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#TPP    President Obama's speech gave me whiplash; one moment he pushed for trade promotion authority, and the very next he talked about going "all-in on innovation today" to advance our place in the global economy.  But the leaked parts of the TPP are distinctly anti-innovation; they essentially protect the interests of businesses clinging to old business models, at the expense of innovators who notice we are in the 21st century.
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same argument we heard from Microsoft and Apple in years past: "We're the innovators! We need protection! We need favored status!"
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Turing was pardoned today.  Will Chelsea have to wait as long?
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"spy"?
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I would add, say no to treaties negotiated in as much secrecy as the TPP has been.
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Not every day has a midnight.

$ TZ=America/Sao_Paulo date -d '2012-10-21 00:00:00'
date: invalid date `2012-10-21 00:00:00'

A rough grep of the tzdata files says this is a problem with the Brazil, Para, and E-Eur rules.  E-Eur is no longer in use (thank you EU), but the other two are.
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Now microblogging as ysth on #twister
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If you think it would be a good idea for the government to need a warrant to read your email, please sign:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reform-ecpa-tell-government-get-warrant/nq258dxk

Time is running short.
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If we must have a trade agreement (restricting Congress's ability to make future decisions that make sense) let it be at least developed from the start in a transparent manner.  The history of the current TPP in this respect makes it impossible to use as a starting point for an acceptable agreement, Ambassador Froman's blatant lies about transparency notwithstanding.
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Wow, upgrading flash and adobe reader, and it appears to be just installing the former nagware instead of making me decline it (Google Drive and McAfee Security Scan Plus).

Not cool, Adobe.

(Ah, there was a checkbox to untick that I missed, it seems.  Not going to apologize anyway, because it shouldn't be such a pain.)
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It has changed, or at least we shared the same hallucination.
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Google self-patients?
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