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Hasnain says:

"The 80-year-old Amoo Hadji who lives in the village of Dezhgah (city of Farashband in Fars province of Iran), has not showered for almost 60 years. Amoo Hadji lives the most primitive life. His most valuable possession seems to be a three-inch steel pipe which he uses to smoke animal dung with."

Posted on 2014-01-09T04:36:23+0000

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Hasnain says:

"Happy Guys Finish Last: The Impact of Emotion Expressions on Sexual Attraction"

I've only skimmed the paper, but the data seems interesting..

Posted on 2014-01-09T04:06:16+0000

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Casbah - Imgur

Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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http://nbviewer.ipython.org/url/norvig.com/ipython/xkcd1313.ipynb

"/bu|[rn]t|[coy]e|[mtg]a|j|iso|n[hl]|[ae]d|lev|sh|[lnd]i|[po]o|ls/ matches the last names of elected US presidents but not their opponents."

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The World's Best Bounty Hunter Is 4-Foot-11. Here's How She Hunts | Threat Level | Wired.com

Michelle Gomez is a genius at finding people who want to stay lost. But she'd never gone after anyone like Ryan Eugene Mullen before.

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Hasnain says:

"The people Gomez chases understand that staying out of jail in the 21st century requires the ability to minimize their digital trail."

Posted on 2014-01-07T02:05:37+0000

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The Secrets of White Collar Prisons | DuJour

Bernie Kerik, Jack Abramoff and Dennis Kozlowski—three of the most high-profile men to be on the inside—smash the perception that prison life is anything like

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Hasnain says:

"But what I really want to know about, beyond the food and the bonding and the living in a cramped cubicle where he barely had enough room to get dressed without bumping into someone else, is what surprised him, the man who knew jails better than anyone, about prison time. What was the most shocking thing about being on the other side of the bars?"

Posted on 2014-01-06T01:47:04+0000

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A Speck in the Sea

John Aldridge fell overboard in the middle of the night, 40 miles from shore, and the Coast Guard was looking in the wrong place. How did he survive?

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Hasnain says:

"Now, quite literally, Sosinski had lost his best friend. All day, as he stared out at the vast rolling ocean, he felt helpless and guilty. If only he’d woken up a few hours earlier, he told himself, Aldridge would have taken his shift in the bunk, and right now they’d be pulling in lobster traps together. He tried to focus all his energy on directing the commercial boats in north-south tracking lines, trying to keep all their locations straight. But none of it felt like enough."

Posted on 2014-01-06T01:39:14+0000

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Hasnain says:

"Although powdered rhino horn pound for pound is now worth more than cocaine or heroin, the prison terms for trafficking in it are a fraction of those for the equivalent weight of narcotics. The sentence for a first-time offender smuggling a kilo of heroin in the U.S. is a minimum of 10 years in prison; according to Grace, a first-time offender smuggling a kilo of horn would get off with less than a year, and more likely a fine. “It’s a high-profit, low-risk crime,” he says."

Posted on 2014-01-06T01:28:11+0000

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Degenerate, Inc.: The Paranoid and Obsessive Life of a Mid-Level Bookie

"When you win and win big, there isn't a better feeling in the world — you're on cloud fuckin' thirty-nine," Steve says as he turns on his large TV, plops down on the reclining section of his oversized leather couch and pulls a laptop close. "You want to pop bottles of champagne in the basemen...

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Hasnain says:

"Anything other than that, I win," he recalls. "We lost five figures on that play; Vegas lost $100 million on that touchdown. I broke my computer after that. I threw it mostly because I had everything entered already because the chance of that happening were like one in a billion."

Posted on 2014-01-06T01:21:12+0000