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Few people know that the number of financial penalties ('sanctions') imposed on benefit claimants by the Department of Work and Pensions now exceeds the number of fines imposed by the courts. In Great Britain in 2013, there were 1046398 sanctions on Jobseeker's Allowance claimants, ...
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When a handcuffed Freddie Gray was placed in a Baltimore police van on April 12, he was talking and breathing. When the 25-year-old emerged, "he could not talk and he could not breathe," according to one police official, and he died a week later of a spinal injury.
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I see J2O has branched out into sparkling drinks...
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A recent change in the law will allow musicians to exchange free beer, buffet food and ‘exposure’ for petrol, rent and guitar strings. Under the new legislation, it will be possible to pay for stud...
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Comcast offers 2Gbps in Chattanooga, where it lost bid to squash competition.
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OAuth on iOS

Apple is requiring that OAuth login uses an embedded webview in the app. Holy broken.

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Internet connected TV's a bad idea?  You Shock Me! Shock Me I say!  ;-)

(OK, there are still problems with it on standard digital TV, but they aren't as bad.  Disturbing they weren't spotted sooner).
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As Ruth Pearce says: "Have you bought Chris Carter's delightful little punk ditty yet? Grab yourself a copy of ‪#‎sickofthisshit‬ and it could qualify for the charts during election week (it's already creeping towards the Amazon Top 40!) - what larks!
All proceeds go to the Trussell Trust too, which is of course excellent."
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The 787 Dreamliner has been plagued with battery woes since its early days, to the point where the Federal Aviation Administration kept it from flying th
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Modern planes = more software = more bugs. 
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Rep. Ted Lieu lambasts gov't request for more access to encrypted devices.
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Public Service Announcement: Do not link against the platform libcrypto.so in your Android app!

The libcrypto.so library is not in the NDK and it is not even ABI stable. If you're linking against a libcrypto.so from some random version of the platform, you're most likely weakening your security. Either make a Java upcall or statically link against the crypto library you want.
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Software Engineer
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7 years' commercial experience in C++, Java, Perl, networking, Linux; also proficient in Python, C, JavaScript, Ruby, web development.
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Software engineer based in Oxford
Introduction
I can usually be found writing code, dancing to gothy bleep, or performing in Lashings.

See chris.boyle.name.
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Ported Simon Tatham's Puzzles to Android: 100k downloads. :-)
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Oxford, UK
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Cambridge, UK - Coventry, UK - Winchester, UK - Crawley Down, UK - Basingstoke, UK
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Owen Jones: if the Tories get more seats than Labour, get ready for a Ve...
www.newstatesman.com

Don't let the right tell you that if Labour come second on seats, their government would be "illegitimate".

To keep a Boeing Dreamliner flying, reboot once every 248 days
www.engadget.com

The 787 Dreamliner has been plagued with battery woes since its early days, to the point where the Federal Aviation Administration kept it f

Nonviolence as Compliance in Baltimore
www.theatlantic.com

When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse.

Facebook Bans Disabled Trans Woman of Colour for Not Appearing Feminine ...
chrismilloy.ca

If you follow social justice activism, then you may be fortunate enough to already be familiar with Kylie Brooks. Brooks is an activist, who

What stands between young people and the streets?
england.shelter.org.uk

Everyone deserves a safety net when times are tough. But taking housing benefit away from most under 21s will put many at risk of homelessne

Just when hope and courage are called for, Labour promises bean-counting...
www.theguardian.com

Labour’s focus on cutting the deficit, means progressive voters will have to look elsewhere for inspiration

Regulation of UK estate agents handed over to Powys county council | Mon...
www.theguardian.com

Closure of Office of Fair Trading leaves Welsh council to protect homebuyers and sellers from rogue agents

Very rich people declare support for party that supports very rich people
newsthump.com

Several incredibly rich people have had their minions type a letter in which they have declared their wholehearted support for the party tha

Schneier on Security: The Democratization of Cyberattack
www.schneier.com

The Democratization of Cyberattack. The thing about infrastructure is that everyone uses it. If it's secure, it's secure for everyone. And i

Quick hit: Wikipedia begins purging feminist editors
geekfeminism.org

It's never been clearer that neutral point of view is a joke. The Arbitration Committee (ArbCom) is the highest user-run body on Wikipedia,

Here's A Photo Of Something That Can't Be Photographed
io9.com

This seems like a normal, if blurry photograph of an object — a regular old cat stencil. The catch is, however, that the photons that hit th

Ghost in the Whitewash
geekfeminism.org

Entertainment media is buzzing with news that a Ghost In The Shell remake may be coming soon to a theater near you, and Scarlett Johansson h

Iain Duncan Smith's portrait made from photos of people who died for bei...
tompride.wordpress.com

(satire?) Click on image to enlarge: His victims: Edward Jacques: Graham Shawcross: David Coupe: David Groves: Trevor Drakard: David Clapson

UK trans people banned from voting unless they provide previous name
www.gaystarnews.com

The UK government have been accused of being 'blind' to the needs of the trans community

From Gaza to the UK: mental health isn't just a medical problem, it's po...
www.opendemocracy.net

We have to interchange ‘mental illness’ with words like ‘suffering’, and emphasise political action alongside psychological intervention.

Facer Watch Face
market.android.com

Think It, Make It, Wear It with Facer.Don’t be fooled by our competitors! Facer is the absolute best Watch Face Maker for Android Wear. Face

Refused service because one of us "in fancy dress" (stage makeup). During #edfringe. Seriously?
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Great pizzas :-)
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reviewed a year ago
Good range of food, but quite slow to serve it to our large group.
Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Quality, quantity, and price all good, and the best garlic bread I've tasted. Delivery a bit slower than estimated, but this was peak time on a bank holiday Monday.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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