Monthly Archives: December 2013

London Lights

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Mikhail Kalashnikov, Soviet Inventor of the AK-47, Dies at 94

Originally posted on World:
Mikhail Kalashnikov, the Soviet general who designed the ubiquitous automatic weapon that now bears his name, died on Dec. 23 at the age of 94. Iterations of the gun he invented now exist in the tens…

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Beautiful, Ordinary Brazil

Originally posted on Tropical Smog:
I’m getting ready to leave Brazil for the holidays, and maybe 10 days or so before my flight, I start to get emotional. Even though I’ll only be gone for a couple of weeks, I…

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New South American tapir species discovery

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
This 2013 video is called True Facts About The Tapir. From Wildlife Extra: Dramatic discovery of new tapir species in south-west Amazon Tapirus kabomani is the largest land mammal to be discovered in…

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NSA spying and Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
This video says about itself: Eyes Everywhere: NSA‘s second tier spying partners identified 19 Dec 2013 Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and several other EU countries were named among “third party partners” in the…

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Louis Kahn’s view of the Barton Arcade, Manchester

Originally posted on Suburban Citizen:
There is a funny story on the RIBA Journal website about Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn’s unlikely trip to Manchester, where he encounters funk/soul group the Commodores. The story also mentions Kahn’s tour of Manchester architecture. He spots the Barton Arcade…

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND. THINK BIG.

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Metrolink

Originally posted on Dan Packwood:
{Minor updates 15th January 2014 to correct a point around the signalling system in use and on future service frequencies} I met with the Director of Metrolink, Peter Cushing, on 19 December after contacting him…

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Vivaldi in Sand: Happy Winter Solstice

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3 things to do this weekend in Manchester (20 – 22 December, 2013)

Originally posted on The Visit Manchester Blog:
Everyday Relics at MOSI Well folks it’s the last weekend before Christmas and if you are all shopped, wrapped and ready to roll Manchester has plenty to keep you entertained until the big…

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