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11/02/16
« on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 02:02:53 »
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Greeks crow over Deutsche Bank woes

There's not much love lost between Greece and Germany.

The German government has led demands for tough conditions on Greek public finances in exchange for a series of bailouts. Many in Greece blame German decisions for instability, recession and unemployment.

So when the stock of Deutsche Bank, the publicly-traded corporation that is one of the cornerstones of the German financial system, hit a 30-year-low this week, Greeks responded with heaps of schadenfreude.
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-35542251

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« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 02:10:11 »
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Remains of 'extraordinary' Roman arcade found in Colchester
Ruins of the 120-metre-long Roman arcade - the largest of its kind in Britain - discovered in Colchester beneath land intended for new apartments
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/archaeology/12150373/Remains-of-extraordinary-Roman-arcade-found-in-Colchester.html

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« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 02:15:09 »
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Ancient Greek manuscripts reveal life lessons from the Roman empire
Newly translated textbooks from the second and sixth centuries aimed at language learners also provide pointers on shopping, bathing, dining and how to deal with drunk relatives

Ever been unsure about how to deal with a drunken family member returning from an orgy?
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/10/ancient-greek-manuscripts-reveal-life-lessons-from-the-roman-empire



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Re: 11/02/16
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 02:19:25 »
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BBC to use face-scanning technology to shed light on viewers' tastes
Successful trial of CrowdEmotion enabled the BBC to find how 'how people truly felt about the content they were viewing'

The BBC is pressing ahead with plans to utilise new facial coding technology – revealing viewers’ subconscious “emotional attachment” to programmes – after running successful trials.

Developed by a British start-up, CrowdEmotion, the technology uses cameras to record individuals’ expressions and actions.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/bbc-to-use-face-scanning-technology-to-shed-light-on-viewers-tastes-a6866041.html

 :blink: er, no, thanks

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« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 11:40:34 »
Horrible idea.

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« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 14:25:23 »
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Hellenic Navy helicopter crashes on Kinaros during military exercise
The three officers on board did not survive the crash - Defense Minister returns to Greece from Brussels
http://www.tovima.gr/en/article/?aid=775797

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« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 14:31:50 »
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Greek Theologians Condemn Valentine’s Day as Pagan Practice
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2016/02/11/greek-theologians-condemn-valentines-day-as-pagan-practice/

I *think* there's some sort of authentic Greek equivalent (on a different day), but it's not hyped up to entice people to spend their cash.

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 15:05:20 »
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Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal — the Movie review: Johnny Depp aces it, but is Trump beyond parody?

If you’ve watched the recent Republican TV debate in which Donald Trump deliberately hung back in the wings as he was announced — so that he could come on stage last, and thereby prove himself to be the most important guy in the room — you’ll know that he has already gone beyond satire. Like Henry Kissinger’s Nobel Peace Prize, Donald Trump’s sensational success has rendered satire obsolete.
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/feb/11/donald-trumps-the-art-of-the-deal-the-movie-review-johnny-depp-funny-or-die-adam-mckay


Haven't watched it all but Depp (??) looks very convincing: Johnny Depp as Donald Fart Trump

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« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 15:09:56 »
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Martin Clunes joins hunt for 'cat ripper of Croydon'
Doc Martin star has urged police to hunt down the person believed to have tortured and killed at least 35 cats
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/12151550/Martin-Clunes-joins-hunt-for-cat-ripper-of-Croydon.html

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« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 15:14:40 »
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Expats are being frozen out on Europe
If the UK votes to leave in the EU referendum, two million British citizens could possibly lose their residency, employment and pension rights overnight – but no one is talking about it
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/12151896/Expats-are-being-frozen-out-on-Europe.html

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« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 15:15:43 »
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Exercising in your forties could stop brain shrinking
A new study has suggested that exercising in your 40s could stop the brain shrinking, adding years to life expectancy
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12151369/Exercising-in-your-forties-could-stop-brain-shrinking.html

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« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 15:18:22 »
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Google boss admits he does not know his own salary as MPs grill executives
Matt Brittin, Google president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, admits to the Public Accounts Committee that he doesn't know how much he earns
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/12151599/Watch-live-MPs-question-Google-bosses-over-UK-tax.html


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Russian billionaire who complains £15 million superyacht is 'not big enough' in High Court battle
Kirill Pisarev, 46, said the boat - with an 85 metre sun deck, gym and five double guest rooms - is too small
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/12151861/Russian-billionaire-complains-15-million-superyacht-is-not-big-enough-in-court.html


Sh*t, life's a b*tch if you're rich  :(

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« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 15:19:20 »
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Turkey threatens to open the gates and send refugees to Europe
There could come a point at which Turkey says "goodbye" to migrants, Recep Tayyip Erdogan warns EU
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/turkey/12151701/Turkey-threatens-to-open-the-gates-and-send-refugees-to-Europe.html

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« Reply #14 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 15:26:02 »
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Camembert has been hauled off the shelves at three British supermarkets over fears it has been contaminated with Listeria

Asda, Sainsbury’s and the Co-op have all withdrawn packets of the French cheese after low levels of the bacteria were discovered.
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/asda-sainsburys-and-the-coop-remove-camembert-from-shelves-over-listeria-fears-a3177661.html

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« Reply #15 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 15:28:55 »
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BT to divert nuisance calls for free

BT has said it will launch a new service later this year to divert nuisance calls within its network before they ring on customers' phones.

It said it will use huge computing power to root out 25 million unwanted calls a week.

Currently, BT customers can buy special phones that block nuisance calls, or pay to stop calls getting through.

However, experts warn that this is a battle that is likely to rumble on, because firms hassling people will be able to switch numbers and use pretend numbers to hide who they are.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35545914

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« Reply #16 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 15:33:39 »
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British Gas and EDF Energy have announced they are cutting their gas prices, the last of the big six energy suppliers to do so.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35547391

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« Reply #17 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 17:23:06 »
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easyJet adds Greek isle of Zakynthos to its Stansted Airport schedule for this summer
http://www.hertsandessexobserver.co.uk/easyJet-adds-Greek-isle-Zakynthos-Stansted/story-28716158-detail/story.html

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« Reply #18 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 20:29:35 »
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Nato orders fleet to deploy in Aegean Sea 'to help end Europe's refugee crisis'
Warships from the Western alliance will be used to stop people-smuggling boats for the first time

It comes after Greece declared Turkey a "safe third country", giving it the legal framework to turn back asylum-seekers and to actively deport those who have arrived back across the Mediterranean.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/nato-orders-fleet-to-deploy-in-aegean-sea-to-help-end-europes-refugee-crisis-a6867076.html
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« Reply #19 on: Thursday, 11 February, 2016 @ 22:57:46 »
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Police uncover 'pop-up brothels' in Lake District

Trafficking gangs bringing sex workers from Liverpool and Manchester are block-booking guest houses and hotel rooms for short periods then moving on
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/11/lake-district-pop-up-brothels-human-traffickers

"Pop-up brothels"  :lol: