Polar Vortex to Seize Midwest With Coldest Weather in a Generation

In Chicago, where an overnight snow covered the streets and snarled the commute to work, cars spun their tires at downtown intersections and could be seen struggling to move at all on side streets in the neighborhoods.

Forecasters expect Wednesday’s high temperature to be minus 14 in both Chicago and Minneapolis, with wind chills as low as minus 50 in Chicago and minus 60 in Minneapolis.

If the forecast holds, it would be Chicago’s lowest daily high temperature on record.

The low of minus 22 was expected to approach, though not surpass, the coldest temperature ever recorded in Chicago.

“We’re very concerned about the arctic air and the temperatures,” Chief Davis said.

“Obviously, temperatures like this and water don’t mix real well.”

The polar vortex was also leading to emergency preparations and school cancellations in the South, where temperatures were expected to be decidedly less polar but where residents are less accustomed to dealing with the cold.

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salu133445/musegan: An AI for Music Generation

In a nutshell, we aim to generate polyphonic music of multiple tracks.

The proposed models are able to generate music either from scratch, or by accompanying a track given a priori by the user.

We train the model with training data collected from Lakh Pianoroll Dataset to generate pop song phrases consisting of bass, drums, guitar, piano and strings tracks.

The training data is collected from Lakh Pianoroll Dataset, a new multitrack pianoroll dataset.

Run the following command to set up a new experiment with default settings.

Modify the configuration and model parameter files for experimental settings.

You can also download the pretrained models manually.

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How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation

Attempts to discourage working “Off the clock” misfire, as millennials read them not as permission to stop working, but a means to further distinguish themselves by being available anyway.

This is why the fundamental criticism of millennials – that we’re lazy and entitled – is so frustrating: We hustle so hard that we’ve figured out how to avoid wasting time eating meals and are called entitled for asking for fair compensation and benefits like working remotely, adequate health care, or 401(k)s.

We’re called whiny for talking frankly about just how much we do work, or how exhausted we are by it.

Millennial burnout often works differently among women, and particularly straight women with families.

Boredom with the monotony of labor is usually associated with physical and/or assembly line jobs, but it’s widespread among “Knowledge workers.” As Caroline Beaton, who has written extensively about millennials and labor, points out, the rise of the “Knowledge sector” has simply “Changed the medium of monotony from heavy machinery to digital technology. We habituate to the modern workforce’s high intensity but predictable tasks. Because the stimuli don’t change, we cease to be stimulated. The consequence is two-fold. First, like a kind of Chinese water torture, each identical thing becomes increasingly painful. In defense, we become decreasingly engaged.”

Far more likely is that they’re bad at work because of just how much work they do – especially when it’s performed against a backdrop of financial precariousness.

To describe millennial burnout accurately is to acknowledge the multiplicity of our lived reality – that we’re not just high school graduates, or parents, or knowledge workers, but all of the above – while recognizing our status quo.

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