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"UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the concert was "a tasteless attempt to distract attention from the continued suffering of millions of Syrians. It shows that there are no depths to which the regime will sink"."

Yep. 
Russian conductor Valery Gergiev performs in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria, weeks after the ancient site was recaptured from so-called Islamic State.
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This statement is so deliciously very 1970s Soviet.

It looks like USSR indeed was leading the world back then. By 40 years or so.
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1966:
"Two Bears fly 1500 ft above the Air Carrier! They are so cool!"

2016:

"Two Su-24 fly next to our destroyer! This is a provocation!!!"


"The Tu-95 has a pair of large, plexiglass blisters located at the rear of the fuselage, under the horizontal stabilizers. As we pulled up alongside the Bear, I noticed in the blister a crewman with a large, folding bellows camera on a tripod. He began signaling with his hands—it was evident that he wanted me to position our aircraft for a photo-op. I played along, and when our F-4 was in the optimal position, the crewman ducked under the camera hood. He emerged seconds later and gave me a vigorous thumbs-up.

Ironically, while the Bear crewman was taking our picture, Nick was taking his. The Forrestal’s intelligence officer had supplied Nick with a state-of-the-art 35-mm camera that captured 72 images on a regular 36-frame film cassette. Nick used all 72 frames."
In 1966, a Naval aviator got an unforgettable look at an icon of the Cold War: the Soviet Tupolev Tu-95 bomber.
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"The most extensive hydraulic power network was built in London, operated by the "London Hydraulic Company". At the company's peak in 1917, five interconnected central power stations pumped high pressure water in about a dozen hydraulic accumulators and almost 300 km of supply mains, powering more than 8,000 machines and serving most of the city. In London theatres and other cultural buildings, power water was moving floors, organ consoles, fire curtains and stages. Water under pressure worked water pumps and lifted the bascules of the Tower Bridge."
During the second half of the nineteenth century, water motors were widely used in Europe and America. These small water turbines were connected to the tap and could power any machine that is now driven by electricity. As we have seen in a previous article, operating motors with tap water was not very sustainable. Because of the low and irregular water pressure of the town mains, these motors used unacceptably high amounts of drinking water. Whil...
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Oldie but goodie about the famous WTF star. 
As an open-access site, arXiv serves people like you all over the world and your opinion counts. Please complete this questionnaire to help us improve arXiv and think of future directions for the service in a way that best serves users like you. The survey has four sections, and will take about ...
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The man is a hero, but his conclusions are BS. His Fig 1 shows absolutely nothing happening whatsoever, like the paper with which he is arguing says.

Dyson sphere can be easily seen in IR, which it ain't, section 2.4 in 
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1509.03622v2
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А Гугл без дудла...
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A specially trained group of cats from St. Petersburg's Hermitage museum will help in restoring Palmyra, The Moscow Times can reveal.
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Манулов им туда.
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Volodymyr Viatrovych is erasing the country’s racist and bloody history — stripping pogroms and ethnic cleansing from the official archives.
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Is this for real???


"We are committed to innovation; we vow to invent totally new forms of protest."
We win lost causes. BAC is a change agency specializing in impossible campaigns. Let’s Talk
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Surely, here is the example of product:
https://plus.google.com/+TheEconomist/posts/cQpCmxm6AdJ
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What if software is really eating the world?


"Consider a thought experiment: If market capitalism was the brief product of happy coincidences confined in space and time to the developed world of the 19th-20th centuries, (but that were no longer true under 21st century technology) what would our world look like if there were no system to take its place? I have been reluctantly forced to the conclusion that if technology had killed capitalism, economic news would be indistinguishable from today’s feed."
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"And here we get on to, in my opinion, the most terrifying use of the trollswarm: controlling filter bubbles.

A straight-up trollswarm is scary and unpleasant, sure, but it's a blunt tool. For maximum effectiveness, what you need is a scowlswarm.

In this case, you-as-bot-owner would never full-out order the trolls to attack. Instead, you just have them disapprove.

You set up a filter to have some of them - not all, just two or three - respond to mentions of your target outgroup with negative comments.

"Do you really read his blog?".
"Personally I find her offensive - don't you?".
"You should be careful about @target_user - didn't you hear about last year?""



"So there you have it. Welcome to 2018 or so. Half your social media friends are probably robots - and they're probably the half that you like the most. "
The right thing to worry about is what the Internet is going to look like after more than one Tay is unleashed on it. More than a hundred. More than a thousand. Have you ever joked that you wished you could clone yourself? Well, it looks like if you're an extremist of any stripe who spends a lot ...
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These "new viral media" have two sides, just as many human-related things. One of it is disgusting.
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Bureaucracy + drones: a killer combination. You think having a bad credit score is a huge problem?
I am in the strange position of knowing that I am on the ‘Kill List’. I know this because I have been told, and I know because I have been targeted for death over and over again. Four times missiles have been fired at me. I am extraordinarily fortunate to be alive.
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That's just a perfect illustration of a choice limited to Obama, Paul or Romney - and it consciously implies continued non-differentiated use of drones and kill lists right up to the moment where you realize that there are lots of Malik Jalals over there and no filibuster could help you from being enlisted too.
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Blast from the past. They say this ad finished Barry  Goldwater campaign. Probably. 
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Nothing has changed, same "going dark" boogieman despite the meaning of those words is different today.
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