Introduction Last year I published my first book with a publisher, Hands on Bug Hunting For Penetration Testers. Going in, I was determined to set up a workflow that would allow me to: 1) Keep a backup of the book.2) Allow me to easily track my writing progress.3) Work on the book offline.4) Keep my
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Hello everyone, my name is Atomic Artichoke, and I’m the newest employee of the interviewing.io team, having joined a couple months ago as a Data Scientist. Atomic Artichoke isn’t my real name, of course. That’s the pseudonym the interviewing.io platform gave me, right before I took my final interview with the company. If you’ve never
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It may seem counterintuitive, but sometimes you need another thing to help yourself get organized, even if you’re feeling fatigue about all the apps and services you’re already wrangling. Notion is an all-in-one workspace app that can help you feel less overwhelmed with all the pieces of a particular project, even if that project is
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How I WorkThe How I Work series asks heroes, experts, and flat-out productive people to share their shortcuts, workspaces, routines, and more. Have someone you want to see featured, or questions you think we should ask? [Email Nick](mailto:nick.douglas@lifehacker.com).   The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine is a fertility clinic that helps patients and researches new genetic
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The Muse is the most trusted and beloved career platform, connecting individuals and companies on a more authentic level. We support over 75 million people looking to craft meaningful careers through TheMuse.com and our employer partners. Smart companies work with us to attract today’s top talent, giving candidates the information they need to find the
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By 2015, Mark Zuckerberg had grown uncomfortable with his messaging history. His old instant messages had gotten him into trouble in the past — people are still tweeting juvenile IMs from his college days — and the 2014 Sony hack had made him more concerned about his potential exposure. And so Facebook’s CEO took a
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The Evolution of Managed Marketplaces Anand IyerBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing Jun 12, 2017 Some of you may be too young to remember, but the physical Yellow Pages was one of the main ways you could find local businesses. Those meaty books were a mainstay and saw frequent usage in many many households around the world. But since the
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Enigma Technologies| Software Engineering, Data Science, Machine Learning, Product & Strategy| New York, NY| Full-time, On-site https://www.enigma.com/careers/openings https://www.enigma.com/engineering Enigma’s mission is to empower people to interpret and improve the world around them. We do this by transforming how data is seen and used in the enterprise. Enigma connects internal and external data to surface insights
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It has come to my attention that not everyone is eating their brie rind. This is silly, because brie rind is good, and—if you’re scraping the the gooey center out of a wedge on a communal cheese plate—it’s pretty dang rude. But even beyond brie, a lot of folks shy away from perfectly edible, sometimes
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Today I’d like to share an idea. It’s a very simple idea. It’s not fancy and it’s certainly not new. In fact, I’m sure many of you have thought about it already. But if you haven’t—and even if you have!—I hope you’ll take a few minutes to enjoy it with me. Here’s the idea: So simple! But
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Best Deals of the DayThe best deals from around the web, updated daily.    We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Wednesday’s Best Deals: Sling TV, Uniqlo, Moen Faucets and More A Simplehuman trash can, Thermapen Mk4, and LEGO’s Paris Skyline architecture
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Photo: Richard Drury (Getty Images) As a parent, the idea that my kid—or any kid I know—could be thinking about suicide is one I’d like to push far, far away. No. God, no. Not possible. This mindset, however, is dangerous. Because children are killing themselves. Among teens, deaths by suicide increased by 33 percent between
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LiveLike | NYC | Full-Time | ONSITE | https://livelike.com/careers/ — Who We Are — LiveLike combines live sports streaming, an immersive technology experience and a greater social community of friends & fans. We’re creating a platform to empower broadcasters to engage the next generation of audiences through social and immersive experiences. — Open Roles —
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Screenshot: David Murphy I hang my geeky head in shame for never trying this earlier, but I just noticed the other day that you can right-click in Gmail to pull up a useful Gmail-themed context menu. In fact, it’s probably faster to organize your emails this way then to select an email and use the
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In March 2009, Uber was born. Over the next few years, the company became not just a disruptive, controversial transportation company, but a model for dozens of venture-funded companies. Its name became a shorthand for this new kind of business: Uber for laundry; Uber for groceries; Uber for dog walking; Uber for (checks notes) cookies.
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Who can we really trust among Amazon, Yelp, and the countless other review site that depend on customer intel to inform buying decisions? Let’s face it: even if a product has four and a half stars, we can’t help but be swayed by the one- and two-star reviews. Who’s the liar here? And more importantly,
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Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images There’s a statistic for everything, especially in investing. Writers and financial experts love to pick out minutiae from the markets and posit that they mean something BIG and EXPLOSIVE about the state of the economy—and now that you know it too, you have some sort of investing edge. (If you were
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Regular cleaning of your kitchen requires you to either ignore what’s going on underneath your fridge, or moving it so you can clean properly. Here’s how to do the latter, because eventually the former will catch up with you. It isn’t pretty, what’s going on beneath the average fridge and stove: they are where lost
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by Paul Ducklin Chrome users, make sure you’ve got the very latest version. Or, as Justin Schuh, one of Chrome’s well-known security researchers, put it: [L]ike, seriously, update your Chrome installs… like right this minute. We’re not big Chrome fans – we’ve always thought that Firefox is better in both form and function, to be
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Nowadays, in order to use a service, you must provide a login and password. In Poland, I got acquainted with a partial password instead of a regular password. A partial password is a mode of password authentication. By asking the user to enter only a few specific characters from their password, rather than the whole
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You’re in a rush to get to work when suddenly all hell breaks loose—on your face, that is. While shaving, you manage to cut yourself ever so slightly, only for it to gush blood like an unfixable faucet leak. You’re left with the decision: continue to dab it with toilet paper until the bleeding stops
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Location: San Francisco Remote: No Willing to relocate: Within US, depending on offer Technologies: Web, Mobile, UX/UI, JavaScript, React, Flutter, Angular, Ionic, WebAssembly, Canvas, HTML and CSS expert etc. (if it's a web tech or design, I've likely worked with it) Résumé/CV: tbjgolden.com (or request resume through email) Email: hire@tbjgolden.com You can learn who I
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Wefarm | London, UK | Full-Time | ONSITE https://wefarm.co Wefarm is the world’s largest knowledge network and marketplace for small-scale farmers. Using Wefarm they can share and access vital information, products and services without needing any access to the internet. We’re currently actively hiring for: – Head of Engineering https://wefarm.bamboohr.co.uk/jobs/view.php?id=54 – Head of UX https://wefarm.bamboohr.co.uk/jobs/view.php?id=30
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The ChaCha cryptographic random number generator is in the news thanks to Google’s Adiantum project. I’ll discuss what’s going on, but first a little background. The name of the project comes from a genus of fern. More on that below as well. One-time pads The one-time pad is a provably unbreakable way to encrypt things.
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// TypeScript Fundamentals For JavaScript Developers /* Tutorial for JavaScript Developers wanting to get started with TypeScript. Thorough walkthrough of all the basic features. We will go through the basic features to gain a better understanding of the fundamentals. You can uncomment the features one by one and work through this tutorial. If you have
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In 1990, Harvard Business School professor Michael Jensen co-wrote an article making the then-bold claim that CEO compensation should be tied to stock price performance. The point, Jensen and his co-author argued, was to better align incentives and ensure that corporations were able to attract “the best and brightest individuals to careers in corporate management.”
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HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — When a news article revealed that Clarifai was working with the Pentagon and some employees questioned the ethics of building artificial intelligence that analyzed video captured by drones, the company said the project would save the lives of civilians and soldiers. “Clarifai’s mission is to accelerate the progress of humanity
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We are facing a EU regulation which may make it impossible to install a custom piece of software on most radio decives like wiki routers, smartphones and embedded devices. You can now give feedback on the most problematic part by Monday, 4 March. Please participate – it’s not hard! In the EU Radio Equipment Directive
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Some months ago, I participated in a two-week experiment that involved using a smartphone app to track every morsel of food I ate, every beverage I drank and every medication I took, as well as how much I slept and exercised. I wore a sensor that monitored my blood-glucose levels, and I sent in a
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With average highs of –40 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, the Siberian city of Yakutsk, Russia, is one of the world’s coldest continually inhabited places. In 2008 a visiting journalist wearing multiple layers of winter clothing managed to stay outside in January for just 13 minutes before beginning to experience “severe pain” across his body
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allplants – https://allplants.com/pages/careers – London, UK – Onsite – Permanent – Full-time. Founded in 2016 by food-lovers and serial entrepreneurs JP and Alex, allplants is an award-winning planet-positive food brand, and VC-backed B-Corp with approx. 60 employees on a mission to build Earth’s most forward-thinking food company. We have openings across product and engineering. Please
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A listing of companies (or teams) that don’t do “whiteboard” interviews. “Whiteboards” is used as a metaphor, and is a symbol for the kinds of CS trivia questions that are associated with bad interview practices. Whiteboards are not bad – CS trivia questions are. Using sites like HackerRank/LeetCode probably fall into a similar category. The
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Rackspace, the hosted private cloud vendor, let go around 200 workers or 3 percent of its worldwide workforce of 6600 employees this week. The company says that it’s part of a recalibration where it is trying to find workers who are better suited to their current business approach. A Rackspace spokesperson told TechCrunch that it
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Possible DigiCert in-addr.arpa Mis-issuance Cynthia Revström 26.02.19 11:02 Hello dev.security.policy Apologies if I have made any mistakes in how I post, this is my first time posting here. Anyway: I have managed to issue a certificate with a FQDN in the SAN that I do not have control of via Digicert. The precert is here:
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This is a small collection of some tips and tricks which I keep repeating myself in every ASP.NET Core application. There’s nothing ground breaking in this list, but some general advice and minor tricks which I have picked up over the course of several real world applications. Logging Let’s begin with logging. There are many
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Summary of important user-visible changes for version 5 (2019-02-23): -------------------------------------------------------------------- ** The determination of an object's dimensions, size, and shape by the functions ndims, rows, columns, isscalar, isvector, isrow, iscolumn, ismatrix, and issquare now fully depends on the function size. Thus, any user-defined object can ensure correct treatment by the aforementioned functions by properly overloading
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To preface the article, I primarily work on, and prefer, back-end code. I’ve been involved in both web and software development for over 4 years now and worked with many front-end and back-end frameworks. New Twitter UI Before all of the UI designers that read this go out and riot and champion against me for
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Athelas is hiring project managers, SWEs, and MechE’s 16 hours ago | hide Athelas (https://athelas.com) is a fast-growing biotech company based in Mountain View, CA. In the two last month, purchase volume has nearly 5x’d, and we are hiring across the board for sharp project managers, full-stack engineers and mechanical engineers. Please send emails/resumes to
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Image: Scholastic If you’ve been waiting for a sign that it’s time to introduce your kids to The Baby-Sitters Club, Netflix has generously decided to oblige. The streaming service announced that it has ordered 10 episodes of the classic 1980s and 90s book series-turned-TV show-turned movie. Even the simplest of descriptions has me excited: In
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Image: Jimi Filipovski on Unsplash Show me $1 and I’ll show you 10 “money gurus” who claim they can turn it into $2. These so-called experts are a dime a dozen, and are responsible for a lot of bad money content and financial confusion. I try to avoid mentioning them when I can, which is
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With the recycling industry in flux, the rules surrounding recycling plastic aren’t always a given (at least, in the U.S.). For one, you can’t recycle plastic bags or straws and now black plastic is even becoming a problem. How will we ever know the right way to recycle? Given the confusion, it makes sense that
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Photo: Claire Lower News is usually bad, but today, the news is good. The news is so good, in fact, that I feel like drinking about it, and I would like to invite you all to join me. To celebrate this good feeling coursing through my body due to the good news, I’m mixing up
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Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill (Getty Images) When you have a baby, packing for a vacation feels a bit like moving out of a small apartment. Infants need a lot of stuff—diapers (so many diapers), diaper cream, wipes, formula and food. Some parents choose to do a Target or Costco run when they arrive in the new
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Photo: Claire Lower It’s no secret why burger chains like Shake Shack, In-N-Out, and Smashburger are having such a moment. Their thin, moderately-sized burger patties show a deep and abiding understanding of what makes a good cheeseburger: a reasonable portion size, seamless integration with the bun and toppings, and of course lots and lots of
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Financial scams are on the rise, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s annual Sentinel Data Book report—but there are some simple measures most people can take to avoid being played. Consumers reported nearly 3 million scams to the FTC in 2018, 48 percent of which were related to fraud of some kind. The top types
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Researcher (with Ph.D. in Computer Science), with experience in Multimedia Information Retrieval, Computer Vision and Machine Learning Location: Portugal Remote: Yes Willing to relocate: Yes Technologies: C++ (OpenCV, Poco, Armadillo, LibSVM, FLANN), Python (NumPy, SciPy, sklearn, Django), Java (Lucene), ElasticSearch, Microsoft Azure, Vowpal Wabbit Résumé/CV: https://andremourao.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/AndreMour… Email: andre.b.mourao@gmail.com Location: Los Angeles, CA Remote: Open to
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A thesaurus is a fruitful tool when you use it befittingly. If you fathom what you’re performing, a thesaurus patronizes you find the merited word for your specific ballgame. But if you ply synonyms without kenning their shadinesses of gist, you will look really speechless. You need to apprehend each word you utilize, or else
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Screenshot: David Murphy (BURNiT) One of the more annoying situations you can encounter is a desktop or laptop that takes forever to load. It gets there eventually, but one of the surest signs that something has gone wrong is when your system takes a lot longer to boot into Windows or macOS than ever before—especially
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We took a look at what’s going on inside the mattress peddler’s surprisingly complicated nightlight with a gorgeous user experience. After much anticipation, Casper recently announced a new product, the Glow light. Despite the price tag, it launched to, ahem, glowing reviews. This marks the direct-to-consumer darling’s first foray into connected products. Given the high
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Image: Rowan Heuvel on Unsplash A surprisingly large number of new homeowners are feeling regret after their purchase, largely because of unexpected costs associated with the purchase, reports a new survey of 1,500 homeowners from personal finance website Bankrate. In fact, 63 percent of millennial homeowners (and 44 percent of all homeowners) have at least
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Is social media ripping apart the fabric of society? Fears of the fringe and “the other” have prompted some to demand social platforms remove uncomfortable ideas, hoping that the very algorithms that entrap us will protect us from ourselves. The idea of uniting humanity through a global network is turning out to be more dystopian
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Where the hard edge of physics meets the vulnerable metaphysics of the human heart. By Maria Popova Few people have enchanted the popular imagination with science more powerfully and lastingly than physicist Richard Feynman (May 11, 1918–February 15, 1988) — the “Great Explainer” with the uncommon gift for bridging the essence of science with the
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Of all the common consequences of aging, none is more frightening than memory loss. Even if you’ve never helplessly watched a loved one succumb to Alzheimer’s—which I promise is worse than it sounds—it’s natural to wonder if something similar could happen to you. The Types of Memory Problems You Should Be Concerned About Everybody forgets
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Today we have a special guest post. There have been a few guest posts here at AVC. Maybe a half dozen in total. One of my favorites was this one by JLM during the financial crisis of 2008/2009. But this one today may top that gem. It’s from our favorite Giant Robot Dinosaur and it’s
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Scooter share, bike share and ride hailing are quickly becoming staple commodities in cities all over the world. As companies in those respective spaces try to improve their economics, Zoba is aiming to contribute to those goals by predicting demand for scooters, bikes and, eventually, rides in particular areas. To support Zoba’s mission, the company
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Following Singapore Airlines and American Airlines passengers’ privacy concerns over cameras spotted in seat-back entertainment displays, United Airlines and Delta have confirmed to BuzzFeed News that some of their screens also include camera lenses. The displays with cameras embedded are found in the airlines’ premium economy class, available on select international routes. Both United and
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Want a semi-simple explanation of magnetic resonance? Click to jump directly to it. This page supplements the article Is Quantum Mechanics necessary for understanding Magnetic Resonance? by Lars G. Hanson appearing in Concepts of Magnetic Resonance A. The article discusses common problematic approaches to NMR and MRI education. It is not a critique of Quantum
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Last week, a team of astronomers at Peking University announced the discovery of a gigantic black hole with a mass equivalent to twelve billion suns. The black hole formed near the beginning of time, just nine hundred million years after the Big Bang. It’s twelve billion light years away, but, because the quasar surrounding it
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Our DevOps consulting team at Flux7 works with dozens of enterprises to help mature their IT programs and improve their operational excellence. In the process of moving from traditional IT to starting and scaling DevOps in the enterprise, we begin the process of moving to “everything as code” including infrastructure, configuration, pipeline, and security as
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This repo is everything you need to run a server for The Spaghetti Detective, the coolest, AI-based solution for 3D printer remote management and monitoring. The core of this project is based on a Deep Learning model. See how the model works on real data. Prerequisites The Spaghetti Detective server needs to run on a
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Photo: Claire Lower Even the cheapest, most basic butter is a thing of beauty but, just as I love many salts of various price points and colors, I love all sorts of different butters, from the cultured to compound. Actually, my new favorite child happens to be a compound butter that’s quite cultured—all you need
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Photo: Benjamin Chodroff (Flickr) Throwing your black take-out containers in the recycling bin? Unfortunately, there’s a chance they’re ending up in our landfills, despite your efforts. We often think of our recycling bin as a universal catch-all for all our plastic materials (someone will sort it, right?). Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case with all
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We have a small, veteran engineering team focused on delivering a great product the right way. If you have experience building and maintaining system-level infrastructure are looking to make an impact within a profitable, scaling startup we’d love to hear from you. Job Description Work with a wide range of systems, processes, and technologies to
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The 100 Oldest .com Domains Registered on the Internet. Taking a break from marketing discount disney tickets, and to satisfy my curiosity, I went in search of the earliest adopters of the World Wide Web as we know it today and to my surprise there were WWW dns entries that go back as far as 1985…can
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In his 1930 essay “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted a 15-hour workweek in the 21st century, creating the equivalent of a five-day weekend. “For the first time since his creation man will be faced with his real, his permanent problem,” Keynes wrote, “how to occupy the leisure.” This became
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posted 2019/02/23 The bottom line: Thelio, System76’s new “open hardware” desktop, is a small, beautiful, and powerful desktop computer that hits every high point anyone could have expected, faltering only in the inherent limitations of its small size. Pros: pretty, small, performant, well cooled, well supported, and easy to modify Cons: somewhat noisy, no front
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Ever wondered why you have had to travel the length of the country on a wet Tuesday night to watch your team in action? Like me, you’ve probably just blamed the fixture computer, that mythical piece of technology that determines where you will be and when throughout the football season. I have always imagined it
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Dec 8, 2018 Photo by Alina Grubnyak on Unsplash Graphs provide us with a very useful data structure. They can help us to find structure within our data. With the advent of Machine learning and big data, we need to get as much information as possible about our data. Learning a little bit of graph theory
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Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images This Sunday is the Oscars. Red Carpet coverage starts at 6:30pm ET/ 3:30pm PT and the actual awards show begins at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT on ABC. If you have a television, the cheapest and easiest way to watch all the action is to just tune in. ABC is free over-the-air
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Throughout their childhood, brothers Waldo and Chalmus Danielson burned for justice. In the spring of 1894, in the Rogue Valley of southwestern Oregon, the brothers found a tin can full of gold coins while cleaning out a neighbor’s chicken coop—only to have the neighbors cheat them out of it, they claimed. As teenagers, the boys
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Many years ago (in 2015), I told you about my Xbox 360 development kit, based on a Power Mac G5. And I finally managed to make it work. Let’s summarize the story. We are in 2003 and Microsoft plans to release its Xbox 360 console in 2005. It is based on a new PowerPC processor
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The sun is a massive hydrogen bomb in the sky. It puts out energy, in the form of electromagnetic radiation, a small sliver of which comes our way. The blindingly bright portion that’s in the visible range enables us to see things. On either side of the visible frequencies, there’s ultraviolet (that which gives you
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LNG Tanker Excellence. Photo via Excelerate Energy. by Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) A red-hulled tanker is drifting in Massachusetts Bay, trying to capitalize on the brief two-month window when natural gas in this region can become the most expensive in the U.S., and sometimes the world. The vessel, owned by Excelerate Energy LP, is periodically delivering
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E I rewrite my personal website every few years. It’s a chance to learn the hot new technology of the time period, and to revamp the design with one I like more. In 2012, ejj.io was a few PHP files served with Apache, fronted by Cloudflare. I then rewrote it to be Golang fronted by
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Description We’re looking for an experienced engineer to help build our financial engine. You will collaborate with domain experts to design, build, test, and own systems and processes for servicing 401(k) plans and making our customers happy. As reliability is key to earning our customers’ trust, you will build robust systems that are observable, maintainable,
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Several Microsoft Corp employees on Friday demanded that the company cancel a $480 million hardware contract with the U.S. Army and stop developing “any and all weapons technologies.” A Microsoft store is pictured in New York City, New York, U.S., August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo The organizing effort, described to
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Alcohol is falling out of favor with tastemakers and health-conscious gen Z consumers. As more and more consumers – particularly those in Gen Z – are choosing not to drink, a swathe of grown-up non-alcoholic drinks and bars dedicated to teetotal concoctions are popping up on both sides of the pond. Seedlip The sober life
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In totally cool, very comforting privacy news this week, you may have to safeguard your personal information in one more place, outside of any laptop or phone: an airplane seat. Recently, while flying on a Singapore Airlines flight, Twitter user vkamluk took a photo of an entertainment console (or TV, in non-airline speak), with a
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Best Deals of the DayThe best deals from around the web, updated daily.    We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Friday’s Best Deals: Refurb MacBooks, Everlane Denim, Tide Eco-Box, and More Home Depot’s automotive accessory sale, the DASH air fryer, and
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While my son and I were driving across town the other day, he decided he doesn’t want to grow up to be an adult. “Then when you drive somewhere, you have to actually drive the car,” he complained. “You can’t do anything else. You can’t even play with toys! It’s so boring.” Advertisement “You can
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Welcome back! I hope you’re all enjoying working your core without doing a single plank this month. Today, let’s talk about exercises you can do while hanging from a pull-up bar or a set of gymnastics rings. In these exercises, you’re mostly working your abs and your hip flexors (the leg muscles that connect your
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Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images Another day, another viral faux-hack to contend with. Minnesota Senator and 2020 presidential nominee Amy Klobuchar was hungry one day, and, with no utensil in sight, used a comb to eat a salad on a plane, according to the New York Times. Advertisement “Hungry, forkless and losing patience,” is also, incidentally,
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Old Poem Revue #2 by Aaron Belz Raleigh’s Last Poem Before being beheaded, Sir Walter Raleigh served as one of Queen Elizabeth’s “Sea Dog” anti-Spanish pirates; founded two failed settlements at Roanoke, Virginia; introduced Europe to the curative effects of tobacco; twice ventured to South America in search of El Dorado; wrote a lot of poetry
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[This post is having major technical issues. Some comments may not be appearing. If you can’t comment, please say so on the subreddit.] I. I Come To Praise Caesar, Not To Bury Him Several years ago, an SSC reader made an r/slatestarcodex subreddit for discussion of blog posts here and related topics. As per the
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I sweat a lot. I sweat while I’m walking. I sweat while I’m sitting. I sweat while I’m having a conversation. In any job interview, I’ll leave the room soaked in sweat, like I involuntarily entered a wet T-shirt contest. I’m sweating while I write this. Advertisement My sweating problem has long plagued me. Is
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You don’t have to like every food. But certain food aversions are very inconvenient when you’re out in the world. Writer Amanda Mull, for example, wishes she didn’t hate cucumbers. So she talked to dietician and therapist Ellyn Satter. The trick is to only partly eat the food: Food aversions can generally be overcome with
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Photo: Hannah Wei on Unsplash When fraudulent charges appear on your credit card statement or are flagged by your card issuer, you know to cancel your card and report them as fraudulent. Sometimes, though, a transaction isn’t a scam—it might have been made in error, or you may never received a product you ordered, for
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Photo: Claire Lower A reuben is not a reuben without corned beef, but that doesn’t mean that reuben toppings can’t be used to upgrade other, vegetable-heavy sandwiches, because vegetables is a good practice. Tangy Russian dressing, melted Swiss cheeses, and funky sauerkraut bring joy to everyone they hang out with, and vegetable lovers should take
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Extensions are capable of extending, changing, and advancing the behavior of Postgres. How? By hooking into low level Postgres API hooks. The open source Citus database that scales out Postgres horizontally is itself implemented as a PostgreSQL extension, which allows Citus to stay current with Postgres releases without lagging behind like other Postgres forks. I’ve
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When patents and free software crop up together, the usual question is about patent licensing. Patent exhaustion — the principle that patent rights don’t reach past the first sale of a product — is much less frequently discussed. At FOSDEM 2019, US lawyer Van Lindberg argued that several US court decisions related to exhaustion, most
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The old cliché goes that “A picture is worth a thousand words”. This may be overused, but I feel this is particularly relevant in data analysis, and we often use diagrams as tools to quickly communicate the results of our complex statistical models. However, whilst we often prioritise on explaining the results of the analysis,
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My son Dexter is failing his sixth-grade computer class. The kid taught himself Adobe Premiere to edit Minecraft videos and has started learning to code, but he’s flunking out of a basic “here’s how to open a file” middle school computer class. So we met with his teacher, and the meeting echoed meetings we’ve been
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Berkeley, CA | Full-Time About Zendar: At Zendar, we are working on a high-resolution imaging radar system that allows self driving cars to see through fog, rain and snow. We are a team of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers and researchers developing the next generation of radar technology. Job Description: We are hiring a software engineer
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Researchers at IIT Bombay develop the country’s first indigenously designed and fabricated microprocessor.  India’s electronics market is in its biggest boom ever. Fuelled by the demand for electronic devices, it is expected to reach a whopping $400 billion by 2020. Most of the electronic devices we use are imported; only a quarter of the devices
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‘All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone’ – Blaise Pascal, 1662 The police stayed calm and the Buddhists were calmer, but by then there wasn’t much anyone could do. In the hours previously, I had come to believe, simultaneously and sequentially, that I was: dead, alive, omniscient,
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With the growing popularity of CTF (capture the flag) competitions, and the excellent performance of Polish teams like Dragon Sector in this area, I thought it would be interesting to demonstrate the construction of a simple CrackMe, using some creative techniques which make it difficult to crack and analyse. If you have ever been curious
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Redis Labs, fresh off its latest funding round, today announced a change to how it licenses its Redis Modules. This may not sound like a big deal, but in the world of open-source projects, licensing is currently a big issue. That’s because organizations like Redis, MongoDB, Confluent and others have recently introduced new licenses that
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A couple weeks ago I interviewed the chef-owners of Joe Beef, David McMillan and Fred Morin, at Books Are Magic in Brooklyn about their new book: Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse. Midway through the Q&A, the two chefs—who are legendary, along with their iconic Montreal restaurant, for bacchanalian-level eating and drinking—began discussing their recent sobriety
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Google is finally ending forced arbitration for its employees. These changes will go into effect for both current and future Google employees on March 21. While Google won’t reopen settled claims, current employees can litigate past claims starting March 21. For the contractors Google works with directly, it will remove mandatory arbitration from their contracts.
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Sunscreens will get new labeling soon, and some will be off the market, according to a proposed rule that the FDA announced today. The changes will also mean that it’s easier to find sunscreens that protect against UVA rays (the ones that cause damage but not sunburn). Some ingredients’ safety is in question Many of
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Best Deals of the DayThe best deals from around the web, updated daily.    We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Thursday’s Best Deals: Fire TVs, New Balance Sneakers, Luxury Tent, and More Edifier bookshelf speakers, dryer balls, individual pistachio packs, lead
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Best Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily.    The six quart Instant Pot Ultra is down to $128 right now, just $28 from an all-time low and discounted $22. You should buy one. The Instant Pot Ultra features a completely revamped, dial-based UI that makes
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One of the new Windows 10 features visible to users is the support for additional “Desktops”. It’s now possible to create additional surfaces on which windows can be used. This idea is not new – it has been around in the Linux world for many years (e.g. KDE, Gnome), where users have 4 virtual desktops
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Photo: Netflix When I first started writing on the internet (for the now defunct xoJane) my comments sections and Twitter mentions were mostly filled with wonderful, supportive women and non-binary people. There would be the occasional angry man in my inbox, but writing about food for a woman-focused website meant I didn’t deal with men
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Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Apple and Goldman Sachs will launch a joint credit card this spring, the Wall Street Journal reports. The card is expected to be paired with new Apple Wallet features that will allow cardholders to “set spending goals, track their rewards and manage their balances.” The Journal reports that the card, which
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Hate Twitter? Tired of seeing tweets out of order? Have longstanding complaints about its interface? Annoyed by Trump’s nonsensical tweets? Well, you may not be able to fix all of these problems, but you can help do your part. This week, Twitter announced it’s launching a “prototype” beta program, Twttr, focused mainly on changes to
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A viral photo showing a camera in a Singapore Airlines in-flight TV display recently caused an uproar online. The image was retweeted hundreds of times, with many people expressing concern about the privacy implications. As it turns out, some seat-back screens in American Airlines’ premium economy class have them, too. Sri Ray was aboard an
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Once, when my son was three years old, I took him to an indoor bounce house park. An hour of jumping and sliding and bouncing didn’t tire him out the way I’d hoped, though. It only made him ready for another hour. Unfortunately, the “open bounce” time had ended and all the other three-year-olds were
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“If I was setting up curriculum at a university,” says engineer Foone Turing, “I’d make an entire semester-long class on the Challenger disaster, and make it required for any remotely STEM-oriented major.” Because, says Foone, the disaster was a lot less random or simple than people tend to think. In a thread of 102 tweets,
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Bitter flavors are often dismissed as undesirable, but a little bitterness can bring delicious nuance to an otherwise one-note plate. Bitter greens are particularly welcome alongside rich, salty dishes, and the best way to make them pop is with a drizzle of honey. You Should Put Kohlrabi on Your Pizza Life has taught me to
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Nearly 4 million decisions are delivered each year by French courts. The case law they drive is critical to lawyers who use it in court to defend their clients. Legal research is tedious and Doctrine’s mission is to help them get straight to the point. Court decisions are traditionally long and complex documents. To make
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The FUTURE of WORK The Rise of the WeWorking Class America’s Professional Elite: Wealthy, Successful and Miserable The New Labor Movement Fighting for Domestic Workers’ Rights Why Aren’t Women Advancing More in Corporate America? Illustration by Tracy Ma Illustration by Tracy Ma My first, charmed week as a student at Harvard Business School, late in
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I love my KitchenAid fiercely, but I’d be lying if I said it’s because I can’t live without it. It’s a family heirloom, handed down from my great-grandmother to my mom to me; according to the model number, it turns 50 this year. I’ve moved it across the continent twice—from upstate New York to Oregon
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There’s a right time and place when it comes to yawning. Work isn’t the place for it if you want to look alert and prepared. Yawning in a class isn’t great either. It’ll annoy your professor and you’re likely to miss something important. Yawning in the middle of a conversation: also not ideal. You’ll look
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Snapdocs is an early-stage, rapidly growing company looking for an experienced and empathetic front-end engineer. If you thrive in a fast-paced, continuous feedback environment where you will have the opportunity to shape the software from scratch, then please read on. Backed by investors like Sequoia, SV Angel, and YC(14),we’re a small team tackling the absolutely
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On February 12, California’s governor Gavin Newsom announced to the state legislature that plans for America’s first high-speed rail project would have to be scaled back. The projected costs of the project—originally proposed as a rail link between Los Angeles and San Francisco—had recently soared to $77 billion. Over a distance of about 380 miles,
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IT’S THE 10-YEAR commemoration of Samsung’s World telephone, a line of gadgets that made phablets cool, endure rite of passage and transformed Samsung into a pioneer in the cell phone showcase. Today, at an occasion in San Francisco, the organization demonstrated how it intends to push its cell phones into the following decade—and into another
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If a personalised number plate simply isn’t enough to express your complex personality, worry not – soon you will be able to add an emoji to the mix. Ok, you’ll have to move to Queensland, Australia – but once that’s sorted, you can get your own little smiley starting next month. The emojis will cost
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Recently, Spotify updated its interface, burying its “Repeat” button in the depths of a sub-menu on its mobile app—and people are pissed. Redditors and Twitter users alike have taken to the internet to voice their complaints. “I’ve paid for premium for years now and might stop if this is permanent,” Redditor u/ChummySquash wrote. “Hiding repeat
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On Tuesday, the New York Times announced its content will be entirely free to anyone carrying a library card in California. Here’s how to access the news as easily as you access sunshine, Californians. It’s not just current articles in the NYT that are available; according to The Hill, library cards also allow access to
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Best Deals of the DayThe best deals from around the web, updated daily.    We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Wednesday’s Best Deals: Dyson Ball Animal 2, Networking and Storage Gold Box, J.Crew, and More A networking and storage Gold Box
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Image: Toa Heftiba on Unsplash If you’ve been contributing to a 401(k) or IRA for a few years, you might be happy with your current balance. You know, in a nebulous way, that you’ll have to pay taxes of some kind when you take a disbursement, but that’s overshadowed by the progress you’re making toward
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Feb 19, 2019 Scott Eden [embedded content] ACT 1: A CONVENIENT HALF-TRUTH James “Jimmy” “Bah-Bah” “The Sheep” Battista was a stressed-out, overweight, Oxy-addicted 41-year-old, in the hole to some underground gamblers for sums he’d sort of lost track of, when he settled in to watch an NBA game for which he believed he’d just put
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Being a snorer and being overweight are interchangeably linked. In other words, obesity can cause snoring and snoring can cause obesity. Promisingly, weight loss is the most potent remedy for snoring. Dropping a few pounds can drastically reduce both normal snoring and sleep apnea. Jump to: weight loss techniques for snorers. Check out SnoreLab’s SMART
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I have pee anxiety. If I’m left with limited options for a restroom (e.g., I’m stuck at the front of a stage during a concert) I’ll suddenly feel the urge to go (even if I don’t need to). It’s psychological and it’s taught me a great deal about getting through a crowd when all seems
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February 2009 Hacker News was two years old last week. Initially it was supposed to be a side project—an application to sharpen Arc on, and a place for current and future Y Combinator founders to exchange news. It’s grown bigger and taken up more time than I expected, but I don’t regret that because I’ve
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Cruise Missile A DIY Cruise MissileWatch me build one for under $5,000Last Updated: 9 May, 2008 I’d like to thank all those who have emailed me with their opinions, condemnations and support. The fact that I get so many emails obviously means that my goal of raising public awareness is working. Instead of answering the
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Photo: Daniel Jaquez (Reshot) Six years ago, my husband and I moved across the country from Arizona to the East Coast, where we’re both originally from. At the time, we had a two-year-old and an anxiety-ridden cat—not to mention furniture and belongings in the house we were renting, the condo we owned and a storage
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Chronic wasting disease has now been reported in deer, elk, and moose in 24 states, according to the CDC. The disease isn’t new, but its nickname is: you can now read sensational headlines about “zombie deer.” What is CWD? Chronic wasting disease is a prion disease that affects a deer’s brain and nervous system. It’s
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Later today, Samsung will be unveiling its latest line of products during its Samsung Unpacked live event, including the long-rumored Galaxy S10 smartphone. This new flagship smartphone will probably get the lion’s share of the attention today, but there are plenty of other devices that could make an appearance—not to mention the possibility of last-minute
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Photo: Claire Lower We are right in the middle of the bad, seemingly never-ending portion of winter, and all I want to do is eat mountains of creamy carbohydrates. Obviously our three-ingredient potatoes au gratin would do just fine, but the noble spud isn’t the only root that takes well to a gratin-ing. The Best
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Photo: Netflix This March on Netflix, we’re getting Doubt, The Notebook, A Clockwork Orange, Apollo 13, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and the original Wet Hot American Summer. There’s a long list of original shows and films, including the second half of Arrested Development season 5. Hoo boy. Any fans of the new season here? But
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Over a hundred museums and libraries around the world make coloring books based on their collections for the Color Our Collections program, led by the New York Academy of Medicine. Along with three previous annual collections, there are now 396 PDF coloring books you can print out. Here are some of our favorites. These are
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As a Director of Strategy and Operations on the Tovala team, you will be charged with scaling operations as well as finding and implementing efficiencies and optimizations across our entire operation. You’ll be responsible for devising strategies and executing on making our process more efficient, higher quality and cheaper. You will focus on our food
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