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Our cat likes bread. He is strange. Not necessarily because he likes bread. #caturday
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Well, here we are.  Another year come and gone.  We've returned once again to "Don't Believe a Gosh-Darned Thing on the Internet" Day.  Not even this.
Well, here we are.  Another year come and gone.  We've returned once again to "Don't Believe a Gosh-Darned Thing on the Internet" Day.  Not even this.
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On the lighter side, in India the joke is that April fools day is for singles only, others are married ;)
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This explains things differently.  
If the Indiana law is so bad, why aren't its critics also targeting equivalent state laws that have been on the books for years?
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+Washington Post 's whole article is about reading the text of a bill and not relying solely on the reactions around it to decide what the legislation's effect will be.  They seem to have missed a few key points in their reading.  +The Atlantic article I linked in another post points out the critical differences between Indiana's law and most others of a similar title.  
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Nathan Fillion! Happy Birthday.Nathan Craig Fillion was born on March 27, 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.In 1994,...
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Firefly was great.
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This is going on the project list.  
 
This heavy duty workbench has two adjustable lights, 4 x 110v outlets, a small vise, a storage locker, and the ability to roll.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Heavyduty-Workbench-Shop-Cart/
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Here's to the Irish in all of us. 
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Schools really need to get past the freshman wheel reinventing courses and just jump into using the existing tools to start doing something.  It's like the difference between shop class and math class.  You don't reinvent the saw before you start making things in shop but you're expected to prove the entire field of geometry before you use it for anything.  Students need to be hooked from the start, to see that there is depth to the field that they want to explore for themselves.  Grab them by making a mobile game the first semester.  Give them all the libraries and patterns and tools and let them run amok.  Then they will be driven themselves to seek out more information on data structures, number theory, art design, memory management, and the like.  
 
These frameworks -- basically skeletons of code-- free up non-specialists to write up the fun stuff for a wide variety of hardware.
The guy behind Apple's Hypercard is creating ways for average people to easily program their own robots and other gadgets.
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The Washington Post article I linked to yesterday found no significant differences between Indiana's RFRA and the federal RFRA passed in 1993.  Garrett Epps, writing for The Atlantic, says his former employers at the Post must not have read further than the title.  
The new state law has been publicly sold with the claim that it is “nothing new,” but shows every sign of having been carefully designed to put new obstacles in the path of equality.
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This graphic gets bigger, with more ships, every time I see it.  
 
This is a really cool infographic-style piece with all kinds of spaceships. Many are Warhammer, Legends of Galactic Heroes, Halo, Star Trek, and others. You get some other movies and games in there too, and can zoom in. Pretty cool!

An Imperium Class Star Destroyer from Star Wars is 5,000 meters. Star Trek Federation of Planets Dreadnaught-Class Battleship is 1,520 meters.

#scifi   #scifiart   #spaceships  
FAQ: Q: Is it okay for me to download and print the poster? A: Of course! I may never be making money off it and sell it via DevArt's poster-print service, but that doesn't mean this may not be pri...
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The Donald is a birther but at least he's consistent.  
 
Donald Trump responded to Sen. Ted Cruz jumping in the contest for the 2016 Republican nomination by questioning Cruz's eligibility to be president.
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I know.  The whole birther movement was a complete sideshow for Obama's campaign.  I'm just saying that if they don't keep on Cruz with the same temerity then everyone else will see how much effort they wasted.  
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Well, I quite enjoy boilermakers but this survey was about having your whisky/whiskey with or without the letter "e".  
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