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In April 1961, South Carolina hoisted the Confederate battle flag over the Capitol dome in Columbia to honor the 100th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. And it kept it there, flying under the U.S. flag and the state's palmetto flag.
Political norms were based on the family model. A ruler had absolute authority over his subjects but was morally bound to treat them properly. If he did not, they could flee or rebel, and the ruler might lose his “heavenly mandate” to rule. And how could rulers learn what proper treatment of subjects was? By reading and internalizing texts. Officials at all levels were chosen through examinations in the Confucian classics, the memorization of which was thought to instill a morality that equipped them to be proper leaders.
Revenue decreased 12% to £10.2 million ($15.17 million) from £11.5 million ($17.1 million). Operating loss was flat at £4.5 million ($6.7 million). Net income improved to £0.3 million ($0.44 million) from a loss of £4.5 million ($6.7 million) due to gains related to 7digital's stake in audio social network Audioboom.
Another family move soon landed me abroad, in Belgium, where I learned English at an American middle school on a military base and had my first encounter with an actual library. The vast supply of books available in my new language relieved my angst about running out of reading material, but I still couldn’t find everything I wanted. I was desperate to read more science fiction, and to learn about nonlinear systems. There wasn’t much in the library on either.
Just hours after Swift’s post went live, Apple reversed course, with the company’s SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue announcing the about-face on Twitter.
With Alibaba’s Tmall and JD dominating the business-to-consumer (B2C) space (51 percent and 23 percent of total B2C sales in China respectively) and Taobao owning over 95 percent of the consumer-to-consumer (C2C) space, only those with the long term vision (i.e. the deepest pockets) have any chance of surviving, because they can out compete anyone.
“Smaller” players such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Neiman Marcus entering the market struggle to compete because of fewer domestic resources, a lack of understanding of the Chinese market, as well as slower execution. Recent examples include Macys and Neiman Marcus shutting down their China e-commerce initiatives and Amazon throwing in the towel and opening a store on Tmall, China’s largest B2C marketplace.
"Swift's letter and Apple's response is mostly theater," he writes. "Nothing here to suggest Apple treats artists more fairly than anyone else."
Prioritising interfaces for general traffic is done by manipulating the routing metrics. Each route has associated parameters such as hop-counts and bandwidths. See
netstat -nr and the "metric" option in the man-page for
Prioritising application access to network resources is often addressed by "traffic shaping" - I'd use a web search-engine to see if Ubuntu or the router can do that.
Clara has spent hours, days, weeks of the past two years building and making navigable block worlds fuelled from the spun-off fizz of her accreting consciousness: giant ice-cream-layered auditoriums linked to narrow fifty-foot-high hallways over glass-covered lava streams, stairs that descend to underground classrooms, frozen floating wingless airplanes, and my favorite, the tasteful redwood-and-glass “writer’s retreat.” (It has a small pool.) She made a meadow of beds for my wife—a high-school teacher who craves unconsciousness—and a roller coaster to take her there. Though Clara mostly “plays” Minecraft by herself, the game allows her friends to drop into these worlds, too, and I’ve even spent some strange virtual afternoons as a floating block-self, guided by my angelic block-hammer-wielding block-daughter, zipping around a dreamscape that feels, really, less like life and maybe more like death, but in a sweet sort of way. If architecture somehow mirrors the spaces we carve in our memories and make in our minds, then something pretty interesting is going on here.
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