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Prior to 1988 Presidential debates were run by the League of Women Voters, an organization that has historically sponsored many candidate forums and debates up to the present. They didn't mince words in 1988 when they withdrew from the Presidential debates after the Commission on Presidential Debates took over:
'"It has become clear to us that the candidates' organizations aim to add debates to their list of campaign-trail charades devoid of substance, spontaneity and honest answers to tough questions," Neuman said. "The League has no intention of becoming an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public."'

http://lwv.org/press-releases/league-refuses-help-perpetrate-fraud
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3, 1988 LEAGUE REFUSES TO "HELP PERPETRATE A FRAUD" WITHDRAWS SUPPORT FROM FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WASHINGTON, DC —"The League of Women Voters is withdrawing its sponsorship of the presidential debate scheduled for mid-October because the demands of the two campaign organizations would perpetrate a fraud on the American voter," League President Nancy M. Neuman said today.
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An important read for anyone in open source software development. 
[Ksummit-discuss] [CORE TOPIC] GPL defense issues. Linus Torvalds torvalds at linux-foundation.org. Fri Aug 26 02:46:01 UTC 2016. Previous message: [Ksummit-discuss] [CORE TOPIC] GPL defense issues; Next message: [Ksummit-discuss] [CORE TOPIC] GPL defense issues; Messages sorted by: [ date ] ...
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Linus always comes across as a jerk in these things, often because it's only when he gives up on the endless debate and starts shouting and calling people names that it makes headlines. This is a better starting point if you're only going to read one post: https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/ksummit-discuss/2016-August/003617.html 
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Access to around 1.5 million Android apps in the Play Store is rolling out to Chromebooks 😊
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About time!
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Ooooooooh, git makes so much more sense now. Just RTFM!

https://git-man-page-generator.lokaltog.net/
This is NOT real git documentation! Read carefully, and click the button to generate a new man page. man page generator. Permalink; Generate new man page. Name. Synopsis. Description. Options. See also. Created by Lokaltog - GitHub repo.
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thank you, it all makes sense now all of a sudden!
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Go, +Newegg!

"We just don’t believe Rosewill’s products and customers infringed on valid patent claims," said Cheng. "Minero’s case does not have merit, and its patent is not only expired but would suck even if it wasn’t expired. Now that they have started the litigation, it would be irresponsible for Newegg to not finish it."
"They started the litigation, and it would be irresponsible to not finish it."
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Surprise, surprise. Government-planted backdoor in networking equipment from a major vendor got exploited. This is exactly why the rhetoric coming from various presidential candidates (especially H's "Manhattan Project"), politicians, and the NSA director about the need for backdoors is so extremely stupid and dangerous.

"Evidence uncovered by Ralf-Philipp Weinmann, founder and CEO of Comsecuris, a security consultancy in Germany, suggests that the Juniper culprits repurposed an encryption backdoor previously believed to have been engineered by the NSA, and tweaked it to use for their own spying purposes."

http://www.wired.com/2015/12/researchers-solve-the-juniper-mystery-and-they-say-its-partially-the-nsas-fault/
Security researchers believe they have finally solved the mystery around how a sophisticated backdoor embedded in Juniper firewalls works.
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The timeliness of this being discovered is quite nice.
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Californians: SB-443, which curbs Civil Asset Forfeiture, passed the state legislature about a month ago and is currently sitting on the Governor's desk. Call his office at 916-445-2841 and politely ask that he sign SB 443 without further delay.

It's fun and easy! I got a hold of a staffer in about 3 minutes. If you ever get pulled over you'll be glad you made this call.
A state bill to reform civil asset forfeiture, a practice that has come under fire nationwide following widespread claims of abuse, received strong, bipartisan approval from the California Senate today. Senate Bill 443 will now head to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.
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As the nation sighs with disappointment today, a new hope appears...
A new poll from Morning Consult gives Libertarian nominee the numbers he needs to stay relevant.
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Absolutely insane - San Jose Unified School District contracts with SJPD for school security, and apparently they've been giving hundreds of kids arrest records per year, many without them knowing due to the obscure way the system works, that can destroy their college and job prospects.

An investigative report by a local news organization looked at a case of a student at Leland High school in Almaden Valley. This is a a school in an upper/middle class area (homes start at $800K and go up into the millions) with a 10 out of 10 rating on Great Schools. The student's crime? Playing on grass. Not violence, not drugs. Seriously.

Another great reason for school choice and ESAs** (education savings accounts)!

*http://www.greatschools.org/california/san-jose/5673-Leland-High-School/
**http://www.cato.org/blog/will-nevadas-education-savings-account-benefit-poor
One of the largest school districts in the Bay Area is defending its discipline policies after an NBC Bay Area investigation revealed children were being left with arrest records for what some described as just childish misbehavior at school.
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It would be interesting to see the breakdown of what kids are being arrested for. I can see this going both ways (pranks vs violent crimes) and the cops behavior being driven by whatever it is they get measured by.
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For anybody who thinks that this is just about a single phone connected to a terrorist investigation...
The FBI claims that there's no precedent being set by requesting access to a single Apple iPhone -- but it's already filed similar requests on 12 other devices.
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Finally, an alternative to the economically illiterate and/or warmongering "choices" we've been presented with. 
The former two-term governor of New Mexico was the Libertarian Party candidate in 2012.
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Git 101.
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Software engineer with an affinity toward software-hardware interfaces and open-source. Currently helping to make cloud computing a first class citizen in the laptop space.

In my spare time I enjoy messing around with my Linux box, following politics, beer and wine tasting, finding delicious and spicy (hot) food in silicon valley, going thru my Netflix queue, and just hanging out.

Turn ons: Freedom and individuality.
Turn offs: Demagoguery and lies.

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Spoke with one of the owners/mechanics over the phone about a suspicious problem. I got the feeling that they were knowledgeable and not out to rip-off customers. They suggested "small" things to try to deal with the problem, while the dealer insisted that I needed my engine wiring harness replaced, which would cost about $1700. Since my car is <100k miles I figured this was BS. I ended up resetting the codes myself and the check engine light didn't come back on, so I didn't end up needing any repair. But I really do appreciate that the person I spoke to at Tony & Brothers seemed honest and wasn't trying to upsell me on service that I didn't need.
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Went to Watchcare to get a battery replaced and a wrist strap adjusted on two different watches. Spent some time trying it myself but was worried that I'd leave scratches or otherwise damage them. The work was done in less than 5 minutes. Prices were very reasonable and posted on a sign over the register. Overall, if you value your time (no pun intended) then give these guys a try.
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reviewed 3 years ago
Good if you like chain food at 2x the price. I ordered the "special" halibut and my girlfriend ordered the lamb shank with couscous. Quality of the halibut was mediocre and was just saturated in butter (could hardly taste any fish). My girlfriends' lamb shank was okay, but we've had similar dishes at middle east restaurants for far less $$$. Don't even think of buying drinks unless you are a masochist with your wallet.
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Very tasty kobideh (ground beef) kebob, delicious tea, great price. The only disappointment was that they charred the veggie kebob we ordered -- the outsides were black but the insides were raw.
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Fantastic lunch! Dropped in and ordered off the lunch menu. I got Panang red curry with chicken and my girlfriend got the Thai basil. We asked for it extra hot and got it exactly to our liking. My curry invigorated my senses and was not too milky or watery -- The curry, spice, and chicken complemented each other just right. My girlfriends' Thai basil was a bit salty, but very tasty. Their "regular" iced tea is passion fruit, and is delicious. Price is very reasonable and service was excellent (supposedly a family restaurant).
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The food was priced about right, but I was most amazed at how good and relatively inexpensive their wines are. They even mention in the wine menu that they "only" charge a 50% premium, while most restaurants are probably closer to 150%-200% (e.g. at Passionfish a $15 bottle goes for about $25, while at most places it would go for closer to $40). They also had a good beer menu and a half-liter (about 1.2 US pints) bottle of fine Belgian cost about $8 while many places would be happy to charge $12. So the food price can be offset by their relatively good prices on wine and beer. The food itself is pretty good. They pride themselves on using "sustainably farmed" fish and ingredients, and it shows. I think that overall, it's well worth the price. Service was great during my visit, too!
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Excellent spicy Chinese food! Service was great, the girls waiting our table never let our tea cups go empty. Food was delicious and made my eyes tear :-) Two of the people in my party ordered ma po stinky tofu and I went with spicy Hunan style lamb. I personally hate the smell of stinky tofu, but am told that it tasted great. And I loved the lamb dish, too.
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