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Our tax dollars at work.
 
This tactic is akin to having the DEA constantly warn of the severe threat posed by drug addiction while it simultaneously uses pushers on its payroll to deliberately get people hooked on drugs so that they can arrest the addicts they've created and thus justify their own warnings and budgets.
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Cynical much? Not saying he's worrying, mind you.
 
I've always said that its pointless investing in strong IT security because it will drag down profits and productivity which impacts your stock price in the current quarter. Be prepared for the media campaign that reacts to a security breach and make the…
I've always said that its pointless investing in strong IT security because it will drag down profits and productivity which impacts your stock price in the current quarter. Be prepared for the med...
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I finally got sick of googles insane recommendations, and turned the filter bubble on, no more recommended content. First it was endless posts from the crazy fringe of the tea party, now it is far more than I ever wanted to see about vaccinations. And I don't see how to make it stop, short of this, but I'm sick of the bullshit. Or, I could give up on google plus. 
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Interesting, but rather early research.
 
(Phys.org) —Borrowing and lending money are essential interactions in a thriving economy, yet they come with their own set of risks. For instance, the credit money that is often involved in lending is thought to play a major role in causing large-scale financial crises, such as real estate collapses. ...
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It has felt true for a while, nice write up.
 
There was a time when Enterprise IT defined the future of computing. Laptops were designed for corporate consumption first and the best software was sold to enterprise for business use. The other markets for computers was “home users” who were offered…
There was a time when Enterprise IT defined the future of computing. Laptops were designed for corporate consumption first and the best software was sold to enterprise for business use. The other m...
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Horrifying. Thank you, Bush, Obama, and Clinton.
 
“A postmodern globalized version of the Salem witch trials”

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/books/review/guantanamo-diary-by-mohamedou-ould-slahi.html?_r=0
“Guantánamo Diary” is a profound account by a current detainee of what it’s like to be collateral damage in the war against terror.
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This is well worth your time.
 
This is an in-depth, news-filled, contrary, profound, and I believe generally fair depiction of "what the Islamic State wants." If true, this movement has huge consequences. My own guess is that we are seeing the beginnings of a civil-war among Islamics (not really clash of civilization, Christians vs Muslims) but more akin to the interfaith wars and conflict around the Protestants and Pilgrims and Anabaptists within Christianity several hundred years ago. It was not pretty.

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/02/what-isis-really-wants/384980/
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.
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Space ho! Heck, that this changes our understanding of physics is also quite important.
 
The Eagleworks team obtained EMDrive experimental force measurements in the torsional pendulum in a hard vacuum (~5.0x10^-6 Torr). Paul March included their last null-thrust test that ran the RF amp at 10.0Adc while its RF po...
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This is interesting, and will confirm most of your biases about cats. Might be smart, but they don't really care about people.
 
“We did one study on cats—and that was enough!” Those words effectively ended my quest to understand the feline mind. I was a few months into writing Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship With Cats and Dogs, which explores how pets are blurring the line between animal and person, and I...
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I bet Hillary is saddened by the news. 
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Yes, journalists are bought and paid for, and gaming is probably the worst.
 
[Note: The Badger could be anyone -- a game developer, a member of the gaming press, even a writer for another game blog. They could be just...
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If I leave Google plus, it will be because I'm appalled at all the politics it keeps showing me. I mute them, it's little or no help, it make this an increasingly ugly place, I don't want to think about what it will be like in the next Presidential election season. 
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I think I need the web interface for that, I don't see it on the phone. 
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