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Nice summary of five of the most common and messed-up conspiracy theories.
 
I've been seeing a lot of conspiracy theory nutjobs on Ploos lately, so I thought y'all might enjoy this amusing debunking of their idiocy.
// Yes, wide-ranging conspiracy theories aren't limited to pulp novels reenacted by a terrible Tom Hanks haircut. YouTube and Digg comments and count...
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Achievement unlocked: Getting a serious comment on a political post by an outspoken libertarian +1'd by both the post's author and a Democrat.
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He, respect ;-)

But that's what happens when you reason with reasonable people... Try the unreasonable ones and you won't be so lucky - they don't care WHAT is said or meant, rather WHO says it. Eg get a hard-core, stubborn republican to admit ANYTHING Obama did was good, even the things Obama did that were promoted/proposed/advocated for by Republicans... Forget it.
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The seabed should be left untouched, which is why I signed the call on the International Seabed Authority to issue a moratorium on seabed mining and work more transparently and more closely with scientists.
Huge corporations want to churn up the ocean floor in search of minerals. The obscure UN body that sets the rules is meeting this week, and we can make the 24 key decision-makers rethink. Join in now.
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Planetenforscher erklären dem kleinen Merlin, wieso Pluto kein Planet mehr ist und warum sie denken, dass ihn das trotzdem nicht traurig macht.
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"Ich mag Planeten und möchte etwas darüber wissen. Warum ist Pluto kein Planet mehr?" fragt der 6-jährige Merlin und befürchtet: "Ich denke Pluto ist traurig, dass er kein Planet mehr sein darf!" Die DLR-Planetenforscher antworten dem besorgten Nachwuchs ausführlich per Brief und in diesem Blogbeitrag.
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If anyone would like to try out +ArangoDB on their Arch Linux system or on an Arch-based distribution such as Manjaro Linux (which is what I use) I've written a detailed how-to to get it working there.
After J Patrick Davenport told me all about the advantages of ArangoDB during my Interview with him, it's now time to get my hands dirty with the software. Yes, I know, a rolling-release distributi...
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We need to save the link from censorship!
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+OpenMedia International I've done that already, of course
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"Diese Karte enthält Inhalte, die zu Hass aufrufen oder gewalttätig sind." trifft definitiv zumindest auf die Beschreibung zu, also seid vorbildliche Nutzer und meldet!
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If that is true (I have no proper source for it, but it sounds plausible), it's really awful, and easily preventable.

Okay, so according to http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/gumbirds.asp it basically isn't true. That still leaves "You wouldn't want to step into sticky discarded gum, would you?" as a very good reason not to just throw your gum on the floor, but it looks like you won't be killing any birds with it.

Stupid urban myths perpetuated on the internet...
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Thanks, +Peter Grasch! So it's mostly a hoax.
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Ich hab's mir kaum anschauen können. So eine Fremdscham (gekoppelt mit ebenso starktem Mitleid für das Mädchen) kann nicht mal die peinlichste Hollywood-Kömodie bei mir auslösen...
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«Die beisst nicht, die möchte nur streicheln - noch ein letztes Mal, bevor du wieder ins Kriegsgebiet musst»
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+Zillertalerwelthass kaum != nicht
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Nice example of how Twitter cripples any language
We've finally mostly overcome the crippling restrictions SMS put on our written conversations, why do we voluntarily submit to it again on Twitter?
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+DeeAnn Little It can sometimes be an art form in itself, indeed.
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I really interesting "social experiment": What happens if an apparently homeless guy wants to give passers-by money instead of asking some from them?
I'd expect people to be confused. I'd even expect them to feel that they're being made fun of. What I had not expected was the open hostility that this gesture of kindness evokes in at least those people whose reactions were collected in that video.
It's a disturbing view into the abyss of presumption, of hubris.
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Very interesting.
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