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Very interesting POV!!!
 
In 2008, my wife was seriously ill. I dropped out of law school to take care of her; she lost her job. Then we lost our insurance. Then we spent our savings, and we started to sink deeper and deeper into debt. And I thought: this is how middle-class people end up in inescapable poverty.

I was afraid of getting stuck. I was angry at the people leaving me behind. It was only a shadow of what Trump supporters feel.

In a zero-sum economic world, where the only opportunity is escape, escape becomes a threat to those who remain. Communities which were poor but healthy dwindle until all that remain are the disabled, the elderly, and the dysfunctional. The threat to the world as you understand it isn't necessarily your poverty -- the absolutes of material allocation -- but others' abundance.

Your community isn't being killed by its poverty. You can live with that, and have, and your parents had, and your grandparents had. It's being killed by opportunities elsewhere. It's being killed by the people who see that there's a better place for them and move on. When the property values plunge and the mills close and the mines lay off their workers, what are you left with? Who do you blame?

As your horizons close in, you become angry at the idea that anything lies beyond them. It's not envy. It's not privilege. It's that the world you live in can't be reconciled with the world that's on it's way. It's that the coal has dried up. It's that a new phosphate-refining process has been invented, and you aren't needed anymore. It's that no one can promise you that the world you know today will exist tomorrow.

It's that you remember that the America you know was great once, or at least livable, and that you're willing to follow anyone who is willing to promise you that the irreversible can be reversed. But because this bitter nostalgia isn't about absolute material conditions but relative conditions, it can't be solved by building poor white communities up.

It can only be solved by tearing their alternatives down.

Which we cannot do.

Which means that we have to live with this now and for a very long time.
Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance explains what America doesn't understand about the outsiders elites despise
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Nice update!
 
We have just released the second development version of GIMP in the 2.9.x series. GIMP 2.9.4 features revamped look and feel, major improvements in color management, as well as production-ready MyPaint Brush tool, symmetric painting, and split preview for GEGL-based filters.
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Probably more than one fifth, in truth
 
Survey: One fifth of British businesses may move operations abroad - http://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/survey-one-fifth-of-british-businesses-may-move-operations-abroad/ only one fifth...? #brexit
One fifth of British business leaders are considering moving operations abroad after the country's shock decision to leave the EU, according to a survey from a leading business lobby group.
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Largest ever planet found orbiting binary star system

Kepler-1647b is located about 3,700 light-years away and is about 1 and half times the mass of Jupiter.

"If you cast your eyes toward the constellation Cygnus, you’ll be looking in the direction of the largest planet yet discovered around a double-star system. It’s too faint to see with the naked eye, but a team led by astronomers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and San Diego State University used the Kepler Space Telescope to identify the new planet, Kepler-1647 b. The discovery was announced today in San Diego, at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society."

"“Kepler-1647 b is important because it is the tip of the iceberg of a theoretically predicted population of large, long-period circumbinary planets.”"

Read more: http://newscenter.sdsu.edu/sdsu_newscenter/news_story.aspx?sid=76212

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-kepler-1647b-planet-largest-orbits-suns.html

Study: Kepler-1647b: the largest and longest-period Kepler transiting circumbinary planet, arXiv:1512.00189 [astro-ph.EP] http://arxiv.org/abs/1512.00189v2

Image: Artist's impression of the simultaneous stellar eclipse and planetary transit events on Kepler-1647 b. Such a double eclipse event is known as a syzygy. (Credit: Lynette Cook)

#space   #exoplanets   #astronomy   #universe  
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I was thinking that Google would buy it first...
 
Didn't see this one coming.
Microsoft is announcing today that it plans to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. Microsoft’s deal to acquire the work-focused social networking giant is an all-cash transaction, and it will value...
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The right way to go!
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Turkey: Military coup under way
Turkey coup: Military faction says it has taken control of country; prime minister disagrees
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Estou no evento:

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#coolgizmo  I still think RPi 3 faster CPU and lower price, makes it a better choice for most projects, But the 2 microcontrollers, the Grove connectors, and the large number of exposed expansion pins, may be crucial in some projects...
 
Guys, please meet BeagleBone Green Wireless, a Raspberry Pi 3 competitor :O
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