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Some new features rolling out to the various Google Drive apps - voice typing, data analysis, search integration, an updated Forms, and more.
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"After a 16-year-old Fayetteville girl made a sexually explicit nude photo of herself for her boyfriend last fall, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office concluded that she committed two felony sex crimes against herself and arrested her in February.

The girl was listed on a warrant as both the adult perpetrator and the minor victim of two counts of sexual exploitation of minor - second-degree exploitation for making her photo and third-degree exploitation for having her photo in her possession.

A conviction could have put the girl in prison and would have required her to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life. A plea bargain arranged for her in July should clear her record next summer."

What the fuck.
After a 16-year-old Fayetteville girl made a sexually explicit nude photo of herself for her boyfriend last fall, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office concluded that she committed two felony sex crimes against herself and arrested her in February.
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There was a case in Pennsylvania sometime around 2000-8 in which the county DA charged a bunch of teens for sexting, including one whose only interaction in the matter was having been photographed.
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The backpack has been a standard method of carrying things for decades. At some point a few decades ago, backpack makers started making packs specialized for "city" uses, focusing on students and the like as customers. And to be honest, they did a so-so job of it; I stuck with the mountaineering packs that I grew up with until only a few years ago, when my carrying needs had changed significantly. Now, seeing slowing sales, they're rethinking what people's needs are, and trying to build systems from scratch.

What's interesting is who they are using as their research markets: the three heaviest users they could find. Mountaineers, students, and the homeless in San Francisco. 

This makes excellent sense: people who live out of their backpacks, for which their backpacks are life-and-death important, will have developed the best strategies for using them, have the clearest needs, and so on. And in parallel to that, there's something else important here: it starts from looking at the homeless as people with complex tastes, rather than as a lumpen mass.

For the first time in quite a while, I'm interested to see what next-gen backpacks will look like. Someone may actually come up with something novel and useful.
As the need to carry textbooks becomes less important, the backpack is being redesigned for electronics and the everyday needs of living on the go.
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STM make several very good backpacks
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Fallout Shelter could be a whole new series by it self!
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Finally an article about Monsanto that I can actually get behind - because it doesn't try and make ridiculous claims about the safety of GMOs, but instead actually focuses on the real problem posed by Monsanto - market dominance and IP.
Why make broccoli, already an essentially perfect food, even better? Ambition, that's why.
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In June, we announced (https://goo.gl/TF7dmD) that Chrome will begin pausing many Flash ads by default to improve performance for users. This change is scheduled to start rolling out on September 1, 2015. 

Most Flash ads uploaded to AdWords are automatically converted to HTML5. To ensure your ads continue to show on the Google Display Network, please follow these steps before September 1:

1) Identify any Flash ads in your account that aren’t eligible for automatic conversion: https://goo.gl/I4186A 
2) Convert these ads to HTML5: https://goo.gl/ZBq5DR
Bringing Better Performance to Rich Media on Chrome Video and interactive media bring consumers rich, engaging experiences on the web--but they can also… - AdWords - Google+
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This reasoning also applies to privacy. There is no single definition of what the right level of privacy is, nor does every privacy issue affect everyone.
Safe from what? I woke up this morning to a headline news story on CBC's website: Is your baby monitor safe? According to a literal reading of Betteridge's law of headlines, the answer to this question should be "no", although if you consider the spirit of the law — as a commentary on ...
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+God Emperor Lionel Lauer You attitude is the textbook definition of cavalier, frankly.
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Exactly what it says on the tin.
True cat-ness comes in many shapes and sizes.
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I expected at least one cardboard box. I was not disappointed.
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This seems like a cool idea.
Charles Dowd is raising funds for "The A to Z Guide to Jobs for Girls" ABC Board Book on Kickstarter! An adorably illustrated children's ABC board book featuring career options for girls such as Astronaut, Firefighter, and Quarterback!
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Google's got a new logo! I thought it was weird when I first saw it — but it's grown on me, and I think there are good reasons for it.

More details on "why" and "how" at the Google Design site:
https://design.google.com/articles/evolving-the-google-identity/
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My little sister just wants games to be for her exactly what they are for boys and men: easy to love. Why does that have to be so hard?
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"Maybe this is a bad thing to say, but I have a hard time when people call actors brave," she said. "I don’t really get that, because our job is to read something on a page."

"When people are [called] brave in regards to playing LGBTQ people, that’s borderline offensive. I’m never going to be considered brave for playing a straight person, and nor should I be."
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For some reason I thought Ellen Page played Merida in disney's "Brave" and I was like A,HAH, but you WERE Brave.

Then it turned out she wasn't the voice actress, and I was sad my joke was ruined. 
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