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10 days ago by hiro
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He uses the word "correctly" but I don't think it means what he thinks it means.
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Good morning, today we'll be getting to know some of our fantastic curators here at the Houses of Parliament to cel…
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10 days ago by edsonm
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Next week on Newsnight: Thomas the Tank Engine - The left wing Pepe?
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10 days ago by kohlmannj
Abe, Xi agree on further talks for visit to Beijing in October:The Asahi Shimbun
Officials of the two governments will continue holding talks to arrange Abe’s visit to Beijing, preferably on Oct. 23, which will mark the 40th anniversary of the Japan-China Peace and Friendship Treaty.
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10 days ago by bbishop
Everything You Should Do Before You Lose Your Phone | WIRED
via Pocket - Everything You Should Do Before—And After—You Lose Your Phone - Added September 11, 2018 at 11:54PM
10 days ago by mikele
all you love, you keep - arahir - Voltron: Legendary Defender [Archive of Our Own]
Love isn’t earned in blood and devoted silence, but it takes them years to figure that out.

"I don't have anyone else," Shiro starts, and that at least is honest. "But we can only have family at the launch. We can only talk to family on the mission, and you—it would just be a technicality. We can dissolve it when I get back, but—“

Keith is so open, and so unwitting. He’s got a blind spot for Shiro as wide as his heart.

“Will you marry me?”
Chapter 2, last updated 2/5/18
fandom:voltron  status:multichapter  status:incomplete  source:ao3  author:arahir  pairing:shiro/keith  genre:angst  genre:hurt/comfort  category:secretrelationship  category:fakerelationship  category:married  category:pining 
10 days ago by thirteenhours
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RT : A in the school of design, Staatliches Bauhaus, in , Germany, 1932.
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10 days ago by wallner
the wifi that got the cream
Even after years of marriage, the food of the GusuLan sect is still sometimes too bland for Wei Wuxian.
*lanwangji/weiwuxian  author:bluetooth_in_my_wifi_network  2018  wc:1-5k  blowjobs  post-canon  porn  =modaozushi(fic) 
10 days ago by claudine
Home | Eat Your Books
You tell it what books you own. It knows what’s in them but does not show you the contents. You search for whatever you have in the fridge. It tells you to go to book x, page y, and there’s the recipe.
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10 days ago by motdiem
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Looks as if the someone held a mirror up to the brats of brexit and they realised the scale of their pillock-ness.
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10 days ago by kexrex
Iran pivots toward China as U.S. sanctions bite - Iran - Haaretz.com
Iran "has had to rely on China to offset the Western-induced isolation, predominantly championed by the United States," said Arianne Tabatabai, an associate political scientist at the RAND Corp. who recently co-authored a book exploring Iran's ties with China and Russia. "I think that what we're going to see is the return of a quasi-monopoly of key sectors of the Iranian economy by the Chinese."
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10 days ago by bbishop
Lisa Stansfield: 'If people want me, I'll stick around' - BBC News
The star reflects on 30 years of hits, why she hated her kiss curl, and whether she'd join Bake Off.
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Here are my intro slides on " Security Challenges" for today's panel on "Minimal Securi…
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成为更好的程序员的方法 | 湾区日报
每周做四件事:1,读学术论文;2,学一个新工具;3,读几个章节的书;4,编程的时候屏幕录像,然后回放录像,找出自己写程序过程中做得不好的地方,以后加以改进

运动员、游戏玩家等会去看比赛录像,研究自己、研究对手。
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Why China Should Be Your Next Wine Destination - Condé Nast Traveler
There are six major grape-growing regions in China, though only three are really primed for visitors: Shandong and Shaanxi provinces, and the autonomous Ningxia region. Among the others, keep an eye on Yunnan, where French conglomerate LVMH has invested heavily in a high-end, high-altitude vineyard near Shangri-La at the Himalayan foothills (pictured). Via the vineyards bolted to the steep slopes, it’s producing the impressive, just-released Ao Yun, a blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc.
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I have a joint honours BA in film studies, my guy, 7 hours of wanking on about Themes and Hidden M…
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10 days ago by brokenbottleboy
The Adventures of the Magic Path Group Masters (Or Why Wei Wuxian is No Longer Allowed to Name Things)
"The first thing Nie Huaisang realised when he invited his friends over to his house for a game of Dungeons and Dragons, was that it was a Mistake, with a capital M."

Or the Dungeons and Dragons AU where Nie Huaisang is the long suffering DM of a friend group with actual living Disasters™
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10 days ago by claudine
Japan and China Find Common Ground in Trump’s Tariffs as Leaders Meet - WSJ $$
“Japan-China relations have been moving in the direction of great improvement,” said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Vladivostok, Russia, where both are attending an economic conference.

Mr. Abe said he would visit China next month and reiterated that he hoped Mr. Xi would reciprocate with a visit to Japan, which would be the Chinese leader’s first since taking his position...

Asked in an August interview why Tokyo and Beijing were getting along better, Tadashi Maeda, head of the government-owned Japan Bank for International Cooperation, said, “Probably because of pressure by the Trump administration.” He said China recognized it “cannot have two enemies” at the same time.
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10 days ago by bbishop
The dark side to 'vegan leather' is far from ethical
14 March 2017 — 5:45pm
By Jen Vuk for Sydney Herald
Updatedfirst published at 12:29pm
It was the right style, colour and price, but best of all, the vegan leather tote bag had the right intention sewn into its very stitching. Or so I thought. Yet it took only a few clicks of the mouse to reveal an uncomfortably big question mark over its ethical brownie points.
Welcome to the complex world of ethical fashion and its star recruit "vegan leather" (also known as faux or synthetic leather and, formerly, pleather).
[If you really want to know more about your vegan handbag or shoes, for that matter, you have to do all the groundwork.]
If you really want to know more about your vegan handbag or shoes, for that matter, you have to do all the groundwork.
Photo: iStock
Yes, ethical fashion is that curious juncture where our conscience meets our credit card. No one illustrates this better than British designer and self-anointed vegan queen Stella McCartney and her high-end handbag and shoe range worn by the likes of Gwen Stefani, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway and Salma Hayek.
But it's the non-leather stock popping up in mainstream brands, such as American Apparel, H&M, Topshop that's really accelerated interest among the lucrative millennial market.
So far, so on trend, but scratch the rather vast surface of the vegan leather industry and a decidedly murkier image emerges. Take that tote bag, for instance. Clicking on "materials" I see that it's made out of "PU" – polyurethane. Okay, that's certainly been around for a long time, but what exactly is it?
A chemical website<https://polyurethane.americanchemistry.com/How-Polyurethane-is-Made/> tells me that "polyurethane is formed by reacting a polyol with a diisocyanate or a polymeric isocyanate in the presence of suitable catalysts and additives".
Pardon my ignorance, but this seems about as natural as a turducken. But it's what PU puts back into the environment that's the bigger issue here, such as the solvents that are used in producing polyurethane-based synthetic leather which are highly toxic.
And unlike leather made from, say, a cow, a product made out of PU also won't biodegrade anytime soon, either, and neither can it be recycled.
Vegan leather sits at the top of an industry riddled by inconsistency, irregularity and ambiguity.
But it's not fair to tar all vegan leather product with the same brush, and this isn't good news for either the consumer or the industry.
Especially since Stella McCartney isn't alone in championing ethical alternatives albeit at hefty prices (McCartney developed her own material Eco Faux Leather™<https://vegasmagazine.com/stella-mccartney-sets-a-sustainable-example>, which uses vegetable oil rather than petroleum oil).
You can find legitimate manufacturers of vegan leather products that use more sustainable materials such as Vegetan, which can be 70-80 per cent biodegradable, or Lorica (or EcoLorica), another type of hi-tech material created from combining microfibres soaked in resins. And then there's cork, barkcloth, glazed cotton and waxed cotton.
But that's just it. If you really want to know more about your vegan handbag or shoes, for that matter, you have to do all the groundwork. Not exactly what you'd call a winning marketing idea.
Bonnie Murthy, co-director of one of Melbourne's most iconic ethically sustainable retailers Vegan Wares<http://www.veganwares.com/about-us-official/about-vegan-wares/>, couldn't agree more.
Added to the obvious problems associated with operating within a regulation vacuum, Murphy tells me that "the majority of the vegan market is still caught up in seasonal fashion which almost by definition is unsustainable (i.e. built-in obsolescence, seduction of new more 'fashionable' looks, short product life etc.)".
While sustainability is central to the true vegan philosophy, she says, "in practice it often runs a poor second to the animal-free element".
So there it is. Even those in the trade believe that vegan leather has been coasting for too long on an undeserved reputation and it's no longer enough to know what it isn't anymore. The industry as a whole needs to take the next step and live up to what it claims to be—a viable, consistent and transparent alternative to the animal trade.
Introducing tighter regulations would be a start, but like any commercial market, at the heart of the vegan leather movement is the consumer. Up until now we've allowed the industry to feed our vanity ("Look at me I'm helping saving the world and don't I look great in process?") and our guilt ("I know I can't really afford it, but can I afford not to buy it?"), but let's not allow it to trade any further on our integrity.
Jen  Vuk  is  a  freelance  writer. 
10 days ago by gorillaBraun
Load Testing denji/awesome-http-benchmark: HTTP(S) benchmark tools, testing/debugging, & restAPI (RESTful)
HTTP(S) benchmark tools, testing/debugging, & restAPI (RESTful) - denji/awesome-http-benchmark
10 days ago by brc007
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10 days ago by richardy
Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping made pancakes with caviar in wild photos - Business Insider
While attending an economic forum in the far eastern port of Vladivostok, Russia, Putin and Xi donned blue aprons to cook up some traditional Russian pancakes, called blini.

After making a short stack, the pair ate their blini topped with caviar and washed it down with shots of vodka.
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10 days ago by bbishop
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Many tenebrionid , like these Adelium from SE. Australia, have eversible defence glands. In this example on…
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10 days ago by tikitu
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C'est officiel : Benalla, jadis l'un des hommes les plus puissants de France, n'est qu'un débile de 27 ans.

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