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June 28 2017

Erster Transport von Atommüll auf einem Fluss in Deutschland begonnen

Auf dem Neckar schippert nun ein Transportschiff mit insgesamt 342 ausgedienten Brennelementen. Laut Energieversorger EnBW habe man verschiedene Transportarten genau gegeneinander abgewogen. Die Fahrt auf dem Neckar sei "sicher durchführbar".
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Mit einem neuen Verfahren wird aus Wüstensand ein Baumaterial

In ihrem Unternehmen Polycare Research Technology fertigen Gerhard Dust und Gunther Plötner stapelbare Steine aus Wüstensand. Menschen in Slums sollen sich daraus nach dem Lego-Prinzip ein Zuhause bauen können.
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1984 bookcover by Patrick Pichler & Wolfgang Warzilek
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Datenschutzgrundverordnung: Böses Erwachen der Domainverwaltung ICANN

Über Jahre hat die ICANN illegale Datensammlungen veranlasst, warnen Experten. Mit den saftigen Bußgeldandrohungen der EU scheint die private Namensverwaltung jetzt aus ihrem datenschutzrechtlichen Dornröschenschlaf zu erwachen.
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Throwback Thursday: Montana’s historic places recognized

In May 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed into law the Homestead Act, which encouraged Western migration by entitling settlers to 160 acres of public land after they reside on and cultivate the land for five years. For much of the West, including Montana, homesteading gave rural communities their roots. Some of these homesteads took root on huge, isolated stretches of land while others blossomed into bustling towns that acted as the gateway to the West. 

Two Montana locations from the homestead era recently landed on the National Register of Historic Places thanks to Bureau of Land Management archaeologist Zane Fulbright.

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Bronze statuette of Zeus or Poseidon (via The Met)

early 5th century BCE

Archaic Greek

“This mature bearded figure must represent either Zeus, the god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian deities, or his brother Poseidon, who controlled the seas. The identity would have been clear from the attribute that was originally held in the right hand. Zeus’s weapon was the thunderbolt, and a sanctuary to him was established wherever lightening struck. Poseidon wielded a trident, the three-pronged spear that fishermen used to catch huge tuna.”

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Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958).

Nous Sommes Fous [We are mad].

Oil over aquatint, laid down on canvas. Executed in 1948.

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Shavous - The Making of a Nation | True Torah Jews

“A nation, following the modern definition, is a group of people bound together by a common land, culture and language. At Har [Mt.] Sinai, those conditions were met only because of proximity, they were never mentioned as prerequisites for carrying the title ‘Jew’. The only precondition was acceptance of the Torah. Period. Cultures, languages and territories are all things that can be violently wrenched from a people. Faith, however, is a far more tenacious entity.

On [the holiday of] Shavous [the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai], it’s traditional to read the Biblical book of Rus (Ruth), which recounts how a Moabite princess converted to Judaism, later to become one of the illustrious ancestors of King David.

If I were to go to a Scot and say that I wanted to ‘convert’ to Scottish-ism, they would probably, and rightly, laugh in my face. The Scottish are an ethnic/tribal group were belonging is based solely on ancestral heritage. I could no more become a Scot than an Inuit could become a Xhosa. It is solely a matter of birthright. There is no conversion to a race or ethnicity. The Scot or Inuit or Xhosa could very feasibly become a Jew, however. Exactly like me. Their race or heritage has absolutely nothing to do with whether they could be accepted for the conversion process. There is one absolute condition and only one. Wholehearted acceptance of the Torah and the One who gave it. German Orthodox thinker Rav Shamshon Rafael Hirsch stated unequivocally, ‘Land and soil were never Israel's bond of union...’

The Zionist Enterprise has created a secular, nationalist identity that exists in and of itself. It has no normative content. In the process, they’ve robbed generations of Jews of the only thing that historically characterized them, exchanging an eternal mission for a cheap, bellicose nationalism.”

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Is There a Multidimensional Mathematical World Hidden in the Brain's Computation ?

Is There a Multidimensional Mathematical World Hidden in the Brain’s Computation?
In their paper, the researchers attempted to mathematically map the brain’s neuronal networks. The image on the left is a digital copy of the neocortex. Next to it is a simplified image of the brain’s multi-dimensional structures and spaces.


#cerveau #neurone #réseau #visualisation #dimensions #topologie_algébrique

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Finale Version des NetzDG-Gesetzestextes für die Abstimmung im Bundestag ist da

Die Große Koalition im Bundestag hat heute dem Rechtsausschuss eine finale Version des Entwurfes des Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetzes vorgelegt. Der Gesetzesvorschlag soll am kommenden Freitag im Deutschen Bundestag abgestimmt werden. Derzeit steht die Plenardebatte für 8 Uhr am Freitag Morgen auf der Tagesordnung des Bundestages. 45 Minuten sind für die Debatte eingeplant.

Das Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz wurde in einigen Punkten entschärft. Trotz dieser Nachbesserungen bleibt das Gesetz eine Gefahr für die Meinungsfreiheit, vor allem weil große Plattformen mit Bußgeldandrohung verpflichtet werden, „offensichtlich rechtswidrige Inhalte“ innerhalb einer kurzen Frist zu löschen. Damit besteht weiterhin die Befürchtung, dass zuviel gelöscht wird und damit die Meinungsfreiheit gefährdet ist.

Nach allem, was wir bislang im Vergleich sehen hat sich der Entwurf zwischen gestern und heute nicht mehr verändert.


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Vietnamese Blogger Phạm Minh Hoàng Detained, Stripped of Citizenship, and Exiled to France

"I wrote blogs and continued to express my views on issues like democracy, corruption, territorial sovereignty. This is something that anybody could do, and to be honest, everybody should do."

June 27 2017

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P a u l - K l e e
Small Dune Picture (Kl. Dünenbild)
Oil on black casein ground, mounted on cardboard

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by the artist Nakazawa Hiromitsu

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U.N. blames warring sides for Yemen's 'man-made' cholera 'catastrophe' | Reuters

U.N. blames warring sides for Yemen’s ’man-made’ cholera ’catastrophe’ | Reuters

U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien described the cholera outbreak in Yemen, which is fast approaching 300,000 cases, as a “man-made catastrophe” caused by the warring sides in the country’s civil war and their international backers.

The number of suspected cases of the disease, which is caused by ingesting bacteria from water or food contaminated with faeces, reached 179,548 by 20 June, with 1,205 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.

“This is because of conflict, it’s man-made, it’s very severe, the numbers are absolutely staggering, it’s getting worse, and the cholera element in addition to the lack of food, the lack of medical supplies, primarily one has to put that at the door of all the parties to the conflict,” O’Brien said.

#guerre #yémen #choléra

(et si tout le monde est coupable personne ne l’est)

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Roms Bürgermeisterin will keine Migranten mehr aufnehmen

Die ewige Stadt erlebt eine gravierende Krisensituation, es herrscht EU-Verdruss
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Trumps Anti-Einwanderungspolitik

Die Zahl der anerkannten Flüchtlinge wurde halbiert, die der Verhaftungen und Abschiebungen von undokumentierten Flüchtlingen ist gestiegen
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*Une_Métamorphose_iranienne* ❝Le cauchemar de Mana Neyestani commence en 2006, le jour où il…


Le cauchemar de Mana Neyestani commence en 2006, le jour où il dessine une conversation entre un enfant et un cafard dans le supplément pour enfants d’un hebdomadaire iranien. Le problème est que le cafard dessiné par Mana utilise un mot azéri. Les azéris, un peuple d’origine turc vivant au nord de l’Iran, sont depuis longtemps opprimés par le régime central. Pour certains, le dessin de Mana est la goutte d’eau qui fait déborder le vase et un excellent prétexte pour déclencher une émeute. Le régime de Téhéran a besoin d’un bouc émissaire, ce sera Mana. Lui et l’éditeur du magazine sont emmenés dans la Prison 209, une section non-officielle de la prison d’Evin, véritable prison dans la prison sous l’administration de la VEVAK, le Ministère des Renseignements et de la Sécurité Nationale. Ce n’est pas un endroit très agréable..
. Alors que le deux hommes subissent des semaines d’isolement et d’interrogatoires, les azéris organisent de nombreuses manifestations anti-gouvernementales. Les autorités font tirer sur les manifestants, faisant de nombreuses victimes. Pour les autorités, tout est de la faute de Mana.

Au bout de deux mois de détention, Mana obtient enfin un droit de sortie temporaire. Il décide alors de s’enfuir avec sa femme. Après un long périple qui les fera passer par les Émirats Arabes Unis, La Turquie et la Chine, ils parviendront à atteindre la Malaisie pour s’y installer avant de rejoindre Paris en 2010. Bouleversant, Une Métamorphose iranienne est une plongée en apnée dans le système totalitaire kafkaïen mis en place par le régime iranien.
#Mana_Neyestani #BD #livre #journalisme #presse #dessin_de_presse #Iran #Evin #prison #emprisonnement #détention

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