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I still don't understand why nobody at the US Office of Personnel Management has been fired yet.   Have the responsible parties apologized and resigned?   I don't think so.

I'd say that the damage do US National Security from this is obviously greater than that arising from the actions of Chelsea Manning, for example.  Now that I think of it, Ms. Manning is likely better equipped to safeguard the OPM's data than the OPM's current leadership is.

#chelseaforopmdirector
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Maybe it's a case of "holy grail" where the parties responsible for sacking those responsible need to be sacked too? This whole thing is insane enough that I feel Monty Python references are warranted.
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Happy 150th birthday, Mr. Yeats.
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In 1688, Robert Boyle (known partly for Boyle's Law, but also a groundbreaking chemist) published a document in which he described a misfortune.

He had lost some valuable papers.   One might think that he had taken adequate steps to secure them, since they were held in a specially made chest of drawers which was locked at the time.    

An assistant holding a bottle of concentrated sulphuric acid broke it over the chest of drawers and although Boyle was in the room at the time, the fact that the drawers were locked prevented his removing the papers fast enough to prevent the acid destroying them.

The moral of the story, obviously, is to be clear on which risks you are trying to minimize and why.       #SRE  

Source: Boyle Between God and Science (ISBN 9780300169317), p222
Out of Print. Selected as one of the Top 10 Books of the Year, Seed Magazine. Shortlisted for the 2009 History of Science's Pfizer Prize for Outstanding Book. Selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2010 in the the History of Science & Technology category ...
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I had never heard of L.P. Jacks, but I like the thesis.
 
The Master in the Art of Living

"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both."

Lawrence Pearsall Jacks

(Often incorrectly attributed to James Michener)

quoteinvestigator.com/2010/08/27/master/

Thanks so much to Giancarlo Gonzalez, who recited this one to me by heart. I will have to add it to my repertoire!


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I haven't seen this film in years.   It's a good idea done well.   I think I would have preferred it had there been ambiguity in the end about what was really happening, though.
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That is an odd little film. Can't say I haven't had that "mental race" wending my way out of Union Station in the morning though. :)
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This is the most wonderful thing I have read all week.
 
“How anyone could do medicine in those days and not become a socialist I find hard to understand,” Vaughan wrote. “What I hated most was people’s acceptance: ‘Yes, I have had seven children and buried six, it was God’s will.’ I hated God’s will with a burning hatred.”
The extraordinary life of Janet Vaughan, who changed our relationship with blood.
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Completely agreed. A well written and interesting piece.
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This takes a while to read, and kept me up past my bedtime, but it was well worth it.  Be sure to click through to the story - the image of the pills is just the beginning.  Enjoy!

http://slatestarcodex.com/2015/06/02/and-i-show-you-how-deep-the-rabbit-hole-goes/
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Sadly politics has always been upside-down in this way.  I salute Margot Wallström.
 
"Finally, and most revealingly in my opinion, the non-affair shows us that the rights of women always come last." Yep.
If the cries of ‘Je suis Charlie’ were sincere, the western world would be convulsed with worry and anger about the Wallström affair. It has all the ingredients for a… Read more
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One of the many reasons I don't want to have anything to do with counties from that part of the world. :-( any way, go Scandinavia! Give em hell!
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The Capuccino in the United Club lounge (near B6) at Chicago O'Hare is the worst coffee I've ever tasted in any airport.   Why, United?   Perhaps the problem is the comma.   Why United? could be a better question.   
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Shall I buy you a Thermos flask for your birthday?
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Happy birthday, +Andrew Stribblehill!
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I just read (via +Julian Feurich) of +Williamson Greenhouses Inc's CropBox system  (see http://www.cropbox.co/index.php/cropbox/vertical).   They claim it provides "exponentially higher" yields of x150 if you stack 5 high.

I'd love to know +Williamson Greenhouses Inc what yield you get if you only stack only 4 high, and if you stack only 3 high.   Do you understand what "exponentially" means?   
CropBox is a shipping container farm system featuring the latest technology in precision farming.
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It's interesting that the 'sprouted barley horse feed' is so much more productive.  I'd bet you could automate a lot of the harvesting out of such a regular system.
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when it opened (under its previous name) this place was a testament to what can be achieved by starting with a fabulous building and some ambition. the main thing this place lacks now is an interesting and good-looking clientele.
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you'd never casually pass it by; it's a great spot to hide away from the roar of temple bar.
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a world-class theatre in the midst of the dublin docklands, but with bar/refreshments facilities that seem to owe more to a cinema than a theatre. the seating and acoustics in the auditorium are excellent.
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entertaining subterranean warren for those who like their metal on the heavy side. the statue of phil lynott outside looks quite at home.
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one upon a time this was home to dublin's only regular goth night, but hasn't been an interesting place to drink since then. too many televisions.
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near the site of the viking marker stone, the long stone pub serves food and drink and is a pleasantly uncrowded place to congregate after work.
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interesting decor and the food in the restaurant is good, too.
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