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March 11, 2013
Today in WTF: A Gawker tipster has revealed that the Boy Scouts of America aren’t sure if those scary Gays™ can keep their eyes/hands to themselves. The BSA is apparently polling members about the appropriateness of homosexual leaders attending overnight camping trips, and other rules/activities which could/would be impacted by a proposed change to the BSA’s policy barring gay members. While some argue that certain questions have merit — like questions about the appropriateness of gay teens sharing a tent — the overall tone and apparent need for such a poll doesn’t seem very inclusive to us. Thoughts?

Today in WTF: A Gawker tipster has revealed that the Boy Scouts of America aren’t sure if those scary Gays™ can keep their eyes/hands to themselves. The BSA is apparently polling members about the appropriateness of homosexual leaders attending overnight camping trips, and other rules/activities which could/would be impacted by a proposed change to the BSA’s policy barring gay members. While some argue that certain questions have merit — like questions about the appropriateness of gay teens sharing a tent — the overall tone and apparent need for such a poll doesn’t seem very inclusive to us. Thoughts?

16:01 // 1 year ago
February 19, 2013
Murder suspect on the run from the law for over a year turns himself in, told the police station is closed … Murder suspect on the run from the law for over a year turns himself in, told the police station is closed … No matter how many times we read, type, or say this one out loud, we’re pretty sure nothing is ever going to make this make sense to us. Even if “things are a bit messy” right now, are you really telling us there wasn’t anybody that could have escorted Mr. Hadri to another station? source

Murder suspect on the run from the law for over a year turns himself in, told the police station is closed … Murder suspect on the run from the law for over a year turns himself in, told the police station is closed … No matter how many times we read, type, or say this one out loud, we’re pretty sure nothing is ever going to make this make sense to us. Even if “things are a bit messy” right now, are you really telling us there wasn’t anybody that could have escorted Mr. Hadri to another station? source

18:11 // 1 year ago
September 14, 2012
huffingtonpost:

Raw weblog data gets organized into summarized, usable database tables via a couple of data processing steps. Sometimes intermediate tables are used to help calculate sums, groups, and values at the level we are interested in. For example, variables recorded at very granular time intervals might later be summed or averaged in longer groups of time. Storing what happened in the past hour or day is intuitive, whereas its hard to think of when you would need to know the exact millisecond a user clicked on something. You end up with tables that have a structure closer to what you might remember from the datasets you saw in the Intro to Stats class you aced, and these can be regularly used by developers or analysts without much hassle/manipulation.
Sideboob Exposed: Raw, Summary, and Usable Web Data aka: Why we have a whole page dedicated to this phenomenon. 

This is the most fascinating article in HuffPo history …

… and it appears to all be for the purpose of an elaborate sideboob graph.

huffingtonpost:

Raw weblog data gets organized into summarized, usable database tables via a couple of data processing steps. Sometimes intermediate tables are used to help calculate sums, groups, and values at the level we are interested in. For example, variables recorded at very granular time intervals might later be summed or averaged in longer groups of time. Storing what happened in the past hour or day is intuitive, whereas its hard to think of when you would need to know the exact millisecond a user clicked on something. You end up with tables that have a structure closer to what you might remember from the datasets you saw in the Intro to Stats class you aced, and these can be regularly used by developers or analysts without much hassle/manipulation.

Sideboob Exposed: Raw, Summary, and Usable Web Data aka: Why we have a whole page dedicated to this phenomenon. 

This is the most fascinating article in HuffPo history …

… and it appears to all be for the purpose of an elaborate sideboob graph.

22:57 // 1 year ago
May 11, 2012

Are our presidential candidates bullies? Should we care?

  • bully Yesterday, a Washington Post story revealed that when Mitt Romney was a child in the 1960s, he bullied students in his school — the exclusive Cranbrook School in Michigan — including an incident where he cut a young boy’s hair against his will. Romney apologized for the incident Thursday, which took over the news cycle.
  • bullier? Because, hey, Obama wrote a book describing his childhood, conservative commentators such as Sean Hannity are looking at an incident where the president admits to teasing and shoving a young girl. Can we all agree that Mitt Romney and Obama made mistakes as kids, and moved beyond them? source

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12:10 // 1 year ago
April 27, 2012
To be clear: If you don’t wring every last dollar from a company, people criticize you. (via BO.LT)

To be clear: If you don’t wring every last dollar from a company, people criticize you. (via BO.LT)

14:41 // 1 year ago
April 18, 2012
In which an eight-year-old boy’s decisions, normal for the culture of the country he was living in at the time, are put onto the same plane as a middle-age man’s much-mocked mistake. EDIT: Jake Tapper had to step back from this headline a bit.

In which an eight-year-old boy’s decisions, normal for the culture of the country he was living in at the time, are put onto the same plane as a middle-age man’s much-mocked mistake. EDIT: Jake Tapper had to step back from this headline a bit.

8:23 // 2 years ago