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Clinton claimed never to have changed position after money changed hands. Strong claim, unfortunately Warren had first hand experience of her doing just that...
 
Hillary challenged anyone to show once where she changed her opinion because of money. This is a video from 2004, Elizabeth Warren, then professor tells the story of bankruptcy bill, where Senator Hillary had a different opinion  than that of the first lady Hillary, and campaign funds received by Senator Hillary may have caused that change.     

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Warren — at the time a Harvard law professor — recounted how, in the 1990s, she wrote an editorial opposing a proposed piece of legislation tightening bankruptcy laws. Warren explained that it would disproportionately hurt single mothers. Hillary Clinton, at the time the first lady, read the editorial, and asked for a meeting with Warren. The meeting went well; Warren said she “never had a smarter student.” Afterward, Clinton returned to Washington and, according to her biography, persuaded Bill Clinton to veto the legislation.

But when Hillary Clinton was elected to the Senate and another version of the same bill came to the floor, she did an about face:

ELIZABETH WARREN: She voted in favor of it.

BILL MOYERS: Why?

ELIZABETH WARREN: As Senator Clinton, the pressures are very different. It’s a well-financed industry. You know a lot of people don’t realize that the industry that gave the most money to Washington over the past few years was not the oil industry, was not pharmaceuticals. It was consumer credit products. Those are the people. The credit card companies have been giving money, and they have influence.

BILL MOYERS: And Mrs. Clinton was one of them as senator.

ELIZABETH WARREN: She has taken money from the groups, and more to the point, she worries about them as a constituency.

BILL MOYERS: But what does this mean though to these people, these millions of people out there whom the politicians cavort in front of as favoring the middle class, and then are beholden to the powerful interests that undermine the middle class? What does this say about politics today?

ELIZABETH WARREN: You know this is the scary part about democracy today. It’s… We’re talking again about the impact of money. The credit industry on this bankruptcy bill has spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying, and as their profits grow, they just throw more into lobbying for how they can get laws that will make it easier and easier and easier to drain money out of the pockets of middle class families.

While quid pro quo exchanges of donations for votes can be hard to prove, Warren’s story demonstrates how our campaign finance system keeps the interests of wealthy donors at the forefront of elected official’s minds when they make decisions. Here’s the clip from Bill’s conversation with Warren:
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When a Google project uses leet naming, you know it will kick ass
 
syzkaller is a linux kernel fuzzer, and it is finding TONS of bugs. the whole "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow" is clearly total bs, since there aren't many eyeballs at all. but with this, maybe there's some hope to get a kernel that is substantially more secure and less crashy.
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Google achieves AI 'breakthrough' by beating Go champion ~ wow, this is significant
Read Hacker News articles and comments with this clean, simple, modern looking and fast performing universal app.
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DNS based Internet censorship in Indonesia: turns out if the site in question is not meant for interactive consumption they don't redirect to an error page but to 127.0.0.1. Yuck.

cc +SoundCloud Inc.+Player FM​
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It can also be ISP matters, e.g. a wifi prompt or user has reached their quota. Wish there were more standards (well there's status code 451 but i doubt it's used much).
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Supreme Court post-Scalia, via +Andreas Schou
 
The Republicans were right: the United States does face an existential threat. They were just pointing in the wrong direction.

It seems like the Republicans have chosen to dispense with any nod to decorum and respond to Scalia's death with a game theoretic posture: they will not confirm any nomination the President sends to the Senate, no matter what. Okay, then, from a pure partisan game theory perspective, it seems like President Obama's move has to be this: accept that he can't get anyone confirmed and nominate someone who is unquestionably qualified and unquestionably liberal. Someone who doesn't demur to stare decisis and refuse to comment on cases that may come before the Court, but is willing to say, outright, that Citizens United should be overturned. In other words, someone to electrify the Democratic base, to turn the 2016 presidential and congressional campaigns into proxy Supreme Court campaigns.

This isn't how it's supposed to work. And, most likely, it's not how it will work this time, either. If past is prologue, Obama will once again hope that this time will be different, that Lucy will hold the ball and Charlie Brown will get to make that kick; he'll select a compromise candidate, maybe even a conservative jurist, maybe a "caretaker" of some sort. And, once again, he'll see that the response from Republicans is indistinguishable from the response if he hadn't made any attempt at compromise at all. He'll see all the downside and none of the upside. Again.

For Obama, what course of action is ethical, what is moral, what is political, what is best for the country's citizens, and what has the best chance to prevent a constitutional crisis? Each question leads to different answers. For the Republicans, they could realign all those questions into harmony simply by allowing normal business to resume, to stop obstructing for game theoretic advantage alone. But for years now they haven't, and they've baldly declared their intention to continue the blind obstruction. I do not think I'm overreacting when I say that tonight, for the first time in my life, I'm honestly afraid that the government of the United States might face an existential crisis—from within.
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More Google Drive storage bonus for doing security check-ups... What are you waiting for? via +Bridget Spitznagel
 
Want a free extra 2GB of Google Drive storage, and a more secure Google account? Take a quick security check-up for your account and you'll get an extra 2GB of free-forever Drive storage. (And yes, it stacks with last year's security checkup bonus!)

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+Meng Shen Lim just scan your code with Authy instead of the Google app. Bonus is you get cloud sync, and you get to generate the same tokens on all your phones 
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Clinton supporters too dumb to keep quiet until after she got the nomination...
 
Another of the many reasons to vote for Bernie he won't flip flop like Hillary will. She was for it until Bernie said he was against it.
In an interview from Davos with Bloomberg TV on January 20, Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue, a top lobbyist for the pro-corporate-power Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP] agreement, assured ...
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RIP Marvin Minsky :(

Zen-like anecdote from Tossrock:

In the days when Sussman was a novice, Minsky once came to him as he sat hacking at the PDP-6.
"What are you doing?", asked Minsky.
"I am training a randomly wired neural net to play Tic-tac-toe", Sussman replied.
"Why is the net wired randomly?", asked Minsky.
"I do not want it to have any preconceptions of how to play", Sussman said.
Minsky then shut his eyes.
"Why do you close your eyes?" Sussman asked his teacher.
"So that the room will be empty."
At that moment, Sussman was enlightened.
In the days when Sussman was a novice, Minsky once came to him as he sat hacking at the PDP-6. "What are you doing?", asked Minsky. "I am training a randomly wired neural net to play Tic-tac-toe", Sussman replied. "Why is the net wired randomly?", asked Minsky.
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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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Nürnberg, Deutschland - Strasbourg, France - Singapore - Shrewsbury, United Kingdom - Cambridge, United Kingdom - York, United Kingdom - Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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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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  • Indiana University Bloomington
    Computer Science, 2004 - 2007
  • University of York
    Computer Science, 2000 - 2003
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    Medical Sciences, 1999 - 2000
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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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reviewed a year ago
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 - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years 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.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Nice place for gadget window-shopping, and the iBox service center there is probably the most competent in town for Apple products. Decent food vendors too (Outback is downstairs). For accessories, Mangga Dua still offer better prices.
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