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Emily Gonyer
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Activist SAHM geek :p
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Has anyone had success getting Elder Scrolls Online installed on Ubuntu? My husband desperately wants to play, and it appears to be working, but hangs constantly during the download/installlation. It seems that everytime it fails/hangs it goes up 1%, and though it appears to be downloading (the kilobytes per second change), the percentage downloaded does not - if you close it and restart it, it'll usually go up another 1%. Thoughts?

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Great news!!
Valve, creator of SteamOS (the Linux platform that distributes/manages video games to a global community), recently announced that they've passed the 1,000 mark for games available on Linux!

http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/201055-potent-penguinistas-steam-for-linux-crosses-1000-game-threshold
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"But the problem is: privilege doesn't mean one hasn't struggled or suffered. It does not equate wealth and status. It merely means a special advantage or immunity available only to a particular group. So "white privilege" simply means that there are certain unearned social benefits to having white skin whether one sees it or not. This woman conflated these terms and was quick to demonstrate the ways she was oppressed, yet completely blind in the ways that she is privileged. Yes, she suffered socioeconomic burdens, but her poverty will never be attributed to her skin color or her race."

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Awesome!
Images from the Hubble Space Telescope reveal Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar system, has a secret sea – just a day after a similar find on Saturn's moon Enceladus http://ow.ly/KfYw7
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So, I won a Raspberry Pi at FOSS4G. Any suggestions for fun projects?

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RIP Terry Pratchett. “You can't map a sense of humor. Anyway, what is a fantasy map but a space beyond which There Be Dragons? On the Discworld we know that There Be Dragons Everywhere. They might not all have scales and forked tongues, but they Be Here all right, grinning and jostling and trying to sell you souvenirs."

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Wow.
Senator Graham (R-SC), during a campaign stop in New Hampshire, announced his intention to stage a military coup if elected. The exact quote:

"[A]nd here is the first thing I would do if I were President of the United States: I wouldn’t let Congress leave town until we fix this. I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to. We’re not leaving town until we restore these defense cuts. We’re not leaving town until we restore the intel cuts."

I really have no idea what one can add to this. He wants to use the military to force Congress to give more money to the military. After that, presumably, he would tell the military to go home, and not use them against Congress ever again.

(And as Taub notes in the story, he's not even saying that he'll use the military to hold Congress prisoner until they vote up or down on the issue; he's going to hold them prisoner until they vote a particular way.)

What the ever-loving fuck has this country come to that sitting US Senators consider calling for a military coup to be the sort of thing one does while campaigning for President?

(Audio recording here: http://benswann.com/graham-military-force-congress/)

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Amazing:
"All Jan Sheuermann wanted to do was feed herself some chocolate. She ended up piloting the world’s most expensive fighter jet."

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