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Kristen O'Meara chose not to vaccinate her young daughters because she was a big believer in anti-vaccination research. That changed when all three were stricken with a case of rotavirus, which causes acute stomach distress. "It was awful, and it didn't have to happen, because I could have had them vaccinated. I felt guilty. I felt really guilty," she told ABC News.
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But even if progress has been limited, the trend line has shifted. That’s significant. The incessant increase in the income gap in recent decades often made it seem like inequality could go in only one direction: up. The recent trend suggests that’s not the case. It will fall to Trump or Clinton to try to build on that progress.
This is In Real Terms, a weekly column analyzing the latest economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? Email me, or drop a note in the comments. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump…
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Poverty declined among every group. But African-Americans and Hispanics — who account for more than 45 percent of those below the poverty line of $24,300 for a family of four in most states — experienced the largest improvement.
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The fallout from Edward Snowden’s revelations exposed numerous instances in which agency lawyers miscommunicated to courts about what the government was doing. There are two possible explanations: Either they willfully exploited judges’ lack of technical knowledge, or the lawyers themselves couldn’t fathom the programs they were trying to explain.

As the Germans here would say, It's #newland !
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Fedora has been making a lot of RISC-V build/packaging progress over the past few months while this weekend the milestone was announced that they are hosting clean, RPM-built, bootable disk images for this open-source RISC-V instruction set architecture. RISC-V is an open-source instruction set architecture that is BSD licensed and is completely free and not encumbered by any patents. LowRISC and SiFive are among the organizations working to bring RISC-V hardware to market.
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I'm in the processes of moving our backups and stuff to a self-built FreeNAS server (http://www.freenas.org/). This involves learning a lot about ZFS, slightly mind-blowing if you are use to EXT4 and such, but very much worth the effort. One of the best, more technical introductions is from Aaron Toponce, ironically for the Linux version of ZFS. If you don't know what to do today because, say, Mr. Robot is over, it's a neat read.

(Building the server is going very, very well, in fact, far better than expected, and I'm way below what I would have paid for a commercial NAS with these features.)
Our continuation in the ZFS Administration series continues with another zpool VDEV call the Adjustable Replacement Cache, or ARC for short. Our previous post discussed the ZFS Intent Log, or ZIL and the Separate Intent Logging Device, or SLOG.
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“Look, I’ve never met a 13-year-old who said I’m gonna join a gang because 10 years from now I want to be the baddest drug dealer in my neighborhood,” said Eddie Bocanegra, executive director of the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention initiative. “They join for protection and status and reputation.” (...) “Reputation is a form of capital. What other kind of capital do these young people have?”
Ronald Safer didn’t know all that much about gangs when, in 1992, he was assigned to lead a federal investigation of Chicago’s Gangster Disciples, the ...
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One lesson of recent presidential primaries is that Democratic voters are transfixed by identity politics, having elected the first black president and chosen the first female presidential nominee. Another is that there’s a large constituency for left-wing candidates. What they haven’t been interested in is cisgendered white male liberals. The largely forgotten John Edwards fell by the wayside quickly in 2008, and Martin O’Malley, with credentials similar to those of Bill Clinton and Michael Dukakis, attracted zero support in 2016.
There’s been lots of speculation about the fate of the Republican Party if (as most of the prognosticators expect and hope) Donald Trump loses. There’s been less speculation, though recent polling …
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That means about 18 percent of the electorate isn’t yet committed to one of the major-party candidates, as compared with 6 percent late in 2012.1 The number of undecided and third-party voters has a strong historical correlation with both polling volatility and polling error — and in fact, the polls have been considerably more volatile this year than in 2012.
Whatever arguments we’ve had about the polls this week will soon be swamped by the reaction to Monday’s presidential debate. As a rough guide, I’d expect us to have some initial sense of how the de…
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The researchers are not merely saying that young men, out of work, are turning to video games. They're saying that increasingly sophisticated video games are luring young men away from the workforce.

Somewhat surprisingly, the article makes no reference to hikikomori in Japan.
Danny Izquierdo, a 22-year-old who lives with his parents in Silver Spring, Md., has found little satisfaction in a series of part-time, low-wage jobs he's held since graduating from high school. But the video games he plays, including " FIFA 16" and "Rocket League" on PlayStation and Pokemon Go on his smartphone, are a different story.
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As most of you know, I had been endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, for my personal safety, because I live in California. It isn’t safe to be a Trump supporter where I live. And it’s bad for business too. But recently I switched my endorsement to Trump, and I owe you an explanation. So here it goes.
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Mal wieder ein Zeichen für die kruden Ansicht des S. Adam. Da haben die amerikanischen Comic Zeichner in meiner TL (zurecht) mal wieder was um sich über ihn aufzuregen/lustig zu machen.
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“Requiring the removal of factually accurate age information across websites suppresses free speech,” Beckerman wrote. “This is not a question of preventing salacious rumors; rather it is about the right to present basic facts that live in the public domain. Displaying such information isn’t a form of discrimination, and internet companies should not be punished for how people use public data.”
“On behalf of everyone in the industry who has struggled with age discrimination, whose opportunities to showcase their talent may have been blocked, I want to thank Gov. Brown and the bill’s author, Assemblymember Ian Calderon," says SAG-AFTRA’s Gabrielle Carteris.
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Journalist, blogger, parent
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Scot W. Stevenson, hey you
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Reads, writes and codes.
Introduction
Scot loves to read and write and spends his life in a constant state of low-level irritation that he can't do both at the same time.

My public postings on Google+ are mostly links to science, medical, and technology news as well as Americana and computers, presented without comment. Please note this is stuff I find interesting for one reason or another without regard to my personal opinion. In other words, I also link to texts I disagree with but think are worthy of wider attention. 
Bragging rights
Built my own study from scratch, desks and all. Building an 8-bit computer from scratch, writing my own Forth in 6502 assembler.
Education
  • Universität Essen, Germany
    Medical School, 1987 - 1994
  • Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany
    Journalism Graduate School, 1996 - 1997