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lol, on tearing a book to read it in sections: _"This is an imperfect science, though: the pages on either end of the chunk were gradually peeling away from their gummy binding, and when I neared the book’s knuckle-biter conclusion I discovered that I couldn’t find pages 621/622 — the bastard wind had stolen them. I had to borrow a library copy with a smugly intact spine."_
It can’t be too heavy, and you shouldn’t use an e-reader.
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Wow that's one hell of a list.

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Remember when it was hip to wear your hat sideways? Hippo's so cool.
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I think he liked it - he was playing in it: https://goo.gl/photos/esDBkrzT9CKheTPt5

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Just discovered this awesome radio show about the supreme court.

So far: first episode was a really interesting look back at the history of some decisions and their context at the time, regarding lethal injection.

Give it a listen: https://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolabmoreperfect
Supreme Court decisions shape everything from marriage and money to public safety and sex. We know these are very important decisions we should all pay attention to – but they often feel untouchable and even unknowable. Radiolab's first ever spin-off series, More Perfect, connects you to the decisions made inside the court's hallowed halls, and explains what those rulings mean for
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Hehe, nice little site. The distributed backup solution I've been brainstorming with friends fits this image well
An organisation with a mission to make everything decentralized again
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This is awesome.

Non-permissive license would be better, but it seems they're leaning on OSI definitions - a list of permissive licenses (and worse they're using they're not sticking to OSI recommendations to reduce proliferation of licenses). Anyway - a net positive!
 
This is important. 
Ripples from Bulgaria's recent decision requiring all software written for the government to be open source could build into something bigger.
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Interesting background on the overruling of sodomy laws. Neat how it clearly leads to the 2015 marriage ruling.

Edit: Actually goes on to explain how the same test-case method is used to litigate affirmative action. Just as interesting as the first half.
On this episode, we visit Edward Blum, a 64-year-old “legal entrepreneur” and former stockbroker who has become something of a Supreme Court matchmaker. He’s had remarkable success, with 6 cases heard before the Supreme Court, including that of Abigail Fisher. We also head to Houston, Texas, where in 1998, an unusual 911 call led to one of the most important LGBTQ rights decisions in the Supreme Court’s history.
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Subscribed on your rec - holy moly it's good. Only just started this particular episode.

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If the numbers are true, Wall Street banks' involvement in Puerto Rico's debts is shocking

Original PDF, since the article's transcript isn't finished yet: http://www.refundproject.org/#puerto-rico-s-payday-loans
On June 30, President Obama signed into law the PROMESA bill, which will establish a federally appointed control board with sweeping powers to run Puerto Rico’s economy. While the legislation’s supporters say the bill will help the island cope with its debt crisis by allowing an orderly restructuring of its $72 billion in bond debt, critics say it is a reversion to old-style colonialism that removes democratic control from the people of Puerto Ri...
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SUCH good use of old floppy drives
 
I must state now that Floppotron doesn’t run on a Raspberry Pi...

But it COULD. And that’s why you have to see this.


+Paweł Zadrożniak's YouTube channel boasts a few different videos of Floppotron being amazing but this has to be a favourite.
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Really interesting history of credit cards 
In September 1958, Bank of America began an experiment—one that would have far reaching effects on our lives and on the economy. After careful consideration, they decided to conduct this experiment in Fresno, California. The presumption was that no one was paying much attention to Fresno, so if the plan failed, it wouldn’t get a lot of media
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Funny, I remember myself as a kid shopping (grocery) for my mother and putting it on the family tab...never really occurred to me that this was the root of the credit card model. ..:)

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Neat
General. Machine length: 1.5 to 3m; Machine width: 0.5 to 1.5m; Machine height: 0.5 to 1.5m; Max growing area: 2.9m x 1.4m; Max plant height: 0.5m; All components are rainproof and made of corrosion resistant materials; Tool bay slots: 5; FarmBot tools included: Seed Injector and Watering Nozzle ...
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    Software Engineer, 2011 - 2016
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