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Why Koreans Rarely Use the Word "Me" (bbc.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 20 Jan 2018  8 comments, latest an hour ago
‘Uri’ isn’t a mere grammar point, it’s a cultural canon that captures the very essence of a nation.South Korea’s communal values are tied to its compact size, ethnically homogenous population...

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MAGA ! Sarah Huckabee Sanders Offers to Lie for Free During Shutdown (newyorker.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 20 Jan 2018  2 comments, latest an hour ago
Calling it “the least I can do for my country,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said on Saturday morning that she would lie for free during the...

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Forget About Siri and Alexa — When It Comes to Voice Identification, the “NSA Reigns Supreme” (theintercept.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 20 Jan 2018  2 comments, latest an hour ago
A classified NSA memo from January 2006 describes NSA analysts using a “technology that identifies people by the sound of their voices” to successfully match old audio files of Pelton...

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Trump’s First Year: The Word Search
by BayAreaObserver on 20 Jan 2018  6 comments, latest 2 hours ago
#WordGame #Trump

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Humans Are Killing The Very Animals That Help Them (ibtimes.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 20 Jan 2018  3 comments, latest 5 hours ago
A new paper in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution investigates the role predator and scavenger species play in the human world. The roles are complicated, with lots of give...

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Crime prediction software less accurate than random people (dw.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 20 Jan 2018  1 comment, latest 6 hours ago
A popular program called COMPAS claims it can predict if criminal defendants will commit more crimes, and has been used by judges across the US. However, a new study has...

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General Mills Announces New Cereal to Celebrate Trump's First Year in Office
by BayAreaObserver on 20 Jan 2018  1 comment, latest 12 hours ago
MINNEAPOLIS: General Mills has announced the release of a new cereal to celebrate the first year anniversary of President Donald Trump and Republican victory in both houses of congress in...

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The Devil Is In The Details - Apple didn’t say it was hiring 20,000 new workers, nor bringing back all of its overseas cash (marketwatch.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 18 Jan 2018  5 comments, latest a day ago
At Apple, ‘creating’ jobs isn’t the same as hiring, and paying repatriation taxes doesn’t mean all the money is coming home.In its release that the company planned to “create over...

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America Is An Ass Kissing Nation - Evangelical Rant About Trump. (spoiler alert -The Author Isn't Happy With Potus) (shoebat.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 18 Jan 2018  9 comments, latest a day ago
Will the ass-kissing now end now that President-elect Donald Trump will not pursue further investigations into Hillary Clinton? Former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani said, “He made the...

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Bullets and bombs on China’s high-speed rail network (atimes.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 18 Jan 2018  1 comment, latest 2 days ago
China's newest generation of high-speed passenger trains will also provide launch platforms for missiles. China will soon start rolling out its next-generation rail technology across the country, and it is...

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Black Death spread by human fleas and lice, not only by rats or at least four legged ones (cbc.ca)
by BayAreaObserver on 16 Jan 2018  10 comments, latest 3 days ago
The Black Death, which killed millions throughout Europe in a pandemic stretching from the 14th to 19th centuries, was likely spread by parasites such as fleas and lice carried on...

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Computer User Interface Aided and Abetted Hawaii Nuke Scare (nakedcapitalism.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 16 Jan 2018  6 comments, latest 3 days ago
What makes this case particularly disconcerting wasn’t simply that it was the result of human error, but design-enabled human error. Lambert, who has worked in a lot of software-related jobs,...

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San Francisco Real Estate Market - New Year Report for 2018 (paragon-re.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 16 Jan 2018  12 comments, latest 3 days ago
Market Conditions, Trends & Home Prices in San Francisco. The median SF house sales price in 2017 was $1,420,000 (up from $1,325,000 in 2016), and for condos, it was $1,150,000...

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San Francisco Bay Area led the nation in overbidding in 2017 (blog.sfgate.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 16 Jan 2018  5 comments, latest 4 days ago
Nearly one quarter of U.S. home sales last year closed at over their listed price, according to a new Zillow study. This national average has increased since 2012, when 17.8...

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The Single Largest Environmental Release of Petroleum Condensate in History (channelnewsasia.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 16 Jan 2018  2 comments, latest 4 days ago
Chinese ships scrambled on Monday (Jan 15) to clean up a massive and expanding oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank off China, raising fears of devastating damage to marine...

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Gut bacteria linked to cataclysmic epidemic that wiped out 16th-century Mexico (arstechnica.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 16 Jan 2018  Posted 4 days ago
In the wake of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1521, waves of epidemics slammed Mexico. By 1576, the population, which had been more than 20 million before...

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Flying to Hong Kong Soon ? Coming from the Middle East or India or using a regional carrier ? (scmp.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 14 Jan 2018  1 comment, latest 6 days ago
How rampant is theft on planes flying in and out of Hong Kong?Beware the treacherous skies with organised criminals on the prowl in aircraft cabins, ready to relieve you of...

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Official Guide to Shithole Countries by President Donald Trump (whatthortoldme.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 14 Jan 2018  2 comments, latest 6 days ago
Some people have a natural instinct; a gut feeling that simply tells them when they’re right. That’s how I am about most things. I’m lucky, I know it. I’m right...

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Mysterious Clouds Racing Through Milky Way and a 360 Degree View from Inside the Middle of the Galaxy (msn.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 14 Jan 2018  Posted 6 days ago
Mysterious, rapid-moving clouds have been charted in never-before-seen detail on a map of the entire sky. These strange, high-velocity gas clouds are moving at odds with the usual rotation of...

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Hospitals Wrestle With Shortage of IV Bags (foxbusiness.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 13 Jan 2018  4 comments, latest 7 days ago
Coming down with the flu ? Going to the hospital to get treated ? Need an IV saline solution or other type of IV ? You just might have a...
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