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#AshleyMadison turns out to be just a large Turing Test for text fembots:
After searching through the Ashley Madison database and private email last week, I reported that there might be roughly 12,000 real women active on Ashley Madison. Now, after looking at the company’s source code, it’s clear that I arrived at that low number based in part on a misunderstanding of the evidence. Equally clear is new evidence that Ashley Madison created more than 70,000 female bots to send male users millions of fake messages, hoping...
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"The best way to make dreams come true is to wake up."

Nichelle Nichols was the first African-American woman to play a lead role on television, Communication Officer Lieutenant Uhura on "Star Trek".

Shortly after giving notice to Gene Rodenbury that she wanted to leave the show, she had a visit from "a fan", who turned out to be none other than Dr. Martin Luther King.  "I am the biggest Trekkie on the planet, and I am lieutenant Uhura’s most ardent fan" he told her, and went on to say:

"Do you not understand what God has given you? You have the first important non-traditional role, non-stereotypical role. You cannot abdicate your position. You are changing the minds of people across the world, because for the first time, through you, we see ourselves and what can be."

In 1992 Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman to travel into space, aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor. She had served in the Peace Corp before that, and after NASA was a professor at Cornell and Dartmouth before founding her own technology research company in 1999.

Ms. Jemison has said that her inspiration for joining NASA was Nichelle Nichols' portrayal of Lieutenant Uhura.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/pioneers-of-television/pioneering-people/nichelle-nichols/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mae_Jemison
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Did Native americans have similar role models?
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The next meeting of the SoCal LiveCode User Group is coming up on Thursday, Sept 3 in Pasadena at 7PM.

Trevor DeVore, author of the DataGrid, GLX Framework, and more, will be joining us that evening so it should be an 
especially good time.

Meeting details in the forum:
http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=25188
Where: Du-par's, back room 214 S. Lake Avenue Pasadena CA 91101 http://www.du-pars.com/dupars_locations.html. When: Thursday, September 3, 7:00PM Who: The meetings are open to any and all who have an interest in chatting about LiveCode. What: Attendees are encouraged to bring something to share ...
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Interesting developments in the v8 IDE:
https://livecode.com/the-top-7-changes-in-livecode-8-dp-3/
Want to know what’s new in LiveCode 8.0 since DP 2? Want to get your hands on LiveCode 8.0 DP 3?  Here’s a quick summary of the Top 7 Changes – and a lot has changed! Fasten your seatbelts! Want to
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SCALE 14x is coming up and will be our largest event yet. As we are an entirely volunteer-organized event, we could use your help! We are looking for volunteers who can assist our teams in the areas of registration, A/V, graphics design, room monitoring, speaker introductions and more.
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More than 35% of snake bites in America occur on hands. Classic "hold my beer" moments.

Don't be one of them. Snakes can only strike about a third of their body length away from where they're coiled, so just give 'em some breathing room as you pass and you'll both have a better day.
A man from Lake Elsinore, California, was bitten by a rattlesnake while trying to take a selfie.
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This is a problem that solves itself. 
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The older I get the easier it becomes to just walk away from other people's complexity with a simple, "Not my monkeys, not my circus."
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Seriously, take a moment.  Then stay weird.

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Ubuntu does almost as well on OpenStack. I think it's probably a safe bet that no matter what the cloud, Ubuntu is, if not number one, pretty darn close.
Ubuntu is more than twice as popular on the Amazon cloud as all other operating systems combined.
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Public and private enterprises across the world have been using Microsoft Windows for years, but it calls into question whether this is in fact the best choice or simply force of habit? With recent security and performance issues coming to the fore, an increasing number of companies are exploring the benefits of using alternative Operating Systems, and harvesting the benefits of ultra secure, robust, high performance options. Plus, the cherry on ...
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Genuine advice from one who has researched this purely for work reasons
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