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Regardless of your personal opinion of Curt Schilling, that was solid. More people should follow his lead where this is concerned.
Former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling took to his blog this week to identify two New Jersey men as the people who made sexually-explicit comments on Twitter about the baseball player's daughter, Gabby Schilling.
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I just heard some very exciting news. Six years ago, when I was just starting out my development career, I made a little program called PythonTurtle. It’s a program that helps children learn how to...
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Can you hear me now? The question, if it's presented with early 21st century pop culture in mind, is rhetorical. If you are relying on text to speech (TTS) applications in Linux, then it's not&hell...
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Pebble has announced the Time Steel model of its second generation smartwatch, which is now listed on Kickstarter.
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7 days of battery life don't suck either.
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I like that better.
 
The reports of Google+'s death have been greatly exaggerated (again)

Google+ Chief Architect +Yonatan Zunger says there'll be "no big user-facing changes" connected to the reorganization of G+, Photos, and Hangouts that we've been hearing about over the past several days. ¹

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A lot of misunderstanding and speculation. :) The internal org was renamed "Photos and Streams," because Sundar likes org names that match what the teams do. And since our org includes Photos, Google+, Blogger, and News, there you have photos, plus several streams of content.

No big user-facing changes tied to this at all.

So stand down, gravediggers. This "ghost town" is still alive and kickin', and we ghosts aren't goin' anywhere anytime soon.

¹ Context: http://goo.gl/2ds9g4

² Via: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AmyBethInverness/posts/67gicvzi8VV
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I don't think I like this.
It's been the punchline to plenty of gags, and now it looks as if Google is finally ready to do something with its homegrown social network. The search e
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I think people who are running to Facebook have forgotten how horrible it is there. At least in my personal opinion. NOT a fan of the book.
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Tantalizing.
 
Google will launch two new Nexus smartphones made by LG and Huawei
Rumor has it that Google will be launching not one, but two new Nexus smartphones later this year with Huawei joining the Nexus making game (NASDAQ:GOOG, SHE:002502, KRX:066575)
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If that were true, then there'd be no reason for anybody to buy an Apple Watch.
Android Wear is going to be coming up on a year old this June, and since the smartwatch platform's release last summer Google has stated that Android Wear
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Heh, I said there'd be no reason. I'd say that directly accounts for iSheep. :)
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I had a dream last night that I decided to quit my programming job to be an artist. It seems my subconscious forgot that I find stick figures challenging. 
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Haha.

Practise makes you perfect.
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As more industries demand sub-second accuracy, computers struggle to maintain precise time. Why? It's complicated.
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The March numbers for Android version distribution are out today, and Android 5.0 Lollipop saw a slight bump to 3.3 percent device coverage compared to 1.6 percent when it first landed on the chart last month. KitKat enjoyed a slight bump to 40.9 percent of devices, up from 39.7 a month ago. Jelly Bean (versions 4.1 through 4.3), on the other hand, dropped slightly from 44.5 percent...
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Google's Sundar Pichai talked about Android Pay, an API that can support multiple payment services.
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Sounds that way.
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I currently develop server side software for a large pharmaceutical company. My department specializes in Reporting using a web portal and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. My personal role is Server Automation. I came to this job after working in IT for 8 years. Before that I worked as a software developer for 3 years, and before that I worked in IT for 5 years. I have a hard time making up my mind.

I started using Linux personally in the late 90s, and have loved it ever since. I am the owner and creator of Linux Rants. I’m also active in the forums of many technology sites where I can often be found picking a fight. When I’m not online, I’m spending time with my family.

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    Production Support Analyst/Programmer, 2011 - present
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