Monthly Archives: September 2016

Paralympics’ Repair Shop Addresses Athletes’ Equipment Needs

RIO DE JANEIRO — Saws buzzed, drills rattled and sewing machines hummed as Victor Scody, a swimmer from Mauritius, wandered into the Paralympic repair workshop Tuesday morning with a problem — or rather, problems. The socket of his artificial leg needed an adjustment.

from Pocket http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/16/sports/paralympics-repair-shop-addresses-athletes-equipment-needs.html
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Soaring ocean temperature is ‘greatest hidden challenge of our generation’

IUCN report warns that ‘truly staggering’ rate of warming is changing the behaviour of marine species, reducing fishing zones and spreading disease 14.00 EDT Last modified on Monday 5 September 2016 14.

from Pocket https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/05/soaring-ocean-temperature-is-greatest-hidden-challenge-of-our-generation
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Pandora’s Briefcase

On April 30, 1943, a fisherman came across a badly decomposed corpse floating in the water off the coast of Huelva, in southwestern Spain. The body was of an adult male dressed in a trenchcoat, a uniform, and boots, with a black attaché case chained to his waist.

from Pocket http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2010/05/10/100510crat_atlarge_gladwell
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How Companies Learn Your Secrets

Andrew Pole had just started working as a statistician for Target in 2002, when two colleagues from the marketing department stopped by his desk to ask an odd question: “If we wanted to figure out if a customer is pregnant, even if she didn’t want us to know, can you do that? ”

from Pocket http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/shopping-habits.html
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How Companies Learn Your Secrets

Andrew Pole had just started working as a statistician for Target in 2002, when two colleagues from the marketing department stopped by his desk to ask an odd question: “If we wanted to figure out if a customer is pregnant, even if she didn’t want us to know, can you do that? ”

from Pocket http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/shopping-habits.html
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