This firefox addon blocks anything from 3rd party domains on any site you visit, but with a configurable whitelist for any sites you actually care about.
I've got one of these running debian wheezy. It acts as firewall/router/wifi-hotspot/OpenVPN gateway, and even allows me to have a *real* DMZ, unlike most home routers.
on debian, there are better alternatives to rvm:
apt-get install ruby-build
rbenv install 2.0.0-dev
In addition, with rbenv, no-one is encouraged to use gemsets instead of bundler.
I'm a big fan of RMS, but that article is possibly the stupidest thing he's ever written.
Forcing people to put their code in escrow for enforced release when copyright expires is police-state coercion. The idea that such a law could possibly be enforceable is ludicrous.
Is this just the action of paranoid state? Or a taste of what's to come in other parts of the world?"
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Not only does Flame use a previously unknown MD5 chosen prefix attack, but now they are removing all traces of the software from machines under their control.
Now, since security researchers already have copies of the software this isn't going stop anyone further deconstructing and analysing it. The only possible reason for doing this is to avoid discovery of infection somewhere particularly sensitive. I wonder who the lucky person or nation-state is?
If Afghanistan had invaded and occupied the US, you bet there'd be roadside bombings, suicide missions, and insurgent attacks against the invaders!
Look at the science. A large number of studies have shown heritability of IQ to be between 0.7 and 0.8 in adults.
You missed the most important part of that sentence: in the United States.
See this note on the same page:
A common error is to assume that a heritability figure is necessarily unchangeable. The value of heritability can change if the impact of environment (or of genes) in the population is substantially altered. If the environmental variation encountered by different individuals increases, then the heritability figure would decrease. On the other hand, if everyone had the same environment, then heritability would be 100%. The population in developing nations often has more diverse environments than in developed nations. This would mean that heritability figures would be lower in developing nations. Another example is phenylketonuria which previously caused mental retardation for everyone who had this genetic disorder and thus had a heritability of 100%. Today, this can be prevented by following a modified diet, resulting in a lowered heritability.
The US has a relatively level playing field which emphasises genetic effects on intelligence. In general (i.e. worldwide) it has not been shown that genetics have a stronger influence on intelligence than environment.
Of course intelligence has a biological basis, it's just never been shown that genetics has a stronger effect than environment. Also, there is no identified correlation with this gene and skin colour.
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