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A list of popular sites and whether they are affected by the Heartbleed bug or not.
Heartbleed: A look at which companies have issued a security patch to fix the Heartbleed bug.
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I'm really enjoying the new Cosmos series. I hope many people will watch it. We need more people interested in and understanding science and scientific concepts.
 
Seth MacFarlane ‏@SethMacFarlane 
Tomorrow night  Tonight on Cosmos,@neiltyson goes all "Innerspace" on a bear. #Cosmos
https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/444989602898513920

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http://tardigradesinspace.blogspot.ca/
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I'm glad that Open Invention Network is there (and I'm grateful for all the member companies and licensees that support it).

At the same time, there is still no substitute for meaningful patent reforms. Patents should be there primarily to encourage innovations. To use them to limit competition (and innovation) to protect profits, is an abuse of the reason why they were created in the first place, IMHO. #patentreform #linux  
 
As open source has grown, so have the threats against it, particularly using patents. That's why we're expanding our participation in Open Invention Network. OIN protects the open-source community through a patent cross-license for Linux and related open-source technologies. Read more:

http://www.zdnet.com/google-joins-open-invention-network-patent-commons-as-a-full-member-7000024434/
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If you care about due process, privacy, freedom and democracy, please take a look at the following petition.

We have until Dec 12, 2013 to get 35,660 more signatures to meet the threshold!
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Full disclosure: The web site is kind of annoying. You need to sign up for an account, wait for them to send an e-mail to validate you're a real person, click on the link in the e-mail before you can sign the petition.

But I think this is important and worthwhile.
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A great TED talk that provides a possible way out of the rancor in present day political (and other) discussions.
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Despite what detractors may say, understanding the theory of evolution is part of scientific literacy, in the same way that understanding the theories of relativity, or quantum mechanics, is.
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It's bad enough when politicians are opposed to net neutrality rules. It's worse when they do it and pretend it's in the name of the open internet.
Shame on you Fred Upton and Rep. Greg Walden. A truly open internet would give a startup the chance to become the next Netflix or YouTube. We need net neutrality for that.  #netneutrality   #openinternet  
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O. M. G.!
 
How to win a ginger-break making contest.

Nobody beats Optimus Prime. 

(Props: http://goo.gl/S47Ihp )
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One thing that I got excited about over the weekend. Got a 802.11ac router set up at my place. While most of my devices don't yet support 802.11ac, the signal strength, range and connection speed are all significantly better than my old router. Ah, the simple pleasures in life.
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Glad to hear! Part of the reason the new router is necessary, is that my neighborhood seems to be getting more crowded in the Wifi sense, and the old router seems increasingly underpowered. In all, I'm very happy with the new one.
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RIP, Nelson Mandela! You showed us how one can overcome an unjust system, but most importantly, how there can be peaceful reconciliation between people, even the bitterest of enemies. The passing of a truly great man.
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Great food, great service. One time they missed calling my party (which annoyed me slightly), but they more than made up for it by apologizing and offering a discount (without us asking). Other than that I have been completely satisfied every time I have been here. This has become one of my regular haunts!
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
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The food was excellent. We tried the chef's selection, and every course left me wanting more. I especially liked the black bass and the squab. Would definitely not mind going back. Not at all :-)
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
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The food is ok, but one time we got there right before closing, and they just shut the door on us, without so much of an apology. Make me not want to go back again.
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Good value for a decent steak.
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One of the best restaurants in the area. The setting is just superb: it's surrounded by nature, which is surprising given it is right here in the Bay Area. The food, is to die for.
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Can't go wrong if you like steak.
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