Saturday, February 17, 2018

Trump has completely ruptured the Davos ideal of what global leadership means

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We fact-checked Donald Trump’s speech about abortion

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Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zek-LwGOl2o Each year, the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo makes its return to the Edmonton Expo Centre, and each year, it brings together thousands of attendees to geek out over pop culture. Whether you have an interest in anime, sci-fi, video...

A history of the New York Times discovering “exotic foods”

Boba tea is a beverage that people drink sometimes, and the New York Times is on it. The paper of record was widely criticized today (August 16) for publishing an article that framed bubble tea—a beverage created in Taiwan 30 years ago that is popular throughout Asia, as well as the coastal US—as an exotic trend baffling the American mainstream. The print headline reads: “The Blobs In Your Tea? They’re Supposed to Be There.” Critics like Los Angeles Times writer Frank Shyong were offended by the article’s underlying assumption—that the US “mainstream” means white people, and that foods and customs from non-white cultures are necessarily “niche” and “exotic.” The Times was also taken to task for using the antiquated term “the Far East,” for using the word “blobs” to describe the tapioca balls and bits of jelly found in boba tea, and for suggesting that the drink is strange and confusing to customers. who is the niche and who is the mainstream? Who do you mean when you say everyone? pi..

Take a 360 walk around one of the world’s biggest bitcoin mines

Last week, Quartz visited one of the world’s largest bitcoin mines, located in a decaying industrial park on the outskirts of the city of Ordos in Inner Mongolia. The mine is operated by Bitmain, one of the most influential companies in the $70 billion bitcoin economy. Bitmain operates seven warehouses mining bitcoin and one facility that mines litecoin, another fast-growing digital currency. It also contains a repair facility where workers fix the bitcoin machines. This is what it’s like to walk around the Ordos mine: The compound contains eight buildings and 25,000 mining rigs The first building we entered was the one for litecoin mining This is one of the seven buildings for bitcoin mining These are the repair rooms where more serious technical fixes are made

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