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  1. Jun 2022
    1. The world's demand for noble gases will likely concentrate on China, Sundqvist added, and the county will "get a good price for [its] product."

      ...and if the West sides with Taiwan if China decides to invade it, we will see a repeat of Putin's strategy of limiting export of vital noble gases. Team human doesn't work well when we cannot collaborate

    2. Moscow began restricting exports of inert, or "noble" gases, including neon, argon and helium to "unfriendly" countries at the end of May, according to a report by Russian state news agency TASS. All three gases are used to produce the tiny electronic chips found in a raft of consumer products, from smartphones to washing machines to cars, and which have been in critically short supply for months.

      Russia supplies 30% of the global chip industry with neon, argon and helium, necessary for chip manufacturing.

  2. Jan 2022
    1. The men, they noted, wereprimarily occupied in hunting and, occasionally, war, which meantthey could in a sense be considered natural aristocrats. The idea ofthe ‘noble savage’ can be traced back to such estimations.Originally, it didn’t refer to nobility of character but simply to the factthat the Indian men concerned themselves with hunting and fighting,which back at home were largely the business of noblemen.

      The idea of the "noble savage" can be traced back to early French encounters with indigenous Americans who felt that because the men occupied themselves with hunting and war that they were more like the French noblemen who employed themselves in similar pursuits.

  3. Dec 2020
    1. I find it very interesting that they refer to Mansa Musa and Musse Melly. I wouldn’t have understood they were referring to the same person if it wasn’t for the fact they stated about his riches and wealth. In addition, it confirms the fact that he was very wealthy which is stated in many texts. He was wealthy for extracting of riches, but he also was influential leader in Africa.

  4. Apr 2019
    1. technology companies have made it work that way. Ebook stores from Amazon, Apple, Google, Kobo, Barnes and Noble all follow broadly the same rules. You’re buying a licence to read, not a licence to own.

      Bear in mind that this "ownership" is common practice with Amazon, Apple, Google, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and other ones as well.

      It's not this way with non-DRM books, that you can download, and reuse as with physical books.

  5. Mar 2018
  6. Nov 2017