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29 May 2020, 16:44

@boiler , thank you , usually raccoon / for incessantly > endless ( ? ) , which phrase / sentence will be ok ?
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29 May 2020, 17:46

@garry, it's already OK. It's funny as it is. Thanks for posting it.
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05 Jun 2020, 00:44

Apple crushes one-man repair shop in Norway’s Supreme Court, after three-year battle
A recent Eurobarometer survey by the European Commission shows that almost 8 in 10 Europeans think manufacturers should be required
to make it easier to repair electronic devices or replace parts.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200 ... ment.shtml
Italian Public Prosecutor Says Project Gutenberg's Collection Of Public Domain Books Must Be Blocked For Copyright Infringement
As everyone knows, Project Gutenberg promotes the widest dissemination and knowledge of the registered cultural memory.

"We respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives," a Twitter representative said.
It also labeled a Trump tweet about protests in Minneapolis as "glorifying violence."

Divorces rise by 30% in Saudi Arabia after quarantine uncovers polygamous husbands
The majority of women who requested divorces from their polygamous husbands were employees, businesswomen, prominent women in the community and female doctors

20200605 Nederland 'zwarte piet' / ' Black Pete '
AMSTERDAM: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his attitude towards "Black Pete", a figure from pre-Christmas
celebrations that has been criticised as a racist caricature, had undergone "great changes" in recent years.
Rutte said his view had changed since 2013, when he said: "Black Pete is just black and I can't do much about that."
Now he expects the tradition to disappear.
He was speaking on Thursday (Jun 4) in a parliamentary debate about anti-racism protests in the Netherlands held in solidarity with demonstrations in
the United States after the death in police custody of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis.
In the Dutch tradition, St Nicholas brings gifts to kids accompanied by numerous "Petes", clownish servants usually portrayed by white people in black face paint wearing frizzy wigs and red lipstick.
The tradition is already changing. Some celebrations feature Black Petes with dabs of paint on their cheeks, representing soot from the chimneys he is said to climb down to deliver presents.
Others include multicoloured Petes, dropping the word "black" from the name.

USA San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge starts to 'sing' after design fix
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge LOUD Deafening Noise During High Winds - June 5, 2020
'A giant wheezing kazoo': Golden Gate Bridge starts to 'sing' after design fix
Strange sound coming from bridge explained by new bicycle-path railings that make ‘music’ as wind passes through
City officials offered an explanation for the sound, which can seemingly be heard several miles away


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17 Jun 2020, 07:00

a walk through the city .. in USA
Cities aren’t going to die in a vacuum.
When you see a vacant office building what you’re really looking at is your pension fund going belly up.
Most of these giant buildings could only be constructed and managed with huge pools of institutional money.
It doesn’t matter all that much whether you have a government pension or a private 401K.
This is the kind of thing your money is sunk in.

Netherland : Naval heroes are under attack
Naval heroes are under attack. One wants to erase their names and images from the street scene. The other sees this as an attack on our identity. But many Dutch people have no idea who those sailors were.

New US indictment of Assange accuses WikiLeaks founder of ‘conspiring with Anonymous’ hackers… in FBI sting op?

Naughty prank: Actor Sacha Baron Cohen gets people to sing racist lyrics at festival

20200626 Mask Corona Covid-19
First, I sneezed, sang, talked & coughed toward an agar culture plate with or without a mask.
Bacteria colonies show where droplets landed.
-A mask blocks virtually all of them.

TEHRAN: Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help
in detaining President Donald Trump and dozen others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad

Microsoft’s code service GitHub goes down, leaves developers wondering where their coding went

A 22-year-old man from Washington state has been handed a 13-month prison sentence for developing, using and selling access to Internet of Things malware.

20200629 Norway Norwegian cancels 97 Boeing
Norwegian cancels order to buy a total of 97 aircraft from Boeing, the company said in a stock exchange announcement.
At the same time, legal action is notified to the manufacturer.
The cancellation applies to five 787 Dreamliners and 92 737 Max, according to the report.

Russia confirms record high temperature in Siberian town
Verkhoyansk had still been well-known as a Pole of Cold.
It recorded a record of -67.8 decrees Celsius at the end of the 1990s. Now it's 38 degrees
The Arctic is warming at twice the speed of the global average.

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