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Ojan Vafai
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Quick poll:
1. Did you know that chrome had a UI where you could report bugs and it would take a screenshot of the page you're looking at?
2. Can you find the way to get to the UI?

No spoilers. Don't say where the UI is in responses.
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1. No I didn't but I'm not surprised and kinda glad we agree with the rest of the Google products this way.
2. Yep, and it's exactly where I expected once I knew to look for it (partly because many of our android apps have it in the same place).
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The U.S. House is expected to vote Thursday on a bill to defund the low-cost clinic network Planned Parenthood for one year unless it stops offering abortion care.

The bill, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, is sponsored by Representative Diane Black, a Republican from Tennessee. It’s one of many such proposals Republicans have offered in the months after an anti-choice front group released deceptive videos claiming that Planned Parenthood broke the law while contributing to fetal tissue research.

The bill aims to put a temporary moratorium on funding while Congress finishes investigating Planned Parenthood.

So far no state-level investigations have found Planned Parenthood guilty of any wrongdoing. A preliminary report from one congressional committee has also found no evidence that Planned Parenthood broke the law.
The U.S. House is expected to vote Thursday on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood for one year unless it stops offering abortion care.
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Using the name the other side uses is just common respect.
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Lol. I love the response of the porn site.
Ketchup buyer mistakenly exposed to porn after Heinz allows a competition domain to lapse, allowing adult entertainment firm to buy it
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+Julie Parent OMG. I found the perfect birthday present for you.
 
My new Privacy jacket is aptly named.
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Just re-read this great post. Have to share it (again).
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For the record, I wasn't talking directly about you here.

This phenomenon is much more subtle than what you seem to think it is. I guess the example in the post is pretty extreme, but usually in practice it's pretty subtle.
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Also, see this video of Pizza Hut Canada doing something really random: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY23_x39FyE.
 
This video is amazing! Nonetheless, I probably won't get one, since IMO this is more art than technology, and I'm not good enough at art.
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Neat! I was better than 98% of people!
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Wat. Watch the video near the end of the article.
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As I've had some hard moments in life the past few years, it has given me a more visceral appreciation for suffering than I could have previously imagined. In my worst moments, sometimes I would think about how much worse it could be. That's what I think of now when I read these articles. I feel so much more sympathy for these poor poor people suffering at the hands of some truly awful people.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/05/22/islamic-state-burned-a-woman-alive-for-not-engaging-in-an-extreme-sex-act-u-n-official-says/

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/02/what-isis-really-wants/384980/
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A couple days ago, the Worldbuilders team showed me this picture that had shown up for the t-shirt design contest.

I looked at it for the space of a short breath, then shrugged. "What is it?" I asked.

"It's an apple that thinks its a pear," they told me.

And my heart absolutely broke. Imagine the sound of a person makes when they see the most adorable kitten picture ever. That's the sound I made, times a thousand.

There's still time to get in on the design contest if you're interested. Details here:

http://bit.ly/1FsG8gr
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