The United Nations ended its 73rd General Assembly session on Monday, carrying the theme “Making the United Nations Relevant to All People.” Led by a fervent defense of national identity, by President Donald Trump, many of the world’s heads of government used the platform to argue that, no, the U.N. is not relevant or useful to most people, and will soon become obsolete without significant reform.Below, statements from eight speakers at the U.N. General Assembly this year – from free states, developing countries, war-torn regions, and totalitarian rogue regimes – demanding the United Nations either play a more constructive role in the resolution of international problems or step out of the way. Japan In one of the General Assembly’s most optimistic speeches, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan dedicated most of his time to defending the virtues of free trade and association in a continent increasingly threatened by Chinese Communist Party … [Read more...] about 8 Countries that Used the U.N. General Assembly to Trash the U.N.
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Advertisement Editor’s Picks How I Built an AI to Sort 2 Tons of Lego Pieces Making Radio Chips for Hell Why We Must Fight for the Right to Repair Our Electronics Don’t get me wrong—I love printed circuit boards. PCBs are, of course, essential in mass-produced products. Even for hobbyists, a small run assures almost perfectly repeatable circuits. And PCBs with a good ground plane are essential for high-frequency circuits operating at more than a few megahertz. A ground plane is a large area of copper that’s used as a low-inductance electrical return path from components to a circuit’s power supply. It prevents parasitic capacitance from smearing high-frequency signals into noise, and the absence of a ground plane is why you can’t build a high-frequency circuit using a breadboard and expect it to work well, or at all. But rapid prototyping with PCBs has drawbacks compared with the speed and ease of building a circuit on a … [Read more...] about With the “Dead Bug” Method, Hobbyists Can Break Through the High-Frequency Barrier
The mention of Winamp brings with it waves of nostalgia for those who remember using the media player back when it was one of the premier music and video alternatives to both Apple’s iTunes and Windows’ Media Player. After its most recent release in 2013, it was assumed that the project might have died off after being acquired by Radionomy in 2014, but a new leaked version of the software found online points to a possible resurrection. Initially developed by Nullsoft in 1997, Winamp found itself in the hands of AOL by 1999 before being sold to Radionomy 15 years later. After the company’s acquisition of the media player, the Winamp website announced that the software would be returning soon with updates, but with no visible progression and a decade and a half with no updates, the community began mourning the possible loss of the player. While still available to download, the player has been out of date and incompatible with certain modern operating systems, most … [Read more...] about Winamp media player might be back from the dead, with Windows 10 support
WOOLLY mammoths could be about to make a comeback as part of a major new £4.5 million cloning facility aiming to raise the long-gone species from the dead. Incredible plans for the new Jurassic Park-style “world class paleo-genetic scientific centre” in the world coldest city Yakutsk will be unveiled next month when Vladimir Putin hosts a major investment forum. The cloning laboratories - some sunk deep in the permafrost soil - aim to extend research by Russian scientists who are already working closely with South Korean specialists hoping to restore extinct species. Yakutsk is capital of diamond-rich Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia, where 80 per cent of finds of samples of Pleistocene and Holocene animals with preserved soft tissues have been made. The scheme of the new centre will be unveiled at the 4th Eastern Economic Forum hosted by Putin opening on 11 September in Vladivostok. It will “aim to study extinct animals from living cells - and … [Read more...] about Woolly mammoths may rise from the dead as Russia plans to clone them at Jurassic Park-style centre using Ice Age DNA
If you haven't seen Avengers: Infinity War yet and you're allergic to spoilers, stop reading. This article has more spoilers than Thanos's chin has wrinkles.Is Gamora a goner? Has Black Panther bitten the dust? Will Groot re-grow? Infinity War laid waste to a shocking number of Marvel's mightiest heroes. But have they really shuffled off this mortal coil, or will they back in time for Avengers 4? Here are all the deaths -- in order of appearance -- we saw in the latest Marvel film. I've also added the characters' resurrection chances, by percentage, the way I see them. Because you know a lot of them are actually coming back, right?Heimdall (Idris Elba)The guardian of Asgard is the first we see killed by Thanos, just seconds after he sends an alert to Earth in the shape of a distressed Hulk. Resurrection chances: Limited. I'd say 5 percent with luck, and I really like Elba. It would break my heart not to see him again in the franchise.Loki (Tom Hiddleston)Thor's brother is … [Read more...] about We counted the dead in Avengers: Infinity War