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Paul Spoerry

Paul Spoerry 

Paul Spoerry is a father, coder, life-experimenter.A reincarnated disco king searching for his long lost leisure suit. SEO nerd, Wordpress fan, gadget geek, SQL stud, and coder. I also meditate and do

Occupation: Programmer/Tech Writer/Social Media Ninja

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2017-01-30 23:59:51 (19 comments; 5 reshares; 173 +1s; )Open 

Facebook looks to axe email as your account recovery option
With Delegated Recovery, Facebook lets users set up an encrypted recovery token for sites like GitHub, and stores it at Facebook. If you lose the login information for GitHub, you’d simply log in to Facebook and send the stored token to the site to prove your identity and regain access.

So on the plus side if you lose your two-factor authentication device you'd have a way to get back into a site. On the downside, you're trusting Facebook to be your recovery method. This is arguably better than relying on email. However, if you simply use a two-factor app like +LastPass Authenticator or +Authy your fears of losing your 2FA device can be mitigated and not even really need anything like this at all. 

Most reshares: 22

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2017-01-25 18:21:14 (8 comments; 22 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

Resist
Just a few awesome things happening...

* A group of Greenpeace protesters scaled a crane in close proximity to the White House on Wednesday morning and hung a giant banner reading "RESIST," an act of defiance that was visible from the White House. - https://goo.gl/bHnWOj

* After being told to stop tweeting scientific climate data by the Trump administration an account popped up "@AltUSNatParkService" that billing itself as "The Unofficial 'Resistance' team of U.S. National Park Service. Not taxpayer subsidised! Come for rugged scenery, fossil beds, 89 million acres of landscape." A pinned tweet on its page notes, "Can't wait for President Trump to call us FAKE NEWS. You can take our official twitter, but you'll never take our free time!" - https://goo.gl/tDOyDU

* Badlands National Park Twitter account... more »

Most plusones: 173

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2017-01-30 23:59:51 (19 comments; 5 reshares; 173 +1s; )Open 

Facebook looks to axe email as your account recovery option
With Delegated Recovery, Facebook lets users set up an encrypted recovery token for sites like GitHub, and stores it at Facebook. If you lose the login information for GitHub, you’d simply log in to Facebook and send the stored token to the site to prove your identity and regain access.

So on the plus side if you lose your two-factor authentication device you'd have a way to get back into a site. On the downside, you're trusting Facebook to be your recovery method. This is arguably better than relying on email. However, if you simply use a two-factor app like +LastPass Authenticator or +Authy your fears of losing your 2FA device can be mitigated and not even really need anything like this at all. 

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2017-02-21 20:31:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

This parrot is pretty spot on covering Rihanna
Check it out rocking out to Rihanna's chorus on Eminem's "The Montser". 

This parrot is pretty spot on covering Rihanna
Check it out rocking out to Rihanna's chorus on Eminem's "The Montser". ___

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2017-02-21 16:05:13 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 


Chrome extension Data Selfie analyzes your Facebook usage
Give it a whirl and see what companies can learn about you via the social network. Data Selfie stores everything locally and doesn’t share it with anyone (though obviously Facebook is tracking it).

When you install the Data Selfie Chrome Extension, it will run in the background as you use Facebook on your desktop. Data Selfie will record your active and passive activity. The extension will record: clicks on likes in your newsfeed, clicks on newsfeed links to external sites, duration spent on different posts and the specifics of those posts (authors, images and text) in your newsfeed, anything you type, and time spent on Facebook overall. The more you use Facebook the more data is recorded. You can look at the Data Selfie dashboard and get a sense of what Facebook could know about your personality.

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Chrome extension Data Selfie analyzes your Facebook usage
Give it a whirl and see what companies can learn about you via the social network. Data Selfie stores everything locally and doesn’t share it with anyone (though obviously Facebook is tracking it).

When you install the Data Selfie Chrome Extension, it will run in the background as you use Facebook on your desktop. Data Selfie will record your active and passive activity. The extension will record: clicks on likes in your newsfeed, clicks on newsfeed links to external sites, duration spent on different posts and the specifics of those posts (authors, images and text) in your newsfeed, anything you type, and time spent on Facebook overall. The more you use Facebook the more data is recorded. You can look at the Data Selfie dashboard and get a sense of what Facebook could know about your personality.

I've been using it for a while now and it's pretty interesting, and mostly on point so far, in analyzing how I would self-identify.

Chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/data-* selfie/kjmnobfdkgaclpkgeniccafoennghjnm
* Data Selfie FAQ: http://dataselfie.it/#/faq___

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2017-02-21 15:41:05 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Alt-right troll and Breitbart editor feeling backlash
Milo is known for "provocative" attacks against trans people, feminism and "P.C. culture". He's an utter dickwad who masks inciting anger behind a mask of free speech.

This week he's lost his Simon & Schuster book deal after video surfaced suggesting Milo was defending and advocating for sexual relationships between 13-year-olds and adults. Also on Monday, the Conservative Political Action Conference rescinded an invitation for Yiannopoulos to speak at its conference this week. Additionally, Breitbart staffers reportedly threatened to quit if Yiannopoulos weren't fired.

Alt-right troll and Breitbart editor feeling backlash
Milo is known for "provocative" attacks against trans people, feminism and "P.C. culture". He's an utter dickwad who masks inciting anger behind a mask of free speech.

This week he's lost his Simon & Schuster book deal after video surfaced suggesting Milo was defending and advocating for sexual relationships between 13-year-olds and adults. Also on Monday, the Conservative Political Action Conference rescinded an invitation for Yiannopoulos to speak at its conference this week. Additionally, Breitbart staffers reportedly threatened to quit if Yiannopoulos weren't fired.___

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2017-02-20 15:31:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Sir David Attenborough back for another documentary series - the sequel to 2001's The Blue Planet on the BBC
If Planet Earth II was the best thing that happened to you in 2016 then I have some good news... Sir David Attenborough will present the sequel to 2001's The Blue Planet.

The seven-part series, airing later this year, will highlight recent scientific discoveries and new filming techniques. Filming innovations include "tow cams" that can capture predatory fish and dolphins head-on, suction cams which attach to the back of whale sharks and orcas for a creature's-eye view, and a probe camera that can record miniature marine life.

Sir David Attenborough back for another documentary series - the sequel to 2001's The Blue Planet on the BBC
If Planet Earth II was the best thing that happened to you in 2016 then I have some good news... Sir David Attenborough will present the sequel to 2001's The Blue Planet.

The seven-part series, airing later this year, will highlight recent scientific discoveries and new filming techniques. Filming innovations include "tow cams" that can capture predatory fish and dolphins head-on, suction cams which attach to the back of whale sharks and orcas for a creature's-eye view, and a probe camera that can record miniature marine life.___

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2017-02-18 00:26:58 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Trump just called the media 'the enemy of the American people'
Trump called the U.S. media the enemy of the American people this afternoon. Oh... but he deleted the tweet... only to replace it with a nearly identify tweet that only removed the work "SICK!"

I have no idea why it was OK without "SICK!" but appropriate without it but it is just more of his alarming anti-media rhetoric.

Trump's words recall similar sentiments from Nixon, but at least he only said them behind closed doors:

December 1972 tape: Nixon told Kissinger, “The press is the enemy, the establishment is the enemy, the professors are the enemy."

New tweet: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/832708293516632065

Trump just called the media 'the enemy of the American people'
Trump called the U.S. media the enemy of the American people this afternoon. Oh... but he deleted the tweet... only to replace it with a nearly identify tweet that only removed the work "SICK!"

I have no idea why it was OK without "SICK!" but appropriate without it but it is just more of his alarming anti-media rhetoric.

Trump's words recall similar sentiments from Nixon, but at least he only said them behind closed doors:

December 1972 tape: Nixon told Kissinger, “The press is the enemy, the establishment is the enemy, the professors are the enemy."

New tweet: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/832708293516632065___

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2017-02-17 15:21:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

You Are Not the Majority
If you’re reading this, then you’re not in the majority of humans. Asap Science reminds us to keep learning and to keep an open mind, because the group that we identify with is not as typical, as average, or as numerous as we probably think.

h/t: https://goo.gl/i32fA2

You Are Not the Majority
If you’re reading this, then you’re not in the majority of humans. Asap Science reminds us to keep learning and to keep an open mind, because the group that we identify with is not as typical, as average, or as numerous as we probably think.

h/t: https://goo.gl/i32fA2___

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2017-02-17 15:17:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

The Last Jedi confirmed to be plural by non-English Twitter accounts
Is The Last Jedi singular or plural? Turns out several non-English (official) Star Wars Twitter accounts indicate we can expect it to be the plural of Jedi. 

The Last Jedi confirmed to be plural by non-English Twitter accounts
Is The Last Jedi singular or plural? Turns out several non-English (official) Star Wars Twitter accounts indicate we can expect it to be the plural of Jedi. ___

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2017-02-16 19:25:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Mr. Speaker, like the main characters in Stranger Things, we are now stuck in the Upside Down
Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) took to the House floor Thursday and compared Trump’s administration to Stranger Things.

“Mornings might be for coffee and contemplation, but Chief Jim Hopper is not coming to rescue us. Like Mike, Lucas, Dustin, and Eleven, we must remain focused on the task at hand and hold this administration accountable so we can escape from our own version of the Upside Down.”

View the entire thing here (or just the clip in the YouTube vid below): https://www.c-span.org/video/?424133-101/us-house-debates-resolutions-roll-back-regulations&live&vod

Mr. Speaker, like the main characters in Stranger Things, we are now stuck in the Upside Down
Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) took to the House floor Thursday and compared Trump’s administration to Stranger Things.

“Mornings might be for coffee and contemplation, but Chief Jim Hopper is not coming to rescue us. Like Mike, Lucas, Dustin, and Eleven, we must remain focused on the task at hand and hold this administration accountable so we can escape from our own version of the Upside Down.”

View the entire thing here (or just the clip in the YouTube vid below): https://www.c-span.org/video/?424133-101/us-house-debates-resolutions-roll-back-regulations&live&vod___

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2017-02-16 18:47:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Trump just did more to preserve the full CIA Torture Report than Obama ever did
Credit where credit it due. While Obama was ending his term the DOJ fought on his behalf in federal court, arguing against an order to deposit the full report with the court clerk for preservation in the ongoing trial of Abd al-Rahim Al-Nashiri. Al-Nashiri has alleged he was waterboarded while detained by the CIA.

Trump's legal team issued a one-page notice of compliance stating they would be turning over a full copy of the Torture Report to the court as requested.

You can view the notice here: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3458952/2017-02-10-Notice-on-the-Deposit-of-the-SSCI.pdf

Trump just did more to preserve the full CIA Torture Report than Obama ever did
Credit where credit it due. While Obama was ending his term the DOJ fought on his behalf in federal court, arguing against an order to deposit the full report with the court clerk for preservation in the ongoing trial of Abd al-Rahim Al-Nashiri. Al-Nashiri has alleged he was waterboarded while detained by the CIA.

Trump's legal team issued a one-page notice of compliance stating they would be turning over a full copy of the Torture Report to the court as requested.

You can view the notice here: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3458952/2017-02-10-Notice-on-the-Deposit-of-the-SSCI.pdf___

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2017-02-16 15:01:30 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

GOP only want to investigate how information about Flynn leaked, not Flynn
Are you fucking shitting me right now?!

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) wants an investigation into.... drum roll.... the leaks that led to Flynn's removal. Nothing concerning his discussions with Russia about US sanctions before Trump took office, but the LEAKS that exposed Flynn had done so.

GOP colleagues in the House have sided with him, and argue that an investigation into Flynn's behavior is excessive and unnecessary.

* http://thehill.com/homenews/house/319421-chairman-house-intel-panel-wont-investigate-flynn-will-probe-leaks
* http://www.businessinsider.com/michael-flynn-investigation-russia-republicans-2017-2
* http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/top-republicans-probe-trump-leaks-not-contents-article-1.2973972

GOP only want to investigate how information about Flynn leaked, not Flynn
Are you fucking shitting me right now?!

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) wants an investigation into.... drum roll.... the leaks that led to Flynn's removal. Nothing concerning his discussions with Russia about US sanctions before Trump took office, but the LEAKS that exposed Flynn had done so.

GOP colleagues in the House have sided with him, and argue that an investigation into Flynn's behavior is excessive and unnecessary.

* http://thehill.com/homenews/house/319421-chairman-house-intel-panel-wont-investigate-flynn-will-probe-leaks
* http://www.businessinsider.com/michael-flynn-investigation-russia-republicans-2017-2
* http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/top-republicans-probe-trump-leaks-not-contents-article-1.2973972___

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2017-02-16 00:35:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Republican senators are preparing to overturn privacy rules that require ISPs to protect their customers' online data
Sorry but the GOP is not the party of the people... they are the party of big business. Clearly both parties get their wheels greased by politicians but one is so blatantly opposite the good of the people it's not even funny.

A coalition of consumer advocacy groups recently urged Congress to let the privacy rules remain in place.

"Broadband ISPs, by virtue of their position as gatekeepers to everything on the Internet, have a largely unencumbered view into their customers’ online communications," the groups said in a letter. "That includes the websites they visit, the videos they watch, and the messages they send." The FCC's privacy rules "empower users and give them a say in how their private information isu... more »

Republican senators are preparing to overturn privacy rules that require ISPs to protect their customers' online data
Sorry but the GOP is not the party of the people... they are the party of big business. Clearly both parties get their wheels greased by politicians but one is so blatantly opposite the good of the people it's not even funny.

A coalition of consumer advocacy groups recently urged Congress to let the privacy rules remain in place.

"Broadband ISPs, by virtue of their position as gatekeepers to everything on the Internet, have a largely unencumbered view into their customers’ online communications," the groups said in a letter. "That includes the websites they visit, the videos they watch, and the messages they send." The FCC's privacy rules "empower users and give them a say in how their private information is used," they said.___

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2017-02-15 15:38:26 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 45 +1s; )Open 

Stalkscan shows the creepy power of Facebook's Graph Search
Do you know how much of your information is out there?

In 2013 Facebook launched a powerful new feature called Graph Search. The new search engine allowed users open access to many data sources Facebook had previously kept to itself. This allows searching for photos of yourself, your neighbor when she was 21 and all the way to the super ability to stalk single friends’ comments, events they’ve attended, statuses they’ve liked, and even seeing which bars they visit most often. Facebook Graph Search made all of this possible.

Facebook quietly back-burnered this because people, understandably so, found it super creepy. However, the functionality is still there. Self-proclaimed Belgian "ethical hacker" Inti De Ceukelaire has created a web interface that lets you make the most out of Graph Search.It... more »

Stalkscan shows the creepy power of Facebook's Graph Search
Do you know how much of your information is out there?

In 2013 Facebook launched a powerful new feature called Graph Search. The new search engine allowed users open access to many data sources Facebook had previously kept to itself. This allows searching for photos of yourself, your neighbor when she was 21 and all the way to the super ability to stalk single friends’ comments, events they’ve attended, statuses they’ve liked, and even seeing which bars they visit most often. Facebook Graph Search made all of this possible.

Facebook quietly back-burnered this because people, understandably so, found it super creepy. However, the functionality is still there. Self-proclaimed Belgian "ethical hacker" Inti De Ceukelaire has created a web interface that lets you make the most out of Graph Search. It's appropriately named Stalkscan.

De Ceukelaire told Motherboard (https://goo.gl/HhhDhH):

"Graph Search and its privacy issues aren’t new, but I felt like it never really reached the man on the street. With my actions and user-friendly tools I want to target the non-tech-savvy people because most of them don’t have a clue what they are sharing with the public."

Stalkscan simply shows you all the power of Graph Search in one simple user interface. Just enter the your profile, or that of the person you want to run Graph Search on and behold all of the information. It should be noted the tool only shows content you have access to; if the privacy settings of the profile disallow you from seeing the content you won't have access to it. Stalkscan simply provides an easy interface to see what's already available.

Not sure why it defaulted to non-English. It's simply to change but here's the English link: http://stalkscan.com/en/___

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2017-02-15 15:18:01 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Trump signs repeal of transparency rule for oil companies
President Trump signed legislation Tuesday to repeal a controversial regulation that would have required energy companies to disclose their payments to foreign governments.

The resolution repeals a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule written under the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law.
It was meant to fight corruption in resource-rich countries by mandating that companies on United States stock exchanges disclose the royalties and other payments that oil, natural gas, coal and mineral companies make to governments.

Trump signs repeal of transparency rule for oil companies
President Trump signed legislation Tuesday to repeal a controversial regulation that would have required energy companies to disclose their payments to foreign governments.

The resolution repeals a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule written under the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law.
It was meant to fight corruption in resource-rich countries by mandating that companies on United States stock exchanges disclose the royalties and other payments that oil, natural gas, coal and mineral companies make to governments.___

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2017-02-14 20:53:11 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

Facebook videos in your News Feed soon autoplay with sound
If you read that and let out an 'ughhhhhhhhhhh' you're in luck. You can disable it in settings. However, in typical Facebook fashion they're going to opt-in users to this functionality instead of letting people know they can enable it.

As soon as you hover over a video it will begin playing. On mobile sound fades in and out as you scroll through videos in News Feed.

You can opt out of autoplaying sound permanently by toggling off "Videos in News Feed Start With Sound" in Settings.

http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2017/02/new-ways-to-watch-facebook-video/

Facebook videos in your News Feed soon autoplay with sound
If you read that and let out an 'ughhhhhhhhhhh' you're in luck. You can disable it in settings. However, in typical Facebook fashion they're going to opt-in users to this functionality instead of letting people know they can enable it.

As soon as you hover over a video it will begin playing. On mobile sound fades in and out as you scroll through videos in News Feed.

You can opt out of autoplaying sound permanently by toggling off "Videos in News Feed Start With Sound" in Settings.

http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2017/02/new-ways-to-watch-facebook-video/___

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2017-02-09 23:46:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Appeals court refuses to reinstate travel ban
In an unanimous ruling the San Francisco Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate Trumps Muslim Ban.

The decision reads, "We hold that the Government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury, and we therefore deny its emergency motion for a stay."

Appeals court refuses to reinstate travel ban
In an unanimous ruling the San Francisco Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate Trumps Muslim Ban.

The decision reads, "We hold that the Government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury, and we therefore deny its emergency motion for a stay."___

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2017-02-09 01:10:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Open Signal: Verizon and T-Mobile are in a virtual tie for the best network in the U.S.
Off the cuff... if you're paying way more for Verizon then maybe you should read this report. Verizon or T-Mobile performed the best in every category tested, and the final results show that any measurable advantage T-Mobile or Verizon previously held in nationwide network testing has shrunk to the point of being insignificant. 

Open Signal: Verizon and T-Mobile are in a virtual tie for the best network in the U.S.
Off the cuff... if you're paying way more for Verizon then maybe you should read this report. Verizon or T-Mobile performed the best in every category tested, and the final results show that any measurable advantage T-Mobile or Verizon previously held in nationwide network testing has shrunk to the point of being insignificant. ___

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2017-02-09 01:06:21 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Mac malware is catching up to its Windows rivals
OSX users LOVE to boast about how they don't get viruses or malware or whatever (I haven't had either in... I can't even remember it's been so long). They of course leave out that's because it's mostly hipsters, personal users, and non-power users that use them (I'm in IT... I know tons of badasses that use OSX as their primary driver... I'm not talking about them). OSX accounts for less than ~5% of the market (https://goo.gl/4cY9vW). Obviously, those looking to exploit an OS will go after the larger and more profitable target; that which holds the larger portion of the market. It's called ROI.

To be fair... WTF are people still doing running XP? I'm not saying Windows users are smarter. That's not the case. However... the more OSX users there are the more sophisticated the attacks will... more »

Mac malware is catching up to its Windows rivals
OSX users LOVE to boast about how they don't get viruses or malware or whatever (I haven't had either in... I can't even remember it's been so long). They of course leave out that's because it's mostly hipsters, personal users, and non-power users that use them (I'm in IT... I know tons of badasses that use OSX as their primary driver... I'm not talking about them). OSX accounts for less than ~5% of the market (https://goo.gl/4cY9vW). Obviously, those looking to exploit an OS will go after the larger and more profitable target; that which holds the larger portion of the market. It's called ROI.

To be fair... WTF are people still doing running XP? I'm not saying Windows users are smarter. That's not the case. However... the more OSX users there are the more sophisticated the attacks will become. When mac users can sit at the big kids table (/marketshare/install-base), THEN they can be smug. Beyond that... stop being dicks. ___

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2017-02-09 00:53:40 (0 comments; 7 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

KEEP THE EPA GREAT
Fuck.the.GOP. A Congressional hearing held Tuesday titled, “Making EPA Great Again,” condemned the Environmental Protection Agency before it even began. This is such a fucking joke.

Among those slated testify on “how EPA can pursue environmental protection and protect public health by relying on sound science” was a coal lawyer, a chemical industry lobbyist and a libertarian scholar who once accused the agency of “regulatory terrorism.” The witness list included just one EPA-advocate, Rush Holt Jr., a physicist, head of the nonprofit American Association for the Advancement of Science, and one-time Democratic congressman from New Jersey.

When asked his opinion on the topic at hand, Rush Holt responded, “That is a science advisory board—it will not function better by having fewer scientists on it. It is supposed to look at science. But inthe name of bal... more »

KEEP THE EPA GREAT
Fuck.the.GOP. A Congressional hearing held Tuesday titled, “Making EPA Great Again,” condemned the Environmental Protection Agency before it even began. This is such a fucking joke.

Among those slated testify on “how EPA can pursue environmental protection and protect public health by relying on sound science” was a coal lawyer, a chemical industry lobbyist and a libertarian scholar who once accused the agency of “regulatory terrorism.” The witness list included just one EPA-advocate, Rush Holt Jr., a physicist, head of the nonprofit American Association for the Advancement of Science, and one-time Democratic congressman from New Jersey.

When asked his opinion on the topic at hand, Rush Holt responded, “That is a science advisory board—it will not function better by having fewer scientists on it. It is supposed to look at science. But in the name of balance and diversity, there’s an effort to make it, well… less scientific.” I think he was being nice... this isn't in the name of "balance and diversity".

This all comes back to building support for a bill Rep. Smith has proposed, dubbed the “Secret Science Reform Act.” It would restrict the scientific evidence the EPA would be allowed to consider by requiring the agency to make all the underlying data publicly available. It would also be limited to studies that can be directly replicated.

This asshats are the ones who argue the "theory" of evolution is just a theory... when in reality they either know that's not what theory means in the scientific context and are just pursuing immediate financial gains, or are so stupid they don't comprehend what the term means.

We do not need to make the EPA great again (sure there can ALWAYS be ways to better ANY organization but that's what's happening) and Beyer’s counter-argument was simple: “The EPA has led to clearer skies, cleaner water and vast improvements to public health."
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2017-02-08 18:06:39 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

'Bill Nye Saves the World' drops on Netflix April 21
When it seems science / knowledge is under attack we need things like this that promote science education more than ever. Each episode will address a specific topic or idea with panel discussions, wacky experiments, and in-the-field reporting (and apparently a lot of fist bumps). 

'Bill Nye Saves the World' drops on Netflix April 21
When it seems science / knowledge is under attack we need things like this that promote science education more than ever. Each episode will address a specific topic or idea with panel discussions, wacky experiments, and in-the-field reporting (and apparently a lot of fist bumps). ___

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2017-02-07 16:50:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Portal in Microsoft's HoloLens looks wicked
There's no release date for a consumer version of HoloLens (and the current development kit costs ~$3,000) but man does this demo make me want one. Toronto developer Kenny Wang figured out a way to use the HoloLens to bring Portal to the real world.

He made it so he can place portals in his real-world surroundings. The virtual Companion Cube can be shot through the portal entrance and pop out the portal exit... it even rolls down real stairs. 

Portal in Microsoft's HoloLens looks wicked
There's no release date for a consumer version of HoloLens (and the current development kit costs ~$3,000) but man does this demo make me want one. Toronto developer Kenny Wang figured out a way to use the HoloLens to bring Portal to the real world.

He made it so he can place portals in his real-world surroundings. The virtual Companion Cube can be shot through the portal entrance and pop out the portal exit... it even rolls down real stairs. ___

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2017-02-06 21:13:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Jack’s Back:Full Trailer for Samurai Jack Season 5
It's been 50 years since we saw Samurai Jack and time has not been kind to him. Aku has destroyed every time portal and Jack has stopped aging, a side effect of time travel. It seems he is cursed to just roam the land for all eternity.

Jack’s Back:Full Trailer for Samurai Jack Season 5
It's been 50 years since we saw Samurai Jack and time has not been kind to him. Aku has destroyed every time portal and Jack has stopped aging, a side effect of time travel. It seems he is cursed to just roam the land for all eternity.___

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2017-02-06 21:11:24 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

New FCC chair decides top goal is NOT "bringing broadband to all Americans
It's not just net neutrality we should be worried about... removing programs that help low-income families have broadband will only further the divide of digitial haves and have nots.

New FCC chair decides top goal is NOT "bringing broadband to all Americans
It's not just net neutrality we should be worried about... removing programs that help low-income families have broadband will only further the divide of digitial haves and have nots.___

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2017-02-06 15:48:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Kid loses it when the hotel's Internet goes down
The hotel they were staying in changed its Wi-Fi credentials.

"Why are you crying?" Rod asked his son.

"Because the internet is dead," the kid responded.

-- I know that feel bro.

Kid loses it when the hotel's Internet goes down
The hotel they were staying in changed its Wi-Fi credentials.

"Why are you crying?" Rod asked his son.

"Because the internet is dead," the kid responded.

-- I know that feel bro.___

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2017-02-06 14:41:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

A bunch of tech first just told Trump what they think of his Muslim Ban
In the 53-page amicus filing, the corporations forcefully argued in favor of America’s history as a "nation of immigrants," and noted that if the order is allowed to stand, "American workers and the economy will suffer as a result."

The complete list of companies that signed on to yesterday’s brief:

AdRoll
Aeris Communications
Airbnb
AltSchool
Ancestry.com
Appboy
Apple
AppNexus Inc.
Asana, Inc.
Atlassian Corp Plc
Autodesk
Automattic
Box
Brightcove
Brit + Co
CareZone
Castlight Health
Checkr
Chobani
Citrix Systems,
Cloudera
Cloudflare
Copia Institute
DocuSign
DoorDash
Dropbox
Dynatrace
eBay
Engine Advocacy
Etsy
Facebook
FastlyF... more »

A bunch of tech first just told Trump what they think of his Muslim Ban
In the 53-page amicus filing, the corporations forcefully argued in favor of America’s history as a "nation of immigrants," and noted that if the order is allowed to stand, "American workers and the economy will suffer as a result."

The complete list of companies that signed on to yesterday’s brief:

AdRoll
Aeris Communications
Airbnb
AltSchool
Ancestry.com
Appboy
Apple
AppNexus Inc.
Asana, Inc.
Atlassian Corp Plc
Autodesk
Automattic
Box
Brightcove
Brit + Co
CareZone
Castlight Health
Checkr
Chobani
Citrix Systems,
Cloudera
Cloudflare
Copia Institute
DocuSign
DoorDash
Dropbox
Dynatrace
eBay
Engine Advocacy
Etsy
Facebook
Fastly
Flipboard
Foursquare Labs
Fuze
General Assembly
GitHub
Glassdoor
Google
GoPro
Harmonic
Hipmunk
Indiegogo
Intel Corporation
JAND, Inc. d/b/a Warby Parker
Kargo Global
Kickstarter
KIND
Knotel
Levi Strauss & Co.
LinkedIn Corporation
Lithium Technologies, Inc.
Lyft
Mapbox
Maplebear Inc. d/b/a Instacart
Marin Software Incorporated
Medallia, Inc.
A Medium Corporation
Meetup, Inc.
Microsoft Corporation
Motivate International
Mozilla Corporation
Netflix
NETGEAR
NewsCred
Patreon
PayPal Holdings, Inc.
Pinterest
Quora
Reddit
Rocket Fuel
SaaStr
Salesforce.com, Inc.
Scopely
Shutterstock
Snap
Spokeo
Spotify USA
Square
Squarespace
Strava
Stripe
SurveyMonkey
TaskRabbit
Tech:NYC
Thumbtack
Turn Inc.
Twilio
Twitter
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Via
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
Workday
Y Combinator Management, LLC
Yelp
Zynga___

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2017-02-04 14:26:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Samurai Jack Season 5 teaser
Short. Sweet. Genndy Tartakovsky’s awesome animated series is due for it's return. I cannot wait!

Samurai Jack Season 5 teaser
Short. Sweet. Genndy Tartakovsky’s awesome animated series is due for it's return. I cannot wait!___

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2017-01-31 18:18:20 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Google Voice is being rumored to integrate with Project Fi soon
Google's messaging strategy can only described as something like a plate for spaghetti. They got Hangouts, Messenger, Allo, Duo, and for those of us still clinging to it Google Voice. We've been told the big G intends to shift Hangouts to the enterprise market. Why? I have no idea. I still use it for both SMS and Hangouts.

9to5Google claims that Project Fi may be integrated into Google Voice in the near future. Sources close to 9to5Google are telling them that Project Fi integration will be a “keystone” feature with the new Google Voice update... which could signal that it would be the replacement should they shift Hangouts to a more enterprise only feature. 

Google Voice is being rumored to integrate with Project Fi soon
Google's messaging strategy can only described as something like a plate for spaghetti. They got Hangouts, Messenger, Allo, Duo, and for those of us still clinging to it Google Voice. We've been told the big G intends to shift Hangouts to the enterprise market. Why? I have no idea. I still use it for both SMS and Hangouts.

9to5Google claims that Project Fi may be integrated into Google Voice in the near future. Sources close to 9to5Google are telling them that Project Fi integration will be a “keystone” feature with the new Google Voice update... which could signal that it would be the replacement should they shift Hangouts to a more enterprise only feature. ___

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2017-01-31 00:11:10 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Former Firefox developer says antivirus does more harm than good
He says unless you use Microsoft's Windows Defender you should just uninstall that PoS antivirus you're running.

He not alone in this view. A couple of months back, Justin Schuh, Google Chrome's security chief, and indeed one of the world's top infosec bods, said that antivirus software is "my single biggest impediment to shipping a secure browser."

Former Firefox developer says antivirus does more harm than good
He says unless you use Microsoft's Windows Defender you should just uninstall that PoS antivirus you're running.

He not alone in this view. A couple of months back, Justin Schuh, Google Chrome's security chief, and indeed one of the world's top infosec bods, said that antivirus software is "my single biggest impediment to shipping a secure browser."___

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2017-01-31 00:07:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Netflix project lets you mind-control its interface
Using a Muse EEG headband (which I just happen to have) you can move your head up and down or side to side to scroll vertically and horizontally through Netflix's interface. Then, when you've landed on a title you like, just think of the word or action "Play."

No word on if they'd ever roll this out publicly as it was part of their annual Hack Day. Also... I don't know that many of their users have a Muse headband (which is primarily used for meditating) so there might not be much incentive to do so. Still... I would love to try it. Hit me up +Netflix US & Canada if you want a dummy tester!

src: https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/30/netflix-project-lets-you-mind-control-its-interface/

Netflix project lets you mind-control its interface
Using a Muse EEG headband (which I just happen to have) you can move your head up and down or side to side to scroll vertically and horizontally through Netflix's interface. Then, when you've landed on a title you like, just think of the word or action "Play."

No word on if they'd ever roll this out publicly as it was part of their annual Hack Day. Also... I don't know that many of their users have a Muse headband (which is primarily used for meditating) so there might not be much incentive to do so. Still... I would love to try it. Hit me up +Netflix US & Canada if you want a dummy tester!

src: https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/30/netflix-project-lets-you-mind-control-its-interface/___

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2017-01-30 23:59:51 (19 comments; 5 reshares; 173 +1s; )Open 

Facebook looks to axe email as your account recovery option
With Delegated Recovery, Facebook lets users set up an encrypted recovery token for sites like GitHub, and stores it at Facebook. If you lose the login information for GitHub, you’d simply log in to Facebook and send the stored token to the site to prove your identity and regain access.

So on the plus side if you lose your two-factor authentication device you'd have a way to get back into a site. On the downside, you're trusting Facebook to be your recovery method. This is arguably better than relying on email. However, if you simply use a two-factor app like +LastPass Authenticator or +Authy your fears of losing your 2FA device can be mitigated and not even really need anything like this at all. 

Facebook looks to axe email as your account recovery option
With Delegated Recovery, Facebook lets users set up an encrypted recovery token for sites like GitHub, and stores it at Facebook. If you lose the login information for GitHub, you’d simply log in to Facebook and send the stored token to the site to prove your identity and regain access.

So on the plus side if you lose your two-factor authentication device you'd have a way to get back into a site. On the downside, you're trusting Facebook to be your recovery method. This is arguably better than relying on email. However, if you simply use a two-factor app like +LastPass Authenticator or +Authy your fears of losing your 2FA device can be mitigated and not even really need anything like this at all. ___

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2017-01-30 23:52:57 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 110 +1s; )Open 

Ads are coming to Facebook Messenger
Facebook is bringing ads to Messenger and holy cow are the HUUUUGE. The ads will appear in a module below your conversations list and they'll be pretty massive.

Fortunately, it should be easy to avoid seeing ads - just don't interact with a company or brand through Messenger. Facebook will only show the sponsored message section if you start a conversation with a company or brand first. So at least for now you should be able to avoid them by simply not chatting up a company (do people really do that?). 

Ads are coming to Facebook Messenger
Facebook is bringing ads to Messenger and holy cow are the HUUUUGE. The ads will appear in a module below your conversations list and they'll be pretty massive.

Fortunately, it should be easy to avoid seeing ads - just don't interact with a company or brand through Messenger. Facebook will only show the sponsored message section if you start a conversation with a company or brand first. So at least for now you should be able to avoid them by simply not chatting up a company (do people really do that?). ___

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2017-01-30 18:20:42 (5 comments; 14 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

When a woman marries a programmer
Diary comparison....


src: http://themetapicture.com/when-girls-get-in-a-relationship-with-an-engineer/

When a woman marries a programmer
Diary comparison....


src: http://themetapicture.com/when-girls-get-in-a-relationship-with-an-engineer/___

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2017-01-30 18:14:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Sam Bee is creating the first annual 'Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner
The gala will take place on Saturday, April 29 at The Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C.. That just happens to be the same night as the annual White House Correspondents Dinner.

"Executives at TBS offered their full support of the gala by nodding politely and then muttering under their breath as we turned around," said Bee in a release. "The evening is sure to bring plenty of surprises, music, food, and laughter—and if you're not careful you just might learn something. Specifically, you’ll learn how screwed we'd be without a free press."

All proceeds will go to the Committee to Protect Journalist.

Sam Bee is creating the first annual 'Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner
The gala will take place on Saturday, April 29 at The Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C.. That just happens to be the same night as the annual White House Correspondents Dinner.

"Executives at TBS offered their full support of the gala by nodding politely and then muttering under their breath as we turned around," said Bee in a release. "The evening is sure to bring plenty of surprises, music, food, and laughter—and if you're not careful you just might learn something. Specifically, you’ll learn how screwed we'd be without a free press."

All proceeds will go to the Committee to Protect Journalist.___

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2017-01-30 18:10:11 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Stranger Things SAG Award speech is all the things you need to hear right now
David Harbour’s powerful acceptance speech is amazing. If you need to hear someone champion the messages of tolerance, understanding, and protecting those who can’t protect themselves then this is the video to watch. 

Stranger Things SAG Award speech is all the things you need to hear right now
David Harbour’s powerful acceptance speech is amazing. If you need to hear someone champion the messages of tolerance, understanding, and protecting those who can’t protect themselves then this is the video to watch. ___

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2017-01-29 07:05:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Conservatives have less success dating
If the past few weeks have taught us anything, it's that it's more important than ever for women to stand up and speak their minds — and it turns out it could even help find lasting love.

OKCupid... the most realistic dating site IMO (admittedly small sample and in a region more prone to accept bullshit like eHarmony), who are also data analytics nerds, have shown that "The Stepford Wife is robotic, submissive and repressed. Her behavior is learned as a necessary means of securing — and holding onto — a husband, i.e. a comfortable space within societal norms, and financial stability.
Fortunately, while this facade may have been the accepted standard for locking down “martial bliss” decades ago, becoming a happy wife (or finding a fulfilling relationship) is much different today. In fact, according to our data,women who embody ... more »

Conservatives have less success dating
If the past few weeks have taught us anything, it's that it's more important than ever for women to stand up and speak their minds — and it turns out it could even help find lasting love.

OKCupid... the most realistic dating site IMO (admittedly small sample and in a region more prone to accept bullshit like eHarmony), who are also data analytics nerds, have shown that "The Stepford Wife is robotic, submissive and repressed. Her behavior is learned as a necessary means of securing — and holding onto — a husband, i.e. a comfortable space within societal norms, and financial stability.
Fortunately, while this facade may have been the accepted standard for locking down “martial bliss” decades ago, becoming a happy wife (or finding a fulfilling relationship) is much different today. In fact, according to our data, women who embody the opposite of subservience have better odds of finding lasting love.
That’s right — outspoken, liberal women are more likely to find success... than those who are not."___

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2017-01-28 17:55:54 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Google Recalls Staff to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order
Sundar Pichai told employees to return to the US for fear they wouldn't be allowed back. The Department of Homeland Security issued a directive on Friday afternoon ordering the Customs and Border Control agency to enforce the order. Late Friday, some green card and visa holders were already being blocked from boarding flights to the U.S.

Also... Can we please call it what it is: a Muslim ban. The order specifically directs the US to prioritize “religious minorities” for the US refugee quota. When you do that... and only list majority-Muslim nations in your immigrants and visa holder ban... that's a pretty direct message. Never mind the fact that... how can you tell a person's faith? Ask them? What if they just converted? What if they are an atheist? 

Google Recalls Staff to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order
Sundar Pichai told employees to return to the US for fear they wouldn't be allowed back. The Department of Homeland Security issued a directive on Friday afternoon ordering the Customs and Border Control agency to enforce the order. Late Friday, some green card and visa holders were already being blocked from boarding flights to the U.S.

Also... Can we please call it what it is: a Muslim ban. The order specifically directs the US to prioritize “religious minorities” for the US refugee quota. When you do that... and only list majority-Muslim nations in your immigrants and visa holder ban... that's a pretty direct message. Never mind the fact that... how can you tell a person's faith? Ask them? What if they just converted? What if they are an atheist? ___

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2017-01-27 18:46:48 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Rapping for 90 seconds straight... without breathing
WOOOOOAH! This is crazy! After doing some breathing exercises, Mac Lethal attempts to rap for 90 seconds straight without pausing or inhaling.

I'm out of breath just from watching him try.

Rapping for 90 seconds straight... without breathing
WOOOOOAH! This is crazy! After doing some breathing exercises, Mac Lethal attempts to rap for 90 seconds straight without pausing or inhaling.

I'm out of breath just from watching him try.___

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2017-01-27 18:27:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Two hours trolling a Windows support scammer
"Technical support scams are the bottom of the barrel for cyber-crime. Using well-worn social engineering techniques that generally only work on the least sophisticated computer users, these bootleg call-center operations generally use a collection of commercially available tools to either convince their victims to pay exorbitant fees for "security software" or to extort them to gain control of their computer. And yet, these schemes continue to rake in cash for scammers."

OK... I do this EVERY time I get these calls but this is some next level stuff right here. I'll ignorantly play along with these scammers, sucking up their time, for about 10 minutes. At that point I start to progressively get more irate toward them until they start to question if I'm fucking with them. This guy... keeps them on the line for TWO... more »

Two hours trolling a Windows support scammer
"Technical support scams are the bottom of the barrel for cyber-crime. Using well-worn social engineering techniques that generally only work on the least sophisticated computer users, these bootleg call-center operations generally use a collection of commercially available tools to either convince their victims to pay exorbitant fees for "security software" or to extort them to gain control of their computer. And yet, these schemes continue to rake in cash for scammers."

OK... I do this EVERY time I get these calls but this is some next level stuff right here. I'll ignorantly play along with these scammers, sucking up their time, for about 10 minutes. At that point I start to progressively get more irate toward them until they start to question if I'm fucking with them. This guy... keeps them on the line for TWO HOURS! #myNewHero___

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2017-01-27 18:15:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Gore and three nongovernmental groups resurrect CDC climate and health conference
"They tried to cancel this conference but it is going forward anyway. Today we face a challenging political climate, but climate shouldn’t be a political issue. Health professionals urgently need the very best science in order to protect the public, and climate science has increasingly critical implications for their day-to-day work. With more and more hot days, which exacerbate the proliferation of the Zika virus and other public health threats, we cannot afford to waste any time."

Gore and three nongovernmental groups resurrect CDC climate and health conference
"They tried to cancel this conference but it is going forward anyway. Today we face a challenging political climate, but climate shouldn’t be a political issue. Health professionals urgently need the very best science in order to protect the public, and climate science has increasingly critical implications for their day-to-day work. With more and more hot days, which exacerbate the proliferation of the Zika virus and other public health threats, we cannot afford to waste any time."___

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2017-01-27 15:53:53 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 66 +1s; )Open 

Sheryl Sandberg on Trump's anti-abortion action: 'It'll hurt more people'
"Comprehensive family planning helps prevent unintended pregnancies, deaths and abortions. This week’s executive order reinstating the global gag rule will make that work much harder. It bans health organizations around the world from providing counseling on all family planning options. If they refuse to abide by the ban, they could lose millions in funding from the United States. And this ban is harsher and broader than past orders by past presidents, because it covers every program that falls under global health assistance. That means it'll hurt more people."

The Facebook post marked the first time since the presidential election that Sandberg, a champion of women's issues, has spoken out on the policies of the new administration.

Sheryl Sandberg on Trump's anti-abortion action: 'It'll hurt more people'
"Comprehensive family planning helps prevent unintended pregnancies, deaths and abortions. This week’s executive order reinstating the global gag rule will make that work much harder. It bans health organizations around the world from providing counseling on all family planning options. If they refuse to abide by the ban, they could lose millions in funding from the United States. And this ban is harsher and broader than past orders by past presidents, because it covers every program that falls under global health assistance. That means it'll hurt more people."

The Facebook post marked the first time since the presidential election that Sandberg, a champion of women's issues, has spoken out on the policies of the new administration.___

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2017-01-25 21:59:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Trump Hotels plans to triple US locations
Curious timing. 

Trump Hotels plans to triple US locations
Curious timing. ___

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2017-01-25 18:21:14 (8 comments; 22 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

Resist
Just a few awesome things happening...

* A group of Greenpeace protesters scaled a crane in close proximity to the White House on Wednesday morning and hung a giant banner reading "RESIST," an act of defiance that was visible from the White House. - https://goo.gl/bHnWOj

* After being told to stop tweeting scientific climate data by the Trump administration an account popped up "@AltUSNatParkService" that billing itself as "The Unofficial 'Resistance' team of U.S. National Park Service. Not taxpayer subsidised! Come for rugged scenery, fossil beds, 89 million acres of landscape." A pinned tweet on its page notes, "Can't wait for President Trump to call us FAKE NEWS. You can take our official twitter, but you'll never take our free time!" - https://goo.gl/tDOyDU

* Badlands National Park Twitter account... more »

Resist
Just a few awesome things happening...

* A group of Greenpeace protesters scaled a crane in close proximity to the White House on Wednesday morning and hung a giant banner reading "RESIST," an act of defiance that was visible from the White House. - https://goo.gl/bHnWOj

* After being told to stop tweeting scientific climate data by the Trump administration an account popped up "@AltUSNatParkService" that billing itself as "The Unofficial 'Resistance' team of U.S. National Park Service. Not taxpayer subsidised! Come for rugged scenery, fossil beds, 89 million acres of landscape." A pinned tweet on its page notes, "Can't wait for President Trump to call us FAKE NEWS. You can take our official twitter, but you'll never take our free time!" - https://goo.gl/tDOyDU

* Badlands National Park Twitter account goes rogue, starts tweeting scientific facts about the environment. - https://goo.gl/ixAMDw

* CNN trolls Trump after he bashes inauguration ratings on Twitter. - https://goo.gl/c1Yr2w

* The official Department of Defense’s Twitter account expressed support for a Marine who came to the U.S. as a refugee. - https://goo.gl/hQP9s5

* The DoD also recently tweeted, "Social media postings sometimes provide an important window into a person’s #mentalhealth. Know what to look for. http://go.usa.gov/x9yVB pic.twitter.com/AbXrw2QhQd" - which many believe to be a shady subtweet about Trump. - https://goo.gl/4kN9oD

* Scientists plan to march on Washington and run for office to fight Trump (the anti anti-science resistance is brewing). - https://goo.gl/h3Y2i9

* Tim Kaine spent inauguration night marrying a same-sex couple - https://goo.gl/xRSoLH
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2017-01-24 21:31:07 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

1984 jumping to top of Amazon's Bestseller List
Kellyanne Conway's 'alternative facts' have renewed interest in 'newspeak' and George Orwell's 1984 is climbing up the bestseller list.

This is as of Jan 23, 2017 @ 3:30PM CST. It's updated hourly here:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/ref=sv_b_2

1984 jumping to top of Amazon's Bestseller List
Kellyanne Conway's 'alternative facts' have renewed interest in 'newspeak' and George Orwell's 1984 is climbing up the bestseller list.

This is as of Jan 23, 2017 @ 3:30PM CST. It's updated hourly here:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/ref=sv_b_2___

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2017-01-24 18:39:42 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

The Netherlands welcomes Trump
This has to be the greatest welcome video. Seriously, it's the best. 

The Netherlands welcomes Trump
This has to be the greatest welcome video. Seriously, it's the best. ___

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2017-01-24 01:43:54 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Trump just signed an executive order making his inauguration day a national holiday
On Monday, the paperwork was filed with the federal government declaring officially that Jan. 20, 2017 — the day of Trump's inauguration — would officially be known as the “National Day of Patriotic Devotion.”

WOW... and I thought the gold curtains were tacky. And here I thought it was our National Day of Disappointing Crowd Size?!



Trump just signed an executive order making his inauguration day a national holiday
On Monday, the paperwork was filed with the federal government declaring officially that Jan. 20, 2017 — the day of Trump's inauguration — would officially be known as the “National Day of Patriotic Devotion.”

WOW... and I thought the gold curtains were tacky. And here I thought it was our National Day of Disappointing Crowd Size?!

___

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2017-01-23 18:59:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Merriam-Webster weighs in on 'alternative facts'
Throws shade and has zero time time for Kellyanne Conway's nonsense by tweeting, "A fact is a piece of information presented as having objective reality."

src: https://twitter.com/MerriamWebster/status/823221915171061760

Merriam-Webster weighs in on 'alternative facts'
Throws shade and has zero time time for Kellyanne Conway's nonsense by tweeting, "A fact is a piece of information presented as having objective reality."

src: https://twitter.com/MerriamWebster/status/823221915171061760___

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2017-01-23 00:52:55 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Richard Dawkins Reads His Hate Mail Again
Richard Dawkins read some of his hate mail from loving Christians and it was glorious.

Now, he’s done it again. It involves him reading a lot of nasty slurs, learning about his own sexual predilections, and trying to figure out how to properly pronounce “bee-yotch.”

src: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/01/21/richard-dawkins-reads-his-hate-mail-again/

Richard Dawkins Reads His Hate Mail Again
Richard Dawkins read some of his hate mail from loving Christians and it was glorious.

Now, he’s done it again. It involves him reading a lot of nasty slurs, learning about his own sexual predilections, and trying to figure out how to properly pronounce “bee-yotch.”

src: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/01/21/richard-dawkins-reads-his-hate-mail-again/___

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2017-01-22 22:53:18 (4 comments; 4 reshares; 45 +1s; )Open 

The media HAS been lying... real photos of Trump inauguration released
lulz

The interwebz is on a roll.___The media HAS been lying... real photos of Trump inauguration released
lulz

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2017-01-22 22:50:21 (14 comments; 9 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

Trump's Secretary of Education
Confirmed...

https://twitter.com/BetsyDeVos/status/822574081480491008

Trump's Secretary of Education
Confirmed...

https://twitter.com/BetsyDeVos/status/822574081480491008___

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2017-01-21 19:24:58 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Petition demanding Trump release tax returns surpasses 100,000 signatures
Well that didn't take long. A WhiteHouse.gov petition asking Donald Trump to release his tax returns has passed the 100,000 signature threshold, meaning a White House response is in order.

The petition’s key demand is to “Immediately release Donald Trump’s full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance.”

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/immediately-release-donald-trumps-full-tax-returns-all-information-needed-verify-emoluments-clause-compliance

Petition demanding Trump release tax returns surpasses 100,000 signatures
Well that didn't take long. A WhiteHouse.gov petition asking Donald Trump to release his tax returns has passed the 100,000 signature threshold, meaning a White House response is in order.

The petition’s key demand is to “Immediately release Donald Trump’s full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance.”

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/immediately-release-donald-trumps-full-tax-returns-all-information-needed-verify-emoluments-clause-compliance___

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Women's March on Washington attendance projections now around 500,000
According to District of Columbia Deputy Mayor Donahue attendance estimates have been raised from 200,000 to 500,000 people marching.
src: https://twitter.com/SafeDC/status/822802883355824132

Hundreds of sister marches are taking place, not only in the United States, but around the world. https://goo.gl/S9XVev

Women's March on Washington attendance projections now around 500,000
According to District of Columbia Deputy Mayor Donahue attendance estimates have been raised from 200,000 to 500,000 people marching.
src: https://twitter.com/SafeDC/status/822802883355824132

Hundreds of sister marches are taking place, not only in the United States, but around the world. https://goo.gl/S9XVev___

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