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Frank Atanassow
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A Republican lies about the Netherlands ("there are no-go zones where they burn cars and politicians"), then lies about his lies ("I never said that; it's fake news"), then lies about his lies about his lies ("I never said that was fake news").
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Are you getting a black screen after installing the latest NVIDIA graphics driver? I was, but I found the solution after talking to tech support.

I was (re)installing version 388.31 for my GeForce 770 GTX on Windows 10. During the install, it reboots the machine and reaches the Windows logo with the spinning dots, then abruptly goes to black screen. I let it run for hours, but there was no change so I rebooted, tried to enter Safe Mode, tried Automatic Repair, tried recovery from installation DVD... nothing worked: each time it went to a black screen after hitting the logo. I could not get into BIOS Setup either for some reason ("fast boot"?).

The solution was simple. After rebooting, the graphics card was apparently not recognized, and graphics output was going to the integrated graphics instead. So I reconnected my monitor to the integrated graphics ports on my motherboard. When I booted again, I found that it had been sitting at the login screen the whole time. I logged in, and the driver installation completed automatically. It asks to reboot again, so I did so. Then I shut down, reconnected my monitor to my card, and rebooted again. Problem solved.

(I reinstalled because the initial install did not complete for similar reasons, although I did not have boot problems then. The symptom of this was that the NVIDIA Control Panel option was missing from my context menu.)
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"When his old campaign manager was indicted Monday, Mr. Trump called me on the phone, crying like a baby, and begged me to endorse him. I said, "You're already president, Mr. President. You were elected." He said, "I'd still like your endorsement." I have a recording of the phone call. It's so sad. Donald Trump is done. He couldn't get elected dogcatcher in New York, his hometown. I was very very nice about it. Very nice. But New Yorkers love dogs and he does not. There are 14 recorded instances of him kicking small dogs, and I have documentary proof of all but two of them."
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An explosive, lengthy article based on leaked emails from deep inside Bannon's "killing machine" at Breitbart, mostly revolving around Milo Yiannopoulos. Required reading.
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> The focus on one subsector of Trump voters—the white working class—is puzzling, given the breadth of his white coalition. Indeed, there is a kind of theater at work in which Trump’s presidency is pawned off as a product of the white working class as opposed to a product of an entire whiteness that includes the very authors doing the pawning. The motive is clear: escapism. To accept that the bloody heirloom remains potent even now, some five decades after Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down on a Memphis balcony—even after a black president; indeed, strengthened by the fact of that black president—is to accept that racism remains, as it has since 1776, at the heart of this country’s political life. The idea of acceptance frustrates the left. The left would much rather have a discussion about class struggles, which might entice the white working masses, instead of about the racist struggles that those same masses have historically been the agents and beneficiaries of. Moreover, to accept that whiteness brought us Donald Trump is to accept whiteness as an existential danger to the country and the world.
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> President Donald Trump is promising billions to help Texas rebuild from Hurricane Harvey, but his Republican allies in the House are looking at cutting almost $1 billion from disaster accounts to help finance the president’s border wall.

> The pending reduction to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief account is part of a spending bill that the House is scheduled to consider next week when Congress returns from its August recess. The $876 million cut, part of the 1,305-page measure’s homeland security section, pays for roughly half the cost of Trump’s down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

> It seems sure that GOP leaders will move to reverse the disaster aid cut next week. The optics are politically bad and there’s only $2.3 billion remaining in disaster coffers.
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Arpaio's misdeeds are both more numerous and more egregious than you think.
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Algebraic topology meets neuroscience. Mathematicians are using directed simplicial complexes to analyze higher-dimensional structure in the brain's neural network.

Video in 3 parts; if you know topology, most of the interesting stuff is in part 3.
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CNN debunks the Pershing story, but fails to point out that Trump just advocated mass executions.
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