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Never support a law you aren't willing to kill to enforce - That is a very simple moral guiding principle. The delegation of violence does not make you any less culpable. This statement should be printed at the top of every voting ballot.
Every new law requires enforcement; every act of enforcement includes the possibility of violence, such as the chokehold that killed Eric Garner.
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+Maggie Beegan-Royston and another +1 for using gobsmacked. :-)
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Reader Mode for Desktop - I love reader mode for mobile. It gets rid of all of the crap, and gives an easy, immersive reading experience. Now it's on desktop! Here's how to enable it.
 
The DOM Distiller is an exciting open-source project created by the chromium team whose goal is to provide a better reading experience by distilling the content of the page. Yes, we're talking about Reader mode here: a mobile-friendly viewing mode for Chrome mobile but not only.

If you're on Mobile, you can already open Chrome on your mobile device, turn on the Reader Mode flag at chrome://flags#enable-reader-mode-toolbar-icon, relaunch and tap on the "Reader mode" icon in the toolbar to try it out.

If you're on desktop, playing with it is as easy as running chrome with the --enable-dom-distiller switch. Once it's done, you'll notice a new "Distill page" menu item.

For info, the internal debug page is chrome://dom-distiller. And since you're still there, open your JS console and give a try to some themes with useTheme('sepia') or useTheme('dark').

Source: https://github.com/chromium/dom-distiller
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Looking for a geek answer to a geek question... Do Klingons (or geeky equivalents) speak Klingon or Klingonese?

BTW, did you know there is an ISO language code for Klingon/Klingonese? It's tlh-KX for "tlhIngan Hoi", the name of the Klingon language.

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There probably is, but I don't think I could withstand the gauntlet of painsticks in order to join.
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Killing in the Name Of - If this weren't so tragic, it would be laughable. The next time a fictional character tells you to kill someone else for them, I suggest you increase your meds. And if you don't have any, get some.
WISN 12 News obtains the nine-hour police interrogation of two teens accused of stabbing their classmate last year.
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Well, I'm sure the schools and local politicians will leave no knee-jerk reaction unexplored.
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This fake trailer is a better movie than Episodes I - III. There's some pretty awesome matchups in this, but I think my favorite is the Batman vs. Darth Vader lightsaber fight.

h/t +Alan Andrews
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I can't decide what my favorite part is. Magneto vs Star Destroyer is excellent, as is Captain America vs Speeder Bikes. And Batman of course. The best film that will never be!
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Everything is OK - +SpiderOak​ is publishing a canary message (see https://plus.google.com/111661964438177914174/posts/2JRqgNg2EE9). This is their second canary message, which is a very simple phrase signed by three different people for authenticity. The purpose of the canary message is to declare that they have not been forced to insert backdoor encryption and put under an NSL. Check the blog post linked below to learn about the process they are implementing. This canary isn't about an individual, it's about a company and the security services they provide. Very cool to see this actually being implemented.
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+Mace Moneta​​ I've wondered about that possibility. I think SpiderOak's approach could counter that. With the multiple signers from different geolocations, it should avoid forcing that.
My concern is, did they set up the canary soon enough? What is the trust level that everything actually is OK right now?
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Customize Your Nexus 6 Activation Phrase - The default activation keyword for your always listening phone is "OK, Google". But did you know you can train it on a custom phrase of your own? Of course, I chose "Kirk to Enterprise", and my phone lights up and is ready for my voice commands. It's nerd-tastic!

Here's how you do it:

1. Go to System Settings, and select Language & input
2. Select Voice input, and then touch the gear icon next to Enhanced Google services.
3. Select "Ok Google" detection. On this screen, make sure the option From any screen is turned on.
4. Select Retrain voice model.
5. Follow the prompts to retrain the voice model to your voice.

When it asks you to say "OK Google" during the training phase, you can say whatever phrase you want. Not only will this keep your phone from being accidentally triggered when you want to talk to a different device, it will also make you the envy of all your nerd friends. You could try some interesting ones, like "Hello, lover." You might really find what you're searching for! Or if you want to prank the iPhone users, go for "OK Siri."

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+Armida Evony that issue would be solved if a GLaDOS and HAL voice pack for Siri was released...
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Useless Site of the Day - Animated URLs. Pretty clever.

h/t +Alex Scrivener
 
I really like this hijacking of technology for the sake of art—ASCII animations that live in your browser's address bar.

http://glench.com/hash

sourcehttp://www.theverge.com/2015/2/23/8089393/ascii-animations-address-bar-glench
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That's interesting. It didn't seem to bother mine so much. Now I have to go back and check which browser I was using on which OS.
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Google Scrivener - What an awesome hack. Here's a neat solution for organizing your outline notes for your documents.
 
Google Docs Hack to Emulate Scrivener Corkboard

I have Scrivener on my PC upstairs. The problem is that I have a broken leg which makes getting upstairs to said PC problematic. So, I've been stuck doing everything in Google Docs on my Chromebook.

Recently I became aware of a new Google App called Google Draw. One of the options in Google Draw allows you to create a textbox. You can leave the textbox transparent or paint it a different color. The nice thing about these text boxes is that they are drag and drop. So, you can set them up and organize or reorganize them how you like.

There are many other things Google Draw allows you to do. You can add images and may even be able to use it for some basic mind-mapping. I've only just begun to play with it, but it looks like a good work around if you use index cards and don't have access to Scrivener.

Here's a link to Google Draw:

https://docs.google.com/drawings/
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There goes my plans for the weekend...
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yay!!!!!!!! cheers up
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This is so creepy, but at the same time I felt like saying, "Stop kicking that dog." And that just added to the creep factor, because I was identifying with it as if it were alive. Then I imagined seeing them hunting in packs, and the creep factor went off the charts.
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+Jackie Cohen Of course "he" is real. It's just that is a machine.
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True Romance - With Valentine's Day coming up, be sure to think before you buy. This is not the time for practical gifts. Learn from those who came before you, and stay out of the doghouse. If you're in the doghouse, I hope your next review board goes well.
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That's awesome when someone gives you a gift that you really like. I try to not put any expectations on others who might give me a gift, including the giving of a gift itself. It's a gift! It's not a paycheck or payment. I thought this video was pretty funny and chuckled quite a bit, but fundamentally I disagree with it. No one should be punished for giving a gift. And gifts shouldn't come with strings attached, either. Simple gifts or expensive gifts, it should be given willingly and without demand. Then it is truly a gift that is shared.
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"But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?"
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