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Reality Checks: Pokemon Threats, Refrigerator Security, Life at a Greek Refugee Camp, and the Encryption of ISIL

Bruce Schneier reports on smart fridge security.  (via Schneier on Security) Two people have been arrested for allegedly making threats, complete with pictures of weapons, against a Pokemon tournament. (via Ars Technica) A day at a refugee camp. Incidentally a former Peace Corps colleague of mine who works for the …

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Reality Checks: Combating Workplace Bias, “Too Street” Idris Elba, Queen Nicki, and a Clam Gets a Name

Start-ups target workplace bias. (via NPR) Idris Elba is apparently “too street” to play James Bond, whatever that means. (via The Mary Sue) Nicki Minaj isn’t polite and that’s a good thing. (via Think Progress) A new species of giant clam gets a name. (via Discovery News) Featured image credit: …

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Requiescat in Pace: Oliver Sacks

Cross posted from Coffeefied,Operafied,Fluffified,Beglittered, and written in collaboration with (and honestly the majority by) my wonderful big sister.  Cross posted here with her gracious permission.  Oliver Sacks is dead. I owe him, through his many books, a great debt of doubt and curiosity and wonder. I constantly marvel at his vivid observations, …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Naming Crustaceans, a Farewell to Oliver Sacks, and Blogging for ISIL

Edward Snowden has a crayfish named after him! (via Ars Technica) Elton John, Sir, has some weird Indonesian crustacean named after him! (via Livemint) Oliver Sacks, one of my heroes, has died of cancer.  (via WSJ ) A U.S. Teen has been jailed for supporting the Islamic State by writing technical blog …

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  • User Avatarkagehi Course, there is also the "default" assumption that sleeping with someone when you spouse knows, and approves of it, is still "cheating". Err.. So, borrowing... – Jul 27, 3:39 PM
  • User AvatarMindy That cell phone one made me LOL. – Jul 07, 6:43 PM
  • User AvatarElizabeth Oops, you're right, I'm off by a few orders of magnitude there. – Jul 02, 11:30 AM
  • User AvatarDrMcCoy Errm, the greek Indiegogo close to its goal? Am I missing something? It's at 1.4 million, of 1.6 billion, which is less than 0.1%, no?... – Jul 02, 11:23 AM
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Requiescat in Pace: Oliver Sacks

Cross posted from Coffeefied,Operafied,Fluffified,Beglittered, and written in collaboration with (and honestly the majority by) my wonderful big sister.  Cross posted here with her gracious permission.  Oliver Sacks is dead. I owe him, through his many books, a great debt of doubt and curiosity and wonder. I constantly marvel at his vivid observations, …

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The Fear, it is Mongered. Gay Marriage and the Slippery Slope to the Pedophilia that has Been Legal in Heterosexual Marriage for Hundreds of Years.

The latest in Christian right fearmongering about Teh Gays comes from the American Family Association, breathlessly reporting that pedophilia has now been recognized as a sexual orientation by the American Psychology Association, and this is a consequence of gay marriage.  Slippery slope and all that.  The fact that pedophilia was …

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