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Spring... Finally!

The dogwoods are starting to bloom, and the days are alternating between 85+ degrees and snowing (although it hasn't snowed in a week at least). That's Virginia this year.

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And Then

Fantastic stuff by +James Tillman!

+Tim Clark, I thought you might especially like it.
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According to the Social Progress Index 2014, which is based on 54 indicators of social and environmental factors under the chapters „Basic Human Needs“, „Foundations of Wellbeing“ and „Opportunity“, Europe is doing an outstanding job of transforming economic success into social progress. Only two union members (Romania and Bulgaria) are quoted in the third and worst-but-one tier of results, in which most countries are rated. 

While there are many competing metrics in the “Better than GDP”-department, the setup here seems intuitively tangible: While “basic human needs” improve rapidly which GDP per capita income growth, high income levels show little correlation with social progress as the relationship between “opportunity” and wealth is more variable. 

I wonder how size (i.e. population numbers) plays a role here. The countries in the top ten are either smallish (sorry Iceland) or lightly populated (Australia).  While no subject of research, having a tolerably operative democracy certainly seems to help.   
 
Via +Gerhard Fehr 

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Fun vibe and great drinks. :)
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This is a good write-up, but most interesting to me is the discussion at the top of the comments section, re: SELinux.

The comments devolve after that..
 
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Alarm clock to wake at 3am:$20

A ton of rabbit feces: Free if you play your cards right.

Plastic eggs: $40

The look of horror when kids ask their parents what is wrong with the chocolate covered raisins: Priceless
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This is so... I just don't know. It shouldn't be funny. But I was shaking uncontrollably with laughter at some of them. It's all just so perl-y!

Does that make me a bad person, or just that much of a geek?
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Warrant Canary

A warrant canary is an indirect way to indicate to users that your system has not been subject to a search warrant, national security letter, or other tool.
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