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How to know you fuck up as a school

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 23:24 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

Student: “Bullies are attacking me”.

Principal: “You’re just making stuff up with no proof”.

Student: “I have video that I secretly recorded of them bullying me”.

Principal: “I’m calling the cops to have you arrested for wiretapping”


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Affluece and Influence

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 22:52 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Gilens and Page analyze 1,779 policy outcomes over a period of more than 20 years. They conclude that “economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence.”

Average citizens have “little or no independent influence” on the policy-making process? This must be an overstatement of Gilens’s and Page’s findings, no?

Alas, no… (pdf)


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เคยสงสัยไหม?

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 22:51 by John Sinteur in category: If you're in marketing, kill yourself


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There is no i in…. oh wait

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 21:41 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!

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  1. There’s always been a “me” in team.

What Heartbleed Can Teach The OSS Community About Marketing

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 17:21 by John Sinteur in category: News

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The Heartbleed announcement should be taught in Technical Writing courses.


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Be Still My Breaking Heart

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 17:17 by John Sinteur in category: Security, Software

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Note that not all code, even in the same project, is equally exposed. It’s tempting to say it’s a needle in a haystack. But I promise you this: Anybody patches Linux/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c (which handles inbound network for Linux), a hundred alerts are fired and many of them are not to individuals anyone would call friendly. One guy, one night, patched OpenSSL. Not enough defenders noticed, and it took Neel Mehta to do something.

We fix that, or this happens again. And again. And again.

No more accidental finds. The stakes are just too high.


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Twitter + GNIP

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 16:57 by John Sinteur in category: News

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More than 280 million Tweets posted from mobile phones reveal geographic usage patterns in unprecedented detail.


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Pope assumes responsibility for priest sex abuse

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 16:21 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News

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Pope Francis said Friday he took personal responsibility for the “evil” of priests who raped and molested children, asking forgiveness from victims and saying the church must be even bolder in its efforts to protect the young. It was the first time a pope has taken personal responsibility for the sex crimes of his priests and begged forgiveness.

So are you personally going to serve all those multi-year sentences the perps should have gotten, or are you going to send them to the authorities now?

No? Pretty empty gesture then.


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  1. What of the personal responsibility of the people that supported this criminal activity knowing it was their kids that were being raped?

  2. @chas: You mean the sheep, er, the flock, right?

tl;dr wikipedia

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 16:10 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!

I think I found my favorite new tumbl

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Rules Are for Schmucks: House Rules

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 15:00 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News

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In 2012 a married couple in Massachusetts negotiated with the Catholic Diocese of Worcester to purchase a mansion previously used as a retreat center. They were puzzled when negotiations seemed to stall. Then, in an act of sublime stupidity, the church’s real estate broker accidentally forwarded them a private email from Monsignor Thomas Sullivan, chancellor of the diocese, instructing her to stop dealing with these potential buyers because of the possibility they might use the house to conduct gay weddings. The married couple, you see, were both men.

They sued, and now the attorney general of Massachusetts is weighing in on their side. What’s truly astonishing in this day and age is that the church is contesting the case. You would think they’d instead act like a ten-year-old with her hand caught in the cookie jar: “Oops! My bad.” Instead, they are asserting their constitutional right to sell or not sell to whomever they please, as part of their free exercise of religion. As their lawyer puts it, “The legal question is: Do we have the right to refuse to sell the property for a use that we don’t approve of, that the diocese would not approve of?”

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What’s truly memorable here is Monsignor Sullivan’s explanation of his position. “We wouldn’t sell our churches and our properties to any of a number of things that would reflect badly on the church,” he said. “These buildings are sacred to the memory of Catholics.”

A fascinating point of view, when you consider why the diocese is selling this particular property in the first place. For many years, this retreat center served as home base to a ring of pedophile priests, who committed the grave sin of getting caught. The huge financial payouts to the victims are what caused it to shut down and be put on the real estate market in the first place. Now, of course, the hallowed ground where this all occurred is too “sacred to the memory of Catholics” to allow a future legal wedding that might “reflect badly on the church.”


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Cartoons

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 14:49 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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The Conditioned – El Condicionado – Poeta Raimundo A Sobrinho

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 14:46 by Paul Jay in category: News


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3-player pong

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 14:14 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!

NB96RHF


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Bob Marshall Reiterates Claim That Disabled Children Represent God’s ‘Vengeance’ For Abortion

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 13:45 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

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Delegate Robert G. Marshall has said that disabled children can be God’s vengeance against women who have had abortions. He has described incest as sometimes voluntary, and he has questioned the sexuality of a Supreme Court justice who has favored marriage equality.

“For all I know, Kennedy’s a homosexual,” he said. “You can’t be doing some of these things without this kind of conclusion.”

Like many of his other comments, Mr. Marshall stands by it.

“Clearly, some of the people who are making these decisions must be rationalizing their own bad behavior,” he said Thursday.

Sounds like he’s never seen a mirror.


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  1. Just when we were fretting over Mr. Phelps’ loss, thankfully someone steps into the breach…

Why is Amazon paying workers up to $5K to quit?

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 13:42 by John Sinteur in category: Amazon

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Amazon.com hopes the workers in its scores of fulfillment centers across the USA are happy in their jobs.

But if they’re not and would rather be doing something else, Amazon has a deal: The company will pay them a bonus — up to $5,000 — to leave.


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…. make your soul grow

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 10:14 by John Sinteur in category: News


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Homeopathy replaced by fagsopathy

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 10:06 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Former homeopathic doctors are offering a new treatment where patients smoke a lot of cigarettes.

After new research found homeopathy to be ineffective, former practitioners launched an innovative cigarette-based therapy.

Ex-homeopath Emma Bradford said: “Maybe if you think a thing is good for you, it has a healing effect. Certainly it’ll be interesting to explore that with fags.

“Like homeopathic products, cigarettes are expensive and shunned by mainstream doctors. All we need is to apply a veneer of New Age hullabaloo and we’re good to go.”

Fagsopathy patient Nikki Hollis said: “Following a detailed consultation my fagsopath put me on forty a day. It’s going brilliantly, I’ve got this hacking cough which is apparently the sound of bad energy leaving my body.”


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  1. Oh, c’mon! Vaping homeopathic potions is the future!

Never believe something until it has been officially denied

Posted on April 12th, 2014 at 9:56 by John Sinteur in category: News

NSA didn’t know


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  1. And we should believe the NSA because…?

  2. @Spaceman: Because they know everything.

    If they don’t know everything, they’ve been wasting a lot of money.