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You can tell you've got your competitors rattled when they start producing knocking copy about you. It's a testament to the success of OpenStreetMap that TomTom, the troubled, declining manufacturer of satnavs (PNDs) and geodata vendor, has published a rather cynical example of FUD about "open-source maps".

reddit, I’ve answered a lot your questions about being deaf, and I’d like you to return the favor. I have some questions about hearing. (Also, you can AMA about deafness) : AskReddit
I've been deaf since birth and there are lot of "sound words" that I read a lot but don't really know what they mean, and dictionary definitions often just refer to other sound words. It's never mattered to me before, but now I'm trying to write a novel with one hearing narrator and every time I use a sound word I'm not sure I'm using it right. I posted awhile ago to [1] /r/writing about "scream", "shout" and "yell" but I've generated a list of questions so I thought I should take it to a larger audience.

After the UK Government fails to comply with the EU Cookie Directive, the ICO announces that there will be no fines for non-compliance… via reddit.com
Websites won't risk a fine by failing to meet new cookie rules, the Information Commissioner's Office has said.

Cassini Images Bizarre Hexagon on Saturn – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
"This is a very strange feature, lying in a precise geometric fashion with six nearly equally straight sides," said Kevin Baines, atmospheric expert and member of Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. "We've never seen anything like this on any other planet. Indeed, Saturn's thick atmosphere where circularly-shaped waves and convective cells dominate is perhaps the last place you'd expect to see such a six-sided geometric figure, yet there it is."

How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet via reddit.com
This is the story of a wonderful idea. Something that had never been done before, a moment of change that shaped the Internet we know today. This is the story of Flickr. And how Yahoo bought it and murdered it and screwed itself out of relevance along the way.

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