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Using reason and evidence to do the most good - Effective Altruism

Effective Altruism

Effective altruism is about answering one simple question: how can we use our resources to help others the most?

Rather than just doing what feels right, we use evidence and careful analysis to find the very best causes to work on.

But it's no use answering the question unless you act on it. Effective altruism is about following through. It's about being generous with your time and your money to do the most good you can.

Mocking Active Directory with OpenLDAP

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For work, our production server uses Active Directory (AD) for authentication and authorization to use our app. Users may belong to several groups to be granted access to different parts of the app. To mock this out for development I installed OpenLDAP and extended the schema enough to match what we need.

Linux Action News

tags: podcast, Linux
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Stay up to date on the latest news and developments in Linux and open source. Chris and Joe bring their experience and perspective to the week's events.

Born from the ashes of the Linux Action Show with a mission to focus on high quality coverage and discussion.

UBports | A Ubuntu Touch Community

tags: touch, phone, Linux, Ubuntu
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Ubuntu Touch is the touch-friendly mobile version of the well-loved Ubuntu operating system. Originally designed and developed by Canonical, it now lives on in the UBports community.   Ubuntu Touch offers a completely refreshing approach to the mobile experience. Thanks to the intuitive interface, members of the Ubuntu Touch community report a very 'natural' experience. With a gentle swipe from the edge of the screen, you have access to all of the device...

About | elplatt.com

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Hi, I'm Ed. I research and create technology for cooperation and social good. I'm also an artist, a hacker/maker, and a neuroscience fan-boy. I'm currently a PhD student at the University of Michigan School of Information.

2017 State of DevOps Report, presented by Puppet and DORA

tags: report, devops, Puppet
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Over the past six years and more than 27,000 State of DevOps survey responses, we’ve found clear evidence that DevOps practices yield remarkable results for IT teams and organizations.

This year we also discovered new findings about transformational leadership, automation practices, continuous delivery, lean product management, and DevOps in not-for-profits and organizations that use off-the-shelf software.

Democrats Must Become America’s Anti-Gerrymandering Party | The Nation

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American democracy is not working. We have a president who lost the popular vote by almost 3 million ballots, a Congress that reflects gerrymandered district lines rather than the will of the people, and a voting system that discourages rather than encourages the high turnouts that are needed to
achieve a genuinely representative democracy.

Maps for your apps - Thunderforest

tags: Andy, service, tiles, map
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Bringing you all the best maps available for your applications and websites.

Superb levels of detail for every community on the planet.

Used by hundreds of applications and websites from around the globe, OpenCycleMap is an award-winning global map for cycling.

Recently chosen by OpenStreetMap for their front page, this map shows public transportation in great detail.

Delray Neighborhood Weather - Alexandria, VA Current Weather Conditions

tags: weather, Del Ray
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Station Location 38° 50.02' N, 077° 03.93' W, Altitude 151 feet

Meterograms are like weather cardiograms. They are produced from the NWS Global Forecasting System (GFS) and are specific for Alexandria and Arlington. I use Meterograms all the time to do my forecasts. They're easy to read so take a look.

CryptoParty

CryptoParty

CryptoParties are free and open for everyone, but especially ​those without prior knowledge, who haven't yet attended one.

CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space. This can include encrypted communication, preventing being tracked while browsing the web, and general security advice regarding computers and smartphones.