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20 WordPress Calendar Plugins for Booking / Events Websites

20 WordPress Calendar Plugins for Booking and Events Websites<p>Share!<p>Do you have an events website or do you own a travel related business? Don’t you …

20 Outstanding Free Photoshop Text Effects

Share!<p>Photoshop is an amazing tool designers can use to create outstanding effects! Even for <b>3D effects</b>, you can use it an enhance your designs!<p>Let’s …

​EU sanctions like 'shooting oneself in the foot' - Hungary PM

“<i>The sanctions policy pursued by the West, that is, ourselves, a necessary consequence of which, has been what the Russians are doing, causes more</i> …

US police departments are increasingly militarised, finds report

• ACLU cites soaring use of war zone equipment and tactics • Swat teams increasingly deployed in local police raids • Seven civilians killed and 46 injured in incidents since 2010<p>At 3am on 28 May, Alecia Phonesavanh was asleep in the room she was temporarily occupying together with her husband and …

A Tribute to Discomfort: Cory Richards

The Rise of the $8 Ice Cube

In 2007, during a business school lecture at UCLA, Roberto Sequeira had a revelation. <i>What if I could design the perfect business?</i> he asked himself,</i> …

China bans use of Microsoft's Windows 8 on government computers | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has banned government use of Windows 8, Microsoft Corp’s latest operating system, a blow to a U.S. technology company that has long struggled with sales in the country.<p>A Microsoft Surface tablet is seen during the launch of Microsoft Windows 8 operating system in Hong Kong …

German energy: Unsustainable eco-suicide

Amongst the more ludicrous acts of lazy journalism political pundits practice, is the conceit that Angela Merkel is somehow akin to Margaret …

Upper house passes new ‘blogger bill’ despite protests from industry, rights officials

The new bill introduces a definition of ‘blogger’ to Russian legislation. Popular blogs, defined as those that have 3,000 or more visitors per day, …

Hungary’s elections: Don’t be fooled by the labels

Also, this government imposed a bank tax and implemented other measures to help ordinary people – including a government-decreed cut in energy …

Theater of Justice

Courtrooms are violence stage where justice is rarely found.<p>Last week, I sketched an evidentiary hearing for a woman named Cecily McMillan.<p>Two years ago, I'd seen Cecily convulse in handcuffs as the police shut down an Occupy Wall Street protest. Cecily was an organizer. A plain-clothes cop had …

Crime

Ukraine's Mysterious Snipers

Exactly a month ago the Ukrainian crisis seemed on the verge of a peaceful resolution: the European Union had mediated negotiations between the …

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​Gazprom proposes to develop Crimea’s oil and gas

"<i>Of course, Gazprom was the first to approach us with a proposal</i>," RIA news quotes Temirgaliev.<p>The Crimea is one of the largest regions in the Black …

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If We Can Sanction Russia Over Crimea, We Can Sanction Israel Over Palestine

I'm <i>so delighted</i> that President Obama and Congress are moving to impose sanctions on Russia over its military intervention in Crimea. Regardless of whether one thinks this is a wise or just policy in the case of Russia, this is setting a great political precedent in the United States for considering …

Welcome to The Intercept

We are very excited to welcome everyone to <i>The Intercept</i>, a publication of First Look Media (FLM). <i>The Intercept</i>, which the three of us created, is the …

Supernormal Stimuli

With the rapid pace of technology, have we been able to keep up with the new stimulation that is available?Some research suggests that certain things …

Psychology

Blockchain's Response to Apple - Blockchain Blog

<i>“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.</i> …

Replacing Abbott with kittens: Q&A with the co-creator of Stop Tony Meow

Stop Tony Meow is a Chrome extension that replaces pictures of Tony Abbott with cute kittens. Thousands of downloads later, we asked co-creator Dan Nolan a few questions<p>In what appears to be a dramatic escalation of the proliferation of cat photos on the internet, three Australian developers have …

The power of ignoring mainstream news: Why reading the paper is low quality food for your brain

How much time do you spend consuming information that you have no intention of taking action on or that you don’t care deeply about?<p>For example: the …

Coursera Blocked in Cuba, Iran and Sudan

Online learning company Coursera has blocked its own service from Cuba, Iran and Sudan in order to comply with US law on international trading.<p>The company is one of the largest MOOC, Massive Open Online Courses, startups, with more than 6 million registered students and over 500 courses. Its …

Today, February 11th 2014, Thousands of Websites are Protesting Surveillance.

USA Freedom Act<p>The USA Freedom Act (S. 1599) is a bipartisan bill introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI).<p>If …

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Snowden's biggest revelation: We don't know what power is anymore, nor do we care

It’s been a busy end of 2013 for the Snowden/NSA story: a pair of conflicting judicial rulings on the legality or illegality of the NSA’s phone …