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Tech giants eating the advertising world

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Google's ad revenue is roughly the same as all print ad revenue globally.
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The comment/moderation feature is damn fine! Thanks @Mike Macgirvin for creating and @Mario Vavti for porting.

Currently in use on parlementum
Now Available on Parlementum

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Mike MacgirvinMike Macgirvin wrote the following post Sun, 18 Jun 2017 22:56:59 -0700
WordPress-like anonymous (and moderated) comments are now supported in red. Should be easy to port to Hubzilla (3 commits iirc). To use, select custom/expert permissions and change 'can comment and like my posts' to 'Anybody on the internet'.

Done.

You'll get an email notification if a comment requires approval. There's provision for a captcha/turing plugin but implementing that is left as an exercise for the reader.
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"Hi, I've found a fault with the English language and I need an entomologist"
"An etymologist you mean?"
"Νo. It's a bug, not a feature"

-- https://twitter.com/StuFlemingNZ/status/876167095708405760
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Eboracum 2017 – join the Roman army!

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              Finally – as a reward for all that marching, people will remember you and your Emperor with parades through the streets of Eboracum. Save Save…
So this strange thing happened...

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Mario Vavti
  
An attack maybe?
Thomas Willingham
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Funnily enough, same time, same day.
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Carolus Rex
  
Could have been an attack, nothing like it going back months and months.
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Proust and Dreyfus: An Excerpt from Joachim Kalka's 'Gaslight'

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To this day it seems an impossible endeavor: to find a convincing explanation for the hatred, intransigent and immune to reason and scruple, with which the right persecuted Dreyfus even after his innocence became evident. Blum powerfully depicts the Dreyfusards’ incredulous astonishment, their stupefaction when, quite early on, they seemed to have reached their goal, convinced that now that the truth was on the table, the nation would allow its “lost son” a triumphant return from exile—and instead found themselves faced with a wall of cold resistance. Reflecting on the anti-Dreyfusards’ boundless aggression, Blum gingerly asked: “What drove them? What guided them? Even today, 35 years later, as I reflect on this past with mature, cool rationality, it seems to me that I still lack certain elements for a solution to this question.”
Keep Calm and Carry-on

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Love this!

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Shakespeare as you bike it

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Shakespeare is often a favourite among theatre companies putting on outdoor shows in the summer months, but there is one company presenting the work of the Bard in the open air that has an eye-catching USP. The HandleBards, as their name wittily suggests, travel to all their performance venues on bicycles, carrying their props and costumes with them. Since 2013, they have pedalled more than 6,000 miles across the UK to perform ecologically- sound, bicycle-powered Shakespeare. Later this month they will be bringing their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Howsham Mill, an 18th century John Carr-designed watermill on the River Derwent near Malton.
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Commodores - Nightshift
by CommodoresVEVO on YouTube
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Marilyn Monroe has read Ulysses, why haven't you? #Bloomsday is June 16th.
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Maria Karlsen
  
I have read it...but must have been some 30 years ago.
James Lamentus
  
always loved this pic
Memorial Day 2017

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A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknown
BY WALT WHITMAN
A march in the ranks hard-prest, and the road unknown,
A route through a heavy wood with muffled steps in the darkness,
Our army foil’d with loss severe, and the sullen remnant retreating,
Till after midnight glimmer upon us the lights of a dim-lighted building,
We come to an open space in the woods, and halt by the dim-lighted building,
’Tis a large old church at the crossing roads, now an impromptu hospital
Entering but for a minute I see a sight beyond all the pictures and poems ever made,
Shadows of deepest, deepest black, just lit by moving candles and lamps,
And by one great pitchy torch stationary with wild red flame and clouds of smoke,
By these, crowds, groups of forms vaguely I see on the floor, some in the pews laid down,
At my feet more distinctly a soldier, a mere lad, in danger of bleeding to death, (he is shot in the abdomen,)

I stanch the blood temporarily, (the youngster’s face is white as a lily,)
Then before I depart I sweep my eyes o’er the scene fain to absorb it all,
Faces, varieties, postures beyond description, most in obscurity, some of them dead,
Surgeons operating, attendants holding lights, the smell of ether, the odor of blood,
The crowd, O the crowd of the bloody forms, the yard outside also fill’d,
Some on the bare ground, some on planks or stretchers, some in the death-spasm sweating,

An occasional scream or cry, the doctor’s shouted orders or calls,
The glisten of the little steel instruments catching the glint of the torches,
These I resume as I chant, I see again the forms, I smell the odor,
Then hear outside the orders given, Fall in, my men, fall in;
But first I bend to the dying lad, his eyes open, a half-smile gives he me,
Then the eyes close, calmly close, and I speed forth to the darkness,
Resuming, marching, ever in darkness marching, on in the ranks,
The unknown road still marching.
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ParlementumParlementum wrote the following post Mon, 29 May 2017 00:38:31 -0700
The Offline Library
Here is the Offline Reference Library list of volumes. Please print and keep in a safe place in case of deluge.

Communication protocol with the Librarian is still under construction.


https://parlementum.net/cloud/parlementum/2017-05/ReferenceLibraryOffline.pdf

Updates will be announced as volumes are added.
Thoughts on Twin Peaks: The Return

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No Spoilers

1. Rest in Peace Catherine Coulson and Miguel Ferrer, two great character actors inhabiting two of their greatest characters one last time.

2. Based on Mulholland Drive, we are dealing with dream sequences and out of order scenes, the key is to separate them and re-order them. Easier said than done.

3. David Duchovny OMG!
See the Glaciers Before they Disappear

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If I could give you one piece of advice, go to Glacier Park this summer; grab everyone you love and go now. It's a wonder of the world, but it's vanishing swiftly.
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#FunFact: if you approach Glacier National Park from the West, you travel on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. My grandfather was one of many young men put to work during the Great Depression building it. It's narrow, windy, and breathtaking!
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Oh, don't worry about that - there are plenty of places I want to revisit, but I've already been to Catalonia.
Maria Karlsen
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I want to click like and dislike at the same time. Amazing nature, beautiful picture. And it's so sad we're loosing it.
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
You can go to Barrow in Alaska or Iqaluit, Yellowknife, Whitehorse in Canada to see the midnight sun, but rather than any place above the Arctic Circle, you can also travel to Tromsø in Norway or Longyearbyen on Svalbard.
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"The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic."
The Innocence of Father Brown, G K Chesterton

@Detection Club+
James Lamentus
  
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Jameson Irish whiskey on the rocks with a cherry.
#worldwhiskyday
giac hellvecio
  
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