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Old 01-30-2013, 02:08 AM   #361
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Underground monsters destroy a Chinese building by undermining it. I mean they claim that it was caused by excavation for a new subway, but really....
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:53 AM   #362
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Google glasses becoming illegal in CIS.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:13 AM   #363
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Underground monsters destroy a Chinese building by undermining it. I mean they claim that it was caused by excavation for a new subway, but really....
That's one problem with reading the files at the SCP Foundation a lot - after a while, you see a story like that, and you start trying to think which scip might have done it... :)
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:16 PM   #364
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Google glasses becoming illegal in CIS.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:28 PM   #365
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Long story short, the states in the Customs Union (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia) see them as spy equipment - devices of covert video recording, to be precise. Ukrainian high-ups followed suit, and it seems the trend is likely to spill over to the other states of CIS.

In Russian, but still.
The 'big deal' article.
The attempt to get the government to do some explaining etc.

Given the level of non-covert video recording happening in the streets, the choice seems weird somewhat. Still, I really am ambiguous about the SBU's position. I don't see the ability to record people without their agreement or awareness as an inalienable right, but neither am I fanatical about non-recording privacy (it's nice to have, but there are much, much more important issues).

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And now for something less grimdark:
Naxos audiobooks seems to have a weird idea about how Dostoyevskiy looks like.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:58 PM   #366
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Long story short, the states in the Customs Union (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia) see them as spy equipment - devices of covert video recording, to be precise. Ukrainian high-ups followed suit, and it seems the trend is likely to spill over to the other states of CIS.

In Russian, but still.
The 'big deal' article.
The attempt to get the government to do some explaining etc.

Given the level of non-covert video recording happening in the streets, the choice seems weird somewhat. Still, I really am ambiguous about the SBU's position. I don't see the ability to record people without their agreement or awareness as an inalienable right, but neither am I fanatical about non-recording privacy (it's nice to have, but there are much, much more important issues).

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And now for something less grimdark:
Naxos audiobooks seems to have a weird idea about how Dostoyevskiy looks like.
Спасибо.

Love the comments about the recording pen.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:07 PM   #367
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I don't remember if this has already been noted or not, but it's definitely an example of real-life weirdness, the research ship that turns vertical on site:

The FLIP Ship

For some images:

http://www.google.com/images?q=%22fl...e_result_group
In a related vein, there is this:

The Polar Pod

I can see gaming possibilities in such a vehicle (if that's the right word for the Polar Pod).
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:15 AM   #368
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How does that expedition not make contact with mythos entities?
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:54 PM   #369
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Weird Crossover of the Day: IEEE Spectrum presents "Mrs. Frisby and the T-800s of NIMH". Nicodemus! No!

http://spectrum.ieee.org/img/ratbot2...776782921.jpeg

(The actual article, if you want to read it.)
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:58 PM   #370
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seriously,wtf? This is like reading an article from Greyhawk 2000.
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