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We have met eye-to-eye with Sony's 4k displays!
The Z5 and Z5 Compact might just be the most practical Android phones out there.
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This sounds like it might be the best smartphone in the world. I should save up and get one.
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A reminder to always take a step back, say it out loud, evaluate whether it's really a good idea.
Slave Trade creator had defended mode during 2014 Steam Greenlight campaign.
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+Ishmael Joseph​ That Marco Rubio shoots from the hip ;-)
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Sometimes mixing and matching is the worst option.
There's little reason to mix-and-match your phone and watch OSes.
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Hey look, the best device in the world is sitting right next to that iPhone over there! 
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Parody your mayor on Twitter, get arrested... earned $125K in a civil suit?
Mayor concerned about being portrayed as drug abuser who hangs with prostitutes.
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How about striking down the law against "impersonating a public official". I don't see why public officials should get any protection or privileges that the average Joe doesn't. Twitter can of course terminate the fake account for TOS violations.

If the impersonation results in fraud, then prosecute the fraud.
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Paradise by the CRT monitor life, a tale of Internet dating before there ever was "Internet dating"
Before everyone dated on the Internet, "pioneers" confused parents and peers alike.
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We met on usenet.
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T-Minus one week 'til Apple's 2016 Fall Event—allow us to help you wade through rumor river.
The countdown clock is ticking, and the new products are taking shape.
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Stupid iVerge! Oh wait...you mean other tech sites report on Apple too?
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"Intel's range of sixth-generation Core processors, codenamed Skylake, is now public. And boy, am I disappointed..."
The one Skylake processor I want is the one that Intel isn't selling.
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I will take edram over cores right now.  For most of my work, the RAM is the bottleneck (and then disk) and the 128meg of edram on my rMBP really makes a big difference as it is used as an L4 cache (a victim cache for L3) and the performance gain when your core data structures don't fit in L3 is significant.

(The laptop with a 4-core i7 outperforms my 16-core dual-socket i7 xeon desktop for the compile/optimization phases by a significant amount, and both machines are kept busy on all cores)  Now, the xeon parts do not have the large L4 cache, but they are dual-socket so the effectively have twice the L3 (one L3 on each socket)

Now, there are times, when the working set is small enough, that more cores would work (as I would not be bottlenecked on ram) but usually that happens for relatively short periods of time.
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"Later this month, a North Carolina high school student will appear in a state court and face five child pornography-related charges for engaging in consensual sexting with his girlfriend.
What’s strange is that of the five charges he faces, four of them are for taking and possessing nude photos of himself on his own phone"
NC defense lawyer: "I’m deeply troubled by the fact that this case was even charged."
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+Joe Blow Yes, if serious trouble means that the person you're sharing the pic with is likely to reshare it. Not serious trouble as in felony convictions.
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So... how's the real estate market in Salisbury, NC?
We're not sure who needs 10 gigs, but it's available in Salisbury, NC.
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I was born in Valdese but spent a significant portion growing up in charlotte. It will always be my home and to be honest they aren't fond of the triangle area. Charlotte sends the most amount of taxes to Raleigh but are always treated like second class citizens. Whether this is actually true is up for debate but this is the perception of the Easterners from the Westerners. 
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"Verizon spends less than one percent of the rate it charges for basic voice service and less than half a percent of the rate it charges for a voice/DSL bundled service on the upkeep of its copper network," the union said.
Verizon lets copper landlines degrade in fiberless areas, union claims.
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+John Pavao I disagree. Union memberships are up although nowhere near what they used to be 50 years ago. Workers want the protections. Seems they are tired of corporations like Walmart, Amazon, etc.. who have gotten away with wage theft, worker abuses,  and exploitation for too long. Younger workforce is signing up in large numbers. This ain't your dad's union workforce anymore. 
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#TBT to 2013: Skype turned 10, and we learned the communications giant got its start... in Estonian computer games like Kosmonaut(?!)
As Skype turns ten, a look back at how six Europeans changed the world.
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To think they now have the most horrible and idiotic 'ID verification' procedure that is a total customer support nightmare (20 mails and counting). To simply delete an account.
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#TBT, to when we took a quiet weekend at a singularity conference...
Androids, millionaires, and idealism at a summit on the singularity.
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