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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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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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Yikes.
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LGBT groups are upset about TLC's "My Husband's not gay" show, following the lives of Mormon men who are attracted to other men but don't self-identify as gay.
I think they are missing the point, which is that this is a genius idea for a show, because the denial is an in-built source of conflict.  Other ideas: "my husband's not a dictator", or maybe a pseudo-reality-TV version of the Bates-motel idea: "my mother's not dead".
http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/06/media/tlc-my-husbands-not-gay-outrage/index.html
The President of GLAAD has called TLC's un-aired one hour special "downright irresponsible."
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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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"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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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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The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.
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HuffPo is bravely reprinting the Hebdo cartoons (OK, "reprinting" might not be accurate for a web-based publication).

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/07/charlie-hebdo-cartoons-paris-french-newspaper-shooting_n_6429552.html
Gunfire broke out Wednesday in an attack at the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, leaving 12 dead, including four prominent cartoonists. Known for its caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, as well as critical depictions of Catholics...
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Ford is having to recall cars because they put the engine start/stop button in a confusing place.  Ha.  I feel the same way whenever I drive an American-designed car: WTF? Why did they put it there?  Did anyone think about the design of this car?  That is why I am happy to buy Japanese when it comes to cars.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/06/autos/ford-push-button-ignition-recall/index.html
Ford recalling Lincoln MKC to move ignition button due to problem with drivers mistakenly pushing the ignition button reaching for other controls.
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