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Building a social network is not easy. Social networks have value proportional to their size, so participants aren’t motivated to join new social networks which…
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‘Diamonds Are Forever,’ and Made by Machine - The New York Times
On Tuesday, De Beers will introduce Lightbox, a fashion jewelry label selling (relatively) low-budget gems with mass-market appeal. (Think a sweet 16 gift, not an engagement ring.) Pastel pink, white and baby-blue lab-grown studs and pendants, priced from $200 for a quarter carat to $800 for one carat, will be presented in candy-colored cardboard gift boxes and initially sold directly to consumers via e-commerce.

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“Having done our research, we see a massive opportunity to enter into the fashion jewelry market now by doing something that consumers tell us that they want but that no one else has done yet: synthetic stones in new and fun colors, with lots of sparkle and at a far more accessible price point than existing lab-grown diamond offerings,” Bruce Cleaver, the chief executive, said during a phone interview.

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Though man-made stones account for only about 2 percent of the diamond industry’s supply, analysts at Citibank have forecast a possible rise to 10 percent by 2030.

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Chemically identical to mined diamonds (unlike past diamond substitutes such as cubic zirconia, moissanite or Swarovski crystals), synthetic diamonds have long been used for industrial purposes.

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A $94 million plant that De Beers is building in Gresham, Ore., is expected to generate half a million rough carats a year after its completion in 2020.)

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Consumers are understandably confused. In a poll of 2,011 adults conducted this month for the Diamond Producers Association by Harris Insights & Analytics, 68 percent said they did not consider synthetics to be real diamonds, 16 percent said they thought they were, and 16 percent said they weren’t sure.

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“Everyone who is in this space is focusing their marketing on the bridal category,” Ms. Morrison said. “And we believe they are missing an incredibly interesting opportunity: the self-purchasing professional and younger woman, the older woman who already has a jewelry collection,” and any woman “who doesn’t want the weight and seriousness of a real diamond for everyday life.”

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Lightbox is fully in line with this strategy. “Synthetics are fun and fashionable, but they are not real diamonds in my book,” Mr. Cleaver said. “They aren’t rare or given at life’s great moments. Nor should they be.”
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史上空前の『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険』の祭典、「荒木飛呂彦原画展 JOJO 冒険の波紋」好評開催中!

荒木飛呂彦氏が描く、新作大型原画「裏切り者は常にいる」。
そのメイキングも収録された特別映像を公開!

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RT : My all-time favourite example of survivorship bias
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Survivorship bias - Wikipedia
RT : My all-time favourite example of survivorship bias
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Siri Shortcuts Field Guide | MacSparky Field Guides
I've purchased a couple of MacSparky Field Guides in the past, and have recommended the OmniFocus one to many people. Siri Shortcuts, coming in the next iOS is the successor to Workflow. I use Workflow a lot, and I think many people could benefit from using Shortcuts. This Field Guide looks like a great way to learn about automating tasks on your iPhone.
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We looked at this vision map for Bay Area transit tonight at the meeting. Let me know if you want…
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Voltron - Sheith - Hero - YouTube
I CAN ADMIT ON MEME THAT I'M SAD THAT THOUGH THIS VID WAS TITLED HERO IT DIDN'T USE THE ENRIQUE IGLESIAS SONG.
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The iPhone Franchise – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
It’s hard to not share every article that Ben Thompson writes. Some great observations on Apple's iPhone lineup in here.
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American Airlines Flight 96 - Wikipedia
American Airlines Flight 96 was a regular domestic flight operated by American Airlines from Los Angeles to New York via Detroit and Buffalo. On June 12, 1972, the left rear cargo door of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 operating the flight blew open en route between Detroit and Buffalo above Windsor, Ontario; the accident is thus sometimes referred to as the Windsor incident
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RT : as we all know, if you have weed in your apartment, the punishment is summary execution
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【艦船紹介】
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There's literally a knit afghan hanging from their gear I fucking love these boys
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Study finds relationship insecurity is linked to problematic Facebook use
Being insecure about one’s close relationships is associated with using Facebook in problematic ways, according to new research published in BMC Psychology. The study was based on attachment theory, which describes how people form relationships with others. via Pocket
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Traumatized Children Separated from Families at U.S.-Mexico Border - The Atlantic
On June 13, 2018, Honduran asylum-seeker Anita and her five-year-old son, Jenri, were forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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RT : Every single person involved in publishing this story should be fired
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the War on Drugs is actually about criminalizing blackness, exhibit 8 billion.
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A staggering number of people in power lied to fast track condos and kill a working-class black community. That’s i…
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SpaceX appears to be moving ahead with their lunar spaceflight plans, now using BFR instead of Falcon Heavy/Crew Dr…
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Ig Nobel Prize winners announced at 2018 ceremony. https://t.co/0CKTKDUqpO

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The Jeff Bezos Daily Routine:

-Newspaper, coffee, breakfast with the kids
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