😯

Sun 15.04.18 | 23:51
One thing always strikes me in terms of design when I'm in Latvia (USSR republic in 1940 and 1945-1990). It is how modular, repairable, and in that way "simple" things that have survived from the Soviet era look. Ingeniously built wooden ironing boards for example, the older generations of trams of Riga, the "Minsk" folding bicycles that you still see around very often, the trains (no new ones since 1991!), even many of the "Chrushchovkas" appartment blocks...

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16839650

🙄

Mon 02.04.18 | 22:14
Ylvis - Push the Button Full Video | Stories from Norway Season 1 Episode 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmh_uZe6Yfw

🗿

Thu 08.03.18 | 10:00
Tunisian female here. The answer is simple for Tunisian women. The highest paying jobs are in Engineering and Medicine and all of the other jobs are miserable. That combined with a free-ish education where you can choose any field, makes the choice obvious.

I personally see the lack of women in STEM in Western countries as a good thing, it means that they are doing well economically and don't have to deal with the tedious STEM education and workload.


https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16510978

Tue 06.03.18 | 12:50
Runājot par sistēmas un virtuālās rindas apiešanas iespējām, proti, ka IT jomā zinoši cilvēki pie biļetēm varējuši tikt ātrāk, "Biļešu paradīzes" pārstāvis Ēriks Naļivaiko apstiprināja, ka sistēmu bija iespējams "apkrāpt".

"Jā, bija iespēja apiet virtuālo rindu," atzina "Biļešu paradīzes" līdzīpašnieks un vadītājs Naļivaiko. Viņš to uzskata par rupjību un salīdzina ar "huligānu bariņu tumšā ielā", ko tirdzniecības sistēma bija gatava "satikt", taču nebija gatava, ka tai "līdzi būs tanks".


http://m.delfi.lv/latvija/article.php?id=49810747

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Wed 21.02.18 | 16:53
Latvijas pārstāvniecība izveidota kopstrādes biroja ēkā «WeWork», kas ir globāla koprades platforma inovatīviem, strauji augošiem tehnoloģiju jaunuzņēmumiem.
http://www.db.lv/zinas/liaa-parstavniecibas-asv-menesi-izmaksas-aptuveni-8000-eiro-471806

WeWorks are hell, ironically I would only work there if I wanted to do some “casual work” – writing a few lines of code, play some ping pong, drink a beer, living the startup life, chat with some people. When I actually needed to do some serious business I got the hell out and went to my real office.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16430559

🤦‍♂️

Tue 02.01.18 | 18:10
http://www.lsm.lv/raksts/zinas/latvija/e-veseliba-pirmajas-dienas-bukse.a262871/

Nekur nav rakstīts, kurš kantoris šo izstrādāja. Kuri tie ir?

😂

Thu 09.11.17 | 22:15
"Viņu kādu brīdi māktu šaubas, bet pēc tam viņš izpildītu lūgumu." Iznestu atkritumus "un pasniegtu kā dāvanu": "Es dāvinu tev šo tukšo atkritumu tvertni mūsu mīlestības dēļ..." – "Un beigās pats kļūtu laimīgs": "Es iznesu atkritumus, tā ir laime. Vairāk nesmird." Un sieviete: "Nevar būt, vai tu to izdarīji? Manis dēļ. Tu esi īsts vīrietis, atkritumu iznesējs."

- http://satori.lv/article/viena-kugi-ar-ugi

🙈🙉🙊

Thu 19.10.17 | 19:21
o, hackers are so sexy. not.

Kopš kura laika notiesāts zaglis tiek aicināts par vadītāju konferencē?

http://www.tvnet.lv/zinas/latvija/682161-latvijas_slavenakais_hakeris_jebkurs_antiviruss_jusu_datora_var_stradat_kada_specdienesta_laba

spotify

Tue 22.08.17 | 23:10
The company lost 539 million euros last year despite its growth. It pays out more than 80 percent of revenue in royalties to music rights holders and streaming-delivery costs, leaving little margin for investments in technology and new staff.

- https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-21/sec-is-said-to-study-spotify-plan-to-bypass-ipo-in-nyse-listing

soundcloud

Sun 30.07.17 | 10:06
a lack of direction from Wahlforss, who served as chief technology officer, made things worse, with some engineers going rogue and rebuilding their colleagues’ work in their preferred programming language.
- https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanmac/inside-the-storm-at-soundcloud

spotify

Wed 26.07.17 | 09:11
Take Ambient Chill, which has 406,000 followers and is grouped with other instrumental playlists as “Focus” music. The first song on the playlist is by composer Max Richter. The second is by an unknown band called Deep Watch, which has two songs on Spotify, each with more than a million streams. The first song on Sleep, a playlist of calming, instrumental tracks with 1.5 million followers, is by Enno Aare, a band with three songs on Spotify and no footprint outside of the streaming service. The band Evolution of the Stars has only two songs on Spotify, but both are on the Deep Focus playlist and they have a combined 15 million streams.

A Spotify spokesperson did not respond to questions about these accusations, which, if true, amount to the company misleading listeners by concocting artists who don’t really exist.

- http://www.vulture.com/2017/07/streaming-music-cheat-codes.html

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Mon 24.07.17 | 09:09
someone found out that the admin password was adminadmin and managed to log in using that.

- https://blog.marai.me/2017/07/24/18-year-old-arrested-bkk-tsystems-e-ticket/

Vasaras naktis 2001

Thu 20.07.17 | 21:31
Linkin Park - Papercut

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Mon 19.06.17 | 11:47
izrādās, Japānā un vēl pāris Āzijas valstīs ir https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menstrual_leave

Menstrual leave is controversial because it can be seen as a criticism of women's work efficiency or as sexism.

Rejoins

Sun 11.06.17 | 00:11

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Fri 09.06.17 | 09:35
“They are the ones who raised us and almost all of them drink heavily. The Lithuanian family is where the father drinks and drinks and leaves the mother to do her best alone”. Her friend, Else Sidorenkarté, 25, nods in agreement. Sitting nearby, Eimantas Uscila, 25, adds: “There are a lot of people here who have problems. I think it’s a good idea”.


https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jun/09/last-orders-lithuanian-teenagers-alcohol-law