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Surprise! FB is totally fucking over poor people around the world. 

<quote> Mark Zuckerberg's Internet.org project bribes corrupt, non-neutral carriers in poor countries to exempt Facebook and other services of its choosing from their data-caps, giving the world's poorest an Internet that's been radically pruned to a sliver of what the rest of the world gets for free.

Internet.org characterizes its goals as charitable and development-oriented. In their framework, poor people either face severe data-caps that limit their access to the Internet to almost nothing, or they get unlimited access to some of the Internet, thanks to Internet.org's largesse.

That framework ignores the alternative: using the organization's might and millions to fight corruption in the telco sector, demanding network neutrality for everyone, not just people in rich countries.

The idea of "zero-rated" services from non-neutral carriers isn't a new one. In countries like India, it's long been normal for carriers to accept bribes to exempt certain services from data-caps. This phenomenon has been widely studied, and the conclusion is stark: zero-rated services do not contribute to poverty-eradication or other development goals.

People in India can join the fight for a neutral Internet there -- over 750,000 people have already signed on.

And the sites too are picked in secret under some unknown process. For instance, Facebook chose to offer the distant-second search engine Bing instead of industry-leading Google. Why? Is it rivalry with Google? Or because of Microsoft’s stake in Facebook? And then Facebook’s Zero product features a tiny job site like Babajob instead of the industry-leading Naukri. Why? So that the poor have fewer job options? No one knows. Facebook does not feature YouTube – the largest video site in the world and an immense education resource – but allows its own videos in full. It does not really look like charity any more, does it?

Indian journalist Nikhil Pahwa has responded to Zuckerberg’s editorial, by pointing out research after research that shows zero services around the world universally tend to do badly for the people who use them. It all seems to amount to economic racism – exploiting the poor in under-developed parts of the world to become your customers under the guise of some apparent charitable purpose. While offering them a shoddy, stunted version of the real thing. As Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of payments app PayTM, puts it: “It’s poor internet for poor people”.

In perfect irony, Zuckerberg talks about seeing the wonder of a kid in a remote Indian village discovering the power of the internet. The upshot being that if Zuckerberg – himself a child prodigy – ever was brought up on internet.org, he couldn’t have ever built a Facebook. </quote> 
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I totally saw this coming. Fuck Facebook. Fuck Mark Fuckerberg. Greedy plagiarist douchebag. 
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"I’ve got two daughters. I expect them to be treated the same as somebody else’s sons." —President Obama at a Town Hall in Charlotte with +BlogHer and +SheKnows: http://go.wh.gov/N8MUdF
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Humble Bundle and EA join forces for a charity drive.

At the pay-what-you-want price are:
Dragon Age: Origins (Origin or Steam)
Peggle (Origin)
Dead Space 2 (Origin or Steam)
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Warchest (Origin)
Command & Conquer Generals with Zero Hour Expansion (Origin)

If you pay more than the average, you'll get:
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (Origin)
Dragon Age II (Origin)
Bejeweled 3 (Origin or Steam)
Mass Effect 2 (Origin or Steam)
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Not a bad deal. Got most of this stuff already, but still, a good deal overall.
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"The story follows Maxine, an 18-year-old photography student who has recently moved back to her hometown. Maxine’s life has revolved around her passion for photography, but she’s also dealing with self-doubt and fear of rejection. When she witnesses a murder, she discovers her ability to reverse time and change the outcome. As Maxine finds corruption and mystery in her hometown with this ability, Life is Strange’s most intriguing theme surfaces: How would knowing the results of a situation impact your decisions?"
Dontnod makes reversing time even more compelling in this adventure grounded in real-life struggles.
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"We need more resources that teach men how to transform masculinity to make it more responsive, less violent, and more inclusive of the tremendous diversity of masculinities that can exist.

And though I detest most everything I see coming out of the Men’s Rights Movement for the ways it is dripping with misogyny, this is one area where I agree with many of its activists: We need a new masculinity!

We need to talk about what a more inclusive masculinity could actually look like beyond 'Real men cry, too.'"
I recently wrote a piece on my personal blog that highlighted seven men who are transforming masculinity, and I was blown away by how well it resonated. In reflecting on the post, I realized that it was so popular because it touched on an unfilled need. We need to talk about what a more inclusive ma
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I think some people need a review of the rules concerning harassment.
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+Sgt. Rent - A - Cop I know and I do when I see it, but I don't think it could hurt to review them once in a while.
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I want to root the Galaxy Express I have because it's junk. What are some tools I could use to do that?
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+Melissa Peterson You're welcomed!
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Humble Bundle and EA join forces for a charity drive.

At the pay-what-you-want price are:
Dragon Age: Origins (Origin or Steam)
Peggle (Origin)
Dead Space 2 (Origin or Steam)
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Warchest (Origin)
Command & Conquer Generals with Zero Hour Expansion (Origin)

If you pay more than the average, you'll get:
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (Origin)
Dragon Age II (Origin)
Bejeweled 3 (Origin or Steam)
Mass Effect 2 (Origin or Steam)
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+Gabe Alterio I don't think they are DRM-free.
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"The story follows Maxine, an 18-year-old photography student who has recently moved back to her hometown. Maxine’s life has revolved around her passion for photography, but she’s also dealing with self-doubt and fear of rejection. When she witnesses a murder, she discovers her ability to reverse time and change the outcome. As Maxine finds corruption and mystery in her hometown with this ability, Life is Strange’s most intriguing theme surfaces: How would knowing the results of a situation impact your decisions?"
Dontnod makes reversing time even more compelling in this adventure grounded in real-life struggles.
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Same here; I've heard a bit about it, but haven't gotten the chance to play it just yet. 
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If you're looking to get into PC gaming, Steam machines are supposed to start coming out this November.
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Android apps on EVERYTHING
That the (Android) App Runtime for Chrome now supports Google Play Services is a HUGE deal. Soon the sales pitch will be "write an Android app and it will run on Windows, Mac, and Linux, too!"—it will be a universal runtime.

I screwed around with ARC a bit and found out it's based on Android 4.4 (and Dalvik) I also tried some stupid stuff like running Nova Launcher on it. =P 

I imagine at some point the Chrome Web Store dies, is replaced by the Play Store, and Android apps just run on everything, automatically. For now though, baby steps.

And wow, I've been writing about this "Native Client as a universal runtime" stuff for 3 years now. http://andp.lc/1bPXmqR It's going to happen at some point! Play Services is a big step forward.
"App Runtime for Chrome" takes a big step toward making Android a universal binary.
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