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A bit of a weird fact that I'm sure most people don't know or don't care about. Since the Romani (gypsy) population migrated from India - there's indisputable genetic , linguistic and historical evidence for this , percentage wise , Britain has almost twice the population of Romania. 2,30% Asian or British-Indians + 0.50% Nomadic Indians. Let's say 3% because of the wave of immigrants from Eastern Europe in the last 7 years. Romania has about 3% as well but that number is declining as they all run towards Western Europe. Now , I know what you will say : Hey , Indians are not Romani people. But you'd be wrong , and xenophobic and racist and inadvertently support the Indian caste system. They are exactly the same thing. Moving further , the UK also has another 1,86% of the population comprised of Pakistanis and there really isn't any real genetic discontinuity between Pakistanis and Indians. So for all intents and purposes I just proved that the UK is dirty gypsy nation while Romania glorious white nation. Long live the Reich.
Moving forward as per the census of 2011 , Spain has almost twice the number of Romani as Romania. In all truth , the number is much higher because being a nomadic population , as soon as the borders opened up there has been a vast migration from Eastern Europe to Western Europe. I don't think anyone can really tell you exactly how many of them there are out there. Unless you count them. But good luck in convincing progressive liberal Europe to do that .
'Ethnicity and nationality? '
'Romani Bosniak.'
'So.. you are saying Romanian ?'
'No , Romani , I come from Bosnia.'
Ok , so Romanian it is.  '
Another figure that may be of interest is that France , percentage wise , has 3  times as many Muslims as Romania has gypsies. If we're counting national minorities by heads , like chickens , we're talking about something like 600k versus 5 to 6 million. If all French Muslims would move to Romania they would make up 20% percent of the population. Compare that to the 3% percent comprised by Romani today. I'm just throwing these numbers out there , you can fact check me if you want.  
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There are 2 kinds of people in the world. Sociopaths and not sociopaths. 
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Ooh, the selection includes an HN reader app! h/t +Michael Mahemoff
 
We recently launched Spotlights on https://developers.google.com/web/showcase/spotlight/ - our goal is to highlight great examples of web apps done well.

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The funniest desktop setup I ever saw! 
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From +Ars Technica ... man, makes me doubleplusgood glad I'm pre-ordering the #Mer  based #SailfishOS  powered +Jolla tablet instead of getting yet another Android device. Need to diversify my computing hardware, and US and China are on the suspect list.
Proposal is part of a tense stand-off between US government and tech industry.
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+Meng Shen Lim I have a friend visiting from Malaysia end of next month, let me know if you want me to ask him to bring one back

AOSP... should be, yes, question is if the organizations doing rebuilds have the manpower to do much security work. Safer to have a completely independent OS, which is what we get with Mer/Sailfish. Closer to a normal Linux stack too, so security audits should be easier to do too? 
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Impressive, +Sony Xperia​ 👍
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Also why people usually get one or more pogo pin adapters or cables. Much less hassle. 
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Apple's anti-competitive instinct seems to be in overdrive these days. This is additional justification for my instinctive wariness to be sucked into their beautiful, expensive, and sterile walled garden.
It's a bit tricky. I agree with most comments here that Apple is in the right to control what appear in the description and metadata. Not just from a competitive standpoint but in a way to make the it better for the user experience. That being said, in the Pebble case, I think it makes the user ...
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I'd be happier with support for multiple phones paired to the same watch, but hey.

Another important change shows up in the new dropdown menu located at the top-left. Users can now pair multiple Wear devices and quickly switch between them without dealing with a new re-pairing process. There may not be a lot of people with more than one Wear device, but it will come in handy for anybody that wants to keep both a stylish and a rugged watch
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I have a moto 360 watch, I knew there was an update, but was incurious about it until just now. Pretty neat. 
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I like how the three prequels didn't get counted at all 😀
 
It looks like JJ Abrams may have succeeded in creating a fourth Star Wars movie. It's a bit too early to be sure, of course, and trailers are at their heart lies -- but this one is quite promising indeed.
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Where there any prequels? Aren't they a myth, like the matrix sequels?
http://www.xkcd.com/566/
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For real? Potential cure for colorblindness - via +Slashdot 
An anonymous reader writes with news about a possible cure for colorblindness. "For the more than 10million Americans with colorblindness, there's never been a treatment, let alone a cure, for the condition that leaves them unable to distinguish certain hues. Now, for the first time, two University ...
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IBM's Jeopardy-champion Watson supercomputer, since redirected to work on cooking, has a cookbook coming out real soon!
IBM's Watson learning supercomputer isn't just content with making the occasional meal -- it has a whole slew of recipes lined up. The tech company is l
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Given what happened since then, this incident certainly feels even fishier than it already did at the time
 
On this day, five years ago, a plane carrying 96 people, including the Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, former President Ryszard Kaczorowski, the entire general army command, the Chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, and many others, crashed in Smolensk, Russia.

The official investigation, which was mainly conducted by Russia and was rubber stamped by the Polish government, concluded that the crash was an accident which was caused by a Pilot error.

An independent investigation which was carried out by a Polish Parliamentary Commission relying on international experts from USA, Poland, Russia and other countries, concluded that the plane crashed because it exploded while still in the air.

Many prominent people in Poland who criticised the "official" report, and accused openly the Polish premier, Donald Tusk, of high treason, the most prominent being Brigadier General Sławomir Petelicki, were found dead under mysterious circumstances.

#SMOLENSK

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I would say Hanlon's razor. Bus factor indeed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanlon%27s_razor
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No cyberpunk, meditation, fornication, and video games? Tsk Tsk - via +Azure Mallone
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Why are they always dragging lycanthropes into this?  Can I just howl at the moon in peace?
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  • Indiana University Bloomington
    Computer Science, 2004 - 2007
  • University of York
    Computer Science, 2000 - 2003
  • University of Cambridge
    Medical Sciences, 1999 - 2000
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IT Manager, cross-platform software developer, Unix and FLOSS aficionado
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Had a perfect landing for my first skydive
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DevOps Engineer
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database administration, system administration, Linux, Unix, Clojure, Java, Python, SQL
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  • Fedora Project
    Contributor, 2005 - present
  • Traveloka
    Head of DevOps, 2015 - present
  • PT. Centra Global Investama
    Manager of Information Systems, 2014 - 2015
  • RS Mitra Keluarga Group
    Assistant Manager, Corporate IT, 2013 - 2014
  • RS Mitra Keluarga Group
    IT Supervisor, 2012 - 2013
  • Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, 2010 - 2012
  • Indiana University Bloomington
    Associate Instructor, 2004 - 2009
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Went downhill in recent years. Too crowded and there's nothing to do but eat. Bad parking availability too. Nearby Kemang Village is much better.
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Delightful hors d'oeuvres, though the tenderloin was... lacking in tenderness
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The most authentic Spanish restaurant in Jakarta by far, serving a wide range of pintxos and tapas, as well as larger dishes such as paella. Came for brunch and would have to go back with a larger group to cover more of the menu!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Overpriced, badly prepared (though decently plated) food and drink, overly loud music with thumping bass reminiscent of a cheap club. This place banks only on its location on top of Jakarta's tallest building. If you're not an impressionable yuppie, avoid this place.
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reviewed 2 years ago
This mall has thrived amidst the ever-changing whims of Jakarta's upper-middle classes for over two decades - and no surprise, catering to most tastes, with everything from secluded bookstores to elegant boutiques to food outlets and cinemas
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