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“Designing Women” Is Getting A Reboot

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Because nothing is sacred and we should expect the announcement of “The Bible 2: Here We Go Again”any day now, Hollywood is looking at what is left on the clearance rack at what TV shows haven’t been rebooted and trying them on for size…but some shit apparently has been staring them in the face for years now and it took this long to bring it back. It’s being reported that Designing Women is next up for a return to TV, and it even has the original creator, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason behind it…but what about Julia Sugarbaker’s monologues?!

Deadline says it’s been 25 years since the original ended its run, and Sony Pictures is heading up the new version. As a southern gay by birth, this is essentially the second coming of Christ we spent every Sunday morning planning for.

CBS is already bringing back Murphy Brown, and it already has a Hawaii Five-0 reboot, so it really should just rename itself TV Land going forward.

It’s unclear what direction the new show will go in, but clearly some new cast members are needed since Dixie Carter and Meshach Taylor have passed away (RIP). That being said, the original was highly political and campy, so a return of Annie Potts, Jean Smart, and Delta Burke making cracks about Omarosa and Donald Trump amid draping a wall of a study in chiffon before they end each episode with “And THAT, Margery, just so you will know and so your children will someday know, is the night the lights went out in Georgia!” Seems like a sure-fire ratings hit to me!

Pic: Wenn.com

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lkeeney
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Yay!
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Voting Software

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There are lots of very smart people doing fascinating work on cryptographic voting protocols. We should be funding and encouraging them, and doing all our elections with paper ballots until everyone currently working in that field has retired.
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caffeinatedhominid
3 days ago
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Yep.
tante
7 days ago
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xkcd on voting software is spot-on
Oldenburg/Germany
wmorrell
8 days ago
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Hazmat suit, too. Just to be safe.
rjstegbauer
9 days ago
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Amen!! Paper... paper... paper. It's simple. It's trivial to recount. Everyone already knows how to use it. It's cheap. It's verifiable. Just... use... paper.
ianso
9 days ago
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Yes!
Brussels
ChrisDL
9 days ago
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accurate.
New York
reconbot
9 days ago
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Legitimately share this comic with anyone who represents you in government.
New York City
cheerfulscreech
9 days ago
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Truth.
jth
10 days ago
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XKCD Nails Secure Electronic Voting.
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skorgu
10 days ago
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100% accurate.
jsled
10 days ago
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endorsed; co-signed; it. me. &c.

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There are lots of very smart people doing fascinating work on cryptographic voting protocols. We should be funding and encouraging them, and doing all our elections with paper ballots until everyone currently working in that field has retired.
alt_text_at_your_service
10 days ago
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There are lots of very smart people doing fascinating work on cryptographic voting protocols. We should be funding and encouraging them, and doing all our elections with paper ballots until everyone currently working in that field has retired.
srsly
10 days ago
Seconding this policy ^^

What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?

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And it would mean the Russia scandal began far earlier than conventionally understood and ended later — indeed, is still happening. As Trump arranges to meet face-to-face and privately with Vladimir Putin later this month, the collusion between the two men metastasizing from a dark accusation into an open alliance, it would be dangerous not to consider the possibility that the summit is less a negotiation between two heads of state than a meeting between a Russian-intelligence asset and his handler.

It is often said that Donald Trump has had the same nationalistic, zero-sum worldview forever. But that isn’t exactly true. Yes, his racism and mendacity have been evident since his youth, but those who have traced the evolution of his hypernationalism all settle on one year in particular: 1987. Trump “came onto the political stage in 1987 with a full-page ad in the New York Times attacking the Japanese for relying on the United States to defend it militarily,” reported Edward Alden, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. “The president has believed for 30 years that these alliance commitments are a drain on our finite national treasure,” a White House official told the Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin. Tom Wright, another scholar who has delved into Trump’s history, reached the same conclusion. “1987 is Trump’s breakout year. There are only a couple of examples of him commenting on world politics before then.”

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lkeeney
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lmoffeit
38 days ago
whoa!
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JimB
34 days ago
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This is what I've been thinking for the last year...
awilchak
39 days ago
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good times
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SteveRB511
39 days ago
Based on Trump's behavior I have wondered if he's a real life Manchrian Candidate but sold out to self-interest rather than brain washing.
satadru
40 days ago
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Just... wow.
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California Sober

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To abstain from all drugs except marijuana and alcohol.

"No thanks," Jane said as Paul racked up lines of cocaine, "I'm California Sober this month."

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lmoffeit
57 days ago
lol!
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In case you've forgotten: Microsoft is still a vile garbage fire of a company.

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E-waste recycler Eric Lundgren loses appeal on computer restore disks, must serve 15-month prison term:

A California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the "restore disks" he made to extend the lives of computers had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed Microsoft's products to the tune of $700,000.

The appeals court upheld a federal district judge's ruling that the disks made by Eric Lundgren to restore Microsoft operating systems had a value of $25 apiece, even though they could be downloaded free and could be used only on computers with a valid Microsoft license. [...]

But he said the court had set a precedent for Microsoft and other software-makers to pursue criminal cases against those seeking to extend the life span of computers. "I got in the way of their agenda," Lundgren said, "this profit model that's way more profitable than I could ever be."

Lundgren said he wasn't sure when he would be surrendering. He said prosecutors in Miami told him he could have a couple of weeks to put his financial affairs in order, including plans for his company of more than 100 employees. "But I was told if I got loud in the media, they'd come pick me up," Lundgren said. "If you want to take my liberty, I'm going to get loud."

"I am going to prison, and I've accepted it," Lundgren said Monday. "What I'm not okay with is people not understanding why I'm going to prison. Hopefully my story can shine some light on the e-waste epidemic we have in the United States, how wasteful we are. At what point do people stand up and say something? I didn't say something, I just did it."

Previously, previously, previously, previously.

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lkeeney
111 days ago
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This is crazy!
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futurile
113 days ago
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Such an odd situation!
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Turn Touch Wooden Smart Home Remote

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My thanks to Turn Touch for sponsoring this week’s DF RSS feed to promote their beautiful wooden smart home remote. Ever wanted to control Spotify on your phone without looking at your phone? Do you have smart lights like Philips Hue and want a phone-free way to change scenes and colors? Turn Touch is your answer.

Turn Touch is a wooden smart home remote. Forget plastic, this is a remote as stylish as your home. It controls every smart home device that speaks Wi-Fi. You can also use it to control your Mac and iOS devices over Bluetooth. This includes Keynote, iTunes, Quicktime, Spotify, Sonos, and lots more.

Buy a remote for your home or office for only $59 (with free shipping). It’s a great gift for friends or yourself.

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lkeeney
115 days ago
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lwscroggins
115 days ago
we have a couple of these, but they only work on iphone and mac. we're android and windows people.
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chrisrosa
117 days ago
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Get yourself something nice to hold to control your home. /ref @turntouch
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satadru
118 days ago
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My first ad share, for a very nice product.
New York, NY
samuel
118 days ago
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Turn Touch has launched and I’m now shipping them out. I bought an ad on DF and it’s doing pretty well.
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ptnik
116 days ago
awesome :)
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