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5 must-see documentaries about Honey bees

Originally posted on apianon:
We noticed there was not enough quality Apiculture resource banks on the net. The lack of awareness around Colony Collapse Disorder and the plight of the honey bee is startling. Here’s our list of 5 of…

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The TL;DR; Guide to PostgreSQL Functions

Originally posted on The Solarium:
I’ve spent many hours becoming (more or less) proficient in the ceremony around PostgreSQL functions;  hours that hopefully you won’t have to spend after reading this! Here is a one minute list. Functions and Stored…

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“Work-Life Balance” or “Work-Life Harmony”?

Originally posted on The Solarium:
True Genius. I spied this masterpiece on LinkedIn:  Jeff Bezos’ Work Life Harmony.  From the article: It seems everyone is seeking work-life balance these days, and many leaders have preached its importance. Ah yes,  “Work-life…

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13 Things to Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

Originally posted on The Solarium:
“Sometimes, to become successful and get closer to the person we can become, we don’t need to add more things — we need to give up on some of them.” The Sphinx (aka “Captain Conundrum”) Found this…

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The Hater’s Guide to Bad Career Advice

Originally posted on The Solarium:
Every year around Christmas time, I look forward to reading the Hater’s Guide to the Williams Sonoma Catalog which sends up some of the most ridiculous and ridiculously expensive items for sale anywhere on the…

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Breaking boundaries

Originally posted on Peter Cameron's Blog:
As well as the PCC, last week I was at a conference at the University of Sussex entitled Breaking Boundaries between Analysis, Geometry and Topology. With a title like that, how could I…

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Eigencurves

Originally posted on Maxwell's Demon:
OMOOS SOOS OSOTS OOOS SOZS Linear algebra is one of my favourite areas of mathematics. Its a simplification but you could say that the things that mathematics does well are small numbers and straight…

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Just for fun: map as ‘higher-order function’ in bash

Originally posted on On The Balcony:
Defined recursively, of course: map () { if [ $# -le 1 ]; then return else local f=$1 local x=$2 shift 2 local xs=$@ $f $x map “$f” $xs fi } I’m not going…

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Senator Sanders’s Proposed Policies and Economic Growth by Christina Romer and David Romer

Originally posted on evaluationoffriedman:
Romer and Romer, Evaluation of Friedman

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An Open Letter from Past CEA Chairs to Senator Sanders and Professor Gerald Friedman

Originally posted on lettertosanders:
Dear Senator Sanders and Professor Gerald Friedman, We are former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers for Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. For many years, we have worked to make the Democratic Party the…

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