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The internet has not been a boon to truth, now we just have more data to confuse people with.

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I am in too many meetings related to digital marketing and analytics, that should not surprise you. What might surprise you is how frequently I'll see the below Dilbert come to life. 

The internet has not been a boon to truth, now we just have more data to confuse people with. And what's heart-breaking is how we all seem to have lost our ability to use our natural skepticism of crap and common sense in these situations.

Just because there is a number on a pretty slide does not make it true. Even if it is being presented by an authoritative person. Even if the slide has copious footnotes, with references to authoritative sources. (That last one is perhaps an even better reason to be doubtful!).  

People: Be, a tiny bit skeptical (without being rude). And, never lose sight of your common sense!
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“But I didn’t go there for chess, I went just to get a meal.”

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Now a chess champion who competes internationally, 18-year-old Phiona Mutesi's tale of triumph over adversity is being turned into a Hollywood epic with Oscar-winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o tipped to play her mother. http://owl.li/JRw2G
Phiona Mutesi happened upon chess as a famished nine-year-old foraging for food in the sprawling and impoverished slums of the Ugandan capital. “I was very hungry,” said Mutesi, aged about 18. Now a chess champion who competes internationally, her tale of triumph over adversity is being turned into a Hollywood epic with Oscar-winning Kenyan actress …
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Until that moment, our deployment in Afghanistan had been exhilarating because we felt invulnerable. This invulnerability in an environment of death was the most powerful sensation I’d ever experienced. I felt favored and possessed with the power to do anything. Instantly, those feelings were replaced by uncertainty and impotency.
 
What a world
In the madness of war, I saw that taking a life could be banal.
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If this plan came to pass then we'd only need one film and not three! ;-)

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Tiny Gladiolus, Rain-Spattered

Of the 260 species of gladioli, 250 are found in South Africa.

That's pretty astonishing, and though not all are endemic (that is, only found here and nowhere else) a large number are, and we are definitely the hotspot in terms of their biodiversity.

Of course, the blowsy, showy, overblown creatures in sunset colours you find for sale are hybridised. They're grown for making a big, impactive statement and have not much in common with this tiny, delicate creature on a slender stalk, that sways and bobs to every stray wind.

And yet, the commonalities are there, once you look closely enough.

This was taken at Glengarry, in the Kamberg in the late afternoon sun after a day of rain.

#macroflower 
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Didn't you know that?
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Deprecated Linux networking commands in question are: arp, ifconfig, iptunnel, iwconfig, nameif, netstat, and route. These programs (except iwconfig) are included in the net-tools package that has been unmaintained for years. The functionality provided by several of these utilities has been reproduced and improved in the new iproute2 suite...
Deprecated Linux networking commands and their replacements
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I recently moved over to a Moto G from a Blackberry Q10 as my work phone. Since I only use my work phone for calls and Exchange emails, I decided to disable Google+, Hangouts, Gmail and all animations.
With normal usage this phone managed to go over 5 days on battery until the battery save option kicked in at 15%.
Even my previous Q10 weren't this good. The best it managed was 3 days.
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China wants tech companies to help it bypass encryption. But that’s not okay with the US, which wants the same thing.
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A tiny structure called the fovea centralis may be the key to a huge boost in solar cell efficiency, thanks to work by a team of scientists at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and the Max Planck Institute...
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What do you think of the new Huawei Watch? Looks pretty darn classy.

#MWC2015   #Android   #AndroidWear   #smartwatch  
The world clearly needs another circular smartwatch, and Huawei is hoping that its unimaginatively-titled Huawei Watch will be the one to end up on your wrist.
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The end goal isn't always what you think it is.
 
Can money buy happiness? The relationship between money and well-being

Many people believe that becoming rich is the path to happiness, but pursuing wealth may be an ineffective means of pursuing well-being. According to a study from researchers at Harvard Business School, the University of Mannheim and Yale University, wealthy individuals report that having three to four times as much money would give them a perfect "10" score on happiness--regardless of how much wealth they already have.

"Wealthy individuals--whether worth $1 million or $10 million--are not happier as their wealth increases," says lead researcher Michael Norton. The research shows that current happiness is not related to wealth and may even be negatively related to income. The study is expected to be published in the coming year.
Researchers have delved into the effects of experiential purchases, potential negative impacts on abundance, the psychology of lending to friends, and how the wealthy think differently about well-being.
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Scientists discover robust evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome is a biological illness

"We now have evidence confirming what millions of people with this disease already know, that ME/CFS isn't psychological," states lead author Mady Hornig, MD, director of translational research at the Center for Infection and Immunity and associate professor of Epidemiology at Columbia's Mailman School. "Our results should accelerate the process of establishing the diagnosis after individuals first fall ill as well as discovery of new treatment strategies focusing on these early blood markers."

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Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health identified distinct immune changes in patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, known medically as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) or systemic exertion intolerance disease. The findings ...
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People who knew me before, know that to be true with me too. It's hard from the inside, from the outside it must be odd. 
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