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You are not in control of your phone (kimonote.com)
by Patrick on 16 Feb 2018  10 comments, latest 8 hours ago
https://kimonote.com/@mildbyte I'd get an e-mail from the dealer, drive the car back to them, have a cup of coffee or three while they were working, and then get the car...

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The stock market could crash if Donald Trump is elected president (from Nov 2016) (marketwatch.com)
by Patrick on 13 Feb 2018  24 comments, latest 8 hours ago
https://www.marketwatch.com/st With the United States’ presidential election on Nov. 8, and a series of elections and other political decisions fast approaching in Europe, now is a good time to ask...

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Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn’t Like—I Know Because It Happened to Me (gizmodo.com)
by Patrick on 1 Sep 2017  46 comments, latest 21 hours ago
http://gizmodo.com/yes-google- The Google salespeople were encouraging Forbes to add Plus’s “+1" social buttons to articles on the site, alongside the Facebook Like button and the Reddit share button. They said...

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Towards a truly uncensorable internet (webrtc.org)
by Patrick on 16 Feb 2018  1 comment, latest a day ago
To guarantee our freedom of speech in the face of the current climate of intolerance, I am looking for mechanisms of distributing small amounts (say, less than 64KB at a...

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So many people are leaving the Bay Area, a U-Haul shortage is jacking up prices (sfgate.com)
by Patrick on 16 Feb 2018  13 comments, latest a day ago
https://www.sfgate.com/expensi Rent a moving truck from Las Vegas to San Jose and you'll pay about $100. In the opposite direction, the same truck will cost you 16 times that, or...

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Facebook convicted of invasion of privacy in Europe (translate.google.co.uk)
by Patrick on 16 Feb 2018  Posted a day ago
https://translate.google.co.uk Facebook does not respect Belgian privacy law. This is the opinion of the Brussels Court of First Instance. She thus fully follows the arguments of the Belgian Privacy Commission....

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Peter Thiel leaving Silicon Valley because of lack of political diversity (latimes.com)
by Patrick on 15 Feb 2018  11 comments, latest a day ago
http://www.latimes.com/busines Billionaire Peter Thiel, one of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley and its most prominent conservative, plans to move his home and personal investment firm to Los Angeles...

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Shopify (SHOP) just keeps surging (finance.yahoo.com)
by Patrick on 30 Aug 2017  16 comments, latest 2 days ago
Up 3.38% just today:https://finance.yahoo.co There's no dividend and no earnings, but revenue keeps doubling each year. I have a 267% gain since buying it in May of 2016. This kind...

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Ontario chooses Shopify to run online cannabis sales (cbc.ca)
by Patrick on 15 Feb 2018  1 comment, latest 2 days ago
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ The Ontario government has inked a deal to use Shopify Inc.'s e-commerce platform for cannabis sales online and in stores as part of its plan to be the province's...

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"We defend a freedom to annoy, indispensable to sexual freedom" (lemonde.fr)
by Patrick on 14 Feb 2018  3 comments, latest 3 days ago
In an article in Le Mond, a collective of 100 women, including Catherine Millet, Ingrid Caven and Catherine Deneuve, affirms its rejection of a certain feminism that expresses a "hatred...

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about
by Patrick on 9 Feb 2015  86 comments, latest 3 days ago
There is one main rule. Violating it will get your comment deleted.Don't talk about the other users. That just turns into flame wars. Don't even use the word "you" if...

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California Bill Would Allow Unrestricted Housing near Transit, Solve State Housing Crisis (slate.com)
by Patrick on 12 Feb 2018  4 comments, latest 3 days ago
https://slate.com/business/201 https://leginfo.legislature.ca (actual bill)San Francisco’s state senator, Scott Wiener, has introduced a bill that would all but abolish the city’s famously strict land use controls—and virtually every other residential zoning...

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Seattle to Remove Controversial City Spying Network After Public Backlash (activistpost.com)
by Patrick on 13 Feb 2018  2 comments, latest 4 days ago
Following years of resistance from citizens, the city of Seattle has decided to completely remove controversial surveillance equipment – at a cost of $150,000. In November 2013, Seattle residents pushed...

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Cop fired for FAILING to kill a suicidal man (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 12 Feb 2018  18 comments, latest 4 days ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new Mader said his Marine Corps and police officer training taught him to assess a threat level. He said Williams was visibly upset but not aggressive or violent. He said...

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Carbon Doomsday (carbondoomsday.com)
by Patrick on 8 Feb 2018  98 comments, latest 5 days ago
http://www.carbondoomsday.com/

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Anyone having trouble viewing the site?
by Patrick on 10 Feb 2018  46 comments, latest 5 days ago
It's under attack again.Let me know if you get any kind of error message, or if it hangs: p@patrick.net Of course you won't even see this if it's hanging for...

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Weinstein threatened his employees’ lives and the lives of their families (sfgate.com)
by Patrick on 12 Feb 2018  2 comments, latest 5 days ago
“I Will Kill Your Family”Weinstein’s penchant for bullying and harassing employees and others in the industry who drew his ire has been well-documented in media reports. The New York...

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#MeToo has led to a witch hunt 'coloured by a hatred of men' (theguardian.com)
by Patrick on 12 Feb 2018  4 comments, latest 5 days ago
https://www.theguardian.com/fi Michael Haneke has become the latest figure to criticise the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment in the film industry, arguing that it has instigated a “witch hunt”...

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Chinese revenge for the Opium Wars, more than 150 years later (statnews.com)
by Patrick on 10 Feb 2018  10 comments, latest 5 days ago
https://www.statnews.com/2016/ When it comes to the illegal sale of fentanyl, most of the attention has focused on Mexican cartels that are adding the drug to heroin smuggled into the United...

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Bay Area is top region for outward migration in the US (sfgate.com)
by Patrick on 9 Feb 2018  4 comments, latest 7 days ago
https://www.sfgate.com/expensi The Bay Area exodus is real and ongoing. The region leads the nation for outward migration, a new study has found.From October to December, more people moved from the...
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