For most Ukrainians, Europe is a symbol of democracy, national dignity, human rights, and freedom — everything they believe, correctly, the Yanukovych regime opposes. http://fam.ag/1hP3Fv3
Jay Machalani has a vision for Windows 8. Frustrated by the inconsistencies of Microsoft’s touch-friendly operating system, Machalani has been putting together a plan over the last three months to fix and unite the disparate desktop and “Metro” interfaces. It turns out that the 20-year-old self-taught user-experience designer might be mocking up concepts that are similar to what Microsoft is preparing for the next major version of Windows. Recent reports suggest Microsoft is planning to bring back the Start menu, along with improvements to its traditional desktop mode to allow new Windows 8-style applications to “float” and run in separate windows. Machalani’s concepts — which were completed long before the recent rumors — imagine how that might work in reality.
Imagine there’s no wanking
It’s easy if you try
No trolls below us
Above us only feels
Imagine all the fandoms
Living life in peace
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the fans will squee as one
Happy Hollow-days Sleepyheads. Here’s to an amazing 2014 for us all.
Signed Trollando Jones (but not the dude on Twitter because that’s just weird/crazy/random and I am still trying to figure out the true identity of my digital golem)
More than four times as many people signed up for health insurance through the federal exchange in November than October.
So that makes 24 who successfully registered then…?
Do we need to be afraid of the NSA, as if one might be afraid of a boot stamping on a human face, forever? Probably not. But the erosion of American civil liberties won’t appear out of thin air as an Orwellian caricature of totalitarianism. It looks more like a computer server silently blinking in a Utah data center, as it reconstructs the connective tissue of your entire life: a thorough diagram of your existence that can be recalled at any time by someone with the right permission level and the right query. Who’ll be behind the machines in four years? How about in twenty? Who will our enemies be then?
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During spring months on Earth, the ground thaws and new life abounds. On Mars, scientists have observed activity of a different sort — water that seems to bleed from the ground.