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Matt Samudio
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To all you "go-getters":  the only reason you're so motivated is that you haven't actually seen or figured out where you're headed.
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Here's the latest in my video series on Slackware Linux
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We saw "Maleficent" last weekend - very good movie, Mary and I both loved it :)
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Hi sweetie :)
Yes, we enjoyed the movie very much - I'm glad you did too :)
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A video I just created, showing in detail the operation, configuration, and possibilities of the TWM window manager, along with some thoughts about UNIX and Slackware.
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Rumors of a "concensus" seem to have been greatly exaggerated ...
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Anyone that has seen the movie Maleficent:  did you notice this ?

The king orders that Maleficent be killed, so its pretty much a "done deal" that someone is going to kill her.  Stefan takes advantage of his prior relationshp with Maleficent to reach her before others can and, instead of killing her, takes her wings to use them in providing a cover-story/facade that she has been killed, thus technically saving her life.

Almost immediately after, while still immersed in the misery of losing her wings, she inflicts the exact same treatment upon another.  She prevents the death-by-bludgeoning of the bird Diaval by depriving him of his wings (turning him into a man).

Diaval isn't happy - he says something to the effect of "what have you done to me, taking my wings ?", to which Maleficent responds with "would you rather I let them beat you to death ?", to which Diaval actually says "I'm not certain".  Maleficent's answer: "Stop complaining and be happy I saved your life".

So, why doesn't Maleficent take her own advice ?

It gets even weirder - Diaval actually lowers his head in submission, accepts Maleficent's declaration of what "should be", and resigns himself to being her servant, obligated by gratitude for her saving his life.

Why is Maleficent's behavior for the rest of the movie so completely opposite of Diaval's ?

What is this movie actually saying to us ?
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New tech blog entry ...
Dealing with spam email seems to be a constant battle, with two extremes in terms of the approaches that can be taken. The extremes I see would be: Manually examining every incoming email and individually determining status for each; Automatically filtering out spam using software tools, ...
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Honest question:  isn't the heat-up of your roof from direct sun hitting it (certainly, its not just from ambient air temperature) ?  If so, wouldn't putting solar panels on the roof make some sense ?
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FINALLY someone says it ... I've had the same thoughts, RawDog - thanks for putting it out there :)

More specifically:  "Carbon is plant food - if we have too much of it, that must be great for the plants, and we sure could use more of them, too."
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"Unfortunately, most people are actually thinking of, and referring to, carbon dioxide when they think and say carbon in relation to the environment."

That's because carbon dioxide is the primary target of "carbon concern" relevant to the climate change topics.

People don't have to constantly be super-specific in everything they talk about, when there is sufficient general context around what they're saying to reasonably expect others to understand what is meant.  Clarification can always be asked for and provided.

And, rightsideofhistory, you're a dumb-ass for reading too literally and not for comprehension - WAKE THE FUCK UP

Plants respirate carbon dioxide and oxygen (the former in, the latter out), and its absolutely true that more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere helps plants flourish.

The point made is simply that carbon dioxide is NOT the evil pollution that the climate change nazis claim it is, and that such insights are often obvious via numerous common-sense observations.
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    Software Engineer, present
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Albert Lea, MN
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Madison, MN - Morris, MN - San Antonio, TX - Langdon, ND - Eudora, KS - San Marcos, CA - Rochester, MN - Boulder, CO - Arvada, CO
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I'm a software engineer by day, and a musician on the side, with some philosophy and politics sprinkled in for good measure.
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I've been in some rock bands that have done pretty well, and I've written alot of great software for companies both large and small.
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  • University of Minnesota, Morris
    CSci, Music, Philosophy, 1986 - 1992
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