Facebook rewrites PHP runtime →
Facebook has rewritten the PHP runtime from scratch. This coming Tuesday, they will make a big announcement around this project, and will make it available as open source software.
Americans arrested taking children out of Haiti |... →
abbyjean: Haitian police have arrested 10 U.S. citizens caught trying to take 33 children out of the earthquake-stricken country in a suspected illicit adoption scheme, authorities said on Saturday. The five men and five women were in custody in the capital, Port-au-Prince after their arrests on Friday night. Authorities said the Americans had no documents to prove they had cleared the adoption...
U.S. suspends medical evacuations from Haiti |... →
abbyjean: The U.S. military said on Friday it has stopped flying Haitian earthquake victims to the United States for medical attention following concerns by some state governments about who will pay for the treatment. “At this moment in time, yes, the flights have stopped,” said Navy Captain Kevin Aandahl, a spokesman for the U.S. Transportation Command, which manages the military’s medical...
In a turnabout, police are the good guys in... →
Western and Northern desire for ownership of Haitian children directly...– Adoptees of color speak out against international adoption of Haitian children - Feministing (via dixiecupua)
Corporation Murray Hill, Inc. has decided to run for the Maryland’s 8th...– The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: Corporation Throws Hat In Ring For Maryland Congressional Seat | Crooks and Liars (via dixiecupua)
When people enjoy ordering and drinking expensive wines in restaurants, an...– Ordering expensive wine by mistake - Felix Salmon (via llimllib) My favorite wine is sold for $3.99 at Trader Joe’s. I can’t tell you how it good it feels to drink something so cheap and so good
FDL Action » Only 32% Of Americans Know The Senate... →
A new Pew survey should throw cold water on the logic behind the Democrats’ desire to to get bipartisan support for anything. The survey finds that only a thirf of Americans (32%) were actually aware that no Republican senators voted for health care reform (29% thought Republicans in the Senate had voted for the bill, while 39% said they don’t know).
Tinkerer’s Sunset [dive into mark] →
And I know, I know, I know you can “jailbreak” your iPhone, (re)gain root access, and run anything that can motherfucking run. And I have no doubt that someone will figure out how to “jailbreak” the iPad, too. But I don’t want to live in a world where you have to break into your own computer before you can start tinkering. And I certainly don’t want to live in a world where tinkering with your...
Now, I am aware that you will be able to develop your own programs for the iPad,...– Tinkerer’s Sunset [dive into mark]
I Just Remembered Chris Matthews Was White →
abbyjean: I’m put back in the mind of the The Wire, when Slim Charles tells Avon that it really doesn’t matter that our wars are based on a lie. Once we’re fighting, we fight on that lie until the end. I would submit that a significant number of white people in this country, can not stop fighting on the lie. They can’t cop to the fact that they really have no standing to speak on Obama’s...
[Obama’s federal spending freeze]implies that federal discretionary...– pandagon.net - we are the public option
Hacker News | A smart accountant once told me that... →
A smart accountant once told me that the answer to “How much money did you make?” is always, “Who wants to know?” If it’s an investor, the answer is “A lot.” If it’s a customer, the answer is “A little.” If it’s the IRS, the answer is “None.” Same thing here. The answer to “Who is a superstar...
Implementing a Rating-Based Item-to-Item... →
User personalization and profiling is key to many succesful Web sites. Consider that there is considerable free content on the Web, but comparatively few tools to help us organize or mine such content for specific purposes. One solution is to ask users to rate resources so that they can help each other find better content: we call this rating-based collaborative filtering. This paper presents a...
Daniel Lemire, Sean McGrath, Implementing a Rating-Based Item-to-Item. Recommender System in PHP/SQL, Technical Report D-01, January 2005.
Comet with node.js and V8 →
DailyJS: Park your Horse, Code Cowboy:... →
Trail Blazers pregame: Webster to donate to Haiti... →
fuckyeahtrailblazers: Blazers starting small forward will donate $1,000 for every point he scores tonight against the Jazz.
Does anyone know who is giving the (R)epsonse?
The new governor of VA (via awomansplace)
At the end of the presentation one thing stuck with me: No root access. Its not...– chris@localhost » The saddest part of the iPad story: No root Why is this a surprise? When has Apple not put some kind of restriction of its products, be it OS or hardware?
The Full [Elizabeth] Warren Interview - Planet... →
May 2009 interview.
The iPad is Trying to Beat the Internet
llimllib: Apple wants you to write apps instead of websites. They’re saying “we have a better UI, better devices, and you can actually make money in our ecosystem”. Pricing the iPad low is absolutely essential for them, because they need this to be a commodity device. I expect a price drop in a year, just like the iPhone had. Long-term, they want to beat the internet at its own game. Scary.
Are there NO women on Apple’s branding team? Not a single person who might have...– The iPad: Where are the women on Apple’s branding team? - Feministing (via dixiecupua)
Lawyers, Guns and Money: Whole Foods, junk... →
abbyjean: The details: [Whole Foods] employees with a Body Mass Index of between 28 and 29.9 will get a 22% discount on their purchases; those with a BMI of 26-28.9 will get a 25% discount; those with a BMI of 24-25.9 will get a 27% discount; and those below 24 will get a 30% discount (employees must also meet blood pressure and cholesterol criteria and not use nicotine). How [nonsensical] is...
It is under his disastrous tenure in the White House that health insurance...– James Carville, Democrats need to learn the blame game (via apsies) (via howidisappear) (via awomansplace)
On Sunday 17 January, Al-Jazeera’s correspondent summarised what many...– HaitiAnalysis.com Securing Disaster in Haiti
Citrus-y black beans
Prepare your base: Saute 3-4 strips of bacon, 1 whole onion, 2 carrots, and maybe some celery. Let the bacon render the fat Add copious amounts garlic, creole seasoning, curry powder, salt. Add the beans: Add water a bring to a boil Add beans Let cook for 1.5 hours under medium heat Finish it: Season or salt to taste a little more Add fresh thyme, 1 habanero (2 if you like things hot) ...
Contrary to the beliefs of certain hot-sauce-advocating talk show hosts, women...– Crazy, Condom-Puncturing Control Freaks Are Often Men - Pregnancy coercion - Jezebel
IRS: Ten Facts About Claiming Donations Made to...
zippy48: If you are donating to charities providing earthquake relief in Haiti, you may be able to claim those donations on your 2009 tax return. Here are 10 important facts the Internal Revenue Service wants you to know about this special provision. A new law allows you to claim donations for Haitian relief on your 2009 tax return, which you will be filing this year. The contributions must...
Nine days after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010,...– HaitiAnalysis.com Securing Disaster in Haiti
Hire people smarter than you. Find a decent designer who understands human...– From startups-vcs-eat-your-own-damn-dogfood (or more politely, Startups & VCs: Learn How to Design, Market, & Eat Your Own Consumer Internet Dogfood) by Dave McClure. I <3 this post. (via alexismichelle) (via caterpillarcowboy) Another one of those posts which describes what to do...
Haiti Update: The top five rules in a disaster →
abbyjean: Smile and care - It means more than any treatment you might render. Be flexible – Every day is a new day. - On the first day, I was a mostly an intern, seeing a few patients, referring them to the surgeons, and sweating to see everyone that walked through the door. Some of the time I might have been a tech, a nurse, a transporter, or a scribe. Keep the broader goal in mind - You...
HaitiAnalysis.com Securing Disaster in Haiti →
abbyjean: More than anything else, what has happened in Haiti since 1990 should be understood as the progressive clarification of this basic dichotomy – democracy or the army. Unadulterated democracy might one day allow the interests of the numerical majority to prevail, and thereby challenge the privileges of the elite. In 2000, such a challenge became a genuine possibility: the overwhelming...
You don’t get to the mountain top just by living next door to a black family, It...– What Tami Said: Is a diverse environment enough to inoculate against racism? Amazing last line and great post. (via dixiecupua)
In the aftermath of Google’s announcement, some members of Congress are reviving...– U.S. enables Chinese hacking of Google - Bruce Schneier (via llimllib)
Upside-Down Adoption: The Dangerous Desire to... →
How Unladen Swallow Uses LLVM →