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DMCA routinely used to stifle First Amendment rights via fraudulent takedown notices (arstechnica.com)
by Patrick on 15 Feb 2019  2 comments, latest 20 hours ago
https://arstechnica.com/tech-p In a February 12 letter (PDF) to District of New Jersey Judge Anne Thompson, NJ Assistant AG Glenn J. Moramarco writes that a recent takedown notice submitted to Cloudflare...

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Fish Appear to Recognize Themselves in the Mirror (sciencedaily.com)
by Patrick on 13 Feb 2019  1 comment, latest 3 days ago
https://www.sciencedaily.com/r A species of fish, the cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus), responds to its reflection and attempts to remove marks on its body during the mirror test -- a method held...

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Michel Houellebecq: Trump is great (spectator.us)
by Patrick on 12 Feb 2019  Posted 3 days ago
https://spectator.us/michel-ho Michel Houellebecq, arguably the greatest French intellectual of our age, has just come out as a Trumpist, of sorts. In a deeply sardonic though sincere article in the latest...

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Liberals and Conservatives React in Wildly Different Ways to Repulsive Pictures (theatlantic.com)
by Patrick on 12 Feb 2019  14 comments, latest 2 days ago
https://www.theatlantic.com/ma When the data began rolling in, any skepticism about the project quickly dissolved. The subjects, 83 in total, were first shown a randomized mixture of neutral and emotionally evocative...

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Article on rich renters fails to even note the existence of overpriced housing (marketwatch.com)
by Patrick on 12 Feb 2019  6 comments, latest 3 days ago
https://www.marketwatch.com/st Some affluent people simply don’t want to buy. “There has been a change in the attitude toward home-owning after the financial crisis, particularly amongst higher income households,” says Tendayi...

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Singer wears 'build the wall' gown to Grammys (sfgate.com)
by Patrick on 10 Feb 2019  Posted 5 days ago
https://www.sfgate.com/news/ar Joy Villa has another controversial dress for the Grammys.Photographers shot photos of her Sunday with a gown depicting barbed wire on her shoulders and a spiky headpiece.The back of...

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A Fight Both Liberals and Conservatives Can Rally Around (washingtonsblog.com)
by Patrick on 10 Feb 2019  4 comments, latest 5 days ago
https://washingtonsblog.com/20 But both liberals and conservatives are inspired by the wise, non-partisan words of the supreme ass-kicker Teddy Roosevelt: "Political parties exist to secure responsible government and to execute the...

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One of the missing from the Butte County fire this summer was happy to be missing
by Patrick on 10 Feb 2019  Posted 6 days ago
He was on a wanted list, lol. The fire was a temporary blessing for him.

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Why we are so lucky to have Trump as President (realclearpolitics.com)
by Patrick on 10 Feb 2019  67 comments, latest 3 days ago
https://www.realclearpolitics. “My opposition to Donald Trump was wrong,” said Dennis Prager, describing Donald Trump as a “great president” whose political successes are connected to a disregard for the left-wing and...

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Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom
by Patrick on 8 Feb 2019  Posted 7 days ago
My favorite short film in Irish Gaelic. At least the best bits are in Irish. Don't worry, there are subtitles.Title translates as "Yu Ming is my name". Well, "Yu Ming...

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German Graffiti
by Patrick on 7 Feb 2019  10 comments, latest 8 days ago
Very orderly!It's actually the 16 different ways to say "the" in German.

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63% of a British audience would prefer to cut ties with Saudi Arabia (middleeastmonitor.com)
by Patrick on 7 Feb 2019  1 comment, latest 8 days ago
https://www.middleeastmonitor. A night of compelling debate at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster on Monday evening concluded with 63 per cent of the 1,000-strong audience voting for the motion that “The...

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Germany Restricts Facebook’s Data Gathering (nytimes.com)
by Patrick on 7 Feb 2019  4 comments, latest 3 days ago
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0 The agency said Facebook had exploited its dominant position in Germany by presenting people with an all-or-nothing choice: submit to unlimited data collection by the company or simply not...

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Comments about the American killed in Acapulco (washingtonpost.com)
by Patrick on 4 Feb 2019  10 comments, latest 11 days ago
https://www.washingtonpost.com Bathed in the sunlight of Mexico’s dry season, his dreadlocks tumbling down his back, a man who went by the name “John Galton,” an apparent nod to the hero...

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Everest hiking guides poisoning hikers to get kickbacks from helicopter rescue companies which get paid by insurance (nytimes.com)
by Patrick on 3 Feb 2019  13 comments, latest 12 days ago
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0 NEW DELHI — International insurance companies on Friday threatened to end travel coverage to Nepal if the government did not crack down on elaborate helicopter rescue scams that target...

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Disobedient Hungary: From the Soviet to the European Union (unz.com)
by Patrick on 2 Feb 2019  Posted 13 days ago
https://www.unz.com/article/di CNN recently discovered a paradox. How was it possible, they asked, that in 1989, Viktor Orban, at the time a Western-acclaimed liberal opposition leader, was calling for Soviet troops...

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Down with the Working Classes! (consentfactory.org)
by Patrick on 2 Feb 2019  20 comments, latest 12 days ago
https://consentfactory.org/201 Now, OK, I know you’re probably asking, “how can the international working classes possibly be the enemy of the Left?” and “wouldn’t that render the whole concept of the...

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Anyone know how to make Thunderbird links open in incognito mode in Firefox?
by Patrick on 2 Feb 2019  2 comments, latest 14 days ago
I'm on a Mac. I just want all links to open in incognito mode. But they always open in regular mode.Did a bunch of searches, couldn't figure out how to...

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I agree with Gab.com (epik.com)
by Patrick on 2 Feb 2019  3 comments, latest 13 days ago
Gab.com operates on one rule: if political speech is legal in the United States, that speech is allowed on Gab.com.Companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, Netflix, Patreon, Square, and Stripe...

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New study: Google manipulates users into constant tracking (forbrukerradet.no)
by Patrick on 1 Feb 2019  11 comments, latest 14 days ago
https://www.forbrukerradet.no/ Google tracks users through “Location History” and “Web & App Activity”, which are settings integrated into all Google accounts. For users of mobile phones with Android, such as Samsung...
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