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Iceland increasingly looks like a nice place to settle in.
 
Time to move to Iceland - "Iceland makes blasphemy legal" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33378778
Iceland's parliament agrees to abolish its blasphemy laws, despite opposition from some of the country's churches.
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So the product is crap because one store prices it different than another? o_0

Dumbfuck.

On a related note, it's hilarious how people incorporate delivery into their review and rating. I remember a game getting a slew of 1 star ratings because the pre-order deliveries got cocked up and were delayed. Ridiculous!

Also how people start a review by praising the delivery -

"First of all, the delivery, as usual was in time"

WTF!

Then they go on about the product, breaking it down by features, looks and price like they are writing for some product review website! I think those reviews are obvious fakes.
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+Sachin Shenoy amazon has it separate! it asks specifically for a product review couple of days after you received and delivery feedback just after the delivery attempt.

its just sometime people doesnt understand the difference or are angry at the delivery that they rant it in the product review.
Flipkart didnt have it or still doesnt have it. but again, if i would read a review and see if its low stared because of "late delivery" or "bad product later rectified" then i would ignore that comment.

i could actually relate this attitude even to Quora, there will be a nice answer and then
"EDIT thanks for 1k vote." "my first 1k vote" "3.2 k votes WOW thanks guys" "thanks x y z for promoting"
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Reposting this oldie in honor of the OG Badass, Christopher Lee.
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+John Hattan's feet are itching. What should he do?
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Heh.  I'd have started with simpler advice, such as washing his feet and changing his socks every day or so...  ;>
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Pam Ronald and the case for engineering food on the TED stage in 2015. "GMO is a scientifically meaningless term.."
Pamela Ronald studies the genes that make plants more resistant to disease and stress. In an eye-opening talk, she describes her decade-long quest to help create a variety of rice that can survive prolonged flooding. She shows how the genetic improvement of seeds saved the Hawaiian papaya crop in the 1950s — and makes the case that it may simply be the most effective way to enhance food security for our planet’s growing population.
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The Internet allows journalists and writers to communicate critical information freely around the world. Yet in many countries, this right to share videos, blogs and other news online is threatened by laws that censor and, in some cases, criminalize free speech. On World Press Freedom Day, Google and UNESCO join forces in calling for an Internet that respects human rights, including and especially the right to free expression. Check out UNESCO’s knowledge tools to help you defend your right to #keepspeechfree: http://goo.gl/sKuQsr
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This is brilliant, and shows how science works(according to Richard Feynman at least), and how any sort of decision making should work.

I'll let you take the test, and put a few blank lines before I share the answer, so as to not provide spoilers.












So the sequence was 2, 4, 8. Looks like either the next value is the double of the previous value, or it is the square of the previous value. I thought it was the latter. Confirmed it with the sequences 3, 9, 27 and 5, 25, 125. Was about to submit my answer, but for some reason tried the sequence 1, 1, 1. That sequence failed the test. Odd! It should've passed. So I tried a bunch of sequences and figured out that to pass the test the the next value needs to be greater than the preceding value.

A good illustration of confirmation bias. I should be more pessimistic about things than usual, it seems. At least towards my ideas and plans.
A short game sheds light on government policy, corporate America, and why no one likes to be wrong.
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Good article too.
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Mortal Kombat 4 - play as Liu Kang, and hold down low kick. When the opportunity presents itself, release. Rinse and repeat. Can't lose.
 
+Superficial Gallery _WINS_

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The original Mortal Kombat caused a lot of controversy because of all the violence in it when it came out in the mid 90s.  And for good reason.  I remember a huge upswing in people throwing chains into their buddies’ necks while yelling “COME OVER HERE” and others turning their perfectly good limbs into robot...
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No, just smart
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It appears that +SourceForge took over the control of the 'GIMP for Windows' account and is now distributing an ads-enabled installer of GIMP. They also locked out original owner of the account, Jernej Simončič, who has been building the Windows versions of GIMP for our project for years.

So far they haven't replied to provide explanations. Therefore, we remind you again that GIMP only provides builds for WIndows via its official Downloads page.
Source for version 2.8 (Stable). GIMP releases available from gimp.org and its mirrors contain the source code and have to be compiled in order to be installed on your system. For instructions, how to build GIMP from source code, please see this page.
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Heh
 
yeah, I never quite got that either...
May 21, 2015. BAHFest 2015 submissions are now open. We are doing shows in Seattle, San Francisco, and MIT. Discuss this comic in the forum. May 20, 2015. Hey, so remember that anthology I mentioned a while ago? Well, as a sneak preview, you can see the entirety of the story I wrote at io9!
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I'm currently working on setting up the analytics infrastructure at work. This is definitely going in!

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Visualization of Server Traffic is Like the Coolest Game of Pong

I have to say ... This is pretty mesmerizing. 

Each little "ball" is a request to the server

On the left: the IP numbers from the users connecting around the world

To the right: The url's being served up

In the center: The "static calls being serviced by our front end

The brightness represents the speed with which the code written by our awesome developers delivers data (aided of course the great hardware)

Had any of the balls gone past to the right, that would have been a serve we couldn't return. Try that, Federer!

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#Servers   #Networks   #TAIGA   #WebTraffic   #Geekery   #GIF  
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hahahah....
I wasn't there when the architecture was designed...and could't get it replaced in my lifetime... sigh!
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