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noun: Someone who is capable of influencing others' behavior or perceptions without their being aware of it.

After Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan and a magician, in Shakespeare's The Tempest. Earliest documented use: 1785.

"Melliora is the Prospero who engineers a return to social order entirely in accord with her desires."
David Oakleaf (ed.), Eliza Haywood; Love in Excess; Broadview Press; 2000.

To my mind to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder. -Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955) 
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...año de felicidad.

What? You knew an idiot was going to write it.
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more and more states legalize pot and assbackwards states send people to prison for over a decade
Man Given 13-Year Prison Sentence for Possessing Two Marijuana Joints
Amicus brief by Drug Policy Alliance Highlights Why Sentence is Cruel & Unusual and Urges Louisiana Supreme Court to Review Mr. Noble’s Sentence NEW ORLEANS—The Drug Policy Alliance filed an am...
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Wtf?! Personal vendetta by the DA?
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"Researchers discover the animal kingdom's first "female penis". A female insect's ability to penetrate and gather sperm from its male counterpart absolutely stumps researchers."
Scientists have discovered four species of Brazilian insects in which the females possess a penis and the males possess a vagina. This announcement, made today in the journal Current Biology,...
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Penis envy spawned this insect's evolution
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We are, but perhaps not everyone.
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Yeah, so nevermind the 'presstitute' haters that are slandering OpenSSL for techno-political gain.
Summary: Coverity, a company specializing in software quality and security testing solutions, finds that open source programs tend to have fewer errors than proprietary programs.
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DIY chrome remote desktop on Linux (Ubuntu)

Instructions (installing on ubuntu): 

1. Download the chrome-remote-desktop host package

2. Install the dependencies: xvfb-randr, xbase-clients, python-psutil.
3. sudo dpkg -i chrome-remote-desktop_current*.deb_
4. install chrome app from
5. open chrome-extension://gbchcmhmhahfdphkhkmpfmihenigjmpp/main.html
6. enable remote connections and enter the pin
7. in your terminal/autostart, run /opt/google/chrome-remote-desktop/chrome-remote-desktop-host --host-config=/home/<yourusername>/.config/chrome-remote-desktop/host######.json

NOTE: if you are having python 3 as default, follow the source link below and change an executable to use python 2.7

(adapted from Gentoo instructions)


see also:

#chromeremotedesktop   #diy   #linux  
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hate is dying. let the old relics of yesterday fade into the history books as the hate mongers they are
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So all it seems the Westboro Baptist Cult is good at is turning out positive support for a movement... they must hate that.  LOL
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rinse your ass with bleach, because #religion  
This "church" submits autistic children to a 'miracle cure' where they are given bleach enemas every two hours, for seventy-two hours, every 'possible' weekend. 
There are almost no words for the inhumanity of this. Someone is not only promoting a treatment of bleach enemas to treat autistic children — every two hours, for 72 hours, every possible weekend — but they've started a religious organization to promote this, with "bishops" and other church officials touting the effectiveness of the Miracle Mineral Solution. Over at Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, Emily Willingham writes:
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The practitioners of this should be made to drink bleach. 
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From the latest Heartbleed revelations to various successes by law enforcement, Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin take you through the big computer security stories of the week.
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Literally eating people alive : No kidding. We have heard of Naeglaria fowleri, the brain eating amoeba found in water. Now there is new research that shows that the parasite Entamoeba histolytica , which was earlier thought to kill human cells by toxins, actually eats them while they are still alive.

Article Extract: It used to be thought that the parasite Entamoeba histolytica killed human cells with toxins and only ate them once they were dead--and that during its meals, it would eat cells by engulfing them whole, like other amoebas. But a new study shows that these parasites instead chomp on human cells while they are still alive, taking little bites until the cells die and then moving on.

“This process of nibbling of cells went unrecognized by everyone in this field, including me, for over a hundred years,” study co-author and infectious disease specialist William Petri of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville told Science. This habit of chewing bits of live cells in this way and moving on is remarkably strange, and basically unprecedented. "The ingestion of live cell material and the rejection of corpses illuminate a stark contrast to the established model of dead cell clearance in multicellular organisms."

Main article from +Popular Science  :

Article link from +Gizmodo :

Wikipedia link on Entamoeba histolytica :

Research link from +Nature Publishing Group :

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Pics courtesy : Luke Jerram ( main pic, Glass sculpture of an Amoeba. Pic on right top (, Naeglaria fowleri, the brain eating amoeba chomping away. Pic on right bottom : Entamoeba histolytica cyst from Wikipedia (

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  • Strathmore Union Elementary School
    1981 - 1985
  • Strathmore Union High School
    1985 - 1987
  • Toppenish High School
    1987 - 1988
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