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I look forward to hearing Hillary Clinton defending her comments about Snowden: "He broke the laws of the United States. He could have been a whistleblower, he could have gotten all the protections of a whistleblower. He chose not to do that. He stole very important information that has fallen into the wrong hands so I think he should not be brought home without facing the music." Is she going to stand by those words now that we have three accounts of the Pentagon's abuse of whistleblowers in recent years?
Accusations that Pentagon retaliated against a whistleblower undermine argument that there were options for Snowden other than leaking to the media
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US democracy is rather fucked up but party politics in general screws over the voters.
 
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Mike, that's not what we're talking about here, so please do not get into a "who's winning" argument on this thread. The point is that superdelegates are anti-democratic, and the fact that some of the superdelegates are lobbyists is frankly scandalous. This is something that needs to change for future elections.
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Interesting car but more interesting is the business model. They will never sell a car and the "owner" never pays directly for the fuel. That means the manufacturer's incentives are longevity and efficiency, making this a more sustainable car manufacturing model.
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+Fergal Daly thanks for the link, I didn't know fuel cells were that suboptimal
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In general, I do not have any truck with DRMed media. I don't count DVDs since the DRM was broken long ago. I buy non-DRMed ebooks (https://www.humblebundle.com/books/ has been a good source) or just physical books.

If you can't move it around and back it up, you don't own it.
Digital Restrictions Management. DRM. The software that comes bolted to your digital media and devices and tries to police your behavior. The major media companies are its masters, and they justify it as a necessary evil to prevent filesharing, calling it Digital Rights Management.
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DVDs are also lowres. 
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He has great delivery.
 
Worth watching the whole thing, not just for the stand-up, which is fully up to his usual standard, but for the serious stuff in there as well.
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Women are under-represented in computer science. In Japan even more-so and I think if you exclude non-Japanese men and women, the figures are even worse. Googlers in the Tokyo office have been working to help change this and make CS something that girls in Japan consider as a career.
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Long but well worth watching. Some interesting eye-witness accounts of EU politics in action.

From here, I found http://diem25.org/ and the campaign for transparency in Europe. The demands are simple and reasonable. Sign their petition

https://you.wemove.eu/campaigns/transparency?utm_source=member

h/t +Alex Bikbaev for the video.
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Applies to everything.
 
* * * Spoilers * * * for the Marvel Civil War comic arc.
This might be a spoiler for the movie too!
Heck if I know! So if you have been avoiding all knowledge of the comic arc in order not to spoil, go see the movie first.

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Marvel Civil War does not end with a winner or a loser.  It ends when Captain America gives up.  He does not suddenly decide that Iron Man is right after all.  Cap gives up even though he "knows" his side is "right".  He does this because he realizes their conflict is seriously harming the people and the city that they are notionally there to protect.

me and my feminism in a tech community:
This, like the comic arc, is old news. It is a multi-year plot arc. The summary goes like this:

Wow there are people who disagree with me and my side.
I don't understand them and I don't want to.  How could anyone support their position?
They are wrong and need to change.

Also I see that whenever our sides argue the other side types some things that hurt people on my side.
They need to stop doing that.
Maybe if someone explained that this kind of typing hurts other people they would stop.

My side is scared, not just of things that have happened to them happening again, but of imagined things that could happen.  Nightmares.
Also my side is angry at the other side.  Being scared and angry makes it hard to work and is stressful and awful.
But obviously the only way to stop being scared and angry is to get the other side to shut up or change their mind.

The other side is angry too.  And Yoda says anger leads to the Dark Side.  They should chill out before they turn into bad guys.  J/K, I don't really believe in Sith Lords, but srsly they should calm down.  One thing they're angry about though, or, actually, afraid of, is being forced to shut up.  Huh.

Maybe if I explain some concrete tactics for getting along and discussing things without typing things that hurt other people, then they would not be afraid of being forced to shut up.
But in order to get buy-in for an agreement, both sides need to write it and feel some ownership of it (people teach you this in boy/girl scout leader training FYI.)

So I have to collaborate some with a few people on the other side and try to understand where they are coming from.  They don't all get along, even with each other (my side doesn't all get along with itself either) but basically they are just people and collaborating works fine.

Ok.  Now we have a document explaining some stuff not to do (type stuff that hurts people), and some stuff to do (listen to people because they will tell you what their problem is).

This doesn't seem to have helped at all.  I am just continuing to amass evidence that I really can't change other people no matter what I try.

Now that I have this document, though, I can't help noticing that my side (including me) does a lot of the stuff-not-to-do.
And observably it really does hurt people on the other side.
And when I do the stuff-to-do and listen to the other side, they tell you what their problem is.

The other side is scared, not just of things that have happened to them happening again, but of imagined things that could happen.  Nightmares.
Also the other side is angry at my side.  Being scared and angry makes it hard to work and is stressful and awful.
But obviously the only way to stop being scared and angry is to get my side to shut up or change their mind.

Shit!!!

{LANGUAGE}

Welp, we already know what Cap would do: Quit fighting because it's just tearing everything apart.  And try not to hurt anyone else.

It is kind of a drag seeing everyone else still arguing with each other though.
Maybe if I point out to both sides that they are both scared it would help.
Everyone likes Star Wars or is at least resigned to it being a major cultural force in the US, so I will dig up that Yoda quote about fear, anger, hatred, suffering, which is perhaps the greatest justification of the existence of the prequels.

Wow that really did not help.  It just made people mad.
It turns out people get really defensive when you suggest that they are afraid of something or that they should change.
However, it's still the case that we are all afraid of stuff and that we all need to change.

Actually I guess that includes me.
Well, at least I can change me, so maybe I should go ahead and do that: I can follow the instructions that I wrote down about not hurting other people when typing.  It would be kinda dumb not to.

Mostly I found it's extremely easy to backslide back into us vs them.

[THEN months later I read a sh**load of books and was like "HA HA facepalm NOW I KNOW WHERE YODA STOLE ALL THAT FROM. ok, sign me up".]
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Well done whoever leaked this.

Kill TTIP.
Greenpeace says internal documents show US attempts to lower or circumvent EU protection for environment and public health
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Epic response to obnoxious dickery.
 
Oh damn. This is a damn good read. Screenshot for the initial conversation and read the text for the additional fabulous response!!!

H/T +Stuart Lamble

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Communicating with the unpleasant.

_____________________________________

S. Fenner <odinia@outlook.com>
00:16 (8 hours ago)

Hello,

I am writing to determine if the Pagan Federatiin of Ireland truly supports all Pagan paths, as stated on your website.

Image recently received the attached screenshot of a query by an Odinist. (Attached below)

Could you please advise us as to if this is indeed the attitude of your organization towards what are known as traditional folkish Heathens?

Best regards,
S. Fender

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Pagan Federation Ireland <paganfederationireland@gmail.com>-
-08:19 (0 minutes ago)

Hello Senna,

Pagan Federation Ireland operates a zero tolerance approach to racism and homophobia, both of which were abundantly clear in the initial communication.

Your values, as stated here on your website - https://odinia.org/what-are-values/ - are incompatible with ours.

If your religious beliefs or practices incorporate either racism or homophobia, then you will not find a home here.

As you seem to wish to make some sort of political issue of this, might we suggest the following:

Screenshots are so very amateur, and prone to being disbelieved.

For a proven donation of €10 to any Irish Pagan organisation, not necessarily ourselves, or to the Native Woodland Trust - http://www.nativewoodlandtrust.ie/en/,
we will send you a signed copy of the statement on headed notepaper.

Laminated if you wish.

We will also send you permission to distribute the letter, in its complete form only, as widely as you wish.

The €10 will cover two copies of the letter,
one of which we will have framed and put on the office wall, lest we ever forget.

Yours most sincerely

Pagan Federation Ireland
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