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Maru OS [Android + Debian] debuts as open source software, hoping for expansion soon

http://androidcommunity.com/maru-os-debuts-as-open-source-software-hoping-for-expansion-soon-20160829/

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We’ve been talking about the Maru OS project for a while now, here and here. The idea to house a desktop environment within your mobile device and use it on a big screen when needed is not a new on…
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"Whoa there, pardner. Holster your weapon."
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+Muzaffer Çağda - If I wasn't an American, I would hate Americans based on American media.  It's arrogant, purposely inciting conflict and otherwise telling people what to think, often from standpoints of total ignorance.

Just remember, less than 25% of Americans watch or listen to much American media, which is built on ratings for massive advertising dollars, so they are always reporting conflict and strife.  To keep those that watch hours upon hours glued.

Anyone who has been to the US, the real US (not just DC, or a tourist mainstay), will often speak very differently about Americans.  The supermajority of us are nothing like the polarizing non-sense in the media.

At the same time, being different and having different views, is inherently American.  Most of us just don't do all the non-sense that is on the TV, those are the worst of us. Most Americans aren't so polarizing, and work together. 

Although I have to be honest, and admit the US has been, and always will be, a very violent nation crime-wise, statistically. That hasn't changed in the 400 years we've been around, always inflated over everyone else. But even those are an extremely small number of the overall population, just like in any nation. Even if higher overall and usually per-capita (not always in some categories, but nearly all), it's still a very small portion of overall population.
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Douglas Adams Unforgettable

In this 15 minute BBC Radio Programme called Unforgettable, producer Adam Fowler uses the latest Content Analysis Technology (probably that developed by BBC R&D) and no doubt some deft human analysis and editing skills against the BBC Digital Radio Archive, to allow Robbie Stamp to have a synthetic conversation with his long dead business partner Douglas Adams.

Perhaps they should have called the programme Uncanny!

The last time Robbie talked with Douglas for real was the day before the author's sudden and unexpected death in 2001. He admits to constantly chatting to Douglas in his head since then - but this edition of Unforgettable is the first time he hears Adams respond in his own words.

In a moving interaction between the living and the archive, the subjects range from the new internet, via the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, to the benefits of seeing the world from the point of view of someone else, or even a different species.

More and listen here: http://goo.gl/D7MS0m

Content Analysis Technology: http://goo.gl/hbyKyY

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Hear me now? 'Strong signal' from sun-like star sparks alien speculation

Wild speculation by news media. But still, interesting.

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Astronomers engaged in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) across the world are training their instruments on a star around 94 light years from Earth after a very strong signal was detected by a Russian telescope.
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Stephen Bannon, Trump’s campaign chief is registered to vote in Florida at unoccupied home

Donald Trump’s new presidential campaign chief is registered to vote in a key swing state at an empty house where he does not live, in an apparent breach of election laws.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/26/steve-bannon-florida-registered-vote-donald-trump
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How does breach of election law surprise anyone anymore?

Hillary herself rented a place in NY she didn't live at in order to run for senator for NY.
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Building bridges for physics projects is always fun, but college students in Lithuania just took the process to the next level
Building bridges for physics projects is always fun, but college students in Lithuania just took the process to the next level.
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nice. so, when can we expect spaghetti bridges and where will they be built? Do they include giant meatballs?

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Cost of EpiPen: One senator's daughter is Mylan's CEO, another [senator's daughter] needs [the medication]

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/24/politics/epipens-congress-response/index.html

The incredible increase in the cost of EpiPens, auto-injectors that can stop life-threatening emergencies caused by allergic reactions, has hit home on Capitol Hill, where one Democratic senator whose daughter has allergies has called for action and another Democratic senator's daughter is CEO of the company responsible for the price hike.
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