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daily 11/29/2013

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daily 11/28/2013

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    • It turns out, hitting on more deep balls will help you win games, and deep catches after play fakes have been key to each of the Bucs’ wins in this streak.
    • his isn’t much of a surprise; Seattle has an excellent secondary, and a a strong pass rush, and this forced the Buccaneers to play it safer, so that their limited offense wasn’t able to extend and protect an early lead.

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daily 11/25/2013

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daily 11/24/2013

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daily 11/23/2013

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    • But Justice Ball, in a decision last month, wrote that Ms. Dookhan “presents as a tragic and broken person who has been undone by her own ambition.”

    • In August 2012, she admitted she had mishandled samples. As a police report described it: “She became sad and a slight tear came to her eye and she stated, ‘I screwed up big time. I messed up. I messed up bad. It’s my fault. I don’t want the lab to get in trouble.’ ”
    • She was first charged that fall with skirting proper lab procedures, prompting district attorneys around the state to set up war rooms to go through their cases and decide how to handle those in which she had been involved.
    • The last time, in 2011, he was caught with an “inmate-manufactured weapon” – in this case, a sharpened eyeglass stem – and thrown in solitary for a year.
    • “I’ve never been lonely since those times when I got used to being alone.”
    • She is especially rankled by the long-standing belief that Charlie is only five feet two – she says he is at least three inches taller – and thinks Bugliosi intentionally published that lie in Helter Skelter to further diminish Manson’s stature. He’s short, just not that short.
    • The Beatles had recently released the White Album, and Manson developed a sudden and complex attachment to the song “Helter Skelter.”
    • It was a loopy, harebrained scenario and one that Bugliosi’s fellow law-enforcement types wished he would ditch in favor of something more down-to-earth, like robbery or a drug deal gone sour.
    • This is not normal. I mean, I couldn’t get someone to go to the local Dairy Queen and get me a milkshake, OK? But this guy, I don’t know what it is. How the hell do I know?”
    • How the hell would anyone know? It’s inexplicable, and no one will ever really know, just as I will never know or understand why when Manson rested his hand on my arm it felt so good, not passively good, but actively, like leave it there, leave it there some more. It’s a presence.
    • He rarely participates, however, and it’s been around 20 years since he last granted a wide-ranging press interview.
  • Hmmm… RT @ManoCornuda: @BarkingCarnival I seriously want a BC alpaca t-shirt. @GamedayDepot

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daily 11/22/2013

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    • Heck even PT-109, JFK’s command, remained afloat for half a day and it had been cut in cleanly in two by collision with a Japanese Destroyer.
    • The largest skill gaps are in analytics and mobile marketing. 76% of those surveyed believe analytics is a very important/important skill to have, but only 39% believe their talent is stronger/much stronger than other teams. Also, 58% of those surveyed believe mobile is a very important/important skill, but only 29% believe their talent is stronger/much stronger than other teams.
    • locating, hiring and retaining top talent
    • 83% of companies identified eLearning & online certificate programs as a viable solution to filling the gap of skills and new job seeker credentials.
    • Or the hulking offensive star who brought a friend to help him corner a short, pretty instructor alone in her closet office and scare her within an inch of her life for telling the athletic department he was clowning in class.

    • . “You’re part mentor and part fanboy.”
    • Team superstars get special assistance from the Athletic Academic Advising Program, usually in the form of two clipboard-wielding dudes in garnet-and-gold warmups who pour into the classrooms during our lectures to see whether the players are present. Handlers, they’re called. “Like for animals at the zoo,” Derek says. “Or like the fucking sellers at the markets. Let’s call it what it is.”
    • At the end of the term, when I went online to enter my students’ grades, his name didn’t appear on the roster. He had been administratively disappeared from the rolls—a medical withdrawal, I heard, though I wondered what malady rendered him unable to attend class but capable of playing 40 or 50 snaps every Saturday.
    • Airtel’s African plan draws on its experience in India, where it has been selling mobile data not as gigabytes to be racked up, but as content to be consumed. One advert shows a college student arguing with a taxi driver over one rupee ($0.016). Lacking exact change, the frustrated driver streams a popular Bollywood song on his phone and plays it for the student as compensation. The idea is to sell the content, which is easy for consumers to understand, rather than the pipeline through which it reaches them—like selling water by the shower instead of by the gallon.
    • Tragedies are cathartic, Aristotle wrote, explaining the importance of crisis onstage.
    • “I want them to see what they’ve done.”
    • In most mature democracies, the need to fill vacant posts is considered an uncontroversial matter.
    • Overcoming a filibuster requires a 60 percent majority, a tall order in America’s current bitter and contentious political climate.
    • While a seemingly obvious political fix, the change has excited the passions of powerful lawmakers in the capital to the point where it is regularly compared to thermonuclear warfare in the press, a serious statement in the only country ever to drop an atomic bomb on another country.

         

            

        

    • Experts expect that the fact that a number of vacant posts will be filled will improve the quality of U.S. governance in the eyes of the World Bank and other international institutions.
    • This is the case with Woody Grant (Bruce Dern), who may or may not be losing grip on reality, but more than likely he’s just stopped caring, or at least stopped paying close attention.
    • Have you ever walked into a home where the TV is never off? It depresses the hell out of me, especially when it’s just on for the noise. Payne knows that feeling and gives us such a household to underscore what separates Woody from the rest of the Grants.
    • Woody was the one that got away, and even though he only moved to Billings, he’s looked at as a city-living outsider—part celebrity, pat cautionary tale. And Dern’s performance as this unaffected traveler is perfect.
  • Pot-luck assignments made, pie recipes decided on, & adult beverages purchased. I’m ready for Turkey Day

  • Feel free to bring this guy some breakfast! (@ Lawrenceville Surgery Center) http://t.co/OapLJWu0kQ

  • Haiku Deck Launches, Brings Upstart Software To Us, On All Our Desktops http://t.co/beaONeR6TN by @drizzled

  • I love the raw, sensual rhythms of Martha Stewart’s little Twitter observations.

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daily 11/21/2013

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