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  1. Comment on People go to the library twice as often as they go to the movies. in ~books

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    I think that's a good point. Libraries are few and far between in rural areas -- which becomes a cause for a set of attitudes, as well as an affect. There's a whole bunch of correlations I'd love...

    I think that's a good point. Libraries are few and far between in rural areas -- which becomes a cause for a set of attitudes, as well as an affect.

    There's a whole bunch of correlations I'd love to see regarding this data!

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  2. Comment on 5 reasons why Software Testing needs humans in ~tech

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    You might worry that, eventually, the machines will take over and eliminate humans from the QA process. So why does QA need humans, when humans need OSHA-approved working conditions and...

    You might worry that, eventually, the machines will take over and eliminate humans from the QA process. So why does QA need humans, when humans need OSHA-approved working conditions and time-consuming bathroom breaks? Because in some cases, the reverse is true: Humans are better at QA than is automation. We have five situations to prove it.

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  3. Comment on Too Lazy To Work Out? Machines That Exercise for You, From Victorian Era to Now in ~health

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    Exercising is an energy-draining and time-consuming process, so the minute we started making machines to do our labor, we also made machines to do our workouts for us.

    Exercising is an energy-draining and time-consuming process, so the minute we started making machines to do our labor, we also made machines to do our workouts for us.

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  4. Comment on The AnitaB.org Pass It On Awards Program - applications are open in ~tech

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    The AnitaB.org Pass It On Awards Program offers cash awards (up to $1,000) to help fund women in computing or projects that inspire girls/women to enter computing. Applications open until March 26.

    The AnitaB.org Pass It On Awards Program offers cash awards (up to $1,000) to help fund women in computing or projects that inspire girls/women to enter computing. Applications open until March 26.

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