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Andrew “The” Bolt
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Apparently because I've shown interest[*] in "Donald Trump", Google thinks I'd like to see an article about how long people last "in bed". Huh? Am I missing something?

[*] (Morbid fascination)
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That's odd - I'm pretty sure that the Brexit-based campaign promise that EU regional funding would be replaced like-for-like once "we" took control of our destiny back from the bureaucrats.

Turns out that the promises of deceitful politicians don't magically turn into the truth, even if they persuade 30 million people to believe in them.

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And now... A cat...
I'm so glad this week is over. 
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"The attacks against Trump have taught me something about myself. I have defended him and said things I really didn't believe or support because I was put in a defensive position. Protesters may have pushed many people in this direction, BUT it is ultimately our responsibility and must stop."

The huge take-home message from this article is this: be nice to people you disagree with. If you want them to change their minds, don't start by building a wall between your position and theirs.

Isn't it a rather hollow threat, saying "see you in court" to a judge?

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Little known fact: the Y in CMYK stands for "You Should Have Learned Not To Buy Inkjet Printers By Now".

It appears that the cleaning cycle works by pouring ink from the black cartridge into the yellow cartridge. Needless to say, I'm not getting very high-quality photo prints right now.

I have come across this superbly angry rant, which is at least cathartic: https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/3k3c15/the_worst_component_of_any_pc_the_printer_what_in/

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It's a shame that we are in a state where the government has to use "terrorism" as an excuse to pass woolly, Draconian laws with gaping privacy holes in order to give councils the power to deal with fly-tipping, rogue traders, and nuisance neighbours.

I'd like to live in a country where the council can prosecute anti-social behaviour, since it is much more efficient to deter people from committing crimes than to deal with the aftermath. I just wish we could find a way to enable this without invoking the spectre of terrorism as a pretence for brute-forcing badly-conceived legislation through the system.

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I like the warning that this was not a blinded trial: the users knew whether they were in the treatment group or the control group, and this might be sufficient to cause people to report that they feel happier after abstaining for a week.

This implies that the experiment should be re-run but users in the treatment group suite be exposed to a sham-facebook placebo. It would look just like Facebook, but wouldn't contain any of the active ingredients believed to cause unhappiness.

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Useful guide for anyone who wants to run for president: use brainwashing techniques to persuade voters that your opponent is crooked...
Science explains how Donald Trump’s language can change our brains and make us susceptible to fake news

I live in a world where there are instructions at the train station telling people how to play a game on their mobile phone without getting hit by a train.
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