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There has been a recent wave of racist posts about Baltimore, including one linking to an ugly article and saying, in the post, that it is "open season on [highly offensive term for African-Americans]". Maybe Google has a team to manually review these threats and call the police, but, in the mean time, Google+ algorithms have been putting these posts on my feed repeatedly because they are "Hot on Google+" I thought I might have to leave this social network.
Turns out that you can disable "What's Hot" on your timeline entirely. I've attached a cropped screen capture. Full instructions are at https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1686118
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Lava doesn't always act like you think it will.
Everyone is entitled to a bad education : Pharyngula
At least, that seems to be the principle in play in Louisiana. It's not quite right, though. Answers in Genesis teaches that dinosaurs were
Johann Hari on the importance of free speech : Pharyngula
This is wonderfully inspiring....
An interview with Sir Terry Pratchett – Boing Boing
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We don't live in Camelot; that is abundantly clear. The sky is falling upon us as the fruits of forty years of financial idiocy ripen and
On Greyhound, Guards and Gestapo: Abusing Power Isn’t Just For Cops Anymore
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