Monthly Archives: October 2013

Visvaldis Lācis: Kurp ej, Latvija?

LU Āzijas studijas nodaļas profesors Leons Taivāns nupat mūs ir brīdinājis: ”Domāju, ka mūsu bērni dzīvos pavisam citādā Latvijā. Tā vairs nebūs tāda Latvija kā tagadējā. Labākā gadījumā būs tikai nosaukums Latvija. Latvieši būs tāda sena minoritāte kā tagad ir … Continue reading

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Vladimira Putina uzruna par tradicionālo tikumisko vērtību aizsardzību

Krievijas prezidenta Vladimira Putina runa Valdajas konferencē (19.09.2013), kurā viņš apliecināja, ka Krievija aizstāvēs tradicionālās tikumiskās vērtības. Šī uzruna ir nozīmīga ar to, ka Putins ir bez maz vai vienīgais pasaules valstu vadītājs, kurš uz visaptverošas, mērķtiecīgas sabiedrības maitāšanas, homoseksualizācijas … Continue reading

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To Count Our Days: The Scientific and Ethical Dimensions of Radical Life Extension

The prospect of dying has always fascinated, haunted and, ultimately, defined human beings. From the beginnings of civilization, people have contemplated their own mortality – and considered the possibility of immortality. Indeed, many of humanity’s oldest and best-known stories, from … Continue reading

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Michio Kaku vs Stephen Hawking – Aliens, Humanity, and God

Two brilliant minds answer some questions considered bigger then life itself. Question 1 – Do Aliens Exist? Question 2 – What will be they´re Agenda? Question 3 – What will be the future of mankind? Question 4 – Is there … Continue reading

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Pigs in Cyberspace

Hans Moravec, Robotics Institute, CarnegieMellonUniversity, Pittsburgh, PA  15213, May 1992 Exploration and colonization of the universe awaits, but earth-adapted biological humans are ill-equipped to respond to the challenge.  Machines have gone farther and seen more, limited though they presently are by insect-like behavioral inflexibility. … Continue reading

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Climate Armageddon

According to the calculations of these U-Hawaii scientists, Climate Armageddon will arrive for half the planet in 2047 (plus or minus 5 years) and for the other half shortly thereafter.  Lowering emissions will postpone it only for two or three … Continue reading

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EXPENSIVE HABITS or Unseen market forces.

Keeping a mistress is a normal part of life for successful Chinese businessmen and government officials, and in some ways they have become more visible in recent years, playing roles in corruption scandals and even, sometimes, turning in their lovers. They and … Continue reading

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Thorium-based nuclear power

One new idea (to me) is “accelerator-driven subcritical reactors” that generate energy by the fission of lighter elements such as thorium without requiring a critical mass. Such reactors would never lead to meltdowns such as Fukushima and Chernobyl. Although not … Continue reading

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Open your eyes

Open your eyes, look at the watch, have a view outside the window and thank God for another bright day to achieve those ends that were left unattained last day….The big bright sun is here to give you a tight … Continue reading

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Club Dead: EU immigration laws turning Mediterranean into Graveyard- Malta PM

Malta’s prime minister Joseph Muscat said Saturday that the European Union’s inaction on immigration reform is turning the Mediterranean into a graveyard. UPI quotes him as saying: “I don’t know how many more people need to die at sea before … Continue reading

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Ban Coal: Super Cyclone half the Size of India driven by warming Waters

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 10:58 PM PDT India should rethink plans to build more coal plants. The warming waters of the Indian ocean have thrown up a super-cyclone half the size of the subcontinent that is advancing on the country’s … Continue reading

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Quantify thyself: Tracking your life from food to mood

07 August 2012 by Nic Fleming Track your every move, brainwave and bodily function with a new breed of personal gadgets and you could become fitter, healthier and happier IT IS a few minutes before midnight and I am pacing around … Continue reading

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Climate change: The great civilisation destroyer?

06 August 2012 by  Michael Marshall War and unrest, and the collapse of many mighty empires, often followed changes in local climes. Is this more than a coincidence? See our gallery: “Five civilisations that climate change may have doomed“ 1200 BC. … Continue reading

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Searching for species that keep us healthy

Not squeaky clean: children who get their hands dirty are often allergy-free (Image: Novastock/Rex Features) Intestinal worms and bacteria, please – we’re good at fighting off organisms that bring disease, but should we find species that benefit us too? IT WAS … Continue reading

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Ave Lat grupa

Apskatu veicam pietiekoši vienkāršoti, lai šis apskats būtu skaidrs gan tiem, kam politika ir tumša bilde, gan ar pietiekoši smalkiem atzariem, lai pētījums noderētu arī politiski visizglītotākajiem, bet galvenokārt kā plašs ieskats, kur izpratni iegūt Kreiso Patriotu jaunākajiem biedriem. Metodoloģija. … Continue reading

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Take back the Internet

September 17, 2013 by Bruce Schneier Bruce Schneier (credit: Geoffrey Stone) Government and industry have betrayed the Internet, and us. By subverting the Internet at every level to make it a vast, multi-layered and robust surveillance platform, the NSA has undermined a … Continue reading

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Kad parādīsies mākslīgā apziņa?

1. Ievads. Parādīts, ka plaši diskutētā jauno īpašību rašanās komplicētās sistēmās ir dabisks fizikālās pasaules procesu pavadonis. Raksts ir īss apskats par svarīgu un aktuālu mākslīgās inteliģences jautājumu: apziņa. Galvenais raksta uzdevums ir parādīt, ka dažādi izteikumi par apziņas nesaprotamību … Continue reading

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Why bees are disappearing

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This … Continue reading

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Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2013/05/28/inspirational-quotes/ Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of … Continue reading

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What Can We Expect From The Next Decade of Technology?

Kaku’s Caveman Law:  Now that we have eradicated most technical limits to everyday use, the most important law to pay attention to is what Michio Kaku calls the “caveman law”, which can be stated as follows: Whenever there is a conflict between … Continue reading

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5 Trends That Will Drive The Future Of Technology

Trends get a bad rap, mostly because they are often equated with fashions.  Talk about trends and people immediately start imagining wafer thin models strutting down catwalks in outrageous outfits, or maybe a new shade of purple that will be … Continue reading

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How Technology Changes The Skills We Need To Learn

A while back, Bill Keller of The New York Times stirred up a hornet’s nest when hewrote a column worrying that joining Facebook would have a debilitating effect on his 13 year-old daughter’s intellectual faculties.  Technology advocates, including me, pounced. Now there are new … Continue reading

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Scientists: Certain that Human-Caused Climate Change Threatens our Planet

on Queally writes at Commondreams.org “Unequivocal.” http://www.juancole.com/2013/09/scientists-climate-threatens.html If the public and policymakers want a single adjective to describe the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s new assessment report that’s the word. Released Friday, the IPCC report states, that “warming … Continue reading

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