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#50 Alex Clomsaver

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 12:46 AM

The mall offers elegant, simulated pedestrian streets, edged with trees and lined with cafés and luxury-brand stores, all under a translucent glass roof that admits natural light but keeps at bay the hostile outside temperatures, which can rise above a hundred and twenty degrees. The mall is Kuwait’s principal recreational resort: twenty-two million visitors went there in 2013, eight times the population of the country. In 2014, four hundred and fifty thousand of them went to KidZania, which ranks as Kuwait City’s No. 1 attraction on TripAdvisor.

 

Kuwait, it was explained to her, has almost no tourist industry—its only visitors are Saudis for whom Dubai is too racy—and so drawing local visitors back repeatedly would be key to KidZania’s success. One particular concern was attracting parents, for whom there is little to do inside KidZania, and who had been voicing objections to the twenty-seven-dollar adult entrance fee.

 

The ceremony took place in KidZania’s theatre, most recently used for an adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz” that conformed to local mores. (The representation of wizards is forbidden in Kuwait, so in KidZania’s version the wizard was on vacation.)

 

Kuwait sounds like a shithole.



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 08:38 AM

Yeah it's pretty boring but it's not as boring as Saudi Arabia
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Posted 25 January 2015 - 10:50 PM

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 10:54 PM

i bet merkel is a sex tiger



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 11:19 PM

I'd do her


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 11:59 AM

a good rule of thumb to live by is 

 

nothing interesting ever happens

 

if it looks like something cool might happen [ebola, ukraine, fozzie commiting sudoku] it won't

 

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 01:06 PM

i had high hopes for ebola

 

it even came to the states!

 

 

 

also ukraine just doesn't capture people's attention anymore. if russia actually decided to go all in then it would be cool, but they're doing the subterfuge shit and that's BORING


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 01:25 PM

ebola gets big everyime some retard comes back from curing it in Africa


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 03:14 PM

Ebola is acting out because it's scared.  Jimmy Carter is going around Africa curing diseases with fucking straws.  He's east side now, but Ebola knows JC ain't staying over there forever.


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Posted 31 January 2015 - 08:07 AM

http://www.tehrantim...-the-holocaust-

 

TEHRAN -- Iran’s House of Cartoon and the Sarcheshmeh Cultural Complex plan to hold another international contest on the theme of Holocaust denial in the near future. 

 
The 2nd International Holocaust Cartoons Contest has been organized in protest against French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s recent publication of the cartoons insulting Prophet Muhammad (S), the secretary of the contest, Masud Shojaei-Tabatabaii, said in a press conference on Saturday.

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 08:09 AM

The winner of the first contest:

 

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 02:04 PM

that's a p good cartoon


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#62 AsHenDo

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 03:11 AM

Forbes Now: Sony Online Entertainment Sold To Investment Firm. http://google.com/ne...d/s/CBIw3cbb9ho

SOE was responsible for the development and release of numerous online PC titles including the recently launched zombie MMO H1Z1 and the upcoming EverQuest Next, as well as popular shooter MMO Planetside 2 as well as many more.

“Sony Online Entertainment, newly rebranded as Daybreak, is a great addition to our existing portfolio of technology, media and entertainment focused companies. We see tremendous opportunities for growth with the expansion of the company’s game portfolio through multi-platform offerings as well as an exciting portfolio of new quality games,” said Jason Epstein, Senior Partner of Columbus Nova, in a press release. “The recent Early Access launch success of H1Z1 is just one testament to the talent and dedication of the studio’s developers to create great online gaming experiences.”


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 03:32 AM

i bet merkel is a sex tiger

 

I bet she'd let you smang whilst wearing ice skates and yellow rubber gloves with a construction hat on.



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 04:54 AM

RIP SOE.

 

 

 

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 01:19 PM

still the same idiots but maybe with less manager oversight stymieing any actual development??

 

if it brings back PS2 I would be happy


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 08:59 PM

Your stool can change a patient's life:

 

For a person suffering from recurrent C. difficile infections, even leaving the house can become nightmarish.  This aggressive intestinal bug affects 500,000 Americans every year, 20% of whom will face multiple relapses.  Where antibiotic treatment has failed to help, though, a new treatment called fecal microbiota transplantationhas shown a cure rate of 90%.  In this procedure, a fecal microbiota preparation using stool from a healthy donor is transplanted into the colon of the patient.  OpenBiome helps facilitate this procedure by screening and processing fecal microbiota preparations for use in clinical settings.

 

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 04:14 PM

It was a year ago this week that Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook responded to a climate-change heckler at the company's annual shareholder meeting with an impassioned rebuttal in which he famously told investors who care only about profits to "get out of the stock."

Now Cook is putting his prodigious sums of money where his mouth is, proclaiming the “biggest, boldest and most ambitious project ever,” an $850 million agreement to buy solar power from First Solar, the biggest U.S. developer of solar farms. The deal will supply enough electricity to power all of Apple’s California stores, offices, headquarters and a data center, Cook said Tuesday at the Goldman Sachs technology conference in San Francisco.

 

http://www.bloomberg...really-big-deal


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 04:17 PM

Your stool can change a patient's life:

 

For a person suffering from recurrent C. difficile infections, even leaving the house can become nightmarish.  This aggressive intestinal bug affects 500,000 Americans every year, 20% of whom will face multiple relapses.  Where antibiotic treatment has failed to help, though, a new treatment called fecal microbiota transplantationhas shown a cure rate of 90%.  In this procedure, a fecal microbiota preparation using stool from a healthy donor is transplanted into the colon of the patient.  OpenBiome helps facilitate this procedure by screening and processing fecal microbiota preparations for use in clinical settings.

 

http://www.openbiome...stool-donation/

 

unironically was considering getting a fecal transplant because i have a fucked up stomach

 

i need skinny person shit in my ass NOW


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 04:32 PM

I (loosely) understand the science behind it, but I don't think a poop transplant will ever not be funny to me.


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 05:19 PM

20% of whom will face multiple relapses

relapses or prolapses?


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 01:57 AM

FCC made it's ruling to classify broadband internet as a public utility today. This will give the FCC more power to regulate internet providers but also threatens to kill internet innovation because less $$$ for internet providers means less incentives

 

Things it did:

  •  disallowed paid-prioritization
  • requires ISPs to be explicit in their charges and data throttling - it has to say it in the contract, easy for the consumer to find
  • data throttling only allowed when it is due to network contraints, no more "will unthrottle data for $$$"
  • didn't rule on data caps, states that argument hasn't been settled
  • won't charge ISPs a "help the government offer cheap internet to poor people" fee like other utilities

 

Here is the 400 page document:

http://www.fcc.gov/d...-internet-order


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 02:11 AM

is this a good thing or a bad thing?

 

did all the people protesting and signing petitions get what they wanted or nah?


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 02:14 AM

Mostly good for consumers, not so good for ISPs. Expect rates to go up though.

 

Que Leetcheese or Ingen giving a proper explanation and being right.


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 02:16 AM

so I shouldn't be mad?


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 02:17 AM

No, not really. If you are a freeloading socialist pagan you should be rejoicing in the streets whilst sacrificing a goat to an effigy of Obama, the man that made this happen.


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 02:23 AM

I'm neither of those things, should I be mad now?


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 02:43 AM

I DUNNO SHOULD YOU BE MAD??

 

Honestly I don't expect to see much of a change for this, at least in my day to day net usage. Maybe internet will cost more, maybe some ISPs will write some nasty letters about the gubberment, gonna have to wait and see.


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 02:24 PM

Net neutrality means ISPs cannot privilege one connection over another, nor slow one connection and not the others.  Without net neutrality Comcast could, for example, prioritize Hulu traffic over Netflix (they own Hulu) and people's videos would load faster on Hulu than Netflix and that might make more people use Hulu.  The big fear was internet service turning into cable TV where you buy different packages to get usable access to certain sites.  e.g. you need a Comcast Gold account to get fast access to Zulusquad.org.  Not sure if that was ever a realistic fear.  But in general it would be bad for startups if the ISPs could throttle their speed and demand extra fees for a faster connection.

 

IIRC the new regulations reclassify internet as a utility like gas or power or water meaning the provider has to treat all customers the same. 


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 04:46 PM

I always get a big smile on my face when I hear "innovation" and "isp" in the same sentence, as I just assume the author is having a go.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 07:04 PM

Net neutrality means ISPs cannot privilege one connection over another, nor slow one connection and not the others.  Without net neutrality Comcast could, for example, prioritize Hulu traffic over Netflix (they own Hulu) and people's videos would load faster on Hulu than Netflix and that might make more people use Hulu.  The big fear was internet service turning into cable TV where you buy different packages to get usable access to certain sites.  e.g. you need a Comcast Gold account to get fast access to Zulusquad.org.  Not sure if that was ever a realistic fear.  But in general it would be bad for startups if the ISPs could throttle their speed and demand extra fees for a faster connection.

 

IIRC the new regulations reclassify internet as a utility like gas or power or water meaning the provider has to treat all customers the same. 

 

several friends here in sweden got really political about net neutrality

 

and they probably don't realize that ISPs in sweden already prioritize connections


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:24 PM

http://www.telegraph...ng-illegal.html

 

Internet trolls face up to two years' jail in New Zealand under a controversial new law which bans “harmful digital communications”.

And under a parallel amendment to New Zealand's Crimes Act, a person who tells another to kill themselves faces up to three years in prison.



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:27 PM

time to move the servers to kiwiland


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:56 PM

http://www.telegraph...ng-illegal.html

 

Paging Te Tumatauenga


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 01:20 AM

http://www.telegraph...ng-illegal.html

 

 

this is the best news ever

 

 

i can threaten yendaj with legal action like at all times now


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 01:34 AM

this is the best news ever

 

 

i can threaten yendaj with legal action like at all times now

 

As in MirrorGod Yendaj or the original Yendaj?



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 03:24 PM

Harmful communications can include truthful as well as false information[/size]

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 and “intimate visual recordings” such as nude or seminude pictures or video shared without permission.[/size]

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#87 Hats

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:38 PM

As in MirrorGod Yendaj or the original Yendaj?

 

either



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:53 PM


 

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Sadly that sort of shit is starting to happen even in societies which value freedom of speach. Revenge porn has the moralizers real spooked.



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 10:07 PM

As in MirrorGod Yendaj or the original Yendaj?


Iirc it's post mirrorgod yendaj but she's a disgusting cunt regardless of her relationshit status

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 05:04 PM

Iirc it's post mirrorgod yendaj but she's a disgusting cunt regardless of her relationshit status

 

I always got along with the original Yendaj.

 

In other news: http://www.westernga...tail/story.html



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 01:10 AM

So someone else owned the yendaj character before current terrible tier yendaj?

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 01:39 AM

mirrorgod did



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Posted 15 July 2015 - 03:17 PM

Yendaj used to belong to a woman before MirrorGod.



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Posted 16 July 2015 - 05:02 AM

She was a Kiwi and a fucking pain in the arse. I remember when MirrorGod and her put their corp in HUZZAH Fed back in Syndicate - annoyed the living fuck out of me.


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:55 AM

Yendaj used to belong to a woman before MirrorGod.

 

still the same one then


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Posted 26 July 2015 - 10:58 AM

holy fuck did you guys hear about the family who drove really fast away from a wild forest fire? I know I heard about it and saw the clip every day this week

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 03:50 PM

wut


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Posted 26 July 2015 - 05:38 PM

Yeah, I didn't hear about this but then again I don't listen to retard news.




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