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Feedly mishandles those that link to YouTube. It fails to include the "comments" link to the HN discussion.

I believe that this is a Feedly bug, and not some problem with HN's RSS, because Digg Reader shows the link to the HN discussion, as did Google Reader.

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Cool bookmarklet:

Use it when you see things that look like the following paragraph, and it will render them for you.

$\left( \sum_{k=1}^n a_k b_k \right)^2 \leq \left( \sum_{k=1}^n a_k^2 \right) \left( \sum_{k=1}^n b_k^2 \right)$

By default, it seems to mess up on Google+, but if you right click and play with the settings, you can change the renderer to one that works better.

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The Ron Paul people on Reddit have an organized effort underway to spam Paul to the top of this Time Magazine poll concerning who should be Man of the Year for 2011:

Let's show them how to really spam a poll. Go there and vote for Dennis Ritchie.

Libertarian: someone who believes that the ideal form of government for Gilligan's Island would successfully scale to 300 million people.

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Some interesting OS X Lion feature I hadn't noticed:

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Great blog:

They cover legal issues of superheroes and supervillians.

Keychain Access is no longer scriptable via AppleScript in OS X Lion, it appears. Probably not going to affect most of you, but in case I'm not the only one who was doing that, thought I'd give a heads up.

Looks like a can do what I want with the "security" command-line program instead.

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Listening to an interesting album called "Canon in D in Various Modes" by someone called ":Pachelbel" (yes, the colon seems to be part of the name).

It consists of Johann Pachelbel's famous "Canon in D" played (as you might guess from the title) in various modes: aeolian, locrian, ionian, dorian, phrygian, lydian, and mixolydian (plus some other amusements, like playing it backwards).

Some of them are quite interesting, but also a bit disturbing in what I think might be the musical equivalent of the uncanny valley (

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For the noobs. Feel free to share at will.

Created by +Simon Laustsen. Props.

Hah...someone in guild chat said they had just finished watching "Glee" for several straight hours.

I responded that by definition if you watch "Glee" for several hours, you aren't doing it straight.
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