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Donald Trump is a Joke That Keeps Giving
h/t +Jan Wildeboer
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Calls Mexicans rapists./
Gives them SheepSkin Jackets.



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More Reddit Drama
I've never been a huge reddit fan, but the AMA's always seemed interesting to me, largely because of their (perceived) authenticity.  Not being a Redditor, and there being no meaningful response from Reddit, it's hard not to side with Chooter.

#chooter   #reddit  
Mass subreddit blanking shows solidarity between moderators dissatisfied with management.
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Perhaps The Pan American Games Are Not So Bad
I've been dreading the Pan Am games for months, but if they're actually going to make the city quieter, then bring them on.  Also the HOV lanes are annoying motorists, which is great for an anti-urban-car guy like me.

#toronto   #panamgames  
Government entreaties to use the roads less during the games have given many people the message that they should stay away from Toronto
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Glorious News For Scheming JavaScripters
Okay, so it's not exactly "news', TCO has been on the books for a while, but it's still exciting for recursion nuts. Rauschmayer lays it all out in a digestible manner for everyone else.

#tailcall   #recurseallthethings  
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Did you know that since 9/11 about 450,000 Americans, 30,000 Britons, and 30,000 Canadians have been killed in traffic collisions?  We recognize the utility of motor vehicles, we should also recognize the utility of privacy from the state. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_traffic-related_death_rate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_motor_vehicle_deaths_in_U.S._by_year
But how exactly does the UK government intend to do that? Watch out, encryption.
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This link is useful for a variety of purposes, notably testing people that do not read TFA.  

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On the dangers of broccoli. And pop internet nutritionists.
An alternative title I had for this blog was: “Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet to do with nutrition”, but I wager this one was more effective in getting your attention. If you have a small amount of scientific nous, it is super easy  to mount a case for any food or nutrient …
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Dissecting a Game's Rendering Process
Video games are like sleight of hand. Wonderful tricks that make fantasy come to life. I prefer developers to magicians though, mafic alliance be damned.
Total Annihilation has a special place in my heart since it was the very first RTS I played; it was with Command & Conquer and …
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What is this rebooting you speak of?
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Yeah, what about your kernel?
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Enticing Little Read
The excerpt does not really "go anywhere", so that's a bit of a let down, but it seems like an interesting story. 
EXCERPT | An agent who worked deep inside the Soviet military helped the United States command the skies.
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More ISPs need to do this
I really hope this catches on, it could finally provoke Hollywood to broker twenty first century deals.
No need for separate VPN or DNS manipulation to stream video.
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Dawn Hump
Sunrise creeping up over a tree line, in Muskoka, Ontario.  

#sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #photography  
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Fresh Cut Grass
Boring sky the other day, but at least it was not raining.

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Toronto
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I am a great big jerk face
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Hurrah social networking blah!  My real name is actually Michael Bennett, and this is my Google+ about area.

I like:
  • Nerdy Things In General
  • Computers
  • Food, and Cooking
  • Libre Software
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Politics
  • Rational Arguments
  • Doctor Who
  • GNU/Linux
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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  • Computer Man, present
  • Cook
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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
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 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 - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 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
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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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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