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The DNC email leak was designed to be a political scandal. It probably wasn't supposed to unify the Democratic Party and shine a harsh spotlight on Trump's Russian connections.
Last weekend, Wikileaks released nearly 20,000 emails that were stolen from the Democratic National Committee’s servers over the course of the past
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Validate your sources.
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I love this sort of internet archaeology.
Time to take a depressing look and find out what happened to our favorite old-school websites.
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I get it. Journalism degrees are not science degrees. But if it's what you write about, you should at least understand and be able to communicate the basics. Like, for example, a sports writer might not need to know the intracacies of the infield fly rule but they should at least know that a player scores by rounding the bases and returning to home plate.
 
I didn't point this out at the time, because I thought the underlying message was more important than the bad reporting, but that thing about the connection between alcohol and cancer was NOT, in itself, a study, despite other journalists calling it that.  Increasingly, journalists seem to use words with very specific meanings in careless and indiscriminate ways.

I find this very troubling, because without good information, you can't make good decisions.  It was actually a big part of our discussion in the new episode of the +Tech Tea Podcast (http://techtea.fm/2016/07/25/tech-tea-004-the-justice-pitcher/) that went live yesterday. 

While I was writing this, my podcast cohost sent another article to me on roughly the same topic (this one more about journalism than about science):  http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/kara-swisher-problem-with-media.html   
#tech    #journalism   #science   
As the coverage of a new article about alcohol and cancer shows.
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The whole zombie apocalypse thing has run its course it seems. It's just not the box office draw that it once was. But there's still plenty of lessons to be learned. This book, which I haven't read but someone else reviewed, belongs next to every 3D printer. It's all about how to be more reliable and independent in operating your printer. I'm putting it on my wishlist.
A quick and fun read for of all those 3D printing owners who are looking to produce repair and replacement parts or manufacture new items.
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An old habit I learned from Windows was to never upgrade to a new operating system before the first service pack comes out. It's a habit I still use with Linux and it's served me well so far. Now that the first point release is out for the latest Long Term Support (LTS) version of Ubuntu it's time.
Canonical will support Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with updates until 2020.
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Trump must have been thinking of his own running mate, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
 
Yeap, but Trump is a popular idiot...
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I've actually heard this word before. It's in the membership pledge of a group I belong to. They use a lot of formal, antique words like this; very ceremonial. (Much brotherhood, wow).
 
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Government appointments up for sale to the highest bidder. I don't have any illusions that our government hasn't ever done this before. But this email leak points out just how blatant the next Democrat administration was going to be about it.
 
Yet ANOTHER #PoliticalCorruption scandal for the Democrats!

They've just been outed for SELLING political appointments to big donors. The Democrats have no intention of appointing the best person for the job. All that matters is how much money they've donated to the Democrat party. This is just sickening. We don't live in the free country we once thought we did. This country is essentially a banana republic... At least, it is when the Democrats are running the show. Nothing but bought and paid for positions of power.

Folks, this is what our founders warned us about. This really is it.

Thanks to +Bruce Rick​
Democratic National Committee documents recently released by WikiLeaks include spreadsheets and emails that appear to show party officials planning which donors and prominent fundraisers to provide wi
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Good night sweet prince.
 
Farewell, silent Philae

Tomorrow, Rosetta will switch off the comms unit that was used to communicate with Philae.
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Whether the reports of Clinton mishandling classified information are true, or if there's a conspiracy at the DNC to sabotage Sander's campaign, or if it's all Republican election season propaganda, Clinton's political history leaves enough appearance of unethical behavior that stories of criminally unethical behavior on her part are easily believed.
 
The ‘privacy organization’ has been an obvious Russian front for some time—by stepping into the middle of our Presidential race they’ve outed themselves.
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