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The US really needs to re-think their harsh drug laws. This is an unacceptable conviction.

This guy was only providing the facilities, there does not seem to be evidence that he himself actually sold drugs.
 
Today, Ross Ulbricht was sentenced life in prison for his role in creating and running Silk Road’s billion-dollar, anonymous black market for drugs.
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Do people need more information why TTIP is a bad idea ? It is putting in contract the notion that humans are just a source of extracting money from -- to be accumulated by a few, no matter the consequences.

Unbounded capitalism turned into a ruthless disease that attempts to make the host very sick, but still keep alive enough to extract the maximum profits. The host is the society.

Of course, every economics 101 will tell you that this is bound to happen in an unregulated economic environment and suggests regulation.

Proponents of non-regulation are arguing that regulation is bad, because it cuts into infinite profits (they will formulate it as being a victim of some kind).

I argue that this actually not the case: if there is a regulation (e.g. you shall not feed people with known deadly poison), then the market will come up with a solution within these bounds (e.g. non-poisonous stuff for a change). There is no competitive disadvantage to anyone because everyone has to comply to the same rules.

Regulation is of course as well not without problems, as unsubstantiated over-regulation can stifle economics. All regulation needs to be substantiated by actual facts to strike the right balance.

But TTIP explicitly wants to extend imbalance to areas that were somewhat reasonably governed.

Should we be happy that we'll be alive enough to see this crushing our society ?
 
Is America the Evil Empire?

US trade officials pushed EU to shelve action on endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to cancer and male infertility to facilitate TTIP free trade deal. In other words, as the EU was ready to ban pesticides, US trade representative, on behalf of the Obama administration, stepped in with trade deal threats.

Related:
Report: transatlantic trade agreement could increase toxic pesticide use

International trade agreement proposals could roll back protections from harmful pesticides in the US and EU, according to a new report (pdf) expected to be released Wednesday.

As part of the transatlantic trade agreement being negotiated behind closed doors, trade groups have recommended policies – under the banner of lifting trade barriers – that could impact pesticide regulations in both the US and the European Union. The proposals put forward by CropLife America and the European Crop Protection Association would reduce protection compared to the more stringent pesticide standards already in place in the EU and in individual US states, said the Center for International Environmental Law, or Ciel.

“If adopted, these recommendations will thwart pesticide regulation that is vital for protecting workers, consumers and communities,” said Erica Smith, the report’s lead author.
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/07/ttip-trade-agreement-pesticides-toxics-health-environment
US trade officials pushed EU to shelve action on endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to cancer and male infertility to facilitate TTIP free trade deal
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The expected value of the lottery is negative. The expected value of voting is feeling like at least I tried and thus have the right to bitch. One of these pays off a lot better than the other does.
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Long weekend ahead, which will be filled with improving BeagleG ( https://github.com/hzeller/beagleg ) - better acceleration planning and more.

Also, on the MakerFaire I got requests for producing and selling the BUMPS board as people are excited to use BeagleG - so there will be some slight v2 refresher on the Bumps board
( https://github.com/hzeller/bumps ) as well.
bumps - BeagleBone Universal Multi Pololu Steppers
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nice!
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Today's Dilbert is about me... and about a lot of people I know :-)
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#TIL at the Maker Faire that +Microchip Technology learned from mistakes in the past and finally base their compiler on libre software for their newer 16 and 32 Bit MCUs (xc32-gcc). So this now makes using MCUs from this company a viable option to use in hardware projects.

(the 8-Bit controllers are still based on proprietary compilers, so for that Atmel is always the better choice).
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Henner - thanks for stopping by our booth at Maker Faire. We would be happy to talk with you more about using our 32-bit PIC® MCUs in your projects. Please note that our FREE compilers do offer robust optimizations that are generally sufficient for the majority of users, and our technical support team can help you take advantage of them. While the compiler behavior noted in the T4F blog article is not unusual, please be assured that it is not related to any manipulation in the compiler’s design. Our compiler expert can explain how and why the code is generated as shown in the examples from that article. Let us know if you would like us to get in touch with you privately.
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The #liteplacer   by +Juha Kuusama running in demo mode at the #makerfaire .
This kit has been put together by #Noisebridge  in San Francisco.
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Very cool! 
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This sounds interesting.
 
The world of free 3D-modeling software tends to be grim when compared to the expensive professional packages. Furthermore, 3D CAD modeling software suggestions seem to throw an uproar when new users seek open-source or inexpensive alternatives. Taking a…
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I've gotten tired of software that needs to be installed locally, but it sure sounds interesting!
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BeagleG
Was a busy weekend. Integrated good patches by +Hartley Sweeten and organized code to support multiple hardware, added proper coordinate system reference points, z-axis probing, documentation updates etc.
Still lots to do...

Also reading in my current favorite book "CNC Programming Handbook" by Peter Smid (mostly learning that there is a lot to implement..).
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Happy hacking +Henner Zeller​ :-)
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This is how it should be.

Sad that supermarkets didn't do it automatically so that the law had to be adapted to make them do the right thing.
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Someone should tell Macy's Sunnyvale that wasting Californian water is totally uncool.
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Since you mention it: Mountain View has a pretty extensive grey-water system for lawn watering and such (the purple pipes are greywater), I don't know if Sunnyvale does.
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Looks like a good evolution. Also underlines the power of open hardware.
 
The new BeagleBone Green from +SeeedStudio​!
We talk to Jason Krinder about the new Beaglebone board, the Beaglebone Green from Seeed Studio.
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When I was a kid, I wanted to be an inventor and making stuff. Transforming the world to a better place using the brain and other tools. And having fun doing it.

Back then, I built camera obscuras with photo paper in it and had a dark-room to develop it for my first photography experiments; now I am shooting digital pictures, but still have the fun in preserving moments and details in images.

Also, I am writing software (for fun, and even paid for it), soldering electronic circuits or building my own furniture; also I am playing the cello - I think I came pretty close to my childhood's dream.

Is the world a better place yet ? Well, while I am closer to my childhood dream, there is still a long way to get close to John Lennon's dream expressed in "Imagine" ...

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This ranges from more than 100 year old mechanical games and music machines to 1980ies video games or air-hockey - a cross-cut through the generations. But really, the old machines are the most interesting: well weathered but survived the times, they are still withstanding use every single day (yes, all of them still work, typically just cost a quarter). Hand-painted 'fortune teller' machines, 3D films of 1906 earrthquake, paper-roll operated pianos or a capella-singing wooden dolls - a wide range of curiosities from the last 100 years. I discovered it once by accident on a photo-walk, but now whenever someone visits the city, I take them there and they end up being as enthusiastic as me.
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