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Bartender 2 Arrives with New Features and Full El Capitan Compatibility – MacStories

September 30, 2015

Version 2 of Bartender is now available. If you have been running the El Capitan betas, you know that version 1 required you to temporarily disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) in order to install its system file. Version 2 does not need you to perform those steps. It is fully El Capitan-compatible right “out of the box.”

Bartender is a great app, and I think it is a must for everyone with more than a few menu bar apps.

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Russian police may be investigating Apple’s iOS emoji for ‘promoting homosexuality’ | iMore

September 30, 2015

A new report claims that police in Russia’s Kirov region have started an investigation into Apple’s recent updates for emoji in iOS. The story claims that some of those icons, which were included in iOS 8.3 several months ago, could violate Russian laws that prohibit promoting homosexuality to minors.

That law got to be the stupidest piece of shit legislation in recent time. It is impressive to make something worse than “The War On Drugs”.

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Classic Urban Legend

September 29, 2015

NASA did not spend millions of dollar developing a pen that would work in zero gravity while Soviet cosmonauts opted for using pencils. Pencils were used in early missions into space by both the Americans and the Russians, but other solutions were sought when pencils were discovered to be a potential danger. Exclusive of NASA’s influence and financing, Paul C. Fisher and the Fisher Pen Company invented and designed the AG-7 “Anti-Gravity” Space Pen which was patented in 1965. It is estimated that Fisher spent roughly $1 million dollars of his own money designing the AG7 over a period of several years. The Fisher Space Pen was eventually pitched and sold in bulk to NASA in 1968 and then to the Soviets in 1969. It is still manufactured and carried into space today by American and Russian space agencies.

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