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Hmmm Texas law really confuses me; kill four people while driving drunk and receive almost no punishment, but defend against home intruders busting through your window and they want to put you to death...
#Murica

http://reason.com/blog/2014/09/17/texas-wants-to-execute-man-who-killed-ho

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/05/us/texas-affluenza-teen/
Attempting to serve a search warrant by entering a house through a window got Killeen, Texas, Police Detective Charles Dinwiddie shot in the face and
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Fight back, make a phone call!
Reddit, Mozilla, Tumblr, Imgur, and over 6,000 other websites are protesting NSA surveillance. Join them.
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Well this is pretty amazing... file under "awesome shit I would do if I were an eccentric millionaire."
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On one hand, the dude is nuts. On the other hand, he can do it... and he does a very sane point about something with his name on it.
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That was pretty good.
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People who say net neutrality isn't important don't have +Time Warner Cable for an ISP. It's ridiculous paying for a 50Mbps connection that can't stream standard def YouTube videos, or maintain any kind of Twitch.tv stream.... they do some horrible throttling on MMOs and other online games too; my ping is consistently terrible even though Speedtest will show sub 20ms results.
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+Jim Gomes - I'm not too sure unfortunately. The guys that clued me into this did some sophisticated traffic sniffing to see exactly what requests their browser was passing along, which highlighted the traffic shaping TWC is doing. I didn't even know YouTube used cache servers to deliver content before this (makes sense though), but I have long suspected +Time Warner Cable of throttling, as I used to game online quite a bit but my ping with TWC got so bad I gave up on playing MMOs and other games that require a stable internet connection as I would get dropped constantly. 

+cirE retxeD - same deal, I can stream Spotify, Twitch.tv, YouTube, etc without any issues using my +Verizon Wireless 4G hotspot, but my connection from TWC can't maintain a stream from most any of those services; Netflix can't serve up HD content to me most of the time even though speedtest shows 45+ Mb down. TWC's support techs are absolutely clueless - once you get past the level 1 guys reading a script, the level 2 guys will always claim there is no trouble showing on their end despite all the evidence to the contrary. I've had countless technicians come check the equipment & lines, 2-3 "supervisors" out to my house and filed 2 complaints with the BBB, resulting in TWC's corporate office calling me a liar and saying there is no trouble with the equipment and they've done their best but cannot "fix" anything. I gave up on using wireless after TWC said they cannot and will not support it (despite offering a wireless modem and charging me monthly for it) and ran hardlines to all the rooms in my house and I still have the same trouble.
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+Spotify's  Serendipity map shows when two people play the same song at the same moment... pretty neat

https://www.spotify.com/us/arts/serendipity/
Serendipity. By Kyle McDonald in residence at Spotify. Every second, a few people hit "play" on the same track at the same time. The tracks shown here were recorded over one hour of one day.
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Should be easy to p-card this, right?

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I'm user number 736,279 of 65,000,000 - I think this does not qualify for hipster status unfortunately
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This administration also puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we provide. I will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our Constitution and our freedom. That means no more illegal wiretapping of American citizens. No more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime. No more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war. No more ignoring the law when it is inconvenient. That is not who we are. And it is not what is necessary to defeat the terrorists. The FISA court works. The separation of powers works. Our Constitution works. We will again set an example for the world that the law is not subject to the whims of stubborn rulers, and that justice is not arbitrary.

— Senator Barack Obama, 2007

The difference between a presidential candidate and a president is pretty stark.
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What an awesome idea; I'd love to see this all over the world!
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This is my biggest problem with subscription services like +Spotify - there's no telling how long tracks will be available. It's really frustrating to have music unavailable after already having access to it for a while
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