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Aug
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The fun effect of this now is that it’s absolutely clear that there are two different worlds in which GNU and Linux are living. There is a certain irony that “GNU/Linux” is now a sort of license conflict. Since the vast majority of GNU projects are on GPLv3 only and Linux will always be GPLv2 there is no more code sharing that can happen between these projects as a result.
Aug
3rd
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The authorities finally got around to convicting Bradley this week, of some randomized set of largely irrelevant charges. But the damage there is already done; some to Bradley himself, but mostly grave, lasting damage to the authorities. By maltreating Bradley as their Guantanamo voodoo creature, their mystic hacker terror beast from AlQaedaville, Oklahoma, they made Bradley Manning fifty feet high.
Aug
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Should the Government of Canada only apply its “ethical oil” promotion to bitumen coming from mines owned by democracies, as opposed to totalitarian states? To ask the question is to answer it.
Jul
27th
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It’s been my observation that both of these points are true in general, not just in my case. The results from sharing information are not at all deterministic, and the timeframe can be long, but generally possibilities open up that would never have been available otherwise. So from a purely selfish perspective, sharing information is one of the best investments you can make.
Jun
24th
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That’s not really how it works now. Children carve something out of you, a place for themselves; people can twist the knife in that spot, and it just bleeds and bleeds.
Jun
21st
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In the case of positive control, any lack of activity or lapse in data is considered dangerous act. Try to hide = something to hide. Any blocking of monitoring will be made illegal and a major crime. Multiple systems with overlapping control with provide a complete cradle to grave blanket. There’s no way to avoid this. It’s already here and nobody cares.
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Everything the Conservatives do today, they do because they’ve learned that it works. The voters didn’t punish them for their election tactics. Or the disdain for Parliament and the public’s right to know. Or the distillation of every issue into talking points, the stupider the better. The voters didn’t demand adherence to evidence-based policy or conservative principle.

On the contrary: after spending a few years showing Canadians exactly what kind of prime minister he wanted to be, and what kind of party he led, Harper finally got his majority.

Jun
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But “to put this in perspective,” Wright noted that with Rob Ford’s overall support sitting at 34 per cent, the mayor still has more support than Prime Minister Stephen Harper has across the country.
May
31st
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We don’t have an explicit power structure, which makes it easier for the unspoken power dynamics in the company to play out without investigation or criticism.
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May
6th
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weirdvintage:

Clint Eastwood feeding a squirrel (via This is Not Porn)

weirdvintage:

Clint Eastwood feeding a squirrel (via This is Not Porn)

(via theremina)

Apr
21st
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The idea of pets as stress relief feels familiar—yesterday’s moral elevation has become today’s therapeutic relief—but it’s a throwback too. It returns us to an older view of animals, the view that saw them as our tools. Having made our animals useless, we find ourselves trying to manufacture new uses for them.
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Singham 8.. best action scene with car stunt .HD (by hiiiiiiiiii1000)

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When I asked about a more recent object of liberal opprobrium, “Zero Dark Thirty,” Kathryn Bigelow’s 2012 film about the capture of Osama bin Laden, le Carré paused for a moment, then smiled at me, then paused again. “Let me,” he said, “try and organize my anger.”
Apr
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theremina:

OH SH—