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Interesting overview of the investigation leading to a torrent site's takedown.

Clearly, for someone involved in an activity deemed illegal, and making money from it, the site's operators were reckless, leaving several traces throughout the years that provided ample material for cross-referencing.
Yesterday the U.S. Government delivered a massive blow to KickassTorrents. With its alleged founder arrested and pretty much the entire site's operation compromised, it's not obvious that there will be a Pirate Bay style comeback anytime soon.
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A very nice overview of the whole Brexit mess -- and I've been watching quite a few explainers about this in the past few days!
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Great initiative by the Bulgarian government: all software written for the government will now be open-source and developed in a public repository.

"After all, it’s paid by tax-payers money and they should both be able to see it and benefit from it." Hopefully others will follow suit.

A similar model could also be used regarding materials produced by the government, as happens in the US, where such works are automatically released to the public domain.
Less than two years after my presentation titled “Open source for the government”, and almost exactly one year after I became advisor to…
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Yeah, it's not a guarantee, but even if it only serves as inspiration to other people, especially those who can influence their countries' policies, it will already be a net positive. Hopefully it'll be more than that, though, let's see...
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One of the most comprehensive overviews of human history I've seen so far, all presented in a concise, clear and compelling format. If you like this video, make sure to also check out these two:

- "The history of our world in 18 minutes", by David Christian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqc9zX04DXs (based on the Big History project: https://www.bighistoryproject.com)

- "What is so special about the human brain?", by Suzana Herculano-Houzel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7_XH1CBzGw (which builds upon the theory from "Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human", by Richard Wrangham: http://books.google.pt/books?id=-avfYyMouJEC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage)

And of course, the book recommended at the end of the video, "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind", by Yuval Noah Harari (https://amazon.com/Sapiens-Humankind-Yuval-Noah-Harari/dp/0062316095/)
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Another well-made Qt tutorial. I especially like the method signature comments above the method calls, and the highlighting of the key lines of code. +K Hong have you considered adding it to the Qt wiki?
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Thought-provoking! The proposed notation is a bit unwieldy, but I could see something like http://i.imgur.com/DcQToPt.png working :)
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Ok, I have decided what my first cyborg implant is going to be. But seriously, what a fascinating talk!! 
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Get 3 dev stickers for free! Nice move by +Onion :) I chose #Github, #OpenSource and #Linux.
Courtesy of Onion.io - Build IoT devices easily with Python, Node.js & PHP
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Well, it appears to be... I filled my data and didn't have to pay anything or even enter credit card data... I figured it wouldn't hurt to try :)
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Pretty interesting! Looking forward to see this package develop and hopefully contribute something, even if just documentation :)
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"Coconut does to functional programming what Python did to imperative programming" -- now, that's a tall order! Looking forward to learn more about this :)
Simple, elegant, Pythonic functional programming.
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Pretty useful tutorial, nicely written and easy to follow. +Joe Kuan you should consider adding it to the Qt wiki :)
Qt offers additional CSS settings such as sub-control and pseudo-states. Although there are reference and brief tutorial with examples, it doesn’t really show how this settings affect the ove…
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