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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2685 on: March 20, 2017, 12:55:24 AM »
If their are really editing out genes in a fertilized egg, those genes won't be available to pass on.
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2686 on: March 20, 2017, 02:05:34 AM »
China's Severe Winter Haze Tied to Climate Change

China's severe winter air pollution problems may be worsened by changes in atmospheric circulation prompted by Arctic sea ice loss and increased Eurasian snowfall – both caused by global climate change....


There have been a few articles on this topic recently. The basic idea is pollution in China is going to get worse whether emissions are cut down or not.
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2687 on: March 28, 2017, 09:40:32 AM »
Thought you guys might get a kick out of what's going on over on that rebellious isle that shall remain nameless...
Online retailers seek to capitalize on family pet market for Tomb Sweeping Day
Yup, they're selling doggy and kitty stuff to honor the dearly departed pet on Qingming.
http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3126606
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2688 on: March 29, 2017, 11:46:15 PM »
Google makes its Translate mobile apps available for users in China

Google has reintroduced its Translate mobile apps to China, where they can now be accessed and used without the need for software to bypass local censorship.

The U.S. tech giant left China more than seven years ago when it redirected its local search engine to Hong Kong and many of its services are censored in the country. Today’s low-key relaunch marks the first time it has revived a service specifically for users in China.

Google has maintained a web-based version of Translate that has been accessible since its China exit, but with half of China’s 1.4 billion population using the internet on mobile, according to the latest government figures, these apps will give the service wider reach. The iOS version of Translate is available in the Chinese App Store, while Google is directing Android users to a direct download from its servers here. Previously, those in China could only use the app when connected to a VPN to evade the government’s internet censorship system.

“Google Translate has been available in China for more than eight years. Today, we’re making our Translate app work better for Chinese users,” a spokesperson told TechCrunch....
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2690 on: April 06, 2017, 07:19:51 AM »

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2691 on: April 06, 2017, 11:28:23 AM »
Told you they were dangerous.

http://intriguedboredom.com/woman-arrested-for-training-squirrels-to-attack-her-ex-boyfriend/

That should have been published on April 1. 

Maybe CP can get some squirrels and train them to take out the pigeons and his neighbours.
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2692 on: April 06, 2017, 03:36:47 PM »
Told you they were dangerous.

http://intriguedboredom.com/woman-arrested-for-training-squirrels-to-attack-her-ex-boyfriend/

That should have been published on April 1. 

Maybe CP can get some squirrels and train them to take out the pigeons and his neighbours.


Speaking of squirrels, whatever happened to ETR. Haven't seen him around here since Hector was a pup. Did he (ETR, not Hector) transgender and move to Detroit?
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2693 on: April 07, 2017, 11:02:25 PM »
Dinner-time missile strike leaves China having to reassess Trump

US decision to bomb Syria during meeting with Xi Jinping will have irked China, but it will be more concerned about the future implications

For China’s president, Xi Jinping, it was supposed to be a chance to show himself as the political titan whom Communist party propagandists fete as the “leader of China’s great revival”.

During a two-day visit to Donald Trump’s glamorous Mar-a-Lago estate, Xi would grab headlines as a globe-trotting statesman whose nation could now stand side by side with the world’s leading superpower.

But Trump’s decision to unleash a barrage of cruise missiles against Syria, a decision made just before he sat down to dinner with Xi, has upended those plans and risks derailing an embryonic rapprochement that followed months of tensions between the leaders of the world’s two largest economies....
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2694 on: April 07, 2017, 11:07:06 PM »
Donald Trump hails friendship with China's Xi as missiles head to Syria

US president talks of ‘great relationship’ with China but timing of Syria attack likely to create anger and fear, say experts

Donald Trump has hailed the start of “a very, very great relationship” with the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, after months of Twitter attacks and tension culminated in a candle-lit steak dinner at the billionaire’s palm-dotted Mar-a-Lago resort.

When Xi came to the US two years ago, Trump attacked Barack Obama’s red-carpet welcome, claiming he would have offered a Big Mac rather than a state dinner to a leader whose country he has accused of “raping” the American economy.

But pan-seared Dover sole, New York strip steak and Sonoma chardonnay were on the menu after the Communist party chief touched down in Florida with his wife, the chart-topping singer, Peng Liyuan on Thursday afternoon for two days of talks.

“It is a great honour to have the president of China and his incredibly talented wife – a great, great celebrity in China and a great singer … in the United States,” Trump told his guests.

“We’ve had a long discussion already and so far I have gotten nothing, absolutely nothing,” he joked. “But we have developed a friendship – I can see that – and I think in the long term we’re going to have a very, very great relationship and I look very much forward to it.”

Before the summit, trade disputes and North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs were tipped to top the list of discussions between Trump and Xi, who returns to China on Friday afternoon.

But as the leaders of the world’s two largest economies retired from their first evening together, a rapidly escalating crisis in Syria threatened to overshadow their long-awaited meeting as Trump ordered cruise missile strikes in response to the deadly chemical attack on the town of Khan Sheikhun....
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2695 on: April 07, 2017, 11:24:49 PM »
And because it wouldn't be Trump without something being stupid:

Pro-Trump Media Is Falsely Claiming That The Chemical Attack In Syria Was A Hoax
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2697 on: April 15, 2017, 02:37:06 AM »
Beijing Subway Passenger Bloodied by Expat Sparks Angry Backlash Against Foreigners

Days before news about a "Chinese" passenger being forcibly dragged off a United Airlines flight caused massive outrage in China, Beijingers were already angry over an incident of their own in which a Chinese man was victimized by yet another foreigner.

Chinese news reported last week that a male expatriate made a "wanton" attack upon a Chinese subway commuter on Beijing Metro Line 10 during the Thursday morning rush hour.

Photos of the incident show the male Chinese victim with a stream of blood trickling down his nose standing next to a Caucasian man whose face is spattered with blood....









Chinese man and foreigner in bloody Beijing subway brawl

BEIJING: Photos and a video being circulated online showing a brawl between a Chinese man and a foreigner on the Beijing subway have become a topic of debate, according to Chinese media reports.

The Chinese man had entered into a dispute with the foreigner during the morning rush hour last week, news portal Sohu.com reported.

In the incident that took place around 8.20am last Thursday, the foreigner, who was accompanied by a woman, had been seated on the floor of the train on the southern-bound Line 10 on the Beijing subway.

The Chinese man then approached the foreigner, asking him in English to stand up and give way for passengers to move into the train, according to the report.

His request, however, sparked a quarrel between the two men, and the foreigner then punched the Chinese man in the face, two witnesses told the news portal.

Photos and the video circulating on Chinese social media showed the Chinese man bleeding from the nose and spatters of blood on the foreigner’s face....
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2698 on: April 22, 2017, 08:26:18 AM »
Fansubs for TV shows and movies are illegal, court rules

Anti-piracy group tells Dutch court they damage the industry.

Fansubbing—the unofficial creation of fan-made subtitles for TV shows and movies—is illegal, a Dutch court ruled this week.

The Free Subtitles Foundation, after coming under fire from the Netherlands' anti-piracy association BREIN, decided to raise some money and take BREIN to court. The Foundation's lawyer told TorrentFreak that the lawsuit sought to clarify whether the creators of a TV show or movie can reserve the right to create and distribute subtitles.

And indeed, that's exactly what the court ruled: that subtitles can only be created and distributed with permission from the rights holders. Doing so without permission is copyright infringement, and thus punishable with either jail time or a fine, depending on where you live....


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