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Tyson Smith463A peaceful, non-partisan citizens’ march and rally at Federal Parliament to protest against the current government’s policy decisions that are against the common good of our nation. This signifies the people’s vote of no confidence in policies of the government that go against common principles of humanity, decency, fairness social justice and equity, democratic governance, responsible global citizenship and conserving our natural heritage.March in March - Adelaide2014-03-16 12:00:008  

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2015-07-25 01:24:52 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Is there a name for the object structure that JSON represents / deserialises to?

What I'm talking about is the combination of (map, list, simple types) that is available usually as a first class construct in most interesting languages.

This combination of datatypes would be recognised by lispers as all you need - actually they'd also leave out the map, but that's a little common for my tastes.

If you take JSON literally, you'd say "JavaScript Objects", but that'd be wrong. It leaves out lists, and this isn't actually about JavaScript in the same way that Neanderthal are not about the Neander Valley - it's just the point of first discovery.

So does this idea of Map+List+Simple have a name?

Most reshares: 5

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2015-07-21 10:58:28 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The First Autonomous Car Trial in the Southern Hemisphere Will Take Place in My Home City

This news took me completely by surprise today. I really had not expected an Australian trial of autonomous / self-driving vehicles so soon and I especially hadn't expected my home city of Adelaide in South Australia to be the first location in the southern hemisphere chosen for a trial of the future of transportation, to take place this November. Great news and very very happy to hear that it is taking place! 

Additional details and news article here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-21/driverless-car-trials-held-in-adelaide/6636334 

To top it off I saw on the news my state's Premier (head of local government) say some encouraging things about trying to position the state for attracting and building new technology firms in this space, other politicians saying howmu... more »

Most plusones: 17

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2015-07-21 10:58:28 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The First Autonomous Car Trial in the Southern Hemisphere Will Take Place in My Home City

This news took me completely by surprise today. I really had not expected an Australian trial of autonomous / self-driving vehicles so soon and I especially hadn't expected my home city of Adelaide in South Australia to be the first location in the southern hemisphere chosen for a trial of the future of transportation, to take place this November. Great news and very very happy to hear that it is taking place! 

Additional details and news article here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-21/driverless-car-trials-held-in-adelaide/6636334 

To top it off I saw on the news my state's Premier (head of local government) say some encouraging things about trying to position the state for attracting and building new technology firms in this space, other politicians saying howmu... more »

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2015-07-27 06:03:55 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Is anyone else having problems where queries sometimes fail to return?

I've got some relatively complex queries which execute quickly most of the time (say 9 times in 10), but sometimes go away seemingly forever (I've got one at 900 seconds so far, leaving it to run to see if it ever finishes). 

For the test I'm running at the moment, I simply ran exactly the same query over and over in the console, until the behaviour was exhibited.

Is anyone else having problems where queries sometimes fail to return?

I've got some relatively complex queries which execute quickly most of the time (say 9 times in 10), but sometimes go away seemingly forever (I've got one at 900 seconds so far, leaving it to run to see if it ever finishes). 

For the test I'm running at the moment, I simply ran exactly the same query over and over in the console, until the behaviour was exhibited.___

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2015-07-26 14:11:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

My amazing wife +Jodie O'Regan has written a truly special piece, a setting of psalm 23. The score is free, and you can have a listen to it with midi instruments. We'll record it soon with a small choir; I'll post it when it's done.

My amazing wife +Jodie O'Regan has written a truly special piece, a setting of psalm 23. The score is free, and you can have a listen to it with midi instruments. We'll record it soon with a small choir; I'll post it when it's done.___

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2015-07-26 12:51:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

What a weird freak.

+Emlyn O'Regan ___What a weird freak.

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2015-07-26 09:42:43 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

IMMIGRANTS! Rap News 34

IMMIGRANTS! Rap News 34___

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2015-07-26 04:27:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Oh reddit

Oh reddit___

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2015-07-26 03:21:19 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Microbiology is on the track to becoming software. I think it might be time to dive in soon.

Whoever thought gut bacteria could be this interesting?___Microbiology is on the track to becoming software. I think it might be time to dive in soon.

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2015-07-26 02:41:27 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

If you're at all interested in Basic Income, read this.

___If you're at all interested in Basic Income, read this.

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2015-07-26 00:49:28 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-26 00:33:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

AI Grandma at scale.
h/t +Kevin C.​

Human Behavior, as Guided by Artificial Intelligence

This was a fascinating piece to write. It's about neuroscientist Jeffrey Lin, who is dramatically reducing people’s toxic behavior in online gaming at Riot Games - by using artificial intelligence. This isn't some future vision. They flipped the switch a few months ago and it's working. 

What Riot has built is an artificial intelligence system that automates responses to toxic behavior in its flagship game, League of Legends. Think of it as an artificial immune response system.
 
Though I'm not personally a gamer, I felt compelled to understand how this system came to be. I wanted to understand how it worked and what its implications might be for influencing human behavior in other contexts. 

There are so many interesting facets to this story. I find it frightening in some ways, and very inspiring in others. 

Riot is clearly out front in applying artificial intelligence in gaming. I predict the next large-scale applications of crowdsourced artificial intelligence will be in social networks. Facebook and Google have snapped up the leaders of a particularly promising type of machine learning called Deep Learning, and Twitter is ramping up its artificial intelligence investments too. Demis Hassabis, CEO of Google’s DeepMind acquisition, recently noted that “In six months to a year’s time we’ll start seeing some aspects of what we’re doing embedded in Google Plus, natural language and maybe some recommendation systems.”

Hassabis made that comment about artificial intelligence here in Google+ just about six months ago. What do you think he was hinting at? Will it be used to better understand and match people's interests here? Also, Google+ is pretty tame on the toxic behavior bar when compared to sites like YouTube, reddit, 4chan, and online gaming, but could something like this be applied here too? Do we need it? Would we want it?

I will probably end up diving back into this story again soon. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

#humanbehavior   #ai   #artificialintelligence   #leagueoflegends   ___AI Grandma at scale.
h/t +Kevin C.​

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2015-07-25 06:30:52 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-25 05:23:12 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

What's the word for a word that used to be an acronym but is no longer considered to be one?

What's the word for a word that used to be an acronym but is no longer considered to be one?___

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2015-07-25 01:59:55 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The half-life of secrets is declining, according to Peter Swire. Reasons include Moore's Law and the tendency of the internet to route around traditional information gatekeepers, the Internet of Things, the transition from lifelong employment and loyalty to short-term employment and contracting, the culture difference between Silicon Valley and Washington DC, the convergence of "friend" and "enemy" communication networks, and communications networks that involve a large number of untrusted companies rather than a small number of trusted companies, often new companies with no track record of keeping intelligence agency secrets.

The half-life of secrets is declining, according to Peter Swire. Reasons include Moore's Law and the tendency of the internet to route around traditional information gatekeepers, the Internet of Things, the transition from lifelong employment and loyalty to short-term employment and contracting, the culture difference between Silicon Valley and Washington DC, the convergence of "friend" and "enemy" communication networks, and communications networks that involve a large number of untrusted companies rather than a small number of trusted companies, often new companies with no track record of keeping intelligence agency secrets.___

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2015-07-25 01:24:52 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Is there a name for the object structure that JSON represents / deserialises to?

What I'm talking about is the combination of (map, list, simple types) that is available usually as a first class construct in most interesting languages.

This combination of datatypes would be recognised by lispers as all you need - actually they'd also leave out the map, but that's a little common for my tastes.

If you take JSON literally, you'd say "JavaScript Objects", but that'd be wrong. It leaves out lists, and this isn't actually about JavaScript in the same way that Neanderthal are not about the Neander Valley - it's just the point of first discovery.

So does this idea of Map+List+Simple have a name?

Is there a name for the object structure that JSON represents / deserialises to?

What I'm talking about is the combination of (map, list, simple types) that is available usually as a first class construct in most interesting languages.

This combination of datatypes would be recognised by lispers as all you need - actually they'd also leave out the map, but that's a little common for my tastes.

If you take JSON literally, you'd say "JavaScript Objects", but that'd be wrong. It leaves out lists, and this isn't actually about JavaScript in the same way that Neanderthal are not about the Neander Valley - it's just the point of first discovery.

So does this idea of Map+List+Simple have a name?___

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2015-07-24 14:52:21 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

For when a thong's too la-de-da

I lost a thong..............
.....but she'll be right mate.___For when a thong's too la-de-da

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2015-07-24 14:42:21 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This worked for me. Really, in real life, for real.
update: I did this, and my phone rebooted. I don't actually know whether it worked.

This worked for me. Really, in real life, for real.
update: I did this, and my phone rebooted. I don't actually know whether it worked.___

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2015-07-24 03:18:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Finally.

Finally.___

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2015-07-23 03:43:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Helps get a sense of scale.

Helps get a sense of scale.___

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2015-07-23 00:45:10 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

ABC Shops shutting!

ABC Shops around the country will be phased out and closed as the national broadcaster moves to an online retail model.

Up to 300 staff employed by the ABC's commercial division through ABC Retail were briefed on the decision in a national video hook-up last night.

An ABC spokesman said consultation with ABC Shop staff would take place in the coming months and there would be some redundancies from its workforce which comprises a mix of full-time, part-time, casual and contract staff.

AM | http://ab.co/1Onkeeo___ABC Shops shutting!

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2015-07-22 23:30:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Being Tom Friedman Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry.

Being Tom Friedman Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry.___

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2015-07-22 22:57:40 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Quoth the raven, "Nevermore. Woka woka woka!"

Quoth the raven, "Nevermore. Woka woka woka!"___

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2015-07-22 12:57:47 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

What's really killing us? Some surprising revelations. For example, wars barely register. 

What's really killing us? Some surprising revelations. For example, wars barely register. ___

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2015-07-22 04:21:55 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-22 04:14:32 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I just got to try Gear VR. Wow. Fuck. Wooow. omfg. This changes everything. The universe has reached out and poked me between the eyes and said "Stop what you are doing and grok this."

I just got to try Gear VR. Wow. Fuck. Wooow. omfg. This changes everything. The universe has reached out and poked me between the eyes and said "Stop what you are doing and grok this."___

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2015-07-21 23:41:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

+Jodie O'Regan​ was talking about the empathy deficit required to use the term "sheeple". Reminded me of this classic.

+Jodie O'Regan​ was talking about the empathy deficit required to use the term "sheeple". Reminded me of this classic.___

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2015-07-21 23:39:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Shh, don't wake the sheeple...

Shh, don't wake the sheeple...___

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2015-07-21 23:28:27 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Brilliant. No more crappy profile mode videos. Thanks +Henrique Machado​

Brilliant. No more crappy profile mode videos. Thanks +Henrique Machado​___

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2015-07-21 23:03:21 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

A spectrometer that could be built into a phone... Gold. A lot of uses... Off the top of my head, the new diets based on spectrometer readings of your food would be worth billions alone.

___A spectrometer that could be built into a phone... Gold. A lot of uses... Off the top of my head, the new diets based on spectrometer readings of your food would be worth billions alone.

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2015-07-21 22:55:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I'd like this baked into my phone. Heat vision!

Thermal cameras are little more than a fun toy for most of us, but the companies and contractors that rely on the technology to be more efficient in their work are routinely faced with the tremendous cost associated with most of the hardware in the category. Over the last two years we've seen an…___I'd like this baked into my phone. Heat vision!

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2015-07-21 22:55:19 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Thermal cameras are little more than a fun toy for most of us, but the companies and contractors that rely on the technology to be more efficient in their work are routinely faced with the tremendous cost associated with most of the hardware in the category. Over the last two years we've seen an…

Thermal cameras are little more than a fun toy for most of us, but the companies and contractors that rely on the technology to be more efficient in their work are routinely faced with the tremendous cost associated with most of the hardware in the category. Over the last two years we've seen an…___

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2015-07-21 22:45:12 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

I've been doing this a bit recently. Not filming the police, just filming in portrait mode. It's crap!

Unfortunately, phones are designed to be held in portrait mode.

It's a pity the cameras are rectangular like that.

(wait, what? It's just a software choice??)

Know your rights.___I've been doing this a bit recently. Not filming the police, just filming in portrait mode. It's crap!

Unfortunately, phones are designed to be held in portrait mode.

It's a pity the cameras are rectangular like that.

(wait, what? It's just a software choice??)

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2015-07-21 10:58:28 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

They're testing autonomous cars here! I'm even getting a go in one!

Or, wait, no. No I'm not.

Sucks :-(

The First Autonomous Car Trial in the Southern Hemisphere Will Take Place in My Home City

This news took me completely by surprise today. I really had not expected an Australian trial of autonomous / self-driving vehicles so soon and I especially hadn't expected my home city of Adelaide in South Australia to be the first location in the southern hemisphere chosen for a trial of the future of transportation, to take place this November. Great news and very very happy to hear that it is taking place! 

Additional details and news article here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-21/driverless-car-trials-held-in-adelaide/6636334 

To top it off I saw on the news my state's Premier (head of local government) say some encouraging things about trying to position the state for attracting and building new technology firms in this space, other politicians saying how much safer these vehicles will be, the official announcement was made at a press conference outside of the building where I work, and the trial itself will take place on a stretch of road that is a 10 minute drive from where I live. Truly it is a wonder to see so many politicians so proactive with regards to the deployment of future-enabling technology! 

However, I couldn't help but note with some irony that South Australia (i) currently enjoys the highest unemployment rate of any state in Australia at 8.2% (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-16/sa-records-almost-2000-job-losses-from-regional-areas/6625458) and (ii) looks to be one of the first jurisdictions in the country to proactively legislate for autonomous vehicles and encourage their introduction, which will have (IMO) a predictable impact on that official unemployment rate. We have lots and lots of taxi, truck, and bus drivers like everywhere else. 

Is it too much to hope that these same politicians might consider more radical government policies to position the state to support growing technological unemployment? 

#adelaide   #autonomous   #vehicle  ___They're testing autonomous cars here! I'm even getting a go in one!

Or, wait, no. No I'm not.

Sucks :-(

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2015-07-21 04:39:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

It doesn't have to make sense.

It doesn't have to make sense.___

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2015-07-21 04:29:52 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

We did a really good performance of our arrangement of "Lord of the Dance" at the Adelaide Hills Folk club last Sunday. Our friend recorded it on +Jodie O'Regan 's phone, but the phone filled up just before the end, so this misses the big ending and the massive applause (it was massive)!

Still, it's a goody, worth a look/listen.

oh noes. how does it end? +Emlyn O'Regan ___We did a really good performance of our arrangement of "Lord of the Dance" at the Adelaide Hills Folk club last Sunday. Our friend recorded it on +Jodie O'Regan 's phone, but the phone filled up just before the end, so this misses the big ending and the massive applause (it was massive)!

Still, it's a goody, worth a look/listen.

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2015-07-21 02:23:00 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

An old photo of my son that I just stumbled across in Photos. He's bigger than that now!

An old photo of my son that I just stumbled across in Photos. He's bigger than that now!___

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2015-07-20 08:14:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Currently reading this.

I very strongly recommend this as one of the best p2p essays of the year, focused on the conditions of workers and labor in a venture-based so-called p2p economy:

thanks enormously to Trebor Scholz​ for sharing his research and thinking on this matter. They essay ends with a call for platform cooperativism:

http://www.publicseminar.org/2015/04/think-outside-the-boss/___Currently reading this.

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2015-07-20 04:51:23 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Just watched this again. I think the gaming angle of AR will be good, but is overrated. What will be big, will be replacing desktop and creative computing, the stuff that mobile has failed to touch.

What does the AR successor of the web look like?

Just watched this again. I think the gaming angle of AR will be good, but is overrated. What will be big, will be replacing desktop and creative computing, the stuff that mobile has failed to touch.

What does the AR successor of the web look like?___

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2015-07-20 03:10:47 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

One for +John Hardy 

___One for +John Hardy 

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2015-07-20 01:12:22 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Wake up sheeple!

Wake up sheeple!___

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2015-07-19 03:36:17 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Here's the final of Robocup 2015. Quite a bit of difference from 2000!

Here's the final of Robocup 2015. Quite a bit of difference from 2000!___

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2015-07-19 03:33:00 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Here's Robocup (soccer playing robots) from the year 2000. I actually went to this (I was living in Melbourne at the time).

Here's Robocup (soccer playing robots) from the year 2000. I actually went to this (I was living in Melbourne at the time).___

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2015-07-18 23:43:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Discover who's close via this cross platform API. It uses ultra sonic communication!

100 days of Google Dev, Episode 47/100

Andrew Bunner introduces Nearby Messages, a new proximity API to let Android and iOS devices communicate across short distances.

#GoogleDev100

https://goo.gl/DhQRf4___Discover who's close via this cross platform API. It uses ultra sonic communication!

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2015-07-18 15:36:38 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Somehow I find this comforting...

Somehow I find this comforting...___

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2015-07-18 14:24:25 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I really agree with this kind of thinking. If you want to know where we are, where we are going next, you need to understand the techno-economic gradients; the technium.

I think when you look at technium history, you see a theme of creating more people and packing us more and more densely. The central currents of the technium are about denser social graphs, the ability to produce and sustain more and more complex memes.

In a way, the Technium makes us, too; we are that which extends the reach of our maker.

This column asks some profound philosophical questions about how much control we really have over technology and how it develops.___I really agree with this kind of thinking. If you want to know where we are, where we are going next, you need to understand the techno-economic gradients; the technium.

I think when you look at technium history, you see a theme of creating more people and packing us more and more densely. The central currents of the technium are about denser social graphs, the ability to produce and sustain more and more complex memes.

In a way, the Technium makes us, too; we are that which extends the reach of our maker.

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2015-07-18 13:44:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

An article describing setting up a web based dev environment for building an AppEngine application using Codenvy.

An article describing setting up a web based dev environment for building an AppEngine application using Codenvy.___

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2015-07-18 13:44:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

An article describing setting up a web based dev environment for building an AppEngine application using Codenvy.

An article describing setting up a web based dev environment for building an AppEngine application using Codenvy.___

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2015-07-18 13:41:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

An article describing setting up a web based dev environment for building an AppEngine application using Codenvy.

An article describing setting up a web based dev environment for building an AppEngine application using Codenvy.___

2015-07-18 09:59:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Tech advances best via a combination of ridicule and turning things off.

Tech advances best via a combination of ridicule and turning things off.___

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2015-07-18 09:06:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

They'll go down via corruption scandals, because they are fundamentally corrupt people, ideologically so. For example, she wont understand what all the fuss is about.

But none of them will fall on their swords. You need to club these ones on the head and drag the body out.

Entitlement, entitlement, entitlement. But the age of entitlement is over. Joe TOLD us it was. This is NOT the best you can do, Bitcharse.___They'll go down via corruption scandals, because they are fundamentally corrupt people, ideologically so. For example, she wont understand what all the fuss is about.

But none of them will fall on their swords. You need to club these ones on the head and drag the body out.

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