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December 18 2014

13:08

卢布危机让普京在国内失宠 - 新闻与分析 - FT中文网

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  • 今年3月,普京迅速吞并克里米亚,在俄罗斯国内掀起一股爱国主义热情,今年大多数时间,这股热情将普京的支持率推升至超过80%的创纪录高位。在国有电视台的大肆宣传以及越来越温顺的私有媒体的助威下,绝大部分俄罗斯人支持进一步向乌克兰东部挺进,并充满正义感地愤怒回应了西方批评。
00:40

Spotify on Uber Sucks (Says an Uber Driver)... - Digital Music NewsDigital Music News

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  • My Uber Driver: Well I’m always asking the customer what station they want?  It’s much easier.  Right now, if you want classic music, I can put on the classic channel.  Some people they like country music.

     

December 17 2014

15:29

Hi-Fi to Wi-Fi: Let the Music Play... Err, Stream | David Sable

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  • "Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." - Ludwig van Beethoven

13:22

中国须反思TD决策错误的制度根源 - 评论 - FT中文网

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  • 但是,TD的决策过程完全反其道而行之,丝毫没有“科学化、民主化”的影子。不仅如此,在行政命令推广之后,几乎所有持不同意见的声音都被封杀。对此,全国广大电信员工和技术人员都早已深有体会。笔者曾在接受权威媒体的一次采访之后,被记者当场告知,上级主管部门规定,对TD“只许讲好,不准说坏”,所以采访内容无法发表。如此,连宪法明文规定的言论自由都被剥夺,还谈得上什么“扩大人民群众的参与度”,还谈得上什么决策的“科学化、民主化”?

03:18

World History For Us All: Big Era 2

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  • The Venus of willendorf, a statuette of limestone found at a site in Austria.   It dates to 24,000–26,000 BP. What meaning might people who possessed or looked at this statue   have attributed to it?   

December 16 2014

15:16

Art is a business – and, yes, artists have to make difficult, honest business decisions | Amanda Palmer | Comment is free | theguardian.com

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  • Jack Conte, one-half of the indie duo Pomplamoose, is confronting this paradox the hard way in the wake of his recent post on Medium in which he lays bare the nuts, bolts, nets and grosses of his group’s 24-show American tour. Pomplamoose decided to pull out most of the stops and hire a full crew (sound, lights, tour manager, merch person), spare few expenses (buying new lights and road cases for their gear), and they freely admitted to considering the undertaking an investment in their future as a touring band. They lost about $12,000 after grossing a total of $136,000. I looked at that and barely blinked.

     

December 13 2014

17:27

科普:吳清源到底有多牛逼? | 瞧.中外

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  • 雖然圍棋這東西是我們的老祖宗黃帝他老人家閒著無聊發明出來的,但是經過了幾千年的傳承之後,到了民國在中國已經很是式微,原因很簡單,之前也提過——天天兵荒馬亂的,大家腦子裡想的都是填飽肚子和別被幹掉,誰有心思學圍棋這種東西?本身學圍棋就費時費力,有這工夫多種兩畝地不好嗎?反倒是當年的遣唐使在返回日本的時候把圍棋這玩意帶了過去,日本那時候什麼都學中國,一看這玩意在中國都算是有文化的玩意,立刻開始仔細鑽研,幾百年下來,讓他們鑽研出了門道,論棋藝水平,到了20世紀初,兩個國家根本就不在一個數量級上。差距的大小基本可以參考CBA和NBA,或者中超和英超。

     

05:29

Deep Learning RNNaissance with Dr. Juergen Schmidhuber | KurzweilAI

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  • - 1991: Our deep unsupervised stack of recurrent NNs (RNNs) overcomes the FDLP: the Neural History Compressor or Hierarchical Temporal Memory / related to autoencoder stacks (Ballard, 1987) and Deep Belief Nets (Hinton et al, 2006)

     

December 12 2014

23:17

Why Beijing’s Troubles Could Get a Lot Worse | ChinaFile

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  • In China, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle of physics holds sway, whereby the mere observation of economic numbers changes their behavior.
  • Yet, every spasm of new stimulus seems less and less effective in boosting the economy.
  • people regard it as a giant piggy bank that can be tapped at will to rectify any financial problem. But the reserve is only good for defending the yuan and is a lot less liquid than many people realize. And as we pointed out, capital flight could dramatically diminish the size of the reserve.
  • bellicosity
  • As for Xi’s much-ballyhooed anti-corruption campaign inside China, it offends me that international media depict it as a good-governance effort.
18:54

Tyler Oakley: I Am The DJ | Free Internet Radio | Slacker Radio

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  • Tyler Oakley: he’s smart, he’s funny, he’s real, and he’s HUGE. He already has over 5.7 million subscribers to his YouTube channel and a couple of Teen Choice Awards under his belt, so we asked him to expand his empire into the Slacker universe. Tyler Oakley is your host for this journey through his favorite songs, artists, and stories, along with some never-before-revealed tidbits about himself.       
       
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16:22

Korean Air Lines chairman publicly apologizes for 'nut rage' incident

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  • "Five to six Korean Air officials visited me to force me to say that it happened because I did not understand the service, and I left the plane of my own volition," he said. But Park's version of events on the plane lay blame on Hyun-ah, who he said hit him with the service manual, yelled curse words at him and forced several of the flight attendants to kneel.

     

  • The newspaper reported that in Korean tradition, it is the parents who must take responsibility for their children's acts. Although Hyun-ah is 40, her 65 year-old father continued the tradition with his apology.

     

16:03

Why It Is Time To Make YouTube Look Less Like Spotify And More Like Pandora | Music Industry Blog

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  • it is the year in which streaming started to truly transform the music industry. The significance though lies in how the music industry is responding. With download sales tumbling, royalty rates still being questioned, and Taylor Swift’s hugely publicised windowing, the music industry is taking a long hard look at what role streaming should play. Spotify and Soundcloud will find themselves in the cross hairs, but there is also a case for redefining YouTube’s remit too.

December 10 2014

04:35

Neil Gaiman: Keynote Address 2012 | The University of the Arts

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  • People keep working, in a freelance world, and more and more of today's world is freelance, because their work is good, and because they are easy to get along with, and because they deliver the work on time. And you don't even need all three. Two out of three is fine. People will tolerate how unpleasant you are if your work is good and you deliver it on time. They'll forgive the lateness of the work if it's good, and if they like you. And you don't have to be as good as the others if you're on time and it's always a pleasure to hear from you.

     

December 08 2014

19:28

An Open Letter to Oprah, Whose ‘The Life You Want’ Tour Asked Me to Work for Free... - Digital Music NewsDigital Music News

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  • Since you are the most beloved person in America, I might be the first performer whose chakras twisted out of alignment when your blockbuster tour about living “the life you want” asked me to work for free.  Your producer, assessing my hesitation, further explained that, “People started calling US, asking to perform, so we thought we’d add a stage for local acts.”

     

  • stipend
17:10

Writing Live Fieldnotes: Towards a More Open Ethnography | Ethnography Matters

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  • These are the hands of the person in charge of supervising the sanitary conditions of the grassroots Free Lunch program in China. These are the hands of a farmer. Farmers grow up in dirt – they breathe dirt and their cells are made of dirt. Their bodies hold the earth’s soil. Most of us grow up thinking dirt is dirty, but for them, dirt is life. Dirt is wonderful.

     

16:56

The 8 Key Elements of a Successful Product Launch - Michael Hyatt

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  • People
  • Problem
  • Promise
  • Position

December 06 2014

03:46

创业者康有为 - 评论 - FT中文网

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  • 就像Google的创始人对于俄国的传统深感厌恶一样,也要用资本与技术达致他们的政治目的。这也是历史的复杂性一面。纯粹的理念从来难以发生影响,它需要组织、行动、传播来完善。康有为也从不是一个单纯的思想者,他从这个小村落出发,在广州的长兴里创办了万木草堂,他招收学生、并将之转化成一个学派,进而催生出一股思潮
03:45

挽救地球vs减少吃肉 - 评论 - FT中文网

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  • 畜牧业在全球温室气体排放总量中的比例接近15%,超过了全球所有汽车、卡车、飞机、火车和船舶的总排放量,也超过了世界最大经济体美国的排放总量,但在接受调查的12个国家中,人们对畜牧业导致气候变化的认知,明显低于他们对其它行业相关作用的认知。
00:23

How The Pentagon's Top Killers Became (Unaccountable) Spies | WIRED

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  • Marc Ambinder, a former reporter for The Atlantic and National Journal, goes deep inside JSOC to reveal that it has become perhaps the government’s most effective intelligence agency. Unassuming office buildings around the Washington area and beyond have become unlabeled spy centers that process untold volumes of information extracted from JSOC’s hunting missions, with such a rapid analytic turnaround time that the “shooters” of the unit can quickly begin planning their next kills. In fact, Ambinder reports in The Command, his just-published eBook, the integration of tactical spying within JSOC is so thorough that it’s hard to distinguish “shooters” from analysts.

     

December 05 2014

20:52

真正的自由之地,无法被搜索,TOR的秘密 - 翻牆網 ATGFW.ORG

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  • 一定不要购买墙内VPN公司的VPN或者付费shadowsocks账号,有两个原因:一是墙内公司与共匪合作出卖你的可能性非常大,二是一旦涉及到支付这一环节你就很容易被追踪,因为你要使用真实身份进行支付。出于第二点,我都不推荐购买墙外可靠大公司的VPN或VPS,但现在有办法了:先按我前面说的购买比特币并进行“清洗”,再向这些黑客购买paypal账户,然后利用买来的账户支付墙外公司的VPN或VPS的费用。
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