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App may have been rejected for suggesting the world includes brands other than #Apple:

#appstore #throughtcrime
http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/24/8493483/apple-app-update-pebble-policy
The Apple Watch is just now reaching the hands of customers, and already raising questions about how Apple will compete against its new rivals. At least a couple developers are reporting in the...
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Today is April 24, a solemn commemoration of the beginning of the Armenian genocide at the hands of the Ottomans.

It's now been 100 years since that systemic slaughter, and I had hoped this might be the year a US president joins most of the world in calling this genocide by its name.

But it seems on this our current president is like all others before him, unwilling to risk riling the current Turkish government despite their very spotty history of support for US initiatives.

More sadly, he's not alone.  The British government, and most surprisingly the Israeli government, also do not officially use the world "genocide" when offering their muted sympathies.

And for all the movies of other genocides that occurred throughout the 20th century, the story of the Armenian holocaust is the one Hollywood won't tell.  I hope one day they prove me wrong; the stories I heard from survivors in the Armenian community I grew up in deserve to be heard by all, especially in this era of growing denial.

But despite those who turn away from the pain of a hundred years without  formal recognition of their struggle, today millions of Armenian-Americans and their friends are remembering that time, and today they will be heard.

Prayers to the families of all those affected.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-armenian-genocide-anniversary-20150424-htmlstory.html
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Thank you for your post. You are absolutely right. I'm half Armenian. Every single Armenian in the world today has lost family members in the Genocide and have tragic stories to tell. 
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Here's something I never thought I'd say: there are some things about the IE debugger I really like.

Okay, only in IE11, but really, not bad. 
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Dear +Intel :  Many of us are drooling for the Ubuntu version of the Compute Stick, but why only 1 GB RAM for that while the Windows version has 2 GB?
#lostopportunity  
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/compute-stick/intel-compute-stick.html
The Intel® Compute Stick turns any HDMI* display into a powerful computer. Loaded with an Intel® Atom™ processor, it’s ready to go out of the box.
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Bucky on the purpose of human life:

We are most probably here for local information-gathering and local-Universe problem-solving in support of the integrity of eternally regenerative Universe.

Interested in information-gathering, problem-solving and integrity-support? Join the Buckminster Fuller Institute as a member! https://bfi.org/membership

As we celebrate Bucky's 120th birthday this summer, we'll be expanding our membership programs. Your contribution of support helps BFI to perpetuate Buckminster Fuller's work and catalyze solutions to humanity's most pressing problems.
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So you think Linux is hard do you? Please, I bet you can use Ubuntu with Unity with ease.
Summary: The easiest desktop operating system to use of all may be Ubuntu.
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Nature's reminder to get your emergency kit together:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci37364384#general_summary
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards
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If he had Linux he'd still have his ammo:
Here's something new to add to the lexicon of computer commands: CTRL + ALT + UNLOAD.
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Value and efficiency in one package, driven by Ubuntu:
 
While we still have some iMacs being used, the Sables have, so far, proven to be a solid replacement... they can run our test suite in a little over an hour which is almost a four-fold increase.

While Apple doesn’t offer a 24-inch iMac anymore, the 21-inch version with similar processor, RAM and SSD is US$2399, or quite a premium.

Happy +System76 Sable customer! With the new Sable, it's now even more affordable to get a really nice all-in-one running Linux. :)
As you might guess, I am a big fan of all things open, and I tend to vote with my wallet. When the need arose to replace some iMacs in the office, I decided to check out the Sable systems offered by Linux-friendly vendor System 76. System 76 was a sponsor at SCaLE this year (like OpenNMS) and ...
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Wonderful story of civic engagement, how a non-programmer became a programmer to benefit the community and start a new wave of open data in her city:
https://medium.com/@laurenancona/stop-waiting-for-permission-23ce71aee8f8
Where I grew up, if you had a problem with the way something was done, you either kept your mouth closed or rolled up yo…
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