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Laura Anneli
"Really good novels don't have everything on the page. Really good novels are like spiderwebs: the filaments, words, are important but the space they create, the unspoken, is what makes it beautiful." -- Query Shark
"Really good novels don't have everything on the page. Really good novels are like spiderwebs: the filaments, words, are important but the space they create, the unspoken, is what makes it beautiful." -- Query Shark

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This is awesome.
Remember kids. write it down to make it legit!!!

#ScienceSunday  +ScienceSunday 

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This makes me sad. The basic idea of copyright -- protecting ones works from obvious plagiarism/ theft -- is a good idea. What copyright has turned into is just pathetic and disgusting, and how it's enforced is (if possible) even more pathetic and disgusting.

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Lol. Buy Samsung, just as good as Apple but half the price!
I can't make this stuff up

I'm sitting in a Starbucks doing random whatever over an iced americano. While I waiting for my drink, I watched a guy with his friend, pick up a newspaper; and start to remark on the Samsung Apple verdict.

Guy: "Wait, so what they're saying is, Samsung is the same as Apple?"
Friend: "I know, right? Makes me think twice about how much I paid for my Mac Book"
Guy: "Seriously"

Not 10 minutes later, a husband and wife, same newspaper:

Husband: "... Samsung's iPad is the same as Apple's iPad, and I paid how much for the Apple one? Honey, I told you they were a ripoff", after looking up the Samsung tablet on his iPhone.
Wife: "Oh wow," looking at the screen, "... that's a lot cheaper. Think we can return it?"

I put my Samsung QX410 on my table, and started to plug in, when he leans over to me, "Sorry, you don't mind if I ask, how much did you pay for your Samsung laptop?"

"Oh, no worries, it was $700." I replied. 

I watched shock overcome his face, like actual shock. He looked at me, blankly, for an awkward amount of time, "Mind if I have a look?" he asked. 

So, I obliged, and showed him a few things. He commented on Windows 7, so I opened up my virtual machine of OS/X... By the time the conversation was over, he was ready to kick Cupertino in the nuts, I think.

... Now, the punchline: 

I'm writing this post after the FOURTH group of Starbucks patrons have made the connection that Samsung is now the same as Apple. They don't know the details, they don't really care, what they know is Apple is saying that Samsung is the same as Apple ... and with one simple Google Search, you get prices that are basically half for what seems to be the same products -- for nearly everything. 

Two of these groups (including the husband/wife) asked me about my Samsung laptop, the second group noticed my Galaxy phone (also by Samsung)... Best billion dollar ad-campaign Samsung ever had.

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Net neutrality ftw! It always baffles me when corporations manage to use their money and lobby to have government successfully implement consumer un-friendly measures. I sit there wondering at what point politicians -- who surely started out wanting to help the people -- became so corrupted and blinded by the political/ government system that they're now actively working against the very people they're supposed to represent.

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What blows my mind is how many doctors will recommend a chiropractor.

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Brilliant and on the mark. Excerpt:

"We have a society in flux. We have inherited both workplace cultures and beliefs from a time in our past when successful men had wives to take care of their homes and children. Workplaces got two employees for the price of one, the husband and his domestic wife. Unions fought for "family wages" so working-class men could benefit from women's household work as well. That's not the world we live in today"

John spent $18 on parts -- soldering iron, solder, and two DC jacks -- and repaired 2 laptops. I'd say that's a good use of our funds.

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I like the Simpsons reference at the end.

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Fucking anti-vaccers. Look what they have done by reducing herd immunity. I swear, anti-vaccers are child abusers -- except they're not just putting their own children at risk, they're putting any child they come in contact with at risk.
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