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Paul

Life is old there, older than the trees...

No, this is not going to be a copy of John Denver's song, but life apparently is quite old (unless you're bible-strong). The Washington Post wrote this: by Devin Powell, Published: December 31 Scientists analyzing Australian rocks have discovered traces of bacteria that lived a record-breaking 3.49 billion years ago, a mere billion years after Earth formed.If the find withstands the scrutiny that inevitably faces claims of fossils this old, it could move scientists one step closer to understanding the…

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Jyoti Singh Pandey

Lets take a moment today--the Indian government has put a ban on media publishing her name. But we can tell the world who she is (not "was") and do as her father asked--let what happen to her mean change in the world. Her name is Jyoti Singh Pandey.

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Meditation

Meditation. You probably have heard of it. Perhaps even tried it or still do it. Maybe you think it's great, or you think it's nonsense. Everything's fine. I think meditation is an amazing way to relax and to let your inner Self bloom.

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Inflatable light on solar energy

Yes, this is very very smart. Have a look at Luminaid. They created an inflatable light that recharges on solar energy. 5 hours of sunlight will give you 8 to 10 hours of night light! A standard light costs $18.95 (at least that is what their website says as I type this). Brilliant!

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Take the bus. Talk clearly please.

Things are getting more and more 'up close and impersonal'. As found on Wired: Photo: Oran Viriyincy/Flickr Transit authorities in cities across the country are quietly installing microphone-enabled surveillance systems on public buses that would give them the ability to record and store private conversations, according to documents obtained by a news outlet. The systems are being installed in San Francisco, Baltimore, and other cities with funding from the Department of Homeland Security in some cases, according…

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Free Software Foundation and "Secure Boot"

"We, the undersigned, urge all computer makers implementing UEFI's so-called "Secure Boot" to do it in a way that allows free software operating systems to be installed. To respect user freedom and truly protect user security, manufacturers must either allow computer owners to disable the boot restrictions, or provide a sure-fire way for them to install and run a free software operating system of their choice. We commit that we will neither purchase nor recommend…

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The Christian Pope

Warning. Don't read if you love the Pope. Or like him. On second thought, perhaps then you should read this. In his 'Message for the celebration of the day of World Peace 2013' the Pope says: Nice. I fully agree with this request. Especially the "aspirations of all" part. For some reason I think that the writer of this piece missed something fundamental in the convictions of his holiness the Pope. Take gay people, who are…

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