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Are you listening, Steve Jobs? « BirdAbroad

The Western news media is replete with pithy descriptions of the rapid changes taking place in China: China has the world’s fastest growing economy. China is undergoing remarkable and rapid change. This represents a unique moment for a society changing as quickly as China.

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After almost 20 years, math problem falls

Mathematicians and engineers are often concerned with finding the minimum value of a particular mathematical function. That minimum could represent the optimal trade-off between competing criteria between the surface area, weight and wind resistance of a cars body design, for instance. ...

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The rape of men | Society | The Observer

Sexual violence is one of the most horrific weapons of war, an instrument of terror used against women. Yet huge numbers of men are also victims. In this harrowing report, Will Storr travels to Uganda…

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Hasnain says:

Depressing, Obscene, Horrific. Appalling to hear aid agencies actively stopping this human rights work from being carried out, because they don't want to have to spend more and/or lose funding. Great piece of journalism, however.

Posted on 2011-07-17T21:58:11+0000

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Hasnain says:

'Guilty until proven innocent' seems to do the job, keep a guy in prison when there is overwhelming evidence that he was innocent.

On an aside, this is an amazingly well written piece of journalism. Couldn't stop reading it. Some wannabe journalists (e.g. Muhammad Bilal Lakhani) need to read this.

Posted on 2011-06-28T21:55:28+0000

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Google Introduces Facebook Competitor, Emphasizing Privacy

The new service is intended for sharing with small groups, instead of all of one’s friends or the entire Web.

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Hasnain says:

Time to switch over, just for the circles feature:

Circles: Google has come up with the concept of circles — you can create a circle of contacts that are family, friends, work friends, former co-workers and so on. With these groups or circles you can define who gets to see what kind of updates. Facebook currently doesn’t offer the ability to control who sees what goes in our life that we share online.

Posted on 2011-06-28T17:54:20+0000

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Q&A: Meet the 15-year-old who just sold his tech startup - GeekWire

Our guest on the latest GeekWire Podcast was Daniil Kulchenko, the 15-year-old sophomore from Kenmore, north of Seattle, who last week announced the sale of his cloud-computing startup, Phenona, to Vancouver, B.C.-based ActiveState.

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