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michael lockyear
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I understand that some people might enjoy fracking around with a text editor and the command line, but it is the 21st century, and it blows my mind that this seems to be the default approach to making an operating system like Ubuntu actually work.
I know this has been asked before, but I can't find an answer that also pertains to this /tmp message. I have 12.04 LTS on a Toshiba laptop, as well as Windows 7. I really just started to dig into Ubuntu on here, and so I barely have anything on the system. At this point I use Ubuntu for XBMC streaming, and anything VPN related. For the past few months everything was fine. Last week I started to theme it with icons and borders.... that's the only...
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Has Google search lost the plot?   #Google  #Explore  #WhatsHot  #Fake
This is the first search result here on G+ for #Ireland from the best search engine in the world   https://plus.google.com/114973818391906196216/posts/5o6MfmihKDz
I am losing confidence in Google as a search engine in general and in G+ search in particular. Here we have a very obvious fake photoshopped image showing top of search results for #Ireland.  This image is followed by a string of posts including a stolen photograph (with no credits) from another photographer not on G+. 
What sort of algorithms are they using? What happened to relevance? Authenticity? Copyright? Why are fake and stolen photographs promoted and given prominence? 
Is there any point in using search here on G+ at all? I don’t think so. 
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The scientific process...
 
"Creationists snipe, raise doubt, and deny almost everything that we know, but the reason that Tiktaalik is such a momentous find appears to be beyond them: Evolutionary theory (complemented by an extensive knowledge of geology) predicted not only that this fish would have existed, but also, that its fossilized remains would probably be found within a specific part of the world, in geological layers of a particular age. Hence, Shubin's many trips with his team to the Canadian Arctic, where those rock layers could be found. "We designed this expedition with the goal of finding this exact fossil," explains Shubin. "And we used the tools of evolution and geology as discovery tools to make a prediction about where to look. And the prediction was confirmed." Thus, Tiktaalik isn't just proof of evolution; it's also proof that the scientific process works."
#evolution #geology #scientificmethod  
Some 375 million years ago, Tiktaalik emerged onto land. Today, explains paleontologist Neil Shubin, we're all walking around in modified fish bodies.
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I have worked in some interesting places: Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Saudi Arabia, the Transkei, and South Africa. I have worked as an auditor and management consultant for one of the largest consulting and accounting firms, as an university lecturer for Nelson Mandela's alma mater and as a corporate trainer to the public and private sectors. I am Chartered Accountant, and a problem solver.
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The Disk Drive for /tmp is not ready yet. S to skip mount or M for manua...
askubuntu.com

I know this has been asked before, but I can't find an answer that also pertains to this /tmp message. I have 12.04 LTS on a Toshiba laptop,

Oklahoma Protesters Threaten to "Secdee" From Union if Neil DeGrasse Tys...
topekasnews.com

Saddlebridge Township, Oklahoma – Furious parents and citizens of Oklahoma took to the streets early Thursday, protesting against Neil DeGra

Abandoned Cruise Ship Full of Starving Rats Headed For Land
gawker.com

A ghost ship filled with cannibal rats is floating somewhere off the coast of Scotland, ready to crash ashore and unleash its disease-ridden

Brendan Eich Steps Down as Mozilla CEO
blog.mozilla.org

Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it. We know why people are ...

Mozilla CEO resists calls to resign amid furor over anti-gay marriage do...
www.theverge.com

Facing mounting criticism over his donation to an anti-gay marriage proposition in California in 2008, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich said today h

Tell Mozilla: Your new CEO must reverse his anti-gay stance, resign or b...
act.credoaction.com

Mozilla, maker of the world's second most popular browser Firefox, announced a leadership change this week. In a highly controversial move,

Brendan Eich, Mozilla - Proposition 8 Campaign Contributions - Los Angel...
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Database of donations and campaign contributions given both in support of and in opposition to Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that a

Gelatin Prints
iamrushmore.blogspot.com

I've been very productive today! These are some of the prints I made using unflavored gelatin as a printing block. Here's my block of gelati

Dilly-Dali Art: Gelatin Plastic Rainbows {Two Ways}
www.dillydaliart.com

I cut part of the dried gelatin into little rectangles and punched a hole in the top of each piece. Threaded them on fishing line with some

Kentucky Churches Giving Away Guns To Help People Discover Jesus
thinkprogress.org

The Kentucky Baptist Convention wants to "point people to Christ" by giving away guns at Second Amendment Celebrations hosted across the sta

Germans try to get their tongues around gender-neutral language
www.theguardian.com

Justice ministry's edict that state institutions must use 'gender-neutral' language is forcing the country to confront change

Yahoo UK Moves To Dublin To Escape Surveillance; UK Asks It To Stay... F...
www.techdirt.com

Yahoo discovered, as many tech companies did last year, that they had been opted-in to broad surveillance programs operated by the NSA and G

Representation of women in games and movies: the awful numbers
bbs.boingboing.net

It goes across the board from games to comic books to movies. I love a strong female protagonist who is not just a man with ovaries or loves

Airport Was Ill Prepared For Shooting: Report
www.huffingtonpost.com

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles International Airport was ill prepared for a crisis when a gunman ambushed security officers last year, and t

Charges unlikely for Houston dad accused of shooting daughter’s boyfrien...
www.foxnews.com

The Houston father who fatally shot a 17-year-old boy who was inside his daughter’s bedroom early Thursday morning will likely not be charge

Ethical hacker backer hacked, warns of email ransack
www.theregister.co.uk

Switches registrars, tightens security after 'upsetting' incident