I quote: You can hear lobbyists from companies like Microsoft flocking on D.C. already to try and stop this[..] Supporting a growing industry like this is something synonymous with economic stimulus
The ACLU has a petition to thank Obama for suspending the show trials. (Goddamn,...– Credit is due! - Thoreau (via llimllib)
C++ Exceptions vs. error returns, quantified →
Terminal Emulator 256 Color Support →
Sociological Images » ADVERTISING WITH OBAMA →
Are we witnessing the commodification of Obama?
Nothing’s dead in hip-hop when every cool DJ and electronic freaky-freak...– Brandon Soderberg on the P&J top 20 (2008)
There is a part of me that finds the thought of a cardboard cut-out of a man, a...– Chelsea: power, sex and money; or to tango with The Vampire
PETA asks Spearfish High School officials to... →
PETA: still making animal rights activist like holier-than-thou assholes
We present a method of computing with matrices over very small finite fields of...– [0901.1413] Bitslicing and the Method of Four Russians Over Larger Finite Fields [T Boothby, R. Bradshaw]
The definitive review of Kanye's 808s & Heartbreak
This is the most thorough review of Kanye’s new album “808s and Heartbreak” that I’ve seen. Say you will Welcome t oheartbreak Heartless Amazing Love lockdown Paranoid Robocop Street lights Bad news See you in my nightmares Coldest winter
The best advice I’ve seen when people ask “How do I validate whether...– Ben Finney: Don’t use regular expressions to “validate” email addresses
Peppered throughout [Vol 3] however, are lines like “we keep it from the kids...– No Trivia: What “Street Niggas” Really Listen To…
It is interesting to note that so much of the glorification of the criminal life...– No Trivia: What “Street Niggas” Really Listen To…
"Convergent extension by intercalation without... →
Product of the summer 2007 REU I was assisting with (mainly Matlab): We construct and implement a stochastic model of convergent extension, using a minimal set of assumptions on cell behavior.
Libertarianism Attempts To Divide By Zero →
Best title ever.
Israel isn’t really sure if the new administration is going to allow them...– Jon Stewart on Israel’s war against Hamas
Seamless sequence output in Python 3.0 →
I like the idea of aliasing " ".join to concat . I use this a lot
Poplicks.com: TEEN PREGNANCY RATES UP →
liberal families tend to be more middle class and tend to teach their kids that teenage pregnancy comes with a heavy price in terms of holding people back from pursuing college or careers. In contrast, in socially conservative families closer lower down the class ladder, the actual impact of pregnancy may not be as severe since these are teens whose future prospects would have been limited by...
New study debunks zombie meme about black voters... →
Queering Black Politics: Reconsidering the Black... →
The best argument so far for allowing gay marriage. The link between “non-traditional” famillies and gay partnerships: The fact of the matter is, through policy, the nation-state systematically discriminates against single-mother households and other queer domesticities that are not husband-wife-child. Privileges denied to non-traditional gays are also denied to...
The War Nerd: Hamas Ain’t No Hezbollah →
That’s what’s happened to Hamas. They’re trying to be Hezbollah South, woofing at the Israelis, shooting off those stupid backyard cherrybomb rockets that couldn’t hit the ground if gravity didn’t help out…and meanwhile the IDF is in a very bad mood, embarrassed about losing to Hezbollah, bummed about Bush leaving office, and getting poked in the ass nonstop by hardcore settler types wanting...
Why is it every time a black man in this country gets too good at something,...– Tracy Morgan, (lifted from PopLicks)
Women are teachable, cooperative and patient →
Detailed description (1950s?) of how to treat women like HUMANS in the work place.
DTrace in new FreeBSD →
First it was ZFS now DTrace. FreeBSD is transforming into a nicer Solaris: familliar commands + cutting-edge technology
here it is nearly thirty years into my programming career and I’m still...– T Bray
The slow descent of Playboy into irrelevance →
A scattering of well-respected female writers in Playboy’s pages doesn’t change the larger issue here. In fact, it reinforces the idea that there’s a gulf between sexually attractive women and intelligent women. I’ve always been impressed by how images of the Playboy mansion have a clean divide between the women that are there as actual guests, and who keep their clothes on and engage in...
Do Manga Characters Look "White"? →
A key concept in semiotics is that of “markedness” and “unmarkedness,” elaborated by linguist Roman Jakobson in the 1930s. An “unmarked” category is one that is taken for granted, that is so obvious to both speaker and listener it needs no marking. A “marked” category, by contrast, is one that is seen as deviating from the norm, and therefore requires marking. Well-known examples in English are...
Patch Review vs Paper Review →