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All photos in this blog post from Norma were taken today.
I am thankful for neighbors with sweet, crazy dogs who love to play in the snow. I am thankful for snow so deep it's hard to walk in. (Think 18-20 inches since yesterday.) I am thankful for reasons to not go out, ...
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I am 2.5 hours south and as of this mornings rain, very little snow left.

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Love Tower Defense games? The path of GemCraft continues, getting darker and more vicious in the latest version of the game.

Play! --> http://armor.ag/GemCraft2
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Shared over on Facebook. Had to reshare it here for +Kevin Lovecraft, +Mz Maau, and all the other tentacle lovers who have probably already seen it while I'be been busy doing other shit.
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I’m convinced that Sudbury Valley works so well as an educational setting because it provides the conditions that optimize children’s natural abilities to educate themselves. These conditions include a) unlimited opportunity to play and explore (which allows them to discover and pursue their interests); b) access to a variety of caring and knowledgeable adults who are helpers, not judges; c) free age mixing among children and adolescents (age-mixed play is far more conducive to learning than is play among those who are all at the same level); and d) direct participation in a stable, moral, democratic community in which they acquire a sense of responsibility for others, not just for themselves. Think about it: None of these conditions are present in standard schools.

Tagging +Rina Henderson 'cos it cites some recent research from Czikszentmihalyl. And I think it was +Andrew Smyk who put this in my steam this morning. Just now got around to reading it and can't be certain. 
Longer school years aren't the answer. The problem is school itself. Compulsory teach-and-test simply doesn't work
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+Matt Osbun  it's undeniable that you need to do your homework (see what I did there?) when it comes to school quality
Well sure, because every parent in the country has the option of researching school quality for a year or two, then moving house to somewhere that has one of the good ones. If you don't do that, then obviously you've got nobody to blame but yourself if your kids' school sucks.

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Does anyone other than me run Plex at home? 
 
Multiple vulnerabilities in Plex Media Server
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+Eddie McBride in hindsight, maybe no huge loss. 0_o

i think for now i'll just turn the service off until i'm ready to use it. by default it's always on. this is what i get for assuming other developers take security seriously at all. 
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Operation Get Drunk, Play Games with the Family, and Don't Leave the Damn House Till Spring Gets Here for Real this Time has commenced. 
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Yeah, no female masterminds as of yet. Glad you had some fun. Sorry spring hates you guys.

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This is where the fish lives
 
Today's experiment is 908 The Touch of Satan

MST3K - The Touch of Satan

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Good morning web developers. EFF needs your help building a new democracy tool. Please spread the word.
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Firstly, why build a pyramid? The pyramid is one of the key symbols associated with the Illuminati, so was the architect “one of them” or was it just a coincidence? Who suggested a pyramid? Was it a more functional geometry for an all-seeing eye?

Excellent fodder for a modern-ish conspiracy game. The link below in turn links to a large collection of photos at the Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=nekoma

And Atlas Obscura also has an entry:

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/pyramid-north-dakota
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<---sleeper agent, as in "these stories put me to sleep"
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Download 35,000 Works of Art from the National Gallery, Including Masterpieces by Van Gogh, Vermeer, Gauguin, Rembrandt & Many More. http://goo.gl/bZzP0R
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