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some nice IPAs

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some really nice dutch craft IPA beers. second one was definitely stronger but both tasted really good

 
 

Dalai Lama: Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded

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http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/04/opinion/dalai-lama-behind-our-anxiety-the-fear-of-being-unneeded.html

NATHANIEL RUSSELL

In many ways, there has never been a better time to be alive. Violence plagues some corners of the world, and too many still live under the grip of tyrannical regimes. And although all the world’s major faiths teach love, compassion and tolerance, unthinkable violence is being perpetrated in the name of religion.

And yet, fewer among us are poor, fewer are hungry, fewer children are dying, and more men and women can read than ever before. In many countries, recognition of women’s and minority rights is now the norm. There is still much work to do, of course, but there is hope and there is progress.

How strange, then, to see such anger and great discontent in some of the world’s richest nations. In the United States, Britain and across the European Continent, people are convulsed with political frustration and anxiety about the future. Refugees and migrants clamor for the chance to live in these safe, prosperous countries, but those who already live in those promised lands report great uneasiness about their own futures that seems to border on hopelessness.

Why?

A small hint comes from interesting research about how people thrive. In one shocking experiment, researchers found that senior citizens who didn’t feel useful to others were nearly three times as likely to die prematurely as those who did feel useful. This speaks to a broader human truth: We all need to be needed.

Being “needed” does not entail selfish pride or unhealthy attachment to the worldly esteem of others. Rather, it consists of a natural human hunger to serve our fellow men and women. As the 13th-century Buddhist sages taught, “If one lights a fire for others, it will also brighten one’s own way.”

Virtually all the world’s major religions teach that diligent work in the service of others is our highest nature and thus lies at the center of a happy life. Scientific surveys and studies confirm shared tenets of our faiths. Americans who prioritize doing good for others are almost twice as likely to say they are very happy about their lives. In Germany, people who seek to serve society are five times likelier to say they are very happy than those who do not view service as important.Selflessness and joy are intertwined. The more we are one with the rest of humanity, the better we feel.

This helps explain why pain and indignation are sweeping through prosperous countries. The problem is not a lack of material riches. It is the growing number of people who feel they are no longer useful, no longer needed, no longer one with their societies.

In America today, compared with 50 years ago, three times as many working-age men are completely outside the work force. This pattern is occurring throughout the developed world — and the consequences are not merely economic. Feeling superfluous is a blow to the human spirit. It leads to social isolation and emotional pain, and creates the conditions for negative emotions to take root.

What can we do to help? The first answer is not systematic. It is personal. Everyone has something valuable to share. We should start each day by consciously asking ourselves, “What can I do today to appreciate the gifts that others offer me?” We need to make sure that global brotherhood and oneness with others are not just abstract ideas that we profess, but personal commitments that we mindfully put into practice.

Each of us has the responsibility to make this a habit. But those in positions of responsibility have a special opportunity to expand inclusion and build societies that truly need everyone.

Leaders need to recognize that a compassionate society must create a wealth of opportunities for meaningful work, so that everyone who is capable of contributing can do so. A compassionate society must provide children with education and training that enriches their lives, both with greater ethical understanding and with practical skills that can lead to economic security and inner peace. A compassionate society must protect the vulnerable while ensuring that these policies do not trap people in misery and dependence.

Building such a society is no easy task. No ideology or political party holds all the answers. Misguided thinking from all sides contributes to social exclusion, so overcoming it will take innovative solutions from all sides. Indeed, what unites the two of us in friendship and collaboration is not shared politics or the same religion. It is something simpler: a shared belief in compassion, in human dignity, in the intrinsic usefulness of every person to contribute positively for a better and more meaningful world. The problems we face cut across conventional categories; so must our dialogue, and our friendships.

Many are confused and frightened to see anger and frustration sweeping like wildfire across societies that enjoy historic safety and prosperity. But their refusal to be content with physical and material security actually reveals something beautiful: a universal human hunger to be needed. Let us work together to build a society that feeds this hunger.

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibet and a Nobel laureate for peace. Arthur C. Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute and a contributing opinion writer.

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why are downloads and new users metric so different?

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very well written list from flurry:

  • Users may download the app, but not run it.
  • Users may download the app, but run it on a different day. (Flurry counts days by US Pacific time, Apple’s varies by region)
  • Users may download the app, but only run it when they don’t have network access.
  • Users with jailbroken phones may get the app from a different source, then run it. (For example, a pirated copy of an app)
  • Users with jailbroken phones may have analytics disabled.
  • Users may download the app once, but run it on multiple devices. (For example, if they get a new phone, but link it with an existing iTunes account)
  • Users may download the app mutliple times, but run it on the same device. (For example, if a phone gets linked to a different iTunes account)
  • If multiple apps use the same API key, counts for both will be reported together, thus showing a higher number than either of the apps alone.

https://developer.yahoo.com/flurry/docs/faq/other/

 
 

Welcome to Twinsburg: Home of the World’s Largest Twin Festival

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There were 37 sets of twins in attendance on the first Twins Days in 1976. Forty years later, it's the largest annual gathering of twins in the world. The festival, held in Twinsburg, Ohio, is open to identical, fraternal, and young and old twins, triplets, quads, and their families. InAlex Markman's film, twins discuss what it’s like to have an identical other half and the joy of being surrounded by thousands of other twins, if only for a few days.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. 

Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email SFS@ngs.org to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at documentary.com

source: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/welcome-to-twinsburg-home-of-the-worlds-largest-twin-festival

 
 
 
 

Creating a table in Teradata

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1. Creating a Volatile table / permanent table first and then inserting into it 

Ex:

````

STEP1: 

CREATE VOLATILE TABLE ,

NO FALLBACK, NO JOURNAL, NO LOG

(COLUMN1 DEF)

PRIMARY INDEX (COLUMN1)

ON COMMIT PRESERVE ROWS;

 ````

STEP2:

```` 

INSERT INTO (

SELECT COLUMN1 FROM TABLE2

);

 ````

 

2. Creating a table on the fly using a SELECT statement results 

````

CREATE VOLATILE TABLE ,

NO FALLBACK, NO JOURNAL, NO LOG

AS (

SELECT COLUMN1 FROM TABLE2

) WITH DATA

PRIMARY INDEX (COLUMN1)

ON COMMIT PRESERVE ROWS;

````

 

https://forums.teradata.com/forum/database/difference-between-create-table-statements

 

idno with known css masonry

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tried to make known into masonry format but doesnt work fully well yet

````

<-- <style>

.container { /* Masonry container */

    column-count: 2;

    column-gap: 1em;

}

 

.idno-content { /* Masonry bricks or child elements */

    background-color: ;

    display: inline-block;

    margin: 0 0 1em;

    width: 100%;

}

</style> -->

````

 

Some nice lyrics from #Hamilton 'the room where it happens'

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"...When you got skin in the game, you stay in the game.

But you don't get to win unless you stay in the game.

Oh you get love for it, you get hate for it. You get nothing if you wait for it.

God help forgive me. I want to build something that's going to out live me...

What do you want?....."

 

Sad but true story of #nepal

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yeah monday's definitely do feel like this

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when complaining about first world problems of traffic jams and transportation delays, i think this is something to keep in mind

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Joseph Medicine Crow

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making momo's

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one of my greatest achievements this weekend for me was making some momo's. And they turned out aight, a little too much salt. Some of the steps

Put together the filling with meat, spices, onions and all that goodness

Wrap it up

Have some beer. The next best drink to have with momos after coke (which is undesbutably the best) is some beer

Steam it up

Make some achar. Since the filling was too salty, i made the achar simple with little salt and spices

last step is to enjoy the Momos

 

how to make mo:mos

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नेपाली म:म कसरी बनाउने यो हेर्नुस्

Posted by Nepali for Nepal on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

 

Nepal's black market

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आदरणीय एमालेका खुराफाती चम्चाहरु अंग्रेजी नबुझे पनि चित्र त पक्कै बुझ्छौ होला यो भिडियो हेरेर आफ्नो टुक्के बाबा लाई के भन्छौ

Posted by Raju Sayed on Tuesday, January 19, 2016