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Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca)
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That's just plain fascinating!
A 17th Century castle 'lost' for more than 250 years is rediscovered in the centre of a town on the Irish border.
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This is so fantastic! Right there, all along!
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This is big!
Scientists have developed a new groundbreaking technique to kick-start the brain of coma patients. Doctors at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) used ultrasound to stimulate the brain of a 25-year-old coma patient successfully.
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At least this type of stupidity is not limited to the United States . . .

Speaking outside the courthouse, Krajnc told reporters that this trial is about "putting pigs in the spotlight. ... We want people to see them as individuals and not property."
Anita Krajnc is facing charges of criminal mischief because she gave water to pigs bound for the slaughterhouse. If convicted, she could be sentenced to six months in jail or a $5,000 fine.
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ugh. seriously, im all for treating animals, even livestock, as well as possible, but come on.. this "activist" was more interested in being in the spotlight than the animal's actual health.. there's absolutely no way she could have determined by peeking into the slot of a random truck on the highway, that those pigs were malnourished or dying of thirst. They looked fine to me. Sucks that they're the result of industrial breeding and transportation, but otherwise they seemed fine.. and I kind of agree with the driver -- if it were me driving them, I'd have no way of knowing if she put arsenic or something in the water she was giving them, and as the driver, I'm responsible for what happens to them en route.

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It didn't offer much beyond a few tips and tricks, which you're just as likely to find from a quick Google search instead.
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These drug prices are overinflated. Greed should not rule life and death decisions.
 
Cost of EpiPen: One senator's daughter is Mylan's CEO, another [senator's daughter] needs [the medication]

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/24/politics/epipens-congress-response/index.html

The incredible increase in the cost of EpiPens, auto-injectors that can stop life-threatening emergencies caused by allergic reactions, has hit home on Capitol Hill, where one Democratic senator whose daughter has allergies has called for action and another Democratic senator's daughter is CEO of the company responsible for the price hike.
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I think they have better pricing controls than we have in the USA.
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A couple of bucks goes a long way when more people are helping.

via +Daniel Foré 
 
We have just a week left on our IndieGoGo Fundraiser and less than $600 to raise to meet our goal. Let's make this a big weekend! Small contributions add up and every penny makes a difference :)

If you're still not sold on the campaign, make sure to tune into LINUX Unplugged 159 where +Chris Fisher chatted a bit with +Lewis Goddard and +Fabian Thoma about what the event's all about: https://youtu.be/59YxR9p6lLU?t=927

Thanks again to the 48 people that have backed the campaign so far! Your hard-earned cash will help 5 of our volunteer developers in Europe meet up for 4 days to kickstart work on the next version of elementary OS.
Getting Developers in a Room together to work on kickass Open Source Software. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Why is nothing done about this?
Maine Gov. LePaige: people of color are the enemy
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Just like Christmas today! Got a new Pine64, a new Raspberry Pi 3, and a new Redragon Mechanical Keyboard! Now I can have some fun again.
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I knew something was missing! Thanks, Google, but I suspect many employers will not be thanking you for this one.
Google has rolled Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe into its desktop search engine and mobile Google Search app. The games, which are free and do not need users to download anything, show the continued evolution of Google Search.
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this is brilliant!
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Sign up, the book is worth it.
 
I'm building up my mailing list, so here's the deal: a copy of my first published novel, City of Masks, for signing up, and a bonus collection of short fiction in the Gryphon Clerks setting after you confirm your signup.

I only email when I have something new out (which, admittedly, is about once a month at the moment, but my point is that I don't just send a newsletter for the sake of it and clutter up your inbox).

City of Masks is a mashup book: it reads like fantasy, but with no magic, and is also a serial-killer mystery (not too gritty; this is me, after all). There's a quiet romance subplot, and, without bogging the story down in too much exposition, it explores the question, "What if everyone had to wear masks all the time and act in character with whatever mask they were wearing?"
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+The MagPi Magazine Issue 49 is OUT NOW.

With so many new Raspberry Pi owners popping up daily, the MagPi team decided to include a brand new Beginners Guide within this month's issue, helping everyone get their hands on the right Pi fot them, and get making.

There's also a bushel of other amazing projects, features, reviews, tutorials... the list goes on.

You can grab the latest issue of The MagPi in stores today from WHSmith, Tesco, Sainsbury's, and Asda in the UK, and it will be in Micro Center stores and selected Barnes & Noble stores when it comes to America. It’s also available in print online from our store, and digitally on our Android and iOS app.
We’ve all seen the numbers. The Raspberry Pi is selling faster and faster every year, which means there are new people getting Raspberry Pis every day. With this in mind, we decided to make a brand new beginner’s guide in issue 49 of The MagPi, out now. The Raspberry Pi beginner’s guide takes you from …
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Currently retired, I sometimes help with Linux operating systems
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I can do anything I choose to work at
Employment
  • Book reviewer, Accessibility Protagonist, Linux Advocate
    when I choose to work, 2003 - present
  • Journeyman Plumber, 1994 - 1999
  • United States Air Force
    Enlisted, 1972 - 1992
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
Previously
Bessemer, Michigan - Boise, Idaho - South Korea
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Never let anyone steal your DREAM.
Introduction
I am Charlie Kravetz, formerly of Bessemer, Michigan. I am living in Idaho, in the northwest United States. I am a computer geek, who enjoys helping others.

Please visit http://keepingdreams.com to read my entire profile.
Bragging rights
Survive 18 months as Xubuntu Project Lead, to gain some experience in Open Source and Free Software. Advocate for linux, accessibility, and reading.
Education
  • School of Experience
    Linux, Accessibility, Self-help, 1972 - present
    How to use and promote linux, public-domain, and non-proprietary software. Accessibility in computing and in life. Self-help books, dreams, wishes, and life in general. A never-ending school of learning new things. I try to learn something new every single day.
  • A.D. Johnston H.S.
    General, 1969 - 1972
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