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TheBrain: No Limits Mind Mapping and Information Management. - YouTube
TheBrain lets you organize all your ideas and information the way you think. You can download a free version at http://www.thebrain.com and get started on your own digital Brain!"Mind maps" let you visualize all your ideas and information. TheBrain's novel approach falls into the category of mind m
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7 hours ago
Facial Recognition Database Used By FBI Is Out of Control, House Committee Hears - Slashdot
The House oversight committee claims the FBI's facial recognition database is out of control, noting that "no federal law controls this technology" and "no court decision limits it.
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7 hours ago
Ask an Expert: The Best Ways to Back Up Your Data
‘World Backup Day’ is coming up this Friday on March 31st. I’m not exactly planning a hard drive party but it’s a good reminder to revisit your data storage solutions and consider new tech and best practices. Here to offer some advice are experts from the team at Seagate.
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8 hours ago
Imeimei — reasons to love harrison ford
When he was asked to be in Jimmy Kimmel’s “I’m Fucking Ben Affleck” video, in which he pulled up alongside them in a car and gave Jimmy a little wink and an air-kiss, when he showed up at the set he looked kind of put out. Kimmel was afraid he wasn’t down with what they were asking.
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8 hours ago
Old Words - Futility Closet
Since it’s deliberately constructed, Esperanto doesn’t have the complex history of a natural language. But we can invent one! Manuel Halvelik created “Arcaicam Esperantom,” a fictional early form of the language akin to Old English. Here’s the Lord’s Prayer in standard Esperanto:
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8 hours ago
How To Print From Your Phone To A Desktop Printer
Modern desktop printers come in two types; network connected printers, and standard printers. A network connected printer can connect to your WiFi or Ethernet network and receive print jobs from other devices on the network. A standard printer can only receive print jobs from a desktop.
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8 hours ago
Sharp80 – New TRS-80 Model III Emulator written in C# – Vintage is the New Old
Matthew Hamilton has released a brand new TRS-80 Model III Emulator for Windows – Sharp80! A nice feature of this emulator is the Disk Manager (accessed via F3 key) which not only allows you to load any supported disk image but also some that are built-in with the emulator installation.
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2017-03-27 Emacs news –
Links from reddit.com/r/emacs, /r/orgmode, /r/spacemacs, Hacker News, planet.emacsen.org, Youtube, the changes to the Emacs NEWS file, and emacs-devel.
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8 hours ago
www.nytimes.com
BENSALEM, Pa. — “Do you want to see your tendons?” Dr. Asif Ilyas, a hand and wrist surgeon, was about to close his patient’s wound. But first he offered her the opportunity to behold the source of her radiating pain: a band of tendons that looked like pale pink ribbon candy.
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13 hours ago
Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever - The New Yorker
On a velvety March evening in Mandeville Canyon, high above the rest of Los Angeles, Norman Lear’s living room was jammed with powerful people eager to learn the secrets of longevity.
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www.theguardian.com
In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by
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13 hours ago
Amy Thomson Gives Good Alien
If you're sick of reading about aliens who seem like thinly-veiled references to races or nationalities on Earth, then it's time for you to dip into the novels of Amy Thomson.
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This Everything Bagel Seasoning Is, Quite Literally, My New Everything
You’re probably already aware of the fact that I am a fan of Trader Joe’s but every so often, just when I think I can’t love them any more, they release a product that changes my snack-centric life.
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Connecting ALL worlds!!! | 504 | BoardGameGeek
It is another LEGACY variant of "504". All rules of ordinary "504" apply. There is just one single additional rule. Just one!!! Just like ordinary "504" it is a game with 504 different worlds sharing both, persistent and changing aspects.
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Arthashastra: Economics and daily life | Zompist's E-Z rant page
Continuing to blog the Arthasastra. Or now that I’m on the computer with good font support, Arthaśāstra.  Or अर्थशास्त्र. Today we’ll go over rules for cities, economics, and society.
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There is always the thrill of just beginning... | Sequence of Play | BoardGameGeek
--Dr. Robert Goddard, in a letter H. G. Wells (April, 1932) I'm not really sure how I initially became aware of High Frontier.
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The Two Cracks In The Republican Party | FiveThirtyEight
Donald Trump promised to come to Washington and get government working again. But the stunning failure of President Trump and Paul Ryan’s first legislative priority, the American Health Care Act, reveals that he underestimated a unique fracture of the modern Republican Party.
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Not Dead Hugo: progress report
In recent months, I've seen Hugo mentioned in some unexpected places, and Dannii Willis is working on a glk interface Hugo web interpreter (to which I say, the more the merrier!).
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Old Paul Ryan gaffe goes viral: "We're not going to give up on destroying the health care system" / Boing Boing
This brainfart from the Republican speaker of the house dates to 2013, not the aftermath of his failure to pass his widely-disliked Obamacare replacement plan. Snopes: WHAT'S TRUE House Speaker Ryan said he would not give up on destroying the United States' health care system.
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Interactive Fiction, 'Wake Reality: Keyboards for parser Interactive Fiction in Thunderword
Screen shot of a desktop PC running Firefox web browser - accessing the integrated Thunderword web server. This can be used as an alternate to Bluetooth and USB keyboard solutions that Android offers. Wake Reality is also working to integrate Onyxbits' excellent telnet solution.
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Evolution Is Slower Than It Looks and Faster Than You Think | WIRED
In the 1950s, the Finnish biologist Björn Kurtén noticed something unusual in the fossilized horses he was studying. When he compared the shapes of the bones of species separated by only a few generations, he could detect lots of small but significant changes.
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Meet Daryle Lamont Jenkins, the Radical Left's Doxxing Guru | WIRED
American white supremacists want to move offline and out of the shadows. They’re holding rallies, mounting pro-Trump counter-protests, and putting fliers up on college campuses.
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How Noisy Is Your Neighborhood? Now There’s A Map For That « Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!
Pictured above, a noise map of New York. Via NPR There’s no denying it: Los Angeles isn’t exactly gentle on the ears.
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The Weird Late-’90s Star Trek Mashup You Didn’t Know About #SciFiSunday « Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!
Via WIRED. The Death of Captain James T. Kirk remains one of the saddest travesties in the history of the Star Trek franchise.
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The Future Of Obamacare Is In Trump’s Hands | FiveThirtyEight
After seven years, House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump announced Friday that Republican attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have, at least temporarily, been laid to rest. But that doesn’t mean that health care reform is over. Far from it.
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Retro Computing Roundtable - Episodes - RCR Episode 149
Adobe Illustrator recently turned 30 years old. AutoCAD is 34, Microsoft Word and Excel are both over 30, and Mathematica is 28. Even the IBM PC emulator DOSBox is itself now almost 15 years old. What new versions of old applications do you still regularly use today?
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Steve Wozniak Invests In Robot-Powered Paper-Digitizing Startup - Slashdot
"Our robots work their magic," explains Ripcord's web site. They're charging .004 cents per page -- for every month that it's stored in the cloud.
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neglectedbooks.com
I was skeptical when I started reading the poet Howard Nemerov‘s 1971 collection, Stories, Fables and Other Diversions.
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Meet the Woman Who Can See With Her Ears | WIRED
The last thing twenty-one-year-old Pat Fletcher saw before the explosion was the chemical-filled steel tank beside her suddenly ballooning outward. With alarm she realized the plastic hose in her hand had grown unusually hot.
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Our Ancient Attraction to Focus - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
The Himba people of northwestern Namibia are semi-nomadic sheep and cattle herders that have largely avoided contact with modern cultures. Their villages consist of wooden huts organized around a sacred fire that connects them to their ancestors.
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Reviews of Semi-Old Science Fiction Magazines: F&SF January/February 2012
: Hey there. After keeping this magazine in the house for five years, I finally read it. You see, I only like things that are vintage. Sometimes you gotta age it yourself.
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Twitter is being unbundled before our eyes - The Verge
On Tuesday, Reddit announced it was introducing profile pages. The Reddit profile contains a list of the user’s posts in reverse-chronological order, and a follow button for subscribing to them.
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How Dilbert’s Scott Adams Got Hypnotized by Trump - Bloomberg
Come to his Dilbert-shaped home. Bite into a Dilberito. Be persuaded on genocide, mental orgasms, and his fellow Master Wizard, the president of the United States. In August 2015 viewers of the first Republican primary debate could be forgiven for thinking that Donald Trump was finished.
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Only You Can Stop The Expanse From Becoming the Next Canceled Sci-Fi Classic | WIRED
Syfy’s epic space show The Expanse is a smash hit among science fiction fans, drawing praise from websites like io9 and Ars Technica and from celebrities like Adam Savage. Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy host David Barr Kirtley also loves the show.
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2 days ago
Arthashastra: Recipes | Zompist's E-Z rant page
So, first, what is it?  It’s a book on state policy: how to run a country, how to run a spy network, how to regulate commerce, who to appoint as ministers, how to manage allies and enemies, how to conduct war.
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"Obamacare is law of the land" as replacement fails in House / Boing Boing
Republicans withdrew Trump's favored legislative plan to replace Obamacare on Friday, understanding that they lacked the votes to pass it in the House of Representatives.
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3 days ago
How Trump Lost On Health Care | FiveThirtyEight
The House’s failure on Friday to even vote on a Republican bill to repeal Obamacare — something party leaders promised for seven years and President Trump campaigned on — was a huge defeat for Trump and the GOP, in a number of ways.
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3 days ago
Trump's Ultimatum Caused the AHCA Health Care Bill Failure | WIRED
President Donald Trump, who quite literally wrote the book on the art of the deal, has lost the first major negotiation of his presidency over the American Health Care Act. And it was his final strategic move that may have pushed the bill over the cliff.
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3 days ago
CONTRARY BRIN: Economic Inequality: opportunity vs outcomes
If that were the aim, then call me a rebel-libertarian. But that vile, lobotomizing “left-right axis” is built upon shavings of stupidity. In fact, I assert: if state actions concentrate only on raising up possible opportunities for children of the poor, then outcomes will manage themselves.
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How We Judge a Good Game—Part 2 - Choice of Games LLC
As part of our support for the Choice of Games Contest for Interactive Novels, we will be posting an irregular series of blog posts discussing important design and writing criteria for games.
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A Scanner PocketC.H.I.P. — Blog. by Next Thing
Armed with only a PocketC.H.I.P. and a flatbed scanner, panicrun ventured into the woods. The resulting images are a thing to behold. Scanography is the digital art of using a flatbed scanner to create images. Turns out, PocketC.H.I.P. works with these scanners pretty much out of the box.
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’77 Atari Starship 1 – Chasing the First Arcade Easter Egg – Vintage is the New Old
This is what I call retro gaming archeology commitment! Ed Fries, who worked at Microsoft and was one of the people responsible for the development of the original XBOX Ed Fries, who worked at Microsoft and was one of the people responsible for the development of the original XBOX, is an avid Arca
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3 days ago
Archivist seeks to preserve every Apple II program ever created | Cult of Mac
Jason Scott is an archivist and the enthusiasm for what he curates is the kind ascribed to 15th-century manuscripts or Jamestown colony artifacts – not software on obsolete floppy disks written for a 40-year-old computer system.
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3 days ago
www.cnn.com
Washington (CNN)The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is claiming that he has been presented with new information on collusion between associates of President Donald Trump and Russia, suggesting "it's the kind of evidence" that a grand jury investigation would want to consider.
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3 days ago
calamityware.com
Home — Fabric Fabric BADbandana 1: Angry Paisleys From $ 18.00 BADbandana 2: Pixels on a Rampage From $ 18.00 BADbandana 3: Spirited Bones From $ 18.00 Giant-Robot Pocket Silk $ 45.00 BADbandana 1, 2 & 3 Combo $ 45.00 BADbandana 1 & 2 Combo $ 30.00 BADbandana 1 & 3 Combo $ 30.
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3 days ago
Capturing Data for Org Via Email
When I’m away from my computer, I like to be able to still capture notes. And while I’d love to use MobileOrg, it’s not quite as full-featured as I’d like. Because of this, I use email to send myself notes and the like.
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3 days ago
www.nytimes.com
WASHINGTON — President Trump, the author of “The Art of the Deal,” has been projecting his usual bravado in public this week about the prospects of repealing the Affordable Care Act. Privately he is grappling with rare bouts of self-doubt. Mr.
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Process Intensity | Interactive Storytelling Tools for Writers | Chris Crawford
Volume #1 Issue 5 December 1987 I have in previous issues of the JCGD referred to process intensity ; I propose in this essay to describe this most useful concept. Process intensity is the degree to which a program emphasizes processes instead of data. All programs use a mix of process and data.
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So you want to build a generator... - Kate Compton
This is a beginner-level advice essay for people just getting started with building generators. It’s also for practiced experts who want a way to organize their knowledge.
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Ruin someones morning by turning hot drinks into a kids toy with these LEGO-friendly mugs / Boing Boing
Custom coffee vessels are the perfect piece of office flair, but it’s just a matter of time before your VOTE FOR PEDRO mug will start to lose its relevant wit.
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Sesame Street has been trolling Trump for three decades / Boing Boing
Trump's distaste for publicly-funded children's programming may or may not be connected to Sesame Street's character Ronald Grump, a grouch who finagles Oscar into relocating from his trash can to Grump Tower.
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The Easiest Way for Trump To Do Stuff Is To Not Do Stuff | FiveThirtyEight
Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight’s weekly feature looking at how developments in Washington affect people in the real world. Want to get TrumpBeat in your inbox each week? Sign up for our newsletter.
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Sci-fi author John Scalzi on the future of publishing: ‘I aspire to be a cockroach’ - The Verge
Two years ago, author John Scalzi signed a $3.4 million deal with leading science fiction and fantasy publisher Tor Books to publish 13 novels over the course of the decade. The novel that kicks off this new contract, The Collapsing Empire, is just now hitting bookstores.
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Trump, 'Art of the Deal' President, 'grapples with rare bout of self-doubt' as Trumpcare implodes / Boing Boing
The chaos surrounding Donald Trump and Paul Ryan's monster of a health care bill grows: a long-planned vote in Congress was called off today, representing a devastating blow to the narcissist-in-chief's bravado.
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Humiliated Trump issues ultimatum to GOP: pass healthcare act now or I'll never repeal Obamacare / Boing Boing
Trump, his deal-making skills having failed him, simply ordered his party Thursday night to pass his unappetizing Obamacare replacement plan, or else. And the "else" is Obamacare, forever and ever and ever.
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4 days ago
IFTF Blog
Here’s a tidbit on the theme of helping to update old IF tools. TLDR: the Gargoyle interpreter project is looking for volunteers to build the app on Windows and Linux, so that they can do a new release. (MacOS is covered.) Gargoyle is a popular IF interpreter.
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4 days ago
Politics & Polls #36: Science, Politics, and the War on Knowledge
A President who denies that CO2 causes climate change, and who believes the falsehood that vaccines cause autism. A climate change denier at the Environmental Protection Agency. No national science adviser.
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4 days ago
Trump Has No Good Options On Health Care | FiveThirtyEight
UPDATE (March 23, 8:43 p.m.): Late on Thursday, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters that Trump is demanding the House vote on the GOP health care bill on Friday. Mulvaney also said that if the bill doesn’t pass, Trump will move on to other issues.
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Silicon Valley Would Rather Cure Death Than Make Life Worth Living | WIRED
Silicon Valley is coming for death. But it’s looking in the wrong place. After disrupting the way we love, communicate, travel, work, and even eat, technologists believe they can solve the ultimate problem.
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“Albert Camus Speaks of Happiness Against a Background of Despair” | Literary Hub
“We were born at the beginning of the First World War. When we were adolescents, we had the Depression. When we were twenty, Hitler came. Then we had the Ethiopian war; the Spanish war; Munich. This is what we got, in the way of an education.
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Exciting New Commodore Event in the NW USA - Commodore.ca: The PET, VIC, 128, 64 & More Forum
The event will be called the Pacific Commodore Expo NW or PaCommEx for short... The museum will charge its own admittance fee, which would be a few dollars per person. We can set-up on Friday, but on the days of the show, we are limited to the hours the museum is open.
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4 days ago
The Banality of Stupid « Nina Paley’s Blog
Greetings from 2017, when we’re having Peak Trans. In 5-8 years this will be over. A generation of children currently being treated with hormones and surgery for being “born in the wrong body” will be suing their doctors and parents.
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4 days ago
The Placebo Effect | Humankind on Public Radio
We explore the mysterious ability of placebos to promote measurable physical healing, even when no medicine is present, and what this tells us about the power of belief and the body’s capacity self-curative potential.
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Libretaxi: a free, open, cash-only alternative to Uber, for the rest of the world / Boing Boing
Libretaxi is an open source project that lets anyone become a rideshare driver in less than a minute; it has more than 20,000 users worldwide, and is maintained by Roman Pushkin, who started the project in December 2016 and is now planning to quit his job and work on it full time.
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Necessary Whimsy: Fun, Funny Comfort Reads for the SFF Soul | Tor.com
Books have been my go-to comfort objects for a long time. My brother, Jeremy, likes to tell a funny story about a childhood sailing trip—we were on a boat with my father, our cousin, and my brother’s friend when my dad decided to try and “beat a storm.
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Revisiting Lovecraft, in Horror and in Ambiguity | Tor.com
Invoking the legacy of H.P. Lovecraft in fiction is 2017 is no easy task. On the one hand, you have his visionary take on horror, which remains influential to a host of writers; on the other, you have his loathsome racism that’s frequently inseparable from the stories he’s telling.
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Being Lazy Is the Key to Success, According to the Best-Selling Author of 'Moneyball' | Inc.com
Do you think of yourself as lazy? If so, do you think that's a good thing? It just might be the key to success. That's according to Michael Lewis, author of the bestsellers Moneyball, The Big Short, and many more.
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Giant die washes ashore on Lake Coeur d'Alene | KOMO
COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho (KBOI) — A giant die has washed ashore on Lake Coeur d'Alene baffling residents about its origin. Coeur d'Alene resident Mark Sales told KBOI 2News that he and his father spotted the floating object on Saturday near the boardwalk.
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Why you might want to skip Ubuntu 17.04 | PCWorld
Linux users have one thing that often sets them apart from their Windows and Mac-using colleagues: They often spend a lot more time fixing things or finding out how to fix things. While this is great for hobbyists and enthusiasts, it’s not great for productivity.
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5 days ago
US Officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians - CNNPolitics.com
Washington (CNN)The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign, US officials told CNN.
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