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"A Reddit user nicknamed Creq highlighted evidence that more than 20 terms had been banned [in the technology subreddit headlines], in a post to the site a week ago.

He said the list of censored words included: 'National Security Agency', 'GCHQ', 'Anonymous', 'anti-piracy', 'Bitcoin', 'Snowden' and 'net neutrality'.

It later became clear that other terms, including 'EU Court', 'startup' and 'Assange' had also been blocked."

(Posted by +Rowan M)

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"Canada's broadcasting regulator wants to see more locally-made porn on Canadian television, judging by a notice on its website that accuses three channels of failing to meet licensing requirements."

(Posted by +Rowan M; HT to +Varia C)

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I adore Canada! Also I adore the title-writer of this piece. 
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"Happify got nearly four million dollars in early funding. Access to the basic system — ten happiness-boosting tracks — is free; you have to buy a membership, for fifteen dollars a month, to access the additional ones. Trainees spend, on average, twenty minutes per session, two or three times a week. A handful of psychologists and neuroscientists pitched in with feedback on how best to apply academic research, and they continue to vet ideas for exercises, or, as Leidner calls them, 'interventions.'"

(Posted by +Rowan M)

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Happify promises “significant improvement in your level of happiness, with increases in positive emotions and life satisfaction.”
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"It is a bit bigger and somewhat colder, but a planet circling a star 500 light-years away is otherwise the closest match of our home world discovered so far, astronomers announced on Thursday."

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A planet known as Kepler 186f, 500 light-years away, is the closest match to our own yet discovered, astronomers say.
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(Content warning: multiple detailed descriptions of sexual assault)

"For nearly a year, the events of that evening remained a well-kept secret until the woman’s allegations burst into the open, roiling the university and threatening a prized asset: Jameis Winston, one of the marquee names of college football.

Three weeks after Mr. Winston was publicly identified as the suspect, the storm had passed. The local prosecutor announced that he lacked the evidence to charge Mr. Winston with rape."

(Posted by +Rowan M)

#news   #florida   #sports   #education   #crime  
An accusation against Jameis Winston, a marquee quarterback for Florida State, did not prompt an in-depth inquiry by either the university or the police. By the time prosecutors got the case it was nearly a year old.
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A nice look back of how Obama was persuaded to openly support the case against Prop 8.

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The real story of Obama’s tentative, anxious, heavily scripted and occasionally blundering “evolution.”
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"Recent studies have show that rice is custom-built to pull a number of metals from the soil, among them mercury and even tungsten. The findings have led to a new push by scientists and growers to make the grain less susceptible to metal contamination."

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The rice plant is one of nature’s great metal scavengers, with potential health consequences for consumers.
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Custom built... BY DARWIN!
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"Murray's statements about women and about philosophy are based on a slew of preconceptions—about what philosophy is, about which intellectual traditions are significant (not feminism for him, apparently), about which communities get to define 'philosophy,' and about what influence is considered consequential."

(Posted by +Rowan M)

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The conservative author believes that women have contributed little to major philosophical traditions because men are better abstract thinkers. 
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CPI won a Pulitzer for its reporting on black lung and the cover-ups surrounding it.  ABC tried to horn in on the deal.  CPI smacked them down, with backing from the Pulitzer committee itself.

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Setting the record straight over credit on the Pulitzer for investigative reporting.
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"The impetus for the vote was a proposal to build a $174 million BRT system in Nashville called The Amp, which would’ve ran on a 7.1 mile route and served rapidly growing neighborhoods across the city."

This is not really mind-boggling if you factor in classism and racism.

(Posted by +Rowan M)

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Tennessee lawmakers have approved a bill banning the construction of bus rapid transit anywhere in the state.
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