Afghanistan Honour Killings
Mar03

Afghanistan Honour Killings

From the New York Times a quite disturbing read on how women in Afghanistan suffer in a culture so horribly twisted by tradition, social indoctrination, and religious interpretation that it sees the murder of a family member preferable to allowing people – daughters, nieces, or cousins – to simply live their lives the way they want. A Thin Line of Defense Against ‘Honor Killings’: Gul Meena, 16, survived a brutal attack by...

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Equation Group
Feb16

Equation Group

A chilling but fascinatingly informative article describing Kaspersky’s gradual uncovering of the various methods used by the hacking group – most likely tied to the U.S. government – given the monicker “Equation Group”: How ‘omnipotent’ hackers tied to NSA hid for 14 years—and were found at last Equation Group boasted the type of extraordinary engineering skill people have come to expect from...

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Architecture For Children
Feb14

Architecture For Children

A lovely little Swiss website here that curates photos of architectural constructs built specifically for children around the world: Architektur für Kinder The side navigation bar provides great categorised links to scans of books, designers, and projects. A sample of some of the images is...

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SyFy Movies: Road Bees And More
Feb05

SyFy Movies: Road Bees And More

From the always fantastic World of Crap is this list of 10 SyFy Original Movies Coming Soon: Washed up alcoholic alcoholic Fray Bentos (Michael Madsen) is worried about all the bees in his backwater truckstop from hell. So when qualified lifeguard and troubleshooter Dalton Timothy (Tara Reid) comes on the scene, they team up to take out the trash, the lowlives, and the bees that control the government of this backwater West Dakota...

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Why Charlie Hebdo Was Attacked
Jan10

Why Charlie Hebdo Was Attacked

Charlie Hebdo was not a nice publication. But it had every right to be not a nice publication. People who don’t like not nice publications don’t have to read them, don’t have to pay attention to them. People who don’t like not nice publications have the right to petition to have them removed from circulation or persuade others not to buy them if they can’t avoid paying attention to them – this is...

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Photos Of Los Angeles
Dec23

Photos Of Los Angeles

An interesting account of the work involved in hunting down photos of the people and places in Los Angeles’s history with an emphasis on the ethnic diversity of the city and its environs: Shades of L.A.: 20 Years of Illuminating Diversity Through Photography We begin to click through silvery images of weddings and birthday parties, Thanksgivings, first television sets, interiors of pre-Prohibition Era saloons, laughing families...

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