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Another thing that annoys me:
People say flies see things differently because of their compound eyes.
Every time I hear this, I imagine a fly saying "Humans see everything upside-down due to their single-lens eyes".
Humans have ways of processing the signals coming from our eyes in a way that compensates for distortions (i.e. upside-down image on our retina). It seems kinda dumb to assume that flies don't.
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Travel through space and time with this modern piece of smart watch making...
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I have always interpreted "Don't feed the trolls" as meaning "Don't reward bad behavior". It has never meant "Don't criticize bad behavior", "Don't report bad behavior", or "Don't fight bad behavior".

Like "hacker", the term "troll" has strayed from its original meaning. To me, a troll is someone who makes deliberately provocative and probably disingenuous statements in order to start online arguments, a.k.a flame wars.

Someone who makes threatening or intimidating statements in order to frighten people in the real world is more accurately called a terrorist. Trolls inciting a flame war are annoying; terrorists making threats of physical violence, either explicitly or implicitly, are criminals.

So, "Don't feed the trolls" can be good advice when dealing with people who just want to engage you in an unwanted online argument. Ignoring those people might not make them go away, but at least it will not further encourage them. But, it is not appropriate advice for dealing with people threatening or encouraging violence. Those people aren't trolls, they're terrorists.
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New Zealand's PM says his spy agency doesn't engage in mass surveillance. That's false: If you live in New Zealand, you're being watched.
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One of these days there will be something that's "hot" on Google+ that isn't complete bullshit, but today is not that day.
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Here's my attempt at an analogy to explain the Netflix vs Comcast argument.
It's as if I bought something from Amazon and paid FedEx to ship it to me. But it's a heavy item, so FedEx wants Amazon to pay extra for the driver to carry it to my door.
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Google spam fail or win?
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Dear MLB,

If a replay doesn't clearly show a runner is out at first base, he should be ruled safe, no matter what the original call on the field was.
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Tequila & Taco Festival, Santa Cruz
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