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What if we make a hybrid... sith and jedi!?

FROM MY POINT OF VIEW YOU'RE BOTH EVIL!
 
The saga continues as Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow is set to direct Episode IX, coming in 2019.
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I was wondering when Linus would rant about this... I've been observing people adding him to repos for a while now. Lol.
 
Ugh. I despise systems that allow others to register your email for anything.

GitHub - today I'm looking at you. 

For some reason (probably just courtesy) people end up giving me write access to their github repositories. These people probably don't even realize that that makes GitHub spam me with their repo data, their commit notifications etc. I assume they do it as a gesture of "hey, I trust Linus with my repo", knowing full well that I won't actually do anything, but doing it as a funny courtesy.  I can't really blame them for the gesture.

But I can blame GitHub for turning that gesture into a source of spam.

Sure, the emails are easy to delete (and I do - sorry guys, I get too much email as-is), but it's an example of a deep flaw in the system. Letting others sign you up for things is really very annoying.

I shouldn't need to unsubscribe to things I don't need filling up my inbox: you should check at registration point whether the email is willing and able to be contacted.

I'd much rather get  the occasional email saying "So-and-so has invited you to watch his repo xyzzy, please follow this link to activate, or ignore this email if you aren't interested". That kind of verification email I do not mind at all, because it shows that the service understands about this whole opt-in and email verification issue. It would also just be a once-per-repo thing.

Of course, GitHub is by no means the only offender. Lots of places are perfectly fine taking any random email address and registering that email address to their mailing lists etc, with no verification of "do you actually own that email" at any point.  

I generally mark all such email as spam. Because if you have a mailing list that allows others to sign up as me, you aren't a mailing list - you're an internet menace and a spam provider. If you are running a mailing list, please check that your subscription process has that kind of verification stage. Ok?
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Vulnerable users will suffer if the entertainment industry succeeds in pushing ICANN to roll back privacy for domains.
TG Storytime is a free community website for transgender authors, operated by Joe Six-Pack, himself a transgender author and publisher. If you look up the registration details of Joe's domain tgstorytime.com using the WHOIS application, you get this result:
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He should have responded: "Only a Sith deals in absolutes!"
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An appeals court has ruled against apartheid victims who sued IBM and Ford. Here’s our analysis of the terrible opinion.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a blow to human rights victims when it dismissed Balintulo v. Ford Motor Co. this week. The appellate court distorted Supreme Court precedent, applying an unrealistically and unfairly high pleading standard to a case brought by black South Africans against IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. for their roles in facilitating apartheid.
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"You can save the future!" - Cory Doctorow on why you should apply to work at EFF.  
You can save the future! EFF pays a competitive wage and offers moving assistance and help with home-buying for its new hires, too. EFF works on privacy, fair use, free speech, innovation, transpar...
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Just wait until this is mass marketed/produced and we have light resistant super bacteria.
Indigo-Clean, a light fixture that kills micro-organisms known to cause hospital-acquired infections, is now commercially available in the U.S. and Canada.
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Journalists can be so tasteless with their use of puns. Disgusting.
This week's gruesome shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church — one of the nation's most renowned black congregations — is resurrecting Charleston's troubled past.
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+Peter Jackson:

Sir Christopher Lee

It is with tremendous sadness that I learnt of the passing of Sir Christopher Lee. He was 93 years old, had not been in his usual good health for some time, but his spirit remained, as always, indomitable.

Christopher spoke seven languages; he was in every sense, a man of the world; well versed in art, politics, literature, history and science. He was scholar, a singer, an extraordinary raconteur and of course, a marvelous actor. One of my favourite things to do whenever I came to London would be to visit with Christopher and Gitte where he would regale me for hours with stories about his extraordinary life. I loved to listen to them and he loved to tell them - they were made all the more compelling because they were true - stories from his time with the SAS, through the Second World War, to the Hammer Horror years and later, his work with Tim Burton - of which he was enormously proud.

I was lucky enough to work with Chris on five films all told and it never ceased to be a thrill to see him on set. I remember him saying on my 40th Birthday (he was 80 at the time), “You’re half the man I am”.  Being half the man Christopher Lee is, is more than I could ever hope for. He was a true gentleman, in an era that no longer values gentleman.

I grew up loving Christopher Lee movies. For most of my life I was enthralled by the great iconic roles he not only created - but continued to own decades later. But somewhere along the way Christopher Lee suddenly, and magically, dissolved away and he became my friend, Chris.  And I loved Chris even more.

There will never be another Christopher Lee. He has a unique place in the history of cinema and in the hearts of millions of fans around the world.

The world will be a lesser place without him in it.

My deepest sympathies to Gitte and to his family and friends.

Rest in peace, Chris.

An icon of cinema has passed into legend.
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  • University of Notre Dame
    Computer Science and Engineering, 2009 - present
  • University of New Mexico
    Computer Engineering, 2005 - 2009
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Give your patronage to this store at your own risk. Despite visiting most of the stores in this center, my car got towed by their towing partner, "Rendered Services, Inc.". My girlfriend even saw presumably one of their employees in their car cackling at us during our panic looking for our car. $198.50 to recover our car and 90 minutes to use public transportation to the towing company property. I don't recommend visiting a place that victimizes their customers in this way. As for Peet's Coffee, I enjoyed the Iced Mocha I got but it wasn't worth $200.
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This is an *incredible* Vietnamese restaurant. My Vietnamese friends tell me it is as authentic as you can get without going to Vietnam. The place is simple and very clean with friendly (but sometimes terse) staff more than willing to explain Vietnamese food items to you. The Pho is superb and you will be hard pressed to find an entree, appetizer, smoothie, or drink that you don't like. I've tried a number of items on their menu and disliked none of them.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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