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“..When Mailbox sold itself to Dropbox for a reported $100 million or so this March – the month-old iPhone app wasn’t even available to the public. People could download the email organizer – but using it required joining a mailing … Continue reading
“..At first glance the Volkswagen XL1 is like any other supercar. It’s long and low — lower even than a Lamborghini Aventador — with the same alluring blend of science and art and physics. Getting in requires opening gullwing doors … Continue reading
“..Infamous file-sharing kingpin Kim Dotcom claimed today he is the inventor of two-factor authentication – a method of securing online services. The announcement on his Twitter feed came a day after Twitter said it had adopted two-factor for its millions … Continue reading
“..Drones will play a big role in U.S. counterterrorism for the foreseeable future. But the frenetic pace of drone strikes that have come to define President Obama’s war on terrorism is at an end – - Obama declared today..” (cont..) … Continue reading
“..The Swiss love adding functionality to existing products. But you can only tack on so many corkscrews and tweezers to a knife – - so one company decided to make a twin-engine jet that can take off and land without … Continue reading
ed:..i keep wondering why it is the prime news service is such a craven apologist for john key/this govt/this neo-lib paradigm… ..then i remember who owns it…
“..V.S. Pritchett’s brilliant biography captures the humanity of both its subject and his writing..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Chekhov’s story mirrors Russia’s own – Salon.com.
“..Lumigrids can project a grid onto the ground. On a flat road surface – the grid will consist of standard squares. On a rough road surface the grids will deform accordingly. By observing the motion and deformation of the grids … Continue reading
“..Britain’s top companies lose £36bn in value as stock markets react to US warnings on QE – - and drop in Chinese manufacturing…” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Stock markets lose nerve on fears of end to quantitative easing | Business … Continue reading
“..In the last campaign – the prospect of a “teal deal” with the Greens propping up a National government – was floated. This time round – even if Russel Norman strains to keep the possibility alive in order to strengthen … Continue reading
“..But that seems to be exactly what the Key Government is doing..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Brian Rudman: Super City RIP… and it’s the parents’ fault – Opinion – NZ Herald News.
“..Lockwood Smith is living in rented digs at a cost of $7500 a week – - as the Government plans to sell its swanky high commissioner’s residence in London. The former Speaker arrived to take up the high commissioner post … Continue reading
“..In his own party the leader revels in being called the “Silent Assassin”. And he positively glows when challenged about his and his party’s arrogance at selling state assets despite the massive public opposition. And with a nod and a … Continue reading
“..Mighty River: Wealthy grabbed Big Share..(the Government’s sales pitch about selling to “mum and dad investors” was a cynical ploy.)..”
“..A small number of wealthy investors including businesses and trusts snapped up nearly half the Mighty River Power shares set aside for retail buyers – - sparking accusations the Government’s sales pitch about selling to “mum and dad investors” was … Continue reading
“..The myth that National sold Mighty River Power to ‘mum and dads’ is dead. New analysis shows that half the retail shares went to just 12,844 people. A tiny group of 394 people bought 10% of the retail shares. Only … Continue reading
“..He told the story of a Catholic who asked a priest if even atheists had been redeemed by Jesus. “Even them, everyone” the pope answered – according to Vatican Radio. “We all have the duty to do good” he said. … Continue reading
“..In 1998, Lewis famously said that watching women do comedy “sets me back a bit” – - and that he has trouble with the notion of would-be mothers as comedians. Asked Thursday if he had changed his mind at all … Continue reading
“..L.A. Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s cancer is in remission – - and he credits medical marijuana for this. Wednesday – in a blog post on The Huffington Post – he became the first sitting elected official to detail using pot while … Continue reading
“..Napoleon Bonaparte once famously observed “history is a set of lies agreed upon.” For those who look for the truth – it is often far too easy to believe in fraudulent history and science – - when they tell us … Continue reading
(ed:..there is some funny stuff in this one..) go to source/story>>> Darth Maul Lobster And Other Animal-Celebrity Lookalikes (PHOTOS).
“..U.S. investors have brushed off a scary overnight collapse in Japan’s stock market. But there’s a warning in Tokyo’s trouncing that shouldn’t be ignored. Japan’s Nikkei stock market index dropped by 7 percent on Thursday – its single worst day … Continue reading
“..Two years before Yalta – Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin met for a late-night wartime meeting. Their mission? Drink lots of wine – according to new records released by the British National Archives..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Churchill, Stalin Got … Continue reading
“..Even though only four percent of its workforce is based in Ireland – and only a small percentage of its profits are earned in that country – Apple recorded 65 percent of its worldwide profits there. Many other “American” companies … Continue reading
“..We are sitting idly – watching – and suffering – - as our nation disintegrates into a run-down backwater. Our airports are a global disgrace. Our railroads – broadband – energy grid – all outmoded by international standards. A bridge … Continue reading
“..Both the Washington Post and the New York Times have articles today on a topic of great importance for the tax debate in advanced economies. The pieces discuss how officials from the UK and European economies are being pushed by … Continue reading
“..If you’re in the mood to have your mind blown – - these 10 optical illusions will definitely do the trick..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 10 Optical Illusions That Will Blow Your Mind (PHOTOS).
obama gets heckled over gunatanamo…heckler receives resounding applause..silencing obama..(video..) During Speech On Drones, Gitmo (VIDEO)
“..President Barack Obama was heckled during a speech at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington D.C. on Thursday..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Obama Heckled During Speech On Drones, Gitmo (VIDEO).
“..Kenneth Rogoff is mad as hell – and he’s not going to take it any more. The Harvard economist has taken a beating since the discovery that much of his research on government debt and growth – - which was … Continue reading
“..The IRS proves short on answers – - Apple answers for its tax dodge – - Peggy Noonan ranks presidential scandals – - and Bill O’Reilly considers the Obama administration’s troubles..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> May 22, 2013 – Bill … Continue reading
“..Lois Lerner won’t spill the IRS scandal beans – - Mitch McConnell endorses hemp – - PBS appeases David Koch – - and The National shares their album “Trouble Will Find Me.” go to source/story>>> May 22, 2013 – The … Continue reading
“..The full-colour silent era footage that caused so much excitement online recently – - is almost like science-fiction..” (cont..) (ed:..this is cool..) go to source/story>>> Colour footage of London in the 1920s allows us to be tourists in our own … Continue reading
“..The Artemis Fowl author picks his favourite fictional nasties – from Bond baddies and comic book creeps – - to classic counts and captains..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Eoin Colfer’s top 10 villains | Children’s books | guardian.co.uk.
“..A new book published by the Royal Geographical Society celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest – on 29 May 1953. Scroll through the gallery to view a selection of the 400 photographs in the … Continue reading
“..Ministers ordered the bugging of Edward VIII’s telephones in Buckingham Palace – - and in his Windsor retreat – - at the height of the 1936 abdication crisis – - hitherto secret papers reveal..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> King Edward … Continue reading
“..The New Scientist has mapped violence in Syria – - illustrating how the conflict has evolved in scale and severity since hostilities began in early 2011..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Syria’s civil war mapped using new global events database | … Continue reading
“..Police attacked and cars torched in Stockholm suburbs – - as unrest sparked by long-term youth unemployment and poverty spreads..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Swedish riots rage for fourth night | World news | The Guardian.
“..What are we to make of a man who left academia more than two decades ago – - but claims to have solved some of the most intractable problems in physics?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Roll over Einstein: meet Weinstein … Continue reading
“..President expected to sharply curtail the unmanned killing programme – - and discuss crisis at Guantánamo Bay prison..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Obama to redefine US drone policy in major counter-terrorism speech – live | World news | guardian.co.uk.
“..Join us for tonight’s panel discussion on drug laws with David Simon – writer of The Wire – documentary maker Eugene Jarecki – Rachel Seifert – the director of the documentary Cocaine Unwrapped – and others – at the Royal … Continue reading
“..What the media described as a “back to black” Budget was greeted in some quarters as though it was a test match victory. Beyond the headline however – little attempt was made to help the public understand what the Budget … Continue reading