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Here is the full Kroll report, which is the main basis for the article: http://candu.md/files/doc/Kroll_Project%20Tenor_Candu_02.04....

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sadly, kuro5hin is dead; this post is from 2009

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Anybody who hasn't followed Elop's career might like to catch up with the vitriolic commentary from Tomi Ahonen, who blames him for single-handedly destroying Nokia: http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/elop/

I'm sure in a day or two Tomi will post an entertainingly vicious commentary on the fall of Elop.

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There's a problem having a five-point scale with light-hearted descriptions attached to each point.

If I rate what I learned this week at 0/5, it's labelled "I've not learned a thing since the early 90s". Cute, but not really the same thing.

Likewise, all the stress descriptions seem to be about workload.

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+1

What I want, and will probably never get round to implementing, is Markov chain playlist generation. Collect play order from (high-quality, human-generated) playlists, then use them to build Markov chains of tracks that tend to be played after one another.

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people on the internet misunderstanding a paper? Might that be because 99% of them don't have access to read the thing, since it's suck behind a paywall?

and to end a post about a paper people can't read with "Maybe I’m being naive here, but I think a major reason behind false memes is that checking sources sounds much harder and more intimidating than it actually is." -- that's just rubbing it in!

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I find just reading the abstract of a paper is usually enough to debunk the nonsense claims people are claiming it proves.

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What if they're the ones who've read the full paper while you haven't?

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Then they'll be able to back up their claims.

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They've chosen just about the worst imaginable name...

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Does 18F mean anything special?

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I found this in an article:

> The name 18F refers to GSA headquarters building, which is located on 18th and F streets in Washington.

I agree that 18F is a bad name. They should have just called it "Government Digital Service" like the UK version of the same.

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Might refer to 18-year old female, a common trope in dating sites and porn.

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I'm a big fan of the BBC World Service, which tends to have more content and less human interest compared to Radio 4. In particular 'Newshour' is the best general world news coverage I've found, and available as podcast http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour

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and there's Democracy Now -- it's unashamedly politically biased, but brings up important stories that don't get covered much elsewhere. The best part is the news roundup at the start -- the rest is features and interviews, which can be very good or entirely dull. http://www.democracynow.org/podcasting

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For anybody who reads French, I recommend http://www.courrierinternational.com/. They select and translate articles from the world press on whatever are the most important issues. So you'll get Greek discussions of Syriza, Ukrainian and Russian comment on Donbass, etc.

I've not found anything as good in English, but presumably it's out there somewhere.

Otherwise, I find it useful to read through archives. The Guardian does a good job of tagging everything. The New York Times is good for world news by country -- e.g. if you want to know what's been going on in Poland lately, start at http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesan...

Also, Spiegel Online put up some of their best articles in English, though they can be frustratingly pompous and long-winded.

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I am going to get a little off-topic here, another awesome website in french is http://linuxfr.org/. If you know of any other website of similar content & an quality in English, Spanish or Portuguese please let me know. There are some English websites I've checked before like Phoronix, Linux.com, Slashdot, etc., but I don't feel that they have as much high quality content as LinuxFr.

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Please everyone who thinks Spiegel is a decent magazine. It's not. Any German with a bit of an education can only detest the journalistic "quality" of Der Spiegel. It's a propaganda outlet, on the same level as Deutsche Welle, Russia Today or even boulevard/tabloid noise like Bild and Express.

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Turning them into generators would have broken a lot of existing code, though, so it's reasonable to leave them until a major version change. Rather, these are the kind of small, obviously-useful changes that should have come immediately in 3.0, giving people some encouragement to switch.

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Most of the breaking changes (including making map, zip, filter, etc lazy) were done in Python 3.0.

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