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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Quote of the day - 6 hours 40 min ago
"We are not makers of history. We are made by history."
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Maya Angelou

Quote of the day - 6 hours 40 min ago
"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded."
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Ray Stannard Baker

Love quote of the day - 6 hours 40 min ago
"Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so."
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William Makepeace Thackeray

Love quote of the day - 6 hours 40 min ago
"To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best."
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love quote of the day - 6 hours 40 min ago
"At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love."
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William Congreve

Love quote of the day - 6 hours 40 min ago
"If there's delight in love, 'Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me."
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Should Apple be made responsible for making iPhones less addictive?

9to5Mac - 6 hours 45 min ago

A thoughtful new piece by Farhad Manjoo in The New York Times today takes a look how Apple could improve our relationship with our iPhones. While it’s not the iPhone maker’s fault we’re so addicted to our devices, Manjoo thinks there’s an opportunity for Apple to encourage more intentional use, which would mean less use. Could there be a way to do this that’s both beneficial for users and Apple?

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Bitcoin Watchers Running Out of Explanations Blame Slump on Moon

Slashdot - 6 hours 53 min ago
If regulatory concerns aren't enough to explain Bitcoin's 50 percent slump from its record high reached last month, how about blaming it on the moon? An anonymous reader writes: The Lunar New Year, which marks the first day of the year in the Chinese calendar, is being cited by some as contributing to Bitcoin's slump as Asian traders cash out their cryptocurrencies to travel and buy gifts for the holiday that starts Feb. 16 this year. The festivity is celebrated not just in China, but in other Asian countries including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea and Thailand. "The January drop is a recurring theme in cryptocurrencies as people celebrating the Chinese New Year, aka Lunar New Year, exchange their crypto for fiat currency," said Alexander Wallin, chief executive officer of trading social network SprinkleBit in New York. "The timing is about four to six weeks before the lunar year, when most people make their travel arrangements and start buying presents."

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gmod.org is OK,

gmod.org status - 7 hours 10 min ago
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AGR Manet is DOWN, 1516206186

AGR Manet - 7 hours 10 min ago
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“Hey Siri, play some news”

iDownloadBlog - 7 hours 18 min ago

Siri on iOS 11.2, iOS 11.2.2 and the iOS 11.2.5 beta, which is currently being tested with Apple’s registered developers and public beta testers, has picked up the ability to instantly stream an appropriate daily news brief podcast when asked about your news hands-free.... Read the rest of this post here

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'No One Wants Your Used Clothes Anymore'

Slashdot - 7 hours 30 min ago
An anonymous reader shares a report: For decades, the donation bin has offered consumers in rich countries a guilt-free way to unload their old clothing. In a virtuous and profitable cycle, a global network of traders would collect these garments, grade them, and transport them around the world to be recycled, worn again, or turned into rags and stuffing. Now that cycle is breaking down. Fashion trends are accelerating, new clothes are becoming as cheap as used ones, and poor countries are turning their backs on the secondhand trade. Without significant changes in the way that clothes are made and marketed, this could add up to an environmental disaster in the making. [...] The tide of secondhand clothes keeps growing even as the markets to reuse them are disappearing. From an environmental standpoint, that's a big problem. Already, the textile industry accounts for more greenhouse-gas emissions than all international flights and maritime shipping combined; as recycling markets break down, its contribution could soar. The good news is that nobody has a bigger incentive to address this problem than the industry itself.

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Within Next Five Years Your Pizzas Will Probably Be Delivered by Autonomous Cars, Domino's Pizza CEO Says

Slashdot - 8 hours 9 min ago
In an interview with The Street, Domino's Pizza outgoing CEO Patrick Doyle said in three to five years at the earliest he expects driverless cars and voice orders to shift the way the world orders pizza. From the report: "We have been investing in natural voice for ordering for a few years. We rolled that out in our own apps before Amazon launched Alexa and Alphabet launched Google Home...[and] we are making investments...to understand how consumers will want to interact with autonomous vehicles and pizza delivery," Doyle said.

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Ex-Congressman Dennis Kucinich launches bid for governor (UPDATED)

Medina Gazette - 8 hours 28 min ago

COLUMBUS — Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is running for Ohio governor, and he says he would muster state resources to fight poverty and violence, boost arts and education and expand economic opportunity.

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Ex-Congressman Dennis Kucinich launches bid for governor (UPDATED)

Medina Gazette - 8 hours 28 min ago

COLUMBUS — Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is running for Ohio governor, and he says he would muster state resources to fight poverty and violence, boost arts and education and expand economic opportunity.

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Century after pandemic, science takes its best shot at flu

Medina Gazette - 8 hours 29 min ago

WASHINGTON — The descriptions are haunting.

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Century after pandemic, science takes its best shot at flu

Medina Gazette - 8 hours 29 min ago

WASHINGTON — The descriptions are haunting.

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More actors expressing regret about working with Woody Allen

Medina Gazette - 8 hours 29 min ago

NEW YORK — A growing number of actors are distancing themselves from Woody Allen and his next film, heightening questions about the future of the prolific 82-year-old filmmaker in a Hollywood newly sensitive to allegations of sexual misconduct.

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No rules for California home schools, where 13 found captive

Medina Gazette - 8 hours 29 min ago

LOS ANGELES — The Southern California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school for the siblings but faced no government oversight and was never inspected by education officials.

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More actors expressing regret about working with Woody Allen

Medina Gazette - 8 hours 29 min ago

NEW YORK — A growing number of actors are distancing themselves from Woody Allen and his next film, heightening questions about the future of the prolific 82-year-old filmmaker in a Hollywood newly sensitive to allegations of sexual misconduct.

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