The World Remembers Tiananmen

By BBC & CNN

Timeline: Tiananmen protests

This file photo taken on 2 June 1989 shows hundreds of thousands of Chinese gathering around a 10-metre replica of the Statue of Liberty (C), called the Goddess of Democracy, in Tiananmen Square demanding democracy despite martial law in BeijingThe 1989 Tiananmen protests were the greatest challenge China’s communist rulers had faced

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学生就业起步最容易的10个美国城市[ZH]

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第一,亚特兰大
平均起薪:43,000美元
单卧室公寓平均租金:800美元
失业率:6.9%
附近学院和大学数量:19

亚特兰大

 

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Anti-copyright

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Anti-copyright refers to the complete or partial opposition to prevalent copyright laws. Copyright is known as the owner’s right for copies to be only made by the owner or with his/her authorisation in form of a licence.

The classic argument for copyright is the view that granting developers temporarymonopolies over their works encourages further development and creativity by giving the developer a source of income; normally copyright is enforced within a framework of the Berne Convention, instituted by Victor Hugo and first enacted in 1886. A central anti-copyright argument is that copyright has never been of net benefit to society and instead serves to enrich a few at the expense of creativity. Some anti-copyright groups may question the logic of copyright on economic and cultural grounds. Furthermore, in the context of the Internet and Web 2.0, it can be argued that copyright law needs to be adapted to modern information technology.

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Richard Stallman :Free as in Freedom

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Richard Stallman at the University of Pittsburgh2010
Born March 16, 1953 (age 61)
New York City, United States
Nationality American
Other names RMS, St. iGNUcius (avatar)
Alma mater Harvard University,Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Occupation President of the Free Software Foundation
Known for Free software movementGNU,EmacsGCC
Website
www.stallman.org

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The Pirate Bay

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The Pirate Bay logo
Drawing of a 3-masted sailing ship with Home Taping Is Killing Music cassette & crossbones
Web address https://thepiratebay.se/
(.org until 2012) uj3#HUNNA SOSAon (Needs to be added by an admin)

(.onion backup URL)

Slogan “The galaxy’s most resilient BitTorrent site”
Type of site Torrent index, magnet linksprovider
Registration Optional, free
Created by Gottfrid Svartholm
Fredrik Neij
Peter Sunde

Gottfrid Svartholm
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Born Per Gottfrid Svartholm Warg
17 October 1984 (age 29)
Other names anakata
Known for Co-founding The Pirate Bay
Fredrik Neij
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Born April 27, 1978 (age 35)
Nationality Swedish
Other names TiAMO
Known for Former owner of PRQ, currently employed by DCP Networks, both former web hosts of The Pirate Bay, the world’s largestBittorrent tracker
Peter Sunde
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Born Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi
13 September 1978 (age 35)
UddevallaSweden
Other names brokep
Known for Co-founder of The Pirate Bay
Founder of Flattr
Co-founder of Kvittar
Co-founder of IPREDator
Launched 15 September 2003;
Revenue Advertisements, donations, merchandise
Alexa rank positive decrease 93 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Online

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Crude Oil Proved Reserves

By EIA (Billion Barrels in 2012)

World 1,526.0
Middle East 799.6
Saudi Arabia 267.0
Central & South America 238.8
Venezuela 211.2
North America 210.5
Canada 173.6
Iran 151.2
Iraq 143.1
Africa 124.2
Kuwait 104.0
Eurasia 98.9    Continue reading

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Tim Berners-Lee — Inventor of the World Wide Web

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Berners-Lee in 2012

 

Sir Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee, (born 8 June 1955), also known as “TimBL“, is a British computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, and he implemented the first successful communication between aHypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet sometime around mid November.

Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the Web’s continued development. He is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation, and is a senior researcher and holder of the Founders Chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is a director of the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI), and a member of the advisory board of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.    Continue reading

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How to invest like a billionaire

By Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch

Opinion: The world’s richest people didn’t make their money trading stocks

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — In a roundabout way, the latest Forbes magazine ranking of the world’s billionaires can help you become a better investor.

But not by catering to your greed in hopes that someday you too could be on that rarefied list of the super-super wealthy.   Continue reading

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Which Blogging Platform Should I Use?

By ADAM DACHIS on LIFEHACKER

WordPress is popular because it’s great. So is Tumblr. Of course, these two platforms are vastly different. WordPress can be hosted by WordPress or self-hosted on your own server and offers an immense amount of control. Tumblr is only hosted by Tumblr and is kind of a cross between blogging and Twitter. If you were only choosing between the two, you’d go with WordPress if you wanted to write more long-form posts and Tumblr if you just wanted to post neat things you find online (or, on occasion, create yourself). But you’re not choosing between just two platforms. You have a wide number of options that do the same thing as these two platforms, plus you’ve got a variety of choices in the middle. Posterous, for example, is very similar to both. Before we take a look at your options, there are a few things you’re going to want to answer these questions (or at least keep them in mind as you read your options:

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2013年七大投资经验教训[CN]

By Jeff Reeves|wsj.com

如今又到了金融“砖家”总结那套老生常谈的过去12个月“投资经验教训”的无聊时刻。

这通常都是些无甚新意,对任何人都毫无帮助的马后炮。

毕竟,如果没能抓住Twitter首次公开募股(简称IPO)的机会,或是没能在25美元的价位买到Facebook股票的话,谁又会在乎2013年是不是社交媒体之年呢?还有,如果你已在巴西股市的大跌中损失惨重,说2013年新兴市场走势糟糕又有什么用呢?

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