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Good discussion.
Need to formulate my thoughts better, but the loss of anonymity seems to approximate a reversion to smaller communities, when everyone knew everyone else, before we all went off to the Big City to seek our fortunes. The problems would appear to be more in power disparities than in the knowledge itself.
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Having some odd issues with the user interface on my iPhone 6. If this were a desktop, I'd suspect that some malware were installed. Since it's not, it may just be that the touchscreen is thrown off by greasy fingers. Or a bug.

What happens is that touches go astray, swipes happen when not done, taps happen when not done, etc. I can stand back from the phone and do nothing, and it will be alive with unintended responses to user interaction.

Since the iPhone is less transparent than Macintosh System 7, I've gone back to Ye Olde Process of Elimination: deleting apps not on my iPhone 5C, which doesn't exhibit this behavior, and slowly restoring them.

Suggestions welcome.
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Reinstalled Facebook and the problem recurred.

May be limited to low power, bad network conditions. 
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"BeyondCorp: A New Approach to Enterprise Security," by Rory Ward and Betsy Beyer, Google (2014)

(via http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/05/13/google-moves-its-corporate-applications-to-the-internet/ and David Nesting)
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Assuming that user devices inside the firewall or vpn may be as polluted as the ones on the outside is probably a pretty good bet.  I suppose the success of this approach depends on how well communications can be secured and whatever defense against keystroke loggers can be assured.  
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Some Practice Tips, From A Real Live Attorney

(1) This motion is improperly captioned. Depending on your local rules, it would be more appropriate to file a Motion and Order to Fuck This Court and Everything It Stands For. 

(2) In the motion itself, the author should propose the manner in which the court should fuck itself and everything it stands for. The order should restate the relief requested in the motion in clear, succinct, and imperative language. 

(3) Specific performance is an uncommon form of relief. Mandamus is as well, but would not require a novel exercise of jurisdiction. The author might consider rewriting this in the form of a petition for a writ of mandamus and submitting it to the circuit court, reframing her request for the court to fuck itself and everything it stands for in a more well-defined format.

(4) The movant's argument that the court should fuck itself and everything that it stands for should be contained in a brief in support of the motion. Consult your local rules for format guidelines and length requirements.

(5) If you are a jerk at a large law firm and would like to game the rules, you can split your motion into a "motion to fuck this court" and a "motion to fuck everything this court stands for." There are two separate issues here: through skilled lawyering, you might be able to convince the court that fucking itself is neither beyond its jurisdiction nor anatomical possibility. It would be considerably more difficult to demonstrate that "fucking everything this court stands for," which hypothetically includes such things as "the rule of law" and "democracy," was within its jurisdiction or the realm of possibility. 

(6) Plus, if you split it into two motions, you now get to file two briefs, which would give you double the page limit without filing for leave to file an overlength brief.
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"History is written by the victor."

Yeah. History seems more inclined toward justification and proof of rightness than in understanding the marvelous diversity of the truth of things. 
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I'm puzzled by this. Dot people want to know what actually happened?
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If I butter the metal side of an iPhone, will it land buttered side down?
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I love the texture, but it's not at all practical. Too slippery. 
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"On the far side of town, what had been nothing but unbroken sand became a horizon-to-horizon sea of sugarcane occupying every precious inch of the irrigated fields, right up to the highway’s edge. Chetelat had told me that pimps once thrived along the area’s fencerows, roadsides and ditch banks, but that intensive agricultural production had destroyed their habitat. Any wild tomatoes that managed to find a nook into which to sink their roots, he said, have been killed by herbicides sprayed over the sugarcane fields to kill weeds."


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Wow - the itsy-bitsy ancestor of all tomatoes - no larger than a pea... who knew?
Native to northern Peru and southern Ecuador, this tiny and rapidly vanishing tomato boasts outsized influence on world gastronomy
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This is how I imagine +Chris Hoyt's recruiting goes.
I'm sorry he's having relationship issues but people need to learn to leave their personal lives at the door. This isn't the Kardashians.
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It occurred to me, after who knows how many years since I first heard the admonition, that "no running in the halls" was instituted to prevent injury. When the rule was established did no one question whether running was the cause of the injuries rather than only what the child was doing when injured? That is, perhaps a better rule might have been "no waxing the floors."
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Perhaps, "no running closely by doorways" was what was meant.  That would avoid collisions with people entering the hallway from a classroom.  A better admonition might be "anticipate potential collisions with things you cannot yet see".
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I'm watching Mad Men again in preparations for the end of the series. I'm in the middle of season two. Didn't notice before how much of a biatch Betty Draper is. She blames it on her Nordic ancestry:' Her folks are German.

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  • Hampden-Sydney College
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