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Lint for Shell Scripters...
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It used to be one of the joys of writing embedded software was never having to deploy shell scripts.But now with platforms like the Raspberry Pi becoming very common, Linux shell scripts can be a bi...

Why Apple is cracking down on 'free' apps...
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Apple is making more moves to clean up its App Store.

Cyclone Debbie: Stark before and after photos show Hamilton Island battered...
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See the impact of Cyclone Debbie on tropical Hamilton Island, which has been hit with wind gusts of up to 263 kilometres per hour.

Report: AMC Planning Ad-Free Online Streaming...
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You might soon be able to watch 'The Walking Dead' on the internet with no commercials, but only if you have a cable subscription and are willing to pay extra.

HBO's 'True Detective' may return for third season...
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Two episodes of the hit anthology crime series are already in the works, Entertainment Weekly reports.

A radical plan to end poverty is gaining momentum in Canada...
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Countries around the world, from Finland to Namibia to the Netherlands and Kenya, are trying something so simple that it just might work: Handing out cash, no strings attached, to its citizens. Theyre all testing out versions of universal basic income. An

Pilot project to introduce a basic income in Ontario gets strong public support...
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A proposed provincial pilot project to give some people struggling on poverty-level welfare payments and low-wage jobs a basic income with no strings attached, received a thumbs-up during recent online and public consultations.Ontarians are also keen to k

Shocking Admission on Univision: Obama Policy Led To Rockville Rape...
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After several days of silence, Univision finally got around to covering the horrific Rockville rape. In so doing, the network aired a stunning admission that blows its liberal narrative and immigration agenda completely out of the water.

Schumer Wants To Work With Trump On These Three Issues...
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'My views on trade' are 'closer to Trump's than Obama or Bush'

"Alpha Centauri Up Close!" --NASA Looks at Using the Sun as a Giant Gravity Lens to Study Alien Planets...
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NASA says it could study distant exoplanets by using the sun as a giant gravity lens revealing (if it was Earth) islands, rivers, parks, Great Walls, freeways, cities, and so on. Imagine an alien spacecraft sitting at the gravitational focus...  

Geert Wilders announces victory in Rotterdam as Dutch election count underway...
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GEERT Wilders has claimed the PVV will take Holland's second largest city in the Dutch elections.

John McCain Loses Control on Senate Floor Says Rand Paul ‘Is Now Working for Vladimir Putin’...
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After the Kentucky senator objected to a bill advancing Montenegros push for NATO membership, McCain lost his cool and accused his colleague of being a Putin operative.

Krauthammers Take: U.S., Chinese, and Korean Nuclear Capabilities Creating a Tinderbox...
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With the Chinese seeing how aggressive Trump will be following the accommodating Obama administration, Charles Krauthammer said that missile defense is a central concern, and it may greatly upset China if the U.S. uses such a defense system to protect Sou

Paris Bans Foreign Languages At Construction Sites To Protect Local Workers...
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The Paris region passed a law Thursday that bans foreign languages at construction sites to stop foreign labor.

Congressman Introduces Bill That Would Allow People And Companies To 'Hack Back' After Attacks...
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A new bill intended to update the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act would allow victims of computer attacks to engage in active defense measures to identify the attacker and disrupt the attack. Proposed by Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.), the bill would grant victims of computer intrusions unprecedented rights.

WH privately supports earlier rollback of Medicaid expansion: report...
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President Trump's administration is privately supporting an earlier rollback of ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion than what is outlined in GOP leadership's healthcare plan, CNN reported Thursday.

Breaking: Malik Obama Tweets Alleged Barack Obama Birth Certificate in Kenya...
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Barack Obama’s brother Malik Obama tweeted out a birth certificate on Thursday allegedly belonging to his brother Barack. The certificate is from a hospital in Mombassa, Kenya. Baby Barack was a bouncing 7 pounds 1 ounce.

Did the CIA hack you? Wikileaks leak may allow antivirus vendors to tell...
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Thanks to WikiLeaks, antivirus vendors will soon be able to figure out if you have been hacked by the CIA.On Tuesday, WikiLeaks dumped a trove of 8,700 documents that allegedly detail the CIAs secret hacking operations, including spying tools designed for

How about 'A day without American tech workers'?...
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Where’s your awareness-raising event for untold thousands of our country’s high-skilled men and women victimized by H-1B visa havoc? Thanks to cheap labor-hungry big businesses and money-grubbing politicians in both parties, every day has become a “Day Without American Tech Workers.”

Watch: MSNBCs Andrea Mitchell thrown out of Tillerson meeting while asking about Russia...
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Cameras captured the moment that MSNBC journalist Andrea Mitchell was escorted out of a meeting between U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson and the Foreign Minister

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