BoingBoing
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQTC40oVqsk ZX Spectrum Next is more than just a cute retro-looking box or a glorified emulator. It is a new 8-bit computer, backwards-compatible with the 1980s' original, yet enhanced to provide a wealth of advanced features such as better graphics, SD card storage, and manufacturing quality control. It's made with the permission of IP owner Amstrad and has already blown past its crowdfunding target. It has a real goddamn Z80 in it , clocked to a blazing-fast 7Mhz! (And an optional 1Ghz co-processor for those times you want to strap your vintage snow sled to an intercontinental ballistic Raspberry Pi.) We love the ZX Spectrum. Why wouldnt we? It was much more than just a computer: it was a machine that sparked a gaming revolution, neatly housed within its iconic design powered by sheer simplicity. ... Meanwhile hardware hackers around the world have expanded the ZX Spectrum to support SD card storage, feature new and better video modes, pack more memory, faster processor.
Hackaday
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If you still have a drawer full of slap bracelets from the 1990s because, you know, they might come back, then you'll appreciate [Vorticon's] latest project. Sure, we see lots of weather stations, but this one is controlled by a TI 99/4A computer. This home computer from the 1980s was actually ahead of its time with a 16-bit processor. The sensors use Xbee modules and an Arduino Uno. Of course, the Uno has more power than the TI computer, but that's not really the point, right? He's made a series of videos detailing the construction (you can see the first one below, but there are five, so far). Normally, talking serial to the Arduino would require assembly language on the TI computer. However, TI hacker [Rich Gilbertson] already fixed that. He created Rich Extended BASIC (RxB), which has a CALL IO statement that was perfect for [Vorticon's] needs.
The Iran Project
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Today the same role-model and methods that were used by the Iranian soldiers during the 8-year sacred defense (in the 1980s) are being used in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon and thanks God, they have led to victory, Commander of the IRGC Ground Forces Quds Base Brigadier General Mohammad Marani said at the time. The enemies have today targeted this model and have created the Takfiris and we should be vigilant not to let them tarnish the face of Islam, he added.
The Iran Project
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] And after that, some officials said the JCPOA pushed the specter of war away from the [Iranian] nation. Unfortunately, some individuals inside the country unknowingly repeat the statement. This is a lie. It’s an insult,” said the top general. “If the JCPOA is strong enough, it will protect itself. It neednt avert a war. This is an insult to martyrs and the Armed Forces and the army and the IRGC. What we regard as security is related to our defence progress. We dont reject political interaction, but we shouldnt mislead people, either,” he noted. “After the war [imposed on Iran by Iraq in the 1980s], we made a lot of efforts and produced weapons. Our researchers worked in a scientific atmosphere. Now they’re saying it was the JCPOA that kept the specter of war at bay! This is a wrong statement. Let’s not mislead anyone,” the senior commander underlined.
The Economic Times
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"I can’t remember the last time we had such a good macroeconomic condition," says Rashesh Shah, chairman, Edelweiss Group. Another World, Another Mood Far from Dalal Street, in India’s Silicon Valley Bengaluru, K Lakshmikanth takes you to another world, another mood. The managing director of Head Hunters India Ltd has kept a close eye on the job market since the 1980s and focuses on CXO-level hiring. Resumes landing on his desk have surged from 1,200 a day in 2015 to over 2,000 today. "They spike every time there is bad news from the US — either a shooting in Kansas or an H-1B visa curb," he says. IT services giants like TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant are cutting down new hiring by over 40%, he guesstimates. They are also shedding staff. Cognizant is reportedly cutting down over 6,000 staff from a total headcount of over 2.6 lakh. News from the startup world too isnt good, says Lakshmikanth.
Southern Daily Echo
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ALTHOUGH they were refounded in 1956 as a Saturday club, they enjoyed an incredible rise through the leagues in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Voice Of America
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S. is being treated equitably by its trading partners in the 164-nation World Trade Organization. White House correspondents Also Saturday, the White House CorrespondentsAssociation in Washington held its annual charity dinner, a black-tie occasion that has earned the nicknameNerd Prom.” The nickname plays on Washington’s reputation for politics and policy than for glitz and glamour. For the first time since the 1980s, the U.S. president is not attending the dinner, an affair that usually features jokes at the president’s expense. Trump boycotted this year’s dinner, citing his contempt for the media. “I hope they have a good dinner,” he tweeted. “Ours is going to be much more exciting.” Later, at the rally, he said, “I could not possibly be more thrilled to be more than 100 miles away from Washington’s swamp.” In his weekly radio address, Trump said the first 100 days of his administration have been “just about the most successful in our country’s history.
BBC News 24
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architect of the Holocaust. A Chinese archaeologist who worked on the statues of the terracotta army. And the son of Charlie Chaplin invites us into his home. But first, we are going back to the 1980s. The beginning of.
Mondoweiss
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Thus, U.S. history was miswritten. [For more details, see Robert Parry’s America’s Stolen Narrative; Secrecy & Privilege; and Trick or Treason .] Looking back over the history of U.S.-Israeli relations, it is clear that Israel exercised significant influence over U.S. presidents since its founding in 1948, but the rise of Israel’s right-wing Likud Party in the 1970sled by former Jewish terrorists Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamirmarked a time when Israel shed any inhibitions about interfering directly in U.S. politics. Much as Begin and Shamir engaged in terror attacks on British officials and Palestinian civilians during Israel’s founding era, the Likudniks who held power in 1980 believed that the Zionist cause trumped normal restraints on their actions. In other words, the ends justified the means. In the 1980s, Israel also mounted spying operations aimed at the U.
Western Morning News
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Tiverton was taken back to the 1980s last week for a night of live music in aid of dementia and The Larches. The event on Friday, April 21 at Heathcoat Hall was organised by the family of a resident at The Larches on Canal Hill who suffers from dementia. Speaking at the event, organiser Kelly Reid said: I would like to thank everyone who bought a ticket or raffle to support this charity event that is very close to my family and close friends. My gran's home for the past 21...
BoingBoing
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Sky News
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The reason why this fight is so big is that it potentially a changing of the guard at heavyweight, a bit like when Mike Tyson knocked out Trevor baby in the 1980s.
Times of Israel
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What a coincidence: They both came in the 1980s and the only difference was everything
France 24
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A prominent anti-Soviet commander in the 1980s, Hekmatyar -- due to return to Kabul on Saturday -- stands accused of killing thousands of people in the city during the 1992-1996 civil war. During his exile he was widely believed to be in hiding in Pakistan, but his group claimed he remained in Afghanistan.
The Iran Project
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The Sacramento Bee Pistachios now pose the latest flashpoint between Iran and the United States. As the two countries struggle to redefine their relationship over weighty matters such as nuclear policy, California pistachio producers have another mission. They’re lobbying hard to keep a stiff tariff on Iran’s raw in-shell pistachios. Iranians hope to remove a 241 percent duty that’s jacked up their potential U.S. prices since the mid-1980s. Federal officials will have to sort it all out, and soon. “How can you reassure us that you wont take advantage of the market opening?” Commissioner Meredith Broadbent of the U.S. International Trade Commission asked an Iranian trader at a hearing Thursday. The businessman, Hossein Denis Ketabi, countered that the fractured Iranian pistachio industry would make only a modest impact in the United States.
BoingBoing
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But there are some conceptual misteps, I think, that garble Ballard's anxietiesand the power of his storytelling. In particular, the movie counterposes superficial social realism against dreamy surrealism in an attempt to triangulate the novel's hyperreal quality with its period setting and the presumed ironic sensibilities of a contemporary audience. Clever as this is, the result has a weird 1980s artsy zaniness to it, as if directed by Peter Greenaway or Ken Russell or (sorry) whoever did the Pet Shop Boys movie. Ballard is about games that turn deadly serious, but this is just a deadly game. Among other things, it makes its cruelties (which often involve animals) seem self-satisfied and spiteful. Wheatley also tries to achieve too much though implication; even as a fan of the novel, I felt a little lost and could have done with an establishing vignette to establish the scenario.
BBC News 24
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I would never do that, remind a lady of her age. Now you've taken us back to the 1980s. 1985, Letter to Brezhnev, which is like me delving into my albums and coming out Now That's What I Call Music 4. Yes! It is very much a soundtrack album from that era. It is a film that everyone went to see, it is the story of two girls in Liverpool on a night out and falling in love with two Russian sailors,.
Plymouth Herald
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A sick mother from Devon has been locked up for decades of abuse towards her own son.Christine Copley picked on her third son Andrew as he was growing up in the 1980s and early 1990s and imposed a regime of painful and needless punishments - subjecting him to hunger and humiliation.She succeeded in hiding what she was doing from teachers and social workers by moving Andrew from her home in Exeter to her parents home on Dartmoor if he had visible bruises.Copley gave Andrew so little food he was...
BBC UK News
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Is there life on Mars? Did you enjoy being pregnant? Bananarama tackle questions from the 1980s.
BBC News - Entertainment & Arts
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Is there life on Mars? Did you enjoy being pregnant? Bananarama tackle questions from the 1980s.
BBC News 24
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to the 1980s. We had a bit of Britain can do better and all that type of thing. I think the message discipline was quite ferocious from the Conservatives. The only thing about this time that is slightly different, we've had a lot of elections since 2015. We have a 2015 election, then the EU referendum
The Herald - Sport
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PAT NEVIN thought that tackles had gone out of fashion, until he watched Celtic’s Patrick Roberts given a retro going-over by Rangers last week.
BBC Two England
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election campaign where you're not going to get attacked. We were attacking Cameron in terms of, don't let him take us back to the 1980s. We had a bit of Britain can do better and all that type of thing. I think the message discipline was quite ferocious from the Conservatives
BBC News 24
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It is voiced by Samuel L Jackson doing James Baldwin's narrative. I think it's one of the best things Samuel L Jackson has ever done. The DVD, have you picked this just for me? Your choice is reminding me how old I am, normally it is something that is out in the last few months. I would never do that, remind a lady of her age. Now you've taken us back to the 1980s. 1985, Letter to Brezhnev, which is like me delving into my albums and coming out Now That's What I Call Music 4