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August 30th, 2015
11:55 am

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"Всё утопить."
На злобу дня.

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August 5th, 2015
01:05 pm

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On Soviet Maps
I remember hearing something like that from my father (Ph.D in geography) years ago. This has many interesting details.


During the Cold War, the Soviet military mapped the entire world, parts of it down to the level of individual buildings. The Soviet maps of US and European cities have details that aren’t on domestic maps made around the same time, things like the precise width of roads, the load-bearing capacity of bridges, and the types of factories. They’re the kinds of things that would come in handy if you’re planning a tank invasion. Or an occupation. Things that would be virtually impossible to find out without eyes on the ground.

Given the technology of the time, the Soviet maps are incredibly accurate.
http://www.wired.com/2015/07/secret-cold-war-maps

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May 28th, 2015
05:17 pm

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Какого чёрта...
... грамотные люди пишут вместо "чёрт-те что" – "черти-что"?

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May 14th, 2015
12:50 pm

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Тряхнул стариной
В рамках весеннего тура Гребенщикова/Аквариума по Америке, сходил на их бостонский концерт.
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April 16th, 2015
12:08 am

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How to convince a climate skeptic he’s wrong

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

“What Evidence,” asks Ronald Bailey’s headline (www.reason.com, April 3, 2015), “Would Convince You That Man-Made Climate Change Is Real?”

The answer: a rational, scientific case rooted in established theory and data would convince me that manmade climate change is a problem. That it is real is not in doubt, for every creature that breathes out emits CO2 and thus affects the climate.

The true scientific question, then, is not the fatuous question whether “Man-Made Climate Change Is Real” but how much global warming our sins of emission may cause, and whether that warming might be more a bad thing than a good thing.

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By Robert Tracinski

Recently, Reason‘s Ronald Bailey asked what it would take to convince conservatives and libertarians that global warming is real.

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I’ve gone on record a long time ago sketching out what stages would be required to demonstrate that humans are causing rising global temperatures, never mind the much more dubious proposition that warmer weather is going to be a catastrophe. Let me elaborate on it here.

There are three main requirements:

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April 7th, 2015
10:58 pm

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Знакомьтесь
Акива бен Йонатан, наш внук.

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March 26th, 2015
07:55 am

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Следующая стадия
А у нас тут внук родился! Сегодня, в 4 часа утра.

Мама, папа и сын все в порядке, слава Богу.

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March 17th, 2015
10:07 pm

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It's Real!

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March 9th, 2015
12:26 am

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An Interesting Alignment of Supreme Court Justices
Yates v. United States (not the 1957 Communist case)
Docket No. 13-7451 11th Cir. Nov 5, 2014

Issue: Whether Mr. Yates was deprived of fair notice that destruction of fish would fall within the purview of 18 U.S.C. § 1519, which makes it a crime for anyone who “knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object” with the intent to impede or obstruct an investigation, where the term “tangible object” is ambiguous and undefined in the statute, and unlike the nouns accompanying “tangible object” in section 1519, possesses no record-keeping, documentary, or informational content or purpose.

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January 28th, 2015
02:00 pm

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Зимний шторм Юнона
Так это здесь называют. Не Россия, конечно, но нас слегка занесло - около двух футов снега. Из-за ветра кое-где (например, на крышах машин на открытой улице) снега было мало, а в других – много. Например, на крыше нашей машины:
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У местных бульдозеристов есть поганая привычка заваливать запаркованные машины снегом даже тогда, когда это не нужно. Через дорогу от нас четыре машины припёрты к тротуару валом снега в человеческий рост.

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