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Jim Fawcette
Worked at Fawcette Technical Publications
Attended Michigan State University
Lived in Rutland, Vermont
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Apple Music Streams at 4% Rate of Spotify

Early days, yes, but it's free now and has 10 million users. Is friction limiting sharing of user-generated playlists inhibiting growth? 
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General's View of Iran Deal

You know, we can make this as complicated as we want, but eventually, the negotiated multi-national deal with Iran comes down to this, in the words of the top American military leader, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey: “Relieving the risk of a nuclear conflict with Iran diplomatically is superior than trying to do that militarily. ... (then he ) told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the nuclear deal did not prevent the United States from striking Iranian facilities if officials decide that Tehran is cheating on the agreement. But if it sticks to the terms of the pact, such a strike — with attendant retaliation — is far less likely, he said."

Rogen Cohen has this concise take on our so-called allies that oppose the deal: "The Saudis are in lockstep with Israel on hostility to the Iran deal but are no friends of Israel. Their goal, despite America’s dwindling dependence on the kingdom for oil, is to preserve a Middle Eastern status quo that limits American strategic options — including the possibility that Iran and the United States might find common cause in combating Islamic State or, years from now, re-establish diplomatic relations."
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Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate committee that the diplomatic approach to relieving the risk of a nuclear conflict was the right one.
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Massive Civilian Bombings

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Amnesty International’s inquiry reconstructs a 2014 episode in the Gaza Strip, now called Black Friday, which continues to cause international ripples a year later.
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U.S. Biggest Killer of Trophy Lions Like Cecil

Fivethirtyeight.com: "...52 percent of all lion trophy exports end up in the U.S... three-quarters of all lion trophy exports were sent to only five countries — France, Germany, South Africa, Spain and the United States .. with U.S. share increasing"

Many are killed in "canned hunts", that is they are raised to be comfortable with humans, making them easy prey. Also, notable in Cecil's case, the killing often isn't what you see on TV. Cecil was wounded and suffered while being chased for 40 hours before being killed. This truly is a sick, psychopathic "sport". 
When lions are hunted for trophies, whether they are known and beloved like Cecil the lion or nameless, they’re likely to wind up in the United States, the world’s largest importer of lion trophies…
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I like to think that humans are capable of good, and then guys like this dentist remind me that we can also be inventors of tremendous evil...
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Is Gender-Based Sports Becoming Obsolete?

This is not an easy question. It's obvious that having protected, segregated sporting events for women, and in the U.S. Title IX, have benefitted millions. But the simplistic definition of gender gets muddy when one throws in: Hyperandrogenism, intersex people that may not even know of their "other" gender, and people that change genders. 

If it is "unfair" to have women compete against men, is it "unfair" to have women compete against women with male-levels of testosterone {arguably the equivalent for some but not others of men taking steroids, which is largely banned? Can Caitlyn Jenner, who won Olympic gold as a man, now compete as a woman? {OK, that would be in senior events, but you get the idea}. Anyone remember how many WTA players were upset about Dr. Rene Richards playing in their side of the US Open tennis tournament, even though Richards was past 40? 

What does "unfair" mean in a meritocracy? If someone grows to 7 feet tall that's not an unfair advantage, but if they have more testosterone than others it is? 

"Just thinking about what should happen can make you dizzy. After all, not every athlete’s anatomy and physiology fits society’s simplistic definition of man and woman."

Also: Despite Sprinter Dutee Chand’s Legal Triumph, Thorny Issue Isn’t Over http://nyti.ms/1LPQGa4

WikiP on Intersex:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersex
Athletes who participate as females in junior competitions, and continue to do so at the senior level, should not have their eligibility questioned.
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Is it "unfair" to have men compete against other men with far higher levels of testosterone? Is it unfair to ban steroids, which might level the playing field for the less genetically?
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Piece of Missing Malaysian Airliner May Have Been Found

Fragments of a wing washed up in the French island of Reunion could be wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, says aviation expert | via @Telegraph

Code not understood yet: Similitudes incroyables entre le flaperon d'un #B777 et le débris retrouvé ce matin à #LaReunion... #MH370

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/malaysia/11771229/MH370-wreckage-found-on-Reunion-matches-Malaysia-Airlines-flight.html
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Fragments of a wing washed up in the French island of Reunion could be wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, says aviation expert
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Amazing!
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Hyatt Regency hotel near Ferry Building in San Francisco. It's one of my favorite hotel interiors. Especially the elevators are amazing - you can see them in the background.
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Awesome photos; thanks for sharing!
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Internet Mob Justice by Hashtag is Frightening and Dangerous

Vox.com: "That worries me. And it should worry you. Gamergate has been run out of polite internet society, but the mob campaign against Palmer suggests that the tactics Gamergate employed are not disappearing — they are becoming more mainstream. That should be deeply worrying to us all."

It's random, capricious, is ineffective in controlling real crimes, is based on "what everybody knows", without bothering to sort out all the facts and often turns out to be nonsense, plus it encourages bad behavior by mean lately-violent types. 

Remember Martin Niemöller's quote:
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007392

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— 
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— 
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Cecil the lion's death was awful. But the campaign of mob justice against his killer should worry everyone.
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Why Are Some Dentists Rich?

Inspired by the guy paying $50,000 to shoot lions, WonkBlog examines why dentists can make more money than many doctors. One reason: Fewer insured patients so big insurance lacks leverage to negotiate costs. Refutes argument that "consumer skin in the game" is key to holding down healthcare costs. 

Excerpts: "And according to the American Dental Association, the average dental specialist earned $283,900 in 2013. ... {And, yes, this is net} The figures from the American Dental Association cited above are net incomes: the average general practitioner took in $646,440 a year in billings, earning $180,950 after expenses."
An American dentist paid &u0024;50,000 to travel to Zimbabwe, where he reportedly shot and killed a internationally renowned lion named Cecil earlier this month.
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Awesome critter
 
Poofy!
I think this is a juvenile song sparrow.
Needless to say I got a good laugh when I saw the capture!
Beaverhill County, AB.
#birdsgallery
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This is excellent. Made a tech subject fun, concisely without being lugubriously pedantic {stick that in your translator!}. Helps that the product is basically magic. 
 
Go behind the scenes of Google Translate’s amazing instant translate mode in this #NatandLo episode → g.co/go/NLtranslate
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Not saying it was hot on court but ... the temperature went up several more degrees from there. 
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OUCH!!! Gatorade please!
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Introduction
Testing Google+, their third try at competing with Facebook. Looks like video chat and privacy are much better. Oh, yeah, this is the Jim Fawcette that founded FTP, VSLive, DevX.com. Now, I mainly blog about tennis and politics. 

 Favorite book: Gravity's Rainbow. Favorite movie: Chinatown. Favorite myth: Obama is a liberal.
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Do people really put "bragging rights" online? Hey, I was a National Merit Finalist ! ! Woo Hooo!
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Publisher, serial entrepreneur
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  • Fawcette Technical Publications
    Founder and CEO
  • Samizdat Publishing Inc.
    Founder
  • Hayden Publishing
    Executive Editor
  • Fawcette-McGrath Inc.
    Co-Founder
  • DevX.Com
    Founder and Chairman
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Reuters Polling - View results for "Party healthcare" from 2015-06-01 to...
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View results for "Party healthcare" from 2015-06-01 to 2015-06-23

MAP: Monthly Personal Disposable Income Around the World
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This map shows the difference in Monthly Personal Disposable Income around the world. Unsurprisingly, in Switzerland, Norway and Australia t

Did a Computer Bug Help Deep Blue Beat Kasparov? | WIRED
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IBM built the first computer that beat a chess champ. But a scientist involved in the project suggests it was a bug in the software that got

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