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Redefining Smartphone Photography - The New Yorker

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Henry Jacobson was interested in seeing how professional photographers reacted to the rise of “deeply personal and deeply anonymous platforms” like Instagram.

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La Enciclopedia de huevadas que nadie quiere saber

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Montappone, Le Marche: The real capital of the hat industry

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Montappone is a medieval town nestled in one of the most beautiful regions of Italy: Marche. There dictates the rules of an accessory which recently returned very fashionable: the hat.... In this municipality, supported by five others in the neighborhood, there are over 40 craft enterprises, which continue the family tradition. To give you an idea, factories in the area are 70% of the production of straw hats in Italy and 50% in Europe. [...]
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Remembering the Real Violence in Ferguson

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"Violence has a geography and for this reason, geography lies at the center of discussions of violence. Within the United States a myriad of taken for granted assumptions about identity, place, power, and memory undergird the nation’s psyche. These normative interpretations intersect with a particular kind of geographic formulation that places persons of color in general, but black men most specifically, at the center of the violent structures of the nation."
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22 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Taylor Swift

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From why she doesn't take sexy selfies to why she dances at awards shows, here's what didn't fit into Taylor Swift's third Rolling Stone cover story (RT @taylorswift13: Real talk: http://t.co/MLIbdFBJ8C)...
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Jose Mourinho will never be as good as Pep Guardiola, claims former Real Madrid chief Jorge Valdano - Telegraph

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Former Real Madrid general director Jorge Valdano launches scathing attacking on Jose Mourinho, claiming he pales in comparison to Pep Guardiola (Jose Mourinho will never be as good as Pep Guardiola, claims former Real Madrid chief Jorge Valdano
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Virtual worlds can be as fulfilling as real life

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Step aside Olympians – the new sporting pursuit of choice may soon be professional gaming. Electronic sports (or esports) are now mainstream, drawing more than a million viewers in large tournaments and…
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Kevin Spacey: An Interview on the Shifts in Storytelling

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"Kevin Spacey spoke with Skyword's Ted Karczewski about the changes in storytelling and what he's learned from the House of Cards experience."

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"There are two things that have been happening over the last few decades in my opinion. First, there have been unbelievable, remarkable, pioneering advances in technology and, second, an equal amount of evolution in creativity. These two shifts are meeting at an intersection."

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A Simple Guide to Optimizing Your Landing Pages [Infographic] - HubSpot

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Better Together's last throw of dice is a gamble too far

When Johann Lamont, Ruth Davidson and Willie Rennie stood outside Edinburgh's Dynamic Earth yesterday to announce a

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A Yes to Secure The Brightest Future

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There is just seven days to go until Scotland will go to the polls for the most important democratic decision it will ever make. Some people have already sent away their ballot p...


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Banffshire & Buchan Coast SNP: Financial Giant - "Independent Scotland Would be a Big Success"

The Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, has today said that in his view “an independent Scotland would be a big success”.


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High marks for Monte Beauchamp's 'Masterful Marks' - Comic Book Resources

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Comic Book Resources High marks for Monte Beauchamp's 'Masterful Marks' Comic Book Resources Certainly Disney and Osamu Tezuka qualify, as do Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who introduced the superhero as we know it, and Jack Kirby, who reimagined...

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Real Madrid and Atlético face each other for the seventh time in 2014 | Real Madrid CF

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This year will see the most derbies in history.
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Using Augmented Reality in schools

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Essentially, Augmented Reality is hidden content, most commonly hidden behind marker images, that can be included in printed and film media, as long as the marker is displayed for a suitable length of time, in a steady position for an application (on a device such as a tablet or smartphone, by means of a camera) to identify and analyse it.
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Austinites REALLY Love Music & Kevin Durant is Kind of a Big Deal, So Says Data Science

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Is Virtual Reality The Future Of Journalism?

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A Historic vs. An Historic

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Some points of English usage stir strong feelings. Placing the indefinite article “an” in front of the words historical or historic is one of these. Here are

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Some points of English usage stir strong feelings. Placing the indefinite article “an” in front of the words historical orhistoric is one of these. Here are some comments prompted by a post I wrote on this topic several years ago:

When people use “an historical” on NPR, it’s because [they’re] snooty.

Only a Cockney or an hidiot [would say] “an historic.”

[People who defend “an historic”] are pseudo-intellectual, American linguistic “posers.”

For certain Americans, it’s all about self-consciously pompous affectation!

I would never ever use “an” in front of any word with an aspirate H at the beginning. That just isn’t what it’s for, and it sounds pretentious.

The simple facts about the use of “an historical” and “an historic” are these:

1. Style guides like The Chicago Manual of StyleThe AP Stylebook, and The Penguin Writer’s Manual regard the following as correct in modern usage:
“a historical event”
“a historic event.”

2. Many speakers still say and write “an historical”–and they do so with no intention of sounding affected, pompous, or pretentious.


Pronunciation changes from generation to generation, but never in one fell swoop. Pockets of older forms continue to exist even after the majority of speakers have made the switch and authorities have recorded the new rules.

The Google Ngram Viewer provides an interesting look at the progress of “an historic” vs “a historic.” In 1800, “a historic” barely shows. It begins its rise in the 1820s. In 1869, “a historic” is neck and neck with “an historic.” The two travel along fairly close together until the First World War when “an historic” pulls ahead and dominates until 1938. After that, “a historic” becomes the clear winner, although “an historic” and “an historical” remain in use. Here are two recent examples of the use of “an historical” in the context of educated English:

Primary sources enable the researcher to get as close as possible to the truth of what actually happened during an historical event or time period. (Note on the New York University library site.)

The Making of Southern Europe: An Historical Overview (title of a recent publication of the London School of Economics)

Clearly, modern usage prefers “a historic” and “a historical,” as well as a before other “h words” that readers asked about: “a hotel,” “a horrible accident,” and “a horrific statistic.”

The word herb (succulent plant used for seasoning) is pronounced both with and without an aspirated h. “A herb” is modern British pronunciation, although British author Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) wrote “an herb” in one of her novels. Many Americans–although by no means all–say “an erb” and write “an herb.”

Unquestionably, accepted current practice is to use the indefinite article a in front of all but a very few words that begin with the letter h.

The most common exceptions are:

an heir to the throne
an honorable man
an honest man
an hour or two

Speakers who say “an historic” are not necessarily being “pretentious or snooty.” It could be that they learned the usage from family members and teachers educated in earlier generations.

Follow the style guide of your choice. Save your linguistic wrath for things like, “Me and my brother graduated from Georgetown.”

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Swift Turns 1.0: The Evolution of a Language

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Apple has announced that Swift 1.0 has reached GM status on iOS and developers can now start submitting apps that use Swift. The language will continue to evolve, say Apple, as it has done since its announcement at WWDC 2014 last June. This is a short summary of its evolution.

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Apple has announced that Swift 1.0 has reached GM status on iOS and developers can now start submitting apps that use Swift. The language will continue to "advance with new features, improved performance, and refined syntax", say Apple, as it has done since its announcement at WWDC 2014 last June.

Before reaching GM status for iOS, indeed, Swift has gone through a number of beta releases that, besides fixing the inevitable bugs, have progressively refined the language syntax and semantics, and improved performance.

Swift Syntax and Semantics

With each new beta release, Apple updated its official Swift Language Reference to keep it in sync with the language new features. Xcode release notes, on the other hand, have hosted all the details about what changed in Swift from one beta version to the next, although mixed-in with the full set of Xcode changes.

This is where SwiftInFlux, a GitHub repository created by Karol S. Mazur, can come in handy and provide a glimpse of all the changes made to Swift in a structured way. What makes this repo particularly interesting is that for several of the changes made to Swift, we can read Swift creator Chris Lattner's opinion on what they meant and why they were added.

Besides listing in a concise way all the changes that each Xcode beta version brought to Swift, the repo also collects some change requests that have been discussed either in Apple developers forums, or reported to Apple through Radar. A few highlights of areas where Swift might see further development beyond 1.0 are: abstract methods, access control, C++ support, nil returning initializers, and others, though there is not any commitment on Apple part, yet.

Swift Performance

When Swift was announced, Apple touted its speed as one of its most remarkable features, with a 40% performance increase over Objective-C. Still, initial tests done by several developers showed a rather different picture, with Swift being outperformed by Python in several tests unless using the-Ofast compiler optimization option, which also removed all runtime safety checks. This finding 

sparked online discussions where several developers hinted at the work in progress nature of Swift and remarked that it was not so uncommon for a beta release to show performance issues.

Indeed, all of Swift performance issues were fixed as early as the beginning of last month with the release of Xcode 6 beta 5. As developer Jesse Squires reported, in Xcode 6 beta 5 Swift for the first time outperformed Objective-C in all the algorithms he had been testing since Swift was first made available. Even better results could be achieved by enabling a new -Ouncheckedoptimization option, which replaced -Ofast and made more explicit its real behaviour, putting Swift performance on a par with C's, albeit doing away with any optimizations, as already mentioned.

Mike Ash wrote a very detailed analysis of the reasons why Swift can outperform Objective-C, taking into account faster method dispatching thanks to static dispatching, more opportunity supported by the language for inlining function calls, more efficient register usage thanks to not having to handle the _cmd implicit parameter to any method call, and pointer aliasing, which could allow to optimize cases where more pointers refer to the same memory area.

Swift for OS X

Swift has not reached GM status for OS X, yet, due to the dependency with Yosemite SDK. Apple say that when Yosemite will reach GM, Swift will also be GM on the Mac. Meanwhile, developers can build Mac apps with Swift by downloading the beta of Xcod

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5 Steps to Building a Successful Nurture Engine - MarketBridge

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1.  Assess and Visualize

In step one, look at the “big picture” and ask yourself who you want to target. Are you looking for net new prospects, to cross sell/upsell existing customers, or even re-engage past customers? Create buyer scenarios detailing out personal information, buying behaviors and other essential information.

 

2.  Pilot Design

Step two: pilot design. With a thorough understanding of the prospect base you can begin to create an implementation plan moving forward. Within the implementation plan you will need to develop tailored messaging for each audience. Messaging frameworks that highlight individual value propositions, pain points, and buying behaviors will assist in building a meaningful relationship with prospects by offering them engaging content.

 

3.  Campaign Development

Step three: campaign design.   With your segmented messaging and implementation plan in place, you can begin to prepare best-in-class customer communications to provide your audience(s) with targeted content for amplified engagement.

 

4.  Execution and Measurement

Step four: execution and measurement. In this phase, leverage your implementation plan and communications calendar to ensure timely and flawless execution of the pilot program.

 

5.  Optimization

Finally, step five, optimization. The optimization phase permits the opportunity to take key learnings from the nurture engine pilot and make recommendations to improve the program before the broader roll out. Take pilot learnings to refresh content, creative and make broader campaign recommendations. Apply learnings to iterative campaign waves to ensure success and a high return on investment.

 

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Peter A Bell: Last word

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As we move into the last few days of the referendum campaign, I wonder if there is much more to say. Surely, with all the millions of words that have been written, everything that might be said on the matter has already been said many times over. The lies of the No campaign have been exposed. Their scare stories have all been comprehensively debunked. The manifold positive arguments for independence have been stated and restated in every way imaginable.
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Social Media Shakes FDA’s Power: A Case Study of Compassionate Use

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We’ve written about states’ “right to try” laws, which expand desperate patients’ power to use drugs before the FDA approves them. These laws, gaining bipartisan approval in a growing number of states, open up the question of whether FDA powers that limit the availability of new medicines can be challenged by states.

The problem that “right to try” laws address is that patients who have no alternative treatment, except an experimental medicine, are often willing to take more risk than the FDA appreciates. They want the FDA out of the way and are not satisfied with federal policies that expand access to experimental medicines.


Pharmaceutical executives whom I have questioned assert that “right to try” laws are naive. In one sense they are: I have yet to identify a drug-maker that is supplying medicines under the auspices of a “right to try” law. The problem for a drug-maker with a unique new medicine for a deadly illness that strikes a small population is that every patient who takes the drug on an experimental basis is one less patient who can be enrolled in a randomized, double-blind clinical trial — the “gold standard” demanded by the FDA for approval.

A couple of pharmaceutical executives have written a very honest article about their experience dealing with a request for compassionate use of an experimental drug, while one of them was CEO of the company that was developing it.

Brincidofovir is an anti-viral drug designed for patients who receive stem-cell tranfusions for bone marrow or immune system failure. For a short time, the company (Chimerix) provided the unapproved medicine under a government arrangement that investigated its use against smallpox. However, when that ended, the company stopped approving requests for compassionate use, anxious that it would not be able to complete its necessary trials.

What is interesting is that the company changed its mind as a result of one family’s social-media campaign — not a change in law or regulation. The company was on the receiving end of such vilification that it pressured the FDA to find a way to allow compassionate use.

Also interesting is that the company’s stock jumped 50 percent once it started distributing the drug on a compassionate basis. The stock market, being a market, has a more accurate view of the value of the new medicine than either the company or the FDA (as discussed in an earlier blog entry).

- See more at: http://healthblog.ncpa.org/social-media-shakes-fdas-power-a-case-study-of-compassionate-use/#sthash.aSszCrZx.dpuf


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