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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:40 am    Post subject: Hidden World Reply with quote

YouTube: The Shock Doctrine by Alfonso Cuarón and Naomi Klein

"The Shock Doctrine: "No Logo" Author Releases Controversial Short Film"
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

reddit - Mind-boggling right versus left brain test-- Try it.

"The Right Brain vs Left Brain test ... do you see the dancer turning
clockwise or anti-clockwise?"
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slashdot: The Story of Baikonur, Russia's Space City

"There's an article up on Physorg about Russian space launch city Baikonur,
rented by Russia from Kazakhstan. Although it is essentially the same as it
was in the 60's and 70's, it is amazingly efficient and still operational. 'Even
the technology hasn't changed much. The Soyuz spacecraft designed in the
mid-1960s is still in service, somewhat modified. It can only be used once,
but costs just $25 million. The newest Endeavor space shuttle cost $2 billion,
but is reusable.

Life and work in Baikonur and its cosmodrome are also pretty much what
they were in the Soviet era. The town of 70,000 - unbearably hot in summer,
freezing cold in winter and dusty year round - is isolated by hundreds of miles
of scrubland.'"
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

life reboot - The Working Dead

“I get paid to stay in an air conditioned office all day.” — “I get paid to
play solitaire all day.” — “I get paid to browse the Internet all day.” — “I
get paid to babysit a phone all day.” — “I get paid to attend meetings all
day.” — “I get paid to watch the clock all day.”

In other words, they like thinking “I get paid to do nothing all day.”
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Određuju nas godišnja doba, a ne zvijezde (CRO)

"Premda se na astrologiju vrlo često gleda kao na bezopasno praznovjerje,
znanstvenici su nedavno otkrili da datum ro?enja doista utječe na naš život"
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bbc - FBI campaign against Einstein revealed

"The files reveal that for five years J Edgar Hoover tried, and failed, to link
Einstein to a Soviet espionage ring."
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RC: The impact of hardworking employees on their less diligent
colleagues


"Tim Harford cites the study Peers at Work by Alexandre Mas and Enrico
Moretti which used a grocery store check-out line as its laboratory, and
the results are illuminating."
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FP: In the Windy City, prostitutes sleep with police more often than
get arrested by them


"They estimate that roughly 3 percent of all tricks performed by prostitutes
who aren't working with pimps are freebies given to police to avoid arrest. In
fact, prostitutes get officially arrested only once per 450 tricks or so, leading
the authors to conclude that "a prostitute is more likely to have sex with a
police officer than to get officially arrested by one."
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reddit - A PBS Documentary

"It's four and half hours. Watch it anyway... an evocative, brilliant, and
thorough analysis of how the US ended up in a war ... (pbs.org)"
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

neatorama.com - The Evolution of National Flags



"Did you know that the current US flag was designed by a high school student
for a class project? (He got a B, though his teacher changed it to an A after
Congress accepted it as the national flag!). Did you know that the Libyan flag
is green (and nothing but green) or that the precursor to the Philippines flag
had a Jolly Roger? Read on ..."
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reddit - Long article but well worth it...explains backroom dealings on Buffett, bailout,bank industry,GS,etc

"In the brief meeting in lower Manhattan that warm Sunday, according to a
person familiar with the events, Blankfein told his lieutenants the firm would
become a bank holding company, ending its run as the jewel of global invest-
ment banks."
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ivan krstic - How Porsche hacked the financial system and made a killing

"To put it mildly, the numbers scared the living hell out of the hedge funds: if
they didn’t immediately buy back the Volkswagen stock they were shorting,
there might not be any left to buy later, and it isn’t their stock — they have
to return it to someone."
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liz Elliott - Magenta Ain't A Colour

"Magenta is the evidence that the brain ... has apparently constructed a color
to bridge the gap between red and violet, because such a colour does not ex-
ist in the light spectrum. Magenta has no wavelength attributed to it, unlike
all the other spectrum colours."
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ars - Yes, Virginia, there is a magenta

"Elliot's article might be better titled, 'Magenta is not a single wavelength of
electromagnetic radiation in the 'visible' spectrum, but our brain perceives it
anyway.'"
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NYT - A Privileged World Begins to Give Up Its Secrets

"While Switzerland is arguably the largest off-shore center, it is not the only
one. Supporters of its banking secrecy code point out that the code is wrap-
ped up in the country’s claims to neutrality and being above the global poli-
tical fray. But secrecy has also turned out to be immensely lucrative; accor-
ding to some estimates one-quarter of the world’s offshore money now resi-
des in Switzerland."
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From NYT - Following Benford's Law, or Looking Out for No. 1

"Dr. Theodore P. Hill asks his mathematics students at the Georgia Institute
of Technology to go home and either flip a coin 200 times and record the
results, or merely pretend to flip a coin and fake 200 results. The following
day he runs his eye over the homework data, and to the students' amaze-
ment, he easily fingers nearly all those who faked their tosses."
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blog.okcupid.com - The 4 Big Myths of Profile Pictures

"Hello, old friends. I am back from dark months of data mining, here now to
present my ores. To write this piece, we cataloged over 7,000 photographs
on OkCupid.com, analyzing three primary things:

Facial Attitude, Photo Context & Skin."
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

reddit - What I learned in Jail. What did you learn?

"I learned that City jail guards are the most despicable people on earth with
a few notable exceptions."
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff LaMarche - The Illusion of Open

"Unless Google resumes direct sales or puts licensing limitations on the
carriers to prevent them from locking down Android phones, "open" will
be just another empty marketing slogan. And I suspect that's what it will
be.

Google doesn't really care about the user experience, they just want to
keep making money on their proprietary, non-open advertising in the
mobile space the way they have on the web, and the more Android pho-
nes that are out there, the more phones that will be getting Google Ads.
Hell, Google even discussed the possibility of unblockable ads at Google
IO!"
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reddit - How real-world corruption works.

"But in the public sector, the "consumer" often has little choice... so-cal-
led 'market discipline' is a lot more diffuse when you have a former-scho-
olteacher-or-real-estate-broker-turned city councilman whose job it is to
disburse a multi-million-dollar street-paving contract or whatever. And
neither the schoolteacher nor the real-estate broker has any clue how
to write or evaluate a road-paving contract..."
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

liveleak.com - Dead Porn Stars

"Porn stars that died..."
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yahoo - Are you dating a player?

"Over 18 months of study and interviews, Dr. Kalish found that philanderers
share a startling number of characteristics. Know what those red flags are,
and your play-dar will be right on target. So, here are five warning signs to
watch for — as well as five signs the guy you’re seeing is an upstanding,
sincere sort that you should consider keeping around."
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nytimes.com - How Microbes Defend and Define Us

Scientists are regularly blown away by the complexity, power, and sheer
number of microbes that live in our bodies. “We have over 10 times more
microbes than human cells in our bodies,” said George Weinstock of Wa-
shington University in St. Louis. But the microbiome, as it’s known, remains
mostly a mystery. “It’s as if we have these other organs, and yet these are
parts of our bodies we know nothing about.”
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reddit - The war logs. Massive leak of secret files exposes truth of
occupation. Includes interview with Wikileaks' Julian Assange


"The unit that was most likely responsible for doing this was CIA's S O G
(they're part of SAD), almost all of whom are former Delta and Navy SE-
AL Dev Gru (formerly known as SEAL Team 6), the second most likely
candidate is Delta Force itself, they have been tasked with this sort of stuff
before, but I picked SOG as the most likely because they have far more
plausible deniability PLUS (if you'll read the article on them that I linked
to) you'll see that they are the one and only such unit that can be directly
deployed by the President without using the chain of command or going
through any other persons or organizations (e.g. military, Congress,
National Security Council, etc.)--that means SOG is the President's go-to
guys when he needs to deploy the best of the best of the best of the bad-
dest-ass motherfuckers we've got, he can do it without advising anyone,
getting permission from anyone (e.g. Congress) or going through anyone
else, he can directly order SOG to conduct any mission they're capable of
anywhere in the world on a moment's notice."
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

reddit - If you have a parrot and you don't teach it to say,"Help,
they've turned me into a parrot", you are wasting everybody's time


"Folks, PLEASE keep in mind these are not just 'animals'. I personally never
call them pets. They are LIFETIME commitments along the same lines of ha-
ving a child of your own. I wish I was kidding. If you are not ready to com-
mit to a child, you are not ready to commit to a parrot."
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bert hubert - DNA seen through the eyes of a coder

"The genome is littered with old copies of genes and experiments that
went wrong somewhere in the recent past - say, the last half a million
years. This code is there but inactive. These are called the 'pseudo genes'.

Furthermore, 97% of your DNA is commented out. DNA is linear and read
from start to end. The parts that should not be decoded are marked very
clearly, much like C comments. The 3% that is used directly form the so
called 'exons'. The comments, that come 'inbetween' are called 'introns'.

These comments are fascinating in their own right. Like C comments they
have a start marker, like /*, and a stop marker, like */. But they have
some more structure. Remember that DNA is like a tape - the comments
need to be snipped out physically! The start of a comment is almost al-
ways indicated by the letters 'GT', which thus corresponds to /*, the end
is signalled by 'AG', which is then like */.

However because of the snipping, some glue is needed to connect the
code before the comment to the code after, which makes the comments
more like html comments, which are longer: '<!--' signifies the start, '-->'
the end."
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bloomberg.com - U.S. Companies Dodge $60 Billion in Taxes With
Global Odyssey


"Transfer pricing lets companies such as Forest, Oracle Corp., Eli Lilly & Co.
and Pfizer Inc., legally avoid some income taxes by converting sales in one
country to profits in another -- on paper only, and often in places where they
have few employees or actual sales."
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

foreignpolicy.com - Everything You Think You Know About the Collapse
of the Soviet Union Is Wrong


"Delving into the causes of the French Revolution, de Tocqueville famously
noted that regimes overthrown in revolutions tend to be less repressive than
the ones preceding them. Why? Because, de Tocqueville surmised, though
people "may suffer less," their 'sensibility is exacerbated'."
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slashdot - Re:And that, kids, is what economists call...

"People think AT&T's atrocious dropped call rate is because of lousy signal;
that's one reason to get a dropped call, but for AT&T, it's not. It's not even
tower congestion (another reason, when the tower simply says it's full and
you're just out of reach of the old tower).

It's control-channel congestion. A phone like the iPhone makes and breaks
data connections very frequently (maintaining a data context takes power,
so if you only establish, do your tranfer, and tear down ASAP, you can ex-
tend the battery life significantly). However, doing so means a lot of control
channel congestion as stuff like websurfing will establish a connection to do
the HTTP transfer, then tear down while the user browses."
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reddit - I (x2 +y2 -1)3 =x2 y3 U

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?_=1321033118967&i=%28x^2+%2by^2+-1%29^3+%3dx^2y^3&fp=1&incTime=true
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YouTube - TEDxGlasgow - Gary Wilson - The Great Porn Experiment

"Gary Wilson asks whether our brains evolved to handle the hyperstimula-
tion of today's Internet enticements. He also discusses the disturbing symp-
toms showing up in some heavy Internet users, the surprising reversal of
those symptoms, and the science behind these 21st century phenomena."
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Analysis of Data Collected From Over 10,000 Adult Film Actors Gives us a Birdseye Perspective on Internet Pornography.

http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/18rmi6/analysis_of_data_collected_from_over_10000_adult/
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quora.com - Apple (company): How does Apple keep secrets so well?

"No one has ever reported that, for 18 months, Project Marklar existed
only because a self-demoted engineer wanted his son Max to be able to
live closer to Max's grandparents."


PS - Steve Jobs wanted Sony VAIOs to run OS X
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http://m.wikihow.com/Spot-a-Sociopath

How to Spot a Sociopath

This disorder is characterized by a disregard for the feelings of others, a lack of remorse or shame, manipulative behavior, unchecked egocentricity, and the ability to lie in order to achieve one's goals. Sociopaths can be dangerous at worst or simply very difficult to deal with, and it's important to know if you've found yourself with a sociopath, whether it's someone you're dating or an impossible coworker.
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The Atlantic - How Gangs Took Over Prisons

"Understanding how prison gangs work is difficult: they conceal their
activities and kill defectors who reveal their practices. This past summer,
however, a 32-year-old academic named David Skarbek published The
Social Order of the Underworld, his first book, which is the best attempt
in a long while to explain the intricate organizational systems that make
the gangs so formidable."
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Why Corporate Sociopaths are Harmful to an Office and How to Avoid Hiring One

http://blog.recruitifi.com/why-corporate-sociopaths-are-harmful-to-an-office-and-how-to-avoid-hiring-one
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29 Eye-Tracking Heatmaps Reveal Where People Really Look

http://www.businessinsider.com/eye-tracking-heatmaps-2014-7

They say the eyes tell all. Now thanks to eye-tracking technology we can tell what they're saying. Tracking eye movements can give us fascinating insights into advertising and design and reveal a few things about human tendencies.
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r - Adult dancers of Reddit what are
some things about the business do most customers not know?


"A study was done that showed that men are aware when women are
ovulating and are more attracted to them. The study tracked strippers
tips and found that ovulating strippers made the most, non-ovulating
strippers made decent money and strippers on their period made the
least: news.discovery.com

That is really interesting that you feel it when it's happening. I'm male,
I wouldn't know anything about that personally."
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Y! - Your Flight Attendants Have a Secret Language... Here’s What They’re Saying

"Senior Mama

An affectionate term used to describe veteran flight attendants."
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ars - How EU nations are being sued for billions by foreign companies in secret tribunals

"The most controversial aspect of the the Transatlantic Trade and Invest-
ment Partnership (TTIP) agreement, which is currently being negotiated be-
hind closed doors between the US and EU, is the plan to allow foreign com-
panies to sue entire nations in special tribunals for the alleged expropriation
of future profits through changes in laws or regulations."
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bgr - How Apple's legal fight with Samsung revealed a gold mine of top-secret information

"In the build up to and throughout trial, Apple executives provided us
with incredibly detailed information surrounding the early days of iPhone
development.

... the trial also gave us an unprecedented look at the industrial design
team tasked with housing Apple's software in innovative and sleek hard-
ware. While testifying at trial, long time Apple industrial designer Chris-
topher Stringer relayed a number of interesting nuggets of information."
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listverse - 10 Scientific Hints Of Possible Higher Beings

"Is another being responsible for our lives or even the entire universe? If
you believe in God, you have your answer. However, some mind-boggling
studies suggest other possibilities for higher beings who are responsible
for our existence."
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r - How one Amazon "catfishing" scam made millions of dollars

"These accounts worked together to artificially inflate the number of ebooks
downloaded, thus raising the ranking of each ebook in Amazon's charts. To
date, it's generated over $3 million in revenue."
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nybooks.com - Panama: The Hidden Trillions

"Previously, we thought that the offshore world was a shadowy, but minor,
part of our economic system. What we learned from the Panama Papers is
that it is the economic system.

The economic system is, basically, that the rich and the powerful exited long
ago from the messy business of paying tax"
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https://www.reddit.com/r/security/comments/5eedra/great_now_even_your_headphones_can_spy_on_you/

Great. Now Even Your Headphones Can Spy on You wired.com
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r - Police officers of Reddit, what criminal actually impressed you with their criminal skills?

"The young man was in the service for two years before a dishonorable
discharge sending him back home to Pennsylvania. When he got home he
used his uniform to get discounts and praise. One day he decided to hop
on a plane to Colorado. He arrives in full uniform but with Lt. rank on. Gets
off the plane and uses the government transportation to get on base. He
doesn't have an ID but shit he is an officer so they let him on. Then he
stayed at the inprocessing barracks without paperwork because hell, he
is an officer."
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bgr - Apple's secrets: How Apple's legal fight with Samsung revealed a gold mine of top-secret information

"Following a contentious patent battle that raged on for nearly five years,
Samsung last week finally agreed to pay Apple $548 million in damages for
infringing upon a number of iPhone and iPad patents. While Samsung may
still be holding out hope that it may someday recover those millions, it seems
that we can finally start closing the book on the most widely publicized patent
dispute in recent memory, one which saw Apple and Samsung battle it out in
courtrooms across all corners of the globe."
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wp - An obscure E.U. regulation may have saved lives in the Berlin Christmas market attack

"According to Suddeutsche Zeitung, there was high praise for the regulation
in Berlin government circles, who said it had 'saved lives' and noted that a
similar attack involving an older truck in Nice, France, had killed 86 and
injured hundreds."
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

r - Panama Papers law firm bosses arrested and denied bail

"After two days of questioning, Ramon Fonseca Mora and Jurgen Mossack
were detained by prosecutors in Panama on 9 February."
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r - Mobile videogames are literally designed to be frustrating instead of fun

"A great many mobile titles make use of mechanics that are put together
with the intention of nurturing habitual behavior, frustrating a user, and
then offering a slightly more enjoyable experience after money has been
spent. This tactic has proven to be a more profitable model than actually
offering entertainment, to the point where some companies take very
careful steps to ensure that their games don't accidentally end up being
fun."
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r - Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed

"CIA has more hacking capabilities than the NSA, including hundreds of zero-
day exploits to gain access to 99% of devices on the planet without revealing
these exploits to manufacturers as the US government has agreed to."
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r - Don't be a sucker (1947)

"US's propaganda movie in which a man in simple terms explains how NSDAP
rose to power in Germany and how it ended in destruction of the country to a
fellow countryman who seems to be swayed by orators similair to Hitler."
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http://www.jutarnji.hr/vijesti/hrvatska/nikad-videne-fotografije-tito-u-inspekciji-atomskog-programa/5844803/

CRO

Tito u inspekciji atomskog programa
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r - I have more bathrooms than bedrooms in my house, so maybe
I can explain it a bit


"Most people think it's nice to be rich because you can buy whatever you
want and eat whatever you want. Want to eat a thawed mammoth? It can
be arranged. Want to fly around in a working jet pack? That's possible, too.
Want the city to shut down an entire interstate for you and your friends to
drive 200 mph on public roads? Done.

But that isn't really what's great about being rich."


edit - I'm that multi-millionaire app developer who explained what
it's like being rich after growing up poor. AMA!
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http://www.jutarnji.hr/globus/Globus-zivot/zivot-svjetionicara-na-otoku-si-otok-tko-se-snade-u-samoci-moze-zivjeti-sto-godina-a-tko-ne-pocne-plakati/6013336/
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/6cmmdf/iama_the_accidental_hero_who_helped_stop_the/
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r - IamA former radio disc jockey. The radio business is like a magic show. It's all fake! AMA!

"Every Monday we would have a meeting and go over the playlist FOR THE
WEEK! The jock looks at a computer screen with the audio wave length and
just talks over the ending of one song going in to the intro to the next.

Everything is pre-set on that Monday. The 'all request all night' and 'total
request hour' is bullshit."
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://theintercept.com/2017/06/18/the-history-channel-is-finally-telling-the-stunning-secret-story-of-the-war-on-drugs/

The History Channel Is Finally Telling the Stunning Secret Story of the War on Drugs
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http://www.pajiba.com/think_pieces/harveys-girls-the-wouldbe-ingenues-where-are-they-now-and-what-happened-then.php

Harvey's Girls
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scientificamerican.com - What Does Your Dog Really Want?

"So, five years ago my colleagues and I began a project to train dogs to
willingly and happily go inside an MRI scanner so we could better understand
how their brains worked. What started with two dogs, including my adopted
terrier, Callie, eventually grew to a cohort of 90 'MRI-dogs' that have
participated in a dozen different experiments."
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/7a6znc/russia_organized_2_sides_of_a_texas_protest_and/

Russia organized 2 sides of a Texas protest and encouraged 'both sides to battle in the streets'

"In spring 2015, a number of [Russia's Internet Research Agency (IRA)] staffers held an experiment to see if they could successfully organize a live event in the US from behind their computer screens in St. Petersburg. They did this by targeting New Yorkers on Facebook and attempting to lure them to a specific event where they would receive a free hot dog. There were no actual hot dogs, but enough people showed up at the specified location to make the agency deem the experiment a success.

From this day, almost a year and a half before the election of the US President, writes RBC, the 'trolls' began full-fledged work in American society."
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r - Right wing blogger Jenna Abrams, who has 70,000 followers, does
not exist, was created by St. Petersburg troll farm


"I wanted to find something about this 'Internet Research Agency' in St.
Petersburg prior to when anyone knew about Russian U.S. election meddling.

So I set my Google to prior 2015. Found this absolutely mind blowing article
from New York Times where the reporter, Adrian Chen, physically visited their
troll farm and talked to people who worked there. How I never heard about
this is frightening."
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

credit-suisse - Parking Lots Of Cash & Earnings Overseas

"Ten companies make up nearly one-third of $2.3 trillion in earnings
parked overseas

Ten companies account for more than half of S&P 500 disclosed overseas cash

There's more earnings parked overseas than what we have picked up in our
analysis: we include only 'indefinitely reinvested' foreign earnings but
companies like Apple and Pfizer have large amounts of undistributed foreign
earnings NOT considered indefinitely reinvested (resulting in $26.9 billion
and $23.6 billion deferred tax liabilities respectively).

You might be wondering where's the nearly $200 billion in overseas cash
that you've heard so much about for Apple. In our analysis we exclude long-
term investments (to be consistent and to stick with more traditional
definitions of cash), Apple had approximately $150 billion of such
investments held overseas."
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Bitcoin Forum - I AM HODLING

"I type d that tyitle twice because I knew it was wrong the first time. Still wrong."
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/7gka3b/evidence_some_bitcoin_address_generation_code_is/dqjrcmr/

Evidence some bitcoin address generation code is using discoverable private keys
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.reddit.com/r/bestof/comments/864ihi/almost_a_year_ago_redditor_points_out_the/

Almost a year ago, redditor points out the connections between Cambridge Analytica, Trump, and Russia recently investigated by the Guardian, and Observer
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.channel4.com/news/data-democracy-and-dirty-tricks-cambridge-analytica-uncovered-investigation-expose

Data, Democracy and Dirty Tricks: Cambridge Analytica Uncovered

Watch all of Channel 4 News investigations into Cambridge Analytica - the British data firm linked to Trump's win.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.reddit.com/r/bestof/comments/87cv2d/redditor_explains_how_the_russian_government_is/

[watchpeopledie]Redditor explains how the Russian Government is trying to cover up more than 300 deaths at the Kemerovo mall fire and how the Fire Escapes were locked.
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r - Teachers who have taught future murderers and major criminals, what were they like when they were under your tutelage?Serious Replies Only
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/942ezq/til_the_british_are_often_referred_to_as_limey/

Another good one: in the Royal Navy, men were often not allowed to leave on shore, even at home ports when ships were on extended stay, because they would just as often not return to the ship ĺconditions aboard a Royal Navy ship for a regular seaman were pretty lousy, literally). Instead, seamen's families might be permitted aboardship with them, and at times, wives might visit their husbands in a state of advanced pregnancy (perhaps acquired on a previous berthing). As the men were not allowed to leave, the birth might occur on board the ship, as well. Due to the cramped nature of Age of Sail ships, one of the only places to lay down with any space wpuld be between two of the cannons. The woman would lay here and attempt to give birth. If she were in need of a little help pushing, the crew might fire an (unloaded) cannon charge to give her a little extra power. Afterwards, if a boy were to come out, they would say he was the true "son of a gun."
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https://www.businessinsider.com.au/oss-manual-sabotage-productivity-2015-11

The 16 best ways to sabotage your organisation's productivity, from a CIA manual published in 1944

In making work assignments, always sign out the unimportant jobs first. See that important jobs are assigned to inefficient workers.
Insist on perfect work in relatively unimportant products; send back for refinishing those which have the least flaw.
To lower morale and with it, production, be pleasant to inefficient workers; give them undeserved promotions.
Hold conferences when there is more critical work to be done.
Multiply the procedures and clearances involved in issuing instructions, pay checks, and so on. See that three people have to approve everything where one would do.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.theguardian.com/membership/2018/sep/29/cambridge-analytica-cadwalladr-observer-facebook-zuckerberg-wylie

Exposing Cambridge Analytica: 'It's been exhausting, exhilarating, and slightly terrifying'

One of the early pieces you wrote analysed the connection between Brexit and the US election and the threat to democracy, which became an overarching theme to your reporting on this issue. Take us through what happened in the months after that piece was published
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aljazeera.com - Confessions of a private spy

"Stefan Chase is not the real name of the author. He writes under an alias for
fear of losing his job and safety.

The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily
reflect Al Jazeera's editorial stance. "
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A Russian 'troll slayer' went undercover at a troll factory and found that
hundreds of Russians were working as paid trolls in rotating shifts


"Troll slayer and journalist Lyudmila Savchuk when undercover at a troll factory
for two and a half months to see how it works.

Savchuk found that the organization was broken up into departments: 'news
division', the 'social media seeders', and a group dedicated to producing visual
memes known as 'demotivators.'

The operation was run by a local restauranteur who was placed under US
sanctions for attempting to interfere with US elections.

Savchuk believed her work would help Facebook understand how its platform
could be gamed, but no longer believes the fight against trolls is winnable."
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://old.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/bxalka/we_are_literally_sawing_off_the_branch_we_all/eq5a5bf/

Bolsonaro was the most rejected candidate in the entire election, but he was said to be "in the lead" throughout, in terms of votes. The two concepts are in contradiction, but nobody seems to see the problem in that. This is enabled by a bad voting system and the political culture it fosters

If you want to join this cause, I recommend visiting /r/EndFPTP. Check the sidebar for more information on the subject.
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https://np.reddit.com/r/AskFeminists/comments/cfdf9z/how_would_you_describe_right_wing_philosophy/eu9ufky/

This is why it can feel like talking to a brick wall sometimes when an ardent
progressive like myself talks to a staunch conservative about something like,
say, proper sex education. All the research shows that sex education and
promotion/availability of contraceptives reduces teen pregnancy and the
transmission of STIs. To me, that is the end of the discussion, because I'm
basing my views on public health and policies thereof on the care/harm axis.
Conservatives, however, have additional foundational axes, like
authority/subversion ("Kids should do what their parents/pastors say and not
have sex before marriage!") or sanctity/degradation ("Sex education will put
sinful thoughts in the minds of my innocent children and tempt them with
sex!") that frankly sound fictitious to me. There are times when I can't even
conceive of caring about some of the things that form fundamental pillars of
their moral worldview. The respect of authority for authority's sake is
particularly egregious to me.
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r - I simply cannot believe that people are protesting in Annapolis today

"There's an imperial ton of astroturfing going on, and it's quite visible in how
those groups popped up literally overnight (hint-hint). The thing is that they
targeted groups who were... how does one say... more receptive to the
message who wouldn't be inclined to look any deeper into what they were
joining."


inquirer.com - These are the people behind the anti-quarantine protest events that Facebook is shutting down
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

getpocket.com - The Dying Russians

"But the two-and-a-half decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union are the
longest period of depopulation, and also the first to occur, on such a scale, in
peacetime, anywhere in the world. There is no obvious external application of
state force to relieve, no obvious fateful and unnatural misfortune to weather,
in the hopes of reversing this particular population decline, writes Eberstadt.
Consequently, it is impossible to predict when (or even whether) Russia's
present, ongoing depopulation will finally come to an end."
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newyorker - The Flashing Warning of QAnon

"By 2002, 2channel was also home to an increasingly vocal minority of users
who funnelled their anger at society into expressions of militaristic patriotism
and racial superiority, gleefully denying wartime atrocities while troll-brigading
anyone who disagreed with their conspiratorial paranoia. In their eyes, the
blame for their nation's troubles fell squarely on liberal politicians and the
politically correct mainstream media, who they believed had deliberately
minimized Japan's greatness to curry favor with the newly ascendant Korea
and China."
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medium - A Game Designer's Analysis Of QAnon

"It's easy for people to forget that they are not discovering the story, but
creating it from random data.

If the ideas are generated by us, however, then these are the ideas we
defend. If we 'create' the ideas in our own minds, they become fused much
more intently into our personality. They're OURS. There is no friction. Guiding
people to arrive at YOUR conclusions is a perfect way to get people to accept
a new and conflicting ideology."
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r - Eugene Goodman: The Man Who Led the Mob of Trump Supporters Away From The Senate

"The aptly named Officer Goodman, who another redditor mentioned in
another post his first name, Eugene, means noble.

The mob was less then ten feet away from an unlocked door with the entire
congress inside of it when he led them away. This man may have single
handedly stopped the assassination of a huge portion of our government."
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