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From the annals of Now, I have seen everything: a beginning assembler programmer having trouble with Windows not eating an ELF binary, not coming with ld, and not accepting syscalls via int 0x80.

Once upon a time, it was virtually guaranteed that an assembler newbie would come from a PC ecosystem and have trouble with Linux doing things differently.

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This fox has successfully conquered this rock. Look at the resulting happiness!

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(Via +Sakari Maaranen.)
"Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even millions of years, according to scientists.
It appears otters learned how to use tools long before other marine mammals.
Sea otters are often seen floating on their backs, using rocks to break open shellfish for food.
A genetic study of more than 100 wild sea otters living off the Californian coast suggests their ancestors living millions of years ago showed this behaviour.
Dolphins in Australia have been seen to use sponges to protect their noses when scouting for fish on the sea floor".

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Last night, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a decision to ban carry-on laptops and tablets on direct flights from eight Muslim-majority countries: Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Passengers traveling to the US from 10 airports in these countries will be barred from bringing laptops, tablets, or any devices “larger than a cellphone” as carry-on items; they will instead have to take them in checked luggage. It was reported on Tuesday that the UK is implementing a similar electronics ban on flights from some Middle Eastern countries.

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Writing in The Washington Post, Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, professors at George Washington University, suggest that the ban may have more to do with economic protectionism than national security.

“Three of the airlines that have been targeted for these measures — Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways — have long been accused by their US competitors of receiving massive effective subsidies from their governments,” they write. “These airlines have been quietly worried for months that President Trump was going to retaliate. This may be the retaliation.” Banning in-flight electronics, they add, could push valuable business class customers to US airlines.

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Meanwhile, in Moscow ...

A lawyer representing the family of the deceased Russian whistle-blower Sergei Magnitsky has been hospitalized in Moscow with serious injuries after falling several stories.

The incident on March 21 happened one day before he was to appear in court in connection with the Magnitsky case.

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Two Kremlin-loyal news outlets reported on March 21 that Gorokhov fell while trying to move a Jacuzzi up to his apartment together with two movers.

Those reports included photos and a video a shattered tub outside a building. The news outlets claimed it was the Jacuzzi that was being moved.

The propaganda value is obviously convenient to Kremlin, with many Russians associating jacuzzis with "corrupt elite".

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Rachel Maddow explains why it served Russia's spooky interests to make Macedonian and Albanian bots behave as though they were crazy and authoritarian Bernie Sanders supporters last year, promoting conflation of people with bots and expanding a friendly difference of opinion into a massive political chasm.
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