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Colm Buckley
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Two very good quotes from this:

The first requirement is a matter of national will, and never a sure thing: it is the intention to get the story right, wherever the blame may lie. The second requirement follows immediately upon the first, and is probably easier to achieve: it is the need for people in the aftermath to maintain even tempers and open minds.

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After any disaster of this sort, it's natural to think: Oh, if only we had Different Rule X, or Different Piece of Equipment Y, then none of this would have happened.

Hindsight is always 20/20, and the rush to assign blame to Lufthansa, or to German privacy laws, or to "lax" procedures among German or European aviation regulators, is thoroughly understandable; yet still wrong.
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The linked long form on EgyptAir 990 is also worth a read: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2001/11/the-crash-of-egyptair-990/302332/
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I was so overwhelmed (and annoyed) by the basilica that I totally forgot to go see the Piéta. Admittedly it was at the end of a very long and crowded touring day.
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+Nina Paley​ continues her streak of genius. The choice of music here is just perfect - evocative, haunting and persistent. The horror of the final plague isn't shirked, but the animation gives it a strange beauty. Really looking forward to the final movie.
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Ciao Roma! 
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I <3 Roma
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Good point. By being so ludicrously, ridiculously, over-the-top right-wing insane, Cruz provides cover to those who are merely slightly frothing. And the mean gets pulled that little more into the pit.
In which Ted Cruz kicks off the 2016 presidential election and the bar is set very low.
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Framing effect?
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Nice one, auto-panorama. Nice one.
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Superb.
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#torytrollbait Gotcha, motherfucker.
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson will not have his contract renewed after the BBC concludes an investigation into his
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I agree Paul. Nobody is indispensable and dismissal is an appropriate sanction for bullying let alone assault. A reboot of TG is overdue. I've been particularly disappointed with the dishonest coverage of electric cars in the last series. There are exciting things happening in the motor industry but not in the conventional ICE arena.
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✔ Eat at Michelin three-star restaurant.
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+Riff Zifnab​ It was spectacular. The food was comparable or superior to the best haute cuisine restaurants I've been to before, but the setting (magnificent view over Rome) and the amazing attention to detail really made it special. Terrific experience.
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Take ten minutes or so to read this; it's amazing. If Israel has a right to exist and choose its government (and it does); doesn't Iran also? Which country threatens others the most?
 
On the Inevitability of War with Iran

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
-- Matthew 7:13

I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
-- Ellen Ripley, Aliens

A look at the clear and present call for attacking Iran:  http://www.stonekettle.com/2015/03/the-narrow-gate.html . Why is bombing other countries the "go-to" solution for so many politicians and pundits?
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According to the bile spewed by Bibi last week, apparently some Israeli's have less of a right to choose their government than others.
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Most excellent (especially the German version).

(H/T +Patrick Jones​, who is also most excellent (especially the German version).)
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Yes. Sing about watermills and you'll see.
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It is a hot English summer afternoon. The bees are buzzing in the garden, and something small and magical is rather indignant with you, and you have grown quite hungry and cross and tired.
Do you suspect you might be in an E. Nesbit novel? Perhaps we can help.
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I don't care if they are smug and Edwardian, I loved them all. 
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Manager; Site Reliability Engineering
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  • Google
    Systems Engineering Manager, 2003 - present
  • NewWorldIQ
    Systems Architect, 2000 - 2003
  • Trinity College Dublin
    Systems Administrator, 1998 - 2000
  • TCD Graduate Students Union
    Union President, 1995 - 1998
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Husband to Claire, Daddy to three beautiful girls. First Google Eng/Ops manager outside the USA. Co-founder of the Irish Linux User Group. Chairman of the 2004 Discworld Convention. Know where my towel is.
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New hotel in Zürich. Very interesting and cool décor. Very helpful staff.
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