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Илья, только что получила официальный ответ насчет «Крыма». Они вообще не хотят открывать для посетителей свою территорию. Упирают на то, что это уже давным-давно по документам частная собственность, и их вообще не волнует наша концепция. Они собираются сделать на территории дворца закрытый клуб «Крым» (типа банкеты и юбилеи только для своих). Единственное, на что мне удалось их уговорить, чтобы форма у секьюрити была фиолетовая, а не камуфляж. И то за наши деньги.

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Илья, только что получила официальный ответ насчет «Крыма». Они вообще не хотят открывать для посетителей свою территорию. Упирают на то, что это уже давным-давно по документам частная собственность, и их вообще не волнует наша концепция. Они собираются сделать на территории дворца закрытый клуб «Крым» (типа банкеты и юбилеи только для своих). Единственное, на что мне удалось их уговорить, чтобы форма у секьюрити была фиолетовая, а не камуфляж. И то за наши деньги.

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By default, the iOS and Android interfaces aggregate at the app launcher level - you have a screen of different icons for different services, though to some extent notifications are becoming another OS-level aggregation. Anything that hasn’t been unbundled from the web is in the browser, where it is in turn aggregated by Google. Apps like WeChat and Baidu Maps move the service aggregation layer up the stack from the home screen, bundling it within a single app. Conversely Siri and Google Now (and arguably Microsoft’s Live tiles) are in different ways about moving it down the stack into an OS-level service. But the interesting thing is that changing the aggregation model also enables new types of discovery.

In the app launcher layer, any direct service discovery (as opposed to marketing, word of mouth etc) is limited to the app stores. When they launched this worked adequately, but with over 1m apps in each of the iOS and Android app stores this model is clearly now broken. Just as Yahoo’s hierarchical directory didn’t really scale after 1996 or so, so too app stores have not scaled as a discovery platform. Further, though there are lots of ways that the execution of the app stores could be improved, this still ultimately boils down to saying ‘Yahoo’s home page should be better’ back in 1996. Indeed it should have been, but the answer was still PageRank. And we have no analogue of PageRank for mobile apps.

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App unbundling, search and discovery — Benedict Evans

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"On the first day of a ceramics class, the instructor announced that the students would be divided into two groups. Half of the students would need to make only one clay pot each during the semester. Their grades would depend on the perfection of that solitary pot. The other half of the class would be graded simply by the weight of the pots they made during the semester. If they made 50 pounds of pots or more, they’d get an A. Forty pounds would earn a B; 30 pounds, a C; and so on. What they actually made was irrelevant. The instructor said he wouldn’t even look at their pots. He would bring his bathroom scale to the final day of class and weigh the students’ work. At the end of the semester, outside observers of the class noted that the highest-quality pots had been made by the “quantity group.”"
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Прекрасная вещь и даже в философском смысле это отличный символ путинской России: очень дорогой телефон допотопного вида, отслеживающий местоположение хозяина. На нём четыре кнопки. Кнопка «помощь» не работает, а позвонить можно только в «соответствующий орган».

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Прекрасная вещь и даже в философском смысле это отличный символ путинской России: очень дорогой телефон допотопного вида, отслеживающий местоположение хозяина. На нём четыре кнопки. Кнопка «помощь» не работает, а позвонить можно только в «соответствующий орган».

(via Алексей Навальный — Русский айфон)

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"Ragas are normally ascribed to certain periods of the day and night. Narada’s Sangita-Makaranda, written sometime between 7th and 11th century, gives warnings to musicians against playing ragas at the incorrect time of day. Traditionally, disastrous consequences are to be expected."

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SWAT teams were deployed about 3,000 times in 1980 but are now used around 50,000 times a year. Some cities use them for routine patrols in high-crime areas. Baltimore and Dallas have used them to break up poker games. In 2010 New Haven, Connecticut sent a SWAT team to a bar suspected of serving under-age drinkers. That same year heavily-armed police raided barber shops around Orlando, Florida; they said they were hunting for guns and drugs but ended up arresting 34 people for “barbering without a licence”. Maricopa County, Arizona sent a SWAT team into the living room of Jesus Llovera, who was suspected of organising cockfights. Police rolled a tank into Mr Llovera’s yard and killed more than 100 of his birds, as well as his dog.

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At the end of my month-long test, I decided to stick with what worked best for me so far: a consistent sleep pattern of between seven and eight hours, the Wake-Up Light, a large glass of cold-brew coffee, a fiber-heavy breakfast juice, and some intense early-morning exercise. I printed out Dr. Harvey’s R.I.S.E. U.P. routine and taped it to my computer monitor.