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Joel Lewenstein's answer to How can I start an interesting conversation? The people with the reddest hair in the world. Five Common Myths About Meditation Debunked. Wind power is cheapest energy, EU analysis finds. Onshore wind is cheaper than coal, gas or nuclear energy when the costs of ‘external’ factors like air quality, human toxicity and climate change are taken into account, according to an EU analysis.

Wind power is cheapest energy, EU analysis finds

The report says that for every megawatt hour (MW/h) of electricity generated, onshore wind costs roughly €105 (£83) per MW/h, compared to gas and coal which can cost up to around €164 and €233 per MW/h, respectively. Nuclear power, offshore wind and solar energy are all comparably inexpensive generators, at roughly €125 per MW/h. “This report highlights the true cost of Europe’s dependence on fossil fuels,” said Justin Wilkes, the deputy CEO of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). My Night With Afghanistan's Only Female Warlord, Commander Pigeon. I’d been living in Afghanistan three weeks when my guide, a young Afghan named Sharif Sahak, showed me a photograph of the country’s only known female warlord, Bibi Ayisha, nom de guerre: Commander Pigeon.

My Night With Afghanistan's Only Female Warlord, Commander Pigeon

It was late 2013, the Americans were preparing to leave, and Sharif had heard that the commander was training a new militia of female jihadists to fight the Taliban. In the photograph, she looked to be about 200 pounds and 60 years old. A large woman with black eyes made small by folds of skin. A beaked nose protruded from a wide flat face. She held her machine gun against her bosom like a bouquet of roses. Christopher Stanton's answer to What is the best and the worst thing of having or not having a dog? Support Dorian Nakamoto, but please don’t line his attorney’s pockets for his doomed case against Newsweek. By Michael Carney On October 14, 2014 Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the man who was seemingly wrongly outed in a Newsweek (or as we dubbed it, “Newsweak”) cover story as the creator of bitcoin, is planning to sue the once great magazine.

Support Dorian Nakamoto, but please don’t line his attorney’s pockets for his doomed case against Newsweek

Nakamoto and his attorney Ethan Kirschner of Kirschner Law have set out to raise a legal defense fund, launching via the website Newsweeklied.com and an associated Twitter account. Donations are being accepted via bitcoin (naturally), but also by credit card. In a section labeled “background,” the Newsweeklied website reads: Newsweek’s cover article falsely naming Dorian Nakamoto “The Face Behind Bitcoin” was published in March 2014. Router that anonymises internet activity raises $300,000 on Kickstarter. An internet router that aims to anonymise online activity had raised over $300,000 Tuesday, after less than 48 hours on the Kickstarter fundraising site.

Router that anonymises internet activity raises $300,000 on Kickstarter

Anonabox, a 2.4in by 1.6in router, directs internet data that connects to it by ethernet or Wi-Fi through the Tor network, software designed to allow anonymous web browsing. Tor acts as a cloaking device, hiding information including the computer’s the current logged-in user name and the last-visited URL, IP address and other information disclosed through regular browsing. The service can be used to help people chat and email anonymously as well as skirt censorship. Anonabox had hoped to raise $7,500 in 30 days but raised that amount in the first six hours of the fund raiser, said its developer August Germar. How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity And Online Giving : All Tech Considered. Charity: Water CEO and founder Scott Harrison, on a trip to Ethiopia.

How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity And Online Giving : All Tech Considered

Courtesy of Charity: Water hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Charity: Water Charity: Water CEO and founder Scott Harrison, on a trip to Ethiopia. Courtesy of Charity: Water. yEbOecX. Leonard Kim's answer to What's more important to get rich: Build yourself or get good grades? So this Swedish dude put out his house for sale. The Best, Unexpected Rewards Programs For Things You're Already Buying.

ELI5:Why are men and women segregated in chess competitions? : explainlikeimfive. ELI5: Why is it so taboo to ask about someone's salary? : explainlikeimfive. Leonard Kim's answer to How do you know when it's time to quit smoking? China’s Dangerous Game. The country's intensifying efforts to redraw maritime borders have its neighbors, and the U.S., fearing war.

China’s Dangerous Game

But does the aggression reflect a government growing in power—or one facing a crisis of legitimacy? Awakening - Joshua Lang. Since its introduction in 1846, anesthesia has allowed for medical miracles.

Awakening - Joshua Lang

Limbs can be removed, tumors examined, organs replaced—and a patient will feel and remember nothing. Or so we choose to believe. In reality, tens of thousands of patients each year in the United States alone wake up at some point during surgery. Clickhole brilliantly sends up Ello with its ad-less, colorless, wordless social network Zylch. By David Holmes On October 14, 2014 Columbia Journalism Review?

Clickhole brilliantly sends up Ello with its ad-less, colorless, wordless social network Zylch

Nieman Lab? David Carr’s Times column? You’re all on watch. Clickhole has become the best media criticism site on the planet. Programming Tools for Linux. This article is not so much about the various languages, as the programming tools that can be used to write programs using the languages.

Programming Tools for Linux.

When students first start taking programming courses at various private classes and colleges, the first language they learn is C. This is because C is the most traditional language, whose concepts form the base of every other language. CAINE Live CD/DVD - computer forensics digital forensics. Twitter Firehose Reveals How Weather Affects Mood. Researchers have long known that the weather has a profound physiological impact.

Twitter Firehose Reveals How Weather Affects Mood

The human body reacts to sunlight by producing serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is strongly linked with feelings of well-being. Some people are more likely to be depressed during winter, a condition known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD. But despite this evidence, psychologists have long failed to find a clear correlation between weather and mood. This area of study is littered with studies that show contradictory correlations and others that show no correlation at all.

Now Jiwei Li at Stanford University and a few pals aim to change that. Li and co begin with a database of tweets geotagged to one of 32 major urban areas in the US, such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Franciso and so on. Li and co also filtered out tweets about national or international events such as the Haiti earthquake, the death of Michael Jackson and so on.

The results make for curious reading. Alibaba Singles' Day Sales. ReutersEmployees sort packages at a hub of Shentong (STO) Express delivery company in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, November 11, 2014. Alibaba pulled in a record-breaking $9.3 billion in sales on Singles' Day, the biggest online shopping day in the world, the company said Tuesday. The sales number blows past Alibaba's previous record of nearly $5.8 billion during the 24-hour period on Nov. 11 last year. The company said it has already shipped more than 278 million orders, up from the 150 million packages it shipped last year. 5ZLYvSD. How to Boost Your Practical Memory (and Stop Losing Your Keys) The World's Largest Corn Maze Is Riskier Than You Might Think. Mexico missing: Protesters block Acapulco airport. 11 November 2014Last updated at 09:36 ET <div class="warning"><img class="holding" src=" alt="Protesters and riot police" /><p><strong>Please turn on JavaScript.

</strong> Media requires JavaScript to play. </p></div> As Will Grant reports, the protesters are calling for the safe return of the missing students Thousands of Mexicans blocked the access to Acapulco airport on Monday in protest at the authorities' handling of the case of 43 missing students. The demonstrators clashed with police and blocked the entrance to the airport for three hours.

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Ultron's staying power is a sterling example of how the comic book industry has continually held a mirror up to society. The Ultron story has tracked fears of communism, of nuclear war, and now of artificial intelligence. But he began with a scheme that redefined comic book evil. Nicolas Cole's answer to How can I, as a teen, improve my life the most in a single day? Who are the winners and losers from the Arab Spring? Islamic State is being beaten back in Iraq, President Assad is getting the upper hand in Syria, Egypt is under military control again, and Libya is in a state of complete chaos. So was there ever really an Arab Spring? With Gamergate, it’s not enough to ignore the trolls.

The simple image sharer. 2048.jpg (JPEG Image, 1800 × 708 pixels) - Scaled (56%) Which Fad Diet Is Best for Weight Loss? How baby boomers ruined parenting forever - Quartz. Stay Connected to Quartz on Facebook. The Dreadful Inconvenience of Salad. A start-up will contribute an interesting answer to the million-dollar food-policy question: If healthy food was as easy as junk food, would we eat more of it? The Secret Language of Girls on Instagram. Why Read New Books? by Tim Parks. Is This The Most Hated Man in the World? Nation of Three Hundred Million Understands President Can Only Come From Two Families. Two Microsofts. 2048. Thanks to the Snowden disclosures, Americans are more paranoid than ever.

By Nathaniel Mott On November 12, 2014 Americans no longer think it’s safe to communicate via social networks, email services, or even landline phones, according to a Pew report on the public’s thoughts on the post-Snowden era. Battle of the Mobile Office Suites: Microsoft Office vs. Google Docs. Netherlands just built a bike path entirely out of solar panels. A Dutch company is about to unveil the world's first-ever bike path built entirely of solar panels. I am Mike Rowe and I can't seem to hold a job. I've been fired over 300 time in the last 10 years. Currently, and somewhat surprisingly, I am hosting a new show for CNN called Somebody's Gotta Do It. AMA. : IAmA.

Your Morning Habits Can Make or Break the Rest of Your Day. Why Aren't Millennials Saving Money? Common Core Reading: 'The New Colossus' : NPR Ed. How to Know When It's Time to Leave Work and Go Home. Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA updates are rolling out to Nexus devices now. We’re long overdue for replacing Social Security Numbers as our main identifier. The Secret Life Of Tim Jacobus, 'Goosebumps' Illustrator. What My Mom Said on “Take Your Parents to Work” Day. Pirate Bay Founder Peter Sunde Released From Prison. How to Back Out of a Social Commitment (Without Being a Jerk)

Israel’s Forter raises $15M to expand to the US, promises to put ecommerce fraud prevention on autopilot. Inside Canada's new war. The Most Common Money Mistakes People Make at Every Age. The Four Types of Sleep Schedules. Personality test: what job would make you happiest? Canada offers a diverse market for Canada freight forwarding and Canada/US shipping: Purolator navigates the details. 8 Food Myths You Probably Believe. Interview: Daniel Bolger, Author Of 'Why We Lost' PSA: Change Your IP Webcam's Default Password, if You Haven't Already. Dear Senator Ted Cruz, I'm going to explain to you how Net Neutrality ACTUALLY works.

Lasting Relationships Rely On 2 Traits. Obama says momentum building on 'historic' trans-Pacific trade deal. Cloud Storage Race To Zero. 3-D Design Software “Evolves” Hundreds of Options. Close military encounters between Russia and the west ‘at cold war levels’ Nick Hodgson's answer to Who was the most unfortunate person in history of mankind?

9Evqao9. Nigel Farage’s new friend in Europe: ‘When women say no, they don’t always mean it’ [1404.1207] Spontaneous creation of the universe from nothing. ELI5: If bears can hibernate through the winter living strictly on fat, why can't obese people just sit around and not eat anything? : explainlikeimfive. U.S. labor market tightens, but wages still anemic. Marcus Geduld's answer to What can possibly be wrong with seeking the easiest route? b117ujG.jpg (JPEG Image, 650 × 367 pixels) Barack Obama’s support for net neutrality sets precedent for the rest of the world.

Is It Time To Reappropriate Pink? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture. Action-Packed Video Games Really Do Help Us Learn Faster, Study Finds. Social apps: The saddest places on the Internet. Graphene aerogel is the lightest solid material created. mGCJBmY.gif (GIF Image, 623 × 417 pixels) 400 Tor-anonymized domains tracked down and seized in global crackdown. Verizon May Soon Get to Enjoy a Lawsuit Over Its Sneaky Use of Perma-Cookies. Winston Churchill Still Stands Alone - WSJ - WSJ. ELI5: If bears can hibernate through the winter living strictly on fat, why can't obese people just sit around and not eat anything? : explainlikeimfive.

Bennett Nelson's answer to Does honesty really matter? Warm up: Beautiful hotel fireplaces around the USA. The Oculus Rift makes Elite: Dangerous amazing—and impossible to describe. The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare. Emergency-protest-fcc-sellout. The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. Law Schools and the Legal One Per Cent.