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Russia’s meddling in eastern Ukraine became a stealth invasion, which has become an overt invasion. But it was all done just gradually enough, and with just enough uncertainty around each incremental escalation, that Russia has managed to invade a sovereign European country, in the year 2014, without sparking any larger war or the credible threat of any substantial response beyond sanctions.
— Vox, August 28, 2014
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wired:

Here’s the trick to solving Google’s crazy open-ended interview questions.
You’re welcome.
MORE. 

wired:

Here’s the trick to solving Google’s crazy open-ended interview questions.

You’re welcome.

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Content.

The medium is the message.

Content is king.  

Information just wants to be free.

Content is the new currency.

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nprbooks:

Today’s top book news item:
Authorities in Singapore, where gay sex is illegal, have withdrawn two children’s books about gay couples from libraries. In a statement, the National Library Board suggested that gayness and family values are incompatible: “Young children are among our libraries’ most frequent visitors. Many of them browse books in our children’s sections on their own. As such, NLB takes a pro-family and cautious approach in identifying titles for our young visitors.” The two books are And Tango Makes Three, inspired by two real male penguins who hatched an egg together, and The White Swan Express, about four couples — one of which is a lesbian couple — who travel to China to adopt baby girls. The books will be pulped, according to Time.


Really.  They take a “pro-family approach”?  They don’t do irony in Singapore I guess, in that at least one of these books is about the positive aspect of a family.

nprbooks:

Today’s top book news item:

Authorities in Singapore, where gay sex is illegal, have withdrawn two children’s books about gay couples from libraries. In a statement, the National Library Board suggested that gayness and family values are incompatible: “Young children are among our libraries’ most frequent visitors. Many of them browse books in our children’s sections on their own. As such, NLB takes a pro-family and cautious approach in identifying titles for our young visitors.” The two books are And Tango Makes Three, inspired by two real male penguins who hatched an egg together, and The White Swan Express, about four couples — one of which is a lesbian couple — who travel to China to adopt baby girls. The books will be pulped, according to Time.

Really. They take a “pro-family approach”? They don’t do irony in Singapore I guess, in that at least one of these books is about the positive aspect of a family.

(via npr)

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The Google I/O keynote was epic in at least one respect, length. For three hours Google laid out the near horizon for all things Google. This included the next version of Android; a new platform for connected watches; Google for your car; yet another Google TV; and a new health platform. Andreessen Horowitz’s Benedict Evans plowed through it all, including what was noticeably absent: Google+ and Google Glass. What the future looks like as the lines between mobile apps and web pages blur, and why Google is the new Microsoft — in the best possible way.