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One coach says he saw Bo Jackson swing a bat so hard, he actually broke it even though he missed the ball.

Bo Jackson’s superhuman feats still amaze

The real life chuck norris

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It turns out that doing both of those effectively with one lump of code is quite hard, so we split them up,” Wilkes says. “We’re looking forward to a world where we can have both a very high response time for batch jobs and a much more carefully orchestrated layout for long-running service jobs.

How Google Remade the Computer Science Researcher

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parislemon:

Tony Schwartz:

Many retailers, for example, seek to save money by understaffing. The result is rushed, overworked and mistake-prone employees and higher turnover, which leads to unhappy, antagonized customers. The counterintuitive solution, Ms. Ton says, is to increase “slack” — meaning to have more employees available than are absolutely required at any given time of day.

QuikTrip, in contrast with most of its competitors, purposely overstaffs stores so that they can accommodate employees with emergencies or who are sick or on vacation. The result is happier employees and better-served customers. Ms. Ton cites one study of a 500-store retailer that found that every additional $1 spent on employee salaries resulted in an increase of anywhere from $4 to $28 in sales.

Funny that.

Who wants to bet this also applies to programmers at large companies?

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In Chicago, Jackson would tell players, “We don’t run the triangle for Michael and Scottie,” referring to Jordan and Scottie Pippen. “They can get 30 in any system,” Jackson said. “We run it for the rest of you. When you get good shots, that makes it easier on them.”

Jackson’s Triangle Offense: One Way to Reshape a Knicks Star

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A live morning news show loses its audio feed and shenanigans ensue.
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He tried to figure out every conceivable way to make Stoudemire better at basketball, both on and off the court. And a lot of times, it didn’t have anything to do with basketball. Amar’e Stoudemire was a complicated puzzle that Nash never stopped trying to solve.

Approaching the Finish Line

So, if only Nash knew how to play defense, Stat would have been a defensive force?

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Hakeem needed the Raptors.

Approaching the Finish Line

Hakeem played on the Raptors???

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bluepueblo:

Highway to the Sea, The Highlands, Scotland
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bluepueblo:

Highway to the Sea, The Highlands, Scotland

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Mr. Cichowski is a veteran, having written the traffic column for more than a decade

Local Papers Shine Light in Society’s Dark Corners

I find it hard to see the pros of staying at one institution for a long time. Thanks for the counterexample Mr. Cichowski.

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bluepueblo:

Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland
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bluepueblo:

Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland

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