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Keep calm and carry on.
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+Irreverent Monk - so catch Zika once, and you are immune - sounds like there is a workable solution here. Assuming Zika does in fact cause microcephaly in fetuses.
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Samsung has confirmed that its "smart TV" sets are listening to customers' every word, and the company is warning customers not to speak about personal information while near the TV sets.

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Samsung has confirmed that its "smart TV" sets are listening to customers' every word, and the company is warning customers not to speak about personal information while near the TV sets. The company revealed that the voice activation feature on its smart TVs will capture all nearby conversations. The TV sets can share the information, including sensitive data, with Samsung as well as third-party services. The news comes after Shane Harris at The...
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+Pete Hardie probably not. It's easy enough to turn the feature off or even physically disable the mic, or disconnect the Ethernet though. Now if they were sending data while the feature was off, that would be a scandal.

ISTR that might already have happened one or twice due to malware infections and/or bugs.
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Best comment so far: "And our long national nightmare of fake birthday songs at family restaurants can finally come to an end."
Warner Music Group and others who fought to hold the copyright on "Happy Birthday to You" have given up their claims to the popular song, according to the terms of a proposed settlement deal that signals the end of a contentious three-year dispute.
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They denied wrongdoing, but they agreed to pay everyone back whom they extracted royalties from for the past 10 years (with partial payback before then). You know, just because they're such nice people.
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how unfit he is for purpose

Nah.  He's totally fit for purpose.  It just depends on what the definition of is purpose is.
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Secretary of State William Galvin said he is concerned that as many as 20,000 people who meant to register as “unenrolled” instead mistakenly registered for the United Independent Party, a party established by Evan Falchuk, an attorney who ran for governor of Massachusetts in 2014.

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Secretary of State William Galvin said he's concerned as many as 20,000 people who meant to register as unenrolled voters have instead registered for the United Independent Party.
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The rush to enrich flies in the face of the intent of the presidential pension, which was to preserve the dignity of former presidents and prevent corruption.
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I'm cutting off comments here because I'm getting a bunch of idiots showing up making short and in some cases nasty comments.
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ADOBE. NOT EVEN ONCE.
We've encountered an issue on the Mac where Adobe Creative Cloud (version 3.5.0.206) appears to be removing the contents of the first hidden folder at...
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A sad case of Adobe Syndrome, where people keep using software from companies that have repeatedly abused them in the past. It is slightly different to Microsoft Syndrome, in which the victims actually begin to identify with their abuser.
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OK, I've never seen this before. This is weird.

1. What exactly does this mean? If these posts are important enough to show now, why didn't you show me them when they were new?

2. When was this added?

3. Why don't you just show the posts in my stream now?

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+Peter da Silva Everyone send feedback requesting the return of the notifications page. It's been gone for a couple of years.
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"As a result of the incident, the company will no longer loan guitars to movies under any circumstances"
Martin’s director of the museum, archives and special projects says Reverb’s story contains information about the destruction of the priceless 145-years-old instrument that the company was not previously aware of and offers a different perspective on events.
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Conspira-Sea is a seven-day cruise where fringe thinkers can discuss everything from crop circles to mind control on the open sea.
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+Erik Corry what about black submarines?
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It's one of the dark marks of the U.S. Government in the 20th century — a complete willingness to expose unwitting citizens to dangerous substances in the name of scientific advancement. It happened with the Tuskegee syphilis…
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"There is something wrong with this picture."

Good one.
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Cooking oil cans in reinforced pillar of building in Yongkang District exposed after earthquake Photo: Taipei Times. Embedded image. 2:56 AM - 7 Feb 2016 from Lambeth, England. 269 Retweets139 Likes. Reply to @Linde136. Replies. Richard I. Cook · 10h10 hours ago. Richard I. Cook @ri_cook ...
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That doesn't mean the cans are the cause.

* This technique was legal before 1999. Are there other buildings using this technique rather than foam blocks? It's likely, that was only 17 years ago. Did they all fall down?

* There could be insufficient reinforcement.

* The concrete could be substandard.

* The engineering could have been done poorly, too little concrete used, or too few structural supports.
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