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#!/usr/bin/env python from collections import Counter import random import time from moviepy.editor import VideoFileClip, concatenate, vfx if __name__ == '__main__': srtfile = 'sotu.en.vtt' # converts subtitle file timestamps to seconds. def str2secs(s): hh = int(s[0:2]) mm = int …
David Dayden writes in the New Republic:
Private equity firms borrow massively to buy companies, and use corporate cash reserves to pay themselves back. Workers who supply the value to the business see nothing; in fact, to service the debt, companies usually cut staff. When the retailer collapses under the …
Google Docs users have found themselves locked out of their files for alleged Terms of Service violations. Google's response explains this is more or less a technical glitch. But it is clear that Google inspects documents stored in its cloud services. Here is an update tacked onto the story by …» Read more
I've used LaTeX quite a lot in educational settings, in K-12 and beyond, from sixth grade geography quizzes to graduate level remote sensing lab guides to conference presentations. It's insanely flexible, and the community is phenomenal. I've yet to find anything that even approaches the quality of tools available for …» Read more
The Boomers in one video.
Bryce Covert writes in the New York Times:
Because of lax security at Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting companies, the private financial and personal details of as many as 143 million Americans have been exposed to hackers. We still don’t know what the full ramifications will …
The American Moderate, like the American Conservative, has always been a tolerant and forgiving fellow when it comes to violence. He'll forgive the Indian killer and the slaver, the murdering cop and the armed invader, the groper and feeler-up, the thieving capitalists' bought lawmen and their night-time raids, the soul-stealing …» Read more