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This is the best essay about Fury Road I've seen so far.

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Men’s rights activists who think ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is feminist propaganda are missing the point entirely. The franchise is all about “macho” men destroying civilization.
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With the provision used to justify the mass collection of phone records expiring at the end of the month, and the House also on vacation, there appears little chance to prevent at least a temporary lapse in the NSA’s spying authority [under Section 215]. That’s a victory for Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, who fought to block the Patriot Act renewal.
The National Security Agency’s power to collect Americans’ phone records is likely to expire with the Senate paralyzed over what to do about the Patriot Act.
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The new laws that criminalize the Soviet past and glorify the UPA “freedom fighters” are certain to alienate countless Ukrainians. Already in December 2013—this was before the fall of Viktor Yanukovych’s regime—political scientist Andreas Umland warned that the imposition of a narrow ethnic-national vision of Ukraine’s past would estrange the populations of the Crimea and the Donbass where UPA rhymes with fascist. Looking back, the fact that one of these two regions now is part of Russia, and the other yearns to become absorbed by Russia, seems far from accidental. Ukraine needs to embrace a history that excludes no one and recognizes the country’s complex past.

Europeans should not watch passively as core European values are being silenced or denied in Ukraine’s hybrid war against Russia. What unites Europe today is the memory of the Holocaust as a singular crime and a starting point for a new era. This memory is shared not only by French and Germans, Poles and Greeks; it also extends to a Russia that affirms the central role played by the Red Army in liberating Europe from fascism. Indeed, Soviet soldiers—Russians, Ukrainians, Belorussians, soldiers from the Caucasus and Central Asia—stopped Hitler’s forces at Stalingrad and proceeded to liberate scores of death camps in Poland and the Baltic states. On the seventieth anniversary of VE-Day, it is worth reflecting on the way Europe was rebuilt on the ashes of Auschwitz. As we envision a new Europe after the current war, it is clear that both Ukraine and Russia must have a place in it.
New laws in Ukraine make it illegal to bring up its ugly past.
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[The] conspiracy theorists couldn’t differentiate between [deliberate] sarcasm and legitimately held conspiracy theories.
Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: I’ve spoken in the past about how social media can be used to further pseudoscientific thinking, and now there’s yet another ...
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Diffie-Hellman key exchange is a popular cryptographic algorithm that allows Internet protocols to agree on a shared key and negotiate a secure connection. It is fundamental to many protocols including HTTPS, SSH, IPsec, SMTPS, and protocols that rely on TLS.

We have uncovered several weaknesses in how Diffie-Hellman key exchange has been deployed.
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In a complete strategic blunder, it is revealed that the US left Saudi Arabia free to become a nuclear power.
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The "USSR 2.0" project continues. 
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Within a matter of days this week, the Islamic State, also called ISIS or ISIL, seized with apparent ease the cities of Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria, in both cases seemingly coming out of nowhere to rout government forces. On Thursday, the militants were digging in, consolidating their grip and executing people with ties to the old order.

Yet a closer look at the two battles shows the group following a longer-term strategy, in both cases biding its time, taking territory mainly from other insurgent groups. Then, after years of war, attrition and corruption had left the government forces demoralized and, particularly in Syria, hollowed out, it attacked, overrunning them.

Palmyra was a place where tensions had long simmered, a mainly Sunni tribal city where a local rebellion was put down early in the war, and where relations between residents and security forces were complex. A young officer serving there from the Alawite heartland had confessed a year earlier that he felt no connection to the population and feared residents would kill him the first chance they had.

Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province, Iraq’s Sunni heartland, was also divided in its loyalties.
In Palmyra and Ramadi, Iraq, the Islamic State carried out a strategy of attrition, weakening the opposition for a crushing strike.
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A wave of experiments is probing the root of quantum weirdness.
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Another Ed Snowden disclosure.

As part of a pilot project codenamed IRRITANT HORN, the agencies were developing a method to hack and hijack phone users’ connections to app stores so that they would be able to send malicious “implants” to targeted devices. The implants could then be used to collect data from the phones without their users noticing.
The NSA and its partners developed a top-secret method to infect smartphones with spyware through Google and Samsung app servers, Snowden documents reveal.
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The imminent need for basic income in recognition of our machine-driven future
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20+ years in software/startups/technology, and counting. Trained voice actor. Originally from central Ohio, now living in Oregon.
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