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Last July 4, my family and I went to Long Island to celebrate the holiday with a friend and her family. After eating some barbecue, a group of us decided to take a walk along the ocean. The mood on the beach that day was festive. Music from a nearby party pulsed through the haze of sizzling meat. Lovers strolled hand in hand. Giggling children chased...
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Woohoo, a next-gen OpenGL API that moves more driver complexity to userspace!  I hope this leads to less crashy desktops.  (My gaming PC with an nVidia card locks the machine up hard about once every 5 suspend/resumes.)
Coming later this year, the new API promises efficiency and performance.
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"'Military readiness is already being impacted by sea-level rise," says Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, who mentions that with all the flooding, it's becoming difficult to sell a house in some parts of Norfolk. If the melting of Greenland and West Antarctica continues to accelerate at current rates, scientists say Norfolk Naval Base and dozens of other major installations could see more than seven feet of sea-level rise by 2100."

Let's be clear.  One reason that senior US military officers have been dropping old affiliations with the Republican Party like a live grenade is the same as the reason why US scientists who are in the GOP has dropped from 40% to under 5% in the last 20 years. These brilliant and inherently conservative officers cannot afford the litany of delusion that has hijacked American conservatism.

They watch as the Russians develop twelve new bases in an Arctic that is increasingly ice free. They know climate change is real and despise the denialist cult.... as they (most of them) despise the family that sent them into trillion dollar wars, costing thousands of American lives, who sole winners were Bush-Cheney companies and ... Iran.

 http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-pentagon-climate-change-how-climate-deniers-put-national-security-at-risk-20150212#ixzz3SoY3yYb3
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Why have I not heard about this before now?  Rojava, a mostly-Kurdish region in Syria, overthrew Syria in 2011 and created a bottom-up "democratic autonomy" focused on feminism and individual rights.  Police have to take courses on non-violent conflict resolution and feminist theory before they're allowed to hold a gun.
Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics, activist, anarchist David Graeber had written an article for the Guardian in October, in the first weeks of the ISIS attacks to Kobane (North Syria), and asked why the world was ignoring the revolutionary Syrian Kurds.
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TL;DR: it's time we gave up on pretending that git and other distributed version control systems are uniformly better than centralized ones for all use cases.
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"Sucking it up is highly overrated."
Warning: "Hanging in there" is destroying your health
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"Post Traumatic Super Delightful" Uses Laughter To Talk About Campus Sexual Assault
"Hopefully because this dialogue is happening and we feel like we're on the cusp of this conversation, people will understand how complex it is and how the survivor has no obligation to be what any...
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This is what scientists mean by "tipping point".
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"Stop an American and begin to make some serious criticisms of our society, and nine times out of ten his final defense will be: 'But this is the freest and finest country in the world.' When you probe into what he means by this, it turns out that what he is really talking about is the material goods that he can acquire in exchange for his birthright of political freedom. That is, he is free to have an automobile, a TV, a hi-fi, and all kinds of food, clothing, and drink as long as he doesn't offend anybody he works for or anybody in an official capacity, and as long as he doesn't challenge the accepted pattern of racial, economic, and political relations inside the country or its foreign policy outside. On these questions most Americans absolve themselves from any responsibility by saying that all that is 'politics' and 'I am not interested in politics.' What they really mean is that they are afraid to assume political responsibility because it would mean jeopardizing their economic and social status. No people in the world have more to say about the lack of free speech in Russia, China, Cuba, and Ghana. The reason is that as long as they have these other places to talk about, they can evade facing the silent police state that has grown up inside America. If you casually mention the police state to an American, the first thing that comes to his mind is some other country. He doesn't see his own police state."

-- James Boggs, The American Revolution: Pages From a Negro Worker’s Notebook. (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1963).

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David Brin has a new post on global warming denialism.
Impoverishment?  The latest denialist buzzword for refusal to negotiate The key trait - if you want a job at Heritage or Fox or one of the outfits stoking the New American Civil War - is agility. The incantations that keep...
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A gay atheist computer geek who escaped Kansas and is now working at his dream job.
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    Computer Science, 1998 - 2000
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A Letter From Black America
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Khronos unveils Vulkan: OpenGL built for modern systems
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Coming later this year, the new API promises efficiency and performance.

Moving the Goalposts -- Refusal to Negotiate
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Peak What? | Do the Math
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I've been maintaining “radio silence” for a while—mostly on account of an overflowing plate and several new new hats I wear. All the while,

To Stop Violence, Start at Home
www.nytimes.com

Men who become killers often begin by attacking their wives and children.

Talking about racism in therapy
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The course I hated most in grad school was taught by a professor who said, "If your clients talk about the outside circumstances that keep t

“The truth is unspeakable”: A real American sniper unloads on “American ...
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Christianity’s faith-based freakout: Why atheism makes believers so unco...
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Rather than respecting the right of atheists to disbelieve, christians are constantly forcing them to fake it

Mysterious Statistical Law May Finally Have an Explanation | WIRED
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Police Investigate Family for Letting Their Kids Walk Home Alone. Parent...
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
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January 30, 2015. Madness setting in once more... Discuss this comic in the forum. January 29, 2015. Glorious time recording with Ellen McLa

The Fantasy and Abuse of the Manipulable User
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When mistreating users becomes competitive advantage.

When “I Didn’t Mean To” Makes it Worse
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Entitlement and violation in STEM communities.

Abuse as DDoS
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We spend a lot of time trying to counteract attacks on our systems, but often overlook abuses directed at people.

I’m tired of suppressing myself to get along with white people
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I pocket my black rage, and swap "hey girl" for hello. But in making others comfortable, I'm making myself sick

Maureen Dowd’s clueless white gaze: What’s really behind the “Selma” bac...
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NY Times columnist is the latest critic of "Selma" for its depiction of LBJ. Here's why a new racial lens is needed

Vietnamese women weren’t the only rape victims in Vietnam
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Omitted from the history text books: U.S. soldiers turned on American women -- and sometimes each other

More Killed by Toddlers Than Terrorists in U.S. – J.J. Goldberg
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Three people have been killed on American soil by terrorists so far in 2013. Five have been killed by toddlers who got their hands on guns.