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"never mind that the point of this ideology is to discipline young people’s behaviour through weaponised self-loathing. Instead of demanding better, we engage in futile competition over crumbs. Instead of questioning why life often feels meaningless, why we feel so alienated and inadequate, we turn these beliefs inward. Instead of using this shared experience to build solidarity with each other, we feel shame.

If all this is our own fault, what’s the point?

But it’s not our fault. If we’re ashamed of ourselves, we lose sight of the fundamental interdependence of human beings. We start to believe that because we’re worthless, people with more owe us nothing. Crucially, we perpetuate the problem by believing we have no responsibilities to those less fortunate than us."
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An interesting read - reverse engineering a criminal attempt to eavesdrop on ATMs. Offers compelling advice on how to guard against this surprisingly sophisticated attempt. I'm going to follow all that advice in future!


Background When traveling, Elizabeth and I are always a little bit extra cautious; we hide money in special belts, we carry emergency cards in 3 separate places, we never withdraw more than $100 from the ATM. One precaution Elizabeth always takes, is covering her PIN number with her left hand while she types it with …
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""Nothing is more disturbing than having 'serial child molester' and 'Speaker of the House' in the same sentence," Durkin said."
Prosecutors got Hastert on bank fraud, but allegations of sex abuse loomed large.
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Ouch.
The deal doesn’t extend to 3.0 L engines, but it could get a fix approved later for those.
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For the first time, human activity has caused a shift in the tilt of Earth's spin axis, which could affect GPS and other satellite measurements.
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"During the rainy season in the Orinoco Llanos of Columbia and Venezuela, an odd landscape feature appears in places: mounds of grassy plants, as big as five meters across and two meters tall, surrounded by water. Traversing this landscape, called surales, requires either hopping from mound to mound or trudging through the boggy bits in between.
Locals and scientists have generally agreed that some kind of earthworm creates the mounds, but what species and how it does so has been a mystery. Now Anne Zangerlé of the Braunschweig University of Technology in Germany and colleagues report that they’ve found the culprit — giant Andiorrhinus earthworms, which can grow to a meter in length as juveniles. And the mounds themselves, the team reports May 11 in PLOS ONE, are actually made mostly of earthworm poop.
Zangerlé and her colleagues used Google Earth images to locate surales landscapes, finding that they come in the shape of both mounds and labyrinths. Leaving the complex labyrinths for a future study, the team studied the mounds and the lands on which they were found in both the rainy and dry seasons. They characterized the soil and the plants and worms living in and on the mounds. And then they pieced all of that information together to come up with a scenario that they think explains the construction of the mounds".
The grassy mounds that dot a watery landscape in South America are created by giant earthworms, a new study finds.
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Just finished. He did well.
Captain America: Civil War directors, the Russo Brothers, reveal how Tom Holland got the role of Spider-Man.
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I'd meant to follow up on this. Looks like they got off pretty lightly, but at least something.
Glenn Taylor, 45, and David Hall, 42, pleaded guilty to lesser criminal mischief charges and will have to pay restitution for their October 2013 stunt.
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Basic sciences, where our investments need go.
 
An unexpected discovery has led to a zinc-manganese oxide rechargeable battery that’s as inexpensive as conventional car batteries, but has a much higher energy density.
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I was laughing at this for longer than I care to admit...
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  • Sometimes where you come from, such as a small WV farm, makes you all the more interesting. 

  • I try to remember that I am always at least partially wrong, that keeps me humble-ish.

  • I talk about science, technology, and politics. Typically I will not shy away from areas that folks avoid as the discussion can have value. I have studied finance and management information systems. I apply systems engineering, which I've also studied. I have worked in the government. I now am implementing projects. I will not let you off the hook for misinformation and most often call you out for bias (we all have them, just own up!).
  • I have stopped posting to individual circles for most posts. This is because G+ penalizes non-public posts.
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'Slothified!' Activist brings home 200 rescued sloths
www.today.com

In October 2012, Monique Pool became “slothified.” At least that’s what Pool calls the sudden arrival of nearly 200 sloths at her home in Pa

Rare Flipped Iceberg by Alex Cornell
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Almost 90% of any given iceberg is below the surface, making iceberg flips extremely rare. While in Antarctica, I was lucky enough to witnes

Scientists confirm they've found 80-million-year-old dinosaur blood vessels
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Researchers have confirmed that vessel-like structures found in an 80-million-year-old dinosaur fossil are indeed blood vessels from the ori

Bombay Bicycle Club - Music on Google Play
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Bombay Bicycle Club is an English indie rock band from Crouch End, London, consisting of Jack Steadman, Jamie MacColl, Suren de Saram and Ed

Cold Turkey
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Cold Turkey is a free productivity program that you can use to temporarily block yourself off of popular social media sites, addicting websi

Can You Recognize These Mechanized Heroes and Villains by Justin Currie?
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This artist turns your favorite characters into robotic badasses.

10 Podcasts That Are Way Worth Adding To Your Next Playlist
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Whether I was commuting on Pennsylvania’s rock-ribbed highways, escaping the teeth-grinding stress of graduate school, or just trying to fee

Behind an epic Arizona lightning photo: ‘I saw it and lost my mind’
www.washingtonpost.com

Photographer calls image facing the Superstition mountains the 'best capture of my life.'

Disney University, Disney Characters Redesigned as College Students
laughingsquid.com

A daily dose of unique art, culture and technology from around the world.

10,000 Shipping Containers Lost At Sea Each Year...Here's a Look At One ...
singularityhub.com

Right now, as you read this, there are five or six million shipping containers on enormous cargo ships sailing across the world's oceans. An

New DNA Results Show Kennewick Man Was Native American - The New York Times
www.nytimes.com

A new analysis, published in Nature, refutes the theory that the 8,500-year-old skeleton was a European. Instead, he was related to contempo

Global Warming Is Thawing Out the Frozen Corpses of a Forgotten WWI Battle
motherboard.vice.com

First the rifles thawed, then the diaries and letters—then the bodies.

UPDATED: FDA finalizes accelerated approval pathway for critical devices...
www.fiercemedicaldevices.com

Almost a year after its proposal, the FDA finalized plans for an accelerated review program for critical medical devices and said it will be

25 TED Talks that will change how you see the world
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Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” If this sounds like a philosophy you

Swanky little rooms were nicely done. Wi-fi claim seemed to be false? Couldn't connect on multiple devices. Had to use my own hotspot for access.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Wonderful place for brunch with crepes that leave you walking away pleasantly fulfilled. Small little restaurant that can get loud when packed tight, but otherwise it's well worth a visit if you are in the mood for some nice grub.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Best burgers currently made.
Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago