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This channel is fantastic!
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The US is a perfect example of people working for the economy rather than the economy working for the people. Americans often point out that they have the greatest nation on Earth, and indeed it's phenomenally wealthy -- but what use is it to have a top economy when the people themselves don't benefit from that prosperity?

When reading an article like this, which details the struggles that most Americans have to face across the board —in terms of overwork, universal healthcare, paid vacation time, student debt, and so on— one has to wonder whether they are under some sort of Stockholm syndrome. How else can they justify being proud to be part of a nation that fails to let the vast majority of its citizens to share in its wealth? A nation that lags behind pretty much all other major industrialized countries in providing its average citizens with actual well-being?

I really hope #BernieSanders succeeds in giving a voice to the dissatisfaction of the American people, and restores the US to the prosperity levels that once inspired the American dream.
The United States is the wealthiest nation in the history of the world. Why are we so far behind so many other countries when it comes to meeting the needs of working families and the American middle class?
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Just found out that if you visit a site from a google app (search, gmail..) and it has an RSS feed, Google Now will track it and offer an information cards whenever there's an update. How cool is that?
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My number one wish for “desktop Linux” and hardware manufacturers alike: better battery life.

While hardware and software developed for one another may have a competitive advantage here, it shouldn't be as wide of a gap as it is between OS X and Ubuntu or +elementary​ OS.

We can and we must be much smarter about power consumption than we currently are. Desktop Linux needs to become Laptop Linux. Users should not have to install confusing, command-line driven tools to milk every last minute out of their batteries; that’s our job as OS creators.

+elementary​ will be at GNOME West Coast Summit along with several members of GNOME, and I hope we can help make battery life a top priority across projects.
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I suppose, more than electric sheep, this is what androids dream of. Trippy!

Large Scale Deep neural net dreaming, steered by chat
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This is the best video I've seen so far on Agar.io, congrats on a very well made overview.
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Teams is less exciting IMO. I love forging friendships in FFA -- sometimes you get disappointed, even angry at some betrayals, other times you can form quite strong relationships with only W and your blob name. It's great!
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A little fun, since we now know that Saturn's largest moon Titan has more oil than Earth :) http://www.space.com/4968-titan-oil-earth.html

"Saturn's smoggy moon Titan has hundreds of times more natural gas and other liquid hydrocarbons than all the known oil and natural gas reserves on Earth, scientists said today."
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Yes!! This is what we need, platforms for easy creation of 3D/VR content, with all the wiring needed to make it work out of the box in any modern browser of VR headset already included, and neatly tucked away under a clean API.

Next step, a graphical tool for making these worlds -- programming optional! Eventually we'll be getting close to stuff like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzFpg271sm8

What a time to be alive!
With this new open-source tool from POV, you can create virtual panoramas and objects in 3D. Follow the examples to add media and interactivity to your virtual stage....
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Fascinating!
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graduate student, hopelessly perfectionist, nerdy geek, knowledge thirsty, wiki addict.
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It's on par with most mall cinemas around here. No complaints, but nothing strikingly remarkable about it either.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
The location and view are excellent, but at least on the few times I went there, the service was somewhat slow, the music was too loud, and the nicest area was also the smoking area, which is rather inconvenient. Not to mention the prices being higher than average. It's a nice place to get to know if you haven't yet, but not one I'd recommend enthusiastically.
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reviewed 9 months ago
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I dined at this restaurant as part of a group of 6 people, and all of us enjoyed the experience greatly. The dishes have excellent quality and come in generous portions. It seemed to be a slow night, so we had the pleasure of being attended by the manager himself, who was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended, especially for those wanting to try the typical Portuguese codfish dishes, of which they have a large variety.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago