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Have a little zen cat.

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A convexer, cuddlier version of Picasso's bull?
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Unconscionable. Hold them all accountable.

#police #policestate
 
Tulsa deputies ordered to falsify records of 'reserve deputy' who shot and killed Eric Harris http://trib.al/UdaOTDB
The investigation into the shooting death of Eric Harris in Tulsa, Oklahoma has taken an infuriating turn as ...
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The corruption just gets corrupter and corrupter.
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Oh, #lazyplus  !

What would be a recommended way to check that a file exported to docx format is indeed still somewhat readable in MS word when one is a linux wonk? A solution would preferably involve some free software that could look at it, using Wine is acceptable. It's not a complicated document, but I'd like to make sure it didn't somehow spaghettify before I sent it out.
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Misrepresentation, false assumptions, and poor research are not constructive criticism, +Jasper Janssen.  Please do your homework before I have to block you for derailing threads and wasting my time.   

I've asked someone advocating Microsoft if they have actually tried what they propose.  If it's really so easy and painless and works well, the proponent should have the screenshots on Microsoft's cloud where everyone can see them. Why should anyone waste their time and give Microsoft an email address and account otherwise?  

I have tried working with Microsoft Office users at my job and have written about it.  As we should have expected from the whole ooxml saga, it does not work. 
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Yes.
 
California Assembly panel approves legislation preventing police from viewing body camera footage http://trib.al/IAhZYv5
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+Sakari Maaranen or at least being fired for not filming a non lethal confrontation, and mandatory charges for not filming a lethal confrontation.
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Nice!
 
And it gets better: to help make these lofty terms a reality, Price said he would cut his salary from $1 million to $70,000 and commit 75 to 80 per cent of the company's anticipated $2.2 million profit to the promise. He drives a 12-year-old Audi and only flashes the cash to pick up the occasional bar tab or go snowboarding.

He was particularly inspired by research paper on income vs. happiness that concluded a little extra money makes a major difference in the lives of those who earn under $70,000. At around $75,000, one's emotional well-being plateaus.

“They were walking me through the math of making 40 grand a year," he said, a number that doesn't allow any wiggle room for a rainy day. “I hear that every single week... [it] just eats at me inside.”

http://notable.ca/nationwide/yp-life/This-CEO-Just-Introduced-a-70000-a-Year-Minimum-Wage-for-Every-Worker-at-His-Company/
We have frontrunner for CEO of the Year. In a time where executive to worker wage gaps are increasing at shocking rates and minimum wages stretch too thin to cover life's essentials, one man has introduced a $70,000 a year minimum wage for everyone working at his company
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This basically gets us back to the status quo of the early 80s or so. I ran the numbers on what I made as a cub reporter straight out of college, what my ex-roommate made having taken CS but no actual programming chops, and what a colleague made becoming a reporter after a couple years as an engineer.
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So much for equality for all (or at least the ideal/notion of it...)

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[su_center_b] We should allow all those lesser faiths to have First Amendment rights. That would be so good of us. But the law should favor the one true fa
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I do dream big. ;-)
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Tell the U.S. Forest Service to immediately halt Nestlé’s illegal water withdrawal during California’s drought. Nestlé is extracting water and making millions in profit even though its permit to do so expired over 27 years ago.
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That's Nestlé for you.... powdered milk supplements to African children (as the water is infected many deaths)... taking employees pensions when they take over a company (Rowntrees)... all par for the course.
I don't knowingly buy anything they make.
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Oh, this is very nice to see. More, please. Much, much, much more.
 
In an unprecedented act, Catholics are saying they've had enough of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, whose preachings they say are more like persecutions.
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+Bob Lai i would be astonished if any of the teachers are unionized.
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Oh this is awesome. It's the first result I get googling Marco Rubio too.

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Well... I hit it five times... It is on the second page, now. I'll browse back by. Nothing like guerrila marketing...
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BOOM.
 
Connie Willis turns down the Hugo MC position after Vox Day threatens to ensure nobody ever wins again.

“You may have been able to cheat your way onto the ballot. (And don’t talk to me about how this isn’t against the rules–doing anything except nominating the works you personally liked best is cheating in my book.) You may even be able to bully and intimidate people into voting for you. But you can’t make me hand you the Hugo and say “Congratulations,” just as if you’d actually won it. And you can’t make me appear onstage and tell jokes and act like this year’s Hugo ceremony is business as usual and what you’ve done is okay. I’m not going to help you get away with this. I love the Hugo Awards too much.”

Connie Willis ❞
WHY I WON'T BE A PRESENTER AT THE HUGO AWARDS THIS YEAR. by Connie Willis. I've been asked by David Gerrold, this year's Worldcon Guest of Honor and one of the Hugo Awards emcees, to present the Campbell Award at this year's ceremonies. Ordinarily, I'd be very flattered and would jump at the ...
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There's really no way to fix the troll loophole against trolls who get enough fun out of screwing things up for other people.
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Awesome!
 
"The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined."
https://youtu.be/NoBFhdeR9PE
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Yay indeed.  Now when are they going to learn to paint the traces and frames to match the cells?
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IF YOU ARE CONFUSED AS TO WHO I AM, THIS IS BROWNEYEDGIRL65, AKA BEG, BEG65, etc, AS KNOWN ON LIVEJOURNAL, DISQUS, TWITTER, PINBOARD.IN, AND MY BLOG, WHATSTHATYOUSAID.NET

I can be reached at gmail via the above handle.

I am also the author of the Palindrome Prayer :-) (-:

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Instant human: Just add coffee.

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The avatar I use, with kind permission, is by Sarah Cloutier, melukilan at deviantart.  You can find the original artwork at her gallery.

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I used to write a good deal about being deaf at my Livejournal blog, particularly under the deafhood tag.
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“Dawn take you all, and be stone to you!”For just at that moment the light came over the hill, and there was a mighty twitter in the branches. William never spoke for he stood turned to stone as he stooped; and Bert and Tom were stuck like rocks as they looked at him. And there they stand to this day, all alone, unless the birds perch on them; for trolls, as you probably know, must be underground before dawn, or they go back to the stuff of the mountains they are made of, and never move again. (“The Hobbit,” J.R.R. Tolkien)

But I'll never be convinced to except except for accept, accept I get a really good explanation. (Me)

Most people don't even know what sysadmins do, but trust me, if they all took a lunch break at the same time they wouldn't make it to the deli before you ran out of bullets protecting your canned goods from roving bands of mutants. (Peter Welch, Programming Sucks)

Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.  (Woody Guthrie)

California scent with a hint of sanity.
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Farpotshket (yiddish): Something that is all fouled up, especially as the result of attempts to fix it; repeatedly making something worse while trying to fix it.

"I know CNN has taken some knocks lately, but the fact is I admire their commitment to cover all sides of a story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate." (Barack Obama, April 2013)

"And on the third day, the skies darkened, and a swarm of assholes descended from the clouds; and not a person could withstand them, but they were covered in the filth of the Internet."  (+Yonatan Zunger , 13 Apr 2013) 

"I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it." (John Stuart Mill, 1866)

"Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay." (Robert Frost)

"Few things are stronger than
The mind's need for diverse
Experience.
I am glad
Not many men or women can remain
Faithful lovers to the unreal." (The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master)

"wine; talk; touch; unzip; touch; strip; gasp; finger; gasp; mount; fsck; more; yes; gasp; umount; make clean; sleep" (Unix)

They are facing not a theory but a condition, for that they are first, last and all the time the people of the eye. (George Veditz, 1910)

"Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins." (Carlos Santana)

"Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway."  (Andrew S. Tanenbaum)

"I don’t understand people who dislike reading because I think all that free time means they’re up to no good." (frau sally benz on the 'net)

"Solitude is impractical and yet society is fatal." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." (Plato)

"It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain." (Francis Maude)

"If I Said The Sky Was Blue, They Would Say No." (President Obama)

Honi soit qui mal y pense.

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” (James D. Miles)

The Oxford philosopher JL Austin once observed in a lecture that in English a double negative implied a positive meaning, whereas no language had been found in which a double positive implied a negative meaning. To which Sidney Morgenbesser responded in a dismissive tone, "Yeah, yeah."

"People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as 'parasites' fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society." (Jason Read)

"But that's -- I'm sorry, but that's completely ridiculous! How can I possibly prove it doesn't exist? Do you expect me to get hold of -- of all the pebbles in the world and test them? I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!" (Hermione Granger)

To put it another way: The First Amendment guarantees a right to speech. It does not guarantee a right to respect. (+John Scalzi)

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. (T. S. Eliot)

A well educated and organized citizenry being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and use the Internet shall not be infringed. (+David Landry)

The truth is that male religious leaders have had -- and still have -- an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women.  They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter.  Their continuing choice provides the foundation or justification for much of the pervasive persecution and abuse of women throughout the world.  (Jimmy Carter)

The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley
(Robert Burns)

What I like about April Fool’s Day: One day a year we’re asking whether news stories are true. It should be all 365. (Prentiss Riddle, April 1, 2008 @pzriddle)

He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me. (Thomas Jefferson)

Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with.  (Drew Sirtors)

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. (Albert Camus)

I am the light that shines over all things. I am everything. From me all came forth, and to me all return. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift a stone, and you will find me there. (Gospel of Thomas)

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.  (Mark Twain)
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I have been on the Internet since the late 80's. I've survived 2400bps modems, Usenet, IRC, Winsocks & Trumpet, Mosaic, all of it. So believe me when I say it's all been done, it's all been done before.
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