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LYNNFIELD, MA—In an effort to provide sanctuary for Lynnfield College students exposed to perspectives different from their own, a new campus safe space was dedicated Wednesday in honor of Alexis Stigmore, a 2009 graduate who felt kind of weird in class one time.
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Redmond, WA calls itself the "Bicycle capital of the Northwest".  I think it would be more accurate to call it the "People-who-take-cycling-way-too-seriously" capital of the Northwest, as one almost never sees a normally dressed, casual cyclist.
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Theodore Bikel, a prolific performer who created the role of Captain Georg Von Trapp in the original production of "The Sound of Music" has died. He was 91.
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Thanks, +Daniel Povey.  It's been a tough time, but good to be with my wife, my mom, my brother and my brother's wife and kids, and to spend time remembering my dad.
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I love how Canadians solve problems.
Police announced that the two men who built the mystery tunnel in Toronto did so for "personal reasons", and it seems no charges were filed.  Police said "There is no criminal offense for digging a hole".
In the US, the police would have felt obliged to file some trumped-up charges to appease the news cycle.
http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/02/americas/canada-mystery-tunnel/index.html
Tunnel that Canadian authorities discovered weeks ago is still a mystery, though police say the case is closed and there was "nothing criminal" going on.
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Apparently some people are outraged by Dakota Johnson's SNL ISIS skit.  I thought it was funny.  You know who else doesn't have a sense of humor?  ISIS!
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/father-daughter-ad/2850279?onid=148621#vc148621=1
After her graduation from high school, a father (Taran Killam) must let his daughter (Dakota Johnson) go … join ISIS.
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BBC says: "Tim Maughan stepped on board a container ship to investigate the humungous, algorithmically-controlled network that supplies most of what you own"..  I guess that means "humungous" is officially a real word????
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150209-the-network-that-runs-the-world
One of the world’s most dazzling engineering feats is largely hidden from view. Travelling with a group called Unknown Fields, Tim Maughan stepped on board a container ship to investigate the humungous, algorithmically-controlled network that supplies most of what you own.
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French intelligence services guy saying they need stronger digital surveillance because the manpower needed to track all the jihadist suspects is otherwise too large.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34032781
I agree.  Perfect freedom and privacy would only be feasible in societies that are free from ideologies like militant Islam-- and as destructive technologies become more available, the need for surveillance will only increase.
It is time for a new counter-terrorism strategy after the foiled attack on the Amsterdam-Paris Thalys train on Friday, writes security analyst Claude Moniquet.
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Imagined job negotiation:
 I'd like a signing bonus of $100k in stock options
  -No problem.
 And an office with a window
  -Done.
I'd like the refrigerator in my office to be stocked with freshly squeezed guava juice
  - All our offices are like that.
I want a real live pony delivered to my house
  - Sure!
And I want the person who hand-delivers that pony to be white.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6del%27s_incompleteness_theorems
I thought of trivial proof of something related to Godel's second incompleteness theorem.  According to Wikipedia "The second incompleteness theorem, an extension of the first, shows that such a system [i.e. a system of axioms whose theorems can be listed by an effective procedure] cannot demonstrate its own consistency."  (Yes, I'm afraid that is my main source of knowledge about Godel's theorems).  My thought is very simple.  Suppose your system of axioms is inconsistent.  Then you can construct a contradiction and use it to prove (by contradiction) any statement you choose, including the statement that "this system of axioms is consistent".  So even if you could demonstrate consistency from within the system, you could never trust the proof.
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http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/415412/where-putin-and-something-big-happening-russia-jim-geraghty

Putin has not been seen for a week, and military attaches are being recalled from embassies.  It seems to me aside from Putin being ill, it's possible that either there has been a coup against him or he is planning some kind of offensive.
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Interesting point.
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"The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation is offering a reward of 3 million rubles ($49,000) for information leading to the arrest of the killer [of Nemtsov]. It said the tipster will be guaranteed anonymity."   I wonder if they can also guarantee that the tipster won't also be eliminated?

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/02/europe/russia-opposition-leader-killed/index.html
Anna Duritskaya, Ukrainian girlfriend of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, faces constant pressure from Moscow authorities, her mother says.
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Quite a manipulative video :(
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I'm wondering whether I should become a US citizen.
  - Downside: jury duty.
  - Upside: when people ask me where I am from, I can reply sniffily that I am american.
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Not sure this then required phrase is helpful in all countries...
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