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Once bitter political adversaries, in time Jefferson and Adams became friends until literally their last day, July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence Jefferson had authored.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thomas-jefferson-and-john-adams-die
On this day in 1826, former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, who were once fellow Patriots and then adversaries, die on the same day within five hours of each other.
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They were actually very close friends prior to Adams being president.
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Every time I start to get excited about something Microsoft's working on, I discover things like this.

In most organizations security holes are bugs.  But time and again, at Microsoft they're features, the result of decisions made in meetings where no one in the room asked, "But what if this happens....?"

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/30/windows_10_wi_fi_sense/
Tell a pal your password ... and their FB mates will get it too
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_optout it's gonna take a long, long time for MS to get over stack ranking. One of many results was to avoid working with smart folks. It allowed for no team to be full of smart folks: not by definition, just in practice. (-:
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Jon Anderson on Chris Squire:  "Chris had such a great sense of humor... he always said he was Darth Vader to my Obiwan. I always thought of him as Christopher Robin to my Winnie the Pooh."

http://jonanderson.com/news.html
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Nicely done article. I wish I'd written it. The quick take-away is that in 99.9999% of cases paying more for a cable will Not make any difference.
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Idea: Geek hot potato Pi that asks similar things at conference gatherings, quick preserve this query structure. XD 
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On this day in 1905 Matt Riley died while trying to cross Pinto Basin in Joshua Tree National Monument without sufficient water.  Most tragically, his body was found just 200 yards from one of the park's few natural water sources, Cottonwood Springs.

I've enjoyed a walk across Pinto Basin myself, and have camped near Cottonwood Springs - both are beautiful places, but best experienced in cooler months.  90f is time for me to seek shade; 114f is insane to hike in, arguably suicidal.

That said, I've been to slightly cooler parts of the California deserts in July, once with my sister at the wonderful Red Rock Canyon State Park​.  If your goal is to enjoy the warm wind from the comfort of a hoodoo's shadow and bring plenty of water it can be quite nice.

But desert hiking in July?  Maybe in early morning or just before sunset.  Learn from the local residents:  no animal crosses the sand in the heat of a summer day.

This advice from the park service is not only invaluable whenever you're in the desert, but may be a good metaphor for many of life's travels, keeping in mind that life isn't a sprint but an endurance sport, and sometimes a step back lets you take many more forward later on:

"Drink your water supply rather than trying to conserve it. When it is half gone, it is time to turn back."

http://www.nps.gov/jotr/learn/historyculture/matt_riley.htm
It was 114 degrees (46° C) in the shade and the distance to the nearest spring was 25 miles (40 km) when Matt Riley and Henry Kitto set off on foot from the OK Mine at 9 am. They had one canteen of water between them. Their plan was to refill the canteen at Cottonwood Spring, then continue on to ...
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From Songdo, South Korea to Lavasa, India via Egypt’s unnamed new capital, everywhere you look it seems someone’s building a brand-new city. How hard could it be?
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This video about why public wifi can be dangerous is like Halloween in July, scary stuff:

http://tvnz.co.nz/fair-go/safe-free-public-wifi-video-6304085
We look at the dangers of being hacked while using free public Wi-Fi.
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Update on HTML5 deployment - Alpha 1 landing on schedule in August!

http://livecode.com/ready-html5-deployment-for-livecode-announced/
How is HTML5 development going? When will it be released? For months your questions have flooded our inboxes, forums, and social channels. We understand: HTML5 is certainly an exciting prospect. Developing a cross platform application for mobile or desktop –
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Honoring the passing of Chris Squire with one of the many fine songs he co-wrote with Jon Anderson:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJM7TdshUbw

I learned so much from this man and I don't even play an instrument, just a listener who came to appreciate more of the scope of what music can be through his work.
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