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Christo Meid
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A geek that's striving to remember who he really is
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CCleaner had malware backdoor

As a security notification on CCleaner's support forum explains, CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 were compromised.
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Party Discipline by Doctorow

Free on Tor.com.

A group of highschool kids decide to throw an illegal party in a metal shop that's going belly-up and use the last resources to print improved shopping carts for the homeless. Only Doctorow could pull this flavor of dystopian rebellion off.

The party is illegal 7 ways from Sunday, but the kids have no future after high school, so why not? And here comes the Party Discipline which is not communist and not about politics, but about pulling there party of without getting caught!

Introducing the Walkways:

"I stood up on my toes and whispered in his ear, one word: “Walkaways?”

He nodded and I felt the blood rush to my cheeks. I’d seen documentaries about them, and sometimes you heard about them in the news. Terrorists, thieves, pirates. People who’d walked away from it all, living in the forgotten and empty places, recycling toxic waste and their own tailings into weird funhouse versions of civilization, like horror-movie sets. If Wobblies were exciting radicals, walkaways were orcs and ghouls."

https://pocket.co/xQd6Wm

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Game theory, trust, and Christmas in the trenches

This is an excellent interactive game theory on trust. I'm not sure if it inspires hope or despair, but it definitely provides you with tools to improve trust.

"Game theory has shown us the three things we need for the evolution of trust:

1. REPEAT INTERACTIONS Trust keeps a relationship going, but you need the knowledge of possible future repeat interactions before trust can evolve.

2. POSSIBLE WIN-WINS You must be playing a non-zero-sum game, a game where it's at least possible that both players can be better off -- a win-win.

3. LOW MISCOMMUNICATION If the level of miscommunication is too high, trust breaks down. But when there's a little bit of miscommunication, it pays to be more forgiving. Of course, real-world trust is affected by much more than this. There's reputation, shared values, contracts, cultural markers, blah blah blah. And let's not forget... ...the biggest lesson."
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Defenders: Yellow for Cage, Blue for Jessica Jones, Red for Daredevil, green for Iron Fist

Each hero's scene is colored with their own color. A simple but nice touch to create a distinct mood and transition from one hero to another.

I'm not far in, bit it's got my attention.

Oh, I mean the series, not the trailer.

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About those 3% of scientific papers that dispute climate change...

The studies are flawed...
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Mirror Touch Synesthesia: Feeling what others feel

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2018 ACA enrollment period: pass it on those who need to know about it
The window to enroll shrank quite a bit, mark your calendars.
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First Cousin once removed...

We needed to figure out the relationship of someone in our family and... This diagram helped, but it sure does get confusing.
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A new take on Fate compels and their refusals


This makes compels and their refusals much more interesting... Say you really don't want to take the compel for some reason. Now when you refuse, you can use it to buy an aspect that you can use, instead of just throwing a Fate point away... The idea being that resisting a compel should also be interesting.

+Lowell Francis​, +Dylan Ross​, +steven watkins​ : neat, huh?





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Was Pearl Harbor the real emancipation?

The post linked below talks about some of the interesting points of the Pulitzer-winning book, "Slavery by Another Name".

"In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed a U. S. attorney in Alabama who naively decided to enforce federal laws against “peonage” — slavery for debt. A federal judge took his indictments seriously, and a handful of whites were put on trial. But as it became clear that these were not isolated cases, and that truly enforcing the law would disrupt the entire economy of the South, the Justice Department lost its nerve. The attorney was re-assigned, the attorney general got another job, and the main defendant was pardoned without ever spending time in prison."

"Pearl Harbor. When the U.S. entered World War II, the Franklin Roosevelt administration realized that the continued existence of involuntary servitude in the South undermined the propaganda war against the Axis. Less than a week after Pearl Harbor, Attorney General Francis Biddle issued a directive to all federal prosecutors instructing them to prosecute cases of “involuntary servitude and slavery”. Finally, the law would be enforced."
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