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Paul

Sentenced to live

Imagine you are a hard-working person, happy and glad to do all kinds of things. And you get a stroke that leaves you paralysed from neck to feet, so the only life signs you can give is blinking your eyes. Okay, this might not be appealing. Now imagine that this happened to you 7 years ago, and since then you have not been able to do anything but lie somewhere and blink your eyes. I…

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Why do people pirate?

Article found on Gizmodo. December 10, 2009. Avatar is released in theaters and goes on to become the highest grossing movie ever. Adjusted for inflation, it's number two all time. On April 22, 2010, it is released on DVD. It's now August 14, 2012. In what world does it make sense for the movie that basically defibrillated the entire notion of 3D movies to take three damn years to make a wide release on 3D Blu-ray? Ours, apparently.

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Crop circles. Made by aliens?

Crop circles. Who has not heard of them, and seen pictures of impressive, beautiful and incomprehensible patterns that seem to have been stamped into fields all over the world? The first crop circles appeared in the 1970s. These were small and simple. As time progressed, the images became more complex and elaborate, as the example above. Popular assumption is that these forms are made by aliens who want to inform us of their presence this…

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Elections and voting - the Dutch way

The world is hearing everything about the America elections. Of course, very important as there are many Americans in the Americas, and America is still seen as one of the most important and influential countries in the world. Their voting system is weird though. You have to register to vote. Instead of having the obligation to go vote because it is your duty as a proper citizen. Then there are Republican people there who try to…

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Am I paranoid or is the light spying on me?

I was looking for a flash-light application to put on my phone. This one got very good reviews. I did not install it. Why would a flash-light application that just manipulates the flash-LED or the screen want to read my phone status and require full network access?

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Belo Monte dam construction halted by Brazilian court

'A Great Victory': Controversial Brazilian Dam Construction Halted Brazilian Federal court finds Belo Monte hydro-electric dam licenses invalid, indigenous peoples were not consulted A victory came to activists in Brazil on Tuesday when a federal judge halted construction on the controversial Belo Monte dam in the Amazon, saying that the indigenous peoples had not been consulted. The impacts of the dam, which would have been the third largest hydro-electric dam in the world, had long…

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A crystal pyramid in the Bermuda Triangle?

Is it real? Suddenly this thing pops up all over the internet. A crystal pyramid, that reportedly has appeared or been discovered on a deep sea investigation about 2000 metres under the surface of the ocean in the area of the Bermuda Triangle. The person who discovered it is named "oceanographer Dr. Verlag Meyer". I did a search online for this person, and found nothing, except the reference to this alleged crystal pyramid. Not very…

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