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John Wheaton
"... some times I feel, like a man in the wilderness ..."
"... some times I feel, like a man in the wilderness ..."

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This is so awesome.  This is Spinal Tap is the only IMDB entry to have a scale that goes all the way up to 11.

Is there a way we can set this up to put priority on posts that actually have to do with Sherlock and not to do with Cumberbatch fandom?  I'd like to know about the show.  The cartoons "kawaii" and "swoony" pictures really are of no interest to me.

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I like her as she gets older.
Statement from Queen Elizabeth, II following Scotland's referendum

After many months of discussion, debate, and careful thought, we now know the outcome of the Referendum, and it is a result that all of us throughout the United Kingdom will respect.

For many in Scotland and elsewhere today, there will be strong feelings and contrasting emotions – among family, friends and neighbours. That, of course, is the nature of the robust democratic tradition we enjoy in this country. But I have no doubt that these emotions will be tempered by an understanding of the feelings of others.

Now, as we move forward, we should remember that despite the range of views that have been expressed, we have in common an enduring love of Scotland, which is one of the things that helps to unite us all. Knowing the people of Scotland as I do, I have no doubt that Scots, like others throughout the United Kingdom, are able to express strongly-held opinions before coming together again in a spirit of mutual respect and support, to work constructively for the future of Scotland and indeed all parts of this country.

My family and I will do all we can to help and support you in this important task.


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It's about time. 
Netflix has offered to work with Ubuntu to bring native playback to all, no workarounds required.

A Netflix developer has reached out to Ubuntu devs to update a single package and bring native streaming to the penguin without any user-agent spoofing needed.

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What says it better than a former lobbyist FOR cable companies has now been appointed the head of the FCC.

Cable companies are a monopoly.
Where are our anti-trust laws?
Where are our competition laws?

At least I can post this "ironically" via my cable company's access to the Internet.
I imagine that most of you reading this are already aware of how much the cable monopolies are threatening #netneutrality , but for anyone who isn't, this clip from John Oliver lays out perfectly what's at stake, and why we're even talking about this right now.

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Unsolicited advice to a young person

Lot's of people will tell you to follow your bliss: "Seek your passions, and money will follow." This is true, but impractical. When you are starting out almost no one knows what their passions are, and you become paralyzed because you can't give your all until you find your passion. A better strategy is to forget your bliss and to find your passion by mastering something, almost anything. As you master some skill, giving your 100% to it, you will inevitably move toward your passion, step by step, all the while earning a living. Most likely it will take all your life to find your bliss. So don't wait for your passion. Just master something.
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