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Oliver Kurth
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This is a really bizarre puzzle. Think about it a few days before you look up the solution.

There is an explanation here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_knowledge_%28logic%29
If you like formal logic, graph theory, sappy romance, bitter sarcasm, puns, or landscape art, check out my webcomic, xkcd. Blue Eyes: The Hardest Logic Puzzle in the World. A group of people with assorted eye colors live on an island. They are all perfect logicians -- if a conclusion can be ...
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Hm, that sounds like a good idea. But needs approval from a Rabbi I think. Maybe you can even patent that idea ;-)
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Whether "innocent" or not is totally irrelevant. Nobody should be punished for burning paper.
No evidence found that 27-year-old Farkhunda, who was beaten and set on fire by group of men, had burnt a copy of the Qur’an
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What a bunch of jerks.
Although the word simply means ‘power station’ in German, Ralf Hütter argues the name clearly suggests a link with the electronic music legends
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Are they going to sue these guys too: http://www.kraftwerk.ch/

And why didn't power plant companies sue the band?
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If they (India's government) are worried about India's image, there is not much worse they can do than banning that documentary.
BBC film India’s Daughter, about the fatal gang-rape of a Delhi student, was banned in the country, with government threatening legal action against BBC
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This is a long, but very interesting article.
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.
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Because who cares about physics?
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That's a weird question. Is the expected answer the percentage of 193.7 in 212? That would be the percentage decrease.

I always liked the problems where you calculate how long it will take for an object to reach a certain temperature in the fridge. ;-)
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Physicists have overlooked an obvious place to search for shell-like structures constructed around stars by advanced civilizations to capture their energy.
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I'm going to start building one in my shop.  Which way to the nearest white dwarf?  :-)
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Religion again.
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The two "rocks" on the left left and right are identical. The one in the middle is too, just rotated by 90 degrees.

#mildlyinteresting  
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Women On 20s aims to compel historic change by convincing President Obama that NOW is the time to put a woman's face on our paper currency. But who should it be? We believe that's for you, the public, to decide from a slate of 15 inspiring American women heroes. When voting goes live March 1st, this will be the place for you to cast your vote. Until then, be sure to visit the candidates page, where we will be revealing one remarkable woman each d...
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We embed in the field and go behind the scenes of Google's augmented reality game, Ingress. Is walking through the streets of hundreds of countries the future of gaming?
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    MTS, 2012 - present
  • Avocent
    Software Engineer, 2012
  • innominate
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    Physics, 1989 - 1999
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Stop Animations
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Extreme Exercise and the Heart
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President Ronald Reagan’s Son Tapes Radio Ad for Atheist Group: I’m ‘Not...
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Yes, We Have a Right to Offend Muslims. And Everyone Else.
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A Young Muslim Apologizes to Rushdie
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Adnan Sarwar writes a rather remarkable apology to Salman Rushdie, whose death he once demanded as an 11-year old Muslim back in 1989. He no

Step back, and look at this violent planet
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Who deserves honor?
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A "light echo" from a star actually shows light moving
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What you're seeing in the 50-second video below is not a star exploding, but the movement of light from a star as it bounces off dust and re

Debunking the Viral ‘Miss Ping’ Video
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Christian Theocrat Wins Virginia Election
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