Notes of a personal bodyguard « Yanukovych Leaks
As found by a consortium of local journalists within documents the former president tried to drown in a lake:
Kobzar’s staff may also have been involved in more than just security, according to documents found at the house. They might also have been involved in the severe beating of Tetyana Chornovol, a reporter known for her investigation of the personal wealth of Yanukovych and other top officials, on Dec 25 of last year. According to a handwritten notebook found on the scene obtained by yanukovychleaks.org, Kobzar had written notes of the attack.
According to an interview done a few weeks later, Chornovol said she became aware around midnight that she was being followed. She had just left the EuroMaidan protests and was leaving the scene on Khreshchatyk Street, a major street in the center of the city that has been blockaded in the protests and near where she had parked. As she left the city by car she got on Boryspilska Highway where she tried to avoid the cars following her but the attackers hit her car with theirs and forced her to stop. She was badly beaten by the attackers.
In the notebook, they are notes about the incident. The notebook contains the phrases “Chornovol went to Maidan,” followed by “23:10 turned off her phone. 23:50 turned it on at Khreshchatyk str.” And afterwards: “23:50 cleanup operation started” and “01:00 done (clean).” The notes were made in late December according to dates on other pages but there was no date on that page.
And the potato cannon scenario has an extra perk. If you somehow made the balls durable enough to survive atmospheric entry, and you set up your maneuver so the ejected golf balls covered the middle latitudes evenly, then over the course of this maneuver you would be statistically likely to hit a hole-in-one … at every golf course in the world. — xkcd What If - Rocket Golf, which I’m email-discussing with my dad.
Adactio: Journal—Continuum -
I think part of the problem may be with the language we use. We talk about “the browser” when we should be talking about the browsers. I’m guilty of this. I’ll use phrases like “designing in the browser” or talk about “what we can do in the browser”, when really I should be talking about designing in the browsers and what we can do in the browsers.
It’s a subtle Lakoffian thing, but when we talk about “the browser” as if it were a single entity we might be unconsiously reinforcing the expectation that there is one Platonic ideal of browser rendering and that’s what we’re designing for.
A haiku from the article: The Brain’s Inner Language
Porn is leading us into the future once again. — The Daily Dot - The end of the GIF is nigh: Meet the GFY (via 1982)
After some 180K+ followers (mostly spam, I believe) and 6,000+ posts, I’m taking a break from my JournoGeekery Tumblr. I may continue to archive things there but without paying such attention to explaining what I bookmark or putting effort into following the full discussion into its nooks and crannies before posting. Trying for that rigor took up a lot of my time in surface-level reading…without leading to the deep-dive reading I prefer.
I may include more geek posts here, instead. That said, if anyone wants to take over JournoGeekery, let me know!
bakeries in Aleppo (First Mile Geo) - from a street-level analysis of the Syria conflict
Fortunes Told at the Rubenstein | The Devil’s Tale
Really tempted to try this with the solo valentine I got this year…thought it was hardly anonymous. It was from Jaime, who also shared this specific post via OldReader. She also gave me a book I recently finished on lucid dreaming.
So, Jaime, I’m going to to combine the streams, so maybe with the lucid-dreaming techniques plus this incantation, we can meet up in my dream and hang out. And I can thank you for the valentine in dream-person.