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So true, but still so hilarious.
Even if you don't care about gun control at all (or are moderately against it), it's still worth watching just for the laughs.
 
This is an oldie but a goodie. Gun nuts hate this video because it makes a lot of sense. And the fact that it's someone from another country making these very good points makes it even better.

#ihateguns  
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So much for "Climate change is a hoax".
 
Share and/or plusone if you're walking at home butt-naked because it's so hot today.
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Climate Change is as much hoax as was Lead poisoning.
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What I don't like about heat: It makes my computer's fans spin up and become quite noisy.
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My XPS13 stays surprisingly quiet, but doing anything remotely CPU intensive also heats my fingers, which is... uncool. ;)
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Yesterday I learned a new term: Circular economy. The basic ideas it encompasses are age-old (re-use, refurbishing and recycling), but finally it's getting traction withing the business as well as the political world.
The EU finally realizes that saving the environment and creating jobs are not in contrast, but can actually be combined!
Oh and they even made a quite good video explaining the concept. Worth watching!
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+David Edmundson Good question! I think a big part of it is just watering the cotton trees, but there's certainly also a lot of washing involved during the production of the fabric and the jeans itself.
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Die EU soll dem guten Beispiel Frankreichs folgen und Supernärkte gesetzlich verpflichten, noch genießbare aber nicht mehr verkaufbare Lebensmittel an wohltätige Organisationen zu spenden anstatt sie wegzuwerfen.
Daher habe ich die Petition unterschrieben, die genau das fordert.
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In Europa leben 80 Millionen Menschen unter der Armutsgrenze. Während viele Menschen darum kämpfen, ihre Familien tagtäglich zu ernähren und sich in einer schwierigen Situation befinden, wirft jeder Supermarkt innerhalb der Europäischen Union 40kg Essen weg - und das jeden Abend! Dank einer überwältigenden Petition auf Change.org von Arash Derambarsh, Kommunalrat in Courbevoie (Frankreich), wurde in Frankreich ein neues Gesetz eingeführt, das...
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+Alice Williamson explains the benefits of open science very clearly. If you want to convince someone to change their research documentation paradigm to open, show them this!
 
If we want to eradicate diseases in the developing world, increase innovation in the pharmaceutical industry and speed up the discovery of new medicines we need to share research, writes Alice Williamson.
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The ultimate toy to bring out your inner man-child.
 
This has got to be one of the coolest tanks I have ever seen. Everything moves with spotlights and spinning gatling cannons.. $5000.
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tl;dr: Leonardo da Vinci (called Leonardo at his time, not da Vinci) was a highly skilled and creative artisan, but neither a scientist, nor an anatomist, nor an inventor.
Plus, the "dark age" wasn't as dark as we are lead to believe.
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For those who haven't read my post advertizing my first article at +Linux Veda, here's the official announcement: I've joined the press as a freelance contributor :)
When I saw an ad on Linux Veda that they are looking for new contributors to their site, I thought "Hey, why shouldn't I write for them?". Linux Veda (formerly muktware) is a site that offers Free ...
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Oha, tatsächlich bedenklich. Ich versuche schon auf Aluminium-haltiges Deo zu verzichten, aber dass Alufolie ja auch Aluminium abgeben kann, habe ich zugegebenermaßen nicht wirklich bedacht.
Gut, dass wir sowieso nur selten Alufolie benutzen.
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Nicht wirklich neues Wissen, jetzt aber mal mit klaren Zahlen.

Zitat: »Alufolie aus dem Supermarkt und vom Discounter kann Aluminium in bedenklicher Menge an darin eingewickelte und zubereitete Lebensmittel abgeben. Das hat eine Laboruntersuchung im Auftrag von Markt ergeben. Wer solche Lebensmittel verzehrt, nimmt unter Umständen eine Aluminium-Menge auf, die zum Teil weit über der Dosis liegt, die von der Europäischen Behörde für Lebensmittelsicherheit (EFSA) als tolerabel eingestuft wird. Untersucht wurde Alufolie des Markenherstellers Toppits sowie die Eigenmarken von Aldi und Edeka.«

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Aluminium aus Folien kann in bedenklicher Menge in Lebensmittel übergehen und beim Essen in den Körper gelangen. Das zeigt eine Laboruntersuchung von Markt.
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ich fürchte das ganze Leben ist gefährlich, sogar tödlich ;-)
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I've joined the press as a side-job :)
Here's my first article, a how-to for getting 1080p Youtube videos to play on Firefox on Linux.
If you've wondered why you only ever get 720p on HTML5, you'll find help here.
And if you haven't even bothered to switch to HTML5 on Firefox, you'll find some arguments for why you should ;)
 
Flash has been declared a thing of the past numerous times by now, and especially since Adobe doesn’t provide any feature updates (to be precise, no updates at all other than security fixes) for the NPAPI-based Flash-plugin which Firefox uses anymore, people using Firefox on Linux have yet another incentive to get rid of Flash.
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"Thomas is ... close to finishing his PhD in the area of usable security."
I hope so, in light of all your side jobs :-)
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If only that was real and the rest of this country thought the same. Sadly the comments on Casey's post show that this isn't the case...
 
+The Onion nails it...
WASHINGTON—Ten minutes into oral arguments over whether or not homosexuals should be allowed to marry one another, a visibly confounded Supreme Court stopped legal proceedings Tuesday and ruled that gay marriage was “perfectly fine” and ...
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Conservatives 'American's actually are the most 'anti-freedom' folks. They are more of dictators who want to dictate what everyone else must do. 
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I'm intolerantly tolerant: The only thing I don't tolerate is intolerance.
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My colleagues call me "the pope of statistics"
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    Psychology, 2003 - 2008
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