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Just glad congressmen can't chime in on these hearings. There were a lot of local and state level judges and other officials that saved logic, reason, and science through the Bush years. Perhaps they will do the same in the coming years.
 
Mashable: Climate scientist wins major court battle just in time for Trump administration
This ruling could pave the way for more climate science-related cases.
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Because judges are more concerned about the facts of the case then they are about opinion.
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I literally loled until snot shot out.
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That's because the fetus is white and you know god loves white fetuses.
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If any of you were thinking about xmas presents for me, go ahead and relax with a nice coffee. I've done the research and found exactly what you want to get for me: 
Buy Samsung SM961 1TB (NVMe) SM961 MZVKW1T0HMLH-00000 MZ-VKW1T00 Gen3 M.2 80mm PCIe 3.0 x4 1TB SSD with free 2.5" SSD case - Internal SSDs with fast shipping and top-rated customer service. Once you know, you Newegg!
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Wow, the prices have really come down since I last looked at these
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This is what you chose, America. Either by voting for him, a third party, or by not showing up to the polls. Good job.
 
“Under Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart News created news sections such as ‘Black Crime’ and compared the work of Planned Parenthood to the Holocaust. Under his leadership, Breitbart News ran this headline following the massacre of nine church-goers at an African American church in Charleston: ‘Hoist it high and proud: The Confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage.’ He called conservative commentator Bill Kristol a ‘renegade Jew.’ Steve Bannon bears substantial responsibility for the open and disgusting acts of hatred that are sweeping across our nation."
Senator Jeff Merkley released this statement today regarding Steve Bannon serving in the White House: “There should be no sugarcoating the truth here: Donald Trump just invited a white nationalist into the highest reaches of the government....
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So, I've had my laptop a little over a year now, and I was satisfied from the beginning. I spent a little over $3k on it, so it's hard to be dissatisfied with hardware so advanced, but build quality, longevity, reliability, and many other factors couldn't really be well known until in use for quite some time. So, how do I feel after a year? Fan-freaking-tastic!! Literally no buyer's remorse and the thing still looks and feels brand new.

On the topic of looks, I was worried about the plastic body and how keys are spaced getting dingy and hard to keep clean. I've honestly had to clean it twice. Normal human juices on the screen and dirt on the lesser used keys, but otherwise it's stayed fairly new looking. The stickers where my left hand rests have slid down a little, but that really doesn't bother me. The damn thing is still brand new otherwise. The plastic making up the body and bezel have no wear or aging what-so-ever. Nothing has broken off. Grime on the mouse pad is easy to clean. The exhaust vents are completely clear. Everything is perfect even though it's been through a bit. Including being used on a construction site.

As far as performance goes, I installed Gentoo immediately after I got the thing. While that isn't "supported", it has run much more proficiently and has used far less drive space since. Regardless, performance has actually improved over time. I credit mostly software improvements. I upgrade the kernel whenever the Gentoo devs release them, and upgrade everything else daily as released. Though I do credit software, the hardware has to be good in order to improve with the software, so, therein, I have to say the thing is rock solid. The hard drives (1 M.2 SSD and 2 2TB spinners in raid 1) are all passing SMART tests with flying colors despite one of the spinners idling at 49C and the other at 45C while reaching peaks of 54C. Not particularly optimal, but seems to be alright still after the year. The SSD runs surprisingly cool and has no speed or sector issues. That is quite surprising considering the amount of data it's seen, but I'm not complaining.

The processor, while 2 generations old, kicks some serious ass. I compile kernels in less than 1 minute. The only thing that concerns me is that while compiling, gaming, or crunching numbers, the CPU hits 97C. The threshold is 120C, but I would much prefer it stayed cooler so everything else stayed cooler. Doesn't seem to matter much, but I've been researching ways to bring it down. Still not sure what I will do or when I will find time to do it...

The GPU is not the best. It's sufficient and was high-end for laptops at the time, but the Bonobo can use desktop GPUs. While not that big of a deal for me, I now somewhat wish I had gone with the Bonobo and the desktop GPU for number crunching. I get work done just fine now, but I would have more gaming time if I got it done faster. Ah well... As far as gaming, this is a Linux system, so I didn't expect to do much gaming on it. Since I got the system many more games have been released on Linux and I have gotten most of them. GRID works extremely well, Mad Max equally, Tomb Raider could be better, and Borderlands 2 works well. I haven't done any benchmarking for frames per second or anything, but I can't see any lag... That's good enough for me. Tomb Raider was the only one that lagged a little at max settings, but it's only in certain parts of the game. I would have to play all the way through again to know if it was the GPU or if some of the patches Feral has released has fixed the lag. I'm not really that concerned as long as I can play the games and it's not consistently laggy. None of the games I've played have been the laggy enough for me to care, so I'm going to say, for gaming, the GTX 970m is good enough for the games out on Linux. F1 might be an exception, but I don't really care for F1 racing. I score the GPU as good enough.

RAM is slow by today's standards, but it works well enough for me. DDR4 actually doubles I/O bandwidth at the top tier 3600mhz, but you really can't miss what you haven't experienced. Regardless, the RAM is sufficient for me at 1866mhz DDR3. I really needed LOTS of RAM more than fast RAM. I got this system with 32GB (38GB if you count the 6GB dedicated VRAM) and it was overkill, but better to have too much than too little. While I wish systems were more modular and I could use DDR4 on this system, I think this RAM will suffice for years to come. I will likely get to experience the lower power consumption, cooler running, and faster DDR4 with my NAS build later this year.

Battery life sucks. It's more a UPS to get you between outlets. It's not designed to be great in this respect. It's meant to replace your aging desktop computer. It can be tweaked to do minor web browsing or mahjong for a few hours before needing plugged in, but anything beyond that is going to deplete the batter in an hour or less. As stated, it's not meant to be a portable device as such. It's meant to be a portable power house. At almost 10lbs as I have it configured, you won't really want to take it too many places anyway. If you need something like that, go for the lower end laptops. This is a work horse to replace your desktop with a "more portable" system.

In summation, literally nothing has gone wrong with this system. Everything works as well as, or better than, the day I got it. Hopefully I will be saying the same in another year. If you're looking for powerful Linux systems, the one below is redonkulous. There's a step up laptop called the Bonobo and the desktops and servers +System76 offers are capable of being absolute overkill for just about anything you would need. They also have the more portable stuff that people like. Light weight and long battery life. Just won't be a desktop killer like mine. Either way, they will have what you're looking for. The price might shy away a few, but it's totally worth it. Save up (they also have 12 month financing) and get one. You won't regret it.

https://system76.com/laptops/serval
A pinnacle of performance, Serval WS features desktop Intel Core i7 processors and the latest NVIDIA GPUs wrapped in the slimmest desktop replacement on the market. System76 laptops are custom-built to run Ubuntu flawlessly.
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Forgot: By the way, the screen is 1080p matte, and the audio is 2.1 built-in (2 inch subwoofer underneath on the 17 inch models... not awesome, but not bad) and capable of 7.1 through jacks in the side. The screen is very nice and the audio is good enough. Of course using the 7.1 system is better, but the audio quality is pretty good.
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Sam Harris has been a public voice of reason for some time now. That hasn't changed in the last few years. His stance on this election embodies the exact disdain I've had to cope with these last few months, but with an added certainty that I couldn't find. My choice in this election has been foggy at best since there were candidates numbered in the teens, but now that there are 4, it seems I have a choice between a monster and bag of shit. I'm not looking for the status quo. I'm not looking for the change that Trump promises. That makes this election a farce for me, but while the status quo is much more tolerable than what Trump proposes, I still feel dirty playing that "lesser of 2 evils" game yet again. I guess I'm with Sam here. After reading his words, I'm obviously concerned with Trump's validity amongst otherwise reasonable people in my social group, but the only way we can progress is by chiselling at the stones of opposition one well reasoned hammer stroke at a time. If I must play the game to win it, even if those wins are small and a bit bitter, I guess my choice is made and the absentee ballot on my desk ought to be finished. Here goes nothing.
It is a cliché, of course, to claim that a presidential election is the most important in living memory. But we arrived at that point in the 2016 campaign many months ago, when both sides declared their opponent unqualified for office.…
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This is the direction we're going, 'Murika. I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
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+ProgressivesAreLiars I couldn't think of it when we last discussed, but an accurate method used to date and track climate year by year is dendrochronology. It's mostly for dating, but the size and color of the rings, as proven by recent chronology compared to observations in temperature fluctuation, determines the warmth of the area during each year. Bristlestone pines can live thousands of years and give a lot of information on the topic. It's not the only source, but is one in an arsenal. The practice is called dendroclimatology. More info here: http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/climate/CDcourses_treerings.htmlhttp://www.windows2universe.org/earth/climate/CDcourses_treerings.html

So, as you can see, just because you don't know what happened, or how to figure out what happened, in the past, that doesn't mean that no one can.
windows2universe.org - Tree Rings & Climate - Windows to the Universe
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Speak out for your fellow Americans.
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+ProgressivesAreLiars But the things they've said and done have been against those groups specifically. There's no fear mongering. Just calling them what they are. Here's proof:
Trump: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2016/11/13/trump-reveals-will-deport-2-million-to-3-million-undocumented-immigrants-after/

How they can prove that all of those people are criminals, drug dealers, and gang bangers is beyond me.

Pence: http://www.towleroad.com/2016/10/mike-pence-lgbt/

All verifiable from alternate sources if you wish.

Bannon: Before Bannon took over, Breitbart did sensationalist articles, but nothing like what's described here after he took over: https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/11/14/white-nationalists-rejoice-trumps-appointment-breitbarts-stephen-bannon

He might not be a Nazi, but lets be honest about his leanings.

Sessions: I think his history speaks for itself: http://fortune.com/2016/11/19/jeff-sessions-race-civil-rights/

Mattis: He's less a threat than the rest and I agree with him on a lot of his stances. Although I agree with this article in that Patton would have never been in the Pentagon. We do need cool heads at the head of military movement, and I don't think Mattis is one. Here are 2 articles that show just that: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/12/james-mattis-iran-secretary-of-defense-214500

http://www.politico.com/blogs/donald-trump-administration/2016/12/james-mattis-quotes-232097

I have to admit that the quotes are awesome... I can't help but like the guy because he reminds me of my grandfather and somewhat of myself. Though, that doesn't change my opinion of his abilities as secretary of defense. I have Muslim friends and don't want them deported or lynched... Sue me.
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Forced obsolescence is wrong.
HP recently activated a secret feature in its Officejet Pro printers (and possibly other models) that causes the printers to refuse to print with third-party or recycled ink cartridges. Please join us in demanding that HP say no to DRM.
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Brother is good stuff too.
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We can do better than basic income rights. We can ascertain everyone's needs via new economic models without exchange and barter. We can produce purely to serve the needs of humanity. We have the means, but the big whigs don't want to let go of their power, and will drive us into economic collapse via technological unemployment to keep it. They'll win their game of Monopoly at the expense of all our liberties... or even lives.
 
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While it may sound geek to most, the real takeaway is the reality of jobs. Politicians will always say "I will bring back jobs", but at best, it would be temporary.

Geeks like me (should) know this intimately. The better you are, the better your code will perform jobs of X people, including ourselves...
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