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For folks on the east coast of the US, please take a quick look at this FB post regarding a missing serviceman, and share it with anyone else you know who might be in that area. Let's get this guy home safe.
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Kill Bill C-51

OpenMedia's online form to send an email to your local MP urging them to kill Bill C-51.
Parliament is about to resume on Monday, with no plan to deal with C-51’s dangerous spy powers. I emailed my MP demanding to be heard – will you email yours?
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Brought to my attention by +Boing Boing. Star Wars fan-made short that is really well done.
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E-cig Health Issues

These things have exploded in popularity recently with very little research having been done on how safe they are. Now some of that research is starting to come out.

In this case, the culprit is a chemical being used in roughly 70% of all flavoured vaping liquids, which should be something that can be changed reasonably quickly (if companies choose to), but it highlights how little effort has been put into ensuring that these things are truly safe.
A Harvard study links chemicals used in flavored electronic cigarettes to cases of severe respiratory disease.
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Oh yeah, the anti-sauna crowd. Don't listen to them. They're a bunch of nuts.
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Crypt of the NecroDancer

This is the (excellent) soundtrack for a game that sounds kind of absurd, but in practice is actually quite fun. It's a 2D, spite-art, dungeon crawl, but combined with the mechanics of a rhythm game. Keep attack combos/multipliers going by keeping your actions in time with the beat. Tough game too, I haven't made it to a major boss fight yet. Gameplay reminds me a lot of the original NES Zelda game. Available on Steam.
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A little action from the sand from this past weekend's Manitoba CX Provincial Championships.

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+Lynne Watanabe lol... Luckily it wasn't me. A friend of mine did a faceplant right into the sand. He was OK, but it made for some pretty funny video to watch afterwards.
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Great article by the always excellent +Tom Babin on the lessons that many northern cities can learn from Minneapolis when it comes to embracing cycling.
Minneapolis often ranks high on those moderately scientific lists of most bike-friendly cities in North America, and after a few days exploring the city by bike I can certainly see h...
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Whatever your thoughts are on the actual Cards Against Humanity game, this is excellent to see.
We used the money from one day of our holiday promotion to give our workers something very uncommon in China: a paid vacation.
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Senator +Elizabeth Warren shared this on Facebook:

It's Friday night, exactly two weeks before Christmas – so the big banks and their Republican friends are hoping that you're too busy to notice what they're trying to sneak into the must-pass spending bill this weekend. If 30 Republicans have their way, the government will shut down unless the big banks get billions in giveaways from the Fed. Apparently not a single must-pass bill can go by without big banks insisting on their pound of flesh.
Republican lawmakers on Friday were urging their colleagues to support a proposal to allow the biggest U.S. banks to get back about $25 billion they have paid to the Federal Reserve.
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Those poor banks. It's hard work inflating bubbles. And then when they pop in your face...well, that just plain hurts!
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This is a pretty good idea honestly. As a cat lover, I wholeheartedly support this!
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2015 Canadian National CX Championships & Manitoba GP of CX C2 Livestreams

This weekend is another big weekend for CX in Manitoba, as we host the Canadian National Championships again, and for the second year in a row, also host a UCI C2 international race.

None other than Meredith Miller will be joining local announcer Steve Scoles to provide commentary during Saturday's Youth/Elite Women's and Elite Men's races, and then taking to the course on Sunday along with Jonathon Page and a number of other well know Canadian and US riders.

Catch livestreams of the Youth/Elite Women and Elite Men both days right here:
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Christian, geek, nerd, gamer, privacy advocate, sometime coder, IT-worker, cat-lover, paintballer and cyclist.
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6 years in retail, another year in a call center and I'm still a well adjusted, sociable person. *evil laugh*
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