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+John Scalzi installs Windows 10. Its final form will soon be upon us.
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+Mike DeSimone I hope not. Just once since the halcyon days of Win 3.1, I'd like to sit down to a version of Windows that doesn't make me want to reprogram my computer with a very large axe.
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Dang it, this is still about $600/mo more than I can afford.
 
Tesla upgrades from ‘Insane’ to ‘Ludicrous’
Tesla’s Insane Mode apparently wasn’t crazy enough.The electric-vehicle maker, channeling one of the more absurd moments of the Mel Brooks comedy “Spaceballs,” announced an ...
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I freakin love the tesla.....maybe one day I will have one! lol
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One of the reasons I'm a big fan of Log Horizon is the strategic nature of the story. Stuff like this...
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^^^kind of with that opinion these days.
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Wow. Nothing like a launch failure to bring all the crazies out of the woodwork. O_o
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Yeah... who was the more advanced species again?
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Google's delinking G+ from everything else. So now maybe I won't keep seeing all the Youtube threads people +1'd and didn't turn off +1 sharing. 
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Just saw someone post a "NASA is doing Warp Drive!" post to a science community I'm in, and it's been two months since this hoax last made the rounds, so I guess it's time for a refresher.
The EM Drive being tested by the Eagleworks team at NASA was full of crap last year, and it's still full of crap this year.
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Five drones. Libertarians at work. Don't believe me? Read the article's comments. There's a macho attitude in evidence that real pilots don't have.
 
People are fucking stupid.
Not one drone, FIVE. Get your goddamn pictures later, assholes.
A giant wildfire currently spreading through Southern California’s Cajon Pass is burning cars on the freeway in what the San Bernardino County Fire Department is calling a “multi-casualty incident.” But the firefighters also issued a report that due to a drone seen flying in the area, they couldn’t get their helicopters to the scene right away.
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I love the commenter that said that drones aren't any more dangerous than medium-size birds. Ahem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Airways_Flight_1549
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Europe never wanted to "save" Greece. It's all about punishment.

The complete lack of any democratic scruples, on behalf of the supposed defenders of Europe’s democracy. The quite clear understanding on the other side that we are on the same page analytically – of course it will never come out at present. [And yet] To have very powerful figures look at you in the eye and say “You’re right in what you’re saying, but we’re going to crunch you anyway.”

It’s not that it didn’t go down well – it’s that there was point blank refusal to engage in economic arguments. Point blank. … You put forward an argument that you’ve really worked on – to make sure it’s logically coherent – and you’re just faced with blank stares. It is as if you haven’t spoken. What you say is independent of what they say. ... And that’s startling, for somebody who’s used to academic debate. … The other side always engages. Well there was no engagement at all. It was not even annoyance, it was as if one had not spoken.

Schäuble was consistent throughout. His view was “I’m not discussing the programme – this was accepted by the previous government and we can’t possibly allow an election to change anything. Because we have elections all the time, there are 19 of us, if every time there was an election and something changed, the contracts between us wouldn’t mean anything.”

So at that point I had to get up and say “Well perhaps we should simply not hold elections anymore for indebted countries”, and there was no answer. The only interpretation I can give [of their view] is “Yes, that would be a good idea, but it would be difficult to do. So you either sign on the dotted line or you are out.”

The negotiations took ages, because the other side was refusing to negotiate. They insisted on a “comprehensive agreement”, which meant they wanted to talk about everything. My interpretation is that when you want to talk about everything, you don’t want to talk about anything. But we went along with that.

And look there were absolutely no positions put forward on anything by them. So they would… let me give you an example. They would say we need all your data on the fiscal path on which Greek finds itself, we need all the data on state-owned enterprises. So we spent a lot of time trying to provide them with all the data and answering questionnaires and having countless meetings providing the data.

So that would be the first phase. The second phase was where they’d ask us what we intended to do on VAT. They would then reject our proposal but wouldn’t come up with a proposal of their own. And then, before we would get a chance to agree on VAT with them, they would shift to another issue, like privatisation. They would ask what we want to do about privatisation, we put something forward, they would reject it. Then they’d move onto another topic, like pensions, from there to product markets, from there to labour relations, from labour relations to all sorts of things right? So it was like a cat chasing its own tail.

This is totally a case of creditors carving up a bankrupt entity without a judge's oversight.
 
There is far too much in this transcript to merely provide a couple of juicy quotes.  It's a long exercise in telling someone who's lost their job that you'll lend them $50 if they let you fuck them in the ass, and when they complain later, explaining that this is their new job.
The full transcript of the former Greek Finance Minister's first interview since resigning.
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No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family…” Gay marriage can embody these ideals as well as marriage between a woman and a man.
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Mad Engineer
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Mad Scientists discover That Which Man Was Not Meant To Know.
Mad Engineers design That Which Man Was Not Meant To Have.
It's a subtle, but important, distinction: Pure vs. Applied Insanity.
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MSE from UT Austin, 2009; BSEE from UT Austin, 1995.
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