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If you're not accused of a crime, you do not have to show the cops ID
by Patrick on 9 Dec 2018  23 comments, latest 15 hours ago

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Is is possible to get the government to work for the people? (opensecrets.org)
by Patrick on 9 Dec 2018  35 comments, latest 8 hours ago
Take something as simple at attempting to cancel Comcast service, which is famously well-nigh impossible. This could easily be fixed by Congress, but they won't do it, ever. The fundamental...

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The U.S. Just Became a Net Oil Exporter for the First Time in 75 Years (bloomberg.com)
by Patrick on 8 Dec 2018  28 comments, latest 2 days ago
https://www.bloomberg.com/news America turned into a net oil exporter last week, breaking almost 75 years of continued dependence on foreign oil and marking a pivotal -- even if likely brief --...

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Help NASA measure the change in gravity at various latitudes, using your phone (anecdata.org)
by Patrick on 7 Dec 2018  Posted 4 days ago
https://www.anecdata.org/proje Although scientists know very precisely how the surface gravity of Earth changes from place to place around the world, they do so with the help of very expensive and...

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Another teacher fired for refusing to lie about reality (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 7 Dec 2018  22 comments, latest 3 days ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne Speaking on his own behalf, Vlaming asked the board to reconsider the 'absurdity' of equating pronoun usage with what he characterized as having no accusation of overtly malicious behavior...

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Mega-batteries containing molton silicon give solar power huge boost in efficiency (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 7 Dec 2018  19 comments, latest 3 days ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sc A radical new 'city battery' is capable of storing excess heat in molten silicon.MIT researchers say their 'sun in a box' could store excess energy from solar and wind...

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San Francisco House & Condo Prices Fall (wolfstreet.com)
by Patrick on 6 Dec 2018  9 comments, latest 5 days ago
https://wolfstreet.com/2018/12 House prices down $265,000 from peak, down $60,000 from year ago. America’s most majestic housing bubble begins to deflate.In San Francisco, the median price of single-family house sales that...

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Australian programmers can be comandeered to code back doors into software (twitter.com)
by Patrick on 6 Dec 2018  2 comments, latest 6 days ago
https://twitter.com/alfiedotwt

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The Sad State of Web Development (github.com)
by Patrick on 6 Dec 2018  10 comments, latest 4 days ago
Back when I was a wee programmer, working on some of the first web sites ever, the guys I worked with figured we'd all be out of a job in...

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Forget "unconscious bias" bullshit. This is what real racism looks like (twitter.com)
by Patrick on 5 Dec 2018  10 comments, latest 5 days ago
https://twitter.com/KTHopkins/ Not shown in US media at all. Yet very frequent:there was 1,1 attack a day in January to November 2018, resulting to 412 farm attacks and 59 murders. Yes,...

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She tried to sublease this SF shed for $800. Then she was told her 'studio' is illegal. (m.sfgate.com)
by Patrick on 5 Dec 2018  9 comments, latest 6 days ago
https://m.sfgate.com/realestat The apartment is not your traditional apartment building unit, but rather a free-standing, one-room backyard shack like those used to store shovels, rakes and lawn mowers. In fact, it...

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Pachelbel's Chicken
by Patrick on 5 Dec 2018  3 comments, latest 6 days ago

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Measuring the "Filter Bubble": How Google is influencing what you click (spreadprivacy.com)
by Patrick on 5 Dec 2018  6 comments, latest 6 days ago
https://spreadprivacy.com/goog Over the years, there has been considerable discussion of Google's "filter bubble" problem. Put simply, it's the manipulation of your search results based on your personal data. In practice...

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Renewed state effort to allow more housing near transit stations (sfchronicle.com)
by Patrick on 4 Dec 2018  Posted 7 days ago
https://www.sfchronicle.com/ba A state bill to allow dense housing near transit stops, alleviating long commutes and coaxing people out of cars, never made it out of committee last session. But backers...

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US Senators on both sides certain that MBS personally gave order to kill Khashoggi (theguardian.com)
by Patrick on 4 Dec 2018  6 comments, latest 6 days ago
https://www.theguardian.com/wo Senators have emerged from a classified briefing by the CIA director, Gina Haspel, saying they are certain that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered the murder of...

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Heartwarming story of a woman with a gun (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 4 Dec 2018  3 comments, latest 7 days ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne Inmate is shot and killed by a woman just moments after he escaped from a nearby prison and kicked in her backdoorBruce McLaughlin Jr., 30, escaped from Pickens County...

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Missing Emirati princess 'planned escape for seven years' (theguardian.com)
by Patrick on 4 Dec 2018  Posted 8 days ago
https://www.theguardian.com/wo An Emirati princess who disappeared after witnesses described her being seized by commandos on a yacht had spent seven years planning her failed escape bid from the Gulf state...

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The end of meaningful life in America (kunstler.com)
by Patrick on 3 Dec 2018  17 comments, latest 8 days ago
http://kunstler.com/clusterfuc It’s not hard to see why US life expectancy is going down, driven by the two new leading causes of death: opiate drugs and suicide — the former often...

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Bruce Springsteen believes Trump will win a second term in the White House (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 2 Dec 2018  23 comments, latest 8 days ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne Bruce Springsteen believes that President Donald Trump will win a second term in the White House. 'I don't see anyone out there at the moment... the man who can...

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Cannot close Uber account
by Patrick on 2 Dec 2018  15 comments, latest 9 days ago
I'd like to close my Uber account because I use Lyft now.But their website says my password is wrong, and won't let me log in until I pick "all images...
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The Housing Trap
You're being set up to spend your life paying off a debt you don't need to take on, for a house that costs far more than it should. The conspirators are all around you, smiling to lure you in, carefully choosing their words and watching your reactions as they push your buttons, anxiously waiting for the moment when you sign the papers that will trap you and guarantee their payoff. Don't be just another victim of the housing market. Use this book to defend your freedom and defeat their schemes. You can win the game, but first you have to learn how to play it.
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