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Anybody Actually Want This Deal?
I have yet to meet a Pacific rim constituent who is legitimately interested in the TPP, yet most of our politicians love it. WTF. 
New Zealand's economic development minister Steven Joyce is hit by a flying sex toy at a Waitangi Day event in a protest over the TPP trade deal.
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Take corporate money out of politics and see how long their interest lasts. 
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Honor Bound Hit Men
Hopefully she can sell her story to Hollywood, they desperately need ideas.
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Learning Elixer: Now Even More Fun
I look forward to finding out what all the Elixir hype is about.
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ES Release System is... Working
Two new features will be in ES2016. With any luck this will be manageable.
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XKCD Software Stack
I hope the alt text works.
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Nope. Try this. https://xkcd.com/1636/
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I Wonder How Quickly The Flat Earth Conspiracy Would Last
Probably in the order of months, or days, given it would involve such a vast number of people.
It's difficult to keep a conspiracy under wraps, scientists say, because sooner or later, one of the conspirators will blow its cover.
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I Also Dislike MVC
The good news is that MVC is optional even in libraries like Angular 2. The bad news is that disliking something like MVC can really upset some people. Glad I work with others who oppose MVC.

The linked article is long and detailed. I have not digested it all yet and cannot speak to its conclusions about Redux scaling, or the OP's alternative.
User interfaces have used the MVC pattern for decades, yet it hasn't kept pace with the demands of modern applications. To meet new demands and to speed up development, Jean-Jacques Dubray introduces a new pattern: State-Action-Model (SAM). SAM is a reactive, functional pattern that strives to simplify the interaction between the data model and the view.
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Homebrew Network Appliances
This is not quite about programming, or networking but I am still including it here. I can think of many fun uses for these little boxes. Nothing against SBC's like the Raspberry Pi, but these "scooters" pack a bit more punch, and included a case!
03 Feb 2016. The Scooter Computer. When we initially deployed our handbuilt colocated servers for Discourse in 2013, I needed a way to provide an isolated VPN channel in for secure remote access and troubleshooting. Rather than dedicate a whole server to this task, I purchased the inexpensive, ...
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Dutch Police Are Training Eagles To Reap Drones
I am sharing this based on title alone.
The anti-drone arms race just got serious. As tech firms and law enforcement experiment with radio jammers and net-wielding interceptor drones to take down rogue quadcopters, police in the...
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My love for eagles will not diminish. But this is crazy or can be missused!
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Preact: a Microscopic Version of React
I have not played with this, but it seems cool. Iblove the idea of React in a handful of kilobytes.
Preact. Fast 3kb React alternative with the same ES6 API. Components & Virtual DOM. View on GitHub Download .zip Download .tar.gz. Preact. npm travis gitter. Preact is an attempt to recreate the core value proposition of React (or similar libraries like Mithril) using as little code as possible, ...
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2017 DeLoreans Might Be a Reality
The DeLorean could soon be going back into production thanks to a new law that exempts small volume car manufacturers from the safety requirements applied to most new car makers. Also, I'm going to...
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Am I alone in thinking they don't look "quite right" without the Doc Brown option package?
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Taxi Driver Uber Protests Are Foolish
In theory I am on the side of taxi drivers. In reality I know that Uber, or Uber-like tech is unstoppable. The taxi industry needs to stop whining and start working on a better app. Like the music industry, and Hollywood should have done.

Also the violence is not a good way to win friends, and influence people.
French taxi unions have once again staged a nationwide strike, shutting down roadways across Paris in a protest against ride-hailing companies like Uber. Thousands of taxi drivers are expected to...
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There is no taxi driver side. Medallions are owned by billionaire oligarchs who abuse their drivers like slaves. 
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Hurrah social networking blah!  My real name is actually Michael Bennett, and this is my Google+ about area.

I like:
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  • Computers
  • Food, and Cooking
  • Libre Software
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy
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  • Rational Arguments
  • Doctor Who
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I generally circle people back that I know in real life, I've hung out with on G+, or people that post interesting things.
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I'm not qualified to do anything, but I can do lots, and lots of different things, very well. I am also a FLOSS fan boy.
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I do things, sometimes with computers
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JavaScript (Client, and Server), GNU/Linux Admin, Cooking, PHP, Amateur Photography, Amateur Videography
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Benny G, Bengina, The Doctor, Remmington, MJ
My favourite café in all of Toronto. The coffee is decent to great, one can do better. However the consistency, ambiance, and service have completely won me over. The WiFi is generally good, and there is a lot of space. Ample windows for people watching on Queen West West, and great snacks. There is a focacia bun that will blown your mind.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 3 years ago
Best coffee on Roncesvalles. There are other decent places on Roncy, but Lit is the best. Their WiFi is inadequate though.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Hello crema! This place has some great coffee at a reasonable price. I endorse it, and I dislike most things
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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Canada's answer to McDonald's, only without the integrity to keep the possessive apostrophe. Yes that's language laws, I know, but Tim Horton's is plebeian crap. Cheap coffee, overpriced food, the doughnuts haven't really been anything to write home about since the eighties. Mindless Canadian sheep love it though. They have clean bathrooms, that's their primary value, and decent hours.
Food: GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Very Good
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