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  1. Jun 2022
    1. dire warning

      Really? What's the dire warning? Whatever creatures dominated at the time of the warm period flourished and expanded their ranges. Even now, humanity flourishes most in warmer places (http://www.luminocity3d.org/WorldPopDen/#3/12.00/10.00).

      Contrary to the climate alarmist suggestion that warming should be stopped, the study shows that a warmer Earth has been the norm - and when it was, life of all kinds flourished.

      That's the opposite of a "dire warning" to any sensible person.

      But if people wake up to the scientific reality, why would anyone want to pay scientists to come up with ways to keep us trapped in the ice age we've been in for most of human history?

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  13. Jul 2018
    1. The motivation in writing this paper is to examine some of these ideas about time and technology. The notion that digi-tal technologies in themselves have a temporal quality that is problematic is questionable.

      Lindley claims that previous HCI studies of time have tended toward moral panics and technological determinism. Brings to mind Wacjman's work and Hassan's book "Empires of Speed."

      I'm curious about what she means here, as the next section describing Shoenbeck's study doesn't quite fit the argument:

      "The notion that digital technologies in themselves have a temporal quality that is problematic is questionable."

  14. May 2018
    1. Обращаем ваше внимание, что сотрудники Визового Центра не принимают решение по Вашей визе, а также не влияют на ход рассмотрения Ваших документов в Консульстве.

      Не стоит ругаться и кричать.

  15. Sep 2017
    1. Thousands of panic-stricken people might receive deadly doses of radiation as they fled from their homes. Some of the radiation will be longer-lived; areas most severely affected would have to be abandoned for many years after the attack

      Secondary effect from panic

  16. Jun 2017
    1. Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!— Run hence, proclaim, cry it about the streets.

      Cinna speaks on behalf of all the conspirators in this exclamation: "Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!" The forcefulness of his cries reveal the true emotions towards Caesar's reign. In particular, the conspirators consider him a self-centred tyrant. This opinion is justified with two reasons:

      1.The tribunes believe that centralising all authority to one man is undemocratic and is detrimental to the Roman Republic;

      2.They envy Caesar's might and fear potentially losing their power to the Empire.

      The rejoice of the conspirators does not align to the panic and grief experienced by the general society and Mark Antony. This juxtaposition suggests that Caesar's assassination is more destructive than it is justified.

      In fact, the 'liberty' and 'freedom' that is promised does not manifest under the conspirators' rule.