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This damning long-form takedown of Malcolm Gladwell is a great read. The guys who are behind it have been responsible for some of the biggest recent plagiarism scoops. 
In the summer of 2012, just days before a certain columnist was found to have plagiarized from The New Yorker, a staff writer at the prominent magazine itself resigned in the wake of a widespread p...
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One hell of a first-hand account of life as a Jebhat al-Nusra hostage by Theo Padnos.
In 2012, Theo Padnos was kidnapped in Syria by the Nusra Front. After months of beatings and torture, he was certain he would be executed. Instead, he lived to tell this tale.
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One of the encouraging things I saw in the aftermath of the cruel murder of James Foley is the way lawyers, academics and others are using Twitter as an open forum and to foster discussion and dissent in the face of the overreaching of authority. So I wrote something about it.

#ISIS   #Terrorism   #Law  
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Really clever use of #StreetView  - what your home/city would look like if sea levels rise.
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Interesting. Looks like the big (US) digies are banding together to force the privacy issue. Would the US government take on all three?
The companies that asked the US government for permission to publish federal data requests last year have apparently lost their patience waiting for a
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The future of driving is well on the way
 
Perhaps our best look yet at how Google's self-driving cars work http://bit.ly/1pGrUAj
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A pretty damning long-form takedown of Malcolm Gladwell - http://ourbadmedia.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/tipping-points-malcolm-gladwell-could-use-a-few/ 
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+Ramzi Yakob has a One Plus phone. Looks pretty good so far. Worth a punt.
 
Right now is our most exciting giveaway. And it’s much bigger than invites: http://bit.ly/InsanityWeek #OnePlus #InsanityWeek

1/ Share the following post with the hashtag #OnePlus #InsanityWeek
2/ Fill out the following form: http://bit.ly/InsanityWeekDAY1 
3/ This contest is only open to participants from our 16 launch countries.
4/ Go insane!

The contest for Day 1 starts today at 12.00 pm GMT (6.00 am CST) and will close on Tuesday, October 14 at 12.00 pm (6.00 am CST). More info about this contest: http://bit.ly/InsanityWeek 
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It does support 4G :-) Just not for every frequency. Works for a couple of operators... not for the others.
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This is still the most pertinent question to ask regarding Michael Bay The End Of An Act - Team America OST 
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Some beautiful +Ford Motor Company #Mustang shots. Now with more football than ever.

#Gif   #UCL   #championsleague2014   #90minutes  
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+Ford Motor Company taking a brave step and putting 500 New Ford Mustangs up for pre-sale across Europe during the 90 minutes (or maybe slightly more? crosses fingers for penalties) of the +UEFA Champions League cup final. Will be an interesting one to watch. It's a gorgeous car and I'm guessing these will sell like hotcakes.

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It'll be a stampede I'm sure ;-) 
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Nice for a spot of lunch. Interior is fairly standard for the area. The food is good but very expensive. If you're sitting in for a simple lunch (salad and drink) you can be expecting to pay between £15 and £20 although this is fairly standard for the area. You've also got the option of customising your platter, which is good. The salads are top notch. The Milanesa is good but was a little dry when I had it.
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I just recently spent my first time at the Caley after finding an amazing deal online for the Easter Break and I had a beautiful time. The Caley is very much a character hotel. Despite a recent multi-million pound refurbishment it's kept its grand-palace style and this is reflected throughout the hotel. It does, of course, mean that if you're not into that kind of thing you could find it old-fashioned and stuffy but I loved it. The hotel's baby-friendly and the staff were courteous and helpful throughout. It's a real piece of Edinburgh and perfectly located. If you book well, you'll get a room overlooking Edinburgh castle and the hotel is within spitting distance of Princes Street, a central shopping thoroughfare. It's also within easy walking distance of Edinburgh Waverley if you've come in by train. Its location means that it's really well-served by Edinburgh's ever-improving public transport system. You can easily find buses nearby to head to Edinburgh Zoo, the Mound, the Royal Mile etc. If you're up for a spot of cheeky room service, it's expensive but great quality. We had a broken minibar fridge throughout the stay that they weren't able to fix, which was a shame because we would have loved to refrigerate some baby milk. Their pizza was a surprising delight. You should also check out their spa treatments for some pampering. If you don't fancy the spa, then at least you've got the bathroom. It's not the most luxurious I've seen but their baths were large and perfect for a great soak. If you're planning on staying in Edinburgh, you won't get a much better mix than this.
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Perfect for a Saturday brunch. The Eggs Florentine were absolutely gorgeous and perfectly done though sadly no English muffin (boo!) and the coffee was great. The restaurant is baby friendly which is a tremendous boon but it also means that it's often rammed on the weekends. When I've been on the weekends the service was surprisingly good. The staff were very friendly and the order turnaround was surprisingly quick. The only negative I've really encountered is that it is very tightly packed - one of the hazards of doing business in the Village and trying to cram as many covers as possible during the busy hours to offset the less busy hours.
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Mmmm, sandwiches. Noooo, expensive. Mmmm Haloumi. Nooo, queues. Good sandiwches. Big prices. Busy at lunch #londonstyle
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Surprisingly fantastic food let down by its hefty prices. Beyrouths opened in the Village at about the same time as competing Lebanese restaurant Layla. While Layla has been almost conspicuously busy since Beyrouths has suffered from emptiness throughout much of its life though this seems to be changing now that word is picking up. The food is beautiful. I expected overthought, overwrought and ruined Arabic food served in tiny quantities but I was completely wrong. The fattoush is lovely as are the Sambousek bisabbanach or Fatayer (Spinach pastry parcels). The kebab mains are chunky and served with buttery vermicelli and rice. The houmous is authentic and a great balance of the key ingredients. It's really a taste of Lebanon served with a bit of style. The atmosphere suffers from the emptiness sometimes but the staff are friendly and the service was quick. They have a BYOB policy for the moment (pending a council grant of an alcohol licence) if you're interested in alcohol. If you're not, like me, they serve some great drinks. The mint tea and the mint juice are particular highlights. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the Village but it will make a dent in your wallet.
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I should start this by saying the mozzarella di bufala here is *really* good. Creamy, fresh and served in a variety of ways. Delicious. And surprising. I hadn't heard of Obikà before I started working in the area and assumed it was an odd Japanese fusion restaurant. A friend an I decided to hop in one lunch time and give it a try and we loved it. The Mozzarella in Carrozza (pain perdu with mozarella) is unbelievably indulgent and sublime, fried goodness but the main courses are somewhat lacklustre. The lasagne was a deconstructed affair (and I'm not sure it worked) while the pizzas are generously sized but stingy on the mozzarella. The other pastas are good, all served al dente but sometimes missing a little flavour. This is made up for with the starters and the variety of cheeses among which you have to try the burrata di bufala (like a very creamy mozzarella). It's expensive and the service is slow (hard to squeeze into a lunch hour) but the cheese is great.
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Like long queues, overpriced fresh juices and healthy-sounding drink-blends? THEN THIS IS FOR YOU. The queue is usually horrible at lunch, so good luck. If you're desperate to kickstart this week's ginseng-ginger-honey-wheatgrass-powershot blend of mouthdeath then make your way forward. The carrot, orange and ginger juice is quite nice though.
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