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Brilliant. Absolutely. Brilliant.
A record number of injuries and disqualifications in this year’s Tour de France is being blamed on addictions to contemporary fiction.
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South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of four Republican senators running for president, told CNN he's open to revisiting the decision to use the flag, but it "is a part of who we are." .

Then who you are is pretty awful & ugly, Senator.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, called for the immediate removal of the Confederate battle flag from outside the South Carolina Statehouse, scrambling the 2016 GOP presidential contenders into staking a position on a contentious cultural issue. Some still steered clear from the sensitive debate, even after the shooting deaths of nine people in a historic African-American church in Charleston further e...
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No need to read the news again. Ever. 
Calculating the probable dates for very bad things—a catastrophic solar megastorm; Seattle destroyed by earthquake—that are likely to occur.
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Jumping spiders, Assassin bugs and loads more out here in the Wild West. Come visit, ya hear?

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Up-close portraits of jumping spiders, beetles, Mormon crickets and other creepy-crawlies essential to our ecosystems.
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Third time in five years. The San Francisco Giants are practically members of President Obama's cabinet. 

#gosfgiants  
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If they allow assault and battery during hockey games, why not drunk driving? ;-)
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I do remember, as the article notes, that President Obama promised to release the redacted 28 pages. Let's hope he soon fulfills that promise. If not, go Rand.

#28pages   #transparency   #nineeleven   #Sept11  
Coming off the Patriot Act fight, the presidential hopeful is sponsoring a bill to declassify 28 pages of a 9/11 report that may blame Saudi Arabia.
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A rather positive, even uplifting report from Naomi Klein.
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Says it all about race relations in the South...still.
As the nation mourns, a Single-A baseball team has decided that they are the conduit to their city's healing.
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"...the T.P.P. will generate a rapid increase in exports of American liquefied natural gas, which will in turn lead to more fracking, more methane emissions, a shift of the domestic energy market from gas toward coal, and the exacerbation of climate change. "

A progressive's platform? Hardly, Mr. President.

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Republican opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have begun calling it Obamatrade. And yet most of the plan’s opponents are from the President’s own party. Credit Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP
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Power beamed to camera via wi-fi http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33020523
Ambient wi-fi signals have been used by US researchers to power a small surveillance camera.
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"Sure enough, the numbers Google released on Monday show that Google’s workforce is still mostly male and white . Seventy percent of Googlers are men, the same ratio as last year, and 60 percent are white, according to the report. Looking just at workers with tech-related jobs, 82 percent were men and 59 percent were white."

I'd be surprised if the 2016 report is much different. Too many studies have shown that people hire people similar to themselves no matter company policies or goals.
When she spoke with us earlier this year, Google's diversity chief, Nancy Lee, warned that Google's second annual publication of its workplace diversity statistics wouldn't be much better than last year's. “When we publish numbers again (probably in June), I would anticipate no one's going to be ...
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Introduction
I published my first tech-oriented story in 1980 in a journal called Sound & Vibration and have been writing about technology for a living since then.
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Employment
  • Retired
    present
    Much like it sounds
  • Computerworld
    Editor/Writer, 1999 - 2008
  • UNIX Review/Performace Computing
    Editor in Chief, 1997 - 1999
  • ZD Labs
    Director, 1996 - 1997
  • MacWeek
    Editor in Chief, 1993 - 1996
  • LAN Technology
    Editor in Chief, 1991 - 1993
  • Sun Microsystems
    Editor/Writer, 1985 - 1990
  • Micro Communications
    Technical Editor, 1983 - 1985
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All the Bikes We Cannot See - The Morning News
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A record number of injuries and disqualifications in this year’s Tour de France is being blamed on addictions to contemporary fiction.

A Recipe for Disasters - The Morning News
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Calculating the probable dates for very bad things—a catastrophic solar megastorm; Seattle destroyed by earthquake—that are likely to occur.

Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog : Earth's 5th Deadliest Heat Wave in Record...
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Weather Underground provides local & long range Weather Forecast, weather reports, maps & tropical weather conditions for locations worldwid

Five Ways That Jeb Bush Makes it Hard for Himself - The New Yorker
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Running for President is hard. And there are factors that can make it harder still, a variety of which Jeb Bush modelled this week, in flori

The Plot Against Trains - The New Yorker
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This week’s horrific Amtrak derailment renewed arguments about Americans’ failure to build for the common good.

The G.O.P.’s War on Science Gets Worse - The New Yorker
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First G.O.P. leaders loudly proclaimed their status as non-scientists. Now they are trying to prevent even scientists from being scientists.

Five Questions About the Clintons and a Uranium Company - The New Yorker
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The recent revelations about the Clinton Foundation raises some larger questions about political corruption. How do you prove it?

The Cartoon Lounge: Stupid Bob Tricks - The New Yorker
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My desperation is noisy, voluble, and visible. Case in point, this episode of The Cartoon Lounge.

Comma Queen: Let’s Get Restrictive - The New Yorker
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This week’s episode is all about another facet of comma usage: How do you know whether to set something off in commas?

Baked Parmesan Asparagus Polenta Sausage Frittata
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The best situation for me during frantic springtime is if I could have both a cook and gardener. Since that appealing pair is not to be seen

Rand Paul and the Problem of Political Experience - The New Yorker
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Whatever Paul’s liabilities might be in the battle for his party’s nomination, his lack of experience does not appear to be one of them.

Why a G.O.P. Gambit Backfired in Indiana - The New Yorker
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In Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the idea of religious practice seems to have morphed to include a vague sense of offense at

Netanyahu Plays the Race Card
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The Israeli Prime Minister has adopted Richard Nixon’s Southern strategy.

Obama’s Well-Earned Victory Lap on the Economy - The New Yorker
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Republican claims that his policies would wreak disaster on the economy turned out to be wrong, and it’s fair for the President to remind pe

Merkel and Juncker in Stand-Off over Greece - SPIEGEL ONLINE
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European Commission President Juncker wants to keep Greece in the euro zone, no matter what the price. Member states, though, are beginning

Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links - 28 February 201...
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Being trustworthy and accurate could help a web page rise up Google rankings if the search engine giant starts to measure quality by facts,

What the Clinton Foundation is Costing Hillary - The New Yorker
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The Clinton Foundation says it is more transparent, as a charity, than it legally needs to be. But it is not normal, in its resources or its

Souped-up Garden is slowly shifting back into gear...
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Though The Calm One is almost over the dreadful flu that a couple of weeks ago descended like a stultifying, gloomy cloud upon our once acti