General Reading for 04/24/2017

Grok the GIL: How to write fast and thread-safe Python | Opensource.com “We explore Python‘s global interpreter lock and learn how it affects multithreaded programs.” tags: bs python Learn a Python script for automating the process of publishing podcasts | Opensource.com “Python can help you skip over the fussy little…

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General Reading for 04/23/2017 – Hummingbird & Gardening Edition

Parks Brothers Plants that Attract Butterflies & Hummingbirds | Parks Brothers Greenhouses “This first list is a list of annual plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.  Annuals are plants that not cold hardy and will have to be replaced every year (that is they will not come back next year).”…

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Best Food Reading for 04/17/2017

Recipe: Joy the Baker’s Shakshuka With Feta and Parsley “With its spicy tomato sauce and poached eggs, Shakshuka is exactly what you need for that weekend brunch spread, says Joy Wilson in her new cookbook” tags: f Roasted Asparagus with Poached Egg and Lemon-Mustard Sauce Recipe on Food52 “The sauce…

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General Reading for 04/03/2017

Scientists nearly double sea level rise projections for 2100, because of Antarctica – The Washington Post “Sea levels could rise nearly twice as much as previously predicted by the end of this century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated, an outcome that could devastate coastal communities around the globe, according to new research published…

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Quantum Computing Topics for 03/06/2017

IBM’s new Q program to include a 50-qubit quantum computer | PCWorld “A new quantum computing program called Q at IBM will be remarkable in its own right. In a few years, IBM plans to create a quantum computer with more than 50 qubits, which should push conventional computers one step…

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Best Food Reading for 03/03/2017

Sichuan Pork Wontons (Chao Shou) Recipe | SAVEUR “The recipe for these tasty pork wontons is from noodle shop owner Ma Yingjun. See Matt Gross’s article Flavors of Sichuan for information on hard-to-find ingredients. “ tags: f recipe pork Crawfish Etouffée Recipe | SAVEUR “Crawfish tails are cooked with tomatoes,…

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Best Food Reading for 02/27/2017

German Pretzel Dumplings (Serviettenknödel) Recipe | SAVEUR “These savory dumplings are great for sopping up the juices from sauerbraten and other braised meats. Start with day-old pretzels to help the dough crisp up more quickly.” tags: f Chicken Soup with Pork Dumplings Recipe | SAVEUR “These traditional Siberian half-moon dumplings,…

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Best Food Reading for 02/12/2017

Garlic-and-Gruyère-Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe | SAVEUR “Each summer, at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California—home to 90 percent of the American garlic crop—festivalgoers can nosh on a wide assortment of garlicky dishes, ranging from spaghetti enrobed in a pungent pesto to garlic ice cream. One of our favorites is this…

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Best Food Reading for 02/03/2017

Salmorejo (Chilled Tomato Soup) Recipe | SAVEUR “Salmorejo, gazpacho’s richer, deeper cousin, is a cool, creamy soup typically topped with chopped hard-boiled eggs and salty prosciutto or Iberian ham; omit the pork to make it vegetarian.” tags: f tomato soup recipe Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links…

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Best Food Reading for 01/22/2017

Best Buffalo Brussels Sprouts – How to Make Buffalo Brussels Sprouts “Even if you hate vegetables, you won’t be able to stop eating these highly addictive (and totally disguised) pan-fried Brussels sprouts. Serve with buffalo sauce FTW.” tags: f Cheesy Brussels Sprout Dip – Baked In “Regardless of whether you’re…

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Best Food Reading for 01/12/2017

https://www.cooksillustrated.com/recipes/4026-best-french-onion-soup?extcode=NSFBA11ZZ&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=photo&utm_content=frenchonionsoup&utm_campaign=cifacebook “With too many onion soups, digging through a layer of congealed cheese unearths a disappointing broth that just doesn’t taste like onions. The ideal French onion soup combines a satisfying broth redolent of sweet caramelized onions with a slice of toasted baguette and melted cheese. We wanted a foolproof…

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Best Food Reading for 12/06/2016

America’s first sustainable urban agrihood is growing in Detroit – Curbed Detroit “Wait, an agrihood? It’s an alternative neighborhood growth model, positioning agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use development. There are some agrihoods around the country, but in rural areas. This is the first within a city.” tags: f…

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General Reading for 11/20/2016

Pecan Pie Truffles Recipe – NYT Cooking “These festive truffles from Hannah Kaminsky, a columnist at VegNews Magazine, combine the rich flavors of pecan pie under a thin layer of smooth chocolate. Like traditional rum balls, these offer a slightly alcoholic kick, so be sure to monitor any underage guests.”…

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General Reading for 11/13/2016

Lasagna Roll Ups | Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Roll Up Recipe | Two Peas & Their Pod tags: bs lasagna pasta spinach artichoke Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna | bell’ alimento “Something like this Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna with Crispy Fried Sage. It hits the spot and yes still makes me want…

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General Reading for 11/07/2016

Next AI challenge: Computers take on StarCraft – CSMonitor.com “DeepMind announced its decision to partner with StarCraft’s creator, Blizzard, at a conference in California. The two groups say that they look forward to programming a computer to react to strategic problems in real time.” tags: v bs blizzard Posted from…

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General Reading for 11/05/2016

Second Life Creators Head to Virtual Reality – WSJ “Onstage at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJDLive 2016 global technology conference, Second Life creator Linden Lab demonstrated its forthcoming social virtual reality platform Sansar. It lets you create a 3-D virtual avatar and environment and then invite others to join you.”…

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General Reading for 06/16/2016

IBM Enhances Support for the Swift Programming Language “Apple‘s Swift programming language continues to gain popularity among developers and IBM, as a key Apple partner, is putting its considerable might behind the technology.” tags: bs swift ibm programming Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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General Reading for 05/29/2016

EU Announces That All Scientific Articles Should Be Freely Accessible by 2020 “In what has been called a “life changing decision,” the European Union’s ministers of Science, Innovation, Trade, and Industry have decided to give individuals free access to science papers by 2020.” tags: bs Your Memorial Day Grilling Checklist…

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General Reading for 04/14/2016

Attracting Hummingbirds “One good way to enjoy the company of hummingbirds is planting a hummingbird garden. In addition to providing them a natural diet, a hummer garden is an excellent way to attract birds to your nearby feeder: since hummingbirds feed by sight on regularly-followed routes – called traplining –…

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Best Food Reading for 03/22/2016

Asparagus and Two-Cheese Quiche with Hash-Brown Crust recipe | Epicurious.com “Get all the goodness of hash browns and a rich Fontina and goat cheese egg custard in this unexpected quiche. With fresh green asparagus and tarragon, it’s perfect for a springtime brunch, lunch, or light dinner.” tags: f easter asparagus…

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Best Food Reading for 03/18/2016

Naan (Indian Leavened Flatbread) Recipe | SAVEUR “Unlike some other staple Indian breads, which are unleavened and crafted from durum wheat flour, or atta, fluffy naan is made with all-purpose flour and yeast. Traditionally, the dough is slapped against the chimney wall of a clay tandoor oven and baked over…

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General Reading for 03/16/2016

Wegmans a ‘gamechanger’ in Finger Lakes agriculture “Wegmans is more than brick-and-mortar grocery stores, more than a Fortune 500 enterprise with $7.9 billion in annual sales and some 45,000 employees across New York and five other states. The Gates-based retailer — rated the No. 1 grocery store in America by Consumer Reports — is “a gamechanger,” said Susan Brown, associate…

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Best Food Reading for 03/15/2016

U.S. Wins World Championship Cheese Contest for the First Time in 30 Years | Food & Wine “We know that America makes amazing cheeses, but for all too long our delicious domestic offerings have gone underappreciated by the rest of the world. Finally, though, our curds are getting the praise they…

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General Reading for 03/14/2016

GitHub – apple/swift-evolution: This maintains proposals for changes and user-visible enhancements to the Swift Programming Language. “This document describes goals for the Swift language on a per-release basis, usually listing minor releases adding to the currently shipping version and one major release out. Each release will have many smaller features…

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Best Food Reading for 03/14/2016

White Lasagna with Mushrooms and Prosciutto | Williams-Sonoma “Earthy mushrooms and bits of salty ham stud this silky baked pasta dish with bursts of flavor. If you can’t find thin, straight-edged no-boil lasagna sheets at your market, try a shop that specializes in Italian foods. You don’t want ruffled edges…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 03/13/2016

Google AI finally loses to Go world champion “At last, humanity is on the scoreboard. After three consecutive losses, Go world champion Lee Sedol has beaten Google‘s DeepMind artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, in the fourth game of their five-game series. DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis notes that the AI lost thanks…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 03/10/2016

Data science roles will be among best paid in near future, conference hears – Independent.ie “Ireland must urgently invest in data science skills, an audience at a Big Data event in Dublin heard today.” tags: m data science ireland Pizza Hut National Pi Day math contest “Want to earn 3.14…

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Best Food Reading for 03/05/2016

Ramen Sandwiches Are Now A Thing In Japan – Food Republic “Ramen and sandwiches are both incredible foods, favorites in the offices of Food Republic. Sometimes they’re paired together, as seen originally with the wildly popular ramen burger. But in a new twist, instead of acting as buns, the noodles serve as the…

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