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See also ReMarkdown: http://fvsch.com/code/remarkdown/

I'm sure there was another one too. I was going to make a WordPress theme with it at the time, but never got around to it.

You can go in the opposite direction with markdown.css too: http://kevinburke.bitbucket.org/markdowncss/

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I was wondering this recently. It's hard to imagine this happening here in the UK. The thought of police in riot gear kicking down doors and waving guns around sounds beyond crazy to me.

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American police kill about 1,000 people per year. There's a thing going round saying that US police in March killed more people than UK police killed since 1900 but none of the sources look particularly reliable.

About half the people killed by police have mental health problems. This is an estimate because national data isn't collected. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/03/idaho-police-...

http://tacreports.org/storage/documents/2013-justifiable-hom...

But, for the UK, don't forget the several bad shootings of innocent or unarmed men. Wikipedia has a list of all killings involving a police officer in the UK. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings_by_law_enforce...

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Several bad shootings over decades? What's your point? What a strange thing to say.

We don't shoot many people, America do. It's such a huge, cavernous gulf in magnitude that I have no idea what point you're trying to make with your last paragraph.

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I'm saying that it's wrong to think that armed police officers do better than armed US officers. We mostly don't have armed officers over here. Where they are armed mistakes happen and people die, so it's important to keep UK officers unarmed.

Also: yes, even those few deaths are totally unacceptable in the UK. People are shocked by police shootings; investigations are rigorous. Contrast that to the US where shootin a dog sparks mass outrage but shooting a drunk pregnant woman doesn't.

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No knock entries are indeed insane - I don't understand the scenario that would be required for a no-knock entry to be the only acceptable option. Are the police scared of the occupants firing guns at them? That would be ironic.

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I don't understand the scenario that would be required for a no-knock entry to be the only acceptable option.

The classic example is if the police think that evidence could be destroyed very quickly, e.g., electronic records.

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This is such a bullshit reason:

For one, you could detect these no-knocking individuals quite easily:

- Cameras on the exterior of the property

- Motion lights, motion sensors, motion bells are all quite cheap.

And re: destruction/obfuscation of electronic evidence-

-"One-click" destruction scripts, etc.

- TrueCrypt volumes, everywhere. Circuit breakers, power strips, etc. with switches. If you don't manage to destroy the volume, no aggressor will be able to access it.

- Degaussing setups for spinning disks, activated by similar mechanisms.

This stuff is pretty cheap, easily available. Anybody caught by these technically-incompetent police executing no-knock raids deserves to be caught.

Hell, if you don't have a few 6TB volumes full of random bits, labeled "Evidence," you aren't doing it right. Gotta tie up those investigative resources somehow.

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What people could do doesn't matter, it's what they do do.

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Which would be exactly what's not happening if "a guy has a gun".

Either someone is in danger, in which case no-knock isn't needed, or they're not, in which case why the hell is a SWAT raid being carried out on the basis of an anonymous tip?

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A situation with hostages where the perp has already killed and is unaware that the police has arrived.

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Ironically when I read this on my iPhone the text size was much smaller than an average novel. (Also, the line-heights need some TLC).

I like larger text, but I find this too big (when I read it on a computer). And I think for valid reasons beyond just personal preference. For starters, it's hard to scan or keep track of where you are in the post. I don't think Nielsen would hold this up as a great example of scanability - on my 11" Air I get just about two paragraphs on screen at the same time.

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I agree. If I don't want to be interrupted, I close down the client. I don't really see how this is much different to manually setting my status to 'busy'.

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Relevant: 'Here’s how central London would look if the Tube map was geographically correct' http://www.mapfodder.com/london.html

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And Wikipedia has a geographically accurate tube map: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:London_Underground_f... ;)

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For some reason I find that map quite disturbing - like I'm very very drunk and looking at a "proper" Tube map.

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Same here. In addition, I usually attempt to perform an action that will result in a visible response, like scrolling or selecting text, so that if/when the app does start responding again, I'll see.

I also sometimes move the window or switch to another window to see if it's the app or a bigger problem.

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I usually switch to another window or program as well, in the hopes that the other window/program will distract me long enough to give the slow app an opportunity to recover. If other windows/programs are slow as well, then I start killing processes.

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The Wired PR one is too much. I read WIR :D PR.

I quite like the idea of having a smiley in a company name actually…

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Reminds me of the old Ontario Hydro logo a bit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario_Hydro

The D with the E looks like a power plug.

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Isn't that an O and an H?

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I assume that the D and E in the Wired PR logo is meant.

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The idea needs a lot of development - and a name better than a 'thinkerspace'.

Math and music? What about philosophy, literature, other branches of science? I can think and write with my flouncy fountain pen at home, so what are the merits of me going to a collaborative space? I'm sure there could be many, but these aren't elaborated upon at all. Conversation? About what? Will it be structured? Themed? How? Or why not?

Tea but no coffee? Bookbinding but no typewriters? Blackboards but no wifi? Why is technology unwelcome in this context? Are these important distinctions? I've no idea.

Sounds like you need a manifesto. And I would suggest you try very hard to make it as unpretentious as possible.

Short answer: Nope.

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Some technology can be crippling to the art of thinking. When an answer you seek is moments away at the end of an internet connection, for how long can you resist its siren song before succumbing, surrendering your own cognitive processes for the already completed thoughts of someone else? :)

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I think he just wants to find people who share his exact hobbies to help fund a clubhouse.

It's not a bad idea, but it's kind of dishonest to assume that this is the sort of thing that interests a ton of people, and that people will flock to it.

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"Blackboards but no wifi? Why is technology unwelcome in this context? Are these important distinctions? I've no idea." +1

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[Wondering aloud] Would a better approach be to activate the sharing icons on mouseover? Sure, users would do this accidentally, but those concerned about privacy could learn to avoid those areas of blogs. Those who don't care (or pay attention) would get a one-click experience.

Touch users woud presumably still have to tap twice.

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If I remember correctly they went the way they did to alleviate the threat of trademark litigation.

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And I don't think the site has improved in any meaningful way. Someone should fork it and make something better.

(Also, the headline should be 'Dark Patterns: Are They Ethical?' not 'Is It Ethical'.)

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Meh; it's just "begging the question" (the popular use of the phrase, not the pedantic "correct" use of the phrase [quotes because language evolves IMO] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begging_the_question -- more info if you're interested)

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