TIME - Top Stories
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Max Keizer
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Political agnostics who are skeptical about Big Government solutions, left or right, view the current hullabaloo about the Trump presidency with some detachment . What's remarkable to us is the extremism, not just of those bitter about Clinton's loss, but by insiders who are threatened by the possibility Trump may upset their insider skims and scams. As an opening observation, I don't recall bitter Nixon supporters issuing death threats to performers at John Kennedy's inauguration in 1961and the 1960 election was extremely close. I also don't recall bitter Gore supporters issuing death threats to performers at G.W. Bush's inauguration in 2001even though the 2000 election came down to a few hundred votes in Florida. Trump is a lightning rod for a spectrum of people and organizations. Let's see if we can separate the spectrum into socio-political groups.
Washingtons Blog
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Political agnostics who are skeptical about Big Government solutions, left or right, view the current hullabaloo about the Trump presidency with some detachment . What's remarkable to us is the extremism, not just of those bitter about Clinton's loss, but by insiders who are threatened by the possibility Trump may upset their insider skims and scams. As an opening observation, I don't recall bitter Nixon supporters issuing death threats to performers at John Kennedy's inauguration in 1961and the 1960 election was extremely close. I also don't recall bitter Gore supporters issuing death threats to performers at G.W. Bush's inauguration in 2001even though the 2000 election came down to a few hundred votes in Florida. Trump is a lightning rod for a spectrum of people and organizations. Let's see if we can separate the spectrum into socio-political groups.
Hackaday
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Accurate timing is one of the most basic requirements for so much of the technology we take for granted, yet how many of us pause to consider the component that enables us to have it? The quartz crystal is our go-to standard when we need an affordable, known, and stable clock frequency for our microprocessors and other digital circuits. Perhaps it's time we took a closer look at it. The first electronic oscillators at radio frequencies relied on the electrical properties of tuned circuits featuring inductors and capacitors to keep them on-frequency. Tuned circuits are cheap and easy to produce, however their frequency stability is extremely affected by external factors such as temperature and vibration. Thus an RF oscillator using a tuned circuit can drift by many kHz over the period of its operation, and its timing can not be relied upon. Long before accurate timing was needed for computers, the radio transmitters of the 1920s and 1930s needed to stay on frequency, and considerable effort had to be maintained to keep a tuned-circuit transmitter on-target.
NPR
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Trump's campaign comments toward China were extremely strong, and we're likely to learn soon how much was rhetoric and how much will become actual policy. (Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)
Digital Trends
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Plymouth Herald
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A primary school which teaches children on Saturdays and only formed a few years ago has been rated as outstanding by inspectors.Mayflower Primary in North Prospect became Mayflower Community Academy in September 2013 - nine months after being told by Ofsted that it needed to improve.But Ofsted inspectors now rate the school as outstanding - and have praised school leaders for turning it around.Headteacher David Sammels say his staff work extremely hard and that pupils love to...
Techradar
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It contains everything that fans loved about the classic DKC titles: enemies to jump on, bananas to collect, mine carts to ride, secrets to uncover, and wacky bosses to overcome. It may look like a bunch of monkey business, but don't be fooled - the game can be extremely challenging. The strategy-RPG series Fire Emblem has been around for quite some time, but the 3DS entry is arguably the best yet. With a variety of unique heroes at your disposal, you'll engage in turn-driven, grid-based combat to bring peace to the land of Ylisse. When you're not fighting enemies, you'll work to build up relationships between characters, which allows them to not only cooperate better in battle, but to get married and have children, who also become playable characters. Lots of downloadable extra missions add to the depth and longevity of this game. Combining on-rails aerial shooting with ground-based combat, Kid Icarus: Uprising provides a modern take on the long-dormant Kid Icarus franchise that got its start on the NES.
WebProNews
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The Event Chronicle
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What Difference Does It Make? What difference does it make if the Phantom Time Hypothesis is real? None at all. Calendars will still bear a date in the 21st Century. No one will be sued. It is extremely doubtful that anyone will suggest that Otto III be burned in effigy, or that the Kaiserdom in Aachen be desanctified. It makes no difference at all. If the Holy Roman Emperor sneaked in 297 years' worth of made-up history, the only people who will care are a handful of medievalists, who might possibly say, Oh, that's why I can't find the sheep count.' It makes no difference, because timekeeping is a social construct. There is no Y2K problem here. The planet moves as it moves, independent of Western notions of marking the days. It is an interesting conundrum, however, and one that might make the historian reflect that our works and pomps might not be as time-honoured as we think they are.
TIME - Top Stories
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Ars Technica
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Enlarge (credit: Jeremy Brooks ) Wealth inequality has increased over the last several decades, as the gap between the rich and the poor has become wider. There are a number of possible policy approaches to limiting that gap, but they haven't drawn much support. You might think that if wealthy people had more regular exposure to poor people, it might humanize the impoverished, and inspire the rich to favor some sort of wealth redistribution policies, such as extra taxes for the top one percent of incomes. However, a recent study published in PNAS by Melissa L. Sands shows the opposite: when randomly selected people were exposed to poor people in public spaces (like the park or subway), they were less likely to support taxing the extremely rich. This study took place in affluent, predominantly white areas around Boston, including the neighborhoods of Brookline, Back Bay, and Beacon Hill.
Ars Technica
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Enlarge (credit: Jeremy Brooks ) Wealth inequality has increased over the last several decades, as the gap between the rich and the poor has become wider. There are a number of possible policy approaches to limiting that gap, but they haven't drawn much support. You might think that if wealthy people had more regular exposure to poor people, it might humanize the impoverished, and inspire the rich to favor some sort of wealth redistribution policies, such as extra taxes for the top one percent of incomes. However, a recent study published in PNAS by Melissa L. Sands shows the opposite: when randomly selected people were exposed to poor people in public spaces (like the park or subway), they were less likely to support taxing the extremely rich. This study took place in affluent, predominantly white areas around Boston, including the neighborhoods of Brookline, Back Bay, and Beacon Hill.
Ashford Herald
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A group of fuming Folkestone residents have lashed out at a bar's plan to extend its opening hours into the early morning.Bank Bar in Castle Hill Avenue intends to keep its doors open and the alcohol and music flowing until 4am on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday.Some nearby locals claim the bar is already extremely noisy and say they've had to suffer through fights, shouting and vomiting.Dog owner Suyan Manoly, 59, said: I've had lots of issues with noise, fighting...
Ashford Herald
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A group of fuming Folkestone residents have lashed out at a bar's plan to extend its opening hours into the early morning.Bank Bar in Castle Hill Avenue intends to keep its doors open and the alcohol and music flowing until 4am on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday.Some nearby locals claim the bar is already extremely noisy and say they've had to suffer through fights, shouting and vomiting.Dog owner Suyan Manoly, 59, said: I've had lots of issues with noise, fighting...
EVO
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The MX-5 roadster's six-speed manual is the standard transmission. Image 13 of 40 Image 13 of 40 What’s it like to drive? Without driving the RF back-to-back with the MX-5 roadster it is difficult to distinguish them from one another. The 2-litre RF we tested was just as fun as the soft-top version, being playful on the throttle with just enough adjustability through tighter corners. There’s still a touch more body roll than you are expecting but, rather than being a hindrance, this helps you gauge how hard you can push the RF. Rush the chassis and you can trick the little Mazda into understeer, but be patient and allow the car to settle onto its outside rear tyre before you jump on the throttle and the throttle is as useful at getting you round a corner as the steering. When you get it right, it is extremely satisfying. On the Spanish roads of our test route the metal roof seemed to add some structural rigidity to the MX-5’s body - the constant tremors that often pass through the roadster are muted here.
The Iran Project
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2 million young people seeking jobs; government’s capacity to create jobs is limited, so we will have an army of unemployed,” he said, admitting that the number of job-seekers had still been exceeding jobs created. Rouhani believed without active economic sectors and investment incoming to economy, creating jobs would be an impossibility; “in some sectors fortunately, we have had concrete growth; for the sake of example, I invite critics to view the figures and situation in steel industry where we have taken huge leap forward; overall, in all provinces we detect a sort of economic boom, albeit in a slow pace; the legacy of the past still bestride our efforts to free the economy of the long recessions before 2011; this is true that boom would not be easily seen in all sectors, but government hopes to have this modest growth,” he said. On Iran’s position and contribution to Astana peace talks of Syria, president said Iran was welcoming the Syrian possible ceasefire with some of opposition groups; “this is a great achievement for Syrian government; we should keep the ceasefire progress ongoing; the past sessions had the pitfall that Syrian government and effective players were absent; now in Astana, we will have the major players, with Russia, Iran and Turkey as organizers of the session, where all believe that all sides will be Syrian; Iran’s good offices seeks to secure an ongoing nature to Astana meeting to address other emergent issues, since Syrian situation is extremely complex and dialogue should address all such issues of Kurds, foreign mercenaries, and political borders; that what sort of government in Syria should rule depends on the Syrian people; we only should help them to come to a decision on their political future,” Rouhani said.
The Huffington Post
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As much as I love writing, every few weeks I find myself staring at a blank screen willing something, anything to come to me. It's at these times that my family really sees the best of my personality as I go room to room begging everyone to give me an idea, any idea to write about. Today, my youngest, Peter, suggested I write about a time machine. This idea grabbed me. What would I do if I could go back in time, especially as a mom to three kids, now 17, 14, and 11. What would I change? The first thing that popped in my head was the time when my first child, Tom, was 15 months old and his doctor had approved giving him peanut butter. I was so excited to introduce this food, because he was (and remains) an extremely picky eater. I carefully made him a sandwich with artisan whole wheat bread, organic strawberry jam, and peanut butter purchased just for this momentous occasion.
PC Pro
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Alan Martin 3 min 42 sec ago Life Culture Apple has announced that it is increasing App Store prices in India, Turkey and the United Kingdom. In an email to app developers seen by The Guardian , the company wrote that “when foreign exchange rates or taxation changes, we sometimes need to update prices on the App Store.” In the UK’s case, the pound has been extremely weak since the country voted to leave the European Union on 23 Junefalling 18.5 against the US dollar. That means that apps that currently cost 79p will cost 99p in changes that will roll out over the next seven days. It’s not limited to low-cost apps, either. Unlocking the full version of Super Mario Run , for example, will jump from a one-off payment of £7.99 to £9.99. See related Fujitsu execs outline Brexit concerns The Brexit vote is already hurting tech salaries ARM sold for bargain price thanks to Brexit This doesnt mean that the cheapest apps will now cost just shy of a pound, however, as Apple has plans to introduce a new lowest price point of 49p, with another tier for the previous low of 79p – so in theory, apps that cost 79p today could cost the same in a month’s time, but the developer would have to manually reprice them to remain static.
The Sun Daily
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MIAMI: More than 80 dolphins known as false killer whales have died off the southwest coast of Florida after getting stranded in shallow waters, US officials said. A pod of 95 of the dolphins, which are black in colour and look like killer whales without white markings, became stranded in the Gulf Coast off Everglades National Park, the park said on Twitter. Photos on social media showed dozens of these dolphins, some grouped in clusters of four or five, just a few feet from a sandy beach lined with trees. "Sadly, 81 have already been confirmed dead," Everglades National Park said Monday, adding that marine mammal rescue operations were being carried out. The dolphins had become "deeply embedded in some of the mangroves making response efforts extremely difficult", Blair Mase, a stranding coordinator with NOAA's fisheries service, said in the Miami Herald newspaper.
The Full Signal
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Recent rumours have suggested the second half of 2017 but it remains in abeyance. From the patent, which may or may not represent the final commercial design, we can see an extremely thin device which when folded appears like two ultra-thin phones back-to-back, but with a continuous display running around one edge; this is the 5in phone form factor. The design includes a home key under the front display section. When unfolded along the continuous display edge, the rear display comes into line with the front display as both are one single display that just wraps around.
Bristol Post
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A strikingly beautiful and extremely rare type of bright blue fungus has been discovered in a park in Bristol.The Cobalt Crust fungus, also known as 'velvet blue spread' was discovered on a broken log in the Stoke Park Estate by renowned naturalist and guide Steve England at the weekend.Read more: Could 2016 be the year without winter?Mr England, who takes people of all ages on nature walks through the estate on a daily basis, said it is only the second time he had seen the fungus, which is more...
Al Jazeera
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Nisar Majid, a food security expert and co-author of Famine in Somalia, talks to REWIND about the fallout of the famine and the current situation in Somalia. As aid agencies are warning that five million people in Somalia are again facing acute food shortages due to drought, have lessons been learned? "The situation remains extremely complicated. You still have al-Shabab controlling large parts of southern Somalia and you still have an atmosphere, a difficult operating environment where counterterrorism legislation and the threat of legal action is in place. And where there's a very kind of risk-averse international community who are worried about legal threats, reputational threats by their resources being diverted into the wrong hands ... The situation remains very complicated and the political issues always take precedence in the end and it depends on how those dynamics play out.