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Roomba vacuum maker iRobot betting big on the 'smart' home
Roomba vacuum maker iRobot hopes to sell its users' floor plan data, seeking deals with Amazon, Apple, and Alphabet
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RT @LDNLibraries: Einstein said "The only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library." Here's why.…
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Fuji X-T2 — Metro Case
"The Metro Case MGXT2 hand grip provides the X-T2 with a larger grip while adding minimal weight. The grip provides 10mm additional clearance and protection for the bottom of the camera.

"An Arca-compatible quick release is built-in with easy access to the battery and while attached to the camera. There is an optical axis indicator and a secondary tripod mount."

(This came up as one of the grip options in this video from Omar Gonzalez about the JB Designs Camera Grip for his X-T20: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ5NsG9-YN8, around ≈1:29)
grips  fuji  x-t2  photography  wishlist  video 
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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | Hachette Book Group
Little, Brown and Company began publishing books for children in 1926. We currently publish a distinguished and diverse list of about 135 books a year. Today the group is divided into three imprints: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers features our core list of picture books and hardcover and paperback fiction and nonfiction for middle grade and young adult readers; LB Kids produces novelty and brand/licensed tie-ins; and Poppy publishes paperback original series for teen girls.
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Violence and the Social Compact | Ta-Nehisi Coates | The Atlantic
I have often said that I grew up around a good deal of violence. It really was just in the air. It's one of the reasons why I am always skeptical of the notion that violence is simply something that "those people over there" do. On the contrary, the desire to dominate other people lurks under the surface of all humanity. I think this extends across all class boundaries. The project of a civil society is to curb this desire for violent domination. It is to recognize that there is an animal in us, and that, if we are left to our own devices, the animal will rule.

This is not just true of infidelity, it's true of virtually anything I've ever done in my life. I did not lose 70 pounds through strength of character, goodness or willpower. My character and will angles toward cheesecake, fried chicken and beer -- in no particular order. I lost that weight by not fighting the battle on desire's terms, but fighting before desire can take effect.

These are compacts I have made with myself and with my family. There are other compact we make with our country and society. I tend to think those compacts work best when we do not flatter ourselves, when we are fully aware of the animal in us.

Power changes people. People yell things from behind the shielding of their automobiles which they would never yell if walking down a sidewalk. This does not mean that power should be shunned; it means that we should be aware of its effects. I believe very much in self-defense, and totally understand why someone would keep a gun in the home. If I lived somewhere else, I might keep one too. But I would not insist that I was the same person armed, with the power to take a life, that I was without it. I would insist on guard-rails.
Ethics 
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prosthetic knowledge — Playful Palette: An Interactive Parametric Color...
Graphics research from Adobe Research and University of Toronto have designed a digital painting palette interface with features similar to real-world physical paint mixing
cool  graphics 
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WR715 Sündenpfuhl Großstadt | Wer redet ist nicht tot
Wer redet ist nicht tot -

 

Darin: Hochzeitstage – Radfahren in NRW – Soziale Kontrolle – Finanzielle Unabhängigkeit – Mittelformat-Kameras – Finanzprodukte – Literatur – Das Wetter

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Databases | Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytics Software | Looker
Databases is a business intelligence software and big data analytics platform that helps you explore, analyze and share real-time business analytics easily.
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Alphabet Q2 earnings
Alphabet Q2: revenue of $26.01 billion, up 21% YoY, vs $25.64 billion est., net income of $3.52 billion with EC fine, CPC down 26%, and paid clicks on Google properties up 61% YoY
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Digitised Manuscripts
Leonardo Da-Vinci's (The Codex Arundel)
history  art  book 
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Straight To My Heart by angryspaceravenclaw
“Kiss me,” Eric blurted, and lord he wished he could have blamed it on being drunk. And maybe he was, in a way. Drunk on Jack’s gaze, and his grin, and the way his hand was so, so warm against his skin. “I mean…um…”

“Okay,” Jack whispered, and his fingers uncurled to palm Eric’s cheek, thumb brushing along the corner of his mouth before his head dipped in low, and their lips met.
pair_bitty/jack  genre_au  genre_romance 
4 minutes ago by maxette
The Pros and Cons of Curiosity
Ariadne can't figure out why Arthur seems so interesting. So naturally, she starts watching him work because she's creepy like that.
Inception  Arthur  Ariadne  Eames  oneshot  short  humor  ArthurxAriadne  ff.net  author:AutumnMTC 
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Senate Democrats can’t stop a health care vote. Here’s what they’ll do instead. - Vox
Senate Democrats are preparing a barrage of amendments to force Republicans to take politically unpopular votes on their plan to repeal Obamacare. via Pocket
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RT : “it can be a mythological creature that i created. an ape that smokes weed” — on “purple ape” 😂…
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