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By Žiga Turk | Good reads about Politics, Current Affairs, Economy, Science, Technology, Europe ... Kind of weekend supplement of social media content.

Apple Loop: iPhone 8 Leak Confirms Details, iOS 10.3.2 Secrets,New MacBook Pro Hardware

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes more leaked details on the new iPhone, Apple’s plans to keep Mac revenue high, leaked details on the new MacBooks, thoughts on iOS 10.3.2, new iPhone market share details, a look inside Cupertino’s new …

Apple

Uber might genuinely be worried that #DeleteUber is working

“Everyone at Uber is deeply hurting after reading Susan Fowler’s blog post.”<p>Social media calls to #DeleteUber are getting the company's attention in …

Here's why our political opinions differ - and get further apart

Finally a new year is here after the most politically divisive 12 months in a very long time. In the UK, Brexit shattered dreams and friendships. In …

What It Means To Be A Gentleman Today

You hear it everywhere these days: the term “gent” or “gentleman” has become ubiquitous in men’s magazines, blogs, and conversations. Videos welcome …

Prince Phillip

Rebuilding Dresden

A city rises from the ashes<p>Over two days and nights in February 1945, American and British bombers dropped 2,400 tons of high explosives and 1,500 tons of incendiary bombs on the German city of Dresden.<p>The barrage turned the cultural jewel of Saxony into a hellish inferno. A firestorm raged across …

European History

This Israeli ace pilot fought off 11 enemy jets alone

Israeli Col. Giora Epstein, one of the world’s greatest fighter aces of the jet era, was leading a flight of four planes during the Yom Kippur War when his team spotted two Egyptian MiG-21s. Epstein pursued the pair and quickly shot down the trail plane.<p>But that’s when the Israelis got a surprise. …

Aerospace

Why 4.5 Billion Years of Fluctuating Global Temperatures Can’t Explain Climate Change Today

XKCD does it again.<p>One of the most commonly used arguments against human-caused climate change is that Earth has experienced severe fluctuations in …

Climate Change

Melania Trump's Slovenia: Small, Beautiful, Challenging

Melania Trump-themed Sevnica honey is pictured on display at a tourist information center and shop on November 29, 2016 in Sevnica, Slovenia. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)<p>American voters have been able to learn about Melania Knauss Trump, the future first lady. Tabloids that highlighted her …

Melania Trump

Xiaomi Has Made the Cutest Amazon Echo Competitor Yet

Voice control and smart assistants were everywhere at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, with many companies partnering with Amazon to directly integrate …

The Fable of Edward Snowden

As he seeks a pardon, the NSA thief has told multiple lies about what he stole and his dealings with Russian intelligence.<p>Of all the lies that Edward Snowden has told since his massive theft of secrets from the National Security Agency and his journey to Russia via Hong Kong in 2013, none is more …

National Security Agency (NSA)

What Happens When You Draw The Golden Ratio On Ansel Adams’ Photos

"Great artists such as Ansel Adams exalted their art with the golden ratio—the very same ratio present in the bones of our fingers and facial …

Photography

Paul Krugman Gets His Recessionary Macroeconomics Wrong Again

Robert Skidelsky has a rather “<i>J’Accuse!</i>” piece over at Project Syndicate insisting that economists are the <i>idiots savants</i> of the modern world for their concentration on mere mathematical models and that they don’t look up enough at the real world. This is perhaps even a valid criticism of a certain …

Economics

How the Nazis Killed Christmas

Nazi leaders respun Christmas as a neo-pagan, Nordic celebration, greatly de-emphasizing the religious aspects of the holiday.<p><i>By</i> <i>Joe Perry</i><i>, associate professor of history, Georgia State University</i><p>In 1921, in a Munich beer hall, newly appointed Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler gave a Christmas speech …

Christmas

How was Christmas celebrated in the Middle Ages?

Our predecessors in the faith approached the celebration of the Nativity with a somewhat less festive mood<p>Nowadays, we celebrate Christmas in quite a …

Xiaomi Mi Mix review—This is what the future of smartphones looks like

Xiaomi elegantly solves a lot of problems to create a more screen-centric smartphone.<p>SPECS AT A GLANCE: XIAOMI MI MIX<p>SCREEN<p>2040×1080 6.4" (362ppi) …

Smaller Xiaomi Mi Mix packing 5.5-inch screen could be called Nano tips leak

If you really liked the idea of that Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphone that is available in China rocking that 6.4-inch bezel-less screen packed into the body …

How Trump won the presidency with razor-thin margins in swing states - Washington Post

Each dot is 1,000 votes cast in a state for:<p>Clinton won decisively in <b>18 states and D.C.</b>, netting her <b>222 electoral votes</b>. Many of these states are traditional Democratic strongholds that are densely populated and along the coasts.

Elections

Christianity and history: The search goes on

Christianity and historyThe search goes on<p>The West has gained a lot from Christianity. There is still more to learn<p>print-edition iconFrom the print …

Edmund Burke’s Idea of Party

With excellent timing, as Oxford University Press’s nine-volume edition of Edmund Burke’s writings and speeches reaches completion after 34 years, …

Conservative POV

The Intelligentsia Takes a Hit

TagsAAHome | Feed | Blog.rssMedia and CultureThe Intelligentsia Takes a Hit<br>• 0 Views Last night's surprising result left Trump supporters elated, …

Austrian Economics

President Trump: How & Why...

Trump Troglodytes May Breed Subhuman Species

Ricki Lewis, a science writer with a PhD in genetics, wonders if Trump voters are turning into a different species of human. Excerpt:Do the deep …

Conservative POV

Xiaomi's Bezel-Free Mi MIX Phone Is Beautifully Bonkers

Xiaomi's share of China's smartphone market is heading in the wrong direction, but a phone as fine as the Mi MIX may change that—and inspire …

Phones

20+ Brutally Honest Sticky Notes That Sum Up Your Life

Some situations in life may not always turn out as you'd expect. Illustrator and author of 'A Sticky Note Guide to Life', Chaz Huton, perfectly sums …

Humor

8 of Evel Knievel’s Most Memorable Stunts

Born on this day in 1938, Robert "Evel" Knievel was a stuntman who entertained audiences with his daredevil motorcycle jumps. After his first jump in …

Why Universities Must Choose One Telos: Truth or Social Justice

Aristotle often evaluated a thing with respect to its “telos” – its purpose, end, or goal. The telos of a knife is to cut. The telos of a physician …

What Fascism Really Is — And What It Isn't

We often hear rhetoric comparing certain political leaders and moments to Fascism. But, is that accurate? Perhaps more importantly, is that a good …

Fascism

Top 20 Greatest Inventions of All Time

The most impactful technology inventions in history are ranked.<br>Read More

History

Italian earthquakes could go on for weeks in domino effect: scientist

| ROME<p>The earthquakes that have buffeted central Italy over the last two months could continue in a devastating domino effect with one large quake leading to another along the central Apennine fault system, a leading seismologist warned on Sunday.<p>An earthquake measuring 6.6 according to the U.S. …

Earthquakes