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Android makes it easy to make good phones, but difficult to make any money out of it.
Here’s a quick survey of the traditional Android device manufacturer landscape: Samsung is doing alright, LG and Sony could be doing better, HTC doesn’t know what it’s doing, and Motorola is done....
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This chart shows us how, over the last couple of decades, 37 banks have became just 4 mega-banks.
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For a "skinny" sweet potato souffle snack on awards show day, Trisha Yearwood uses lite coconut milk, spices and orange zest.

Find out more of the foods she eats when getting glam on the season premiere of Trisha's Southern Kitchen at 10:30a|9:30: http://www.foodtv.com/45ir1.
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"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say,"

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide."
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The comments offended me greatly.

His life and future were ruined in defense of copyright law and JSTOR's prerogative to make money and punish anyone trying to interfere. I'm not defending what he did as being legal, despite my personal view of the situation. I disagreed with the methods and actions taken against him as a result.

They could have just pulled a Napster and sued the crap out of him. He seemed brilliant enough to have worked off the debt somehow, and he'd still be here writing, speaking out. Instead they martyred him and then dropped the case due to bad press, so what was the point?

So to say that his suicide was proof of some inner weakness is disrespectful. Facing a prison sentence for non violent crime is a bigger deal than "under pressure" implies. Not to mention all the people who attempt or commit suicide for other reasons. Are they weak to you, too?

Which brings me to the other comment dragging up his sexual history as "demons". So he was bi or pan and didn't feel the need to choose a label. He wrote a blog post pointing out that historically sex was something one did, rather than defining who one is, and frankly I think that view makes sense. At least it made sense for him, and nothing in that post read to me as indicative of inner turmoil over it. Don't assume because someone is having casual sex, and that some of those interactions are same-sex, that the person is acting out or confused somehow. You're filtering someone else's life and choirs through your own assumptions and personal (likely externally imposed) code.

By linking that in their comment, the commenter seemed to be implying that he committed suicide because of personal issues rather than because of his legal situation. I found it unnecessary and inappropriate. Granted, I can't say what is on anyone's mind in those final moments, but it seems clear that the decision was prompted by the legal situation he was in. Really, though, if if were true that it was about issues, comments like that are part of the problem.

So great job internet guys for failing to respect someone on the anniversary of his death while pretending to care. #AaronSwartz
 
Remembering ‪#‎AaronSwartz‬ — Died 3-Years Ago Today ‪#‎Respect‬ ‪#‎Geek‬
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Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with. He is also, one of the loyalest and most supportive people I've ever met in the film industry. He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter. I'm pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn't have to do that. I know other people who've been friends with him for much much longer than I have and they all say "if you call Alan, it doesn't matter where in the world he is or how busy he is with what he's doing, he'll get back to you within a day".

People create perceptions of actors based on the parts they played so it might surprise some people to learn that contrary to some of the sterner(or downright scary) characters he played, Alan was extremely kind, generous, self-deprecating and funny. And certain things obviously became even funnier when delivered in his unmistakable double-bass.

As an actor he was one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child. Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career. Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man.
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Anyone caught flying without proper registration after that date could face stiff penalties.
Regulation of drones in the hands of civilian pilots took a big step forward today. The Federal Aviation Administration announced that all units weighing between 0.55 pounds and 50 pounds must be...
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Every time I hear a hipster in PDX say "Well college in Europe is free" then don't seem to know a) they don't let any dipshit with a pulse in for a program b) you aren't going to be taking underwater basketweaving classes.  Versus the USA model if you have pulse and can sign up for 6 figure student loans you can never discharge... pick any dumb major! :)
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