Can we tell someone's social status by looking at... →
Intragroup interactions between high and low status members on Internet message boards were examined. Messages from low status members to high status members and vice versa were rated for degree of conformity, ingratiation, agreeing, requesting, and instructing. Text was also analyzed using the Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count program. Low status member messages were rated as more conforming,...
The United States is the rich country with the most skewed income distribution....– Income Inequality and the ‘Superstar Effect’ - NYTimes.com
Women in (Software) Engineering: Part I by Tracy... →
In feminist circles, these social, political, and economic changes are always...– - Hanna Rosin, The End of Men Next: parthenogenesis. (via underpaidgenius) Wow, you’d think men are becoming the fastest growing group of oppressed people on earth.
Life was good, and now it’s even better. Thank you, Republicans. And a special...– Larry David writes Thanks for the Tax Cut! in the NYTimes.com (via abbyjean)
African Farmers Losing Land to Investors →
abbyjean: The half-dozen strangers who descended on this remote West African village brought its hand-to-mouth farmers alarming news: their humble fields, tilled from one generation to the next, were now controlled by Libya’s leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, and the farmers would all have to leave. “They told us this would be the last rainy season for us to cultivate our fields; after that, they...
Hitting bottom on Medicaid: South Carolina gives... →
Starting in February 2011, [South Carolina’s} Medicaid [program] will no longer cover podiatry services, routine eye exams or dental services for anyone older than 21. Routine circumcisions for newborns, diabetic equipment and services and some wheelchair accessories are on the list. Hospice care services will also be eliminated. You read that last one correctly. The state will no longer provide...
US set to resume some deportations to Haiti →
U.S. immigration authorities will resume deporting some Haitians back to the struggling Caribbean country. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Barbara Gonzalez said Friday that the U.S. expects to begin flying deportees with criminal records back to Haiti in January in coordination with Haiti’s government. Gonzalez says ICE is must deport people with criminal records or release them...
gotagirlcrush: Why we have too few women leaders | Video on TED.com Got a girl crush on: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg “Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.” Sit at the table. Make your partner your real partner. Don’t leave before you...
5 Lessons We’ve Learned Using AWS →
For me, it still does not make sense to use something that has such high variability in real-time disk throughput (but it does for other classes of applications).
The earnings premium for a PhD is 26%. But the premium for a master’s degree,...– Doctoral degrees: The disposable academic | The Economist
WikiLeaks: Cuba banned Sicko for depicting... →
Castro’s government apparently went on to ban the film because, the leaked cable claims, it “knows the film is a myth and does not want to risk a popular backlash by showing to Cubans facilities that are clearly not available to the vast majority of them.” according to the FSHP, the only way a Cuban can get access to the hospital is through a bribe or contacts inside the...
The Miami Heat has been on fire lately, with a 10-game winning streak. This was...– Opinion - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com (via dixiecupua)
VP Biden To GOP Senators: 'Don't Tell Me About... →
thepoliticalpartygirl: “Get out of the way. There’s too much at stake for America’s national security. And don’t tell me about Christmas. I understand Christmas. I have been a senator for a long time. I’ve been there many years where we go right up to Christmas. There’s 10 days between now and Christmas. I hope I don’t get in the way of your Christmas shopping, but this is the...
I’m particularly interested in the way that Wikileaks is exposing the emphasis...– pandagon.net
The funniest and most amazing aspect of Wikileaks is how the project managed to...– pandagon.net - it’s the eye of the panda, it’s the thrill of the bite
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Database development mistakes made by application... →
Slow Queries and Common Words (Part 1) |... →
To underscore the point once more, I will steal a phrase from Silicon Valley...– Why The Best Bosses Are Confident But Not Really Sure | Psychology Today (via caterpillarcowboy)
The Haitian epidemic is probably the result of the introduction, through human...– The Origin of the Haitian Cholera Outbreak Strain — NEJM Used next-generation pyrosequencing to sequence the typical latin american/Caribbean strains of cholera, cholera from the rest of the world, and haitian cholera, then standard phylogenetic methods to determine relationships. Haitian cholera...
Until the 70’s, non-hetro sexuality was considered a psychological...– Why is there a “gay” accent?
Lucid Imagination » Java Garbage Collection Boot... →
Study: Black Students Who Attend HBCUs More... →
According to The Commission, the success of these programs comes from the lack of “academic mismatch” that is often found at non-HBCUs. Academic mismatch occurs when an admitted student’s credentials fall below those of the median student in that program. The study concluded that academic mismatch is a substantial factor in the disproportionate attrition rates in science-related programs,...
The leaders of Myanmar and Belarus, or Thailand and Russia, can now rightly say...– Clay Shirky vruz: exceptionalism: to get away with doing the things others can’t do. (via vruz)
The Full Stack, Part I | Facebook →
Le Nouvelliste en Haiti - Au moins 12 personnes... →
Au moins 12 personnes ont été lynchées au cours de ces derniers jours par des groupes en colère dans le département de la Grand’Anse, dans le sud-ouest d’Haïti, en lien avec l’épidémie de choléra qui a déjà fait plus de 1.800 morts dans le pays, a indiqué à l’AFP une source policière. “Une douzaine de personnes accusées d’avoir importé le choléra dans la...
Obsédé par l'exil, Préval s'évertue à faire... →
Le Président René Préval s’est employé à “orchestrer” sa succession au pouvoir de peur de devoir partir en exil, à la fin de son mandat, le 7 février prochain, révèle une note diplomatique américaine datée de juin 2009 et mise en ligne jeudi par le site internet WikiLeaks, au premier plan de l’actualité pour ses fuites à sensation de documents confidentiels du gouvernement...
There is a certain vicious amorality about the Mark Zuckerberg-ian philosophy...– Julian Assange and the Computer Conspiracy; “To destroy this invisible government” - Aaron Bady This article is outstanding. Go read it. (via llimllib)