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I don't believe they are going to change just because the bought minecraft.  Instead, I feel they will just change minecraft.
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In other news, he also passed swine intelligence and learned to dance, according to satirical reports.
Rush Limbaugh accused former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of being unwilling to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist group because of race.
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Why, oh why, get the police involved, people?  Just don't graduate them until they clean up their mess - perfectly.  In Japan or Sweden this is what they do.  If you go stupid and do this sort of thing at school then everyone says "haha, so funny, now clean it up!"  Nobody shouts, "Call the police!", in sane countries.
Sixty-two alleged student pranksters were arrested in Teaneck, N.J., early Thursday after police found a high school’s hallways littered with toilet paper, balloons, hot dogs, petroleum jelly and urine.
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Okay, who forgot to wake me up and tell me that the soviet police all move to America, huh?
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THey've made this mistake before.  Let's see if it doesn't come back to bite them...
With the Nokia acquisition, Microsoft hardly sees the PC as its future. Upcoming devices will likely further distance Microsoft from its PC past.
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I'm annoyed because while tablets are great for consuming content, they are terrible tools for creating content.
I'm not going to be making any stunning works of art with a  one-lung tablet wheezing to run Adobe Photoshop on a 7 inch screen.
Saying that PCs are irrelevant assumes that content will magically appear out of nowhere. What they are actually saying is that PCs are not the cash cow they used to be, so lets go all "tragedy of the commons" on the problem and assume somebody else is going to make content creation machines.
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They should be paid the Federal minimum wage for the exact number of hours they worked.  Sound perfectly fair to me, plus they might actually raise the minimum wage to something resembling a living wage.
#poverty   #povertyinamerica   #politics  
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On another note, their astronauts will now be known as NADs...
If outer space is indeed a lot of nothing, than the newly named North Korean space agency may be aptly titled, albeit inadvertently.
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Did they really fix it or did they just issue a prophylactic press release?  The world may never know...
There are so many javascript holes that IE has become an internet joke.  Lack of suitable sandboxing comes to mind.  That alone would keep most bad hats at bay.  If you add to that file type aliasing and zombie process exploitations, you end up with a whole zoo of oddly transmogrified internet beasts whose only purpose is to exploit vulnerabilities in IE (the low hanging fruit).
In the long run, they fix it by isolating local processes from those introduced by outside input completely.  Otherwise the clown circus is still in town.
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Haven't used it since Chrome came out and happier all around for it.
In a rare move, US Department of Homeland Security says to stop using Internet Explorer until Microsoft can plug a critical security hole.
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Not only that, I've only turned on my laptop a handful of times since I got a tablet in December 2012!
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Somebody needs to buy a sense of humor...
George W. Bush's painting of Putin reveals dog rivalry.
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Meanwhile, in other news 192,000 fast food workers apply for welfare assistance to subsidize low or stolen wages...
#workingpoor   #slaveeconomy  
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March in the latest sign that the economy is rebounding from a weak stretch brought on by a harsh winter.
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The authority will be passed to another alphabet agency with even more secrecy and thus privacy is permanently eroded.
WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency would lose its authority to collect and hold years' worth of telephone calling records but gain access to cellphone information it currently lacks under an Obama administration proposal aimed at quieting controversy over the spy agency’s data archive.
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Author, poet, and anvil juggler - and those are my bad qualities. Take your blood pressure meds because strokes stink - trust me, because I'm now a member of the circular swimmers club.
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Writer of fantasy and science fiction. Novelist and Poet.  
I love natural beauty and try to employ vivid scenes in my works.  One-time ghost writer of novels and screen plays,  I once had a technical background in another life but due to physical limitations, I no longer am able to travel without assistance.  I am apolitical and rather apathetic in that regard.  I am religious, but not part of any of those crazy cults that sprang up after 1054AD, and not in an "in your face" bad way.  I like music, animals, nature, and nice people.

However, I am a shut-in and don't get to experience live-music, zoos, long walks in the park, and too many nice people.  However, I am an optimist.

I write a pretty mean script and use celtx and dramatica pro to do much of the outlining and formatting.

I really loath professional wrestling, reality TV, and sociopaths.
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Three wonderful boys. Author of "Haley Cork and the Blue Door". Rather good at throwing hand-grenades, but not so good at catching them. When I was a boy I wanted a pet kangaroo, until I smelled one. I have been on every continent except Antarctica, but with my luck an asteroid impact will send me there, so God can have the full set.
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