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There's a sentence at the end of Book 5 of Plato's Republic that caught my attention once upon a time, and the sentiment has stuck with me ever since. I don't speek ancient Greek, but here are a few translations I've found:

"it is not right to be offended by the truth" (Andrea Tschemplik translation)

"no man should be angry at what is true" (Benjamin Jowett translation)

"it is not lawful to be enraged at the truth" (Thomas Taylor translation)

"it's not lawful to be harsh with what's true" (Allan Bloom translation)

"to be angry with truth is not lawful" (Paul Shorey translation)
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Listening to Lionel Loueke's new album on my morning commute. Go see Lionel live if you get a chance! He and his music have a very special energy that will fill the room with a certain kind of joy you'll still be feeling when you wake up the next day.
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Great album :)
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Added photos to Google I/O After Hours with Train and Paul Oakenfold!.
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Just noticed that Braid is selling for $2.50 on Steam right now. It's a brilliant, mind-bending puzzle game. $2.50 is a steal.
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Oh wow. That's hardcore right there.
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Hey, it's Passover! For my bar mitzvah I actually read the story of the ten plagues. That torah portion is called "Bo" and begins with Exodus 10:1. The thing that bothered me at the time (and still does!) is this:

"And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Go in unto Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might show these My signs in the midst of them and that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what I have wrought upon Egypt, and My signs which I have done among them; that ye may know that I am the LORD"

And before each plague the story says something to the effect of, "But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he did not let the children of Israel go"
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So wait, THAT's the part that bothers you, and not the part where he goes and kills all the children?
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Since it's Halloween, it seems like as good a time as any to remember one of my favorite on-screen couples: Gomez and Morticia Addams!

They set an incredibly high bar for sincerity, passion, and selflessness in all aspects of their lives.
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RIP Raúl Juliá
I had not believed anyone could live up to John Astin's example, much less set a new one.
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There's an opinion piece floating around the internet on the problem of busyness: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/the-busy-trap/

It pairs well with a Scott Adams blog post that's influenced the way I think about what to do with my time: http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/the_right_priority/
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I like the Adams blog posting more than the NYT blog posting. In fact the two are very much at odds; I don't think they pair well at all, because for me being very busy results directly from conscious decisions about priorities and how best to spend my time. I do a few things that I really feel pay off for me, and to get the payoff I want, I have to make serious time commitments to them. This resonates well with Adams, but the NYT loser person thinks I'm busy gratuitously. I'm not.
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FYI, facebook users: Facebook probably went in and changed the email address on your profile to some @facebook.com crap instead of your actual email address which you had specifically configured so that people can contact you.

Normally I'm pretty forgiving of their bad decisions, but this was extremely lame of them. Boo :(

(Disclaimer yadda yadda: Yes, I work on G+, but I like to think I'm a pretty even-minded person)
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Good catch Peter!  Rotten stinkin' bums!  Nasty.
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An awesome, intense overview of the genius of Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American inventor and engineer, namesake to the Tesla automobile, and all around badass.

He invented core technology for AC current, radio, radar, x-ray, hydro-electric power, the remote control, wireless communications, the electric motor, etc, etc.

Also, lols: "The only thing Edison truly pioneered was douchebaggery."
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I've heard much praise for Rdio, so I decided to try it out today. Sign-up was fast and easy. I looked up a recent album on my list of things to check out (Gerald Clayton's "Two Shade"). It was in their collection, so now I'm halfway through listening and I haven't paid any money or heard any ads. That's a pretty damn good first impression.

In two weeks they'll want money, but I think they probably deserve it. Well done, Rdio.
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the PC Mag review says there's no free version other than a 7 day trial. The android app wants to access logs with personal info for no reason I can see. Please comment whether you access disappears about now, with a request for money.
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