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These are the most recent high-resolution views of Pluto sent by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, including one showing the four mysterious dark spots on Pluto.
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really?  More information about how banks operate would be nice. 
 
Hacking Team hacked.
After a colossal hack, details of Hacking Team's business deals with big banks have emerged.
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Today, 10 years ago, the European parliament rejected the Software Patent directive. http://06072005.eu/software-patents-directive

On July 6th, 2005, the proposal was finally rejected by an overwhelming majority of 648 votes vs 14 and Michel Rocard commented :

"There is a collective and unanimous anger on the part of the entire Parliament at the unacceptable way it has been treated by the Commission and the Council. A total and cynical contempt for the choices made by Parliament at first reading. A total absence of any consultation by the Commission in drafting the text for the second reading. Repeated attempts even to stop discussions between Governments within the Council itself. As a matter of principle, this is scandalous enough. The crisis in Europe today has a lot to do with the deficit of democracy, an area where the Council has an overwhelming responsibility, as it has proved amply on this issue. Let us hope that this rejection is a lesson to it ! "
Whereas the development of the digital industry raised the issue of software legal protection, it did not take much time for most of national lawmakers to agree on the fact that due to software original nature, ie. a set of instructions presented just as a musical partition, copyright was the ...
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XKeyScore: How Microsoft partners use GNU/Linux  When Dell and the NSA they want systems that are cheap, functional, and easy to scale,  they  reach for a fairly conservative LAMP stack.  Facebook was much the same, as was Yahoo.  Hotmail before them was supposedly BSD and still is.  Microsoft has their software freedom with Windows, because they are the owner, but it's just not competitive.

Why would people who make such extensive use of GNU/Linux themselves try to sell you Windows?  For the same reason they use GNU/Linux, to spy on you.  

See also,
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/07/01/nsas-google-worlds-private-communications/
and more at, 
https://joindiaspora.com/posts/6303070
The Intercept has published additional documents revealing the shocking scope of the NSA's XKeyscore surveillance program. By Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
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Blackduck is Microsoft If you read something that cites Blackduck as an "open source" expert, it's FUD.  Quit reading it and find another tech news source.  The FSF, GNU, and representatives of various GNU/Linux distributions are real sources of information.  
Black Duck uses gullible (or easy to manipulate) journalists to spread its marketing talking points, which grossly overstate risks of using Free software
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Economists...  Economist sees failure, I see success that should be duplicated.  The most important clue is that the mortality trend rate is not flat, it's a scatter.  The convergence rate of 50 deaths per 100,000 is probably the best that can be done, given current treatments, and everyone deserves that kind of care.

It may be argued that screening is primarily used by people who can already afford to see the doctor but is not available to people who can't.  That would explain why the 10 year mortality is scatter shot at lower screening rate counties and converges at about 50 in high screening rate, apparently affluent, counties  

Absent some breakthrough in treatment, it will be difficult to improve survival rates when five year survival rates have been headed north of 90% over the last 20 years.  

http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/breast.html

We can turn that successful trend around if we don't make medicine available to everyone.  Where an economist sees "over diagnosis", people in cancer centers I've worked for see a disturbing rise in later stage diagnosis because people can't make it to the doctor.  Further cut backs in care will make things worse.  Getting care to people who are not getting it may take care of those counties with four to six times the death rate of the best care counties.  
 
I need a macro for this topic. Seriously. Here's the chart from JAMA Internal Medicine: Each circle in that chart is a county in the United States, with
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You don't even need a soul to see that the scatter does not trend to a flat line.  
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Never buy something you can't unlock or trust a company that puts lock on in the first place.  The locks are there to screw you and you won't be able to keep the music.  

Apple, in particular, was caught erasing people's music from other services.  What a convenience! 
 
Spotify, Apple Music, Netflix et al have teached me one thing: I buy more media. Vinyl, DVDs, CDs. Thank you all for that :-)
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So, yeah, that's not "the UK passed a new law making copying illegal", now is it?
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Complete with pun filled thread. 
 
Give it to me straight!

Don't go off on a tangent!
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Wasn't this mistake a punchline in Hot Fuzz?
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Thanks, Jan.
 
10 years ago (well, 11 to be precise. This rally was 2004). Yes, that's me. Our rally against software patents during +LinuxTag And more pictures. Always remember 2005-07-06!
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In his most revealing interview, the socialist presidential candidate sets out his vision for America.
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Increasing taxes would be good, as long as it's aimed at people who can really afford it.
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I'm a Medical Physicists from New Orleans, Louisiana now living in Mobile, Alabama.  A relatively current resume, links to my pictures and notes can be found here.
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*A Good Place for Routine and Performance Service* I bought parts and used computers for gnu/linux boxes here five years ago. It's a great place for computer repair, parts. The owner is friendly, low key, and knows what he's doing. Most customers seemed satisfied. The shop also looked like a good place to build a gaming/media rig. It was filled with exotic motherboards, graphics cards, sound systems, etc. The owner is a gamer himself. The owner is a treasure. I would give the place five stars if it were not for tobacco use which may put people off when they walk in. Don't let it. The owner managed to keep the systems clean by walking outside to smoke.
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