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Political correctness in San Francisco is hurting innovation; Beijing has more freedom of expression (blog.samaltman.com)
by Patrick in #politics on 15 Dec 2017  24 comments, latest 3 hours ago
https://blog.samaltman.com/e-p Earlier this year, I noticed something in China that really surprised me. I realized I felt more comfortable discussing controversial ideas in Beijing than in San Francisco. I didn’t...

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test with emoticon 😀
by Patrick in #patnet on 17 Dec 2017  11 comments, latest 16 hours ago
😀#patnet

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"Your DNA is an abomination" (kxan.com)
by Patrick in #politics on 17 Dec 2017  5 comments, latest 21 hours ago
http://kxan.com/2017/11/29/stu SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) – An article published in the Texas State University student-run newspaper is creating quite a buzz on campus and online. Many are calling the opinion...

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Peripheral vision and beauty
by Patrick in #biology on 16 Dec 2017  10 comments, latest 2 days ago
It is possible to notice and judge female beauty via peripheral vision alone, without the details being in focus and without any thought. It happens instantly.Sometimes I'm in a crowd...

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Donald Trump raped America… and now he must be found guilty of it… and pay! (kunstler.com)
by Patrick in #politics on 16 Dec 2017  Posted 2 days ago
You can see where this has been going. The wholesale un-personing of “powerful men” in the arts, media, and politics for sex “crimes” ranging from rape to stealing a kiss...

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Bitcoin Plunge Reveals Possible Vulnerabilities In Crazy Imaginary Internet Money (theonion.com)
by Patrick in #finance on 10 Dec 2017  49 comments, latest 4 days ago
https://www.theonion.com/bitco NEW YORK—Saying it may account for the precipitous drop in the digital currency, financial experts on Friday told reporters that the recent plunge in bitcoin value could reveal vulnerabilities...

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How YouTube censors via de-monetisation (twitlonger.com)
by Patrick in #censorship on 13 Dec 2017  2 comments, latest 5 days ago
http://www.twitlonger.com/show Google, some months ago, put out a job posting which required a number of different people to work on one project. Google claimed in the posting that they needed...

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HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger (bbc.com)
by Patrick in #infosec on 11 Dec 2017  3 comments, latest 7 days ago
http://www.bbc.com/news/techno Hidden software that can record every letter typed on a computer keyboard has been discovered pre-installed on hundreds of HP laptop models.Security researcher Michael Myng found the keylogging code...

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Listening To Trump's America
by Patrick in #politics on 7 Dec 2017  49 comments, latest 9 days ago
I'm at a talk at the Menlo Park, CA public library put on by a former state senator, Joe Simitian, a Democrat.He's calling it "Listening to Trump's America", which is...

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Oregon punished an engineer for criticizing red-light cameras. He fought back and won. (washingtonpost.com)
by Patrick in #politics on 8 Dec 2017  1 comment, latest 10 days ago
https://www.washingtonpost.com He is not, however, a “licensed professional” in the state of Oregon, where he put down roots in the early 1990s. So when Järlström did his own study of...

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Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn’t Like—I Know Because It Happened to Me (gizmodo.com)
by Patrick in #google on 1 Sep 2017  33 comments, latest 12 days ago
http://gizmodo.com/yes-google- The Google salespeople were encouraging Forbes to add Plus’s “+1" social buttons to articles on the site, alongside the Facebook Like button and the Reddit share button. They said...

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Inventory glut pushes down Toronto area house prices (theglobeandmail.com)
by Patrick in #housing on 6 Dec 2017  3 comments, latest 12 days ago
A wave of new listings pushed home prices lower in Toronto in November as sellers try to lock in deals before new mortgage stress-testing rules take effect in January.The Toronto...

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Apparently dolphins like to get high by chewing on pufferfish (sfgate.com)
by Patrick in #scitech on 2 Dec 2017  22 comments, latest 14 days ago
http://www.sfgate.com/outdoors Dolphins — they're just like us! It turns out they too like to have fun by mildly poisoning themselves.Some Australian dolphins carefully chew on pufferfish skin, and small doses...

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Listing lurker count now (github.com)
by Patrick in #patnet on 29 Nov 2017  16 comments, latest 16 days ago
I changed the header to include a count of non-logged in distinct IP addresses which have visited the site in the last 5 minutes. A lot of those are search...

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Bosnian Croat war crimes convict dies after taking 'poison' in U.N. court (reuters.com)
by Patrick in #politics on 29 Nov 2017  2 comments, latest 18 days ago
https://www.reuters.com/articl THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A former Bosnian Croat military commander swallowed what he said was poison in a U.N. war crimes courtroom on Wednesday and died shortly after losing...

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2br - A list of potentially overpriced rentals in Santa Barbara (santabarbara.craigslist.org)
by Patrick in #housing on 26 Nov 2017  Posted 22 days ago
#housingFrom https://santabarbara.craigslis (which will probably be removed)All of the properties below haven't rented in over a month. If the owners were selling these houses and wanted to make a sale,...

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Amazon takes over CIA (zerohedge.com)
by Patrick in #politics on 20 Nov 2017  4 comments, latest a month ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/ on Monday, Amazon Web Services announced it was now offering a commercial cloud service to the US Intelligence Community (i.e. spies on both foreign targets and US presidential campaigns)...

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Vote for patrick.net with NY Times reporter
by Patrick in #patnet on 21 Nov 2017  15 comments, latest a month ago
> David Leonhardt> Op-Ed Columnist> First, a request: What digital media subscriptions would you recommend to others?> I’m not interested in the most obvious answers, like The New York Times,...

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A chilling study shows how hostile college students are toward free speech (washingtonpost.com)
by Patrick in #politics on 19 Nov 2017  92 comments, latest a month ago
https://www.washingtonpost.com For example, when students were asked whether the First Amendment protects “hate speech,” 4 in 10 said no. This is, of course, incorrect. Speech promoting hatred — or at...

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Ten Reasons It's A Terrible Time To Buy An Expensive House (sociology.ucsc.edu)
by Patrick in #housing on 11 Jul 2015  325 comments, latest a month ago
Because house prices in expensive areas still dangerously high compared to incomes and rents. Banks say a safe mortgage is a maximum of 3 times the buyer's annual income...
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