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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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"All five clinics that were forced to close had offered HIV testing. None had offered abortions."
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+Mitch Harrison - you said, and I quote "I offered evidence in the past to one of your group", which implies that you thought I was one of said group (whoever they are).  I am not

as for 2, you have no proof your sources are not lying either

as for 3, I referred to a source that did confirm (approximately) the 12% of clients figure, but noted that it was confirmed that 3% of the funding was also accurate.  In other words, PP was in fact telling the truth about the number they provided.  You may argue that is not the number you'd prefer to trumpet about, since your datum makes better press for your viewpoint, but you cannot claim it is a lie or deception.

as for 4, I did not refute your sources, but showed that they are looking at one number (the one they like) and PP is talking about another (the one they like), but you are claiming they are lying.
[ and as for you suicide clinic analogy, why yes, I'd prefer those who are of sound mind and truly set on ending their lives have a way to do it that is safe, painless, and doesn't cause unnecessary problems for their neighbors or next of kin.  But that is an entirely different subject]

as for 5, that's the oldest dodge in the online trolling game - when your posts are shown to be shaky, claim 'it was only a joke/experiment" to evade responsibility.   Either you believe in your sources, or STFU about them
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WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
CODE IS DOCUMENTATION
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+ewhac That last line is unforgivable!
SYSTEMD IS THE MATMOS.
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Estonia's standards for police behavior are better than the USA's, it seems.
 
Estonian police has fired two policemen after reviewing their interaction with a traffic infringement suspect, recorded by that suspect (who didn't tell the police about recording them).

The cops' offence?  They called the suspect nasty names.  It seems that they were even provoked by the suspect swearing at them first.

Might be a bit harsher than necessary, but it's a better approximation of a reasonable state of affairs than policemen routinely killing random people at traffic stops and getting away with it.
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A statue of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, was taken down from its pedestal on the University of Texas at Austin campus after a legal appeal to keep it in place was rejected.
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The original "Do not use batteries as toothepaste" image.
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+Bunny Evans For remotes, Lithium cells are a better choice, because they give the full 1.5V, & don't self-discharge like NiMH rechargeables.
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What could possibly go wrong?
To take down the so-called Islamic State in Syria, the influential former head of the CIA wants to co-opt jihadists from America’s arch foe.
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The fact anybody gives a damn what Betrayeus even says blows my mind.  Wouldn't surprise me in the least if President H. Clinton makes him Sec Def; peas in a pod.
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Facetime stopped working for me a couple of days ago. I've tried it with two versions of OS X, on two Macs, BOTH trying with two Apple IDs, and on my laptop I've tried two separate networks with different carriers.
I have OS X and just downloaded Facetime. When I enter my apple id I get a red message that the registering device does not have the proper credentials. I saw earlier posts about going to Settings and then Network. I cannot find "Settings" to even get started. If someone has the patience for an ...
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I don't know why it wasn't working before... but now... it just works. ;)
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I knew it would come in useful one day!

(no, I was only crew, not pilot)
 
Several days a week over the past month, Alon Sicherman has found himself sitting upright in bed at 4:45AM in a motel near a town called Poughquag, in upstate New York, asking himself the same...
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+Martin Espinoza - it would also help to have citizens that applied a little thought to their use of drones!
My father spent some time a Navy liason to the FAA, and at that time the biggest headache the military had was people flying ultralights into restricted airspace.  Since the ultralight training did not stress the airspace classification, and ultralights usually did not have communications systems, they were quite a hazard when they flew into places they shouldn't have
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Epic trolling!

Yoni Appelbaum:

Mount McKinley was given that name by an exasperated prospector tired of listening to free-silver advocates drone on:

https://twitter.com/yappelbaum/status/638165649789874181


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Almost as good as the (possibly apocryphal) naming of the Yucatan peninsula...
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Pixel-art style retro games really don't have the same feel as the originals played on a low res CRT. The jagged edges of the artwork were anti-aliased by the scan lines and phosphor dots, and looked organically crude rather than mechanical.
You are Jimi Hendrix, a detective. Officer Jimi Hendrix has called you to the scene of the crime. The victim? Jimi Hendrix.
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I had the opposite problem. Trinitrons were fine, but triangular mask tubes gave me a headache after 20 minutes or so.
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+paul wallich Simple reason for that: you need somebody with deep pockets to actually go after the pseudo-rights holders. If the losing side could be forced to pay your legal cost this problem would not exist, but Congress is full of lawyers who profit from the current status.
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