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An interesting compare/contrast piece between Reagan's Iran-Contra debacle and Obama's Iran treaty.

The Daily Beast: When Reagan Trusted Iran’s Moderates. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwiOHWqyI
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Obama didn't negotiate a treaty so don't call it that, obamas deal is a total sellout, it doesn't let Americans step foot in iran on any inspection team to see if iran is following the guidelines of this deal, it puts American military in charge of securing Iranian nuke sites(so Israel can't take them out) which is totally fucking nuts, gives the U.N control over U.S foreign policy as far as iran goes because China,Russia and other Euro countries will lift the sanctions enabling iran to get 150billion dollars to spend buying weapons from these countries. and if iran cheats on this deal sanctions will never return because iran will have buddies in the U.N they have business deals with and Money is king especially in the corrupted United Nations, This deal sucks. and there's side deals iran made with U.N we haven't even see yet so NO! THIS IS NOT A TREATY you get ALL the details in a treaty.
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w00t!  Roadkill Magazine!
Ten: The Enthusiast Network, publisher of niche magazines like Motor Trend and Hot Rod, has a hugely popular YouTube series aimed at young millennial men--"Roadkill." It's proven so popular that the company is taking the unusual step of turning "Roadkill" into a print magazine.
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Awesome, does that mean I don't have to watch it any more :/
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What I learned from this:
- scrabble is primarily visual
- the french scrabble dictionary is much larger than the English scrabble dictionaries
- ability to speak or understand a language is mostly irrelevant in scrabble

The Daily Beast: French Scrabble Has a New Kiwi King. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw0qXtmCM
Nigel Richards is Scrabble’s Bobby Fischer—reclusive, brilliant, and a distinctive champion who just beat the French at their own Scrabble championship.
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I'm with Rebecca, that is fascinating!!
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Very cool three minute discussion of forces that keep a bicycle stable
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Happy Father's day to all the dads in the world, especially my own awesome dad.
Happy Father's Day! #GoogleDoodle
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After reading some humorously-wrong news in the (online) Daily Mail, a coworker shared this hilariously-right song about the news outlet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eBT6OSr1TI
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bears s#*t in the woods...
Terrific!
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I haven't kept up with the open-source world for a while now, because job.  I just learned about the Apache Mahout machine learning package, and was very surprised to find my old thesis cited for their Logistic Regression method!

http://mahout.apache.org/users/classification/logistic-regression.html
Logistic Regression (SGD). Logistic regression is a model used for prediction of the probability of occurrence of an event. It makes use of several predictor variables that may be either numerical or categories. Logistic regression is the standard industry workhorse that underlies many ...
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Lexi FTW!

In truth, she didn't actually dig all of this. She just contributed an extra inch.
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Now there's a healthy dose of perspective...

Slate: What Prompted the Renaissance? http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwiNiGnCA
Answer by Tim O'Neill, head inquisitor against bad history: What people refer to as the Renaissance (as opposed to the earlier Carolingian, Ottonian, and 12th-century renaissances) was a movement in art, architecture, and literary writing that began in Italy in the 14th century and spread to other parts of Europe in the 15th, 16th,...
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I've thought the term may have originated literally as the halting flourishing of repopulation that followed The Black Death. There were three wet years in NW Europe 1315-1318. The relationship of generations of survivors to the church and state evolved as their value of labor increased for property owners. Peasant Revolts. 
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Sense prevails.
 
The city says that tests have shown "the passage of cyclists through red lights isn't accident-prone and avoids certain conflicts between cyclists and vehicles."
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I believe Idaho and/or Oregon have special rules for bicycles coming to a full stop. I wonder where else bicycles are being treated as different than cars, not counting US laws about freeways.
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Because Friday.
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Bressert?  Dekfast?  It was 4:30pm so really it was a snack.
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Marriage rules have been complicated for a while, more than I'd realized. This article discusses the (solved) challenges of marriage for military chaplains. These complications won't end until we quit wielding who can marry and just blacklist the important exceptions, like cousins and siblings.

The Huffington Post: The Fallacy of State-Coerced Marriage Officiants: A Primer From the Military Chaplaincy. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwkZus1iE
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    Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization, 1997 - 2004
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Nice folks and reasonable rates for this area. However our room, 103, was pretty tired. The carpet looked so dirty that we didn't feel like walking barefoot to the bathroom at night, and some light switches had so much accumulated perma-grime that I used my elbow to actuate them. There's no sound insulation from the upstairs neighbors either, but that's pretty common in older lodge-style hotels like this one.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
The best sushi we've had in the bay area. The saba was more tender than we've had before. We tried sea trout and sea eel for the first time, both were great. The waiter service was mixed, the sushi chefs were all very nice. I'm starring it and planning to go back.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
This is one of my favorite parks. We hike, walk our dog, and mountain bike here regularly. It's a great place for exercise, and you can easily get 2000 feet of mountain bike climbing in 8 miles of riding, with hills left over in case you have anything left over! After rains the trails are muddy with soft clay and unsuitable for mountain biking (and sometimes a pain for hiking), and I wish they posted trail closures online. The views are fantastic.
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Great food and fantastic employees. The cashew ginger gravy was surprisingly good.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This is our favorite local sushi place in south San Jose, and we order from here once per week. Every so often we try another one, but they're never as good as long as you stick to the fresh fish (just ask). The staff are incredibly friendly, and slightly optimistic -- if you order for pick-up and they say 20 minutes, expect 25 minutes. If you visit on a busy night, expect a longer wait as they only have one sushi chef with one assistant (who are just as friendly as the staff).
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Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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