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http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/04/hacking-tools/

This /really/ grinds my gears. It just doesn't seem so difficult- employ someone who has some comprehension of the concepts they're dealing with and involve in /some/ way in the legislative process.

This is akin to burning all locksmiths to make our houses more secure.

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Simple Thought For The Day

(On the remote chance any G+ user doesn't know who this is, I emphatically implore you to go look him up)
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A beautifully written piece - let us not fall into the same traps as Kristof and others in thinking the rest of the world must be rescued.

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A rather sharp summary of barriers to women enjoying the fabulous cricket at the MCG (and in general)

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Afghan women are 200 times more likely to die in childbirth than to be killed by a bomb or bullet - new report by Ms. Magazine. Hoping this doesn't get left off the agenda at the Bonn Conference.

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A brilliant piece by Leslie Cannold on the problems democracy, policy development and the media are facing/creating/sustaining in Australia at the moment. Finally, an article which moves beyond apportioning blame and towards a consideration of the causes and analysis of the effects. A considered and succinct call for evidence based policy, among other things.

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Jo Biden tells Turkey that countries pursuing internet censorship are pursuing a dead end, and that such censorship stifles innovation. Can Biden please return to the US via Canberra to tell Conroy, Gillard et al?

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This is certainly interesting, though I'm not sure what will be achieved by continuing the war between sexes? http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/11/25/women-are-better-at-almost-everything/

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This captures my sentiments exactly
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