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While Fox’s J.P. Dellacamera did an adequate job calling today’s Women’s World Cup final, an even more legendary soccer broadcaster called the match elsewhere on U.S. television: Andrés ¡GOOOOOL! Cantor, on Telemundo. Since you were probably watching on Fox, we’ve compiled all five U.S. goals as aired on the new home of FIFA soccer en Español.
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As you might expect, it depends a lot on sound cues and forced-positioning elements, like running into walls.
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Both are of course actual blind navigation methods. Though it's normally my cane that hits the wall before me …
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"It is a story I’ve seen repeated time and time again as my friends have disappeared off the site, often never to return. This time there’s a twist: I used to work there. In fact, I’m the trans woman who initiated the custom gender feature. And the name I go by on Facebook? That’s the name that was on my work badge."
I always knew this day would come. The day that Facebook decided my name was not real enough and summarily cut me off fr…
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+Edward Morbius​ all the more reason I'm fighting for Facebook to get with the times. I know how this game goes.
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It's the most wonderful time of the year...
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+Dan Ciliske Or radios activated just outside the door
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New avatar because I felt like a change.
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Artist Lord Ingvard has created a series of of female superhero character designs that feature more practical and functional redesigns for several characters from the DC and Marvel universe. They include Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Elektra, Black Canary, Ms. Marvel, Vampirella, Red Sonja, Power Girl, and Zatanna. Here's what the artist had to say about her at series, and why she did it:  "I love comics and superheroes as much as the...
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The Facebook nymwars saga continues...
I’d like to address Mark Zuckerberg’s statement.
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+Kamal Tailor It's not anything is my point. There's no way to confirm that you are the person who made the account other than through the same methods used at the time of account creation.

Adding additional requirements at "confirmation" time is in fact not confirmation, but rather imposing additional burdens that have no confirmatory value at all from an account security POV, but can exclude people for other reasons, as e.g. pointed out in the OP link.

Confirmation that the current account tonroller is the same as the person who opened the account ≠ confirmation that the name in which the account was opened is a name by which the current account controller is currently recognized by the government. 
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This story is finally starting to hit the major press: in the past week, six black churches have burned down. Three of them are being investigated as arson, and the other three are still being examined by fire investigators -- but are highly likely to be arson as well.

I try to put this into my own world and imagine: if six synagogues had been torched the week after a major anti-Semitic terrorist attack, I would be thinking about nothing else. It would be front page, above the fold, in every newspaper in the country. Why, then, is this only now receiving proper coverage?

If you ask why these churches are so important -- why these aren't just ordinary arsons, or arsons against churches first and black churches second -- you can go back to what President Obama said in his eulogy for Clementa Pinckney a few days ago (which people are starting to refer to as "the 'grace' speech"):

The church is and always has been the center of African American life; a place to call our own in a too-often hostile world, a sanctuary from so many hardships.

Over the course of centuries, black churches served as hush harbors, where slaves could worship in safety, praise houses, where their free descendants could gather and shout “Hallelujah.” Rest stops for the weary along the Underground Railroad, bunkers for the foot soldiers of the civil-rights movement.

They have been and continue to community centers, where we organize for jobs and justice, places of scholarship and network, places where children are loved and fed and kept out of harms way and told that they are beautiful and smart and taught that they matter.

That’s what happens in church. That’s what the black church means — our beating heart, the place where our dignity as a people is inviolate.

"The place where our dignity as a people is inviolate:" one of the best distillations of an idea I have heard. A phrase likely to enter the English lexicon. These churches are not simply houses of worship to a god you or I may not share; they are the centers of their communities, and more, they are and have been the refuges and safe harbors of their communities since the days of slavery.

I am glad to see that the news is finally covering this, but why has it taken so long? And how long will it take to stop those responsible, and bring the ones who have already burned buildings to justice?

#WhoIsBurningBlackChurches  ?
All of them happened after the Charleston shooting, but none are being called hate crimes.
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I didn't actually take any photos while working on the Safety team at today's SF pride march - but apparently I got lucky, in that browsing the sfpride tag on Instagram I happened to come across a picture someone did take that happens to have both me and the Google contingent in it.

(Photo credit +Wayne Sutton - https://instagram.com/waynesutton/)
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Today and every day, Googlers around the world stand in solidarity with the people of Charleston and against racism. #BlackLivesMatter
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This is awesome, and let not forget the other battles to fight. It continues.
With 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v Hodges, the justices determine the right to marriage equality falls under equal protection clause of 14th amendment
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Software engineer, gamer, LGBT rights and feminism supporter, rock climber. Married to +Ben Smith. ⚧
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