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    • The Mercury News | Daniel Wu | 6/30/20 | 4 min
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    • Appinventiv | 3/18/19 | 13 min
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    • Appinventiv | 1/26/19 | 18 min
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      BillEnkey5 days ago

      Tech specific. I wonder what Jeff might have to say on this? I know where I work neither React, Angular, nor Vue seem to quite fit our need; and I'm curious what other solutions might come out in the new tech industry that is beginning to turn over to DevOps type methodologies.

    • SAPIENS | Karen L. Kramer | 6/9/20 | 9 min
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      BillEnkey1 week ago

      I don't think this is new; farmers in the 19th century seemed to understand this at least, anyway. It is interesting to see it explained from a scientific perspective. I wonder if articles like this will help strengthen modern families, or weaken them? From what I've noticed, when we don't have the biological family to assist in child rearing we turn to the adopted family (neighbors, teachers, et cetera).

    • jezebel.com | Brandy Jensen | 5/7/20 | 4 min
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      BillEnkey2 weeks ago

      Wow. Deepdave nails it again. "[A]sexually reproducing dishes," and, "being wasteful and unproductive in [my] pursuits," had me laughing longer than is probably healthy. ...

    • BillEnkey2 weeks ago

      Hopefully I'm not committing suicide here, but there are always numbers floating around with statements that just don't make sense to me. "Since the virus made landfall in the US, it has killed at least 20,000 black Americans." Before this statement was a claim that it has been disproportionate to the Black Community. (I'm taking for granted that the author is not lying about the number of deaths.) Now, depending on how one reads the demographics (it gets complicated, because there are the one race and multi race statistics against how people are categorized by race as they die), black Americans can account for anywhere from 15% to 24% of the population; and if 100,000 deaths have occurred, and about 20% of them are black Americans, how is that disproportionate? Now if it really is closer to 15%, then maybe it is; but it seems like the ratio of black Americans is actually closer to the 20% mark (black or African American being about 20% of the population). It's not good that deaths are happening at all; and even though I don't see it I have to know that racism is real. There are far too many people who have had bad experiences; and I've heard some of them. I do not like inequality, and any amount of injustice should be rectified as soon as possible. I just don't see the numbers relative to Corona virus deaths as a supporting theory to the prevalence of racism in America. Perhaps a more convincing argument would have been to compare the number of poor people deaths versus middle class versus the wealthier and wealthy; then compare that with the percentage of minorities who live in poorer neighborhoods versus the majority (white people, I guess?). Is the claim that the virus disproportionately affects poorer, more congested peoples true? I would think that that is true, and it makes sense, but a statement without proof is just that: a statement.

    • Datavail | 5/21/20 | 3 min
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      BillEnkey2 weeks ago

      Very good! One of the better, succinct descriptions of ETL and OLTP vs OLAP.

      Just for us data geeks, though ...

    • BillEnkey3 weeks ago

      I think this is well written and definitely provides a fantastic argument for C (for some reason, some colleges and universities are steering away from it). It gets a bit technical, so if you're not a tech guy might want to read the first and last 20% or so. READ THIS IF you are NOT a tech guy but you MANAGE something in IT. I've often wondered who still exists that knows machine language, and how those languages are used; because someone has to be doing it.

    • Aeon | Claudio Saunt | 4/23/20 | 24 min
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    • The Guardian | James Bradley | 4/27/20 | 5 min
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    • The Verge | Jacob Kastrenakes | 4/23/20 | 9 min
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      BillEnkey2 months ago

      For non-tech people, this is a great overview of what is coming. As a tech guy I was wanting more, but I think this is a good intro to the new.

    • alexdanco.com | 4/28/19 | 41 min
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      BillEnkey2 months ago
    • The Guardian | Oliver Burkeman | 1/21/15 | 27 min
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      BillEnkey2 months ago

      I like that this article presents two sides and, for the most part, stays somewhat neutral.

      A part I liked was this: "... Koch, for his part, tries to avoid stepping on insects as he walks." Reminds me of something Joseph Smith Jr., a 19th century reformer, said: "If you knew what I knew, you wouldn't step on an ant." Now that makes me wonder.

    • 16personalities.com | 9 min
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      BillEnkey2 months ago

      Has some good ideas for things to do. I didn't realize there were virtual tours available at places like the Smithsonian.

    • The Atlantic | Nadia Schadlow | 4/5/20 | 7 min
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      BillEnkey2 months ago

      " ... and by extension the Chinese Communist Party, control over communications infrastructure and sensitive personal data." This does not appear to work with the rest of the article, but seems to be a jab at something else. I'm okay with that though, it's an interesting thought. I'm not going to try and argue right or wrong on this one, that debate has gone on and will go on for some time. However, the reality that we have to deal with is that the perspective and methodologies of China's government, and indeed many of its people, is simply different. For many they cannot understand why the government would NOT know every personal detail of their lives; why the government would NOT have spy programs and listening software in personal electronic devices; and they ARE okay with that. This juxtaposed to how many Western cultures tend to think. Obviously there is a difference here; and something that certainly needs to be considered before making decisions too hastily.

      1. Update (4/18/2020):

        That and if they are able to get more of their electronics into more of the world, out patent system might just go the way of the Dodo.

    • paramaggarwal.substack.com | Param Aggarwal | 4 min
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    • superorganizers.substack.com | Dan Shipper | 15 min
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      BillEnkey3 months ago

      I feel like most of us should have our own systematic approach for our own zettelkasten.

    • Medium | Mikael Cho | 7/15/13 | 8 min
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      BillEnkey3 months ago
    • The New Yorker | Malcolm Gladwell | 9/21/97 | 51 min
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    • The Atlantic | David Brooks | 2/10/20 | 49 min
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    • seti.org | 6 min
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    • Medium | Sean Kernan | 11/27/19 | 5 min
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      BillEnkey4 months ago

      Maybe this is preaching to the choir, considering the group, but social norms change from generation to generation. Not always for the better.

    • WIRED | Arielle Pardes | 3/1/20 | 6 min
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      BillEnkey4 months ago
    • BBC News | BBC News | 2/20/20 | 3 min
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      BillEnkey4 months ago

      What about Teams and Qualtrics? The analytical side of these tools could be used as a way to track employees...

    • Medium | Scott Shipp | 10/26/17 | 3 min
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    • thedispatch.com | The Dispatch | 12 min
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      BillEnkey5 months ago

      "And while loyalty is vital in foxholes, friendships, and families, it is often poisonous to the frank exchange of ideas." Politics never was successful at removing emotion from discussion or decision.

    • The New York Times Company | 8/2/81 | 27 min
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    • 16personalities.com | 7 min
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      BillEnkey5 months ago

      It's always interesting to see how personality type interpretations provide an assessment on how we interact with each other. What's interesting here, is that I'm an Architect (so I fit in the analytical, too much thinking roles) yet still have physical touch as one of my "love languages". So I don't quite fit the profile...

    • National Review | 1/6/20 | 9 min
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      BillEnkey5 months ago

      What I wish would have been mentioned was the mindset and culture of the people. Sometimes Americans forget that we don't know what it's like to be someone else. While we do have much in common with Iran, such as desire for freedom, there are very different ideas on how to accomplish that. Right now the government in power is a bit radicalized, so the true voice of the Iranian people can be easily missed. As food for thought, imagine everything you knew about America was based on a daily 30 to 60 second quote from the House floor. Might get your head spinning.

    • Aeon | Sahanika Ratnayake | 7/25/19 | 14 min
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      BillEnkey5 months ago

      Some good points, but I suppose it also comes down to how one learns these techniques and skills. I like that the author included that background. For myself, I don't really see mindfulness as mutually exclusive of emotional responsibility. I'm certainly no expert, but at times when I am meditating I use the opportunity to be an objective observer of my universe; so I sort of mentally take notes. Later on, I review those notes and apply all sorts of subjectivity to it and see where the things listed came from, and why. What caused that emotion? Why? Where did it come from? Do I need to change it? Etc. I never really considered what is presented here, mindfulness being used as a way to dissociate. Very interesting.

    • Aeon | Alexander Wynne | 12/17/19 | 17 min
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      BillEnkey6 months ago

      Is it important that the original Buddha survive? Or is the idea of enlightenment and how to attain it more important?

    • Aeon | Neil Levy | 11/29/19 | 9 min
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      BillEnkey6 months ago

      Not sure what to think on this one. As SEnkey points out, there are some implications to consider for the societal mores. But if someone is making a point for the sake of the moral issue, what's the problem?

    • The Atlantic | Noah Berlatsky | 6/6/14 | 8 min
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      BillEnkey6 months ago