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So washing with hot water and strong detergent isn't enough?

How about washing with hot water, strong detergent and bleach, and then drying the towels...

using gamma radiation.
Once a week is fine in most situations, an expert says, but avoid sharing towels
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Ah yes, a little UV exposure should be able to sanitize those bad boys.
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Foul tip.
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What fifteen billion things are more important than what I told you to do?!?!?!?

When my 3GHz machine makes me wait five seconds before even acknowledging my command.  While this may sound petty, it brings up an interesting user experience question: why the UI thread on the active process (and the UI thread of the window manager) aren't given real-time priority in the scheduler?
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Ah OK. Wouldn't know anything about those.
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Baby Owl Spam!

My intention is to fill up your stream with baby animals to break the saturation of negative images and videos. If you + this post, I will choose a baby animal for you.

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Here's something interesting: some people are making maps of the world, with the place names replaced by the best possible rendering into English of what the names actually mean. (I'm writing this from just north of St. Addgod, in the Land of the Successor, which is actually one of the less poetic names you end up with)

The translations aren't perfectly even; I don't know why their world map leaves the capital of Cuba as "Havana," rather than "Haven," for example. But I have to say that this is pretty awesome, and would love to see it in the form of a printed atlas, not just a map...
The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings, of the familiar terms on today's maps of the World, Europe, the British Isles and the United States. For instance, where you would normally expect to see the Sahara indicated, the Atlas gives you "The Tawny One", ...
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It's actually quite literal given a good part of the area!
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That's no moon!
 
Inspired by sci-fi & video games, the IKEA PS Pendant lamp was awarded “An Honourable Mention” in the Red Dot Award 2015! Check out more from the PS Collection here: http://bit.ly/1Kpmm77
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"The appeals court, overruling a trial judge, said 37 packages of prewritten Java programs—known as application programming interfaces, or APIs—were entitled to copyright protection."

The original judge got it right in denying copyright on APIs, and the in text of his ruling it was clear that he understood the issue.

The appeal judge clearly doesn't get it, neither does the Wall Street Journal.  API's aren't "prewritten java programs": that's what libraries are. Google didn't copy the Java core libraries, they reimplemented them.  API's are just the function signatures: they contain no executable code, just code specifying how the libraries are used.

This is a tremendously bad ruling, just as harmful to innovation as the overuse of software patents. And it was cowardly of the Supreme Court not to take the case.

Also: America, the best democracy that money can buy.
The Supreme Court denied a Google Inc. appeal that sought to stop a billion-dollar Oracle Corp. lawsuit by seeking limits on software copyright protections.
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It does, although I've still yet to read up on the last few months.
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Yo, Dawg, we heard you like SMS...

So we sent you an SMS to let you know we won't be sending any more SMS.
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I felt a great disturbance in the Net, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in disbelief, and banged their heads against their desks.

Also, I have decided "Snowden" is now a verb. As in "OPM got Snowdened".

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Oh, for fuck's sake.  I can't tell if the problem is clue deficiency syndrome or  just rampant long-term mental constipation (aka failing to give a shit for a long time).

I can't see how the meeting where the decision was made didn't erupt in tons of "You want to do WHAT?? That's nuts!".
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I'd believe that level of incompetence
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Even and Odd

There are two kinds of numbers: the halves and the halve-nots. #OccupyTheIntegers
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