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July 19, 1836, is the day that the Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated in Paris, France, and the monument stands to honor those who died during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars.

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Mary Brock works as an Immunology scientist by day and takes care of a pink-loving princess child by night. She likes cloudy days, crafting, cooking, and Fall weather in New England.

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  1. “If you get an abusive message, you can fill in an online form and make a complaint”

    This is Twitter’s problem – it’s easier to abuse someone on Twitter than it is to report the abuse, which is exactly backwards. If it was easier to report the abuse (and the reports were dealt with swiftly) than it was to abuse in the first place, the abuse would stop.

  2. So an organized harassment campaign in response to (among other things) Charles Darwin being replaced on the 10 pound note… anyone else think this might be coming from douchebag brigade in the atheist community?

    I tried looking up the accounts of people who had sent harassing tweets to confirm my suspicions but they’ve all been suspended.

    1. I’m actually cautiously optimistic about this technology. Imagine being able to download memories from other people. That time you walked on the moon (courtesy of Buzz Aldrin), that time you were the President (five of them are still alive), those years you went to medical school (what are skills but memories and habits [can this technology be used to give you false habits {could it be used to get rid of old, unwanted habits}])?

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