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The Internet Archive's Military Industrial Powerpoint Complex: eyeball-lancing collection of terrible US military slides

BoingBoing - Tue, 2018-02-20 14:56

The Internet Archive celebrated its 20th anniversary with a variety of special events and collections, including the cleverly named Military Industrial Powerpoint Complex, an archive of US military bureaucratic slide-decks that are as cringey as they are hideous. (more…)

Categories: Crunknet

Top City regulator used tax break scheme

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 14:44
The incoming head of the Financial Conduct Authority had to repay HMRC after tax scheme "error".
Categories: MediaTorrent

A census of leading Italian politicians' Twitter followings finds a horde of zombies and bots

BoingBoing - Tue, 2018-02-20 14:42

As Italy heads into a national election in which mass inequality and food poverty have disrupted Italy's always-shaky political equilibrium, La Republica publishes its analysis (Google Translate) of the Twitter followers associated with each of Italy's political superstars and finds some pretty intense inflation in the numbers. (more…)

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Tervetuloa at the Alibi

Minnesota Flickr - Tue, 2018-02-20 14:33

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Categories: Minnesnota

Sundown Along Broadway

Minnesota Flickr - Tue, 2018-02-20 14:33

bkays1381 posted a photo:

Another winter day comes to an end on the eastern extent of Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range. The sun has sunk down behind a cloud bank but illuminates an otherwise clear sky. As seen looking down Broadway in Gilbert.

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Ethiopia’s Great Rift

ForeignPolicy blog - Tue, 2018-02-20 14:13
Will a power struggle within the ruling party lead to reform — or more repression?
Categories: GlobalWire

Sylvester Stallone 'still punching' despite death hoax

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 14:07
The actor maintains he is "alive and well" after a bogus online prank claimed he had died.
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St. Anthony Main Neon

Minnesota Flickr - Tue, 2018-02-20 14:02

Sam Wagner Photography posted a photo:

St. Anthony Main Theater's neon sign all lit up on a foggy winter evening.

Categories: Minnesnota

Queen and Anna Wintour in London Fashion Week front row

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 14:02
She sat next to Vogue's Anna Wintour, before presenting an award to designer Richard Quinn.
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Winter Olympics: Christie's heartache, halfpipe heroes & France's GOAT

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 13:49
Watch the best of the action from day 11 at Pyeongchang 2018, as Elise Christie's nightmare Winter Olympics came to a close.
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Winter Olympics: Is skier Elizabeth Swaney a legend or a chancer?

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 13:41
Elizabeth Swaney qualified for Pyeongchang through a loophole and her tactics have divided opinion.
Categories: MediaTorrent

Ringwood mink fur farm raid sanctioned by police

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 13:40
Thousands of mink were released from the Crow Hill fur farm in 1998 by animal rights activists.
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Syria war: Pro-government forces enter Kurdish-held Afrin

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 13:39
Militiamen enter the Kurdish-held border area, prompting Turkish troops to fire "warning shots".
Categories: MediaTorrent

The Queen on the 'frow' at London Fashion Week

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 13:38
Her Majesty sat next to Vogue's Anna Wintour and gave an award to designer Richard Quinn.
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Apple releases iOS 11.2.6, macOS 10.13.3 update, and more to fix Telugu 'text bomb' bug

MacWorld - Tue, 2018-02-20 13:33

Internet trolls had a great time causing Apple products to freeze last week thanks to a bug involving a specific character from India’s Telugu language. Fortunately, the party’s over now, as Apple released a barrage of updates that patch the issue on iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, and Apple TV boxes.

Take our word for it: update your devices now. You’re most likely to encounter the bug on your iPhone and iPad, so be sure to get the iOS 11.2.6 patch on your device straight away.

Apple’s had to deal with some high-profile bugs in the last few months, but this one, while obscure, was particularly nasty. All someone had to do was send a message with the specific character to an app like Messages, Facebook Messenger, or WhatsApp, and the app would freeze while Apple’s software struggled to interpret the character.

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Categories: AppleCore

Damming the Nile: Explore with 360 video

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 13:26
Travel the length of the Nile with BBC News to find out how a new dam being built in Ethiopia is threatening to cause a serious rift with neighbouring countries Egypt and Sudan.
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12 sweet cases for the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro

MacWorld - Tue, 2018-02-20 13:24
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Apple’s new 10.5-inch iPad Pro hits a sweet spot for many—it’s big enough to offer productivity gains, yet small enough to still be pretty portable. If you’re using the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro as a laptop replacement and toting it all over town with you, you’ve probably realized this by now: You need a case or some sort of protection for it. It’s still an iPad, after all, not a laptop, and that big, bright, 10.5-inch screen is easily damaged. But don’t worry—we’ve got your back. Here are some of the coolest cases on the market.

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Ron Paul on Carving Up Syria: Anything Left for the Syrians?

Antiwar.com blog - Tue, 2018-02-20 13:20

Turkey has launched an attack on Syrian government-affiliated forces as they approach Kurdish areas of northern Syria. The Turks are occupying increasing parts of Syrian territory. Earlier this month, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson bragged that the US controls 30 percent of Syria. Israel also has designs on occupying even more Syrian territory. With ISIS all but defeated, will outside plans to carve up Syria succeed? Will Russia stand by? More in today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.

Sergio Aguero: Manchester City striker avoids punishment for fan altercation

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 13:10
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will not be punished by the Football Association following an altercation with a fan after Monday's FA Cup defeat by Wigan.
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Oxfam Haiti scandal: Thousands cancel donations to charity

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 12:56
Around 7000 people stop donating to the charity after revelations that some staff used prostitutes in Haiti.
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