The New Science of Sentencing

There is a very long conversation to be had about the sentencing process, not only in USA, but the world. It is far from perfect, it is subjected to biases and interference. But can risk assessment based on statistical data be any better ? Well, people’s opinions are divided, as it was to be expected, but we won’t really know just how effective it is until someone tries it. I realize that this experiment will be made at the expense of people’s lives but,

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The Raise That Went Sideways

I am borrowing the title from Dave Pell, because it sounded better to me than theNYTimes’ title ( A Company Copes With Backlash Against the Raise That Roared ). So, you may be asking, what raise is this you are talking about ? Well, the CEO of Gravity Payments, Dan Price, decided to pay everyone at his company a minimum salary of $70 000. People weren’t sure what to make of this at the time ( 3 months ago ),

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Theft, Lies, and Facebook Video

It’s no surprise that lately videos on Facebook have grown quite a bit. In fact they now claim that they have as much views as Youtube. But do they really ? Hank Green ( you may know him from SciShow, Crash Course, and Vlogbrothers ) is making quite a statement about how Facebook is treating the matter of Facebook video views and their policy on copyright infringement.

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As Tech Booms, Workers Turn to Coding for Career Change

Coding will get you a better job. At least this is what this article seems to say. And, I have to be honest, it most likely will. I started to learn PHP programming after I got my first job as an accountant. It was not easy, it took me quite a while to get the hang of it, but here I am now, a freelance WordPress developer. I keep learning new stuff every day, about WordPress,

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You May Know Me from Such Roles as Terrorist #4

A fun article to read. It give a unique insight in the lives of the people who play terrorists in movies and TV shows, especially given the fact that movies warp our views on the Arab people a great deal. I usually use a line/paragraph I liked most from the article to put in here as sort of an excerpt or intro to get you to go to the article I suggest and it usually isn’t the first line.

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Today’s NextDraft edition was full of good stuff

I mentioned before that I am a subscriber of the NextDraft newsletter, and today, I found there a lot of good stuff to be read. It happens once in a while that I find almost all the links shared to be good reads. As you would expect, tastes differ, and since I am not an american, some of the articles shared hold little interest to me. But today there was a good crop. I will be sharing all the stuff I found to be good reads in the coming days,

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British economics graduates have left a trail of misery around the world

This is not meant as a hate piece towards the British, it’s just a conclusion drawn by a British website about the economics taught at big shot British universities. I for one had no idea that so many people who graduated British universities went on to bring so much chaos back in their countries. That should not be read that British universities only breed chaos 🙂 , it’s just that some really bad leaders world-wide have studied economics at prestigious British universities and were heavily influenced by their way of thought.

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No, it’s not your opinion. You’re just wrong

I enjoyed this particular article very much, probably because I feel a lot of closeness to the subject. People around me tend to share uneducated opinions all the time, like the one about autism, they are simply factually wrong. That is it.

There’s nothing wrong with an opinion on those things. The problem comes from people whose opinions are actually misconceptions. If you think vaccines cause autism you are expressing something factually wrong,

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Where is this blog going ?

I really have no idea. I keep trying new things until I find something that works for me. At first I wanted to make it about WordPress, but there are a lot of resources out there for WordPress and I eventually I did not feel like I had anything meaningful to add. So I changed its direction somewhat. These days is mostly a place for me to share interesting stuff I read online, whether or not they are related to WordPress or web development in general,

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Yuri Milner Bets $100M That ‘We Are Not Alone’ in the Universe

As sort of a continuation to the Where are all the aliens ? post, comes this. This was the first time I have heard of this Yuri Milner fellow, but hey, kudos to you if you already knew about him. Apparently he is a big shot Russian tech investor. Well as the title says, he is also keen on getting real proof of alien life and to that end he decided to put up 100 million dollars of his own money.

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Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It

This is bad. I mean, I knew some things could be done, but the stuff that’s shared in this article really make you think twice about buying a last gen car. It’s one thing to have your radio and AC fiddled with, but things are getting really dangerous if the hackers can also “cut the transmission”.

Though I hadn’t touched the dashboard, the vents in the Jeep Cherokee started blasting cold air at the maximum setting,

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Where do I find the stuff I have been posting recently

You may not care how I find the articles I have been posting recently but I am still going to tell  you 🙂 . I am currently subscribed to both NextDraft and The Skimm plus a few other sites, but these 2 are rather central to my process of finding good articles to read. Whenever I read something that was recommended on either newsletter, I just go back to the main page of the respective website,

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