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  1. Jan 2017
    1. وتأسي

      ligature

    2. وإحدى أكثر اللغات انتشاراً في العالم، يتحدثها أكثر من 422 مليون نسمة،[2](1) ويتوزع متحدثوها في الوطن العربي، بالإضافة إلى العديد من المناطق الأخرى المجاورة كالأحواز وتركيا وتشاد ومالي والسنغال وإرتيريا و إثيوبيا و جنوب السودان و إيران. اللغة العربية ذات أهمية قصوى لدى المسلمين، فهي لغة مقدسة (لغة القرآن)، ولا تتم الصلاة (وعبادات أخرى) في

      test selection

  2. Nov 2016
    1. We need to reach out to Trump voters in a spirit of empathy and contrition.

      Not us people of color, we don't. Nor victims of sexual abuse, nor religious minorities. I say we save our empathy for our communities, who are sure to suffer the brunt of the regressive policies ahead of us.

    2. The racism, sexism and xenophobia used by Mr. Trump to advance his candidacy does not reveal an inherent malice in the majority of Americans.

      Yet they were willing to overlook it. To pass it as a detail. No, sorry, but no. Voting for a racist xenophobe is an act of racist xenophobia.

  3. Oct 2016
    1. Republicans fear Mr. Trump will do grievous damage to the party unless he can close the yawning gap with Mrs. Clinton in the presidential race

      Too late for that friends.

    1. each comment is necessary.

      I liked what you said during our meeting about writing a lot, then going back and deleting most of it. I think it's a nice detail to add.

    2. empowering the coder and respecting their right to make that decision.

      I think it would be useful to mention that there should be clarity on your team about what's expected of everyone. Is it to take every single suggestion and implement it? Or is it the case that you can pass on a few?

    3. even though you don’t intend them as insults.

      I would add something about why language is important, because it puts people in a frame of mind and carries context and associations. If you were a teacher or a student in a conversation you would not use these words, why do it at code review?

    4. can make them feel under attack

      Perhaps the worst part is when people feel under attack they tend to become defensive, can't engage creatively, and stop learning. It's not only about protecting people's feelings (although that is important of course), but also about improving the quality of the interaction and ultimately, the code.

    1. They’re the fears of a child, and most men outgrow them. But for various reasons, not all do. Their masculinity, already a coping mechanism, becomes toxic.

      I'm reading about Toxic Masculinity linked from the front page of the NYTimes .pinch me so I know it's real.

  4. Sep 2016
    1. ations. The inclusion of these three elements acknowledges that it takes a combination of governance, vision, a

      blah

  5. Aug 2016
    1. After Report That He May Be Guilty Of Multiple Crimes, Manafort Resigns

      what are the limits of this

      abc

    2. Page note! bold

    1. An annotation necessarily cannot be in multiple groups, so the multiple “group:” predicates resolve to “either group A OR group B.”↩

      I think this is important to understand for everyone involved. Are we deciding that this will be the case for the foreseeable future? I'm happy with it.

  6. Jul 2016
    1. password reset

      we don't need to handle password resets for 3rd party users (right?) but how would we handle password resets for H users with no email. we just tell them "an email is not required but it's needed if you want to recover your password and receive notifications" or something like that... anyway, tiny detail.

    2. e.g. if it's not going support session promotion yet),

      good! we can have this conversation separately

  7. May 2016
    1. He realised that if Internet.org took hold in India, Facebook would be the gatekeeper to the web for hundreds of millions who had no idea what the internet was, or what it could do for them.

      The idea that some internet is better than no internet is ridiculous. Poor people in developing nations deserve the same Internet as the rest of the world.

    2. He assured the children inside, and the villagers outside, that their connectivity problems would be fixed before his next visit.

      the arrogance

    1. Third, while Brazil’s Zika inevitably will spread globally — given enough time, viruses always do — it helps nobody to speed that up.[14]  In particular, it cannot possibly help when an estimated 500,000 foreign tourists flock into Rio for the Games, potentially becoming infected, and returning to their homes where both local Aedes mosquitoes and sexual transmission can establish new outbreaks.

      This is the most alarming part

    2. Zika infection is more dangerous, and Brazil’s outbreak more extensive, than scientists reckoned a short time ago.  Which leads to a bitter truth: the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games must be postponed, moved, or both, as a precautionary concession. 

      bitter truth

  8. Apr 2016
    1. Let the “enlightened elites” strive to change the situation of the child, the illiterate, the primitive crushed beneath his superstitions; that is one of their most urgent tasks; but in this very effort they must respect a freedom which, like theirs, is absolute. They are always opposed, for example, to the extension of universal suffrage by adducing the incompetence of the masses, of women, of the natives in the colonies; but this forgetting that man always has to decide by himself in the darkness, that he must want beyond what he knows.

      The incompetence of the masses is one of the worst excuses of the privileged. Check yoself.

    1. losing one’s identity

      I've seen identity loss as one of the most difficult negotiations of unemployment, even very temporary unemployment.

    2. It is a cognitive and emotional relief to immerse oneself in something all-consuming while other difficulties float by. The complexities of intellectual puzzles are nothing to those of emotional ones. Work is a wonderful refuge.
    3. Offices in the rich world’s capitals are packed not with drones filing paperwork or adding up numbers but with clever people working collaboratively.
    4. The problem is not that overworked professionals are all miserable. The problem is that they are not.
    5. But my work – the work we lucky few well-paid professionals do every day, as we co-operate with talented people while solving complex, interesting problems – is fun. And I find that I can devote surprising quantities of time to it.
  9. Mar 2016
    1. abuse-prevention@hypothes.is

      I'm also @lenazun at Twitter, send me a DM!

  10. Feb 2016
    1. The independent woman, both high earning and low earning, looks into her future and sees decades, or even a lifetime, lived outside marriage, in which she will be responsible for both earning wages and doing her own domestic labor.

      and we live longer

    2. If black women were working all day (often scrubbing the homes of white women), it was impossible for them also to fulfill the at-home maternal ideal that white women were being celebrated for.

      still the case

    3. in the 2012 presidential election, unmarried women drove turnout in practically every demographic, making up “almost 40 percent of the African-American population, close to 30 percent of the Latino population, and about a third of all young voters.”

      I did not know this. Fantastic.

    4. It might seem as though the journey toward legal marriage for gays and lesbians is at odds with this trend, but it is part of the same dismantlement of the power structure on which the traditional institution was built

      yes! we're all on the same side

    1. Nobody’s happy

      Free things are often unhappy-making

    2. If the power authority were to demand immediate payment from them, it could set off a domino effect of defaults and insolvencies.

      sigh

    3. The commission, established in 2014, is the power authority’s first independent regulator; previously the public-owned monopoly regulated itself.

      This model backed many of the privatizations in Latin America. But the same regulators were working with new private companies in the market.

    4. Until now, the power authority’s terms gave cities no incentive to conserve. The more free power they used, the more they could receive.

      Aaaargh

    5. And that is the catch. What most likely would be the biggest recurring expense for these attractions — electricity — costs Aguadilla nothing. It has been provided free for years by the power authority, known as Prepa.

      who could have seen a bad thing coming?

  11. Jan 2016
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    1. How Social ProductionTransforms Markets

      Test note wondering if Jdean an see this sss

    1. Dessa forma, a venda deste e-book ou até mesmo a sua troca por qualquer

      Test test test

  13. Dec 2015
    1. we can only try to inferthe character of these algorithms from search engine se-lection patterns— an inexact exercise

      And to think this spawned a whole industry.

    2. n determining any systematic inclusions and ex-clusions, the wide-ranging factors that dictate systematicprominence for some sites, dictating systematic invisibil-ity for other

      This, I think, it's still the issue. The set of political decisions leading to how the software we all use is built.

    3. s. Search engines constitute a particularlytelling venue for this competitio

      Interesting how at that time, Search Engines were the main space for the role of algorithms in information hierarchies, whereas now social networks would be perhaps a clearer example.

    4. Others, like Mark Poster(1995),offer a contrasting view, arguing that the distinctly “ post-modern” nature of the Internet, with its capacity to dis-seminate material rather than centralize it, will discouragethe endowment of authority— both academic and politi-cal. Its development, therefore, is unlikely to mirror thatof previous media.

      This was sadly not the case. Walled gardens everywhere.

  14. Nov 2015
    1. are likely to grow in significance as public measure

      I don't quite understand how this conclusion can be made from the info presented here.

    2. Recognizing the ways in which data must be "cleaned up" is an important counter to the seeming automaticity of algorithms

      This! Lots of editorial decisions are made during the data cleaning stage.

    3. The algorithmic assessment of information, then, represents a particular knowledge logic, one built on specific presumptions about what knowledge is and how one should identify its most relevant components.
  15. Oct 2015
    1. The cost of this portion of the program is estimated to grow by approximately $1.2 million annually until reaching an ultimate cost of approximately $30 million in 25 years, should all legacy businesses be accepted into the program.

      I'm not an expert but this doesn't sound like too much compared to other city subsidies.

    1. SHOULD BABY LEAVE BE GRANTED TO PEOPLE NOT PHYSICALLY HAVING BABIES?”

      Yes. You can be a parent without physically having a baby, I think this is established -_-

    2. each be entitled to their equal share of benefits if both parents are City employees and either married or in a domestic partnership. Parents should not have to split their benefits with each other.

      Agreed. This is a fair change.

    1. A policy body may adopt reasonable rules and regulations to ensure that the intent of this section is carried out, including, but not limited to, the method for submitting video and live remote testimony, the method for presenting video and live remote testimony to the policy body during the meeting, the method for presenting translated video and live remote testimony to the policy body, the number of video and live remote testimony submissions per agenda item, the permitted length of video and live remote testimony, and the total amount of time allocated for video and live remote testimony per agenda item and for each individual speaker, but the policy body shall not be allowed to limit the total amount of time allocated to video and live remote testimony to fewer than 30 minutes per agenda item. 

      Vague!

    2. Proposition E has built in safe guards and rules to protect individuals and make sure the system can’t be abused.

      I'm not sure about this. If you read the proposition there's a lot of vagueness around protections against abuse.

    3. Video and live-streamed testimony would require screening and/or live moderation by City staff and would likely extend public meeting times overall. New noticing, translation and validation work would have to be performed by City staff for many meetings.

      This is easy to underestimate.

    4. The measure’s “privacy policy” shields lobbyists from identifying their clients or themselves as paid representatives

      This is important, pretty much the reason I'm voting NO on this one.

    1. Franzen’s nightmare — a new regime of technology and information activists that will challenge the senile culture of which he is so perfectly representative — is exactly what is needed.

      indeed

    2. The one murder that serves to kick off the plot is perpetuated against an otherwise minor off-screen character rather than one of the several main characters whom the reader might have much preferred to see murdered.

      I have often felt this homicidal impulse towards Franzen characters myself. Insufferable.

    1. As long as we consciously or unconsciously subscribe to the idea that gender is a binary system of oppositions, we cannot be open to the full range of human experience, expression, or emotion.
    2. The only way to preserve my mental well–being was to abandon that box and to give up the idea of gender as binary, to give up the idea of gender as a system of dominance, to give up even the idea of gender as a spectrum, and to see gender as a complex system of people in motion, exploring a vast untraveled common ground together.
    3. The woman has called into question the masculinity of the man’s interests simply by showing an interest in it. The gender binary is composed largely of arbitrary oppositions and exclusions; the extreme logical extension of this is that men and women should never share interests. Aside from being a terrible guideline for partnerships, this makes any approach into a perceived male space by a woman yet another threat to the masculinity of the man or men in question.

      so sad.

    4. Ultimately, though, the Box is, as with every other Man Box, under siege from other anxious men and from the binary–policing society at large. This need for constant vigilance is stressful, and masculinity is a stress–related anxiety disorder.
  16. Sep 2015
  17. Aug 2015
    1. it is also important to mention that no matter how hard we try, this incident will happen again, we can not prevent the future from happening

      This is really good. Let's prepare instead of saying "let's make sure this doesn't happen again"

    1. Most magazines never truly figured out the web, and never will. The conversations happening right now conference rooms at Conde Nast and Hearst this year, about merging Print and the Web, have been on frustrating repeat for at least ten years.

      :(

    2. Or maybe they’ll become free speech absolutists, somehow, overnight?

      Even if they wanted to, their interest is still to reach a wide audience. Once you get to an international audience, "free speech" is not neatly defined.

    3. Platform content policies—many of which are short and vague, and written mainly with typical users in mind—will be tested as editorial guidelines
    4. . In exchange for audience, platforms ask for some degree of labor and conformity and control.
    1. Stage 3 describes its mission as “passionately disrupting the housing industry by reimagining its process, product and price points and curating an all-inclusive cosmopolitan living experience designed for today’s creative class.

      who writes this copy? ughghgh

  18. Jul 2015
    1. “tell ’em what you’re going to tell ’em; tell ’em; then tell ’em what you told ’em.”

      Tangentially, I've found this writing and presentation approach is seen as condescending and sometimes openly offensive by non-american audiences.

    2. the immediate evidence of the content you are currently reading, called forth by the content of Reagle’s book

      And the annotations we're writing, of course :)

    3. it is possible to think of the Internet itself, in all its incomprehensible vastness, as an exponentially ramifying network of commentary and metacommentary

      everything is a comment on something else, just like everything is derivative?

    1. Companies/individuals/teams which develop crunch cultures never stop crunching. They ship whatever the blocked milestone was -- late, of course, because crunching very rarely actually speeds shipping -- and then promptly identify a new milestone to crunch towards.

      word

    1. One of the central issues of Esquire’s content during and after the war was that masculinity was constantly under threat, mostly from women and the increasingly stratified corporate work system.
    1. There was only one condition of the release: Van De Moere had to give Okul an intensive training session on Linux, the operating system on which Metasploit, the hacking software, is based.

      O_o training people on Linux as if your life depended on it

    2. By June 2012, what was supposed to be a one-off deal had turned into almost full-time work. Maertens and Van De Moere were finding it difficult to meet the demands of their day jobs and Okul’s escalating needs. Okul called and texted constantly, peppering the pair with technical questions over special encrypted phones he’d provided.

      tech support

    3. They decided the prudent course was to let the whole bizarre incident go and hope Maertens never heard from them again.

      But how would this ever work? they WILL hear from them again, it's not like they can just source sec support from the phonebook.

    4. For geek cred, Okul wore a T-shirt from Def Con

      I should be keeping all those ill-fitting t-shirts

    5. They hire runners to jump fences, break open containers, and sprint away before guards can catch them, earning as much as €10,000 ($11,200) a trip. Stealing PIN codes is more elegant and less risky.
    1. [ Also on InfoWorld: For remote collaboration, Google Apps still can't be beat. |

      Slack is working on its own collaborative "Spaces". This will be interesting.

    1. We’re here for the community and the communication. We’re here for the conversation. We don’t ever, ever want to whisper to ourselves. We came here to fucking talk, to fucking listen, and think and then talk and listen some more. We can’t grow as a community without conversations and feedback, and we can’t have those conversations without kindness and assumptions of good faith.
    2. We feel confident, after ten years of total immersion in internet dialogue, with stating the following: productive conversations only happen when we assume good faith and treat each other with the patience and kindness that we devote to conversations with our friends and others we know and respect. 
    1. TECHNICAL DEBT: A lot of new code is written very very fast, because that’s what the intersection of the current wave of software development (and the angel investor / venture capital model of funding) in Silicon Valley compels people to do. Funders want companies to scale up, quickly, and become monopolies in their space, if they can, through network effects — a system in which the more people use a platform, the more valuable it is. Software engineers do what they can, as fast as they can. Essentially, there is a lot of equivalent of “duct-tape” in the code, holding things together. If done right, that code will eventually be fixed, commented (explanations written up so the next programmer knows what the heck is up) and ported to systems built for the right scale — before there is a crisis. How often does that get done? I wager that many wait to see if the system comes crashing down, necessitating the fix. By then, you are probably too big to go down for too long, so there’s the temptation for more duct tape. And so on.
    1. national security initiatives are solely needed in order to tighten stability

      Funny how he feels a need to sell this point to his own staff

    2. For “activists working for no-profit organizations … directing their efforts towards small, possibly foreign, technology companies is easy; directing their efforts toward local agencies is hard and risky,” he wrote. “I have a question for you all: PLEASE NAME a single really ‘democratic’ country, a country which does not violate anybody’s rights and has a TOTALLY clean human rights record.”
    3. The company has long denied any implication in human rights abuses, regularly pointing reporters to a policy on its website that says it only sells to governments, investigates allegations of human rights abuses and complies with international blacklists.
  19. Jun 2015
    1. A bona fide marriage is fine, but that depends on you finding the right person and having your relationship progress according to Homeland Security's timeline.

      Not to mention you may already be married to a non-US citizen.

    2. Needless to say, the episode did not help my career or the firm's business.

      My sympathies here, again, but an overwhelming number of people trapped in this broken immigration system are not young and healthy professionals. Most people aren't missing out on business trips, but on the illness and deaths of their relatives and seeing their children grow up.

    3. My friends say I am precisely the kind of immigrant whom the United States should wish to retain. My friends are kind people, and I am no Albert Einstein or Steve Jobs. But at the risk of being immodest, I should say that my American friends are right on this particular point. I am well-educated. I have contributed economically and otherwise to this country, which I love with the zeal of a convert.

      I disagree with this. I don't think being highly educated is intrinsically more valuable to the US than unskilled farm labor or service work. It's tempting to think you're more valuable to the economy as a professional, but maybe what the US needs is a lot of cheap hands to harvest food.

    4. And any work visa holder who quits or is terminated from a job without immediately finding a new employer who is willing to take on all the trouble of hiring an immigrant quickly loses the visa and is required to leave America.

      This is terrible because it makes us feel we can't make long term investments. The people I know in this situation will not buy a house or make long term plans of any kind.

    5. All of these years I have spent in America, I have spent legally. I have been determined to do everything on the up and up. From college to law school to professional life, from student visa to work visa, I have scrupulously followed every immigration regulation, paid all my taxes, filed all the papers I had to file, and have not so much as received a parking ticket

      This happens to more people than we think, but it's easy to fall in the trap of saying "I've followed the rules, and others who haven't get to stay here", but that's not the case. The system is broken for everyone, whether we follow the rules or not.

    1. You see, along with all the wonderful things our Good White Parents taught us, they also taught us that it was important to be nice and polite and non-confrontational when dealing with the white racists we know. We learned to just ignore grandpa. We were reprimanded when we challenged Aunt Evelyn. We were coached before going into parties that people might be racist, but that was just their “point of view”. We were taught again and again that it was more important to keep the peace with family and friends than it was to stand up to racial injustice. This made sense to us because we understood that arguing with family or friends would likely cause us more immediate discomfort in the short term than racial injustice would.
    1. The data show that in some circumstances in which a woman may choose to end a pregnancy, majorities of Americans — Democrats and Republicans — are on the same side, sometimes supporting the legality of the procedure and sometimes not.
    1. He’s simply less ambitious about obtaining them and more circumspect about signaling his desire for consumer goods: a yuppie in slacker’s thrift-store clothing.
    1. What’s the best way to get that code onto those 50 computers? Click and drag with your mouse? God, no. What are you, an animal? You set up a continuous integration server and install plug-ins and let the robots serve you.
    1. But headlines can mislead. The main terrorist threat in the United States is not from violent Muslim extremists, but from right-wing extremists. Just ask the police.
    1. N.R.A. Basic Personal Protection Outside the Home is a two-day course. A primer lasting three hours provides “a tactical look at civilian life.” This raises the question of just how much civilian life is left.
    1. In an article about racial violence, this erasure of whiteness is absurd. The race of the victims is relevant, but somehow the race of the killers is incidental. If we’re willing to admit that race is a reason blacks were lynched, why are we unwilling to admit that race is a reason whites lynched them?
    2. This is the privilege of whiteness: While a terrorist may be white, his violence is never based in his whiteness. A white terrorist has unique, complicated motives that we will never comprehend.

      Whiteness brings the luxury of complexity.