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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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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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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/)
It's not like sending in the Marines to force Congress to vote the way the president wants would be a coup or anything.
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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."
A brain-computer interface lets a quadriplegic woman pilot an F-35 flight simulator with the power of her mind alone.
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Love how they sensationalised "controlled a flight sim" into "ended up flying the worlds most expensive fighter jet".

But still impressive.
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Three cheers and best of luck to Wikipedia, the ACLU and everyone else!
The N.S.A.’s surveillance undermines the free exchange of knowledge on which we all depend.
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Look at that, its not just me! :p
The Cook family are not just homeschoolers but unschoolers. They don’t prefer homeschooling simply because they find most schools too test-obsessed or underfunded or otherwise ineffective. They believe that the very philosophical underpinnings of modern education are flawed.
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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."
I have to take every initiative to change my language, attitude and behavior towards people who are marginalized in one way or the other. Using my knowledge to try and change the mindsets, and eventually the greater social milieu of the society, and...
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Privilege originally meant "private law" and it's use has softened quite a bit if it's just means innate social advantage.  Although since America really does seem to have segregated law, it's probably more appropriate than other words there.
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So, I won a Raspberry Pi at FOSS4G. Any suggestions for fun projects?
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There's always the anonymous proxy server...
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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."
Terry Pratchett, the author of the beloved Discworld fantasy series, died on Thursday at age 66, after battling Alzheimer's disease for many years. Pratchett was born April 28, 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire to David and Eileen Pratchett. ...
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In the most inhospitable corners of the globe, life – as the Jurassic Park quote goes – finds a way. Even in the freezing waters of the Antarctic Ocean, sea life manages to thrive. A new study shows how the blood of an octopus is especially suited not only for freezing waters, but can also adjust to warmer waves.
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Super exciting!
Nanoparticles beyond Saturn’s rings may tell a tale of the moon's interior.
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This needs to happen way more often. Good for him!
 
Twitter  trolls getting their comeuppance when a vigorous (and empowered) dad hunts them down and names them?  Sure, it's straight from The Transparent Society​, but even earlier Vernor Vinge's story "True Names.  In fact this is a good thing. We need a society that forgives (in wary stages) youthful indiscretions.  But these guys have shown us they are the sorts of fellows who MIGHT be bullies, if not held accountable.  Most of us aren't.  We deserve better lifelong credibility than you do, putz. And accountability will flow.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/03/05/twitter-troll-fired-another-suspended-after-curt-schilling-names-and-shames-them/
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