San Francisco is over capacity. Please delete anyone you can.

I know we only get two weeks of nice weather a year, but during those two weeks, we really need more outdoor sittin'-and-drinkin' options.

I mean, this bar was our third choice! That's downright uncivilized.

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Suicide: Not Yours.

Workers in Chinese Apple factories forced to sign pledges not to commit suicide

After a spate of suicides last year, managers at the factories ordered new staff to sign pledges that they would not attempt to kill themselves, according to researchers. And they were made to promise that if they did, their families would only seek the legal minimum in damages.

At least 14 workers at Foxconn factories in China have killed themselves in the last 16 months as a result of horrendous working conditions. Many more are believed to have either survived attempts or been stopped before trying at the Apple supplier's plants in Chengdu or Shenzen.

The 'anti-suicide pledge' was brought in after sociologists wrote an open letter to the media calling for an end to restrictive working practices.

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Magnetic Swarming Snitches

Throwable Robot Can Climb Aboard Ships, Spy on Pirates

ReconRobotics is making a seafaring version of its ReconScout Throwbot, a one-pound remote-controlled robot that can be tossed into a building and zip around taking video surveillance, sending the feed back to its controller. This new bot has magnetic wheels that let it drive straight up a vertical metal wall--meaning that if anti-piracy forces toss the robot onto a ship's hull, it can climb on board and send back valuable video recon.

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Is it safe to set write_v24 in MP3::Tag or do I have to continue to manually convert files to 2.3?

Since I've been getting this error for years, I guess it's safe to assume that id3v2.4 will never be "fully supported" by MP3::Tag, but I have no idea what that means or if it matters.

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jwz mixtape 099

It's been quite a while! Please enjoy jwz mixtape 099.

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Hatefuck hacking

These days, almost all of my software is written out of anger. I used to program for fun, and then for convenience. Now, it's motivated almost exclusively by rage.
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