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On Apple Portables in the Approximately $1,200 to $1,300 Price Range — Pixel Envy
Nick Heer, writing at Pixel Envy:

It comes down to the honesty and integrity of the product. Every so often, I think to myself could I imagine everyone on Apple’s executive team happily using this product? as a proxy for product integrity. For most of the current lineup, I have few reservations; I bet Phil Schiller would be very happy toting an iPhone XR and a base model iPad, for example. But — and perhaps this is projecting — I think they would get frustrated after a year of using any Mac with 128 GB of storage; but, especially, a MacBook Pro. It’s debatable, to me, whether that’s a fair base storage in the Air, but I don’t think it’s honest in the Pro. As far as I’m concerned, the MacBook Pro makes more sense starting at the $1,499 256 GB configuration — from both a pricing perspective, and for its integrity.

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RT : I'm not "female-presenting" but I've still got C-cups, do you think Tumblr will ban me for posting my nipples?

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People in richer countries work on average much less than people in poorer countries

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Cayman Islands gov't pumps brakes on new gambling penalties - CalvinAyre.com
The Cayman Islands has pumped the brakes on plans to impose stiff new penalties on unauthorized gambling operations.

On Saturday, Cayman Islands Attorney General Samuel Bulgin issued a brief statement saying the government had “put off amendments to the Gambling Law” in order to provide “time and opportunity for a further review of existing provisions.” Bulgin said the public would be updated once this review was completed.

Bulgin said the “further look” at both the existing law’s provisions and those of the proposed Gambling (Amendments) Bill 2018 was necessary but failed to explain precisely why the government was backing away from its plan to update the nation’s gambling laws, which date back to 1964.

Ezzard Miller, leader of the Cayman legislature’s official opposition, had come out early and strongly against the government’s “draconian” proposal, saying it would only push gambling operations further underground. Miller advocated instead for a policy of regulation and taxation both to ensure gambling activities are above board and that the government gets its proper cut of the proceeds.

The changes proposed by the government involved significant increases in both financial penalties and prison sentences for individuals convicted of involvement in illegal gambling businesses. The financial cost of such a conviction would rise from its current $400 to $10k, while the maximum prison sentence would triple to three years.

These illegal operations’ customers were also facing a harsh new punishment reality, including fines of $2,500 (compared to just $10 at present) and a tripling of the maximum jail sentence to six months.

The Attorney General’s brief notice emphasized that the delay in implementing the new penalties in no way altered the fact that gambling operations remain illegal and that the existing laws remain “in full effect.”

Cayman gamblers currently have no legal gambling options, despite the presence of casinos in many other Caribbean countries. Cayman legislators have at times pushed for the development of a national lottery to compete with underground lotteries, but these efforts have so far proven fruitless. It remains to be seen whether the government’s review of its proposed changes might alter this legal situation.

The post Cayman Islands gov’t pumps brakes on new gambling penalties appeared first on CalvinAyre.com.

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Commons legal review leaked. No surprises but weakens May as its not exactly the promised free range Rule Brittania post Brexit. Personally I see the agreement as pretty reasonable. We got the Arbitration panel and got 100% on controlling immigration. This is weird though - "if a family member born just before the end of the TIP then goes on to have a child late in life (say in their seventies), this could mean that the WA (Withdrawal Agreement) could have effect for approximately 150 years from the end of the TIP (transitional or implementing period)"
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All the good words are taken | Seth's Blog
The hard part is showing up in the right way, in the right places, for enough time that people decide to seek you or your word out in the first place. The hard part is in doing the deliberate, slow work of earning permission, building a tiny circle, the smallest viable audience. Over time, the tribe embraces you, the word (your word) becomes the shortcut to get more of what you offer.
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How smooth jazz took over the ‘90s
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Why the 'Great Wave' has mystified art lovers for generations - CNN Style
If Hokusai's dramatic woodblock print seems ubiquitous, that's because it was designed to be.
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Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal)
Lying to Congress is a federal crime & the Judiciary Committee must determine if facts were deliberately omitted or misstated to mislead & prevent us from getting to the truth. Chairman Grassley, we must have Donald Trump Jr. & other key witnesses re-appear before the Committee. https://t.co/tfQEshrqTJ
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Senator Roy Blunt (@RoyBlunt)
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Cam Girl Economics - Marginal REVOLUTION
Men want a few things, and probably one of the biggest is winning a competition.

You see, you’re not just trying to get a guy to pay you – you’re trying to get a guy to pay you in front of a bunch of other guys. This is a super key. A man wants to feel attention from an attractive women on him, and this is made even more satisfying when it’s to the exclusion of those around him. He is showing off his power by buying your happiness.

So, when tipped, make sure you say his name (or username). A l...
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Apple Sucked Tumblr Into Its Walled Garden, Where Sex Is Bad - Motherboard
Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that claims Apple holds illegal monopoly power over iOS’s App Store and thus over the apps that are used on iPhones. Today, Tumblr announced that it would no longer allow porn on its platform after December 17. via Pocket
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Pornhub Cracks Down On Adult Content Being Uploaded

"Honestly we had no idea" says the CEO
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Ed Markey (@SenMarkey)
So excited to have a partner in the House in @Ocasio2018 who is ready to work on the bold, transformational action on #ClimateChange and #CleanEnergy we need. America needs a #GreenNewDeal, and we have the Congressional leadership to do it. https://t.co/gR3OjECuqZ
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NASA Astronaut Anne McClain and Crewmates Arrive Aboard Space Station | NASA
NASA Astronaut Anne McClain and Crewmates Arrive Aboard Space Station via NASA
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A Stairway To The Unconscious — Thief: The Dark Project, 20 Years Later
Part 1: Bluebeard’s Labyrinth Sometimes you have to wonder if people who are predisposed to violence don’t at least partially get it from how monotonous and…
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On Apple Portables in the Approximately $1,200 to $1,300 Price Range — Pixel Envy
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Nick Heer, writing at Pixel Envy:

It comes down to the honesty and integrity of the product. Every so often, I think to myself could I imagine everyone on Apple’s executive team happily using this product? as a proxy for product integrity. For most of the current lineup, I have few reservations; I bet Phil Schiller would be very happy toting an iPhone XR and a base model iPad, for example. But — and perhaps this is projecting — I think they would get frustrated after a year of using any Mac with 128 GB of storage; but, especially, a MacBook Pro. It’s debatable, to me, whether that’s a fair base storage in the Air, but I don’t think it’s honest in the Pro. As far as I’m concerned, the MacBook Pro makes more sense starting at the $1,499 256 GB configuration — from both a pricing perspective, and for its integrity.

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The Arcane Algorithm Archive
is a collaborative effort to create a guide for all important algorithms in all languages.
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RT : My new novel, FALL, OR DODGE IN HELL, goes on sale in June 2019 in the USA. Info on tour & signed copies to follow.…
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