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police unions need to be destroyed.
Guardian analysis of dozens of contracts revealed by hackers shows more than a third allow or require destruction of civilian complaint records
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+Skyler Nance​ may i quote you: as long as the suspect doesn't run or go against what they say they do not abuse their power.

This may be lost on Americans who are brainwashed by "action movies", but in civilized countries " using deadly force against someone who runs away " or merely is "resisting arrest" is considered an execution. And generally frowned upon.

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this is really quite fascinating: any given conversation and image will not be completely unique. There are 7 billion people in the world, but one piece of text will not generate 7 billion different responses. When two people are chatting, it is possible a similar conversation has already taken place—we just have to find it.
One night in late July 2014, a journalist from the Chinese newspaper Southern Weekly interviewed a 17-year-old Chinese girl named…
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It's already accepted that this is true of music, so it would naturally follow with social interaction.
Thamk you for the info, Gregor.
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i've been diagnosed with RBF, and the root cause is contempt. sounds about right.
Do people always think you're mad when you're not? Researchers think they've pinpointed the problem.
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Excuse me, what is Resting BITCH FACE? and what would one look like!
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i'm helping some friends start a new brewery in bushwick! hopefully opening this summer.
If Bushwick is the first neighborhood that comes to mind when you think "party," it might have something to do with the lingering beer ghosts of a brewery-boom past. In 1898, most of the borough's 45 breweries (including Rheingold, now slated for residential development) were located in the Bushwick area. But by 1976, when Schaefer shut ...
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verizon, timely as ever. i just received this, only 3 days after the event.
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A friend of mine (who I think used to work for Verizon) said "that's how long it took the text to get approved."
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if the great filter is behind us because early life has trouble to keep planets in the right temperature range (mars: too cold, venus: too hot) then that's good news for our extinction risk.
Despite the Gaian Bottleneck hypothesis, CSIRO's Parkes radio telescope will search for alien civilizations as part of the $100 Million Breakthrough Listen
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nice! defanged malware.
The Malware Museum is a collection of malware programs, usually viruses, that were distributed in the 1980s and 1990s on home computers. Once they infected a system, they would sometimes show animation or messages that you had been infected. Through the use of emulations, and additionally removing...
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extremely dumb spectacle meets nimby central.
In the shadow of the Super Bowl, unrest and citizen distrust are on the rise in San Francisco. Under the cruel hand of the NFL, the city by the bay has become virtually indistinguishable from the urban hellscapes of dystopian fiction.
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Imagine it's super bowl, and nobody cares.
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In principle, a network can transfer data at nearly the speed of light. Today’s Internet, however, is much slower: our measurements show that latencies are typically more than one, and often more than two orders of magnitude larger than the lower bound implied by the speed of light
Abstract: In principle, a network can transfer data at nearly the speed of light. Today's Internet, however, is much slower: our measurements show that latencies are typically more than one, and often more than two orders of magnitude larger than the lower bound implied by the speed of light.
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syzkaller is a linux kernel fuzzer, and it is finding TONS of bugs. the whole "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow" is clearly total bs, since there aren't many eyeballs at all. but with this, maybe there's some hope to get a kernel that is substantially more secure and less crashy.
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Interesting that a kernel fuzzer was written in Go!
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now let's hope that this time, all these clowns go to jail for treason, for a nice long while.
 
This will get worse.

Ritzheimer and Payne entered this with the intent of committing mass suicide by cop. More arrived with the same intent. They will get what they want. If this had been done earlier, the risk would not include the deaths of the children they are using as human shields.
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Snacks for lifetime.... Behind bars!
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Antibiotics are generally synthesised in nature by bacteria (or other microbes) as defences against each other. We have identified antibiotics in the lab, and thus necessarily only those made by bacterial species that we can grow in the lab. Almost all bacterial species cannot be grown in the lab using practical methods. That hasn’t changed for decades. But those bacteria grow fine in the environment, typically the soil. So… can we isolate antibiotics from the soil?

the answer is yes, and it holds tremendous promise
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  • Literargymnasium Rämibühl, Zurich
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Maps Janitor at Google
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I am the technical lead for the Google Maps UI, bringing maps and local search to a billion users around the world.
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Senior Staff Software Engineer / TLM
Employment
  • Google
    Senior Staff Software Engineer / TLM, 2007 - present
  • Endoxon
    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2007
  • Digitas
    VP / Architect, 2004 - 2005
  • Wyona
    COO, 2002 - 2005
  • KPMG
    Team Lead, Emerging Technologies Group, 1998 - 2002
  • SQE Services
    Software Engineer, 1993 - 1997
  • KAYWA
    Cofounder, 2003 - 2003
  • GateInfo Ltd
    Project Manager, 2001 - 2001
  • OSCOM
    Board Member, 2002 - 2006
  • Apache Software Foundation
    VP, Apache Lenya, 2003 - 2009
  • Xaraya
    Project Management Commitee, 2002 - 2003
  • PostNuke CMS
    Project Management Committee, 2001 - 2002
  • University of Zurich
    Teaching Assistant, 1997 - 2000
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Delicious slices in a bare bones space.
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The interactive displays are fun, but that dumb car in the front and the tiny size of the place are a bummer.
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Comfy bottle shop with about 20 taps and a great selection. The place is very chill, with a wood stove.
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The vegetable burrito wasn't as tasty as I was led to expect, but it is cheap at $5.75. The green sauce is really nice.
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Decent options for vegetarians, with American dishes too.
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Amazing ramen, perhaps the richest broth in NYC. Waits are long since the kitchen isn't fully up to speed yet.
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Excellent burritos, they even have 3 vegetarian options.
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