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Interesting thought on Maryland taxes and business environment, jobs. 
While the focus has been on Maryland issues, the Virginia side faces its own difficulties.
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Nazarbayev said to assume that oil price will go down to 30-40$ for prolonged period. 
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Низкие цены на нефть и металлы, слабый спрос на казахстанскую продукцию со стороны России и Китая могут оказать негативное влияние на экономику страны, считает президент Казахстана Нурсулстан Назарбаев.
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There's got to be a way to take on these stupid people. Dealer protectionism is annoying. Why should I subsidize dying business models? 
Virginia regulators have taken issue with Tesla Motors Inc.’s new Model S referral program, prompting the maker of luxury electric cars to change the program in that state.
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So this song reminds of a Russian song, but I can't figure out which one
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This is the problem with Kickstarter: the backers get all the risk, but no upside. It's an ideal way to raise money for owners, because unlike in the stock market they don't give any control to backers. Neither do backers get any of the protection of debt holder. It's a total rip off.
Thanks for all that Kickstarter cash – upstart gobbled by Razer
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That's not an upside, it's simply a preorder. The upside would be to get paid when ouya is boughtout. That's how it works in equity markets. 
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A watchmaker in Astana, Kazakhstan.
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This is my new project. The phono's belt drive is not working.

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The massive project shows that reproducibility problems plague even top scientific journals
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I went to this strange event today. Interestingly, the usher at the event parking asked me if I were going to "CrossFit" before ushering me to the parking spot. Needless to say this was NOT CrossFit, but it certainly feels like it. It's GRID. Co-ed teams compete in series of races: they snatch and clean barbells, muscle up on rings and a bar etc. This goes on for two hours.

This match was in Prince George County's sport and learning center adjacent to FedEx field where Redskins play. The spectators were predominantly white and generally fit. Most of them were dressed as if they were going to compete themselves, not your typical sporting event crowd, drunk and constantly eating. 

The whole experience was strange, as I wrote. It reminded me of our sporting events in high school: a hodge-podge of random competitions, except these were all grown up people. I liked it though, and it was cheap: 25$. I think there were about thousand or so people attending.

I had a word and snapped a selfie with Igor Zaripov (http://www.igorzaripov.com/). He said he's recovering after the surgery and will compete in the next event on Aug. 22. He's a really nice guy, holds several Guiness book records and performs in +Cirque du Soleil 
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I wanted to watch the GOP debates on FoxNews. Their server is down. They were bitching the loudest about ObamaCare's web site glitches, but can't figure out how to run a media server themselves. Pathetic.

They should have asked YouTube or Facebook to stream this. Conservatives can't attract good IT talent, clearly
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Регулятор вводит запрет на профессию для банкиров на практике — поводом для ужесточения регулятивного надзора и реанимации черных списков стал крах четырех банков Анатолия Мотылева
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Тут тоже были волчьи списки для бастовавших диспетчеров в "70е
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People always complain about college rankings. Forbes' top college list has Williams College as #1. It doesn't matter what methodology they use, whoever built this list had to scrap it when looked at the outcome. This is the dumbest most idiosyncratic ranking you'll find of American colleges.
This year it comes down to small, student-centric, liberal arts colleges vs. large, brainy, research-oriented universities closely associated with science, technology, engineering and math. The FORBES 7th annual Top Colleges ranking reveals higher education in flux, ongoing debate between the value
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i was always fascinated by computer-aided mathematical modeling of phenomena in physical and social sciences
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  • The George Washington University School of Business
    Finance
  • Karaganda State University
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They have Uzbek and Russian food, which is rare in our area, and just for that they deserve 4 stars. Their plov is very good, and many my American friends and coworkers like it. I didn't try myself though. I like lagmon, blini, dolma and manti. Vinaigrette salad is great. Lamb shashlyk is good too. The food is generally heavy for digestion. You feel lagmon filling the stomach hours after going to the restaurant, the same goes for blini. It's not the place I'd eat everyday. Kvas (root beer like drink) varies by quality a lot. It used to be horrible, then it became quite good, and last time it was horrible again. I guess it depends on the supplier. Kompot (fruity drink) is usually great, but very sweet.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Good ice cream, long lines almost always afternoons. I noticed that lines are shorter in the morning. They have straight simple ice creams, which you can ask from one scoop to any amount. I never tried their specialties. For a straight ice cream they're good, nothing special.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
We were there for a dinner. It's not the fastest service and it's not cheap, but the food was good. We ordered some local specialty (creamy soup with ed pepper) and goulyash soup, as well as the special fish of the day. The soups was great. Fish was decent. They have german style food, sausage, veal, beef, pork. The waitresses dressed in german-style dress. It's not a large place, and I'd visit them again.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Pizza is Napolitan style, which I like, but it wasn't as good as Pupatella's. I'm going to try them once more. Gelato and cappuccino were excellent. We also ordered italian sausage appetizer and bruschetta, both were excellent. The service is very slow, but we were not in hurry. Their bar looked awesome, I'm going to try it some time in the evening.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
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We went for a wine tasting and cheese pairing afternoon. They don't have a tour of the property. The self-guided "tour" is just like a museum around the shop inside the building. I wouldn't call it a tour. Their wine is Ok for Virginia. They have a lot of fruity choices, which is their thing, I suppose. It's similar to German/Austrian fruit wines, too sweet. For the quality of wine the prices are high. People are very nice though, not pushy at all in terms of sales. We walked into the vineyard ourselves, were not sure if it's allowed though. We behaved properly, of course, didn't touch the grapes or soil. The tasting is simple: they take you to the shop, and pour small samples of wines, and cheese if you choose so.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I like their pizzas. They also offer coffee and gelato, but I didn't try them yet. Pizza is thin crust. Waiters are friendly and nice.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
We signed up for a rock climbing session in Great Falls on my friend's birthday. It was overall great experience. Two instructors, Emma and Erin, were very friendly and helpful. None of us had rock climbing experience, and the instructors were very patient and provided great service.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago