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Derek Jeter, Hall of Famer

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James Wagner, reporting for The New York Times:

It was never a question that Derek Jeter, the longtime captain of the Yankees and one of the most celebrated players in baseball history, was going to be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The intrigue instead centered on whether he would become the second unanimously elected player, following his former teammate and fellow five-time World Series champion Mariano Rivera.

On Tuesday, Jeter fell just short of Rivera’s historic mark from last season.

Jeter was named on all but one of the 397 ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America — more than enough to clear the 75 percent hurdle for election. He eclipsed the previous second-highest voting mark, 99.3 percent, for outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. in 2016. Jeter received 99.7 percent of the vote.

The surprise isn’t that some cowardly little man decided to hide behind the anonymity of his vote and deny Jeter unanimity. The surprise is that there wasn’t a single cowardly dope who did the same last year for Rivera. Every single player among the top 30 on this list should have been unanimous. For chrissake Babe Ruth and Willie Mays only got 95 percent of the vote.

What a privilege it was to watch Jeter play and win five World Series, all while playing for the greatest team in the history of professional sports.

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wim_s
31 days ago
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"the greatest team in the history of professional sports"

I'll forgive him his apple-bias, but this is just too much.
simonallaway
29 days ago
Not to mention the US bias.
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iOS 13 Text Selection

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Benjamin Mayo, alongside a video where he shows the problems with iOS 13’s text selection:

In the WWDC 2019 presentation, Craig Federighi praised the new UI for text selection, saying “there’s no need to double tap and no magnifying glass getting in your way”. I remember doing a double-take when he said it because that’s not really true at all. The magnifying glass was a convenience, rather than annoyance. Getting rid of it sounded like it would be exactly the wrong thing to do, especially as there was no alternative UI affordance to fulfil its purpose.

The text selection system in iOS 13 is absolute garbage. I can never tell if I have my selection point at the right place because my finger is always in the way. This is especially irritating when you’re dealing with more precise selections, for example, when you’re ending your selection between a punctuation mark (like a period’ and a small character (like a lowercase L or I).

The loop is an essential piece of the text selection interface and the refinement is almost exclusively a massive step backward. I hope they revert this change in a future update. Or at the very least give us the option to re-enable it in settings.

(Via JF Martin.)

➝ Source: bzamayo.com

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wim_s
38 days ago
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The magnifying glass made selection so easy, so apple had to remove it.
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MotherHydra
38 days ago
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I'm still not used to the new text selection. Terrible decisions abound.
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peelman
34 days ago
just use the trackpad feature on the keyboard. it’s not perfect, but i like it much more than the loupe.

Read the Letter Facebook Employees Sent to Mark Zuckerberg About Political Ads

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From a letter signed by 250 employees, obtained by The New York Times:

We’re reaching out to you, the leaders of this company, because we’re worried we’re on track to undo the great strides our product teams have made in integrity over the last two years. We work here because we care, because we know that even our smallest choices impact communities at an astounding scale. We want to raise our concerns before it’s too late.

Free speech and paid speech are not the same thing.

Many are noting, correctly, that Facebook has 35,000 employees (which sounds like too many to me), so 250 signatures is a small percentage. But if this accurately reflects a large number of employees’ thoughts, it could be trouble for Facebook.

See also: Mike Isaac’s report for the NYT on the letter.

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wim_s
116 days ago
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#arewethebaddies
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Imbecile president uses Twitter to start trade war with third-largest trading partner because he’s a racist idiot

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What a time to be alive.

President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to impose new tariffs

on Mexico if the country does not step up its immigration enforcement actions, combining his boiling border-related frustrations with his preferred method of punishing foreign countries.


Trump said in a White House statement that the first round of tariffs would begin on June 10 at 5% “on all goods imported from Mexico.”
The statement said Trump would carry out his threat under authority from the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and that he would lift tariffs only “if the illegal migration crisis is alleviated through effective actions taken by Mexico.”


The statement warned further that if Mexico does not act as Trump demands, tariffs would go up to 10% by July, 15% by August, 20% by September and reach a permanent level of 25% by October.

The silver lining is that this will cost some rich people a few dollars, thus inflicting approximately infinitely more political damage on Trump than murdering some more kids at the border.

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wim_s
267 days ago
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I’m still pretty sure he doesn’t understand how tariffs work and thinks it’s Mexico that’s paying.
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Hi-res?

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Client: Hey! Another hi-res image request. Is this something you could squeeze in your schedule today?

Me: Possibly. What do you need?

Client sends a 400kb image.

Me: What do you want me to do with that picture?

Client: Hi-res?

Client: Is that easy to do?

Me: That’s not how images work. The original photo needs to be high res. I can’t make a low-res photo high-res.

Client: OK, no worries! thank you

At least she was understanding about it.

The post Hi-res? appeared first on Clients From Hell.

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wim_s
284 days ago
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How is this a client from hell?
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Denim Dan

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Nothing quite says comfort during those harsh Canadian winters like a warm plush jean robe.

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wim_s
333 days ago
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Is this one of the blue wizards Gandalf spoke about?
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