He is a shopkeeper’s son in a party dominated by posh boys. He is an intellectual in an institution which instinctively distrusts the over-cerebral. He isn’t a great parliamentary orator. But since the 2010 election Andrew Tyrie has emerged as surely the most active and powerful backbencher in the House of Commons.
Soil liquefaction in Japan.
You’re in a virtual world hunting the ultimate easter egg. You’re standing in the back of an empty 80's pizza joint, staring at an old arcade...
TL;DR guy codes pacman in a day
A US Navy veteran had his guns confiscated by police following a forced “psychiatric evaluation” in another example of how the Veterans Administration is accelerating a purge of armed ex-servicemembers in accordance with a federal government demonization campaign that has labeled vets domestic terrorists.
With every passing day, it becomes clearer and clearer the Cyprus deposit confiscation "news" was the most unsurprising outcome for the nation's financial system and was known by virtually everyone on the ground days and weeks in advance: first it was disclosed that Russians had been pulling their money, then it was suggested the president himself had made sure some €21 million of his family's money was parked safely in London, then we showed a massive surge in Cyprus deposit outflows in February, and now the latest news is that a list of 132 companies and individuals has emerged who withdrew their €-denominated deposits in the two weeks from March 1 to March 15, among which the previously noted company Loutsios
Scottish independence would condemn people south of the Border to permanent Conservative rule, according to comedian Alexei Sayle.
The hagfish is a primitive creature that lives at the bottom of the ocean and dates back as far as 500 million years - but it exudes a very special slime.
It has told the Low Pay Commission, which sets the minimum wage, that it must formally consider its impact on “employment and the economy”, before agreeing future increases. The change, which will be written into the Commission’s new terms of reference, raises the prospect of the first ever across-the-board freeze or cut in the minimum wage for everyone if the economic uncertainty continues.
“He was brilliant, pulling, pushing and shoving. He was covered in mud, he looked a mess."
Elwin Wilson, the former Ku Klux Klan supporter who publicly apologized for years of violent racism, including the beating of a black Freedom Rider who went on to become a Georgia congressman, has died. He was 76.
Is Facebook a boon or cause for concern for the mental health industry?
Giving rise to fears that the economy could contract by as much as 20 per cent.
Depositors will not have access to funds for an indefinite period and could lose a large proportion if Laiki does not recoup losses.
The full amount of Laiki deposits belonging to financial institutions, the government, municipalities, insurance companies, schools, universities and charities have, however, been transferred to the Bank of Cyprus.
This is a list of apps that show signs of (upcoming) Linux support on Steam.
There’s a “Perl is Dead” meme floating around. It’s been around for a while, long enough that it’s picked up steam and plows along despite all evidence to the contrary. It’s so common, I won’t bother providing links, because you’ve seen more of them than I can count. It’s so common, I even heard it recently from a young MBA graduate, who was so entirely non-technical that he didn’t even know what HTML and CSS were, while working in sales for a web startup. But, he knew what Perl was, and he “knew” it was dead. Weird, but that’s how memes work. So, how did this meme start?
Three years after the discovery of converting sunlight into fuel, we still have yet to see any progress in the global energy industry with regards to new, clean energy technologies. (i don't know if this is BS or not)
Sure, the Middle Kingdom is becoming a superpower, but it's always going to be No. 2.
Egypt’s naval forces captured three scuba divers who were trying to cut an undersea Internet cable in the Mediterranean on Wednesday, a military spokesman said. Telecommunications executives meanwhile blamed a weeklong Internet slowdown on damage caused to another cable by a ship.
In an interview this week with an Alaska radio station, Young used the word "wetbacks" and said the term had been commonly used when he was growing up on a ranch in central California
The politicians of the western world are coming after your bank accounts.
The father of U.S. Army veteran Eric Harroun, arrested on Tuesday night by the FBI for fighting alongside an Al-Qaeda group in Syria, says his son was working for the CIA.
The Department for Work and Pensions produces a national sanctions "scorecard" that contains precise information about how jobcentre districts are performing on stopping people's benefits, it has emerged. the table emerged after ministers denied the existence of targets for sanctioning benefit claimants over jobseeking efforts.
The announcement of the suspension of surgery comes less than 24 hours after campaigners from Leeds won a High Court battle to keep surgery there.
Melting sea ice, exposing huge parts of the ocean to the atmosphere, explains extreme weather both hot and cold
The debate around the accuracy of climate modelling and forecasting has been especially intense recently, due to suggestions that forecasts have exaggerated the warming observed so far – and therefore also the level warming that can be expected in the future. But the new research casts serious doubts on these claims, and should give a boost to confidence in scientific predictions of climate change.
Professor Raffaello D’Andrea demonstrates the amazing capability of drones that can communicate with each other, technology he admits could be open to “abuse” and is “incredibly dangerous.”
Aviation expert David Cenciotti expects the drones to be used for “hunting terrorists” and other “homeland security purposes.
Have fun ed.
Swiss citizens - for example hunters, or those who shoot as a sport - can get a permit to buy guns and ammunition, unless they have a criminal record, or police deem them unsuitable on psychiatric or security grounds. But hunters and sportsmen are greatly outnumbered by those keeping army guns - which again illustrates the difference between Switzerland and the US.
Prof Killias cannot hide his anger with those in America who use Switzerland to illustrate their argument that more gun ownership would deter or stop violence.
"We don't have a gun culture!" he snaps, waving his hand dismissively.