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Influenza is a viral infection. Penicillin is an antibiotic. If a few shots of penicillin "fixed" you, it probably was something else.
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Here's a link to a Russian article on the matter. http://ria.ru/economy/20130430/935405025.html
According to the article he states that:
1. This ban is a clear example of unfair competition. (using political means)
2. That they (the Russians) will have to work with the Europeans so that they can make their own independent decisions.
Something else intersting from that article is that the Minister of Economic development stated that t-platforms is competing with American and Chinese companies in the European market. I consider this strange since the US mentioned Taiwan but there is no pressure against Chinese companies.
"Sarah Kerrigan doesn't shop at Victoria's Secret" Too bad. An achivement unlock that would display her in VC clothing might make me buy SC3
Wickramasinghe - Sinhalese (from Sri Lanka)
Wikipedia link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandra_Wickramasinghe
He dosen't seem like a hack scientist by a long shot. But I've got to admit that his views on evolution are rather unconventional.
I could be wrong here but didn't JRR Tolkien sign away the rights to LoTR and The Hobbit movies when he was still alive? Some American company if I remember correctly. Christopher tolkien was against the movies getting made but they still did them despite what he wanted.
I guess this is why we will never get to see a movie based on the Silmarillion (the Tolkien estate still has the rights to that)
Here you go
From the comments section in the link you provided:
"Did anyone actually go back and read what Arthur Clarke wrote about these things?
They’re “Newspads” — and the paradigm is very different from either a ‘tablet’ or a TV per se: on the other hand, let’s just say I hope Jeff Bezos isn’t planning a similar defense strategy for the Kindle
The thing is a reading device, intended for what would constitute requested push content (say, an ‘edition’ of s ‘newspaper’). The keys let you navigate between pages, and perhaps (touch sensitivity not allowing gestures) moving a virtual larger newpaper page so you can read different sections at high default magnification. Moving images were subsidiary to the newspaper metaphor: illustrations with some TV-like character. There is a scene in the movie (during the Pan Am trip to orbit at the beginning, ISTR) where we see a NewsPad working as a newspaper (in black-and-whitish display) with moving illustrations
Running the thing as a portable flatscreen television is a different thing (and, assuming bandwidth exists, would be a logical “gee whiz!” thing that a forward-looking person in the ’60s might imagine his newspaper would turn into someday. But keep in mind — it would be far more ‘interactive’ than a typical TV metaphor, as you could select any number of running video windows within the ‘book’ or ‘paper’ you were reading. Not single-window push like broadcast TV at that time"
They were the first group to use explosive belts and vests.
china on the other hand is ripe for political revolution. do you expect chinese citizens to put up with longer work hours in poorer conditions with less compensation than other countries, with less political and personal freedom, for the next 25+ years? those are the things that are driving china today.
Do not underestimate the value of a PR stunt like that. Putting someone on the moon could make people forget their other problems.