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very very cool interview with Branford Marsalis about his gigs with the Dead
With the upcoming release of the Dead's 23-disc set 'Spring 1990 The Other One,' the jazz legend recalls his Nassau Coliseum guest spot
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I can't recall whose (sorry) retweet  pointed me at @JPBarlow's fascinating tale of the founding of EFF ...a bit of history we would do well to remember
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far too much of this world wide!
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We're # 1 ...not always such a good thing
 
In addition the USA #1 in number of people incarcerated among "Western Countries" and #1 in military spending bar none :-(
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...and now you know the rest of the story
Mike Tiano on the unlikely intersection of a Firesign film and a Long Beach porno theater.
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Good News about Santana and Good article Ken!
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quite troubling really
Unusual law enforcement counsels that operate the SWAT teams say they aren't public entities.
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very cool and very impressive!
The Dockwise Vanguard submerges to slide under enormous loads, then rises out of the water to carry them like traditional cargo.
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good stuff ...and more all through this 'fireside chat'
 
“The idea that everyone needs to work frantically to meet people’s needs is just not true,” Google CEO, +Larry Page said, in an interview at a private event put on by the venture capital firm Khosla Ventures that was released online.
"The idea that everyone needs to work frantically to meet people's needs is just not true."
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The BBC does good!
The network will stop airing "debates" featuring members of the anti-science fringe
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looks like this could be the start of something good!
Encryption is hard. When NSA leaker Edward Snowden wanted to communicate with journalist Glenn Greenwald via encrypted email, Greenwald couldn’t figure out the venerable crypto program PGP even after Snowden made a 12-minute tutorial video. Nadim Kobeissi wants to bulldoze that steep learning curve.
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not a good sign ...if you want to learn about internet security and read Boing Boing about Tor & Tails ...YOU Are a target of the NSA
http://boingboing.net/2014/07/03/if-you-read-boing-boing-the-n.html
The NSA says it only banks the communications of "targeted" individuals. Guess what? If you follow a search-engine link to Boing Boing's articles about Tor and Tails, you've been targeted. Cory Doctorow digs into Xkeyscore and the NSA's deep packet inspection rules.
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  • San Lorenzo Senior High
  • Edendale Junior High
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The Enormous Ship That Submerges Itself to Carry Entire Oil Rigs | Autop...
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The Dockwise Vanguard submerges to slide under enormous loads, then rises out of the water to carry them like traditional cargo.

BBC staff ordered to stop giving equal air time to climate deniers
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The network will stop airing "debates" featuring members of the anti-science fringe

The Ultra-Simple App That Lets Anyone Encrypt Anything | Threat Level | ...
www.wired.com

Encryption is hard. When NSA leaker Edward Snowden wanted to communicate with journalist Glenn Greenwald via encrypted email, Greenwald coul

Stephen Gaskin, founder of The Farm, dies at 79
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Stephen Gaskin — an often tie-dye-clad hippie philosopher, a proud 'freethinker' and iconic founder of The Farm — died Tuesday morning at hi

And Now, It’s Monty Python’s 10 Brainiest Songs | Underwire | WIRED
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On the eve of a massive rerelease of the comedy group's recorded material, we're diving deep into their nerdiest songs.

Two Legends Together: A Young Bob Dylan Talks and Plays on The Studs Ter...
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In the spring of 1963 Studs Terkel introduced Chicago radio listeners to an up-and-coming musician, not yet 22 years old, 'a young folk poet

Enough Secret Law: Newly Released DOJ Drone Killing Justification Memo.....
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We already reported on the finally released DOJ legal drone memo that supposedly "justifies" the extrajudicial killing of Americans via dron

Listen to François Truffaut’s Big, 12-Hour Interview with Alfred Hitchco...
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Today, we're bringing back a wonderful series of audio recordings -- Truffaut's lengthy interview with another legendary director, Alfred Hi

Emails Show Feds Asking Florida Cops to Deceive Judges | Threat Level | ...
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Police in Florida have been deliberately deceiving judges and defendants about their use of a controversial surveillance tool known as a sti

No, A 'Supercomputer' Did NOT Pass The Turing Test For The First Time An...
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So, this weekend's news in the tech world was flooded with a "story" about how a "chatbot" passed the Turing Test for "the first time," with

Stephen Fry on surveillance: there is something squalid and rancid about...
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Writer and comedian Stephen Fry discusses the dangers of mass surveillance

A Sacred Reunion: The Colorado River Returns to the Sea
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After coursing through its delta for nearly eight weeks, the fresh waters of the Colorado River have touched the high tides of the salty sea

Big Crisis, Big Banks, Big Crimes | The Big Picture
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6 Years After the Financial Crisis Hit, The Big Banks Are Still Committing Massive Crimes Preface: The “Great Recession” started in December

William Ash - obituary - Telegraph
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William Ash was a Texan 'hobo’ turned Spitfire pilot who became celebrated for his numerous failed attempts to escape from Stalag Luft III

Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead Rehearse Together in Summer 1987. Listen...
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In the mid 1980s, Bob Dylan found his career hitting an unmistakable low point. In his autobiography, he recalls 'Everything was smashed. My

Ditch the 10,000 hour rule! Why Malcolm Gladwell’s famous advice falls s...
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Contrary to what the bestselling author would tell you, obsessive practice isn't the key to success. Here's why

DIY CT scanner built for price of one commercial CT scan | ExtremeTech
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Canadian Peter Jansen was inspired to build an inexpensive CT machine after experiencing the high cost of medical care in the US. He just de

The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab's C...
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Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does--and ho

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Saddlebridge Township, Oklahoma – Furious parents and citizens of Oklahoma took to the streets early Thursday, protesting against Neil DeGra

A Creepy Floating Orb That Captures and Replays Ambient Noise | Design |...
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Imagine you are walking through a subway station, when all of a sudden you look to your left and there’s a hovering black orb. The sphere is