What it is like to grow up in Hezbollah culture: http://aveilandadarkplace.com/2014... - The familiarity of Hezbollah's social integrations comes accross wonderfully in this excellent piece of intercultural bridge-building.
Forget the stupid Olympics - for worldwide entertainment, Russia should have stuck to what it does well: stage an invasion. The budget is not much higher and I'm sure some oligarchs would line up for sponsoring deals !
International road connections in Europe are 10% longer and 5% slower than national ones - correlation between borders and geographic obstacles may explain some of that: http://www.voxeu.org/article...
By "upgrading" them from Gtalk to Hangouts, Google cut them from me and all other users of XMPP services other than Google. Closed networks are sad - I won't use them. Don't settle for anything less than open ! Would you use an email service that would not let you send a message to users of other providers ? Google is increasingly user-hostile.