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Unfassbar beeindruckend WIE viel CGI in Game of Thrones steckt!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/07/09/game_of_thrones_special_effects_mackevision_reel_shows_work_on_settings.html

The Visual Effects That Give Game of Thrones Its Stunning Backdrops

There are many things that are obviously computer-animated in the world of Game of Thrones—dragons, White Walkers, skeleton armies—but as this visual effects reel shows, CGI is also used to make more subtle touches. We’ve seen this kind of demonstration video before—for The Grand Budapest Hotel, The…

 
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Project Loon presents first successes: the system which uses high altitude balloons to connect remote regions of Earth to the internet via LTE now made education possible for some school children in Brazil:

http://www.wired.com/2014/06/google-balloons-year-later/

Google’s Balloon Internet Experiment, One Year Later | Business | WIRED

In today's business world, disruption is a constant force that never lets up. At the annual WIRED Business Conference: Disruptive by Design, we celebrate the creative power of bold new ideas and the people that make them happen. See the event >

 
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Every coin has multiple sides: this answer on Quora is framing Somali pirates as “the good ones”, defending their seas from European vessels dumping nuclear waste etc. Interesting perspective:

http://www.quora.com/Somalia/What-are-the-some-unknown-facts-about-Somalia/answer/Kedar-Kholiya

What are the some unknown facts about Somalia?

Kedar Kholiya's answer: Somali ‘pirates’ are actually defending Somali waters from foreign invaders In 1991, the government of Somalia collapsed. It’s nine million people who have been battling widespread starvation ever since. America and other European nations saw this as a great opportunity t…

 
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Why the CIA should not try to be funny (on twitter, but also in general):

http://pndo.ly/1uAawMT

As sinister dealers in mass death, the CIA could at least spare us its snarky tweets

Intelligence analysts at the CIA's Open Source Center have been sifting through 5 million tweets a day since at least 2011. So it was inevitable that the agency would want to join Twitter itself. T…

 
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1,5 Millionen Luftballons wollte man in Cleveland steigen lassen. Doch was dann geschah kostete 2 Menschen das Leben.

http://www.quora.com/Facts-and-Trivia/What-are-some-of-the-most-mind-blowing-facts-that-sound-like-BS-but-are-actually-true/answer/Sarang-Kawade

What are some of the most mind-blowing facts that sound like "BS" but are actually true?

Sarang Kawade's answer: In 1986, the United Way attempted to break the world record for balloon launches, by releasing 1.5 million balloons in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Volunteers worked for hours filling balloons with helium under a giant net. When the net was released, the balloons rose to th…