Ars Technica UK
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" For the sake of comparison, the US Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald Ford , began construction in 2009, and launched in 2013; it is still undergoing outfitting and no commissioning date has yet been set. While the Ford is certainly a more complicated and much larger vessel than the new Chinese carrier, the US has been building aircraft carriers since World War II. China's only previous experience with aircraft carriers comes from work on the PLAN's first carrier, the CNS Liaoning —the rebuilt former Soviet ship that China purchased from Ukraine in the mid-1990s. It took nearly 16 years to complete the Liaoning , which was purchased under somewhat shady circumstances . Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments
MacRumors
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In the wake of Jimmy Iovine detailing Apple Music 's ongoing efforts to become " an overall moment in popular culture ," today Sean Combs -- aka Puff Daddy -- announced that his new documentary Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story is coming exclusively to Apple Music on June 25 (via Billboard ). The announcement comes after the documentary's premiere at the TriBeCa Film Festival yesterday. Can't Stop, Won't Stop documents the rise of Combs and his record label throughout the 1990s, and extends to the process Combs went through when he put together the 20th anniversary Bad Boy reunion show tour in 2016. The partnership with Apple Music began when Iovine attended one of those shows. "I went to the [Bad Boy Reuion] concert and thought it was incredible," Jimmy Iovine, Apple Music chairman and CEO, tells Billboard. "I think Puff and Bad Boy's story is incredible and one that a lot of people can relate to in any genre or in any business.
Library of Congress
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Ars Technica
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The valuable lessons learned from building a carrier from scratch will help China build more carriers faster in the future and enable them to reach combat readiness quicker." For the sake of comparison, the US Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald Ford , began construction in 2009, and launched in 2013; it is still undergoing outfitting and no commissioning date has yet been set. While the Ford is certainly a more complicated and much larger vessel than the new Chinese carrier, the US has been building aircraft carriers since World War II. China's only previous experience with aircraft carriers comes from work on the PLAN's first carrier, the CNS Liaoning —the rebuilt former Soviet ship that China purchased from Ukraine in the mid-1990s. It took nearly 16 years to complete the Liaoning , which was purchased under somewhat shady circumstances . Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Ashford Herald
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Phys.Org
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The black bear population in southern New York has grown and expanded their range since the early 1990s, which has led to increased encounters with humans. But details about bear populations in the state have remained understudied.
WhoWhatWhy
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It was Kaminsky who represented the government at Sater’s sentencing hearing. Prosecutors had determined that the pump-and-dump operation in which Sater took part in the mid-1990s had fleeced its victims of at least $40 million. All the information that Justice Department lawyers and FBI agents gathered while supervising Sater’s work as an informant in the 11-year span between his guilty plea in 1998 and sentencing in 2009 may be available (or generally known) to certain agents conducting the counterintelligence probe. As WhoWhatWhy exclusively reported , one of Sater’s FBI handlers, Gary Uher, was part of Trump’s security team during the campaign. The same story reported that two former Eastern District prosecutors represented Sater at his sentencing hearing in 2009 as attorneys with the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. One was Leslie R. Caldwell, who had been a senior trial counsel in the Eastern District’s Business and Securities Fraud Section; the other was Kelly Anne Moore, who had headed the office’s Violent Crimes and Terrorism Section.
Manchester Evening News
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Kevin Mitnick, who was jailed in the 1990s, spoke at IP EXPO in Manchester - and shared a few tricks from the dark trade
Liverpool Echo
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Do you prefer the 1970s simplicity or the flecks from the 1990s
Sky News
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Actually, there is a road, there is an Akabuso Crescent down in the Croydon area. There is a whole bunch of roads named after athletes that competed in the 1980s and 1990s. You don't even know which one it is
Hackaday
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DEC produced a succession of minicomputers in their PDP line, of which the most successful was their PDP-11 series. These were 16-bit minicomputers that remained in their product line from their launch in 1970 through to the early 1990s, and were available in a succession of configurations and physical form factors. The famous view of a PDP-11 is of a set of floor-to-ceiling racks, but there were also standalone terminal models, and desktop models. One of these, a PDP-11/03 from 1975, has come into the hands of [Joerg], and he's used it to craft his LSIbox, the PDP11/03 card frame packaged with a BeagleBone for access via a modern-day interface . It's a build in the vein of modern tube audio amplifiers that feature the retro hardware on the top of their cases, the card frame is exposed as a feature on top of a white case that is featureless except for a genuine PDP-11/03 front panel.
ABC News - Australia
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Dezeen
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Nordic Office of Architecture has added a 300-metre-long extension with a curved roof to the airport in Oslo it designed in the 1990s. Read more
The Iran Project
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This places Iran ahead of Italy and the UK at 14th place in terms of mobile phones in use at any given time. The ministry also announced that 48,000 villages have landline phones. The official website of Telecommunication Company of Iran put the landline phone penetration rate at 38.13%. This is while landline phone penetration rate in Germany and France is 91.5% and 95% respectively. In the last decade, e-commerce emerged as one crucial issue in the Iranian ICT sector. Since the late 1990s,e-commerce expanded globally and in the last few years, with the abrupt rise in Internet penetration rate in Iran, e-commerce has been growing rapidly. Although people in not small numbers are still uncomfortable with buying goods via the Internet, the sector registered a 60% growth last year, according to the ministry. With more than 50,000 online shops active in Tehran, shopping online has become trendy in all major cities.
Voice Of America
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She would get on with her life, however, earning a political science degree from UCLA before returning to her old neighborhood as a community organizer and political consultant. She's worked on the campaigns of President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, among others. The liquor store owner When the Community Coalition did a survey in the early 1990s of what South Los Angeles residents thought was the biggest blight on their neighborhood, the assumption was that it would be the crack cocaine epidemic sweeping the area. Instead, it was liquor stores. The community hated them, so much so that rioters burned down about 200 and looted numerous others. Many people also were suspicious of the Korean immigrants who ran many of the stores, particularly after one owner shot to death a black 15-year-old girl during a dispute over a bottle of juice weeks after King was beaten.
Bleacher Report
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To be like Mike today would mean working the seams that are now scorned as "inefficient." "His game was built around 15 feetand now you're told that that's a bad place to be," says Jeff Van Gundy, who spent most of the 1990s agonizing over how to defend Jordan as a Knicks coach. "And I wonder," Van Gundy continues, "if he was playing now, would someone try to convince him to move out [to the three-point line]versus one-dribble pull-up, which is the most indefensible shot in the game? Or the turnaround in the post, which they say is not a great shot? I think that's one of the reasons why people aren't even trying to play like him anymore." James, with three rings and four MVP trophies, is by far the dominant player of his generation. Yet there is no "next LeBron" debate, perhaps because there's a short supply of 6'8" kids with Adonis-like bodies and Magic-like passing vision.
BoingBoing
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Brainiac was a fantastic experimental indie band that emerged from the 1990s Dayton, Ohio music scene that gave us Guided by Voices, The Breeders, and other great post-punk, no wave, and noise pop groups. Growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, I caught many of Brainiac's crazed live shows in the area. (Bassist Juan Monasterio went to fashion design school with my wife Kelly and after we moved to San Francisco, they stayed at her apartment when they came though the Bay Area.) Their stars rising fast, Brainiac released two LPs on Grass/BMG before signing with Touch and Go Records and collaborating with the likes of Steve Albini, Kim Deal and Jim O'Rourke. Then on May 23, 1997, with their major label debut set for Interscope Records, charismatic frontman Timmy Taylor was killed in a car crash near his home. He was 28. Now, filmmaker Eric Mahoney is telling the Brainiac story through a new documentary.
Fast Company
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Solving The Problem Of Choice, Via Personalization Unless youre one of the 2% of vacationers whove taken a cruise, then you probably dont realize the size and scale of the modern cruise ship. Take the Regal Princess. Shes almost 1,100 feet longnearly four football fields. John Padgett , Carnivals Chief Experience Officer and one of the 15 largest cruise ships. [Photo: Flickr User Markel ] Her 19 decks tower 200 feet above the water. She carries 3,500 passengers and 1,300 crew, and ranks as one of the 15 largest cruise ships in the world. As big as she is, she probably wont be all that remarkable in a decade. Its because of simple economics. In the 1990s, ship sizes began to explode when cruise operators realized that even if they doubled how many passengers could fit onto a ship, the combined costs of crew and fuel didnt increase nearly as fast.
Men's Fitness
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Entertainment From musical theatre, to teen heart throb, to going off the rails to “shredded human Ken doll” – it’s been quite a ride Entertainment Josh Dean Men’s Fitness 26 Apr 2017 facebook twitter pinterest Advertisement If you want to see Zac Efron with his shirt off, you wont have to search too long for the right film. In 2016 alone you had Bad Neighbours 2 , in which he was frequently shirtless, and Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates , which displayed his abs on the poster. And now there’s this summer’s big-screen adaptation of 1990s TV series Baywatch , in which he’s routinely running on the beach wearing – no surprise here – nothing more that those legendary red trunks and a whistle. Video of Baywatch (2017) -Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures A quick search online for Efron yields hundreds of pictures of him in the shape of his life, while looking him up on Instagram leads you to his many, many recent beefcake photos from the Baywatch set, where he and co-star Dwayne “The RockJohnson evidently spent their spare time engaged in bare-chested tyre-flipping contests.
Design Milk - Art
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MintPress News
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Sanctions serve as substitute for significant action Syrian rebel fighters stand near U.S military vehicles on the outskirts of the Syrian town, Manbij, Syria, March 7, 2017. (Arab 24 via AP) As Kosachev noted, U.S. sanctions have frequently been used against governments for dubious purposes, often greatly affecting ordinary citizens as opposed to the governments they are ostensibly meant to harm. One of the most well-known cases of U.S. sanctions gone awry are those imposed against Iraq in the 1990s, an example that shares many parallels with the situation in Syria. While nearly a decade of sanctions were often justified as necessary to pressure Saddam Hussein into abandoning Iraq’s (non-existent) weapons of mass destruction and recognize Kuwaiti sovereignty, U.S. officials also stated that the sanctions would not be lifted until Saddam Hussein was removed from power , suggesting that regime change was the real motivation.
TIME - Top Stories
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If the average age of people at your workplace dips suddenly on Thursday, thank Marie C. Wilson. As one of the women who helped launch the annual observance now officially known as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, she's been at the forefront of encouraging parents to expose their kids and specifically their daughters, in the idea's earlier incarnation to the wide range of work experiences they might look forward to. The idea emerged in the early 1990s amid a national conversation about what was next for feminism. Women were increasingly gunning for higher-paying, higher-profile jobs at their workplaces. The testimony of law professor Anita Hill during Clarence Thomas' 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearing had changed the way Americans talked about workplace harassment , and had helped propel women to historic victories in the U.
WhoWhatWhy
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But consumer, public health and environmental advocates on both sides of the Atlantic believe that TTIP will lead to lowest-common-denominator regulations — with possibly dire consequences. For the EU, this could mean far less protection from toxic chemicals, pesticides, cosmetics and food that Europe currently does not permit but the US allows, such as chicken rinsed in chlorine . The EU banned chlorine baths in the 1990s, concerned about the procedure’s possible links to cancer. For the US, anti-TTIP advocates worry that the trade deal will make it more difficult for regulators to keep potentially dangerous drugs and devices currently approved in Europe out of the US market, risking a repeat of the thalidomide crisis. There is also concern that the TTIP will keep state governments in the US from imposing stricter regulations when federal agencies fail to act, whether in matters of food safety, labeling of toxic chemicals, or banning dangerous materials.
BBC News 24
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declaration of human rights are being violated in that country. 2 million people starved to death in the 1990s while it spends one quart of its gross domestic product on military weapons and armaments. It is now trying to blackmail and bully the rest of the world by the development of nuclear capability. This is a state without development of nuclear capability