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The Water Wars Waged by the Islamic State

By Ambika Vishwanath The Islamic State's use of natural resources to achieve its strategic goals is nothing new. Oil, one of the group's biggest sources of funding, plays an especially important role in its calculations — something the countries fighting the Islamic State are increasingly coming to realize. And they have [...]

Listen: OBA / Nico Niquo - Vessel

Phinery just dropped a doozy with Vessel. Split between Nico Niquo and OBA, Vessel comes between two lengthy tracks by each artist. Side A is Nico Niquo with "Glass Cypher," a very patient and calculated shimmer of sounds, waving like a distant mirage, but it's really just right in your face about it.

Don’t Be Like Patty The Milkmaid

A fun little ditty by Mr. Aesop today: Patty the Milkmaid was going to market carrying her milk in a Pail on her head. As she went along she began calculating what she would do with the money she would get for the milk. “I’ll buy some fowls from Farmer Brown,” said she, “and they will lay eggs each morning, which I will sell to […]

Jose Mourinho on needing a calculator & fighting with Diego Costa (Video)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was in a good mood after the 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League. First off, the Chelsea manager admitted he was a little confused by the Blues’ standing in the Champions League this season, going into the final group game against Porto at home. Show More Summary

Bitwalking is digital currency you earn just by walking

It’s theoretically possible to earn Bitcoin by manually calculating hashes, but there’s an easier way to earn a little digital currency. Just get off your butt and walk. Yes, Bitwalking wants to pay […]

Two Peas In A Pod: Hillary Clinton and Cecile Richards Make Fools Of Themselves

[guest post by Dana] Two audacious and calculating shrews tried to convince us that they stand for the plight of the disadvantaged and marginalized, even though we know differently: Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 23, 2015 Juanita Broaddrick begged to differ. […]

Bowl projections: Oklahoma and Iowa move into playoff mix

Heading into Turkey Week, there are 71 college football teams that are bowl-eligible. With 40 bowl games on the docket, nine more teams need to reach that magical six-win mark. By my calculations, of the 18 teams with a chance to still reach that, five or six can be considered favorites to do so....

Military Intervention in the Middle East Is the Problem, Not the Solution

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By Peter Certo / OtherWords Islamic State’s latest atrocities are a calculated effort to bring the war in Syria home to the countries participating in it.

Chinese Tycoon Seeks 10 Million Yuan Over False Social Media Posting

An honest mistake by a star-struck blogger? Or a calculated attempt to grab page views? A 10 million yuan lawsuit could hinge on the answer.

Cool Story: Real Madrid Partners With Snapchat

Real Madrid C.F. has figured out what it takes to win on the soccer field. The world's most valuable soccer team, with a valuation of $3.26 billion, calculated in May 2015 by FORBES, is now doing what it can to assert its dominance off the field of play. Placing a priority on social media [...]

Robert Craft, 92, Adviser And Steward To Stravinsky

“Called an elegant Boswell by his supporters and a calculating Svengali by his detractors, … Mr. Craft spent nearly a quarter-century as Stravinsky’s amanuensis, rehearsal conductor, musical adviser, globe-trotting traveling companion and surrogate son. Show More Summary

RIP: Robert Craft, conductor, writer, frequent Stravinsky collaborator

From The New York Times : Robert Craft, an orchestral conductor, scholar and writer who was called an elegant Boswell by his supporters and a calculating Svengali by his detractors for his long professional association with Igor Stravinsky, died on Tuesday at his home in Gulf Stream, Fla. Show More Summary

Nvidia Tesla GPUs To Accelerate VASP Material Simulation Application

By the end of this year, the VASP application, which simulates materials at the atomic level, will be updated with Tesla GPU support, allowing calculations to be performed significantly faster than ever before.

Qantas 737 “tailstrike” was caused by iPad data entry fail

Copilot fat-fingered "6" instead of "7" on iPad app used to calculate takeoff speed.

How Time Horizon and Discount Rate Affect Social Security

One way to view the decision to delay Social Security as an “investment” is by using a present value calculation to identify which strategy can provide the most lifetime Social Security benefits and which strategy creates the lowest funding needs for your investment portfolio. This calculation requires deciding on a [...]

Hulu deal would broadcast mixed signal

Time Warner may buy into the U.S. video-streaming service already backed by Comcast, Disney and Fox. Though the implied value is bound to be far less, Hulu could be worth some $17 bln, according to Breakingviews calculations. The ownership structure warrants a big discount.

Are CA Solar Installers Accurately Representing Solar Project Economics?

Originally published on Energy Toolbase. By Adam Gerza California residential solar installers may be using a flawed approach to calculating and presenting the economics of solar projects and not even know it. Earlier this year the California...Show More Summary

Resource Calculator Helps Textile Industry Reduce Water, Energy, Chemical Use

Using intelligent processes and smart chemistry can reduce water consumption in the textile industry by 50 percent, energy use by 30 percent and chemicals use by 15 percent, according to bluesign technologies. Bluesign will unveil its blueXpert resource productivity calculator at the ITMA 2015 textile and garment machinery exhibition, which will be held Nov. 12–19 […]

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Exact Location Of Crash Found By Pilot’s Math, Aviation Site Claims

The missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be found sometime in the next month, according to a respected aviation site, which has published mathematical calculations by an experienced pilot which are said to have identified the exact location where the vanished Boeing 777-200 went down. Show More Summary

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