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I am saddened beyond words to hear of the death of Ian Murdock. Ian was the founder of Debian and the first secretary of the Open Source Initiative, among many other things. I got to know him when we both worked at Sun Microsystems and found him a brilliant man, capable of insight and charm.

Many of us were exceptionally concerned by his tweets on Monday reporting he had been brutalised by the police and saying his career was ruined. I am sure there is much to learn and tell, but the post by his current employer (Docker) rightly asks that we respect his family's grief  so I suggest avoiding speculation here.

Goodbye, brilliant friend.
Dear friends and members of the open source community, It is with great sadness that we inform you that Ian Murdock passed away on Monday night. This is a tragic loss for his family, for the Docker…
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Today: I installed Windows 10.
Tonight: I will be drinking heavily.
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+Kirk Smith indeed. I was grateful they made the post-install-windowsupdate process much less painful (updates to updates to updates to updates… is gone) but for crying out loud: I use windows for software testing only. I don't own an Xbox. Turning off all of the integration shit is irritating.
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Well +Trina M​ and +Lewis Housley​ it appears the skiing is good early — meaning water supply should be good next year for CA & UT. However, El Niño appears to have gone north this year.

Here's the snow totals for December 15. Remember that as you look at Oregon and Washington — and compare them to Utah and Colorado.
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Well as long as the snow keeps coming, we should be in good shape.
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A very happy birthday to +Linus Torvalds​. Congratulations: you're one year closer to falling a sleep in your soup. :-)
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A pub in the Brecon Beacons has had its Facebook page suspended for “racist or offensive language”, apparently because of its name. The Blackcock Inn has been the local watering hole in Llanfihangel Talyllyn for 175 years and its owners said they have never had a problem with its name until now. Lee Garrett, the manager, told the Independent he has offered Facebook an explanation but has not been able convince site managers to lift the ban.
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Awaken the Force within you. Choose a side and your Google apps will follow your path.
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Awaken the Force within you. Choose a side and your Google apps will follow your path.
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Highlights from the circus: the clown car speaks about Putin and ISlL! #gopdebate
Marco Rubio emerged as a target of both Ted Cruz and Rand Paul while Jeb Bush finally found his footing with landing attacking against Donald Trump.
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It's an interesting view to be sure. It won't happen, but it's definitely worth a read.
Squabbling U.S. Republican presidential contenders can’t seem to agree on much, but they all say they want to end crony capitalism. By repealing a law that uniquely shields gunsmiths from the disciplining force of liability lawsuits, they could let the free market save lives.
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