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Chuckle. Trump’s Tweets Are Another Shot To His Feet

“A new tool, Troll Trump, lets supporters sign up to automatically donate 50 cents, $1, $3, $5, $10 or other amounts every time the Republican presidential nominee tweets. (Given his past habits on the platform, that could turn out to … Continue reading

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I’m old. I’ve seen good times and bad. I’ve seen people at their best and their worst. I’m absolutely amazed that a significant number of USAians (and visitors) in Florida are not evacuating from the east coast of Florida in … Continue reading

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Democracy At Its Worst – Colombians Choose War

“Polls conducted ahead of Sunday’s vote suggested a comfortable win for the “yes” campaign. But in a surprise result, 50.2% of voters rejected the agreement compared with 49.8% who voted for it. The difference with 98.98% of the votes counted was less … Continue reading

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Open Standards And FLOSS Go Together

“in the 66 courts across Slovenia, the 4400 staff use Apache OpenOffice. It is well-integrated in the court’s case management system, allowing automatic document generation by combining a template repository with case data. The courts also use the Mozilla Thunderbird … Continue reading

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US Senate Overrides Obama’s Veto – Chaos Imminent

“The Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged connection to the attacks, pushing the kingdom one step closer to having to follow through on its pledge … Continue reading

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Syria – The Time For Talk Is Over

“The UN has suspended all aid convoys in Syria after a devastating air attack on its lorries near Aleppo on Monday. The strikes destroyed 18 of the 31 lorries, which were bringing wheat, clothes and medical kit to the area around … Continue reading

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No Matter How Charged With Punishment The Scroll… *

“The Republican Party has actually nominated for president an irresponsible, unrealistic, naive, petulant, childish, vindictive, prejudiced, bigoted, racist, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, misogynistic, fascistic, authoritarian, insensitive, erratic, disturbed, irrational, inhuman individual named Donald John Trump. This…is madness.” See 176 Reasons Donald Trump Shouldn’t Be … Continue reading

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Double Standard

“Court documents, written by FBI agents who aided the investigation, revealed that the hackers tricked technical support staff into giving them access to the sensitive email accounts. The hackers also posed as technicians from ISPs and other service companies to get … Continue reading

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Bundling Redux

“The sale of a computer equipped with pre-installed software isn’t an unfair commercial practice because most customers prefer to buy a laptop they can use straight away, Europe’s top court has ruled in a victory for Sony. “Failure to indicate the … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Incandescent Bulbs

“The China government will prohibit imports and sale of 15W to below 60W incandescent light bulb from October 1, 2016, leading to a complete end to use of such lighting product, according to industry sources. The prohibition is beginning its third … Continue reading

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Shame On My Country, Canada…

“it’s become increasingly common over the past decade or so to see laws being passed to either mandate the use of open-source software or, at the very least, encourage people in government who make procurement decisions to do so.” See Which … Continue reading

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Linux – Justice Grinds Slowly But Eventually Gets Its Hacker

“Austin gained access to server credentials used by an individual associated with the Linux Kernel Organization. Austin used the credentials to access four kernel.org servers located in a Bay Area data center, modified server configurations and installed rootkits and other trojans.” See … Continue reading

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