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  1. Jun 2021
    1. In Mexico, it's really hard to get an opportunity. A lot of people are where they are because they know someone [Laughs] or because they've paid to be there and it's really hard trying to be what they would say, the working class. Trying to work your way to a point where you know you're successful and you can say, "I've done a lot of things." But if you're not the cousin of the owner, or if you're not a family member related to somebody in power, it's like you don't have a chance.
    1. The first time was when I wanted to apply to Whitney Young—when I wanted to go to a different high school. I had the grades for it [Chuckles]. I've always had the grades for it, but they were asking … I don't remember what kind of document they were asking for that scared me into not applying, and I was like, "You know what? Let’s not. I don't want to. It's not worth it if I get deported. I don't need to be—it's not necessary." So I went to my local high school, which … not the best high school, Washington High School, but they had the IB program.

      Time in the US, School, High School

    2. Not until later. I switched schools and then I was bullied at my other school. In this school, I think the school that I went into at first was extremely about academia. If you said the word “shoot,” it was a very, very bad word. I had never heard a bad word in my life [Chuckles]. When I moved schools, the new school that I got to was a lot higher. It was in a different area. We moved. My grandparents bought a house someplace else. It was a cheap house, but not in a good neighborhood, so the school that I had to go to was not a good school.

      Time in the US, School, Bullying

  2. May 2021
    1. ReconfigBehSci. (2020, November 5). @ToddHorowitz3 2/2 so I would prefer to treat this as an opportunity for empirical observation and learning. Evaluation should focus on trying to assess actual contribution, not a priori judgments. [Tweet]. @SciBeh. https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1324367278352355330

  3. Apr 2021
    1. TTY is right there in the name, but this article makes no attempt to clarify what exactly the relationship between a pseudoterminal and a TTY. I feel like a whole paragraph about the relation to TTY would be warranted, including a link to TTY article, of course, which does link [back] to and explain some of the relation to pseudoterminal:

      In many computing contexts, "TTY" has become the name for any text terminal, such as an external console device, a user dialing into the system on a modem on a serial port device, a printing or graphical computer terminal on a computer's serial port or the RS-232 port on a USB-to-RS-232 converter attached to a computer's USB port, or even a terminal emulator application in the window system using a pseudoterminal device.

    1. the lack of touchscreen support is an odd omission considering both games previously appeared on 3DS and Wii U,

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  4. Mar 2021
    1. research by Pew shows that access to high-speed broadband connections go up as Hf: people’s education levels and income increase.

      This is huge! The connection between connectivity and opportunity are where the intent of the UN Universal Human Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression through any media and regardless of frontiers comes into play.

    1. How can they miss the opportunity to explain/describe the relationship/similarity/difference to/from graphs, graph theory, and/or graph data??

    1. This should link to / explain the relationship to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Class_(computer_programming) (which I believe is a way of expressing / codifying semantic classes into source code).

      It should also link to / explain the relationship to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_theory

    1. Our first Portuguese language holiday film from Brazil,

      Large opportunity to expand globally especially with great success.

    2. largest original film of the quarter was ​The Midnight Sky

      The Midnight Sky is the largest original film showing a strength as well as opportunity to learn from what they did correctly.

    1. If you end up finding and fixing a bug in your code, consider re-reading the documentation and seeing if that behavior of the library is unclear. Consider sending a documentation PR.
  5. Feb 2021
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  7. Dec 2020
    1. This is an opportunity to fix a bug: if you're on a page that redirects to a login page if there's no user object, or otherwise preloads data specific to that user, then logging out won't automatically update the page — you could easily end up with a page like HOME ABOUT LOG IN ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Secret, user-specific data that shouldn't be visible alongside a 'log in' button:
    1. cradle-to-career youth programming

      This becomes where equal opportunity must start - at the beginning of a child's career - at 18, the age we otherwise use to mark the end of childhood and the beginning of childhood.

  8. Nov 2020
    1. will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Ordinance
    1. I know this is existing code but we can probably use this as an opportunity to "fix" it: it is discouraged to use the async exists method to check for a file and try operating on it.
  9. Oct 2020
    1. Weber notes that according to any economic theory that posited man as a rational profit-maximizer, raising the piece-work rate should increase labor productivity. But in fact, in many traditional peasant communities, raising the piece-work rate actually had the opposite effect of lowering labor productivity: at the higher rate, a peasant accustomed to earning two and one-half marks per day found he could earn the same amount by working less, and did so because he valued leisure more than income. The choices of leisure over income, or of the militaristic life of the Spartan hoplite over the wealth of the Athenian trader, or even the ascetic life of the early capitalist entrepreneur over that of a traditional leisured aristocrat, cannot possibly be explained by the impersonal working of material forces,

      Science could learn something from this. Science is too far focused on the idealized positive outcomes that it isn't paying attention to the negative outcomes and using that to better define its outline or overall shape. We need to define a scientific opportunity cost and apply it to the negative side of research to better understand and define what we're searching for.

      Of course, how can we define a new scientific method (or amend/extend it) to better take into account negative results--particularly in an age when so many results aren't even reproducible?

    1. In October, Chetty’s institute released an interactive map of the United States called the Opportunity Atlas, revealing the terrain of opportunity down to the level of individual neighborhoods.
    1. There was a Q & A at the end of one of his talks where someone asks about Inferno, an incredibly performant VDOM library, and he sort of just side steps it. It's unfortunate.
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  14. May 2020
    1. Account Support If you haven't received your confirmation email, you can request to resend your confirmation instructions via our confirmation page.

      This Account Support section only includes one possible problem related to account support

      If you haven't received your confirmation email, you can request to resend your confirmation instructions via our confirmation page.

      What about if you have any other issue with your account? How would you get support then? This would be a good opportunity/place to describe what to do in that case.

      Presumably the answer is to submit support requests at <del>https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/support-forum</del> (to be shut down) or in the community forums.

  15. Apr 2020
  16. Mar 2020
    1. analytics.js and gtag.js

      missed opportunity: provide links explaining the difference between "ga.js" and "analytics.js and gtag.js". They're used as headings here like we ought to already know what they're talking about.

    1. In the age of innovation, when you realize that an innovative, empathetic and inclusive organization is the winning recipe, then remote work starts to look like a huge opportunity. 
  17. Dec 2019
    1. The associative trails whose establishment and use within the files he describes at some length provide a beautiful example of a new capability in symbol structuring that derives from new artifact-process capability, and that provides new ways to develop and portray concept structures. Any file is a symbol structure whose purpose is to represent a variety of concepts and concept structures in a way that makes them maximally available and useful to the needs of the human's mental-structure development—within the limits imposed by the capability of the artifacts and human for jointly executing processes of symbol-structure manipulation.
    2. With a computer manipulating our symbols and generating their portrayals to us on a display, we no longer need think of our looking at the symbol structure which is stored—as we think of looking at the symbol structures stored in notebooks, memos, and books. What the computer actually stores need be none of our concern, assuming that it can portray symbol structures to us that are consistent with the form in which we think our information is structured.

      Separation of model and view

  18. Sep 2019
    1. The Ferguson Police are told to bring in as much revenue as possible, those that fail to bring in enough revenue are assigned to different positions or receive discipline.

  19. Aug 2019
    1. No available HMDs support VirtualLink at this writing, nor are we aware of any, but it's something to keep in mind if you're waffling between a GeForce RTX card and a last-generation GeForce GTX or a Radeon card for VR. Nothing is certain, but it's possible a future headset may debut with this as the optional or mandatory interface.
  20. May 2019
  21. Mar 2019
    1. This isn’t technically the last image the rover sent, though. As the fatal dust storm closed in, Opportunity sent one last thumbnail for an image that never went out: its last glimpse of the sun.

      Still sad about it.

  22. Feb 2019
    1. Opportunities

      Providing our students with opportunities to learn outside the classroom or using technology as a tool when we are teaching are good ways to get them involved in their learning and can eventually help them to take control of their learning experience all together, with us being the facilitators of knowledge.

    1. But on Wednesday, NASA announced that the rover is dead.

      RIP Opportunity, it's been great seeing Mars through your eyes. I hope we can retrieve you someday.

  23. Jun 2018
    1. Crypto provides a new mechanism for organizing human activity on a global basis usingprogrammable financial incentives. It’s an opportunity to design information networks which canachieve unprecedented levels of scale by decentralizing the infrastructure, open sourcing thedata, and distributing value more broadly. What we’ve discovered is the native business model ofnetworks – which, as it turns out, encompass the entire economy.
    2. Most of the use cases today involve compensating machine work (transaction processing, filestorage, etc.) with tokens: the building blocks of decentralized applications. But the greatestlong-term opportunity is in networks where tokens are earned by end-users themselves.
    1. An Information Coop would pool resources to create or purchase a specific piece of type of information. For example, you could have an Information Coop to fund research on a particular drug or disease; or to design and develop a new software application; or to purchase rights to music or movies for its members.
  24. Dec 2017
    1. Once upon a time a magazine editor asked Twitter what to do with a 5-year-old who was despondent over a Mars rover that could never come home. John Rogers responded: “Hang on a minute.” A couple of hours later, he sent this.

      This is amazing!

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  27. Oct 2015
    1. Local white children had a school bus. Clyde Ross did not, and thus lost the chance to better his education

      Opportunity often influences the paths we are able to follow. The novel, Outliers, by Malcom Gladwell is a study of cultural anthropology that goes into depth regarding how opportunity impacts success.

      http://www.amazon.com/Outliers-Story-Success-Malcolm-Gladwell/dp/0316017930