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"So who will step up to the plate to get this man’s dog back to him? Police? The alleged thief? Maybe her mother, Kim Davis?"

Apparently, yes, that Kim Davis.
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"Never applied the filter to ports 80 or 443, just 25."
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Reminds me of Charlie Stross' water world of Shin-Tethys in Neptune's Brood.
Here’s a mystery: below 8,400 meters there are no fish. There are other creatures: sea cucumbers, anemones, tiny worms, but no one has ever seen a fish. At
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That's some tasty lookin' shrimp.
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"Just two days ago, a federal appeals court ordered a new trial in the lawsuit brought by the “Beatrice Six.” In 2009, the six Nebraskans were exonerated by DNA testing for a murder in 1985. Between them, they had served 77 years in prison. Remarkably, five of the six had confessed. Three of them testified against the only one who insisted on a trial. They later cited their motivation for confessing to a crime they didn’t commit, then falsely implicating someone else: fear of the state’s death penalty."
The governor (and his father) spent 10 times what the average Nebraskan makes in a year in order to keep the death penalty alive.
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Political philosophy?

Isn't that basically the ink-and-vellum equivalent of angry blog posts in the first place?
Recently I was talking to a friend who reads intensely, but has no interest in or knowledge of publishing. He's a coder, who reads a half dozen non-fiction books a week. This is the kind of reader ...
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So... "political philosophy" is where you put things when you don't have an "unintentional comedy" section?
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"Spintronics" sounds cooler than magnetic memory.
Electronics is based on measuring the tiny electrical charge of electrons passing through electronic circuits. An alternative approach under development is spintronics, which instead relies not on electrons' charge, but on another of their fundamental quantum-mechanical properties: spin.
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My friend +Kevin Roche is doing pioneering work at IBM in spintronics, mostly with an eye to increasing magnetic storage density.  It's mind-bending stuff.

...Apparently, if you send electrons of only one spin through an LED, you get polarized light out.
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The one in Randall Garret's Lord Darcy series is still my favorite "magic system".
Hi everyone, this is Aliette de Bodard peeking in from Paris. Charlie's been kind enough to let me borrow a spot on his blog while he recovers from jet lag (we both went to Worldcon in Spokane, but I have a big advantage over him: I wasn't in the US long enough and actually never really adapted ...
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OK, Kim Davis fans, any comments?
Woman files complaint against airline claiming she was suspended for not doing task that goes against her religious beliefs
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+Peter Thoenen  "Progressives demand crap like religious accommodation years ago to force Christians to do crap"

I can't parse this.
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Credit to you for giving credit!
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They never actually say what the encryption software is.
Turkey official tells Al Jazeera charges made after fixer found to have encryption software used by ISIL on his laptop.
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It hardly matters. The point is to have an excuse for the arrests, which they wanted to make for some unrelated reason (probably as simple as "we don't like journalists").
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Look at all those antineutrinos coming from France.
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+Juergen Nieveler Very good assessment. Particularly as we button up our homes to be more energy efficient (thus less air exchange with the outside environment).
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Now THAT is a query optimizer.
Overview. PG-Strom is an extension of PostgreSQL, works as custom-scan provider. It was designed to off-load several CPU intensive workloads to GPU devices, to utilize its massive parallel execution capability. GPU has advantages on number of processor cores (usually several hundreds ...
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"6EQUJ5" is basically an ASCII intensity map.
It looks like a license plate or a random jumble of letters and numbers put together by a preschooler. But “6EQUJ5” is the most tantalizing lead we have so far towards one day answering one of the most profound questions we can ask: is there intelligent life in the universe beyond Earth?
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That'd make a great license plate - subtle.
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