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Kevin LeCureux
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... like those awful people in the fountain at the start of the show where Matthew Perry gradually gained two hundred pounds and went mad.

BAHAHAHA

So as I understand it, the "Internet attack" yesterday was an attack on DNS. DNS is also used as an attack vector by tricking poorly configured DNS servers to send packets to a target (DNS reflection). DNS is the weak link in the Internet. Let's hope a decentralized, distributed alternative for name resolution emerges soon.

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He thinks he's a people.
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Should trans women compete in women's athletic events? 
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I find that sometimes I misread "reports" as "robots".

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Panel 3. Too true.

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"Generally speaking, in a market economy, the combination of incentives and human ingenuity has permitted the human population to grow with a reduction in the rate of resource use. By selling books in digital format, online retailer Amazon is letting us read more while using less paper; Airbnb is giving us more places to sleep without building hotels; and iTunes is allowing us to listen to more music without manufacturing records. We are not only leaving future generations with more know-how and more tools of production, we are also leaving them with more wilderness, more forest, and more vegetation."

Start reading this book for free: http://amzn.to/2965JNE

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Trump, like many a business person, judges an economy as he judges his business: he asks ‘By how much are our production and sales expanding relative to our purchases?’ This question is the wrong one to ask about an economy, whose performance should be judged only by how much ordinary people’s ability to consume improves over time (rather than by how much the economy’s sales grow relative to its purchases). So when Trump sees Americans buy imports, he sees money flow out of what he mistakenly imagines to be America, Inc. Thinking of the American economy as being one gargantuan business, Trump mistakenly sees imports as costs that drain this ‘business’ of resources rather than as goods and services made possible because the economy is successfully fulfilling its ultimate purpose – namely, to improve people’s standard of living by giving them ever-greater access to goods and services for consumption.

...you are not a citizen of a democracy but the subject of a carceral state, just waiting to be cataloged.

- Justice Sotomayor

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Sadly, a policy that was intended to raise the employment prospects of black men ends up having the biggest positive effect on white men with a criminal record.
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