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Colors and Emacs in the Terminal

Here's a useful tip for those of you who run Emacs in a terminal.

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How Useful is Section 215 to Law Enforcement?

Despite doubling its use of bulk surveillance orders in the five years ending in 2009, the FBI could not point to a single case where the use of Section 215 of the Patriot Act helped solve a major case. That's … Continue reading

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What Would You Miss the Most?

Here's a fascinating graph indicating what people of different age groups would miss the most as a way of getting information. What Would You Miss The Most? Radio? Newspaper ? Smartphone? Tv ? Laptop? #newsgeist Via @_JackRiley (ofcom data) pic.twitter.com/Wt9IP9IYtB … Continue reading

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Kitchin on Embedding Org in HTML

John Kitchin has an interesting post on embedding Org documents in HTML. The idea is that you embed the Org in a data URI so that the user can click on the URI and see the Org code. This is … Continue reading

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Defining the Word at Point

I just stumbled upon a new offering from abo-abo. It's define-word, a very nice package that allows you to get a definition of the word at point. You can also specify the word in the minibuffer if you want. The … Continue reading

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

One of the major beefs that many of us have with the NSA is that they keep doing things that make us less secure. Their latest project is trying to convince Congress to mandate back doors in crypto applications. It's … Continue reading

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Mastering Emacs is Out

Mickey Peterson's new book, Mastering Emacs, is out. I'm pleased to announce that my #emacs ebook, Mastering Emacs, is now out! https://t.co/Fg618KEiOA pic.twitter.com/m0KynKpyP5 — Mickey Petersen (@mickeynp) May 23, 2015 I've already got mine. I haven't read it yet, obviously, … Continue reading

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Follow the Money

After the Appeals Court ruled the NSA's mass telephone metadata collection illegal, pundits and congressmen have come out in droves to press their point of view on the issue. I find it hard to understand how anyone could support something … Continue reading

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The Greatest Threat

A disturbing thought from Glenn Greenwald. Be sure to follow the link. The biggest threats to free speech come from western governments claiming to protect it. http://t.co/QN1ojnvt4T pic.twitter.com/B9VbmchxMk — The Intercept (@the_intercept) May 16, 2015

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Calc Quick Reference

In a comment to one of my posts on calc, Sue D. Nymme (love that handle) mentioned that he was working on a quick reference for calc and kindly provided a sneak preview. Now he reports that he's ready to … Continue reading

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