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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Kim Jong Un: North Korea is ready for war - NY Daily News

Kim Jong Un: North Korea is ready for war - NY Daily News



His comments stuck to well-worn propaganda meant to lift his image for the elite residents of one of the world's poorest, most closed countries, and could be read as an attempt to keep ties with rivals Washington and Seoul from getting worse so he can try to turn around a miserable economy and further solidify his leadership.




Friday, January 1, 2016

CYDEFE on Twitter: "R.I.P Ian Murdock, Founder of #Debian #Linux, Dead at 42. https://t.co/qoj3sNLCXK"

CYDEFE on Twitter: "R.I.P Ian Murdock, Founder of #Debian #Linux, Dead at 42. https://t.co/qoj3sNLCXK"

France: Muslim tries to run down soldiers guarding mosque screaming “Allahu-akhbar” | The Muslim Issue

France: Muslim tries to run down soldiers guarding mosque screaming “Allahu-akhbar” | The Muslim Issue





Europe: Tear Down the Walls and the Welfare State

Europe: Tear Down the Walls and the Welfare State



Some 70 years have passed since George Orwell wrote 1984, where he addressed a topic he grew obsessively concerned with: an unfree world, divided between those on the “inside” and the “outside.”+
Some premonitory paragraphs of his visionary work left me with the chilling sensation of adéjà vu:+
All war films. One very good one of a ship full of refugees being bombed somewhere in the Mediterranean. Audience much amused by shots of a great huge fat man trying to swim away with a helicopter after him … then he was full of holes and the sea round him turned pink and he sank as suddenly as though the holes had let in the water, audience shouting with laughter when he sank. then you saw a lifeboat full of children with a helicopter hovering over it. there was a middle-aged woman might have been a jewess sitting up in the bow with a little boy about three years old in her arms. …. then the helicopter planted a 20 kilo bomb in among them terrific flash and the boat went all to matchwood. then there was a wonderful shot of a child’s arm going up up up right up into the air…
These descriptions, considered exaggerated and grotesque at the time, foresaw an inhospitable world. Well, you know what? This world has existed for some time now.+
Every day we witness the same images in real time: refugees sailing in shafts and their ship wrecks in the Mediterranean sea. There are no bombs or gunfire, but there are certainly deaths, panic, drowned people, and closed borders.+
Europe is facing the worst migration crisis since the 1940s. The death toll has marked a sad new record. But this political and moral challenge meets an ambivalent and morally timid Europe.+
Thirty years ago in Luxembourg, European leaders signed the Schengen Agreement, enacting a policy of freedom of movement that has been a source of pride for the whole continent.+
While the Schengen Agreement tore down internal borders, Europe kept reinforcing its external ones with a complex system managed by the supranational agency Frontex. Then it began putting up fences, walls, and even resorting to the army. And now, Europe is erecting again its internal borders as countries try to stop the advance of migrants.+
We face an urgent situation that leaves little time to analyze the reasons and causes behind the exodus. I will just mention a proverb no less true now than when it was written in the Bible: pride goes before destruction.+
I believe Europe has constantly behaved with arrogance at all three levels: each country’s internal policies, continental policy, and international policy.+
The failure of multiculturalism amid an exhausted welfare state, along with a short-sighted policy in the Middle East (where it has sent troops), are some reasons why people are massively crossing the Mediterranean sea to reach Europe. Even though the crisis started over two years ago, it has caught Europe unprepared and divided.+
Thousands attempt to enter the European Union every day through its many border crossings. The arrival of refugees has sparked solidarity, but also uncertainty, fear, and some baseless prejudices.+
It’s a vast number of individuals who have to be absorbed and accommodated, and many nations lacks the capacity to do it. Others simply don’t want to.

The collective hysteria stems from concerns that Islamic State members are hiding among migrants, the loss of jobs, or just the fear of the unknown and what is culturally different. However, it is all grounded in misinformation, skilfully manipulated by politicians and mass media.+
Politics means making decisions, many times dramatic ones, as when the highly esteemed values of security and liberty clash. Faced with an unusual situation, I believe it’s important to consider the following points:+
Being afraid is a natural reaction, particularly when it comes to security. Countries that take in refugees have a right to know who they are, and under some circumstances they have the right to refuse entry.+
I firmly believe that every person has a right to seek a better future and a better life somewhere they can fully develop their skills.+
Given the crisis, countries should prioritize those who qualify for refugee status (people running away from political persecution or violent conflicts).+
Many are migrating for economic reasons, seeking better opportunities. The best way for Europe to receive and include migrants is to allow them to work and develop their initiatives there.+
Europe’s welfare state has attracted migrants from all over the world for decades. However, that inefficient model is already crumbling under its own weight. It should be replaced immediately while countries open their doors to migrants.+
Finally, let’s not forget that behind all the statements, the calls for European solidarity, and humanitarian do-gooders, lies the never-ending negotiations and processes inherent to politics. Cold calculations, power games, and trade of favors are always present.+
That’s why Europe, now led by the countries that migrants want to reach, reacts by imposing a quota, telling every country how many people they should receive.+
Even so, it will be difficult to keep people in the country of arrival. They will continue their march from Eastern and Central Europe to Germany, France, and Scandinavia. There is where they want to live. And that is when Europe starts to clash with its own principles.+
Maps are showing again internal borders and walls in Europe. And we all know that it is easier to build a wall than to tear one down.+

workouts pdf - Google Search

workouts pdf - Google Search



Roadmap and Guide for Sovereign Debt Workouts - Unctad

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Roadmap towards Sustainable Sovereign Debt Workouts. Overview. Following the 2008 global ... Steps to be taken by debtor states prior to debt workouts (D);.


Download Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee S07E01 President Obama WEB-DL x264-[2Maverick] Torrent - Kickass Torrents

Download Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee S07E01 President Obama WEB-DL x264-[2Maverick] Torrent - Kickass Torrents



thanks. i'm waiting for the spin-off - "Comedians in Cars getting Hookers".

MR. STONE'S 10th ANNUAL BEST & WORST DRESSED LIST FOR 2015 | Stone On Style

MR. STONE'S 10th ANNUAL BEST & WORST DRESSED LIST FOR 2015 | Stone On Style



Paul F. Tompkins - Gut busting comedian Paul F. Thompkins can pull off a mustache like no other. He does not look like a 70′s porn-star, dressing more so like a well tailored yet edgy aristocrat. 2015 seems to be the year of revival for bow ties, with Tompkins joining Trey Chaney and Shannon Sharpe as an avid and appropriate user of the tough to manage neck-wear. His consistent and breathtaking use of double breasted suit tops and sport coats is extremely unique and rare for most in today’s fashion and style atmosphere. We tip our hats to Tompkins, who has reached our Best Dressed for the first time this year.




Thursday, December 31, 2015

What is zero client? - Definition from WhatIs.com

What is zero client? - Definition from WhatIs.com



Zero client, also known as ultrathin client, is a server-based computing model in which the end user's computing device has no local storage. A zero client can be contrasted with a thin client, which retains the operating system and each device's specific configuration settings in flash memory. 



Tuesday, December 29, 2015

DRIVER - The Series | Indiegogo

DRIVER - The Series | Indiegogo









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How Comcast will roll out gigabit-speed broadband in 2016

How Comcast will roll out gigabit-speed broadband in 2016



"The test used the standard cable connections that we have in homes across the country," Werner explained in the blog post. "All we needed was a new modem, a software upgrade to the device that serves that neighborhood, and a few good engineers."






10 amazing algorithms | Network World

10 amazing algorithms | Network World



Create memories in damaged brains
An algorithm in a prosthetic device figures out how to take the electrical signature of a short-term memory and convert it to the signature of a long-term memory, bypassing the damaged part of the brain that would otherwise perform the translation. “It’s like being able to translate from Spanish to French without being able to understand either language,” researcher Ted Berger of University of Southern California told The Financial Times.


8 Linux predictions for 2016

8 Linux predictions for 2016



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A new, Linux-based phone OS will appear.
Despite – or, perhaps, because of – the problems with Linux-based phone systems (non-Android ones, at any rate) at the end of 2015, the next year will see a new Linux-based system built for phones make some big waves. Who will it be? I haven’t the foggiest. But I’m confident some company (or organization) is going to surprise us in this area.


Monday, December 28, 2015

Springer have made a bunch of maths books available for free, here are the direct links : programming

Springer have made a bunch of maths books available for free, here are the direct links : programming

Applications of Evolutionary Computation in Chemistry - Springer

Applications of Evolutionary Computation in Chemistry - Springer

Despite Subsidies, Poor Spending 10-20 Percent of Income on ObamaCare - Breitbart

Despite Subsidies, Poor Spending 10-20 Percent of Income on ObamaCare - BreitbartOf course, the least healthy are paying even more of their income for ObamaCare, providing an overdue lesson on how insurance works.

While the ObamaCare law caps the premium costs of those receiving federal subsidies, beneficiaries can still face high costs due to co-pays and deductibles. In one example from the study, a group with the lowest income faces out-of-pocket expenses more than double their capped premium payments. For this group of Americans, ObamaCare costs almost 20 percent of their total income.

IProbablyHateUrBand on Twitter: "R.I.P. LEMMY KILMISTER @iamlemmy >>https://t.co/TSao0DvoxK https://t.co/eLwFjSNLf0"

 IProbablyHateUrBand on Twitter: "R.I.P. LEMMY KILMISTER @iamlemmy >>https://t.co/TSao0DvoxK https://t.co/eLwFjSNLf0"

hmk on Twitter: "Netanel Rubin strikes once more at #32c3 https://t.co/66McoUSrBc"

hmk on Twitter: "Netanel Rubin strikes once more at #32c3 https://t.co/66McoUSrBc"





IRS Demands SSN Collection from Non-Profits - Sue the IRSSue the IRS |

IRS Demands SSN Collection from Non-Profits - Sue the IRSSue the IRS |



The IRS seems to enjoy enraging people, generally making lives more difficult, and of course, endangering private identities.
That’s what their recent trends lead you to believe anyway…and a new rule is no different.
The Hill published a piece detailing the response to the most recent IRS invasion:
Nonprofit organizations and charities are sounding the alarm about a new regulatory proposal from the IRS that would encourage them to collect the Social Security numbers of their donors.
They warn the proposed gift substantiation rules could have a “chilling effect” on donations and depress funding for programs that help the nation’s most vulnerable people.
“That means a child will go without a meal, or a family will go without shelter, or a senior citizen will go without life-saving medical care,” said Tim Delaney, president and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits. While the new gift substantiation rules proposed in September would be strictly voluntary, charitable groups fear encouraging the collection of Social Security numbers would make them a target for hackers.
Outrage over this new rule has sprung up across the nation as more and more issues emerge:
The IRS received nearly 38,000 comments on the rule, including a letter signed by 215 charitableorganizations that warns they cannot possibly safeguard the Social Security numbers of their donors.
Nonprofits say they will be forced to invest in expensive cyber security defenses to ward off hackers, but any breaches would open them up to lawsuits.
“As we’ve seen, the White House and the CIA have been hacked, and they have the best cyber security in the world,” Delaney said. “If they can get hacked, so can we.”
The gift substantiation rules could create problems even for nonprofits that decline to participate. Scammers could call unwitting donors, pretending to represent a charitable organization, and demand their Social Security numbers.
Despite pushback from conservative politicians, they found little success in revocation with a liberal administration in office:
Republicans are pushing legislation in both chambers that would prohibit the IRS from moving forward with the rule. But the bills have gained little traction so far.
Work done by non-profits across the country is invaluable. Without citizen support, however, their job becomes much harder, and they can reach fewer people. As mentioned by Tim Delaney, this new rule may greatly discourage donors from continuing support. And can you blame them? No one wants their private information up for grabs.  (Unless every participating non-profit enlists an “expensive cyber security defense” system, these organizations cannot assuredly protect donor information.)
And as usual, the IRS holds little regard for the security of American citizens.



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