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That's the most excellent use of the princess thing that I've seen.
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After installing Arch on my desktop for the first time a few weeks ago, I'd been having multiple subtle but intractable problems with it. GNOME wouldn't run, GDM wouldn't work (but LightDM would), Eclipse would Segfault on startup unless I disabled its startup screen (but was still glitchy). Had a desktop session in MATE spontaneously crash without apparent cause.

Lots of websearching for specific symptoms turned up similar things, but nothing that solved the problem, until I tripped over one thing that suggested installing CPU microcode patching - which is a step I omitted as "sounding a bit risky" when installing the OS. I got that installed as-per-instructions, and suddenly everything is working nicely on next bootup. Now everything seems to be working rather smoothly.

Turns out that that installation instruction was rather more important than I thought it had been.
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Nope - no memory errors showed up with memtest. The problems seemed far too consistently broken to be memory related.
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A slightly old article (I may have shared it before), but really rather good. I assume that it extends to other privilege demographics as well.

Remember, kids: "privilege" isn't an insult. It's a call to be more aware (and considerate).
The phrase “white privilege” is one that rubs a lot of white people the wrong way. It can trigger something in them that shuts down conversation or at least makes them very defensive. (Especially t...
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Fun interview to listen to. Only mild spoilers for the book if you haven't read it (and I guess upcoming film).
 
Fantastic! Sounds like Andy was playing the pen and paper version of Kerbal Space Program.
Although, I'll point out that Ion engines were already around before Zubrin's mars direct plan, but I imagine the engines on Hermes are a vastly improved design.
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But think of the men!
 
I missed this when if first came out.

Hilarious. Is one of those LOLSOB ways.
Inspired by statistics on the gender gap in Hollywood, this sarcastic PSA from the Make It Fair Project calls for men to “have it all.”  The video — created by a cast and crew of 70 women — cites stats compiled by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender ...
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Not easy listening (definitely adult only listening), bit very thoughtful and reflective view from a man who has experienced some hard prison time. It's hard for me to listen to this and not think that this prison culture is where we send people for correction.

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Paul Wood was sentenced to life in prison for murder at age 18, and began his adult life negotiating the social dynamics of some of New Zealands toughest prisons, including the maximum security wing of Paremoremo Prison (now Auckland Prison).

* Published: 23/05/2015 3:33:54 pm

* Episode Download Link (57 MB): http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/loveplusradio/~5/fV3cowGMsro/Love-Radio-Paremoremo.mp3

* Show Notes: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/loveplusradio/~3/FjvLHsFfgXA/
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This seems like a pretty fantastic article to me. Rather than the usual headline of "$religion states that climate change isn't a thing", it makes a compelling case as to why climate change must be important to people of faith.
Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist and evangelical Christian. She explains what's wrong about religious right
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The situation right now is far from great, but there is hope as well.
It is a sad fact of life today that while women make up around 46% of the UK workforce, they are extremely poorly represented in the STEM professions - in other words science, technology, engineering
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Philae has woken up, hurrah! \o/

XKCD is, of course, already on the case: https://xkcd.com/1446/
The European Space Agency says its comet lander, Philae, has woken up and contacted Earth.
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I can't but feel similarly. Not sure how much of it is change in me as I get older, and how much of it is a change in toxicity online. But the hostility and lack of empathy sucks either way.
Is online culture getting more toxic? Or am I just being too sensitive?
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I've seen some things to be concerned about, but mostly it's just mirroring the overall society that is so bent on calling bad things good. I see heartwarming posts and comments every day. Perhaps I've managed to keep company with an unusually high number of of caring people. :)



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The ORG are starting the ramp up to fighting the Snooper's Charter.
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