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Aleksandar Milivojević
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For some reason, I've seen an uptick of posts about Gerrymandering.  We'll, here's my link...

Gerrymandering is a huge problem, that is possible to solve in several different more or less good ways.  But, it's extremely unlikely any politician would ever vote for any of those solutions to become either law or reality.  What we see in reality, is politicians fighting hard against any attempt to limit their gerrymandering powers; e.g. recent lawsuit filed by Republicans.  In the meantime, we live with a system that has appearance that our votes make much of a difference.  But only appearance.  Sad faces and all.
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The Economist targeted FIFA and IOC for their practices when selecting host cities in two separate articles in single issue.  This one is a book review on the topic.  And another one that was their own writeup.  Some interesting photos of how flashy venues at some places end up looking few years post Olympic Games they were built for.
Sarajevo, September 19th 2013. Abandoned ski jump on Mount Igman. Most of the Olympic venues in Sarajevo have been reduced to rubble by neglect and the 1990s...
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If you have Lenovo laptop, click on below link.  If the page says "YES", you have big problem.  If you don't have Lenovo laptop, you should click on the link anyhow.  Turns out Lenovo was not the only customer of Komodia.  If you have no idea what I'm talking about, search for keywords Komodia, Lenovo and SuperFish.  It's an amazing story, that keeps getting worse every day.
Check the box below. If you see a "YES", you have a problem. Do the test with all browsers installed. The test will start in 10 seconds. If you're asked to accept/approve/trust a certificate, answer No. If a button to "Load content" appears, don't click it. YES, it looks like you have a Komodia ...
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A (not that simple) animated explanation of what happens when pure immune system, free of toxins, meets measles virus for the very first time.  Immune system is an amazing thing.  Measles virus turns out to be just as amazing.
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anti-vaccination argument goes meta.  i love this approach anyway.
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We cyclists are excellent in dressing up in silly cycling kits.  When we want to.  We don't need laws that mandate us to dress silly.  Proposed bill SB 192 would do exactly that, requiring cyclists to wear special reflective clothing.  You are free to pick color other than reflective yellow for your car.  Let us pick our own colors.  Please sign petition to oppose this bill: https://calbike.org/stopsb192/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/petition/sign&sid=3
Colombian women's cycling team refuse to stop wearing flesh-coloured kit
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I don't agree with everything in this article.  Mostly stuff about other people looking after stranger's kids.  However, a lot of current legislation should be relaxed.  A lot.  Especially parts based off irrational fears, not based on facts, and often written and pushed by not-currently-parents-of-young-kids type of people.

The truth is, world is much safer place than it used to be when I was kid.  If anybody is concerned about safety of kids walking down the street because of motorized traffic, than that street is unsafe for pedestrians in general, not just for kids, and (the street) needs fixing ASAP to make it safe anyhow.
Stories are mounting of people calling the cops on parents who let their older kids attempt a bit of independence.
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It's snowing. Yay! Heavenly is heavenly today :-)
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Back in the day...
There was a fleeting moment in the mid-nineties when the top of the mountain biking food chain was dominated by small, American builders and the Paul Components Powerglide shown here was the ultimate cycling component.
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Too bad it's not likely it already exploded centuries ago and we are just about to see it...
 
"If Betelgeuse explodes right now, could we see it with naked eye?"

One of the great, catastrophic truths of the Universe is that everything has an expiration date. And this includes every single point of light in the entire sky. The most massive stars will die in a spectacular supernova explosion when their final stage of core fuel runs out. At only an estimated 600 light years distant, Betelgeuse is one (along with Antares) of the closest red supergiants to us, and it’s estimated to have only perhaps 100,000 years until it reaches the end of its life. Here's the story on what we can expect to see (and feel) on Earth when Betelgeuse explodes!
It’s one of the nearest red supergiants to us, and a supernova is only a matter of time. What are we in for when it happ…
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Maple. Bacon. Chocolate. Sounds perfect.
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mmmmm. so good.
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