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daily 08/28/2014

    • Paying more than $100 million for a team as part of a public-private project deal led Beers to say, “I was shocked that the cost of acquiring the franchise was part of the term sheet given that teams are portable.”
    • But it’s hard to see D.C. welcoming back the team with open arms and open checkbooks, especially since half the senate and a majority of the city council have come out against the team name. But maybe that’s all part of Snyder’s plan. Maybe he knows the name has to change eventually, but he’s going to make sure he gets a huge, expensive new stadium out of it.
    • My friend and his friends drove back the whole length of the country, measuring their gas to the ounce and having a lovely conversation with a Texas State Trooper about how fast one should speed through Cormac McCarthy country. Their proposition was somewhere around 94 miles per hour; his counterargument, one enforced by local law, was one significantly lower.
    • Sense has never made a dent in how people fuck, drink, or watch football. They are inelastic ghosts with tin ears and large, bellowing mouths.
    • Notre Dame Stadium is as alien a landscape as there is in college football, a party in a mausoleum with wooden benches surrounded by what reasonably feels like a seminary.
    • Football started in the incubator of the northeast, went feral, and ran until it hit the West Coast, fanned back, and filled whatever lay in between.
    • The trip was 2,000 miles by train to Pasadena. The symbol on their luggage: a red elephant from Rosenberger’s Birmingham Trunk, Inc.
    • Contrary to what you might hear, you can outrun history. Both my great-grandfather and his father sprinted off the page completely, and into oblivion before my grandmother could make a single print of their faces. Every house feels like a coffin to me, but at least I came by that feeling honestly.
    • If “Too many SOQL queries: 101″ or “Too many DML statements: 151″ sounds familiar to you, chances are you have not properly bulkified your Apex code.
    • What does Bulk in the context of Salesforce1 mean?
    • It really means that certain areas of the Salesforce1 platform are optimized to process multiple records at a time. The most common areas where this concept applies are:
    • Data Loading — When loading data into Salesforce via the API or tools like the Data Loader or Workbench, records are processed in batches of up to 200 records at a time, rather than a single record at a time.
    • Triggers — Similar to traditional database systems, Salesforce1 has the concept of triggers on objects.
    • For example, if you’re loading data into Salesforce1 via the API and insert 1000 records into an object, only 5 API calls, with batches of 200 record each, are being made to insert the data.
    • data manipulation (inserting, updating, deleting and undeleting) of records in Apex code can be done in bulk as well,
    • . If any code ever exceeds a limit, the associated governor issues a runtime exception.
      • Total number of SOQL queries issued per transaction: 100

      • Total number of DML statements issued per transaction: 150
    • When working on bulkifying Apex code, there are two programming constructs that are important to understand: Sets and Maps.
    • Sets are unordered collections of distinct elements.
    • Maps are collections of key-value pairs where each unique key maps to a single value
    • In order for Apex code to function properly and respect the Governor limits, it needs to be written to operate in bulk as well.
    • One of the first things you learn in law school is that if a client doesn’t trust you, he’s won’t allow you to speak on his behalf in court
    • Alayne P. Conway, an Army public affairs officer, argues that reassigning a JAG—even from a death penalty case—will have a minimal impact on the attorney-client relationship because the civilian attorney, David Nevin (referred to as “Learned Counsel” within the commission setting) will remain on the case.
    • But in a letter dated Feb. 26 of this year, the Army notified Wright that they were taking him off the case. The letter required Wright to attend a nine-month graduate program in military law. Wright requested a deferral (which had been granted when he received the same order the year before), but this time the request was denied. In Wright’s eyes, the order clearly put him in conflict with his ethical obligation to continue representing his client, the third-highest ranking member of al-Qaida. When he followed up, Wright learned that even if he were to attend the graduate program, upon completion he would not be reassigned to U.S. v. Mohammed. His orders were short and unambiguous: either quit the KSM defense team and attend the graduate program, or resign from the Army.
    • He sees it as a JAG’s duty not merely to secure convictions of alleged terrorists, but to uphold the American system of justice.  
    • “At least within this office,” Wright says of the Mohammed defense team, “there is very much the viewpoint that we’re paid by the government to challenge the government.”
    • and hearsay evidence or admissions gained under torture were admissible. Several military prosecutors resigned in protest.
    • The Army’s reassignment of Major Wright away from U.S. v. Mohammed—which the defense team has portrayed as yet another symptom of lawlessness in Guantánamo—has only further diminished the appearance of legitimacy that Martins hoped to maintain.
    • A year ago today, I arrived in Black Rock City, Nevada, for Burning Man, the annual festival devoted to radical self-reliance and self-expression.

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