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calm evening © Holger Nimtz
Baltic Sea | Germany | 2018
https://www.holge.de/galerie/
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Aerial view of the London Eye and the South Bank along the Thames.
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Five years ago, #China had only 2 of the world’s largest publicly traded #techcompanies, while the #US had 9. Today, China has 9 of the top 20 and the U.S. has 11. Twenty years ago, China had none. #Chinesecompanies are already the world leaders in computer vision/facial recognition and speech recognition, which can be used for commerce and for surveillance and societal control. In just the last 2 years there has been an explosion of #fintech #startups in China, offering mobile payments, lending, brokerage and banking. And the No. 1 and 3 drone manufacturers in the world - DJI and Xiaomi - are Chinese.

China has grown incredibly these past 30 years with a very specific formula: hard work, unleashing capitalism, smart planning and long-range investments in education and infrastructure - but also by stealing intellectual property, forcing technology transfers and cheating on WTO rules. Historically the US could dominate the global scene and check a rising power like China, and set the global rules, with just our sheer physical mass - more money, more troops, more naval ships, more top-10 companies, more scientists and more universities. That is just not possible any longer, as China has become both big and smart in more and more areas.


#WorldEconomy #Protectionism #America #Globalisation #GlobalTrade #TradeWars #EconomicRisk #Economy #TradePolicy #InternationalTrade #TradeTariffs #Politics #Geopolitics #InternationalRelations #USA #GlobalTradeWar
#Trump to China: ‘I Own You.’ Guess Again.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/opinion/trump-china-trade-economy-tech.html
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Emptiness inside
Addiction begins with the hope that something "out there" can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.

----------------------Jean Kilbourne
#pakistan #punjab #street #streetphotography #nikonshooters #nikond810

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#Trump appeared taken aback at the start of his speech when he declared he had made more progress in two years than 'almost any other administration in the history of our country' - a claim that prompted audible murmurs and laughter from the foreign leaders and diplomats in the room. 'I didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s okay,' a smiling Trump said, provoking further laughter in the chamber.

Some in the audience grumbled during Trump's remarks when he said 'we reject the ideology' of #globalism and criticised nations such as Germany for agreeing to an oil pipeline with Russia. When Trump criticised socialism, a member of the Swedish delegation frowned with disapproval.


#WorldEconomy #Economy #Geopolitics #ForeignPolicy #Diplomacy #Politics #InternationalRelations #ForeignRelations #UnitedStates #UnitedNations #UNGA #AmericaAlone
'I didn't expect that reaction': Trump's boasting provokes laughter at UN
https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/i-didn-t-expect-that-reaction-trump-s-boasting-provokes-laughter-at-un-20180926-p505zt.html
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How to install Fortnite on your Android #tips #news #android #fortnite
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Astronomers have uncovered a diverse collection of exotic extrasolar planets. While no two have been exactly alike, pretty much all of them fit under general classifications.

From large to small, we have the following types (and some key details for each one)

https://thetechinside.com/new-class-of-planets-mega-earth-discovered-by-astronomers/
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Why should you use the Nim compiler instead of C, Rust, or Python? #programming

When we first heard Nim, we thought about the game. In this case, though, nim is a programming language. Sure, we need another programming language, right? But Nim is a bit different. It is not only cross-platform, but instead of targeting assembly…
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10 Important Gmail tips and tricks for Android #Gmail #Android
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"After decades of conflicting evidence and numerous publications, scientists at international conservation charity ZSL's (Zoological Society of London) Institute of Zoology, have finally put the 'world's largest bird' debate to rest. Published today (26 September 2018) in Royal Society Open Science—Vorombe titan (meaning 'big bird' in Malagasy and Greek), has taken the title reaching weights of up to 800 kg and three metres tall, with the research also discovering unexpected diversity in these Madagascan creatures.

Until now, it was previously suggested that up to 15 different species of elephant birds had been identified under two genera, however research by ZSL scientists boasts new rigorous and quantitative evidence—that shows, in fact, this is not the case. Armed with a tape measure and a pair of callipers, Dr. Hansford analysed hundreds of elephant bird bones from museums across the globe to uncover the world's largest bird, while also revealing their taxonomy is in fact spread across three genera and at least four distinct species; thus, constituting the first taxonomic reassessment of the family in over 80 years.

Elephant birds (belonging to the family Aepyornithidae) are an extinct group of colossal flightless birds that roamed Madagascar during the Late Quaternary, with two genera (Aepyornis and Mullerornis) previously recognised by scientists. The first species to be described, Aepyornis maximus, has often been considered to be the world's largest bird. In 1894, British scientist C.W. Andrews described an even larger species, Aepyornis titan, this has usually been dismissed as an unusually large specimen of A. maximus. However, ZSL's research reveals Andrew's 'titan' bird was indeed a distinct species. The shape and size of its bones are so different from all other elephant birds that it has now been given the new genus name Vorombe by ZSL".

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Tips & Tricks #GalaxyNote9 #Tips
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What is the point of paying R30,000 (US%2,100) for a smartphone?

A very good question... My Pixel 2 XL cost me just under R20,000 to import with duties and shipping and although it's a wonderful phone I'm not sure I'll do this again. For that price, I could have bought a pretty good average smartphone along with a high-end laptop or even a Macbook Air. Then consider what a good laptop does and that it lasts 5+ years whilst a phone is high risk and is used usually for 2 to 3 years only. I also don't think a 128GB was jusstified fro me as I only use around 20GB to 30GB space.

Someone just remarked to me this week that they remember really high-end phones costing around R8,000 only two to three years back.

Before jumping in and buying a high-end premium phone it is also just worth thinking about what you use the phone for. Even for photographs my Pixel 2 XL right now is more than good enough. If I want to take really high-quality photos then a really good DSLR camera is going to cost way less....

See https://mybroadband.co.za/news/smartphones/277095-what-is-the-point-of-paying-r30000-for-a-smartphone.html
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Laughter directed at a U.S. president: A jaw-dropping moment in the hallowed hall where war and peace, prosperity and poverty, famine and plenty have been passionately discussed over the decades. Here's a look at other astounding moments at the UN General Assembly.
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Google, on the defensive from concerns raised about how Chrome tracks its users, has promised changes to its web browser.
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The brain requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs or muscles do. But which foods are best for brain health? Check this list to see what you should eat to optimize your brain power.

https://www.thehealthypage.com/5-best-foods-brain-health/
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