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How to quit Facebook (if the time suck, Russian ads or political noise has become too much)

There are many valid reasons you might want to quit Facebook. Maybe you spend too much time there. Maybe you’re tired of its cluttered app. Maybe you’re unnerved by all the Russia stuff . I was an avid Facebook user for more than a decade. But due to a combination of the reasons above, I’ve almost completely quit Facebook over the past three weeks. No surprise, I have been much happier for it. Whatever your reasons, if you want to quit Face...
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Google will reportedly share revenue with news publishers - CNET

Google reportedly has a plan to share revenue with news publishers. Getty Images Google may have a lifeline for struggling news publishers. The web giant is planning to share a chunk of its revenue with publishers, The Financial Times reported Sunday. Google's plan is to mate its treasure trove of personal data with machine learning algorithms to help news publications grow their subscriber base, the newspaper reported. As readers have incr...
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Batteryless Bicycle Safety Light

First you need to create an Onshape user account. Onshape is the best online CAD tool around at the moment and it is completely free. It comes very close to a professional tool like SolidWorks. Open my VeloBlinky design files and create a copy so you can edit the files. There are four basic design files (tabs at the bottom) named blinky_back blinky_front Magnetholder_A Magnetholder_B Open the 'blinky_back' file and edit the two numbers at t...
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How Jane Goodall became Jane Goodall

reader comments 0 Jane Goodall is an astonishing figure in many ways. Starting with no formal training and using controversial methods, she made astonishing breakthroughs in understanding the social behavior of chimpanzees and thus understanding ourselves. She managed to become an extremely rare species: a scientist who was also a media darling. And, after dedicating many years of her life to her research (at significant personal sacrifice)...
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This DIY Nintendo Switch can play the retro games the real one can’t

The Nintendo Switch is great for a lot of things, but when it comes to playing retro games, you’re better off looking at something like the SNES Classic than Nintendo’s current-generation console. Or, if you’re like Tim Lindquist , a hardware modder / electrical engineering student at Iowa State University, you build your own Switch-esque console, which through the power of open-source emulation software, can not only play retro Nintendo ga...
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Logitech's Circle 2 Wired is the best camera with Apple's HomeKit - for now

Logitech's Circle 2 has been available for a little while, but only recently did the company add HomeKit support to the Wired model —making it just one of two security cameras in the entire smarthome market with that integration. The results are reasonably good, but some missing features prevent a whole-hearted recommendation. Installing the Circle 2 can be dead simple or consume an entire afternoon, depending on your needs. By default the ...
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Deep Freeze: Virgil Flowers, Book 10 (Unabridged) - John Sandford

Description Class reunions: a time for memories - good, bad, and, as Virgil Flowers is about to find out, deadly - in the thrilling new novel in the number one New York Times best-selling series. Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt - and, as it turned out, homicidal - local school board, and now the town's back in view with more alarming news: A woman's been found de...
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Windows 10 now includes anti-cheat protection for games

Of course, the dependence on UWP limits its usefuless. You're more likely to see Valve Anti-Cheat because of Steam's sheer dominance in the gaming world. Consider this, though: TruePlay plugs a hole in anti-cheat protection, and it helps put UWP games more on par with their Steam counterparts. A developer might be more likely to write a UWP version of a title knowing that a few bad apples won't ruin the online experience for honest players....
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Fedora 25: rubygem-rmagick Security Update

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These automakers have learned to stop worrying and love the plug

Aside from a handful of pioneer models like the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S, automakers have largely shied away from electric cars. But that’s about to change. Over the past few months, several major automakers have announced plans to add large numbers of electric cars—along with hybrids and plug-in hybrids—to their lineups. Some have even pledged to stop selling cars that don’t feature some degree of electrification. Some have even pledg...
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