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http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1 Somebody can kill you, at any time. (Source: http://c.brightcove.com/)

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JBS Haldane on courage and nonviolence: I AM a man of violence by temperament and training. My family, in the male line, can, I think, fairly be described as Kshattriyas. …From 1250 to 1750 we occupied a small fort commanding a pass … Continue reading

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Come on, guys, a Death Star isn’t THAT expensive!

Some economics students from Lehigh University made the news a few weeks ago with their estimate that the raw materials (a quadrillion tons of steel) in the Death Star would cost £541,261,000,000,000,000 at today’s prices — a billion, billion dollars. Of course … Continue reading

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This is really f__king interesting. Why is French wine so good? The answer boils down to 17th century British tax & tariff policies. The taxes were, in turn, a response to the military threat France posed, as a nearby enemy … Continue reading

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