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21 Best #Music Players That Are Worth Trying On #Linux

https://www.tecmint.com/best-linux-audio-music-players/

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A study highlighting the stark differences between the Lies Trump tells and the types of untruths ordinary people tell:

Trump has always operated by telling people whatever he thinks is expedient in progressing his aims, whether those aims are convincing them to invest their life savings in his all-too-frequent business failures, or to get their votes.
The cold hard facts facts are always a secondary consideration for Trump in his choice of words.

His methods are not effective on the majority of people, as evidenced by his loss in terms of the popular vote, and by the increasing number of people who as the article says will no longer give him the benefit of the doubt.

From the article linked below:

....The most stunning way Trump’s lies differed from our participants’, though, was in their cruelty. An astonishing 50 percent of Trump’s lies were hurtful or disparaging. For example, he proclaimed that John Brennan, James Clapper and James Comey, all career intelligence or law enforcement officials, were “political hacks.” He said that “the Sloppy Michael Moore Show on Broadway was a TOTAL BOMB and was forced to close.” Talking about green card applicants, he insisted that other “countries, they don’t put their finest in the lottery system. They put people probably in many cases that they don’t want.” And he claimed that “Ralph Northam, who is running for Governor of Virginia, is fighting for the violent MS-13 killer gangs & sanctuary cities.”

The Trump lies that could not be coded into just one category were typically told both to belittle others and enhance himself. For example: “Senator Bob Corker ‘begged’ me to endorse him for reelection in Tennessee. I said ‘NO’ and he dropped out (said he could not win without my endorsement).”

The sheer frequency of Trump’s lies appears to be having an effect, and it may not be the one he is going for. A Politico/Morning Consult poll from late October showed that only 35 percent of voters believed that Trump was honest, while 51 percent said he was not honest. (The others said they didn’t know or had no opinion.) Results of a Quinnipiac University poll from November were similar: Thirty-seven percent of voters thought Trump was honest, compared with 58 percent who thought he was not.

[President Trump wants to put on a show. Governing matters less.]

For fewer than 40 percent of American voters to see the president as honest is truly remarkable. Most humans, most of the time, believe other people. That’s our default setting. Usually, we need a reason to disbelieve.

Research on the detection of deception consistently documents this “truth bias.” In the typical study, participants observe people making statements and are asked to indicate, each time, whether they think the person is lying or telling the truth. Measuring whether people believe others should be difficult to do accurately, because simply asking the question disrupts the tendency to assume that other people are telling the truth. It gives participants a reason to wonder. And yet, in our statistical summary of more than 200 studies, Charles F. Bond Jr. and I found that participants still believed other people more often than they should have — 58 percent of the time in studies in which only half of the statements were truthful. People are biased toward believing others, even in studies in which they are told explicitly that only half of the statements they will be judging are truths.

_By telling so many lies, and so many that are mean-spirited, Trump is violating some of the most fundamental norms of human social interaction and human decency. Many of the rest of us, in turn, have abandoned a norm of our own — we no longer give Trump the benefit of the doubt that we usually give so readily. _

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/i-study-liars-ive-never-seen-one-like-president-trump/2017/12/07/4e529efe-da3f-11e7-a841-2066faf731ef_story.html?utm_term=.af3f2394607a


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Music is (one of) the great equalizer(s): no matter who you are, chances are you enjoy rocking out from time to time. Jack Wallen helps us sort through our #opensource music player options:

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Star Wars Fans Riot After Technical Difficulties During 'The Last Jedi'
https://www.mixtapes.tv/?p=39118

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It is one of the best Star Wars movies we've seen thus far, standing alongside The Empire Strikes Back and Revenge of the Sith as a visually dazzling and character-driven spectacle.

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Mentally strong people recognize that they don’t need to please everyone all the time. They’re not afraid to say no or speak up when necessary. They strive to be kind and fair, but can handle other people being upset if they didn’t make them happy.

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DI Politics Chat: Is Trump the Worst President of All Time? http://nym.ag/2BsfhEK

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10 Tools Used by Java Programming Developer in Day to day life

Read more: http://javarevisited.blogspot.com/2017/03/10-tools-used-by-java-programming-Developers.html#ixzz51P3Pe353 #Java #programming

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Rare Aztec Map Reveals a Glimpse of Life in 1500s Mexico

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Consider it a gift to boxing fans at the end of what’s been a good year in boxing. The action will be televised by HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:40 p.m. ET/PT.


#HBOBoxing - Christmas cracker in Quebec: Lemieux vs. Saunders

https://www.commdiginews.com/sports/christmas-cracker-quebec-lemieux-vs-saunders-hbo-boxing-97079/

#SaundersLemieux #SeldinUlysse #BillyJoSaunders David Lemieux Boxing HBO Boxing

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"Now that Google's newest augmented reality project, ARCore, is out and functioning, the company is ready to admit that its old augmented reality project Tango is dead. Google took to Twitter today to announce that Tango support would be shut down on March 1, 2018."

Tango down: Google’s first AR project officially shuts down March 1

https://search.app.goo.gl/sqqh

Shared from my Google feed

#google

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2017 Linux Kernel Development Report.

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Perhaps Trump's biggest lie is the one which he repeatedly tells himself about all his "success". Maybe it's just a tiny bit bigger than the lie he tells himself where he denies all his failures. Maybe.

Another lie he tells himself is that a loud minority of supporters and the Trump brand, are always sufficient to win elections, even against the majority.

Trump thought he could convince people to vote for an accused child molester. He lied to himself first as usual, and then to all of them.

From the article linked below:

....Trump believed he could get away with flouting the political commandment that says Thou Shalt Not Endorse Accused Child Molesters. He thought his cloak of immunity was large enough to enfold Roy Moore, with room for Stephen K. Bannon left over.

....Last year, Trump beat Hillary Clinton in Alabama by almost 2 to 1. But when the president tried to hoist Moore into office, he found he had lost his pull. He tried tweeting; he tried rallying; he even bestowed his personal benediction on Moore. “He says it didn’t happen,” Trump observed in dismissing multiple accounts of sexual impropriety. The very same standard to which Trump holds himself.


...You’d think a billionaire would know what every investment prospectus preaches: Past performance does not guarantee future results. And you’d think a TV star would understand the need to add layers and complexity to a protagonist over the course of a long-running series. Yet Trump persists in his one-dimensional role: rebel without a pause button.

A fascinating — and, for patriotic citizens, dispiriting — account of life inside the Trump White House by the New York Times recently disclosed that the amped-up monotony of this presidency is entirely intentional. From the start, Trump conceived of this drama as a relentless serial. “Before taking office, Mr. Trump told top aides to think of each presidential day as an episode in a television show in which he vanquishes rivals.”

However, he forgot to make the audience root for the star. In Trump’s confrontations with multiple women who allege that he sexually harassed or assaulted them, most Americans are with the women, according to Rasmussen. In Trump’s rivalry with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, a majority of Americans back Mueller, according to a Post-ABC poll. Overall, Trump’s Gallup approval rating has not been above 40 percent since early summer and lately has been hovering in the mid-30s.

If his presidency were truly a TV drama, it would be canceled.

Or it would be relegated to a niche cable channel or streamed on YouTube for an especially grumpy, iconoclastic audience. And this is exactly the problem. Trump and his so-called strategist Bannon (after the Moore debacle, Trump may finally stop taking his calls) appear to have learned their politics from cable and the Internet. Conduits such as Bannon’s Breitbart and the Sean Hannity show can be very powerful in a partisan primary, but their business model involves pandering to a minority. They don’t need a big audience as long as they mesmerize a small one.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-newest-enemy-gravity/2017/12/15/030078ec-e1d1-11e7-89e8-edec16379010_story.html?tid=pm_pop&utm_term=.f446fdf8d6c9

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Show your friends you're the biggest Star Wars fan by owning this jacket!

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#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Street & Documentary #BTPStreetPro+BTP Street PRO .
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Fall foliage reflecting on Rolley Lake at Rolley Lake Provincial Park, Mission, British Columbia, Canada.

More photos here: https://www.mrussellphotography.com/blog/fall-reflections-rolley-lake-provincial-park/

#provincialparks #reflections #lakes #fallfoliage #landscapephotography

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© Karolina Trapp

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Street & Documentary
#BTPStreetPro+BTP Street PRO . #BTPMonochromePro+BTP Monochrome Pro .
#WBTPA's FEATURED STREET PHOTOGRAPHY +WBTPA's FEATURED STREET PHOTOGRAPHY by +Rinus Bakker
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Enveloped rose

My howto macros https://www.paolodalprato.com/naturalistic-macro

#macrophotography #hqspmacro #fotomaniaitalia #macroaddict
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A year ago, Trump boasted about his singlehanded saving jobs at the Carrier factory.

This lie is exposed here again, by one of the people who had inside knowledge of Carrier's plans before that intervention by Trump, and observation of the results, which have not only done nothing substantial to save those jobs, but also increased the rate at which jobs are being offshored.

From the article linked below:

....As the leader of the union representing the Carrier workers, I was part of the negotiations with the company regarding the coming layoffs when Trump intervened. Standing in front of the president-elect at Carrier during Trump’s first victory rally after the 2016 election, I realized that he was delivering a powerful message of hope not only to Carrier workers, but also to all working people in America: You finally have a president who will fight for the interests of ordinary workers, Trump seemed to say.
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A year later, we feel betrayed. Carrier has announced that more than 600 workers are being laid off, with the last line scheduled to work their final shift right after the holidays.

The workers at Carrier aren’t the only ones who feel victimized by Trump’s false promises. United Technologies, Carrier’s parent company, is laying off another 700 workers right up the road from the Carrier plant in Huntington. And Rexnord, another plant in Indianapolis, just closed its doors, too. Workers at both plants hoped that Trump would come to the rescue, but he never showed up.
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Beyond Indiana, workers across the country feel like they too are victims of a false Trumpian bargain, in which they were invited to trade their votes to keep their jobs. In fact, according to new research conducted by Good Jobs Nation, more than 91,000 jobs have been sent overseas since Trump was elected, the highest rate of jobs lost to outsourcing in five years.
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...Since Trump moved into the White House, corporations that offshore American jobs have received $21 billion in lucrative federal contracts, meaning that the federal government is rewarding companies that send jobs overseas. The truth is that even though Trump has signed more than 100 executive orders since he took office, he has yet to sign a single one to stop offshoring by federal contractors.

Last year, after Trump announced his Carrier “victory,” I decided that I had to speak out. I said that “Trump was lying his a‑‑ off” about saving all the Carrier jobs: We had met with Carrier hours before Trump’s speech, and they gave us the job numbers they expected to preserve, but when Trump got on stage, he gave wildly inflated numbers. Trump took to Twitter to attack me, claiming that I’m terrible at my job and that the loss of jobs in Indiana is my fault. But I stand by my words: A year after his election, Trump continues to lie about his commitment to saving jobs at Carrier or anywhere else. And workers are taking note.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/11/29/a-year-ago-trump-promised-carrier-workers-help-were-still-waiting/?utm_term=.4e5700227729

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StarWars.com talks with creature concept designer Jake Lunt Davies about developing Star Wars: The Last Jedi's adorable critters from Ahch-To.

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Very Useful Contents For Every Working Professionals & Students

~~~~ Click Below Image / Link to Download Excellent Materials on HR, Jobs, Accounts & Finance, Tax Saving, Engineering, Marketing etc. ~~~~

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It was Lowry’s ninth triple-double as a Raptor — he is by far the franchise leader — and the most notable occurrence on a night when the Toronto Raptors took control from the start, writes Doug Smith.

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FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality, And Here’s 30+ Of The Best Responses

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According to Google, the new features for its suite of travel applications and services are currently rolling out worldwide. #News #Google #googleflights

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Meet marvelous #WOWWOMAN Megan
She is a graduate of UGA and Mercer University, currently working as a pediatric nurse and just finished her first semester of grad school! Born and raised a Georgia peach, she enjoys sharing her love for Atlanta with Falcons fans and our team of 35 WOW women! #wowwomen #falconscheer

View more photos: bit.ly/2j57PEx

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders)

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National Football League: Longtime NFL scout: Shea Patterson’s move from Ole Miss to Michigan ‘was good for him’

Over the weekend, there were ripples. By Monday, there was a roar.

Shea Patterson’s Michigan courtship was a display in college football speed dating, from Wolverines fans making a recruiting pitch at a basketball game to a photo of the quarterback wearing a maize-and-blue helmet hitting the internet like a boulder through thin ice. When Patterson’s transfer became official early this week, in a note that served as a gentle “goodbye” to Ole Miss, the development felt inevitable.

https://goo.gl/nTVGGW

#docsports #NFLDraft #NFL #NFLNews #Sports #Football #Footwear #Rapoport #Pregame #Article #News #NFL_News

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Google Warns: Never Ever Buy or Sell Backlinks for SEO

https://wp.me/p8rG0l-13K

#BacklinksSEO #SEOBacklinks

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Trump Might Fire His Top Diplomat for Always Pushing for Diplomacy http://nym.ag/2ABPo1C

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Joel Embiid gets last word after verbal altercation with Russell Westbrook: Joel Embiid and Russell Westbrook got into a shouting match after the game and the NBA's great troll had something to say about it. http://dlvr.it/Q6Bvr6

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Juniper Hands OpenContrail SDN to Linux Foundation Before It's Too Late.

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Rumors had emerged of Agents witnessing this conversation between ADA at #EXO5 Tallinn, but no evidence had emerged to support it. Until now.

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"Microsoft announced recently that it would invest $50 million in a program that provides cloud-computing services and other resources to organizations working on climate change and environmental technology.

The Redmond company's AI for Earth program launched in July with $2 million, awarding grants to universities, companies and nongovernmental organizations that gave them free use of Microsoft's artificial-intelligence technology, including Azure cloud services and mapping tools.

Organizations that focus on agriculture, water, biodiversity and climate change are eligible for the grants, which aim to accelerate sustainability research.

"We believe that we need to, with a sense of urgency, address the climate issues for the planet," Microsoft President Brad Smith said. "If you look at the past 200 years, a series of industrial revolutions have radically improved the standards of living for human beings. But it's come at a cost for the planet."

Smith announced the $50 million investment, which is to be awarded over five years, at the One Climate Summit in Paris on Monday, which draws government officials and other leaders from around the world.

Microsoft is one of hundreds of U.S. companies that pledged to remain committed to reducing carbon emissions when President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would pull out of the global Paris Climate Accord. The U.S. is now the only country in the world to reject the pact, after Syria announced last month it would sign the agreement.

Microsoft joined Amazon, Starbucks, Google and others in signing a letter earlier this year in support of the climate agreement and opposing the Trump administration's decision to withdraw.

AI for Earth has supported independent groups as well as those that include Microsoft, such as Project Premonition, which is working on early detection of pathogens that cause diseases. Microsoft partnered with several universities, including the University of Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins University, to launch that project.

The $50 million investment will be used to provide technology and training to emerging companies, as well as resources to help companies bring products to market.

"The good news is that the world now has vast amounts of digital data about climate-related problems," Smith said. The challenge is that the data is not easy to search and understand, which is where Azure's artificial-intelligence technology comes in".

(Posted by +rasha kamel​)
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