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On a one-way trip fueled by coffee and dreams
On a one-way trip fueled by coffee and dreams

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"In theory, one of children's first questions is 'why is the sky blue?' So he raised his daughter while being careful to never describe the color of the sky to her, and then one day asked her what color she saw when she looked up. Alma, Deutscher's daughter, had no idea. The sky was colorless. Eventually, she decided it was white, and later on, eventually blue."
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I just watched a documentary on +George Takei. Then I had the most awesome thought.

"Oh! For my next project, I could watch everything George Takei has been in that's NOT Star Trek!"

searches IMDB
scrolls results
keeps scrolling
keeps scrolling

"Ok, nevermind."

Yeah, dude's done a lot of shit.
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I have a better question. Why on Earth is there an article every several months pondering the question of why mainframes are still made? They have their uses, people!
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This is pretty freaking fascinating.
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Hey everybody, quick PSA: It would be exceedingly difficult to "break the Internet" -- it was even specifically designed to withstand pretty much anything you throw at it, explicitly including nuclear holocaust. True story. These things will NOT "break the Internet", no matter the intensity of your fleeting aghast:
 - Kim Kardashian's butt
 - Grumpy cat
 - The latest YouTube video from an obscure artist you think is unique and new and cool

These things, however, actually would "break the Internet":
 - A lack of net neutrality

Please remember that. Thanks! This has been your friendly PSA.
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"All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again."
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This idea appeals to me, but nobody is talking about the inherent #maleprivilege  involved. At the same time, we have the other article that went viral, talking about how an anchorman wore the same suit every day for a year to make a point, and nobody noticed. 
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Could it be that Republicans are actually going to make a useful policy contribution rather than remain obsessed with fighting Obama just for the sake of fighting Obama? I haven't actually read enough about this to know if it's useful, but it seems so on the surface, and perhaps one that would have broad bipartisan support. But what does seem clear is that it's an intention to push for an actual productive policy that benefits Republican interests rather than continue with the clearly stated party's mission of “defeating Obama”, which they haven't been able to let go of for several years, and has been a moot point for some time now. Please, Republicans, come back to the national dialogue. We need our two-party system back, and having one party that pushes for policies while another only tries to stop policies because it can't get past 2008 hasn't been working for us.
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Several forces in American culture are about to collide:

 - The fact that rape of women is severely under-reported, and the view that our culture as a whole should be more honest about it, with women being encouraged to disclose
 - Male privilege
 - Celebrity privilege
 - Centuries of propaganda that unfairly labeled black men as more violent than the norm
 - Our nation's almost universal love of Bill Cosby
 - Our fondness of assessing guilt or innocence ahead of our system system of judges and juries specifically designed to make that call for us

Grab your popcorn, check your privilege, and see what happens.
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