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Dark Night of the Soul Open Thread: Now They Figure It Out…

Balloon Juice - 14 hours 40 min ago

‘Course, some people totally approve of Trump’s latest stunts…

Just don’t call them Deplorables.

Categories: Politics

Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" 64GB Tablet

Woot - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 01:00

On the surface, it looks like a pretty good tablet. But under the surface, it also looks like a pretty good tablet.

We gathered a panel of experts to evaluate the Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet, here's what they had to say...

EXPERT 1: Wow, look at this...is this a computer?

EXPERT 2: Excuse me, how long will this take? You said you have some information about my lost dog?

EXPERT 3: I am a dinosaur fossil expert, I don't know why I'm here.

 

Categories: Misc

Anton Chekhov

Quote of the day - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 00:33
"To advise is not to compel."
Categories: Misc

John Morton

Love quote of the day - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 00:33
"There is no limit to the power of loving."
Categories: Misc

A Stunning Live Performance by Bon Iver: "Holocene"

Little Green Footballs - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 00:07

Bon Iver's performance at Rock the Garden took everyone's breath away, especially when he played "Holocene" from his self-titled album near the end of his set.

Hear more from the performance: http://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2017/08/11/hear-bon-ivers-massive-rock-the-garden-set

Categories: Politics

Valley City Street Fair the same, but not, in its 83rd year

Medina Gazette - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 00:01

LIVERPOOL TWP. — Attendees of the 83rd annual Valley City Street Fair this weekend might have noticed some changes from years past.

Categories: Misc

It's 'frog jump magic' (VIDEO)

Medina Gazette - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 00:01
Categories: Misc

Valley City Street Fair the same, but not, in its 83rd year

Medina Gazette - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 00:01

LIVERPOOL TWP. — Attendees of the 83rd annual Valley City Street Fair this weekend might have noticed some changes from years past.

Categories: Misc

It's 'frog jump magic'

Medina Gazette - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 00:01

LIVERPOOL TWP. — Children and a few enthusiastic adults flocked to Valley City on Sunday, some dressed in frog-patterned tutus, capes and Kermit the Frog headgear.

Categories: Misc

Valley City Street Fair the same, but not, in its 83rd year

Medina Gazette - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 00:01

LIVERPOOL TWP. — Attendees of the 83rd annual Valley City Street Fair this weekend might have noticed some changes from years past.

Categories: Misc

It's 'frog jump magic' (VIDEO)

Medina Gazette - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 00:01
Categories: Misc

Cultures come together at Medina's Public Square

Medina Gazette - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:56

MEDINA — Matt Panchur never misses the Medina International Fest, even if he’s there by himself. This year, his family was juggling other obligations and couldn’t attend.

Categories: Misc

Cultures come together at Medina's Public Square

Medina Gazette - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:56

MEDINA — Matt Panchur never misses the Medina International Fest, even if he’s there by himself. This year, his family was juggling other obligations and couldn’t attend.

Categories: Misc

Cultures come together at Medina's Public Square

Medina Gazette - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:56

MEDINA — Matt Panchur never misses the Medina International Fest, even if he’s there by himself. This year, his family was juggling other obligations and couldn’t attend.

Categories: Misc

Highland alumni show creations

Medina Gazette - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:51

GRANGER TWP. — Rose Browning Deis, a 1975 Highland High School graduate, wanted to share her classmates’ artwork with a larger audience.

Categories: Misc

Highland alumni show creations

Medina Gazette - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:51

GRANGER TWP. — Rose Browning Deis, a 1975 Highland High School graduate, wanted to share her classmates’ artwork with a larger audience.

Categories: Misc

Highland alumni show creations

Medina Gazette - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:51

GRANGER TWP. — Rose Browning Deis, a 1975 Highland High School graduate, wanted to share her classmates’ artwork with a larger audience.

Categories: Misc

Plex Responds, Will Allow Users To Opt Out Of Data Collection

Slashdot - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:34
stikves writes: This weekend Plex had announced they were implementing a new privacy policy, including removing the ability for opting out of data collection and sharing. Fortunately the backlash here, on their forums, Reddit, and other placed allowed them to offer a more sensible state, including bringing back opt-out, and anonymity of some of the data. Plex CEO Keith Valory wrote Saturday that some information must be transferred just to provide the service -- for example, servers still check for updates, they have to determine whether a user has a premium Plex Pass, and "we have to provide accurate reporting to licensors for things like trailers and extras, photo tagging, lyrics, licensed codecs and so on... [W]e came to the conclusion that providing an 'opt out' in the set-up gives a false sense of privacy and feels disingenuous on our part. That is, even if you opted out, there is still a bunch of data we are collecting that we tried to call out as exceptions." But to address concerns about data collection, Plex will make new changes to their privacy policy: [I]n addition to providing the ability to opt out of crash reporting and marketing communications, we will provide you the ability to opt out of playback statistics for personal content on your Plex Media Server, like duration, bit rate, and resolution in a new privacy setting... we are going to "generalize" playback stats in order to make it impossible to create any sort of "fingerprint" that would allow anyone to identify a file in a library... Finally, in the new privacy tab in the server settings we will provide a full list of all product events data that we collect... Our intention here is to provide full transparency. Users will have one place where they can see what data is being collected and where they can opt out of playback data that they are not comfortable with." And he emphasized that "we will never sell or share data related to YOUR content libraries."

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Categories: Misc

Open Thread - Remembering (or Discovering) Dick Gregory

Crooks and Liars - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:30
Open Thread - Remembering (or Discovering) Dick Gregory

This is a great time to rediscover (or discover for the first time) the work of Dick Gregory.

Rest in peace? Let's keep his genius alive.

Open thread below...


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Categories: Politics

Quote of the Day: “That’s Too Bad”

Kevin Drum - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:00

From Donald J. Trump, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, asked about the collision between an oil tanker and an American destroyer,¹ which resulted in a toll of ten sailors missing and five injured:

That’s too bad.

This is what I’d say if my wife told me the supermarket was sold out of her favorite breakfast cereal. You’d think the president of the United States could come up with something a little more heavy-hearted, even if he had to fake it.

¹Yes, another one.

UPDATE: Perhaps Trump didn’t know the details of what had happened:

I still might hope for something better, but perhaps it wasn’t as bad as all that.

Categories: Politics