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Devops guy, minarchist, Linux asshole, freethinker, and all around nerd.

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"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
  -- Denis Diderot
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"Google’s computer is not only extremely large, but also incredibly heavy."
If you’re a tech junkie, you had better sit down for this, because there’s news coming out of Silicon Valley that is going to completely blow you away. In a press conference held earlier today, Google confirmed that the computer at its office is big.Yep. It’s officially the future.This isn’t scie...
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Today I will be installing WhatsApp on all of my devices.
This morning, WhatsApp made the scope of the Apple-FBI encryption battle look kinda small.
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If there was one year to consider a third party vote, where your vote will truly matter and really count, it's this election.
 
Will the Libertarian Party take advantage of voter hate for Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton to finally present a viable alternative? We spoke with a number of senior LP officials, party supporters, and philosphical fellow travelers about the unique opportunity presented by the 2016 election. Here's what they told us.
Will the LP take advantage of voter hate for Trump and Clinton to finally present a viable alternative?
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Reddit's NSL/illegal general warrant canary is dead.
The tech giant appeared to kill its so-called "warrant canary" in the 2015 transparency report it issued today.
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"The government insisted that its effort to force Apple to help break into an iPhone as part of the investigation into the 2015 San Bernardino shootings was just about that one case. Even though the FBI no longer needs Apple’s help in that case, the FBI’s request was part of a sustained government effort to exercise novel law enforcement power."
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An incredible, comprehensive, and startling timeline of arms of the United States government spying on its own citizens.  From Nixon, to Burning Man, to the ACLU, has to be seen to be believed.
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In an election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the correct choice couldn't possibly be more clear: It's Gary Johnson.
In the ugliest election since Jefferson supporters called Adams ‘a hideous hermaphroditical character,’ there’s a chance for a libertarian to break through.
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I often strain to explain my job to people.  Thanks, Wired, for doing it for me.
When was the last time you needed to Google something and Google wasn't there? A new book peers into the system that keeps Google up and road.
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No matter how you count, the trend line for all violence is still pointing down and is at lows since the beginning of history.
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This is worse than Bleeding Kansas, Haymarket Square Riot, or maybe The Civil War.
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Freedom of speech is about more than just a legal doctrine.  The spirit of the First Amendment is a cultural and a social doctrine as well.  Speech can be silenced without resorting to violence, and just like using government for the ends of censorship, this is also evil.  If you want to support free speech then you have to oppose all methods of silencing people, including bullying, doxing, and abusing other asymmetric powers.
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The right way to handle a vulnerability is to report it to the software's author so it can be fixed.  The FBI isn't doing that and the exploit will inevitably be used by even less savory characters than federal law enforcement.
When Johns Hopkins discovered a different security flaw, it notified Apple so that a fix could be made before the problem was publicized. The FBI is keeping its newly found breach a secret from everyone.
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Let there be no doubt, this, the first-ever nationally televised +Libertarian Party presidential debate (part one here), shows who the adults in the room are, and it's not the Democrats or the Republicans.  More serious, more intelligent, better prepared, and more presidential candidates than have been televised in the past year.  To spoil the ending, +Gov. Gary Johnson walks away with a comfortable win and is clearly the most qualified of any party's candidate to assume the office.  50 minutes.
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Don't miss Part 2, on +Fox Business on April 8.
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The Future Is Now: Google Has Confirmed That Its Computer Is Big
www.clickhole.com

If you’re a tech junkie, you had better sit down for this, because there’s news coming out of Silicon Valley that is going to completely blo

New York Man Arrested for Exposing Government Traffic Light Scam
reagancoalition.com

A New York man Stephen Ruth, known as the Red Light Robin Hood, was arrested again after he cut wires to red light cameras. The reason for c

Glorious PC Gaming Master Race Announces 2016 Candidacy
www.escapistmagazine.com

Shocking the two established parties, a third party candidate has stepped forward, and he wants to represent you, the PC Gamer.

Bathrooms and Fear | Popehat
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A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

Here's What Larisa Oleynik From 'The Secret World of Alex Mack' Looks Li...
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The talented actress gets wet and dirty in these candid photos.

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Oh, Melissa Click, you just can't help yourself, can you? After being fired by the University of Missouri for assaulting a student journalis

Team YP, the YouPorn-Owned eSports Organization, is Banned From All ESL ...
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We’ve previously covered Team YP, the YouPorn-sponsored eSports organization. While Team YP has been able to participate in various tourname

Zoe Quinn Allegedly Deletes Account After Getting Caught Sharing Candace...
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I know I said I was done with this topic for the foreseeable future, but I also said that I would be back if there was some breaking news to

Incident - Incident Reports - News & Data - Madison Police Departmen...
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Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports. Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift tha

DEA Approves Study on Treating PTSD With Marijuana - MPP Blog
blog.mpp.org

On Thursday, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) announced in a press release that they had received approval t

Prosecutors Say Fitbit Device Exposed Fibbing in Rape Case - Law Blog - WSJ
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A 44-year-old woman accused of fabricating a rape claim was recently ordered to serve two years of probation and complete 100 hours of commu

Gay Person + Cake = News, Even If It’s a Hoax
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A likely fake incident becomes yet another culture war contretemps.

The Curious Link Between the Fly-By Anomaly and the “Impossible” EmDrive...
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The same theory that explains the puzzling fly-by anomalies could also explain how the controversial EmDrive produces thrust.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
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Discuss this comic in the forum. April 18, 2016. Discuss this comic in the forum. April 17, 2016. Discuss this comic in the forum. April 16,

Keeping Hearthstone Fresh - News - Hearthstone
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Deceptively simple and insanely fun, Hearthstone is a fast-paced strategy card game from Blizzard Entertainment. Available now on PC, Mac, i

Fashion Police: Flint Cracks Down on Sagging
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Some people call it a fad. But for the city of Flint, Mich., that urban style known as 'sagging' is now a criminal offense.

On Abortion, TV Shows Its Conservative Side
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Maybe the makers of The Big Bang Theory don’t watch Meet the Press. Hillary Clinton got into a bit of trouble earlier this month when she to

Reviews For The Easily Distracted: Hardcore Henry
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A review (of the easily distracted variety) of Ilya Naishuller's FPS debut

Waited 30 minutes at the drive thru late night. Insane.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
So tasty. We stopped here for dinner during a long drive to D.C. We had the pear risotto and the abruzzo chicken. We switched off and ate half of each. Both dishes were outstanding. Tom Colicchio could learn a thing or two from how they cook their spinach. Fun atmosphere. Impeccable service. Clean bathrooms with fancy products. Fast WiFi.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Terrible service, rude staff. I made an appointment for a shampoo and cut. When I arrived five minutes prior to my scheduled time the gruff greeter told me that my appointment didn't matter and I would have to wait behind all of the walk-in customers in the waiting area. This was annoying, but within five minutes the next available stylist checked the waiting list and called my name. We were just getting started and heading for shampoo when the rude desk clerk snarled shrilly and angrily at my stylist "No, he used the online appointment so HE IS LAST", screaming the last part at her and I. My stylist replied that I was first in the computer (it was after my appointment time) and the greeter told her that my appointment didn't matter, and forced her to send me back to the waiting area while she worked on a customer AFTER my name on the list. Her demeanor and tone during this whole nasty experience was inexplicably hateful and openly aggressive. It is the single worst experience I've ever had trying to get a haircut. I looked around the waiting area that now represented an additional 30 minute wait (at least) on top of the half hour I had already waited since checking in. I walked out and went across the street to the Philip Pelusi salon in the Waterworks mall. It was a couple dollars more expensive but I got a fantastic cut, with zero waiting, and with a talented career stylist who took her time with me. Even so, I was still out of there in half an hour, which is how long Supercuts demanded I wait on them after rudely and with unexpected hostility declining to honor my reservation. Avoid this place.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Overcooked burger with hardly any cheese. Largely absent server. Will not be coming back. I ordered a medium rare $17 cheeseburger. I received a medium well beef disc with a dry, charred bun and hardly any of the gruyere cheese i ordered on it. The bacon jam didn't have enough bacon in it to where you could taste it. My waiter didn't visit the table between taking my dinner order and the meal being long gone, my plate long since collected by the highly efficient bussing staff. He asked me how everything was, I told him "not great" and asked for the check. He didn't follow up on that at all. Overpriced, bad value, and inattentive. Avoid.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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I have done several escape rooms now in San Francisco, New York City, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh. Houdini was the best room I have done, hands down. It was challenging, varied, full of surprises right up to the very end, and really tested our knowledge, teamwork, and patience to the limit. All of the logic was sound and there was sufficient work that could be done in parallel and also work that built a straight main line through the escape quest. The timing for the room was perfect for our group, we had a nail-biting finished and escaped with mere seconds to spare. The electromechanical puzzles were all completely novel and brilliant. Every little detail was thought through so well and implemented with such care and attention. Our guide was great, never in the way and provided just enough nudges to keep us out of the woods. I would recommend this room to novices and room escape experts alike. It's a great story, chock full of intriguing puzzles, and has an incredibly satisfying end game. Like other reviewers have noted, this one will ruin other escape rooms for you - that's the only downside here. I look forward to Palace's next rooms!
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Delicious and authentic cuisine. Service was pretty quick and attentive, if not always with a smile. Got me seated very quickly during a lunch rush and the bread came out hot, perfect, and right away. Definitely recommended.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Pretty decent bowl of pho.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago