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Shut up and take my money!
 
"Contributor", where you pay websites directly instead of seeing ads, is now open to anyone. Even better: You now have the option of replacing ads with pictures of cats. No joke.

I don't work on Contributor nor do I know anyone who does, but I do know that I'm not the only person who's been saying for years that I'd rather pay websites directly than look at display ads. So, I'm very happy that Google did this.

https://www.google.com/contributor/welcome/
Introducing Contributor by Google. An experiment in additional ways to fund the web.
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Check (and migrate away, and delete) your SourceForge projects, people. They're now doing exactly what they said they're not doing.

http://seclists.org/nmap-dev/2015/q2/194
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"Two Guys and Guy - 525 – To A Degree" http://www.twogag.com/archives/3398
Wayne has shown some aptitude for statistical analysis previously. Wanna contribute to twogag’s future? the Twogag Patreon is just a click away.
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Late last month, a Siamese cat named Coco went wandering in his suburban Washington, DC neighborhood. He spent three hours exploring nearby backyards. He killed a mouse, whose carcass he thoughtfully brought home to his octogenarian owner, Nancy. And while he was out, Coco mapped dozens of his neighbors’ Wi-Fi networks, identifying four routers that used…
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"I asked Microsoft if the company would be able to comply with unlocking a BitLocker disk, given a legitimate legal request to do so. The spokesperson told me they could not answer that question."

For those of you unfamiliar with how the world of cryptographic security works, that almost certainly translates to "yes".

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/06/04/microsoft-disk-encryption/
Computer security experts worry that BitLocker may be compromised by the government. Microsoft addressed some of those concerns for The Intercept — and left some unanswered.
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From now on, when I watch dinosaur movies, I'm going to mentally substitute plucked chickens all over the place.
 
Today a group of paleontologists announced the results of an extensive study of several well-preserved dinosaur feathers encased in amber. Their work, which included samples from many stages in the evolution of feathers, bolstered the findings of other scientists who've suggested that dinosaurs (winged and otherwise) had multicolored and transparent feathers of the sort you might see on birds today. The researchers also presented evidence, based ...
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Every gamer knows that blue shells are really what make people violent.

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2014/11/new-study-finds-violent-games-might-actually-curb-real-world-violence/
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Confirming Level3's and Netflix's assertions. Verizon is full of shit.

http://iamnotaprogrammer.com/Verizon-Fios-Netflix-Vyprvpn.html
Verizon made an enemy tonight. On a flight back to New York I read Level 3's assessment of the latest round of the Netflix vs Internet Provider debacle. The summarized version is that basically Netflix is slow because Verizon refuses to add capacity to peer with Level 3.
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  • University of Virginia
    Computer Science, 2000 - 2004
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  • VMware
    Site Reliability Engineer, 2013 - present
  • MoPub
    Operations Engineer, 2013 - 2013
  • Google
    Site Reliability Engineer, 2011 - 2012
  • Progressive Change Campaign Committee
    Information Technology Consultant, 2010 - 2011
  • WAAV
    Embedded Linux Engineer, 2009 - 2010
  • Red Hat Software
    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2009
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Christopher Haughey Snook
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Don't be put off by the short menu. Everything on it is wonderful.
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Great lunch spot on the scenic route off 19 north of Hilo. The food is simple, but good. The smoothies are wonderful.
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Simple, but excellent.
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Pleasant little lunch spot, and quite reasonably priced.
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Good food, good drinks, friendly service, and a reasonable price.
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Wonderful service, with surprisingly bland food. Not bad, but not good either.
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