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A sad day...
The New York Times is reporting that scifi icon Leonard Nimoy has passed away today at the age of 83, a few days after being taken to the hospital for chest pains. Our full obituary and memorial of the Star Trek star will follow soon.
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The spikes installed outside Selfridges in Manchester are the latest front in the spread of ‘defensive architecture’. Is such open hostility towards the destitute making all our lives uglier?
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Password crackers are getting better. Even very long passwords are no longer secure.

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How often do you think about the passwords you’re using? Not only for your website, but also for everything else you do on the internet on a daily basis?
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I'd like to share a message about net neutrality from +Fight for the Future:

Hey,

I know Evan emailed you earlier today, but this is urgent. Media reports are coming out about FCC's forthcoming rules, and for the most part they sound really, really good. But, there’s one important detail, a loophole that might still let Comcast mess with services like Netflix. Can you send the FCC an email right now?

We need you. Tell the FCC: "Don't mess with Netflix"
(See the end of this message for email details)

Things are moving really fast right now, and we’ll know more soon. But journalists at the Wall Street Journal have been briefed on the FCC’s latest plans, and it looks like the FCC will be giving cable companies like Comcast some ability to charge “interconnection fees.”

These fees are the reason Comcast forced broken and “buffering” video on millions of its own customers, just to extort money from Netflix.

We still don’t know the details of the rules yet. Probably even the Wall Street Journal hasn’t seen the exact text. And, if early reports are true, we could be looking at a huge victory for net neutrality. The rules look better than anybody ever thought the y’d be.

But we wanted to sound the alarm. As we move into the end game, we need the FCC to know we’re watching, and that we’re dead serious about getting net neutrality done right, with no loopholes for the cable companies to exploit. If there’s a big loophole (and it looks like there might be) let’s do everything we can to fix it right now. Are you with us?

We need you. Tell the FCC: "Don't mess with Netflix"
(See the end of this message for email details)

Thanks for doing this.

Sincerely,
Holmes Wilson and the Fight for the Future team.

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Here's the text of the email and who to send it to:
 
Subject: Don’t mess with Netflix
To: wheeler@fcc.gov
BCC:jonathan.sallet@fcc.gov,debra.weiner@fcc.gov,jacob.lewis@fcc.gov,michele.ellison@fcc.gov,mignon.clyburn@fcc.gov,adonis.hoffman@fcc.gov,rebekah.goodheart@fcc.gov,louis.peraertz@fcc.gov,daniel.alvarez@fcc.gov,ruth.milkman@fcc.gov,gigi.sohn@fcc.gov,philip.verveer@fcc.gov,maria.kirby@fcc.gov,diane.cornell@fcc.gov,renee.gregory@fcc.gov,matthew.berry@fcc.gov,nicholas.degani@fcc.gov,ajit.pai@fcc.gov,mike.orielly@fcc.gov,amy.bender@fcc.gov,shannon.gilson@fcc.gov,mark.wigfield@fcc.gov,kim.hart@fcc.gov,jonathan.chambers@fcc.gov,jon.wilkins@fcc.gov,julie.veach@fcc.gov,matthew.delnero@fcc.gov,roger.sherman@fcc.gov,kris.monteith@fcc.gov,team@fightforthefuture.org

Dear FCC,

I don't want YouTube, Netflix, Vimeo or any online video to look like this: http://gph.to/1D7oxY7

If you let cable companies charge interconnection fees, Comcast will keep slowing sites down until they cough up more cash.

Every American Internet user will suffer, and they’ll blame the FCC (and, likely, Obama) for not closing this loophole when they had the chance. I sincerely hope that the Wall Street Journal is wrong, and that your rules will ban these shakedown tactics outright.

Sincerely,
Everyone who watches video online.


#netneutrality #netneutrality2015 #politics #uspolitics #freedom #fcc #fightforthefuture #youtube #netflix #streamingmedia  
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Glee has officially jumped the shark... Except the shark was a papier-mâché Sue on a tricycle.

#glee #tv #jumpedtheshark
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Remember: if someone puts a lock on your property and refuses to give you the key, they're the criminals.

#copyright #propertyrights #drm #repealdrm #dmca #politics #corydoctorow
DRM, or digital rights management, is a digital lock placed on media content and devices. Supporters say DRM protects businesses and artists from piracy and theft. Sounds good, right? Opponents say it kills innovation, doesn't stop piracy, and helps malware distributors. This month, a group led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation has assembled to come up with ways to fight DRM.
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Earbuds: The millennial cubicle.
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Sleepy Hollow has gone from must-see TV in its first season, to jumping a bigger shark every fifth episode in its second. Pity.

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I'm not really into video game streaming or the so-called "esports" culture, but it seems to me that if League of Legends allows players to disable Spectator Mode for their games, then choosing to prevent people from spectating except through Azubu, his endorsed streaming service, is 100% on the player, Faker. If LoL does NOT allow players to disable spectator mode, then all LoL players have to accept the fact that all LoL games they play are public, which means Faker licensed exclusive rights to Azubu that he didn't have exclusive ownership of in the first place. I mean, these guys are throwing a hissy fit about someone publicly broadcasting something that is already public due to Spectator Mode. Either way, the entire thing seems absurd to me.
If you're a popular League of Legends eSports player, who actually owns streams of your matches? That's a complicated question, but in the case of ultra-popular pro Sanghyuk "Faker" Lee, the answer seems clear cut. Another streamer, however, found a loophole that's thrown it all into question. And controversy.
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Two and a Half Men Goes Out With a Pathetic, Childish Whimper

Two and a Half Men finally died. It was quite good for a number of years, gradually faded into the lower end of mediocrity, then the widely publicized rift between star Charlie Sheen and producer Chuck Lorre left it a crasser, meaner, dumber shadow of its former self.

Still, in the last season or two, it had managed to crawl back up to somewhat tolerable, thanks in large part to new star Ashton Kutcher's boyish charm. The final episodes leading up to the finale even suggested we might see co-star and longtime mooch Alan finally getting married and moving out into his own place. Considering the story began when he moved in with his brother following his divorce from his first wife, ending it with him finally moving out and on with his life would have been a fitting end, providing the characters with some personal growth and the audience with a sense of closure.

Sadly, Chuck Lorre has no respect for his characters, his new star, the latest season's story lines or the show's audience. He, apparently, only cares about getting in one last, hour-long dig in a four-year-gone fight.

As a result, Two and a Half Men went out with the most pathetic, childish whimper possible.

#tv #review #twoandahalfmen #twoandahalfmenfinale #chucklorre #charliesheen #ashtonkutcher #notwinning
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realmente o talento de Kutcher não foi reconhecido, mas nós ficaremos na saudades, pois já tinha me acostumado ver o meu astro querido, que é tudo de bom!!! Eu estou muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuito triste!
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Interesting article on the future of private digital money.

#tech #bitcoin #privacy
Anonymity? Privacy? How quaint. We live in a world bedecked with ever more cameras, ever more sensors, ever more drones, ever more data, ever fewer things..
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In case there was any doubt that even professional, published, Nebula award nominated authors have just as much self-doubt as the rest of us...

#writing #selfdoubt #impostorsyndrome  
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I followed a link from her blog to a story she published in Clarkesworld, "Lovecraft". It was... odd. Maybe not the kind of thing I would make a habit of reading, but it was interesting and well-written, certainly. And if she's selling regularly and was nominated for a Nebula, there are obviously tons of people who like what she's doing.
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My stylist was a girl with poofy pink hair and an undercut. I told her I wanted my shaggy hair cut short, but not so short as to show scalp. She set the clippers to number 6 and trimmed the back and sides. After a quick wash, she took scissors to the top and left it several inches longer than the rest of the hair. At the time I thought it looked okay, if not quite what I had asked for, so I deemed it good enough. However, after going home and getting a better look at it, I realized that it was very uneven. So, for the same price I had paid for one visit to this mall salon, I bought a pair of clippers at the store, and had my wife even things out. Now, I'm not sure if this was the absolute first time she'd ever cut hair, but it was definitely the first time she'd ever used clippers. The result? A haircut that was actually even. It looked way better than what the so-called "professional" at Mia & Maxx had done. If you need a simple, short cut, you'd be better off investing in a good pair of clippers than going to Mia & Maxx. And since they couldn't even do a competent job of something that basic, I wouldn't even consider them for anything more complicated.
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reviewed a year ago
The large space with an upscale feel creates a positive first impression, but it doesn't take long before you start noticing little problems: weak coffee and generally mediocre drinks; bland and forgettable decor; awkward furniture that's stuck between normal height and highchairs; large tables spread sparsely through the space are great for groups, but provide limited seating that will fill up fast as soon as this place starts getting busier. It's only real selling points are a pool table and the convenience of being right across the street from the Overture Center parking ramp.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
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reviewed 2 years ago
Clean, open, well-lit, decent selection, helpful staff. They have awesome produce and a lot of natural/organic options, and the in-store hot Chinese/Italian/Kitchen/Salad Bar mini-food court is decent quality for what it is. Prices are extremely mixed, and seem to change almost at random; often an item will be 2.99 one day, then increase to 4.99 the next -- and it will sport a "Price Reduction" tag. Still, if you buy their store brands (Hy-Vee or Midwest County Faire) or their produce, you can often get a good deal. Just watch out for certain items (e.g., milk) that are priced ridiculously high.
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Food: Poor - FairDecor: Poor - FairService: Good
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reviewed 2 years ago
At the Starbucks inside B&N, while still standing a good ten feet away from the counter and in the midst of a conversation, the cashier actually INTERRUPTED us to try and sell us on lunch items. When we got to the counter to order, he tried to convince us to order larger sizes. When our drinks showed up, they weren't what we ordered. When we finally got the drinks we actually ordered and tasted them, I wanted to spit it out -- the Tazo Green Tea Latte tasted like artificial, mildly sweetened rotten grass. Stay far away from this place.
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Food: Poor - FairDecor: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
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