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June 15th, 2013 - 10:16 pm § in Misc.

Egypt open to tourists who drink booze and wear bikinis, says tourism minister

Egypt is open to visitors who drink alcohol and wear bikinis, the tourism minister has said, as the Islamist-ruled country sets out to boost numbers by at least a fifth this year. Tourism is a pillar of the Egyptian economy but has suffered since a popular uprising toppled President Hosni Mubarak in[...]

June 15th, 2013 - 1:19 pm § in Misc.

Slur of the Day

Sheeny (U.S.) a 19th-century derogatory term for an “untrustworthy Jew.”[167][...]

June 15th, 2013 - 9:56 am § in Misc., Science

A View Of Diversity

  Opinion: The Dilemma of Diversity The NIH remains a Caucasian-dominated workforce. Why haven’t the agency’s efforts to diversify been successful? By Ed Smith | from the Scientist A 2011–2012 report on the demographics of the scientific workforce of the National Institutes of Health (NIH[...]

June 15th, 2013 - 8:40 am § in Misc.

Balmer Blunders: Will Win 8.1 Fix Things.

MS Leaking News About Win 8.1 Sadly, the preliminary leaks suggest that 8.1 will not address the central problem … Windows * is not finished. If Win 8 were ready for release you would be able to create tiles with — USEABLE icons, rather than big swathes of color with tiny logos, you woul[...]