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I've had a feeling that the discourse on Steve Bannon has been simplistic and thus dangerous. I first saw a reporter on the PBS NewsHour discussing how Bannon didn't seem so much racist as joyful in trolling the opposition. And now there's this piece: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/steve-bannon-trump-tower-interview-trumps-strategist-plots-new-political-movement-948747 . He's trying to normalize himself here of course, but it still seems illuminating.

I'm still processing what it all means, but this plus what I learn about Russian disinformation campaigns and organs like Breitbart are making me think that the Trump opposition needs to triage its outrage and action: expand understanding, focus on effective alliances with natural enemies and delay/ignore minor issues and attempts at distraction and trolling.

When Trump breaks a promise to his supporters, it's not "see how dumb you were to support this jackass" but "let's work together to stop him on this issue, even if we fight later about gay wedding cakes".

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"I'm not a white nationalist, I'm a nationalist. I'm an economic nationalist," Bannon tells THR media columnist Michael Wolff as the controversial Breitbart News chief turned White House advisor unleashes on Hillary Clinton, Fox News and his critics.
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It's possible to work with people on specific things without having to like them personally, or agree with everything they believe. Elizabeth Warren said recently that she would be willing to work with Trump on areas that they agree on, but will fight him tooth and nail on the parts they disagree about. I think that's an appropriate balance.
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I've been trying to track down why my Nexus Player runs low on RAM and kills processes every so often. I think there's a memory leak in surfaceflinger, and I'm wondering if it's caused/triggered by TuneIn Radio Pro.

When I'm running a stream, "adb shell dumpsys meminfo" shows surfaceflinger eating 3-4 kB more RAM every 5 seconds. When I stop the stream, it's fine again.

Hulu might've been doing something similar, but I uninstalled it, and TuneIn seems like the last culprit.

I'll admit though, that while I'm a coder, I'm not an Android developer, and so far this is anecdotal.
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Ah I thought I'd deleted this. I'm more confident this is a general Nexus Player bug now, and filed https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=197832 . But for the record, this is with the latest beta TuneIn on 6.0.1. 
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Every so often, he'd pull the beanie up to show me his face. He seemed happy.

My eyes are still safe.
 
"The Eyes of the Salary Men Are Killing Me"

This man sat next to Manoj on the train to Shinjuku. He spoke passable English, and started chatting Manoj up about his taste in music. Manoj, being a man who asks tough questions, asked him: "So why are you wearing a beanie over your head?".

The man answered, "The eyes of the salary men.. they are KILLING ME". 

After a week there being a subject of some fascination, I began to see what he meant. 

#japan  
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Look who's quoted. +Brandon Downey, Tech Leader.
Their letter to senators seeking ‘substantial’ actions marks a shift for an industry long wary of Washington.
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+Elizabeth Schweinsberg ....but they were looking for Googler quotes.
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I imagine some of the businesses don't know they are exploited but would like to know.
 

Open letter to Glenn Greenwald about why he (and his editors) should reveal the identity of the standards, companies, and products that have been compromised by the NSA: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-6MsK9f75ZbZ6QjgtfE5kfXEQ_sQKciTqtJsx-bLchw/view

#fulldisclosure  

[Disclaimer: As always, the views expressed therein are my own, and do not reflect those of my employer] 
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+Meder Kydyraliev looks good in a suit. (And this is a good track too.)
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Aw c'mon, this guy (whoever he is) is a dead ringer for Meder, especially during his poofy hair phase.
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I wonder if any pollsters are running post-election calibration polls. "Whom did you vote for?" and such. They could test their modeling techniques. No one would want to answer, but that's true of pre-election polls, too. A different set of biases might be present (e.g., grumpy Clinton voters being less eager to dwell on it), but it's more opportunity to test their reactions to changing biases.
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There's been blurbs about how exit polls matched up (or failed to) with previous polls.  And what that delta means.
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In before my security friends post it. An impressively accurate description of the Apple encryption brouhaha.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsjZ2r9Ygzw
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I don't usually get excited for movies or TV shows before seeing them. But...

http://io9.com/we-cant-wait-to-see-how-theyll-manage-to-film-the-city-1727653020
The characters in China Miéville’s The City & The City live their lives inside a visual challenge. We can’t see what will happen when the BBC and Mammoth Screen try to include us in that challenge.
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i really should get around to reading that...
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Same old same old
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Well, duh, who'd want the NSA searching through their email?
The NSA's system is “a little antiquated and archaic."
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Killer Mike and I both check Android app permissions.
A Samsung-sponsored app for <em>Magna Carta ... Holy Grail</em> annoys critics and Jay-Z fans by demanding personal smartphone data and social-network access
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Whatever... if you don't know how to get lyrics without using an album specific app, you deserve to have no friends. 
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