April 27th, 2014

Mr. Twister


abcnews.go.com -- New York City spends more than a million dollars every year to distribute free condoms to combat unintended pregnancies and diseases such as AIDS. Yet city police are allowed to confiscate those very condoms as evidence of prostitution.

That conflict is behind the latest legislative proposal to make New York the first state to prohibit condoms — specifically the existence of multiple condoms — from being used as evidence in prostitution cases, a widespread practice that advocates say undermines decades of public health goals.
Leif Gram: Mr. Fix

Государственное финансирование науки

Можно ли утверждать, что математика бесполезна?
We enjoy the feeling that what we do is separate from the everyday world. As the number theorist G. H. Hardy wrote in 1940: "I have never done anything 'useful'. No discovery of mine has made, or is likely to make, directly or indirectly, for good or ill, the least difference to the amenity of the world." That idea is now untenable.
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William Stout: The Guardian

Speak softly, love

Я думаю, что самое наркоманское произведение, выпущенное в СССР, это "Контакт" (В. Тарасов, 1978).

А как думаете вы? Укажите в комментариях, чем руководствовалось Политбюро, выпуская этот фильм.
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