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This certainly doesn't sound good. I hope it is just journalistic histrionics ...  but, there is lots of money in play.

"One of the things that civil liberties activists like to lament about is that the general public seems to care more about Google and Facebook using their personal data to target advertising than the government using it to target drone strikes.
The reality is that both types of abuse are dangerous, and they work hand in hand.
It’s hard to find a more perfect example of this collusion than in a bill that’s headed for a vote soon in the U.S. Senate: the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA.
CISA is an out and out surveillance bill masquerading as a cybersecurity bill. It won’t stop hackers. Instead, it essentially legalizes all forms of government and corporate spying.
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There’s little hope for ever challenging this system in court because you’ll never know if your private information has been shared under CISA or hoovered up under a related upstream collection. In a particularly stunning display of shadyness, the bill specifically exempts all of this information from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act or any state, local, or tribal law.
The members of Congress who are pushing hardest for the bill, unsurprisingly, have taken more than twice as much money from the defense industry than those who are opposing it. These politicians claim that CISA is intended to beef up U.S. cybersecurity and stop foreign hackers from ruining everything, but, as their funders in the defense industry know well, it will really just give the government more data and create new opportunities for contractors to sell their data analysis services.
The world’s cybersecurity experts say that CISA won’t stop cyber attacks, but it will create a gaping loophole for law enforcement agencies from the NSA right down to your local police department to access people’s private information without a warrant. Systems like this have chilling effects on our willingness to be ourselves and speak openly on the Internet, which threatens our most basic rights."
CISA is an out and out surveillance bill masquerading as a cybersecurity bill.
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OMG. How did I miss this?
Too stupid to wear clothes. The mind boggles

"Life is tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid." -- John Wayne

HT: Raulie Schnee
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Lone survivor. Hell of a story.
Juliane Koepcke was born a German national in Lima, Peru, in 1954, the daughter of a world-renowned zoologist (Hans-Wilhelm) and an equally revered ornithologist (Maria).
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Stunning images:
The latest images reveal signs of recent geologic activity, something scientists hoped to find but didn't expect, along with unexplained layers of haze several times higher than scientists predicted.
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Can it be real? I had assumed this was another hoax.
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"The authors also note various assumptions they made about the test and that they weren’t in control of all of the aspects of the process but they apparently didn’t consider any of these to be egregious enough to be showstoppers."

Hmmmmmm....
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Microsoft's new small print is disturbing. Beware the thought police. I suppose I won't keep anything at all sensitive in OneDrive.

“We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to”, for example, “protect their customers” or “enforce the terms governing the use of the services”.

Jerry Pournelle comments, "All your thoughts are belong to me…"
Microsoft has renewed its Privacy Policy and Service Agreement. The new services agreement goes into effect on 1 August 2015, only a couple of days after the launch of the Windows 10 operating system on 29 July. The new “privacy dashboard” is presented to give the users a possibility to control their data related to …
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Linda Nagata discusses writing characters not of your own gender. Well said, Linda.
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This also brings to mind what Larry Niven said about a similar subject.

"We in the writing profession Have a technical term for people who believe that the authors believe everything their characters believe. We call them 'idiots'." -- Larry Niven
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Heroin, was once considered a wonder drug.
They don't write prescriptions like this anymore.
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This is funny, though it doesn't mention SQL. Fortunately ...
C was the great all-arounder: compact, powerful, goes everywhere, and reliable in situations where your life depends on it. C++ is the new C — twice the power, twice the size, works in hostile environments, and if you try to use it without care and special training you will probably crash.
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Don’t Trust Anyone Under 500.

Unconventional advice:
My friend Dale Davidson runs the excellent Ancient Wisdom Project blog, where he chronicles his experience with 30-day experiments, each dedicated toward living
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Say hello to the New Horizons science team.
When Kyle Cassidy got a call Friday afternoon from his longtime collaborator Kate McKinnon to see if he wanted to photograph the scientists behind NASA’s New Horizons space probe, he didn’t think twice before he agreed. He threw a bunch of equipment in a suitcase, got in his car, and drove from Philadelphia to...
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