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Obama’s State of Delusion

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URL: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/pers-j22.html

Obama’s State of Delusion. The delusional character of Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday is perhaps matched only by its presentation by the media and supporters of the Democratic Party. "Previous State of the Union speeches have produced similar wish lists aimed at generating illusions that Obama sought to advance a “progressive” agenda, proposals dropped as soon as the president completed the obligatory tour of photo-ops and speeches at college campuses..."

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Netrunner 14.1 Screenshot Tour

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This is the release announcement of Netrunner 14.1 Main edition 'Frontier'. The '14.1' indicates an updated and polished release of Netrunner 14 LTS on the same underlying base. Since 14.1 is using the same 'Trusty' base as Netrunner 14, there is no need for users of 14 to migrate; simply updating from the shared backports ppa of the Frontier release cycle should give the same result, while keeping customizations in place. So 14.1 is a fresh starting point for new users who want to install an up-to-date KDE 4-based system from the ISO image. This is the first time we are working on both updating our current LTS base (Frontier), while at the same time preparing the next release, Netrunner 15 (Prometheus), with the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.2.

Cyanogen wants to make Google-free version of Android

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Cyanogen Inc produces a custom version of Android for smartphones including the OnePlus One and Micromax Yu line of devices. Right now that means users get some special features and more control over settings than they’d get if they were running a phone running the stock version of Android that runs on phones like the […]

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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

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HughPickens.com writes Jennifer Abel writes at the LA times that according to a recent survey over 80% of Americans says they support "mandatory labels on foods containing DNA," roughly the same number that support the mandatory labeling of GMO foods "produced with genetic engineering." Ilya Somin, writing about the survey at the Washington Post, suggested that a mandatory label for foods containing DNA might sound like this: "WARNING: This product contains deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The Surgeon General has determined that DNA is linked to a variety of diseases in both animals and humans. In some configurations, it is a risk factor for cancer and heart disease. Pregnant women are at very high risk of passing on DNA to their children." The report echoes a well-known joke/prank wherein people discuss the dangers of the chemical "dihydrogen monoxide" also known as hydrogen oxide and hydrogen hydroxide. Search online for information about dihydrogen monoxide, and you'll find a long list of scary-sounding and absolutely true warnings about it: the nuclear power industry uses enormous quantities of it every year. Dihydrogen monoxide is used in the production of many highly toxic pesticides, and chemical weapons banned by the Geneva Conventions. Dihydrogen monoxide is found in all tumors removed from cancer patients, and is guaranteed fatal to humans in large quantities and even small quantities can kill you, if it enters your respiratory system. In 2006, in Louisville, Kentucky, David Karem, executive director of the Waterfront Development Corporation, a public body that operates Waterfront Park, wished to deter bathers from using a large public fountain. "Counting on a lack of understanding about water's chemical makeup," he arranged for signs reading: "DANGER! – WATER CONTAINS HIGH LEVELS OF HYDROGEN – KEEP OUT" to be posted on the fountain at public expense.

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Google makes it easier to run Linux on a Chromebook via a USB drive…sort of…

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I wrote a post recently about how Chromebooks were hurting Microsoft, and now Google has made Chromebooks potentially even more appealing by theoretically making it easier for you to run Linux on them. Developer mode in Chrome OS now offers the option of booting from USB, so it might be possible to boot a Linux distro off a USB drive and run it it on your Chromebook.

HP Pavilion Mini desktop is now available

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HP introduced two tiny desktop computers at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, and now select models are available for purchase. The HP Stream Mini is an entry-level model with a starting price of $180, while the HP Pavilion Mini has more powerful hardware and a starting price of $320. Update: As of January 25th, 2015 the […]

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