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M3talinks For 11/19/2011

  • “It is now an unstated but I think pervasive axiom of the human rights movement that those agents whose behavior it wishes to affect—governments, armies, businesses, and militias—are exposed in some significant way to the force of public opinion, and that they are (psychically [End Page 435] or emotionally) structured like individuals in a strong social or cultural context that renders them vulnerable to feelings of dishonor, embarrassment, disgrace, or ignominy. Shame is thought of as a primordial force that articulates or links knowledge with action, a feeling or a sensation brought on not by physical contact but by knowledge or consciousness alone. And it signifies involvement in a social network, exposure to others and susceptibility to their gaze—”a painful sensation excited by a consciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of having done something which injures reputation, or of the exposure of that which”

    tags: politics of shame human rights bosnia

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M3talinks For 11/18/2011

  • “As an avid cook, this is almost embarrassing, but my kids love Hamburger Helper. I don’t love Hamburger Helper. It tastes like cardboard and the ingredients list on the side of the box is enough to make you run away screaming. Who knows what that stuff is. A lot of preservatives, for one thing. There’s just nothing fresh about it. And it’s not as if you’re going through a drive-through window and picking up dinner. You still have to cook it. What makes Hamburger Helper so popular is how quick you can get it on the table and the standardization of the directions in every variety along with the cutting open of packets and throwing it in the pot. It requires little thinking, which is often what you need at the end of a long day when you’re tired and everyone is hungry.”

    tags: recipes food hamburger

  • “Having a discussion with some friends one day about the easiest way to verify whether or not a completed 9×9 Sudoku puzzle is valid, meaning that all rows, columns and 3×3 sub-grids contain all digits from 1 to 9, I began formulating a way to solve these puzzles using a computer. Within that same week I inevitably sat down and began coding it out.”

    tags: sudoku code

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M3talinks For 11/15/2011

  • “Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations (chipset, browser, OS version, etc.) following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook. We will of course continue to provide critical bug fixes and security updates for existing device configurations. We will also allow our source code licensees to continue working on and release their own implementations.”

    tags: adobe flash html5 mobile

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M3talinks For 11/13/2011

  • “I have come to terms with my almost unholy infatuation with rice and beans. Perhaps it’s because of my affection for simple and honest (read: affordable and easy) peasant food, but rice and beans are a staple in so many regions of the world, and with good reason! Rice and beans are a balanced meal with protein and carbohydrates, affordable and shelf stable for long storage and consumption in lean times, and deliciously variable in terms of texture, taste and nuance. So often we see rice and beans as a side to a flavorful main, a misunderstood dish which is frequently discarded as boring or banal or – even worse – the cheap filler to your meal, but not in Brazil. Oh no, my friends. In Brazil, the bean reigns supreme! Well, next to the beef of course. And maybe the pork. And chicken. But hey, legumes still rank.”

    tags: rice brazilian beans feijoada food blog cooking

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M3talinks For 11/09/2011

  • “In 2000, writer Rodney Rothman spent three weeks pretending to be an employee of a Silicon Alley company, writing up the experience for The New Yorker as “My Fake Job.”

    Seven years earlier, in 1993, programmer Ron Avitzur pulled a similar stunt. But unlike Rothman, who was avoiding wasting his days in his apartment masturbating, Avitzur was extremely productive.

    Avitzur sneaked into Apple’s California HQ for six months to write a software program that, through luck and hard work, is still included on every Mac sold today. “

    tags: graphing calculator guerilla development coding apple

  • “Google TechTalks August 1, 2006 Ron Avitzur ABSTRACT It’s midnight. I’ve been working sixteen hours a day, seven days a week. I’m not being paid. In fact, my project was canceled six months ago, so I’m evading security, sneaking into Apple Computer’s main offices in the heart of Silicon Valley, doing clandestine volunteer work for an eight-billion-dollar corporation. For more info visit:”

    tags: graphing calculator guerilla development coding apple

  • “Stories about people teetering on the edge of this question: Should they stay or go? A software writer loses his job, but refuses to go away. He continues to show up at work, sneaking in the door each day and putting in long hours on a project the company canceled. A student from Pakistan finishes four years of college in Philadelphia and has to decide whether to move back home. And other stories. “

    tags: graphing calculator guerilla development coding apple

  • “To determine when a student has finished a certain exercise, we award proficiency to a user who has answered at least 10 problems in a row correctly — known as a streak. Proficiency manifests itself as a gold star, a green patch on teachers’ dashboards, a requirement for some badges (eg. gain 3 proficiencies), and a bounty of “energy” points. Basically, it means we think you’ve mastered the concept and can move on in your quest to know everything.

    It turns out that the streak model has serious flaws.”

    tags: khan academy online learning assessment open badges

  • “Berp is an implementation of Python 3, written in Haskell. It provides a compiler and an interpreter. In both cases the input Python program is translated into Haskell code. The compiler turns the Haskell code into machine code. The interpreter runs the Haskell code immediately via the GHCi interpreter. The user interface of the interpreter imitates the one provided by CPython. “

    tags: python haskell compiler geeky

  • “The web’s most popular recipes can spread with viral speed”

    tags: great recipes internet

  • “Here at, we spend lots of time reading food blogs — and it’s no surprise that we’ve found smart, gastronomically-inclined bloggers in virtually every country on earth. These writers are committed to celebrating regional recipes, restaurants, techniques, and ingredients; we draw on their sites as culinary guides to everyday life in specific places all over the globe.”

    tags: food blogs awesome

  • “How do you make bread even better? You stuff it with pepperoni and cheese. Then, you bake it in a bundt pan that allows you to pull off little chunks and dip them in pizza sauce. This is the perfect thing to bring to a party (and I did, where it disappeared quickly!) or to eat during a football game. Or, make it for dinner and serve with a salad. It’s basically pizza, heavy on the crust…right?!”

    tags: pizza party food cooking awesome

  • “This classic Israeli breakfast, a dish of Libyan origin, can be served as a main course for any meal of the day.”

    tags: recipe eggs mediterranian food

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M3talinks For 11/07/2011

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