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Mozilla has launched a petition -- and will be releasing public education videos -- to reform outdated copyright law in the EU The internet ...
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It doesn’t exactly take a jaded disposition to doubt that donations from repressive regimes are motived by a desire to aid the foundation’s charitable work.
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Yesterday, the European Southern Observatory dropped a bombshell announcement: an Earth-sized planet orbits around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System. And as an added bonus, it...
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Haha. Microsoft's reply to why this CR is rejected is funny. It's like saying: We know it's broken and users who need the real tools will be annoyed. But fixing it would have "far reaching consequences". So let us reject this CR for now.
 
So it begins. Curl author asks Microsoft to remove 'curl' and 'wget' aliases from PowerShell
They block use of the commonly used command line tools without providing even an attempt to offer the same functionality. They serve no purpose for PowerShell users but cause confusion and problems...
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So, Elton John sang this song in the 70s called Tiny Dancer. It always ends up reminding me of that scene from Almost Famous, as if that's what the song was supposed to be all about. 
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"Over the years, I've become convinced that the BSD license is great for code you don't care about."
"Over the years, I've become convinced that the BSD license is great for code you don't care about," said Linus Torvalds.
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Leaked European copyright proposal would cause massive changes to Internet platforms and news sites as we know them. Unless stopped, European user content sites may be forced to do revenue-sharing deals with entertainment companies.
A just-leaked draft impact assessment on the modernization of European copyright rules could spell the end for many online services in Europe as we know them. The document's recommendations foreshadow new a EU Directive on copyright to be introduced later this year, that will ultimately bind each of the European Union's 28 member states. If these recommendations by the European Commission are put in place, Europe's Internet will never be the same...
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I guess this is one of my favourite Springsteen songs ever since I can remember (the meaning of the song for me has changed over the years though). The weird thing I still don't get is the upbeat mood of the video and the fast-tempo (sort of happy) music, to back up the sombre lyrics.
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Is it just me, or in India, Gaana has a better collection than Guvera? The spoiler in Gaana is the lack of Last.fm integration. Build it, phalease. 
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Some people, or maybe many people, feel it doesn't make a difference whether the sound from all these instruments were created electronically (by means of computer programs and the like), or played for real on real instruments.

Question to them: would you rather pay for Mark Knopfler live or that dude Sheldon something playing Sultans of Swing on his computer?

Where is my mind?
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The late 80s, and early 90s were great because of Guns N' Roses -- when am in the mood for that sort of music, like right now.

Remember a sort of prelude to Sweet Child they used to do live, that goes something like this: Sail away sweet sister, sail across the sea. Maybe you'll find somebody, who'll love you as much as me...

No, I've never seen them live. I ain't that lucky. I used to have, probably still have in some box somewhere, a couple of their Illusion tour DVDs, the sucker for live concert recordings that I've been since the dinosaurs walked this earth. 
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