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Paul Spoerry
Paul Spoerry is a father, coder, life-experimenter.A reincarnated disco king searching for his long lost leisure suit. SEO nerd, Wordpress fan, gadget geek, SQL stud, and coder. I also meditate and do Parkour.
Paul Spoerry is a father, coder, life-experimenter.A reincarnated disco king searching for his long lost leisure suit. SEO nerd, Wordpress fan, gadget geek, SQL stud, and coder. I also meditate and do Parkour.

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Demolition crew accidentally takes down the wrong building
About 50 seconds in you can see that the part of the building they are trying to take down... isn't the one that goes down. 

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'The Dark Crystal' is getting a Netflix series!!!!!
Netflix and The Jim Henson Company are creating a 10-episode prequel series -
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

"Set years before the events of the original movie, Age of Resistance follows three Gelfling — a gentle race played entirely by animatronic puppets in the original — who discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power and set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world."

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Neil deGrasse Tyson responds to Chelsea Handler asking if he believes in god
He takes a nearly two minutes to respond. It's not that his response is a bad one. I’m torn between being infuriated that he won’t just be honest and understanding that he has a strategic reason for it. As usual, he goes out of his way to avoid saying “No.”

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Ajit Pai accidentally supports the net neutrality he wants to destroy
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is a big fan of former President Bill Clinton's approach to regulating Internet service. Pai has repeatedly said that the FCC should return to Clinton-era regulatory policy.

But returning to 1990s-era Internet regulation would require more of the Title II utility-style regulation that Pai abhors, not less. If we had 1990s and early 2000s regulatory policy, Internet providers would be forced to open their networks to companies that want to resell Internet access, potentially unleashing a wave of competition in a market where today's consumers often have no choice of high-speed broadband providers.

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Gallup: Fewer people than ever before believe the Bible is literally true
"Fewer than one in four Americans (24%) now believe the Bible is "the actual word of God, and is to be taken literally, word for word," similar to the 26% who view it as "a book of fables, legends, history and moral precepts recorded by man." This is the first time in Gallup's four-decade trend that biblical literalism has not surpassed biblical skepticism. Meanwhile, about half of Americans -- a proportion largely unchanged over the years -- fall in the middle, saying the Bible is the inspired word of God but that not all of it should be taken literally."

I get the first two... the third group always perplexes me a bit. If it's so inspired how come it's not crystal clear which portions are literal and which portions are not?

It’s also good to see that only 12% of people under the age of 30 say the Bible is literally God’s Word. Of course this all has to be taken with a grain of salt The same survey found that 7% of people with “No religion” said the Bible should be taken literally.


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'The Daily Show' Best-Of tweet thread makes the GOP's hypocrisy perfectly clear
How many times will we find Republicans criticizing the exact thing Trump is doing?

To be fair... I'm sure the same could be found of Dems... but since that's not the person in the oval... enjoy.

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Massive database containing over 560 million passwords discovered
Security researchers have discovered a massive database of login credentials — over 560 million emails and passwords — put together by an unknown person. All of the information is insecure.

The database was discovered by the Kromtech Security Research Center, who ran the information with Troy Hunt. 

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GOP FCC chairman who voted to sell your browsing history won’t release his
Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai — a former Verizon lawyer — was a major force in the decision to stop rules protecting the privacy of Americans’ information online from going into effect, saying, “The more heavily you regulate something, the less of it you’re likely to get.”

So ZDNet filed a Freedom of Information request for Pai's history. The response was, of course, "no." Maybe they should have asked his ISP instead?

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NSA-derived ransomware worm shutting down computers worldwide
"Wcry uses weapons-grade exploit published by the NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers."
Regular users as well as banks, hospitals, telecommunications services, and other mission-critical organizations in multiple countries have been hit.

People who have yet to install the Microsoft fix — MS17-010 (link below) — should do so right away. People should also be extremely suspicious of all e-mails they receive, particularly those that ask the recipient to open attached documents or click on Web links.

* Microsoft fix — MS17-01:
* Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 4013389:

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White House refuses to deny Trump has recording devices
See... all you people making Nixon comparisons are... oh wait. uh...

Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason asked first about the president recording the Comey conversation, but followed up with the logical query, "Are there recording devices in the Oval Office or in the residence?"

Spicer responded: "The president has nothing further to add on that." 
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