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Larry Page: Maybe We Don't Have to Work So Hard

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At Khosla Ventures public conference, July 3rd, 2014, Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin discussed what jobs and labor should be from the standpoint of Google. According to Larry Page, in this industrialized world, actual amount of work we need to sustain the world today is less then one per cent;  the problem is that people are not recognized it yet. Also people are not happy when they have nothing to do, and that is exactly why companies employ people, keep destroying the environment. The outcome of it is pretty destructive. Feeling unwanted or unneeded is the last thing people need, but it shouldn't be. Being productive is not what you need, because the world is already productive. Additionally,  global unemployment is kind of a big joke. All we need to solve this problem is to reduce work, letting people have some time to pursue their interests or spend it with their family or friends.



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Via: YouTube CareerConnection Khosla Ventures

Bicycle Crash in Romford

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Perhaps this accident is a blessing in disguise. The man in the bike was travelling for gaining some fitness, travelling  around 22mph through Romford to go to London. Due to the dizzy air, it was too late when his hands were in brakes, crashing against a car that was about to turn right. It could have been worse but he was landing on his feet after the crash. Even though it was ended up in being carried into a hospital,  all he got was a small bruise.

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Language Comparison: German vs. Other Languiages

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When compared to other major Western languages, German somehow stands out due to its weird vocabularies that is not seen in other ones.
Here is an example; when it comes to a word "aeroplane," there are some consistency in French (avion), English (aeroplane), Italy (Aero) and Spanish (Avion), it is somewhat Flugzeug in Germany. And there are many more of those examples that makes German stands out from the rest. By the way, it's evident that the woman who speaks Japanese in the video is not Japanese; plus her Japanese sucks.





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Via: YouTube DNA

Old Casio Watch with Apple Logo on the Back

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We tend to be blind when we comer across brands. This time, it's Apple. In Jimmy Kimmel's show, people were somehow convinced that an old Casio watch with Apple log on the back is actually an Apple's smart-watch that is not existed yet.  What is sad is that when the reporter says "It also shows you the date" or "it has an alarm," people just answered as if they've never seen those features before. It is clear that it neither help their life better nor solve their essential problems. Still people strictly believe in a fantasy that what Apple does is always right. It also suggests the point that anything attached with Apple log could be a commercial success in the world of brands.

And here is an TV ad made by Samsung who is in envy of the Apple brand. Anyway, it's all about brands and the question is that why do we care about them?
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Via: YouTube TechCrunch

Scary Beautiful: Embodiment of Physical Perfection

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It is our nature to demand the perfection of ourselves for better or worse. Those shoes embody the idea that people are not satisfied with what they were born with. Acquiring a physical control over our bodies, it probably is a tipping point of taking our sense of beauty into real life.

Scary Beautiful (Leanie van der Vyver) from ACONSUMER on Vimeo.

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Via: Vimeo dornob



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Christiano Ronald Was Puzzled by a TV Host's Strange Behavior

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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese soccer player who currently plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid. Recently he made an appearance on a Japanese TV show where he was apparently confused at the sight of the weird behavior of a Japanese TV host.
At the show, Ronaldo was asked how he got the muscle, and he introduced a special fitness equipment to train your facial muscle. A Japanese TV host who was given the equipment tried it himself as soon as he got the new toy; but the way he uses it obviously annoyed Ronalso in every way, especially his facial expression that remind me of getting high by smoking something illegal.



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Via: HIma-tsubushi-news YouTube

Bubonic Plague Outbreak in China

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The whole population of Yumen in the northwestern part of Gansu, China, has been sealed off after the death of 38-year-old man who had touched a dead marmot, related to squirrel. With the perimeter of the city being restrictively blocked by the local police, no one is allowed to leave the city that reportedly has enough supply to sustain its people inside for a month.   Reportedly, the 38-year-old found the dead marmot and ripped it into peaces to feed his dog. Soon he had a high fever and turned out to be dead within the day. He was  dead of a flea bite; and apparently the flea bit him had attached to the dead marmot.  In the history, the plague was known as the black death in the 14th-century in Europe. Even with the modern technology, there is no vaccine effective against the plague.
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Via: NAVAR Matome MSN News




Fake Barack Obama Rocks NYC!!!

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Amid the patriotic calls "USA! USA!" a fake Barack Obama showed up in New York City, the center of civilization. Deploying fake supporters shouting patriotic chants as well as waving tiny USA flags, they successfully pranked the city!



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Via: DNA

TED: Escape from the Capitalism - Life on the Road

Photojournalist Kitra Cahana has always been dreaming about running away from the capitalism. By sacrificing their official social status, they enjoy their own adventure across the American continent. Steering abundant irons, cans, or trashes, they make their way of living under the sunshine and beneath the stars. Here, she gives you a glimpse into life on the road.

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Via: TED

Rumor: Russian Gov't Editing Wikipedia on Flight MH 17

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Russian Wikipedia page for the flight MH17
A Tweeter bot monitoring  any edits made to Wikipedia from Russian gov't IP addresses

Nothing is definite but it's certainly obvious that Russian gov't is drifted into removing some pieces of info inconvenient to it from Wikipedia, such as the probable fact that it provided separatists with missiles that took down the commercial airliner.
It was detected by a Tweeter bot monitoring edits to Wikipedia made from Russian gov't IP addresses. US president Barack Obama mentioned that the tragedy was likely done by the separatists and added that without sophisticated weapons they couldn't be able to down the airliner. If it were true, it could be the most embarrassing Wikipedia updates ever in history.

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Via: The Telegraph

Social Experiment: Sexy Female Construction Workers

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There female construction workers are given a role reversal by calling at male passers-by on the street, and men's response is not what you expect. Anyway, please do not stereo-type them. Some people wonder why they just passed them without saying anything, but men are not that simple-minded. Maybe for the gentlemen on the street, these "beautiful" women were not even close to their tastes. Anyway, this social experiment sounds a little ridiculous. 

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Via: Zaeega

The Dawn-fall of Putin's Regime?

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It's probably a matter of time that Vladimir Putin is going to fall from the power due to the illegal annexation of Crimea as well as the errant missile attack that took down Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine, killing innocent 298 people on-board. Here is his press-conference for the errant missile attack against the flight. His depressed expression tells everything. Russia is isolated in the international context, and it is totally caused by his iron-fist rule over the federation. In this global age where no country can protect itself alone, isolation means nothing but downfall of a nation.


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Fake or Real: This Is How an Indian Man Load a Bike on a Bus

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As long as reading comments for this video, people are arguing whether this is real or fake.  One of them, who claims himself as a structural engineer, commented that the ladder tha thin shouldn't support that much weight the bike has; and there are bunch of people who goes against him by replying to his comment. Anyway, how do you think? 

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Cats Sitting Like Human

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Social Experiment: Holding Japanese Girls' Hands on the Streets

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There has always been a belief in Japan that what white people do is always right. Especially, Japanese girls are attracted to white men because they believe that hanging-out with a white man makes them stand-out from all the rest of other girls who ended up hanging-out with Japanese boys.. Here is an example video that gives you an idea how Japanese girls are careless to a white man, and it also shows such a racial advantage white men have when compared to other races. Now I wonder what would happen if an Asian or black man did the same thing as he did. Any thoughts?

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Is the World Becoming Less Safe Place to Live in or Not?

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Due to an Israeli terror attack, four children playing soccer at beach in Gaza were killed. Air-raids in the region becomes something Israeli and Palestinians take for granted. Explosive flames are now everywhere, and heavy smokes are blanketing the area where many debris of destroyed buildings are piled up on the streets. According to AFP, the number of deaths has reached 306 and the number is increasing even at this moment.



In Israel, however, the some citizens enjoy watching the bomb attack on Palestrina from a hill above the attacked region..


Sderot cinema. Israelis bringing chairs 2 hilltop in sderot 2 watch latest from Gaza. Clapping when blasts are heard. pic.twitter.com/WYZquV62O7
— Allan Sørensen (@allansorensen72) July 9, 2014
Israeli citizens gathering to watch Gaza being bombed like it's a football match!!! #Sick#FreePalestinepic.twitter.com/Er3SNOT6sK
— Alex Abbas (@alexabbas1) July 17, 2014
イスラエル人やユダヤ人が悪なのではなく、戦争=ビジネスで駒を動かす人たちがいて。 国籍とか、関係なく、ただただ「殺戮はもうたくさんだ」という思いだけ。…

Bodypainted Danish Girl Strolls down the Busiest Street

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Yes, she's topless and stroll down one of the busiest streets of the posh and fashionable area Frederiksberg, Denmark. As if nothing is wrong with her, she normally behaves and acts and even decides to take a glass of wine amid the great attention of curious audiences. The innocent citizens of the city had no choice but gasps and drops their jaws. But what's the point? Well her boobs are pointing, though...

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Via: Zaeega

A Di*k Shaped Helicopter Attacked Garry Kasparov During His Pres COnference

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What is the worst thing to happen you could think of if you had a press-conference? Earthquake? Terrorism? In the case of a Russian politician, Garry Kasparov,  it's even worse than anything you could come up with. During his press conference, an unexpected - more likely unwelcome - guest harassed him in a obvious way. Why? Look at its shape. It's a... Well you see it yourself.


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No War, No Fascism! 1,200 Tokyoites Organized Anti-Fascism Demonstration

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“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”  ― Rumi

Tokyo, July 5th, more than 1200 volunteers came together to amplify their voice on their own way to let the world know what is going on in the politics, urging the public to fight against the current government led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has an immoderate passion for violating Japan's pacifist Constitution that has been kept the use of military force to the minimum. Amid the awkward media silence, what they did really mattered. If they don't we do.

The below tweet says: "By using media that are repeatedly broadcasting World Cup news, they obviously district the public attention from things that really matter: constitutional amendment of the collective defense, covering-up cervix cancer vaccine problem and the reality people in Fukushima faces." マスコミを使い、国民の視線を「拉致とサッカー」に向けさせ陰で集団的自衛権を進め、子宮頸がんワクチン問題を隠し、被災地と福島情報は流さない、この国が民主主義国家だと?。ファシズム許すな!安倍政権打倒デモ@新宿 - 2014年7月5日https://t.co/GrKvsMQCtK
— アパ…

JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE Official Trailer

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OutKast's André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming movie: JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE. Featuring a year in the future rock legend's life in London from 1966-67 when he was only a backup guitarist who made significant mark in the city up until his Monterey Pop triumph, the movie presents his dramatic life as a sensitive but dynamic musician.

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Via: YouTube