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It's that time of year, when the US celebrates our independence, from an oppressive government, or something like that. Maybe we should go export some more democracy, we're good at that too, right?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/us/politics/fisa-surveillance-court-rules-nsa-can-resume-bulk-data-collection.html?_r=1
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled that the National Security Agency may temporarily resume collecting records of Americans’ domestic phone calls in bulk.
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Yes, as we celebrate our independence, which began because we refused to accept taxation without representation, please remember that 660,000 tax-paying Americans living in our nation's capital still do not have representation in congress.

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As if the checklist wasn't long enough already.
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This has made my day for several days

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I don't think "close it" really describes what I'd like to do right now.

#diehangoutsdie #killitwithfire #kittenswithmachinegunsmightwork #switchtoslack
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I wish they would fix this, I despise the constant crashing

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I do like apps with a sense of humor.
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Don't quit your day job.
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I suspect many don't realize they are a victim of this breach. Since the forms included references for security clearances, friends and family of anyone that applied for a clearance should consider themselves at risk too.
 
The hacker breach of the Office of Personnel Management, exposing four million government employees' data, is far worse than it looked when it first hit the public eye.
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The Feds are being less than forthcoming on the extent of the breach.  It's beginning to look like if you have been a Federal employee at any time in the last 30 years then your personal data is now somewhere in China.

Of course, the Chinese government had nothing to do with this.....

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Next attempt coming up soon (Sunday morning hopefully). This view of the last attempt gives an idea of just how close they were.
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I think Google really undersold their collections feature. They've been pushing it as the way to follow something interesting that someone else does. Maybe that's nice for those that are looking for new people to circle, but my stream is fairly active, and I like communities for finding new topics, rather than individuals.

Instead, I think it's better for the unfollow ability you have with your friends. If you know someone that posts too many political rants, food porn, religious views, or any other topic that really bothers you, they can post all those to a collection, and you can unfollow just those topics. Suddenly you can be friends again, at least on G+. So if you have some divisive topics you enjoy posting about, make sure you throw those posts in a collection and let your friends know they can unfollow anything that bothers them.

Here's my own list where you're welcome to find things to filter out:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BrandonMitchell/collections
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+Brandon Mitchell​ the first I heard of it was a post... I think by +Yonatan Zunger​ who described using it exactly like you have here.

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Programming is like writing a book, except ...
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Lol, nope, but good guess. Lets just say the usefulness of QA, UAT, and Piloting changes has a limited usefulness at my current client, they only notice issues when the phone rings often enough.

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It's mega (strong meter) maid!
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Trololol
 
troll level over 9000!
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Who's old enough to remember the turbo button?
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My first portable computer didn't have a turbo button :( http://www.vintage-computer.com/images/ibmpcportable.jpg
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Techie with a mission.
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Continuously converting O2 into CO2 for over 30 years.

Independent Tivoli consultant, programmer, handyman, occasional backpacker, amateur photographer, and future world overlord.

If you're interested in programming, follow my page at +Brandon Mitchell - Programming.
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I've written socket level network monitoring tools, in Perl... version 4... for fun.
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