August 18th, 2013

Dore: Ogre

Какие глубокие люди работают в вашингтонском посте!!!

Allan Sloan, columnist (WP) -- When I first heard that Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, was a libertarian, I laughed out loud, because I thought it was a joke. Bezos’s company, after all, is based on the Internet, which was created during the Cold War by a military research-and-development arm of the federal government, the Advanced Research Projects Agency. No Arpanet, no Internet. No Internet, no Amazon, no $25 billion personal fortune for Jeff Bezos.
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But consider this anecdote, courtesy of Sheldon Kaphan, formerly Amazon’s chief technology officer, and Bezos’s first hire at the firm. Kaphan says he once heard Bezos say, “If the government hadn’t invented the Internet, private enterprise would have done it.” Yeah, right, and defeated the Soviet Union, too.
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Dore: Ogre

Медицинское

piggymouse, оказывается, нарыл бесценное в журнале Экономист.
America’s teaching unions fear a hidden agenda of replacing properly trained humans with some combination of technology and less qualified manpower, or possibly just technology. Unions have filed lawsuits to close down online charter schools, including what looks like a deliberately obtuse proposal to limit enrolment at such virtual schools to those who live in their districts.
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Mr. Twister

Glow from the depth of your soul

В Копенгагене висят потрясающие плакаты:



Удивительно точно подобраны слова, и от изображения трудно отвести взгляд.
Не могу объяснить этого факта, но это реклама какого-то магазина янтаря.
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Mr. Twister

Американское лето

Chicago Sun-Times -- Firefighters rescued the woman from the river at Oakdale Avenue at 8:45 a.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department. She was swimming and refused to leave the river, Chicago Police said. She was taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. It is illegal to swim in the Chicago River, according to Chicago Police Officer Jose Estrada, a department spokesman.