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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Mimic, the Evil Script That Will Drive Programmers To Insanity - Slashdot

Mimic, the Evil Script That Will Drive Programmers To Insanity - Slashdot



JustAnotherOldGuy writes:Mimic implements a devilishly sick idea floated on Twitter by Peter Ritchie: "Replace a semicolon (;) with a Greek question mark (;) in your friend's C# code and watch them pull their hair out over the syntax error." There are quite a few characters in the Unicode character set that look, to some extent or another, like others – homoglyphsMimic substitutes common ASCII characters for obscure homoglyphs. Caution: using this script may get you fired and/or beaten to a pulp.

Lifting the Embargo Means Cuba Can No Longer Play Victim | Human Rights Watch

Lifting the Embargo Means Cuba Can No Longer Play Victim | Human Rights Watch



The confusion arises from the U.S. government’s own misguided rhetoric to maintain a costly embargo. For decades, U.S. authorities stubbornly held that the embargo was necessary to promote human rights and democratic change in the island. In fact, though, the embargo did nothing to improve human rights in Cuba. Instead, it imposed indiscriminate hardship on the Cuban population as a whole, and provided the Cuban government with an excuse for its problems and a pretext for its abuses.

How Cuban Dissidents Survive on the Fringes of Society

How Cuban Dissidents Survive on the Fringes of Society



The life of a dissident in Cuba entails much more than holding a negative attitude toward the socialist government that has held power for the last 56 years. To shed light, the PanAm Postwent direct to the source, and spoke with the Cuban opposition in Havana about the challenges of standing up to the longest-running dictatorship on the continent, and their hopes for the future.+


Friday, October 23, 2015

9 of the Richest Socialist Dictators Ever

9 of the Richest Socialist Dictators Ever




(43) Couples Workout Routine on Pinterest | Couple Workout, Women Muscle and Couples Exercise

(43) Couples Workout Routine on Pinterest | Couple Workout, Women Muscle and Couples Exercise

Why Hurricane Patricia Can't Be Blamed On Climate Change : The Two-Way : NPR

Why Hurricane Patricia Can't Be Blamed On Climate Change : The Two-Way : NPR




Timeline: Gowdy Committee Verifies Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Cover Up - Breitbart

Timeline: Gowdy Committee Verifies Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Cover Up - Breitbart

Throwdown - Americana Lyrics

Throwdown - Americana Lyrics




To hail the god for a legion of zombies

Judicial Watch Statement on Obama Justice Department Decision to Close Obama IRS Investigation - Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch Statement on Obama Justice Department Decision to Close Obama IRS Investigation - Judicial Watch



(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the Obama Justice Department decision to close its investigation of the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups and other conservative opponents of President Obama’s policies:

“President Obama’s IRS was used against his opponents to help him win reelection.  So the Obama Justice Department’s decision to shut down its IRS abuse investigation with no prosecutions is as unsurprising as it is corrupt.   Judicial Watch’s independent litigation proved the Obama IRS obstructed justice and destroyed evidence.  And we uncovered that the IRS and Lois Lerner conspired with the Justice Department and FBI on a plan to jail the very Americans the IRS was illegally suppressing.  In fact, Justice Department lawyers recently admitted in federal court that the IRS watchdog is still digging through IRS backup tapes and has no idea when the search will be complete.  This same Justice Department decides it can shut down an investigation before it has all the evidence?  That might pass muster in Chicago, but America deserves better – the IRS is not above the law.”

Congress needs to get its act together and consider the impeachment and removal from office the officials, including Barack Obama, responsible for the worst abuse of the IRS in American history.  Judicial Watch will continue its independent investigation and litigation that has made it the best source for the truth about the continuing IRS scandal.  In the meantime, the Justice Department and FBI, which illegally obtained IRS files on Americans with the help of Lois Lerner and the Obama IRS, should finally be investigated for their role in Obama’s misuse of federal law and tax agencies against innocent Americans.”
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News from The Associated Press

News from The Associated Press



MANZANILLO, Mexico (AP) -- Hurricane Patricia headed toward southwestern Mexico Friday as a monster Category 5 storm, the strongest ever in the Western Hemisphere that forecasters said could make a "potentially catastrophic landfall" later in the day.




Half full? Half empty? Neither! - Engineer Your Life (The Blog)

Half full? Half empty? Neither! - Engineer Your Life (The Blog)


"Some say the glass is half full. Others say it is half empty. Engineers say the glass is too big."







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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Daniel Hannan on Twitter: "Migrants follow a mounted policeman into Slovenia, via @Reuters. https://t.co/fVZp2tzgCh"

Daniel Hannan on Twitter: "Migrants follow a mounted policeman into Slovenia, via @Reuters. https://t.co/fVZp2tzgCh"

Runrunes on Twitter: "The New York Times: Ni los ladrones quieren bolívares - https://t.co/nw9nVmSsER https://t.co/CBi79RSIOt"

Runrunes on Twitter: "The New York Times: Ni los ladrones quieren bolívares - https://t.co/nw9nVmSsER https://t.co/CBi79RSIOt"

Reductress on Twitter: "Sure, I’m a Feminist, But If I Support Other Women, How Will I Become the Highlander? https://t.co/NsplOuAmaM https://t.co/0iqSUAyBhN"

Reductress on Twitter: "Sure, I’m a Feminist, But If I Support Other Women, How Will I Become the Highlander? https://t.co/NsplOuAmaM https://t.co/0iqSUAyBhN"

Conservative Review - GOP Pushes Obama’s Agenda, Obama’s Popularity Spikes

Conservative Review - GOP Pushes Obama’s Agenda, Obama’s Popularity Spikes




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