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At least five black women have died in jail in July, not even convicted of any crime.
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FreeBSD Foundation July newsletter.
 
The FreeBSD  Foundation's July Newsletter is now posted! Please take a minute to see what we've been up to. 
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Google's former diversity chief promised a women's social history museum. What he delivered, when it opened in Whitechapel, was a museum named after and about the district's most infamous murderer of women.
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It appears that Tower Hamlets' only role in the museum was in granting planning permission for change of use. A spokesperson has told the London Evening Standard that they're looking to see if any unauthorised changes were made.
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Oliver Sacks will probably not celebrate his Polonium birthday.

An essay by the great neurologist.
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Android's scary Stagefright exploit and how you can easily stop it.

If you have an Android phone it's almost certainly vulnerable to a powerful remote code execution exploit discovered recently. Called Stagefright after the Android component it uses, it attacks your phone without any action required from you. This is real, not a hoax, check the headlines. Search any news aggregator on "Android Stagefright".

The good news is that you don't need to wait for a patch from your provider. Just disable automatic downloading of MMS messages in both Messaging and Hangouts (and in any other messaging app you or your provider may have installed). Instructions and screenshots are provided here.

After that, manually delete any unexpected MMS message you may ever receive. Who uses MMS nowadays?
Here's what you can do to deal with the much-talked-up "Stagefright" messaging vulnerability on Android
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I'm not completely sure that would get rid of the problem, but you could try it. Actually I think the method outlined in the article is straightforward enough.
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Like Minority Report, only they pay the murderer and the victim to be elsewhere.

The above precis occurs to me upon reading this extraordinary account of how shootings in Richmond, Virginia were tackled. It's certainly an interesting notion. Predict those most likely to shoot or be shot, and pay them to improve their lives. That it actually seems to have worked is even more astonishing.
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It's a strong indicator that class is more linked to crime than race. 
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Marriage in the US constitution.

Hint: due process, Fourteenth Amendment.
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This new museum on Cable Street has dismayed residents. The planning proposal promised the first museum of women's history in the UK. It has opened as a Jack the Ripper museum.
 
Beware geeks bearing gifts.

Google's former diversity chief promised a women's social history museum. What he delivered, when it opened in Whitechapel, was a museum named after and about the district's most infamous murderer of women.
Evolution, development, and random biological ejaculations from a godless liberal
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With cable street famous for uprisings and defiance you'd have thought they had ample material without having to go for mainstream stuff.
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Technically.
"Save scumming" is when you keep restoring a saved game so you can get the outcome you want. It'll become a really popular dating technique in about 120 years or so.
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NRA: "#CecilTheLion would be alive today if he had exercised his 2nd Amendment right to carry an AR-15 assualt rifle."
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A piece about the disgraced academic Mary Rosh, better known as John Lott.

It was a Wikipedia administrator's straightforward and uncompromising handling of an attempt to expunge an account of John Lott's "Mary Rosh" sock puppetry from his biography, in 2004, that first convinced me that Wikipedia has merit as an institutional memory with sticking power. John Lott no longer works in academia, he works as a hired gun for the right wing news bubble.
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If people don't care about "technical issue" like lying about data, why bother with data at all? Oh that's right, they aren't.
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