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Уникальная антология телевизионных рекламных роликов, выпущенных в 70ые и 80ые годы компанией "Эстонский Рекламфильм". Достаточно взглянуть на эти ролики и даже плохо знакомому с советскими реалиями человеку будет видна разница между прибалтийским и остальным советским...
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Речь об одной из постановок "The Noble Savages":

I could watch this a hundred times and find something new to be horrified at every time. I love Rameau's music, but who thought that it was a good idea to have the singers doing the chicken dance in front of a giant turkey cloaca while clenching corncob pipes in their teeth?

You need to see it on a proper monitor to appreciate the full cavalcade of racialist nuances.

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Yekaterina Samutsevich closing statement at the Pussy Riot Trial

Why did Putin feel the need to exploit the Orthodox religion and its aesthetics? After all, he could have employed his own, far more secular tools of power—for example, national corporations, or his menacing police system, or his own obedient judiciary system. It may be that the tough, failed policies of Putin’s government, the incident with the submarine Kursk, the bombings of civilians in broad daylight, and other unpleasant moments in his political career forced him to ponder the fact that it was high time to resign; otherwise, the citizens of Russia would help him do this. Apparently, it was then that he felt the need for more convincing, transcendental guarantees of his long tenure at the helm. It was here that the need arose to make use of the aesthetics of the Orthodox religion, historically associated with the heyday of Imperial Russia, where power came not from earthly manifestations such as democratic elections and civil society, but from God Himself.
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Умелые парни лепят из говна и палок ардуины и подручным материалов бесконтактный объёмный интерфейс управления.

Инструкция
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"Unlike the "modern math" theorists, who believe that mathematics is a creation of man and thus arbitrary and relative, A Beka Book teaches that the laws of mathematics are a creation of God and thus absolute....A Beka Book provides attractive, legible, and workable traditional mathematics texts that are not burdened with modern theories such as set theory." — ABeka.com
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But after re-acquainting myself with this stuff, I think I see a couple of things happening that would make set theory problematic for some Christian fundamentalists.

First: Some of these folks get very touchy about the idea of infinity. Mark Chu-Carroll is a software engineer at foursquare and a math blogger. Unlike me, he was already aware of the fundamentalist objection to set theory, because he's actually had people show up in his comment section railing about how the theory is an affront to God. Particularly the part about multiple infinities. Chu-Carroll told me that one commenter explained the problem this way: "There is only one infinity, and that is God." Basically, this perspective looks at set theory and Georg Cantor and sees humankind trying to replace the divine with numbers and philosophy.

The second problem is a little more complex. Remember how the modern idea of set theory really isn't all that modern? That's because I'm pretty sure A Beka doesn't mean "modern" as in "recent", but "modern" as in "modernist".

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In Russia, where there have been many outbreaks of protest since Vladimir Putin and his cronies stole won another election, the fine for protesting without a permit has been increased 15,000 percent to 300,000 Rubles. The 2010 average wage was 21,192 Rubles/month. How very Quebec-eqsue.

By Cory Doctorow at 9:18 am Thursday, Jun 7
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Собственно. Нужно ли кружить словесами...


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TWIMC: Require free access over the Internet to scientific journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research. Here
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Развесистая клюква, оборотни, все дела:

RED MOON from Sirocco Research Labs on Vimeo.

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Уже в начале этого ролика возникает вопрос про проходимость теста Тьюринга:
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И ещё кучка постеров на ту же тему, одним изображением.
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Solar Sinter Project Маркуса Кайзера органично объединяет идеи использования доступной энергии, подножных материалов и 3D-печати.

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