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Yuriy Akopov
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"Yeah, it’s a little different. Especially in the 90s. The 90s was a heyday of British-Asian culture. We had Prince Naseem and Goodness Gracious Me, and Bally Sagoo in the charts. We used to go to day time raves, and we reclaimed the word 'paki' for ourselves. We had something. It was like Atlanta in the late 90s for African Americans. The UK was the South Asian diasporic lighthouse. Then 9/11 happened and it evaporated. Overnight, my little cousin’s generation went from self-identifying as Pakistani to self-identifying as Muslim."

http://m.noisey.vice.com/en_uk/blog/a-conversation-with-riz-ahmed-about-music-politics-the-british-asian-identity
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"The scene started to splinter and peter out for a number of reasons. But a really big one is what 9/11 did culturally in terms of the self-image of South Asian communities. You went from all being Asian – from having solidarity across the religious boundaries when it was small, fledgling and artsy – to it being fragmented. In the 80s we were all black, then in the 90s we were all Asians/Pakis, then post-9/11 it fragments further to Sikh, Hindu, Muslim."
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Very interesting.
Uber Engineering explains the technical reasoning behind its switch in database technologies, from Postgres to MySQL.
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This is why we can't have nice things:

"Their chief interest was oratory. From age six they had been educated above all to speak and write well. After Oxford, Union hacks usually found jobs in communications: Cameron went into PR, while Gove, Johnson and Hannan became journalists churning out the kind of provocative essays that are valued at Oxford. Osborne applied to do likewise at the Economist but was turned down at interview by my FT colleague Gideon Rachman. Only Rees-Mogg went into finance, possibly because his dad had already been editor of the Times."
To understand the situation the UK has got itself into, it helps to know that Brexit isn’t simply an anti-elitist revolt. Rather, it is an anti-elitist revolt led by an elite — a coup by one set of public schoolboys against another. I went to
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Wrote a blog post because it was very hard not to.
Funny that it comes right after the post on becoming a UK national, but that serves me right for not posting frequently enough. After a lot of panic-induced tweets and retweets today, here are some of a bit more detailed...
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Atlassian sold $320 million worth of business software last year without a single sales employee. Everyone else in the industry noticed.
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"I run into a British writer from the Spectator, a moderate right-wing magazine, who takes the opportunity to apologise for being mean to me on the internet. He thought that was just how you’re supposed to do Twitter. We become, briefly, allies on foreign soil. A certain school of spiteful camaraderie, of bloodless political jousting before dinner, has long been the form of political discourse in Britain, where the mainstream media is dominated by private school graduates who were trained to debate as if it were a bloodsport in which empathy is a handicap. London media wonks routinely treat one another as sparring partners and drinking buddies despite their political differences: after all, aren’t we all on the same team really? Aren’t we playing the same game?
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My new Spectator friend as bewildered as I am by the way Americans take Milo and his ilk seriously, by their willingness to take pride in performative bigotry and call it strength. It works. It sells. It’s the unholy marriage of that soulless debate culture that works so well in Britain, transplanted to a nation with no social safety net and half a billion guns."
What my evening with Milo told me about Twitter’s biggest troll, the death of reason, and the crucible of A-list con-men that is the…
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"A majority of those working full-time or part-time voted to remain in the EU"
By Lord Ashcroft. The UK has voted to leave the European Union. On referendum day I surveyed 12369 people after they had voted to help explain the result – who voted for which outcome, and what lay behind their decision. The demographics. The older the voters, the more likely they were to have ...
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A 25-year-old has just received a full heart transplant... but not before surviving for more than a year without a human heart inside his body. Instead, Stan Larkin wore an 'artificial heart' in a backpack 24/7 for 555 days, which pumped blood...
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A libertarian thinker who is going to vote Leave debunks some common Leave campaign points:

"And, if this country has become a cultural leftist police state, that has nothing to do with the European Union. There is nothing in the European treaties about feral social workers, or “equality and diversity” rules. No European law requires British citizens to drop their voices when talking in public about certain issues, or the schools to be made into propaganda centres for the ruling class. European law did not take our guns away. It did not cartelise the universities. It did not, in the first instance, ban smoking outside the home. It is not considering plain packaging for cigarettes, or minimum prices for alcohol, or dress codes for children. Nor does it order the police to hound old men to their graves over allegations of sexual assaults committed half a century ago, and made by anonymous complainants. The European Union did not compel us to take part in three Middle Eastern wars that have been catastrophic for the people living there."
Thoughts on the European Referendum: A Personal Attempt at Clarity by Sean Gabb (25th February 2016) Because of its charitable status, the Libertarian Alliance takes no view of the European Referendum set for the June of 2016. This is, then, more than usually not an ex cathedra statement. It is purely an expression of what …
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I think you might have hit Daniel Hannan spot on the head :).
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    Senior Developer, present
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Moscow, Russia - Taganrog, Russia - Mineralnye Vody, Russia - Rostov-na-Dony, Russia
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Sketcher in the rye
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  • Taganrog State University of Radio Engineering
    Computer Science, 1999 - 2005
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Yuri Akopov, Юрий Акопов