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"Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities’ being denied access to the political process.

Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter what neighborhood he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’

Race matters because of the slights, the snickers, the silent judgments that reinforce that most crippling of thoughts: “I do not belong here.”

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination."

powells:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist, died today. He was 87. http://powells.us/1qQFL4r

powells:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist, died today. He was 87. http://powells.us/1qQFL4r

"On the plus side, you get to be a badass the next time some new person bitches about oncall."

Renee

reneeejp:

sublimnl:

cutlerish:

xkcd explains the SSL Heartbleed bug really simply.
Are you still there, server? It's me, Margaret.

Easiest way of explaining why the Heartbleed bug was dangerous.

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reneeejp:

sublimnl:

cutlerish:

xkcd explains the SSL Heartbleed bug really simply.
Are you still there, server? It's me, Margaret.

Easiest way of explaining why the Heartbleed bug was dangerous.

= our week
Zoom Info

reneeejp:

sublimnl:

cutlerish:

xkcd explains the SSL Heartbleed bug really simply.

Are you still there, server? It's me, Margaret.

Easiest way of explaining why the Heartbleed bug was dangerous.

= our week

mengxilu:

Oncall at office, eating Indian food at @swapsworld1 desk

We’re pretty good at this surgery business.

mengxilu:

Oncall at office, eating Indian food at @swapsworld1 desk

We’re pretty good at this surgery business.

nanodash:


nanodash:

This is a sound wave, as represented by fire. Making it the most metal oscilloscope in history.
To be exact, it’s called a Ruben’s Tube. And it’s playing the start of the chorus to Journey’s Any Way You Want It. It must be closing time in the clubs, that’s the only reason they play Journey.
Sound is just air vibrations, as the air vibrates it creates sections of high density air and low density air. The more air, the higher the flame can be. So it translates the sound wave for us. Also fire is pretty.
See how it briefly lapses into a sine wave? That happens when Steve Perry’s dulcet tones occasionally hit one of the harmonics of the pipe, making a standing wave. Which is cool.
This loses something without the sound, so please, go listen to the video here

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This is why I studied physics. This is also why I freaked out whenever people wanted to play with random lab equipment late at night.

nanodash:

nanodash:

This is a sound wave, as represented by fire. Making it the most metal oscilloscope in history.

To be exact, it’s called a Ruben’s Tube. And it’s playing the start of the chorus to Journey’s Any Way You Want It. It must be closing time in the clubs, that’s the only reason they play Journey.

Sound is just air vibrations, as the air vibrates it creates sections of high density air and low density air. The more air, the higher the flame can be. So it translates the sound wave for us. Also fire is pretty.

See how it briefly lapses into a sine wave? That happens when Steve Perry’s dulcet tones occasionally hit one of the harmonics of the pipe, making a standing wave. Which is cool.

This loses something without the sound, so please, go listen to the video here

In case you missed it

This is why I studied physics. This is also why I freaked out whenever people wanted to play with random lab equipment late at night.

(via lifeisjustatheory)

a-r-t-history:

Judy Chicago, Female Rejection Drawing #3, from the Rejection Quintet, 1974, colored pencil and graphite on paper (via Brooklyn Museum)

"How many women are willing to face rejection and rejection and rejection and rejection and rejection and rejection and rejection and still insist on exposing their femaleness?"

a-r-t-history:

Judy Chicago, Female Rejection Drawing #3, from the Rejection Quintet, 1974, colored pencil and graphite on paper (via Brooklyn Museum)

"How many women are willing to face rejection and rejection and rejection and rejection and rejection and rejection and rejection and still insist on exposing their femaleness?"

Always dress for dinner.

Always dress for dinner.

"You should work in terms of theoretically justifiable unless you have a gun to your head, in which case you should cross validate. Also, if you ever find yourself in a situation where you have to do model selection with a gun to your head, let me know."

Statistics professor