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The Dutch Christian Democrats ( #CDA ) want to make the intention to participate in armed combat and the intention to join a terrorist organisation illegal.
#nineteeneightyfour #thoughtcrimes
http://www.nu.nl/politiek/3807370/cda-wil-voornemen-jihadreis-strafbaar-maken.html
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Het CDA wil dat het voornemen om zich aan te sluiten bij een terroristische organisatie of het deelnemen aan de gewapende strijd strafbaar wordt. ;
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I'm sure you all often heard about how this-or-that band sells out their next gig within minutes.

Stephen Hawking's lecture sold out in 30 sec.

A general audience scrambles for the chance to have access to a scientist's talk... that's stimulating news any day of the week.

(non-Dutchies: the article has a video of Hawking's TED talk embedded, which is worth watching if you haven't seen it)
http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2014/05/23/stephen-hawking-spreekt-voor-studenten-in-utrecht-wie-is-dit-fenomeen/
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‘De grootste levende natuurkundige’ Stephen Hawking geeft vanmiddag in Utrecht een lezing op initiatief van studievereniging A-Eskwadraat. Een bijzonder bezoek waarvan de kaartjes binnen een halve minuut weg waren. Mocht je er geen hebben: lees hier wie dit fenomeen precies…
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Hey +Sven B : You sometimes post youtube videos. I am interested, and sometimes anxious to reply - but since these replies will also show up on Youtube, I decided not to do so.
In other words: your links and posts are often appreciated and thought-provoking, but the whole (gorram) concept of Google was Circles: restrict the reach of your sharing. And then they went and integrated Youtube comments.... :s. So that's a no-go for me.

Figured I should mention this so you know you're being appreciated in silence.
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No problem at all, I'm very selective of which videos on youtube I link to and comment on here on g+ myself.

You can always contact me in hangouts, or even post your comment on the videos as a separate post on g+ if you feel the need to comment, Hugo :)
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If you know the old spice ad, this one will be good :)
Sesame Street: Grover Stars in "Smell Like A Monster."
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Slashdot, Penny Arcade, even my bank... it seems that the trend towards iPad-designed websites is unstoppable.

Webdesigners, take a few hints:
- I am visiting your site on a desktop
- I don't mind restyling the site, but why do you make it look as if I'm a moron?
-  How on earth do you manage to hide essential functionality in your new design??

Oh, and here's a neat trick that kind of has existed since Netscape Navigator 4 vs. Internet Explorer 5: you can actually detect if I'm on a handicapped device or not.
And if I'm not, there really is no need to provide me with the website all optimised for the handicapped device.
#betasucks #ifitaintbroken  
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Slashdot hasn't been worth visiting for a few years imo, but I agree with you 100%.
And what I /really/ don't understand is why sites like google+ manage to use my screen real estate efficiently when using the android app, but not in chrome on a desktop.
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Android App question: does anyone know of a music playing app that:
1. allows you to rearrange the queue while music is playing
2. can slow down music
- (optional bonus points if it also shows folders)

I now am using the stock Music app for option 1, and Google Play Music for option 2.... not quite ideal (especially since google lacks the bonus points).

  #musicappsforandroid  
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<sarcasm>"Correlation is not causation." Yeah right! Next you'll be saying that more films with Nicolas Cage do not cause more people to drown in swimming pools, or that the Total number of Political Action Committees (US) has no effect on the number of People who died by falling out of their wheelchair.
</sarcasm>
For anyone wondering: this site should make it clear.
http://www.tylervigen.com/

If not, check the explanation by Tyler himself: Spurious Correlations
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Hat tip to +Dan Wallach  for finding the following link: https://jsalmonte.squarespace.com/wanderingandpondering/2014/5/16/the-state-of-the-hop

Very interesting, and contains many good links - including to Ryan Francois' TEDx talk on Lindy hop.
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Turns out I'm officially a font nerd. Wikipedia updated their fonts (https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/03/27/typography-refresh/). I found out by going to Wikipedia and being shocked (shocked, I tell you) at the looks. Not only was it plainly obvious to me, my instant reaction was "They Changed It, Now It Sucks" (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheyChangedItNowItSucks)

What specifically sucks? Text takes up more space than previously. Line spacing seems larger, and text is less dense.
I'll probably get used to it, but for now: ewwww.

#wikifonts #sucksafterupdate  
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Hey Samsung folks, I just upgraded my Note 3 to KitKat. Somehow, the Samsung Keyboard app is crashed. Rebooting doesn't work, nor does removing the battery.

This is rather annoying, because I encrypted my device. Meaning you cannot log in - you need to type a password for that. So, my shiny new note 3 is only useful for being called.

So, did this update effectively brick the device?
Any suggestions more than welcome.
#note3   #upgradeproblems   #kitkatbrickedmyphone   #lockedoutofphone  
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Hmms... It seems that Wifi gets automatically turned on on my Samsung Note 3 - even though I had turned it off.
I'm sharing this for others who may be affected, as well as for any insights anyone cares to share.

The situation: I check my phone, turn off wifi. Later (90mins or more later), suddenly an alert pops up that I have new emails.
I don't have a mobile (3G/4G/2G/whatever) connection, so that definitely is not the cause (besides which, I keep mobile data switched off as well).

The time between when I make sure wifi is off and when I notice it being on is so long, that I never feel 100% confident I turned it off. I know I meant to, I know I don't normally have it on, I know I turned it on for a sec to play with settings back before lunch, but it's now late afternoon... I turned it off, right?

My current suspect is Google Play Services. This app has permissions to "change network connectivity" and to "connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi". The latter is clearly a suspect permission. The former? I honestly don't know - does it apply to WiFi? To cellphone connectivity? To mobile data connectivity? Does "change the state" mean turn on/off? Or does it mean something else?

Anyway, I've tried force stopping Google Play Services, but no dice. It auto-restarts. I might disable it next... or force stop Services and Google Play Store app.

Suggestions / tips / comments welcome!
#galaxynote3 #stopautowifi #googleplay  
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Note to self: another apps op app. this one is open source (with link to source).
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.slvn.appops
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An interesting article on copyright triggered two thoughts in my head:
1. current copyright laws provide a disincentive to create.
   After all, your one hit song / movie / whatever will keep bringing in revenue. No need to create more.
2. Jezus is a pirate.
    He took some freely shared bread & wine (yesyes, and some fish), and lo and behold, copied that into another basket.

#piratejezus #copyright #copywrongs  

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/02/03/editorial-why-games-should-enter-the-public-domain/
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