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Old February 4, 2013, 08:40 AM
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A skeleton found in car park is that of King Richard III.....

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Old February 15, 2013, 08:55 AM
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Meteor strike in Russia 'a rare event' : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21469677

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Old February 17, 2013, 02:47 AM
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Also reverse bhaia. the Pope stepped down.
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Old February 18, 2013, 09:46 PM
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Jessica Cox: Pilot born without arms on flying with her feet
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Old February 28, 2013, 08:12 PM
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Rodent Mind Meld: Scientists Wire Two Rats’ Brains Together

It’s not exactly a Vulcan mind meld, but it’s not far off. Scientists have wired the brains of two rats together and shown that signals from one rat’s brain can help the second rat solve a problem it would otherwise have no clue how to solve.

The rats were in different cages with no way to communicate other than through the electrodes implanted in their brains. The transfer of information from brain to brain even worked with two rats separated by thousands of kilometers, one in a lab in North Carolina and another in a lab in Brazil.

“We basically created a computational unit out of two brains,” says neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis of Duke University, who led the study.
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Old May 23, 2013, 07:23 PM
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George W. Obama

NSA Prism Data Mining Is All Up In Ur Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple



America, here's hoping you've had enough time to be come to terms with the National Security Agency scooping up all of your metadata pertaining to all of the phone calls you've been making with Verizon, because here comes the next fun news about the government's far-reaching panopticon of total information surveillance, courtesy of Barton Gellman and Laura Poitras of The Washington Post:
The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time. The highly classified program, code-named PRISM, has not been disclosed publicly before. Its establishment in 2007 and six years of exponential growth took place beneath the surface of a roiling debate over the boundaries of surveillance and privacy. Even late last year, when critics of the foreign intelligence statute argued for changes, the only members of Congress who know about PRISM were bound by oaths of office to hold their tongues.
The Washington Post obtained "briefing slides" from an "internal presentation on the Silicon Valley operation, intended for senior analysts in the NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate," from a "career intelligence officer" who cited "firsthand experience with these systems, and horror at their capabilities," as the reason for the disclosure. These materials described PRISM as "the most prolific contributor to the President's Daily Brief" and the NSA's "leading source of raw material, accounting for nearly 1 in 7 intelligence reports." The Post, goes on to report that while PRISM allows the NSA to collect "anything it likes" from the available data, it is in practice not utilized as a "dragnet" per se:
Analysts who use the system from a Web portal at Fort Meade key in “selectors,” or search terms, that are designed to produce at least 51 percent confidence in a target’s “foreignness.” That is not a very stringent test. Training materials obtained by the Post instruct new analysts to submit accidentally collected U.S. content for a quarterly report, “but it’s nothing to worry about.”

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Old June 6, 2013, 09:39 PM
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The Obama administration has aggressively investigated disclosures of classified information to the media, bringing more cases against people suspected of leaking such material than any previous administration, correspondents say.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22793851
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The end of tore tokka....

Telegraph to Finally Tap Out

When India sends out what is being called the world’s last telegram on July 15, the sound of those last few dots and dashes will mark the end of an era.

Before there were phones, e-mails, texts or instant messages, the telegraph was the tool that made it possible for people over long distances to communicate with each other within the shortest time technologically possible.

In 2006, Western Union, which had been transmitting telegrams since 1851, delivered its last message in Morse code. India, the largest country that still uses the telegraph regularly, will send out the last dots and dashes over the wire before it too shuts down its telegraph in what’s being described as the world’s last telegram.

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(CNN)An ancient ring has shed new light on the ties between Vikings and the Islamic world, more than a century after its discovery.

The finger ring found in a 9th century Swedish grave is inscribed with Arabic Kufic writing. The letters appear to read "AL_LLH, researchers say, which they interpret as meaning "for/to (the approval of) Allah."


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After 3 months of peace the crazy fanatics strike again in Brussels. Who knows what is in store for us in 2016

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35878597
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Old March 23, 2016, 09:16 PM
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After 3 months of peace the crazy fanatics strike again in Brussels. Who knows what is in store for us in 2016

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35878597
It will only get worse before it gets better...
It is a very sad state of affair... one of my best friends from school went to europe for his masters (Finland) and during the 2 years he has become completely radical. He is no longer the same person I knew... his parents find it hard to recognise him... I absolutely hate these people... more now than ever as a result..
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Old March 27, 2016, 09:45 PM
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Here we go again. Now in Pakistan. 69 dead mostly women and children. All because they are christians and it is easter.

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Old March 30, 2016, 05:22 PM
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(CNN)An ancient ring has shed new light on the ties between Vikings and the Islamic world, more than a century after its discovery.

The finger ring found in a 9th century Swedish grave is inscribed with Arabic Kufic writing. The letters appear to read "AL_LLH, researchers say, which they interpret as meaning "for/to (the approval of) Allah."


http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/19/europe...g-arabic-ring/
As someone with Viking/Norman ancestry, who knows? Maybe i'm a distant son of Bangladesh
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Old March 30, 2016, 07:47 PM
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On my dad's side we have an Indian soldier in the 16th century,not specified if he white or Indian.So may have some Indian blood in me way back,otherwise European.
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Old May 9, 2016, 01:56 PM
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London elects Sadiq Khan as its mayor. Thanks to diversity and common sense people voting.
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London elects Sadiq Khan as its mayor. Thanks to diversity and common sense people voting.
Super Congrats to Sadiq Khan - Mayor of London! And to the people of London - Fantastic!
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Worst mass shooting in US history. I was hoping last night when the news broke out that plz plz plz dont let it be another muslim lunatic. Sigh.
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This is so sad. Innocent lives get ruined left and right because of this lunatic. This is becoming the new normal.

I feel like people look at me in the metro and think to themsleves if I'm going to harm them. Maybe I'm just paranoid, but since the Brussels incident and after yesterdays incident, I feel like People were looking at me differently in the metro. Honestly I can't even blame people, I don't know what I would do if I was in their situation.
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Old June 13, 2016, 10:29 AM
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So sad right now...looking at the mother crying on the TV for her son...Is this the direction where humanity is heading? We live and coexist in this world, we should all have shared feelings. What does killing people say about morals of the attacker?

Lin Manuel Miranda's sonnet about love last night is appropos:

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We rise and fall and light from dying embers
Remembrances that hope and love lasts long
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love
Cannot be killed or swept aside,
I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story
Now fill the world with music love and pride.
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Old June 13, 2016, 02:13 PM
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It was brutal to read the comments by our Bengali muslim brethrens on the different news sites. I won't be wrong to state that more than 90% are happy of the outcome and some even using the term "Alhamdullillah". Allah maaf koro

So please people, lets educate our youth.. Our country is heading the way of Afghanistan/Syria if we do not do something fast.
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Old June 13, 2016, 02:33 PM
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Seriously, How could one do that??
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Old June 13, 2016, 03:26 PM
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It was brutal to read the comments by our Bengali muslim brethrens on the different news sites. I won't be wrong to state that more than 90% are happy of the outcome and some even using the term "Alhamdullillah". Allah maaf koro

So please people, lets educate our youth.. Our country is heading the way of Afghanistan/Syria if we do not do something fast.
It is indeed heartening. How could someone be happy at loss of innocent life. Why so much hate? But this problem is not Bangali related unfortunately.
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Old June 14, 2016, 02:09 PM
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I think in sub continent,gay/lesbians get a bad rap whether preachers,public or administration.
The thing is to accept it is real,and just get on with life.
No life should be taken in any situation,and that includes abortion.
I think of this as a hate crime more than an act of terror.
People who praise these kinds of these things,I think are lost.
Really,compassion is the key here.
As a christian I accept the concept of what you do behind closed doors,is your decision and right.
I could debate same sex marriage,leave that 1 for another day,but what happened was abhorrent.
A sad day for humanity.
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Seriously, How could one do that??
What is even more frustrating is that the wife seems to have helped him according to latest reports. How can the close family members not see this coming from individuals that do this? I can understand that guns common in US but the radical views should send red flags unless the extended family share the same views.
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