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Haha, awesome! Received a mail from Avventura, they want to reward my creativity with a pair of "Happy Socks". I just love that store! I'll collect them this evening. Yay!
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“You need to shut your mouth, you filthy nigger!”

You can look the other way but you can't deny it, racism is still omnipresent in our societies. We call ourselves civilized but if people in a civilized world can get this garbage across their lips, I do have my doubts. I've taken the liberty to translate the message below, originally written in Dutch. A little over two weeks ago the mother of a young player in a local soccer team posted this message. Please, as a fellow human being, respond if you hear anyone say something so ignorant. It's time to put racism behind us.

"Racism is still violently present in the North of Antwerp. For seven years I have lived in the centre of Antwerp (I'm originally from Brasschaat). My children go to a multicultural school, play with children of all sorts of ethnicities, I work together with people of all sorts of cultures on a daily basis, ...
I'm not naive, even here racism occurs, but never as extreme and never have they led to incidents. My youngest son (12) plays soccer at Linkeroever, with a club called City Pirates. I'm a delegate member of that team. Most little players have a South African origin, even the coach. They are wonderful little dears, hooked on soccer. All those coaches, chairmen, ... They are very much involved and I as well closed the concept of the City Pirates and their little players into my heart. This season we had to play against teams of North Antwerp. the thought that racism was exaggerated melted as frost under the morning sun. I've heard and seen things during this soccer season that I didn't think was still possible in this century, caused by either players, coaches or parents.
You wouldn't believe what our little players get thrown at them in these modern times. Our players live in a multicultural society in which they are raised with moral standards such as tolerance and mutual respect. They are confronted with racism but not that often.
They don’t fear different cultures, opposed to many parents and players from the North of Antwerp. Luckily their trainer doesn't only teach them how to play soccer, he also focusses very much on “how not to respond to provocations”.
Every time our players get offensive racist scoldings thrown at them — this usually happens whenever the opposing team is losing or when one of our players makes a mistake — the coach responds from the sideline with “focus”, “discipline”, “don’t respond”, “play on” and “the ref is always right”. I was always so proud of our players that they held their chins up high despite everything. Sadly as it is, the last match of this season had to end on a false note.
We played on Saturday against Oelegem on their grounds and it was a tense match. Both teams provided a solid challenge to the other. A number of things already happened that shouldn't have but they were ignored by the referee of the home team, Oelegem (eg. ref didn't whistle for any mistake made by Oelegem, he simply did not “see” them (eg. my own son was pushed to the ground three times without any response); at the quarter end the ref whistled an action of our guys to the goal; when one of our players accidentally tackled another player their coach yelled “Get real, dude!” after our player had already given a shoulder pad to the opposing player. Not aware of any bad intentions that remark did shock him, … many more things have happened). Still our players stayed calm and disciplined during the entire game.
At the end of the match — the score was 1-1 — the unexpected happened. Our goalie blocked a difficult corner from the goal, which sparked many players to throw remarks at one another. As this happened, one of the dads of the Oelegem players yells at the goalie: “You need to shut your mouth, you filthy nigger!” and storms onto the field with threatening body language. Naturally, our coach rushed onto the field as well to admonish the angry parent.
The situation escalates, many other dads rush onto the field as well, … they almost start fighting each other. As this happens, our coach responds: “Enough of this, we’re going home, I’m making a report of this.”; another mother and myself decided to gather the kids — whom were very shocked and startled by these events — and led them to the dressing rooms. As we're leaving the field, someone yelled “It’s always the same with those brown guys, nothing but trouble, scum...”. Nobody responded, we were utterly shocked. Silently they put on their training suit. In the meanwhile the referee entered the dressing room to pour some oil on the fire: “If you leave it at that, I’ll leave it at that, it was your mistake”, in which our coach responded: “Absolutely not, this is extreme, there will be a report of this and it’s going to the newspaper, this will get consequences”. It’s now Sunday, a day after the match. I’m still shocked by what happened and still got a lump in the throat.
I've experienced what extreme racism means. So many parents, adult people, in the North of Antwerp, who are still as prejudice and racist and raise their children with those ideas. They are completely in the wrong, say stupid things, set a bad example, push themselves into marginality. I don't understand this, it goes way beyond me. We live in the midst of these people and experience no problems, they live on the other side and seek problems…
I made a decision today: seven years ago my husband and I left Brasschaat due to the narrow minded mentality that ruled there. Today, seven years later, it has only gotten worse and I will actively start fighting racism, this can't go on any longer. Any help is very much appreciated!"
- Cindy Van Sanden
Delegate U13A
City Pirates Antwerp Linkeroever

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De mama van één van de spelers van City Pirates Linkeroever, een multiculturele voetbalploeg, heeft op Facebook een tekst gepost om het racisme in het ...
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I know it's boring but it's pretty damn important if you're a PayPal user.

#PayPal   #Copyright
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What do you mean, you're still using your stock keyboard?! SwiftKey has saved me 10,000 keystrokes! Check it out at http://swiftkey.com
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Will 2015 be the year (of its announcement)?

+Valve  #GabeNewell   #HalfLife3
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Something I made to post in the official #Android  community. +Android has neglected this community for months now. Considering the amount of followers (the +Android account has) reaching nearly 1 billion and the nature of its posts I'm assuming +Google is running this as an official account (not to forget the 'verified name' icon).
The community now consists of almost 700k users and everyone is free to post what's on their mind but there is no moderation whatsoever. This has led to a massive flow of pornographic spam and tons of posts unrelated to Android. I expected almighty Google to come up with an impenetrable shield to fend off malicious accounts but they have failed to do so - I hope they're working on it.
Why isn't Google adopting the strategy of their product forums? There are plenty of volunteers ready to clean it up and I'm sure Google can free up an employee or two to get the job done if they don't want to welcome user moderation.
Just do something about it, +Android, please!
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In the most recent build I got for Windows 10 (10130) the default browser is set to Project Spartan without notification. This is the popup you get when trying to setup Chrome or Firefox back as default browser. There is no other way but to go to your settings and select "Default Programs" or "Default app settings" so they even got the popup wrong.  Bad move, Microsoft.

#Windows10   #Build10130   #BrowserWars  
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Looks like the browser wasn't the only thing they defaulted on their own software, EVERYTHING was opening with M$ junk...
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It's important to watch this. So please do :)
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Can't wait! ^_^
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Hahaha! Nice hack-job :'D
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Meet the smallest computer on the planet... and they plan to make it smaller!
The Michigan Micro Mote has taken "tiny" to a new level. The M^3 computer can fit seamlessly along the edge of a nickel.
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Someone build this man a statue!
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Positive mind, wacky edge.
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Go crazy, live a little ^_^
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I "heal" computers, create free designs for local non-profits and love life!
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Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Excel, Dutch, English, Quality Control, Database management
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  • CNH Industrial Belgium
    Q-WCM Auditor, 2009 - present
  • CNH Belgium
    Quality Inspector, 2008 - 2009
  • CNH Belgium
    Operator, 2007 - 2008
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Pretty unique, shame you have to share it with hordes of tourists. Ah well, that's what you get with awesome places. Try getting there during the quieter seasons if you can. The visit to the castle is worth it, wouldn't recommend the gardens (unless you go nuts on flowers, of course). Tip: don't wait until the path is completely dry, the real fun is going through the water! Trivia: people do still live there, they even go to church in the castle, together with some locals that come in from the mainland and every tourist is welcome to the service.
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Grab yourself a nice firm breakfast, you'll need it if you want to survive this place. This is the place in Bali to go completely haggle crazy. Not for the faint hearted, spend half a day here and you're exhausted. Awesome experience if you make it back alive! Plus, you'll have some great souvenirs for the family. Sarong, anyone?
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