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The Remaking of Class | The New Republicp

It suggests that there have always been many Americans for whom class is no mystery at all, but a very practical project of self-advancement and self-defense.

via The Remaking of Class | The New Republic

Well worth your time to read.

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Cool new fitness tracker

So I know y’all, like me, have Fitness Tracker Burnout. Pebble! Fitbit! Garmin! Apple! Misfit! Jawbone!

(I’ve owned three of those, so I’m right there with you.)

But this, it might still be worthwhile:

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That’s titanium ring with a tracker crammed into it, and according to the MacWorld review it works pretty darn well: three day battery, two colors available, comfortable and basically invisible.

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I’d get the gray version, but for me a ring is much more interesting; even the Apple watch wasn’t able to displace my beloved wristwatches from my wrist forever, and I’m unwilling to wear a watch on one wrist and a tracker on the other.

$199 from Amazon, manufacturer is at, and read the review to learn more. Nifty stuff.

via Motiv Ring Review | Macworld

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“Office of Mayhem Evaluation”

My sister found this one – thanks, Susan! Follow the link for the explanation.

mayhemvia Language Log » Office of Mayhem Evaluation

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nifty data science tool

Perhaps for those of you who do Kaggle competitions or just need some data from Wikipedia:

SImilar to my csvs-to-sqlite tool, but sqlitebiter handles “CSV/Excel/HTML/JSON/LTSV/Markdown/SQLite/SSV/TSV/Google-Sheets”. Most interestingly, it works against HTML pages—run “sqlitebiter -v url ’’” and it will scrape that Wikipedia page and create a SQLite table for each of the HTML tables it finds there.

via sqlitebiter