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Saturday November 17th, 2018 night edition

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This Imgur album covers the general process of building my smart mirror, which I integrated with Google Drive.

It is meant to be an easy to follow and and enjoyable overview on how I built the mirror, as well as to show how you can go about building one yourself.

If you want a more formal and in-depth look at how I built the mirror, please visit my blog describing the process at: I used the open source MagicMirror² platform to implement my mirror.

The software runs on a Raspberry Pi 3B+, a credit-card sized single-board computer.

Raspbian, the Raspberry Pi Foundation's official supported Operating System, hosts the Raspberry Pi.

You can find more about the MagicMirror platform here: You can find the full blueprints for the mirror here: Here is a list encapsulating the tools, materials, and technology components I used: Tools: - Drill - Mitre Saw - Palm Sander Materials: - A 1/4" thick two-way mirror with dimensions 24" x 64" - Three maple wood boards with dimensions 1" x 6" x 10' - Five pine wood boards with dimensions 1" x 3 " x 6" - Five pine wood boards with dimensions 1" x 1.5 " x 6' - Carpenter/wood glue - Brown caulking- Metal brackets - Wood stain - Wood varnish - Screws - Nails Technology Components: - 32" LED Flat Screen TV - Raspberry Pi 3B+ - 32 GB micro-SD card - Raspberry Pi Case Google Drive is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.

I am in no way affiliated with Google. »

Dozens arrested after climate protest blocks five London bridges

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Eighty-five people have been arrested as thousands of demonstrators occupied five bridges in central London to voice their concern over the looming climate crisis.

Roger Hallam, one of the strategists behind the actions, told the Guardian he felt the protest had been fantastic.

The move is part of a campaign of mass civil disobedience organised by a new group, Extinction Rebellion, which wants to force governments to treat the threats of climate breakdown and extinction as a crisis. »

YouTube is now showing ad-supported Hollywood movies

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Last month, YouTube quietly began showing ad-supported movies for the first time, giving viewers access to Hollywood titles including "The Terminator" and "Legally Blonde" for free.

Dhawan would not disclose the terms of YouTube's deals with studios or how it splits ad revenue with them.

Movies typically go to theaters, then DVD, then TV, and the place for digital is still up in the air. »

Since 9/11, the U.S. has spent $6 trillion on wars that have caused half a million deaths: report

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Some 250,000 civilians have perished as a result of the fighting caused by American wars, which have displaced or made refugees of 10.1 million people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, the project found.

Over 6,900 U.S. military personnel have died at war, in addition to over 7,800 U.S. contractors and over 110,000 enemy fighters.

An additional $8 trillion could be added through the year 2054 if future interest costs on borrowing are included. »