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The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …

Nuclear 'Command And Control': A History Of False Alarms And Near Catastrophes

Globally, there are thousands of nuclear weapons hidden away and ready to go, just awaiting the right electrical signal. They are, writes investigative reporter Eric Schlosser, a collective death wish — barely suppressed. Every one is an accident waiting to happen, a potential act of mass murder, …





<b>据《华盛顿邮报》报道,国际搜索引擎谷歌已经开始为中国网民的搜索文本加密。</b><p>此举被广泛视为该搜索引擎的用户在他们上网时躲避官方审查的一种方式。<p>同时,它也被视为对有关美国国家安全局持续监视互联网用户网页浏览习惯的揭示做出的一种回应。<p>谷歌说,他们现在给世界各地的所有“默认”搜索文本加密。<p>在其他国家的用户,例如美国和英国,从2010年起就已经有为搜索文本加密的选择了。<p>谷歌公司的发言人尼基•克里斯托夫在一份声明中说:“去年夏天的这些揭示提高了我们加强我们网络的必要性。”<p>美国国家安全局前雇员斯诺登泄露的文件显示,国家安全局能够经常接触到谷歌和许多其它互联网公司运营的数据中心。<p>在中国,公民的互联网浏览和社交媒 …

Gobin, Robert. Les loups rauissans, ca. 1505

Gobin, Robert. <i>Les loups rauissans</i>, ca. 1505.<p>Houghton Library, Harvard University


Google has begun encrypting web searches globally, indirectly challenging Internet censorship in China, the <i>Washington Post</i> reports.<p>Google claims the change is an attempt to increase global technology security. Google, along with several other technology companies, widely increased Internet security after the Edward Snowden scandal. Snowden’s release of sensitive National Security Agency documents the revealed the extent of government surveillance on the Internet. Without encryption, government …


Chopsticks, the essential item, the entry point, to a life long romance with Chinese food. A pair of chopsticks is so much more than just a little pair of wooden or metal sticks. Using a pair of chopsticks requires a certain etiquette; a chopsticks master can be poised and elegant, while an under-educated user may appear crude and unsophisticated. Hell, proper use of chopsticks is a known method to easily attract members of the opposite sex (ok, maybe not that). Yong Wen Yeu, a graphic design …


<i>by Eddie Del Rio</i>