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30 апреля, 18:08

Tanya Crew's Early Interest In Motorcycles Spawns A Successful Ebay Business

Tanya Crew quit college with only a few credits left to start an eBay business selling power sports parts that has grown to an industry powerhouse.

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28 апреля, 19:31

How to Invest in PayPal's Strong Q1 Results Via ETFs

PayPal shares surge after reporting Q1 earnings. These ETFs can be helpful for investors who want to ride PayPal's strong results.

28 апреля, 05:41

Неизбежное будущее: что произойдет с вами в XXI веке?

Кевин Келли От редакции. Что произойдет с человечеством в ближайшие 30 лет? Почему Википедия, Google, Facebook и Uber возникли только сейчас и к чему применяемые ими модели взаимодействия пользователей приведут общество и экономику? Какие...

27 апреля, 09:00

Коллекционеры выставили на продажу уникальную монету — "Золотой Путин"

Впервые в свободной продаже появилась уникальная корейская килограммовая золотая монета — "Золотой Путин", выпущенная Центральным банком КНДР. Монета появилась на "Авито" по цене пять миллионов рублей. Она вышла в 2004 году в честь встречи в 2002 году президента России Владимира Путина и председателя Государственного комитета обороны КНДР Ким Чен Ира. Она представляет собой слиток золота 999-й пробы весом один килограмм, её официальный номинал — 20 тысяч вон (чуть более 1,2 тыс. рублей). На аверсе изображён Московский Кремль, герб России и портрет президента России. На реверсе — герб КНДР. Как указывали местные корейские СМИ, весь тираж монет (десять штук) купил тогда один коллекционер из России, имя которого не называлось. Однако в открытую продажу эти монеты до сих пор не поступали. С учётом текущей рыночной стоимости золота, её цена примерно в два раза превышает стоимость драгоценного материала, из которого она сделана. Как отмечается в объявлении, в продажу поступила монета № 8 из этого тиража.  — Всего выпущено десять штук таких монет, — рассказал Лайфу владелец монеты Александр. — Две из них у моего товарища, который собирает монеты с портретами президентов и царей, одна у меня, остальные находятся в частных коллекциях. Ну, наверное, одна или две есть у самого Владимира Путина. В своё время я её купил непосредственно у Корейского национального банка благодаря своему товарищу, который плотно с ним работал. Просто я собираю другую тему — фауну в драгметаллах, — и у меня есть предложение купить килограммовую монету Канадского монетного двора с очень красивым волком, поэтому я решил эту монету продать. Я просто переинвестирую, вкладывая деньги в ту монету, которая у меня по теме коллекции.     По словам Александра, у него уже было несколько предложений, однако его не устраивает предложенная потенциальными покупателями цена. — Мне предложили ниже пяти миллионов, но я не согласен, — говорит он. — Она редкая, на рынке такую не найти. Обычные килограммы, которые найти легко, тиражом 100–200 штук, продают по ценам порядка трёх — трёх с половиной миллионов, однако эта монета тиражом десять штук и сюжет своеобразный, так что понимаете, да? Это не первая монета, выпущенная в КНДР в честь Владимира Путина. Кроме золотой монеты в том же 2004 году КНДР выпустила и серебряную номиналом 20 вон, весом 31 грамм. На ней вместе изображены лидеры стран, пожимающие друг другу руки, и надпись "Встреча 23 августа 2002 года". Её текущая стоимость — 1–1,1 тыс. евро. Аналогичная монета была выпущена и в 2000 году после официального визита Владимира Путина в КНДР. Как рассказала Лайфу нумизмат, издатель и редактор журнала "Нумизматика" Наталья Каштанова, для коллекционеров подобные монеты имеют небольшую ценность — разве только он не собирает отдельную коллекцию монет с изображением лидеров государств. Интерес они представляют только как сувенир. — Чудаков много, а для широкой публики, на мой взгляд, такие монеты не очень интересны, — отмечает она. Кроме КНДР официальную монету (то есть имеющую и платёжную функцию) с портретом Владимира Путина выпустил в 2015 году Камерун в рамках серии "Персона года". Это монета в 50 франков, выполненная из обычного сплава. В России эта монета стоит 2,5 тысячи рублей. Другое дело — сувенирные монеты. Они выпускаются любителями, не имеют никакого реального номинала (иначе им грозит статья о фальшивомонетничестве), купить на неё можно только хорошее настроение. Одними из первых сувенирную монету с изображением Путина выпустили на Украине активисты Общественного совета Украины. Первая монета в одну гривну (с пометкой "сонета Україны") производства Луганского патронного завода с портретом Владимира Путина была презентована в 2006 году в Киеве в рамках проекта "Президенты Украины и первые лица государства". До этого были выпущены сувенирные монеты с украинскими президентами, но они покупательского ажиотажа не вызвали. Зато весь тираж в 1000 экземпляров монеты с Путиным, по уверениями председателя Общественной палаты Валентина Халецкого, моментально был раскуплен местными чиновниками "на подарки" своим российским коллегам. Часть тиража была направлена в Россию, в Госдуме она продавалась за $5. В 2011 году активисты планировали выпустить монету тиражом в 20 млн экземпляров, но проект сорвался. Впрочем, на eBay можно найти массу последователей господина Халецкого: десятки продавцов продают самопальные монеты с портретами Путина от одного до десяти долларов. Судя по всему, среди иностранцев пользуется спросом.

26 апреля, 23:06

5 Fantastic Earnings Charts

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26 апреля, 12:06

How to buy an old Soviet tank for the price of a fancy car

Whether it’s a legendary T-34 or T-72 tank or infantry vehicles of the Airborne Troops, many decommissioned Soviet military vehicles are on sale in Russia, former Soviet republics and Eastern Europe. Nick Mead, a British collector and owner of Tanks-A-Lot, a UK-based tank restoration business, recently made a surprisingly lucrative purchase. On Ebay he acquired an ex-Iraqi army Type 69, a Chinese copy of the Soviet T-55 medium tank, but got much more than he bargained for. In one of the fuel compartments, Mead found five gold bars. Iraqi soldiers probably stole them from Kuwait during the invasion of the country in 1990. Ebay has restrictions on selling military equipment and various weapons, but the website, in some cases, allows the sale of decommissioned military equipment. Decommissioned vehicles for sale Russia’s Ministry of Defense is selling decommissioned equipment at its auctions and exhibitions, but armored vehicles are not a part of the offerings. Items on sale include transport vehicles, military jeeps, and even auxiliary ships. Armored vehicles such as tanks and armored personal carriers (APC) can be purchased via companies that specialize in the sale of such military equipment. In Russia, the Association of All-Terrain Vehicles is one such dealer. It offers the T-72, the main tank of the Soviet army for about $400,000. The legendary T-34 may be bought for $230,000. Another dealer offers the Soviet T-62 for $100,000, and even military jets, such as the Su-17 and the MiG-23. To purchase Soviet military equipment in Russia, foreigners need to get a certificate that the decommissioned military equipment has no cultural value, a spokesperson for the Association of All-Terrain Vehicles told RBTH. A large amount of decommissioned military equipment is on sale in former Soviet republics, such as Ukraine and Belarus. Still the best place for an international buyer to acquire Soviet military equipment is the Czech Republic. Eastern European countries accumulated a lot of Soviet military units when they were members of the Warsaw Pact Organization. The largest dealers are the Prague-based STV Group and Mortar Investments, which offer Soviet tanks, APCs, and attack helicopters. In addition to affordable prices (from $50,000 for the T-72), these dealers deliver to any country in the European Union. For shipping to the U.S., a buyer will have to pay another $30,000. The buyers often have the option of acquiring decommissioned military equipment in poor condition, or paying to refurbish it. Such a refurbishment may cost half the price of the vehicle. A buyer should not forget that tank maintenance is rather expensive. T-72, for example, consumes 300 to 450 liters of diesel per 100 km on a dry dirt road. Limitations and restrictions By purchasing military equipment, the buyer should know what limitations he or she will have to face. The main condition of the sale of decommissioned military equipment is its demilitarization. Tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, military aircraft or helicopters should no longer be used for their erstwhile purposes. Therefore, the seller is obliged to get rid of all the military components of the machine. Another limitation of the use of military equipment is a ban to use it on public roads. In addition, permission to use such vehicles away from public roads and places should be granted by the police. In addition, the buyer should know the import obligations and paperwork required for the purchase of military equipment. In the U.S., a buyer must fill in form DLA 1822 at dla.mil. Then he or she has to fill in form DRMS 1645, and submit the documents to the Trade Security Council and the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service. In Australia, if a buyer considers importing military equipment he or she should contact Military Vehicle Collectors Australia Incorporated.

26 апреля, 05:42

11 Secrets You Don’t Know About Pawn Shops

Everything you think you know about pawn shops is wrong. Most aren’t sketchy enterprises staffed by con artists dealing in stolen goods.

25 апреля, 19:16

Trump Inauguration Admits Errors, Vows To Correct Numerous Faulty Donor Records

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee acknowledged late Monday that a final report it filed with the Federal Election Commission this month was riddled with errors, many of which were first identified through a crowdsourced data project at HuffPost. “We plan to amend our report to reflect any changes that we have become aware of, including many of those donor records or technical glitches that we have recently become aware of, as is common practice with FEC reporting,” an inaugural committee spokesman, Alex Stroman, said Monday evening. The inaugural committee raised more than $100 million for Trump’s Jan. 20 festivities, which included two inaugural balls that drew a combined total of about 30,000 guests. The fundraising set new records. But according to Brendan Fischer, counsel to the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center, “it doesn’t seem that any real effort was made to collect the information that is very clearly required by law.” The scores of mistakes contained in the more than 500-page FEC filing can largely be traced to a fundraising and ticketing system the Republican Party introduced this year, which provided special online access codes to Trump supporters.  The access codes, mailed out in early January, entitled recipients to buy tickets, at $50 each, to the larger of Trump’s two inaugural balls. Within days, a secondary market for the access codes had sprung up, with some people asking their friends for codes, and others buying them on Ebay. No two access codes were the same, and each code was good for a specific number of tickets, like rides at a carnival. Some codes were good for only two passes, while others were good for 100. But each code was tied to a specific address, meaning that if it was passed to someone else, that person’s name would be on the disclosure alongside the original code recipient’s address.  A Trump supporter who spoke to HuffPost Monday described how she used four different access codes ― each belonging to a different friend ― to purchase $400 worth of ball tickets. “People who donated to Trump got these written fancy invitations, inviting them to the inauguration, with a cover letter that said, ‘Here’s an access code,’ and you had to enter a PIN,” she said. “We needed an access code so we could get a ticket to the inauguration and the ball. We used that access code, but it wasn’t a donation. It was a ticket price,” said the woman, who requested anonymity because her job prohibits her from making political contributions. “The inauguration website did not request my street address when I purchased the tickets, even though I paid for the tickets using my credit card,” she continued. “I also listed the individual name of each ticket holder and their email address for delivery of their ball tickets.” According to available records, none of those names was submitted to the FEC as a Trump inauguration donor. Instead, the final report submitted by the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee this month said the original donor made eight donations of $50 each, using four different addresses. That such errors made their way into the official inauguration committee filing suggests that the committee failed to perform even basic checks to ensure that its record-keeping was accurate, a requirement under FEC guidelines. “Even in light of the diminished reporting required by inaugural committees as opposed to campaigns, it doesn’t seem that they’ve done the basic reporting required by the FEC,” said Fischer. “These are not new rules, and this looks like negligence.” These simple-looking errors in mailing addresses were first identified by volunteer fact-checkers as part of the Citizen Sleuth Project, which originated at HuffPost. By building a public and shared spreadsheet of Trump’s inauguration donors, accessible here, Citizen Sleuth was able to crowdsource the fact-checking part of investigating Trump’s inaugural donor records, With the help of more than 1,000 volunteers, a trove of detailed information was created about the more than 1,500 donations to Trump’s inaugural committee. Fischer said the errors exposed by the Citizen Sleuth volunteers raise doubts about whether the Trump inauguration did basic due diligence, as required by law. By linking individual donations to the mailing address of the access code ― which was easy to pass around ― and not the address of the actual donor ― the Trump inaugural committee effectively created an alternate universe of donors records, he noted. Fischer also said ticket buyers should have been better informed that the inauguration committee was reporting ticket purchases as political contributions.  “They should have been told that if they made an aggregate contribution of more than $200, their name would be reported to the FEC,” he said. Stroman said the inauguration committee didn’t try to trick ticket buyers into thinking that they weren’t making political contributions that would be reported to the FEC. The donation webpage included all the required information, he noted, and if people failed to read it, the fault lay with them, not with the Trump inauguration. But for the donor who bought tickets for her friends, even a revised FEC report would leave her feeling deceived, she said. She considered her tickets a purchase ― not a political donation. This was an important distinction for her, because of the donations restrictions of her job. She pointed to a press release from the Trump inauguration that described tickets to the ball as “the most affordable in recent history,” and available to anyone “who inquired about purchasing tickets.” Stroman said the confusion was unfortunate.  “We only know what the donor gives us and our [data] vendor gives us, so it’s always a positive thing to be informed of errors in any report, so that records can be updated, and ultimately, can provide an accurate account of what happened, for posterity,” he said. While the inaugural committee is now investigating a number of donor records, other records with questionable disclosure information have been resolved after the committee’s review of its own financial documents. That includes a donation of $25,000 that appeared to have been made in the name of Katherine Johnson, a former NASA mathematician who was a character in the biopic “Hidden Figures.” The listing included an address at NASA headquarters, from which Johnson has been retired for decades. After the donation was first reported by The Intercept, Johnson’s family quickly denied that Johnson had ever made such a donation. Trump inaugural committee officers sought Monday to clear up the reason for the incorrect reporting. “We have the highest respect for Ms. Johnson and her distinguished service to our country,” Stroman said. “Unfortunately, an error was made that wrongly attributed a donation to the committee to someone with a NASA address instead of the donor’s true address, which was in California. We apologize to Ms. Johnson and her family for any confusion or stress this may have caused.” Another mysterious donation that has since been resolved came from “Isabel T. John,” a donor who gave $400,000 to the Trump inauguration but whose identity was difficult to trace. The FEC requires that committees collect a name and address for each donor giving more than $200. Isabel John’s address was an empty lot in New Jersey. After this was brought to the attention of the committee, Stroman said, “our compliance staff went through every record by hand, and found that this donation was mistakenly attributed to an Isabel T. John, instead the donor’s name, which is Isabel Tonelli.” Isabel and John Tonelli are the real donors, he added. The donation was made by wire transfer from Citibank which used the address of 111 Sylvan Ave. in Englewood, New Jersey, to facilitate the transfer.   Sign up for the HuffPost Must Reads newsletter. Each Sunday, we will bring you the best original reporting, long form writing and breaking news from The Huffington Post and around the web, plus behind-the-scenes looks at how it’s all made. 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25 апреля, 16:34

In 'Captured,' People In Prison Draw The 'People Who Should Be'

Charles and David Koch are the CEO and VP of Koch Industries, respectively. Joseph Acker is an incarcerated artist currently serving a 10-year sentence. Acker doesn’t know the Koch brothers personally, but he drew them as part of a project called “Captured.” Started by Jeff Greenspan and Andrew Tider in 2016, “Captured” attempts to shine a spotlight on what its creators deem are “crimes masquerading as commerce.” By asking incarcerated artists to draw the CEOs, VPs and chairmans they believe should be behind bars, they hope to inspire other people to consider a world in which the highest levels of corporate leadership are held personally responsible for the illegal actions of their companies. “If we put poison in a glass of your drinking water, and you got sick or your children had birth defects because of it, we would certainly be hauled off to prison,” Greenspan told HuffPost. “But when a corporation does it on a large scale, if anything, they’re given a fine. [...] It’s kind of just the cost of doing business.” “So we started thinking,” he added, “it’s interesting when you have the veil of a corporation around you, it’s almost like you’re exempt from [...] behaving within the law.” Greenspan and Tider recognized early on the power of juxtaposing the circumstances of incarcerated artists with the “rap sheets,” as they call them, of corporate leaders accused of various misdeeds. In Acker’s case, he’s serving 10 years in prison for receiving stolen goods, possessing altered passports, and possessing body armor as a felon. The Koch brothers, “Captured” asserts on its website, have yet to see prison time for bribing their way into securing contracts in Africa, India and the Middle East; selling millions of dollars of petrochemical equipment to Iran; bribing judges and legislators; propagating mass deception by funding climate change denial groups; polluting American’s air, water and climate; and rigging Congress. “What we thought would be interesting is to juxtapose the two: People who are in jail, who society has already deemed to be criminals, whether it be for murder or for theft or for burglary or manslaughter. And put them up against companies who are really committing the same kinds of crimes,” Greenspan said. “So we display each piece of artwork with a ‘rap sheet’ ― a ‘rap sheet’ for the incarcerated artist and a ‘rap sheet’ for the companies and the crimes they’ve committed over the past couple of decades.” ”Captured” wasn’t easy to get off the ground. In order to get in touch with the various incarcerated artists who took part in the project, Greenspan and Tider originally reached out to the prisons and prison wardens themselves, to no avail. Eventually, they got in touch with an art therapy program coordinator who couldn’t help them on the record, but agreed to bring a letter from the two men detailing the project to the prison she worked with. “She couldn’t promise it wouldn’t be in her pocket the day she visited the prison and fall out of her pocket in the art room,” they explained. Next, Greenspan and Tider turned to eBay, where they found a group of incarcerated artists selling portraiture ― images of Elvis or Madonna or other famous people. They contacted the eBay sellers, who tended to be family or friends of the incarcerated individual, who would facilitate contact with the actual artist. “Once we got there, the project sort of went viral in the prison system,” Tider added. “An inmate would tell another inmate, even in other prisons, and we were able to get a lot of artists that way.” To arrange for the actual portraits in “Captured,” Greenspan and Tider began by offering artists a selection of five to 10 corporate leaders they could draw. But because of the limited means of communication, and the delays that come along with using traditional snail mail, they felt it became more feasible if they just chose a subject for each of their participating artists. So Greenspan and Tider would create a dossier on the proposed subject, with images to draw from, background on the associated company, and information and case materials on the “crimes” committed, and send it to the artist. If the artist agreed to draw the person, the project moved forward. If they didn’t, they could offer them a different person. “All the incarcerated artists knew the aspects of the project and the context of the project,” Greenspan added. He and Tider warned them about the attention the project could draw and the subsequent blowback that could affect an inmate’s chances at parole; some of the individuals involved were on death row and felt little regard for those potential consequences. Moreover, each artist was compensated fairly for their work. “Captured” paid the artists $100 (based on an estimation that the average rate for a prison portrait was $30), covering any fees associated with services like JPay. Online, “Captured” includes links to contact information for the incarcerated artists, allowing fans of their work to reach out if they so choose.  “Corporations maintain that they have the same rights and freedoms as individuals. That’s kind of a reframing of a corporate entity that has no conscience ― it’s now being considered a person,” Greenspan noted. “Yet we’ve got actual people in prison who are treated like subhumans. By putting contact information there, by showing their artistry ― we’ve seen people go, ‘Wow, there’s a person behind this.’” “Captured” also takes physical form. Last year, Greenspan and Tider sold 1,000 “Captured” books, donating all proceeds to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. The timing couldn’t have been more ideal ― they’d included a portrait of Rex Tillerson, currently the secretary of state in President Donald Trump’s administration, in the series. This year, they have plans to release 1,000 more copies, and although they don’t know yet where the proceeds will go, they’ve been thinking about groups like the Brooklyn Bail Fund or organizations working on prison reform policies and lowering prison populations. “When you see something like Rex Tillerson become secretary of state, a man who’s worked for a company with decades-long abuses of the law ― what it’s done to our environment. It’s troubling,” Greenspan said. “But we’re not telling you that it should be troubling, we’re asking you to at least consider it.” “One of the big goals was to redefine things in people’s minds,” Tider concluded. “If you consider corporations anew, and you consider the things that they’ve done, you might come out with a different perspective on them. Likewise, it’s the same for the inmates. If you thought of inmates as people who were very different from you, you might see the beautiful artistry they do and think differently.” Welcome to Battleground, where art and activism meet. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

25 апреля, 15:00

All The New Shows To Screen Or Skip In Spring And Summer 2017

There’s a reason networks often save their weakest fare for the time of year when more people are less likely to spend their evenings indoors. Of course, that’s not always the case, since “Game of Thrones” is scheduled to make its much-awaited return this July.  But when it comes to new shows, you can bet networks generally save the worst for last. In the coming months, viewers can look forward to some stellar series this spring (including ”The Handmaid’s Tale,” “American Gods,” “GLOW”), while they’re more or less better off embracing the warm weather and misplacing their remotes by the time summer hits.  APRIL   “Girlboss,” April 21, Netflix  With allegations that former Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso was accused of creating a “toxic” workplace, it’s easy to see why the lead character of Netflix’s “Girlboss” is so incredibly unlikable. The question, however, is why would anyone want to spend a significant amount of time watching her? “Girlboss” is loosely based on Amoruso’s memoir of the same name and tells the story of how she began her vintage clothing eBay shop, before it became what we now know as Nasty Gal. The show stars Britt Robertson as 23-year-old Sophia, a college dropout who works menial jobs and yet can somehow afford a studio apartment in San Francisco circa 2006 ― and, damn, is it ever hard to watch. Sophia is petulant, whiny and often just flat-out mean. What’s worse is that the series rarely gives you a reason to root for her. Characters don’t always have to be likable, but there has to be at least some reason to follow a person through their journey. With “Girlboss,” there’s nothing here.   “Great News,” April 25, 9 p.m. ET, NBC ”Great News,” the new workplace comedy from executive producer Tina Fey, can’t be described as great, or even good. The show follows Katie (Briga Heelan), a wallflower of a producer at a cable news program called “The Breakdown,” and her overbearing mother (Andrea Martin), who manages to land a job as as the show’s intern. Hilarity ensues, right? Not so much. The show’s jokes just repeatedly fall flat, though surprisingly it’s Nicole Richie as a super-hip if slightly vapid co-anchor who actually shines brightest.   “Genius,” April 25, 9 p.m. ET, National Geographic  What do you really know about Albert Einstein, aside from the fact that he developed the theory of relativity? National Geographic is willing to wager that answer is very little. “Genius” is an anthology series from executive producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer about the lives of those deserving enough to be deemed as such, and Season 1 kicks off with none other than Mr. E = mc2 himself.   Based on Walter Isaacson’s book Einstein: His Life and Universe, the show stars Johnny Flynn when Einstein was a student in Zurich the 1890s, and Geoffrey Rush, as his older counterpart against a backdrop of the rising anti-semitism in 1922 Berlin, Germany. “The Handmaid’s Tale,” April 26, Hulu Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” is by far the best new show debuting in the spring and summer season, and is based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel. If you don’t already have a Hulu account, you’re going to want to sign up for one today. Set in the not-too distant future where a fundamentalist Christian regime rules over the former United States, now known as the Republic of Gilead, women have been stripped of their rights and any sense of life as they once knew it. Elisabeth Moss stars as Offred, a woman who is forced to bear children for high-ranking men and their wives, after environmental problems cause widespread infertility issues.  The series is a chilling reminder of how quickly the Republic of Gilead could become a reality.  “Dear White People,” April 28, Netflix  If you liked “Dear White People,” the movie, then you should probably watch it again, because the 2014 film from writer/director Justin Simien is far better than Netflix’s 10-episode series.   That’s not to say the series adaptation is a failure by any means. The show is still a smart and sharp take on the complex issue of race relations, and is definitely worth checking out.  The series picks up where the film left off in the aftermath of a racist blackface party, which has left a campus divided. Episodes are told and then retold through different student’s perspectives, which requires some commitment by the viewers since that format can feel awfully repetitive.   “American Gods,” April 30, 9 p.m. ET, Starz “American Gods” is absolutely the weirdest and most mind-bending new offering this season. Starz’s visually stunning new drama is based on British author Neil Gaiman’s 2001 fantasy novel of the same name and requires total suspension of disbelief.  In this America, gods live among us mere mortals. There are two types of gods ― old and new. The old are the ones you’ve read about in myths and were brought to America by faithful immigrants centuries ago, while the new gods have gradually replaced the old ones and were born out of our modern obsession with media and technology. As war brews between the gods, an ex-con named Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) finds himself caught between the two sides.   MAY “Anne with an E,” May 12, Netflix  Netflix’s “Anne with an E” is easily one of the most charming new shows. Yes, this is yet another adaptation of Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved children’s novel Anne of Green Gables, but it’s by far the best.  Amybeth McNulty stars as Anne Shirley, the young orphan who never stops talking, who comes to live on Prince Edward Island with elderly siblings Marilla (Geraldine James) and Matthew Cuthbert (R.H. Thomson). While you may have read the book 100 times as a child, Netflix has managed to reenergize the story for modern audiences without betraying its source material. If anything, “Anne” digs deeper at some of the darker elements that Montgomery glossed over in the novel, and is a thoroughly binge-able experience for all ages.  “I Love Dick,” May 12, Amazon  You may have already watched the pilot episode of Amazon’s new series “I Love Dick,” based on Chris Kraus’ 1997 novel. The show stars Kathryn Hahn as a filmmaker in an unhappy marriage who follows her husband (Griffin Dunne) to his writing residency in Marfa, Texas, and becomes completely infatuated with a professor named Dick (Kevin Bacon). “I Love Dick” is the latest show from “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway and is an intentionally uncomfortable yet humorous examination of human sexuality and the female gaze.  “Downward Dog,” May 17, 9:30 p.m. ET, ABC From ABC comes “Downward Dog,” a sitcom about a dog named Martin and his owner, Nan, (Allison Tolman), a woman struggling to get ahead at work and make sense of her personal life.  The show is told from Martin’s perspective’s via his internal monologue, voiced by Samm Hodges. The series is inoffensive enough, if you can stand to listen to Martin, who is the male incarnation of a droning Valley girl in canine form.   “Twin Peaks,” May 21, 9 p.m. ET, Showtime  Showtime didn’t provide any screeners for “Twin Peaks,” which is returning as a limited series 24 years after David Lynch’s original version ended. Because of this, we can only tell you what you probably already know: Lynch will direct the entire series and you can expect to see many familiar faces, including Kyle MacLachlan, who returns as FBI Agent Dale Cooper.  JUNE “I’m Dying Up Here,” June 4, 10 p.m. ET, Showtime Showtime’s new drama “I’m Dying Up Here” is a look at the lives of stand-up comics trying to make it in Los Angeles in the 1970s ―  and you’ll be tempted to heckle if you can muster the strength to make it through a full episode.  Yet another show based on a book, the series is inspired by William Knoedelseder‘s 2009 nonfiction work I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-up Comedy’s Golden Era and features an ensemble cast including Ari Graynor, Melissa Leo, Clark Duke, Michael Angarano and RJ Cyler. “GLOW,” June 29, Netflix  Even if you’d rather do just about anything else than watch professional wrestling, you really shouldn’t discount Netflix’s new original series “GLOW.” Inspired by the real story of the 1980s women’s wrestling league “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” “GLOW” is one of the most enjoyable shows to debut this season.  Alison Brie stars as a struggling actress desperate to make it in Hollywood, giving one last shot at her dreams when she auditions for a series about female wrestlers. Featuring an outstanding and diverse cast, the series hilariously tackles issues of racism, stereotyping, sexism and sisterhood in the world of women’s wrestling.  JULY “The Bold Type,” July 11, 9 p.m. ET, Freeform  Freeform’s “The Bold Type” is inspired by Cosmopolitan and its editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, and it’s the perfect show for summertime viewing.  Starring Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy as three friends working at Scarlet Magazine, the show follows the young women as they navigate their careers and personal lives in New York City. This show is exactly what you would expect from reading Cosmo ― not a bad way to curl up on the couch with a glass of wine.  “Midnight, Texas,” July 25, 10 p.m. ET, NBC The remote town of “Midnight, Texas” seems to be the supernatural center of the United States with witches, ghosts, assassins, angels, psychics and other creatures calling it home. But there is entirely too much going on.  Based on the trilogy series of the same name by author Charlaine Harris, “Midnight Texas” follows Manfred (François Arnaud), a psychic who can communicate with the dead, as he arrives in Midnight and befriends fellow outsiders like himself.  AUGUST “The Sinner,” Aug. 2, 10 p.m. ET, USA USA’s “The Sinner” is a different kind of thrilling mystery that finds Jessica Biel starring in a TV series for the first time since her days playing Mary Camden on “7th Heaven.” Biel plays Cora, a young mother who commits an unspeakable act of violence against a stranger at the beach. There’s no question that she did it. The only question is why. Bill Pullman also stars as a detective obsessed with uncovering Cora’s motives. As the series delves into Cora’s past and pieces together what happened that day at the beach, chances are you’ll be just as obsessed.  “Weekend Update,” Aug. 10, 9 p.m. ET, NBC “Saturday Night Live” is on hiatus this summer, but Colin Jost and Michael Che will fill the void with “Weekend Update” ― a 30-minute primetime version of the long-running segment. With “SNL” seeing some of its highest ratings in years, Jost and Che will keep things going in August and make sure you’re on top of all the news that can be satirized. So, basically everything. “Marlon,” Aug. 16, 9 p.m. ET, NBC  Marlon Wayans stars in what’s supposed to be an update on the classic family sitcom, but this isn’t anything we haven’t seen before.  “Marlon” is loosely based on Wayans’ real life as he plays a wise-cracking, over- protective yet immature father to two precocious kids (Amir O’Neil and Notlim Taylor). He also appears to share a too-close relationship with his ex-wife (Essence Atkins).  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

25 апреля, 12:14

LVMH миллиардера Бернара Арно станет единоличным владельцем Christian Dior

26% акций знаменитого дома моды обойдутся миллиардеру в €12 млрд, а 100% Christian Dior Couture — в €6,5 млрд

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24 апреля, 15:26

Werder Bremen in Kruse control with unlikely European spot beckoning | Andy Brassell

Nobody is expecting Max Kruse to really become an angel, but seeing him in the white of Germany doesn’t seem that daft any morePerhaps, in years to come, it will be looked upon as one of the anomalies in the history of collectible football toys. When the DfB commissioned Lego figures of Germany’s Euro 2016 squad, the list was compiled months before Jogi Löw made his final choices. So alongside Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller and Mario Götze was a figure of the injured Marco Reus, for example.There is also one in the collection that sticks out if you look at Lego’s squad today, or if you’re browsing for spares on eBay – that of No23, one Max Kruse. Dropped by Löw last March following a string of off-field controversies including (but not limited to) leaving €75,000 in cash in the back of a taxi after a poker tournament, nightclub rows and his then-coach Dieter Hecking chiding him for excessive Nutella consumption, it seems astonishing that Kruse was ever in the mix to go to France. Continue reading...

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23 апреля, 21:35

Дата-центр Google может превратить прилегающие территории в пустыню

Уже в этом году инженеры Google планировали забирать из колодцев более 20 млн литров воды в день, хотя уже потребляют около 15 млн для своих серверов в Южной Каролине, сообщает издание The Post and Courier. Изначально правительство штата хотело выдать разрешение на увеличение потребления, однако учёные заверили, что для такого наращивания требуются дополнительные исследования. При резком скачке имеется риск превратить всю окружающую территорию в пустыню, нарушив естественный круговорот воды. Система, по которой вода курсирует в почве и выходит в местные водоёмы, была сформирована за сотни и тысячи лет, но может быть разрушена за считаные годы. Очевидно, что в компании знакомы с таким плачевным вариантом развития событий, но не могут отказаться от наращивания мощности серверов. Аналогично поступают и другие технологические компании, такие как Facebook и eBay. При этом все они ищут пути сокращения вреда для окружающей среды, переводя серверы на возобновляемые источники энергии и повышая их энергоэффективность.

22 апреля, 01:10

These Are The Dumbest, Most Useless Things Twitter Users Bought (Other Than Juicero)

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); I asked Twitter an innocent question Friday: What, besides Juicero, the $400 Wi-Fi-enabled bag-squeezer the internet has been mocking all week, is the dumbest, most useless thing you’ve ever bought? The responses were fantastic. Here are some of the funniest, ranked from bad decisions to very bad decisions to hilariously bad decisions. (I’ve excluded the most common answers, which included college, grad school, gym memberships, class rings, exes, pogs, letterman jackets, and, of course, in-app purchases. I also excluded the ones that kept it super-real.) @NickBaumann An f'ing Roomba— kristin nicholson (@circlekdc) April 21, 2017 @NickBaumann The Scooba (roomba but for mopping)— Soros Cash Taker (@Kristinmedd) April 21, 2017 Betting on the Cleveland Browns to cover. https://t.co/SI38uqf7Gv— Kevin Bartner (@heshsson) April 21, 2017 I pay for cable, so … CNN, I guess? https://t.co/VLSolEchjx— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) April 21, 2017 well tailored suits when I've never weighed the same amount for more than like 6 months https://t.co/mzCHgtb6Vy— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) April 21, 2017 It’s @coin… & it’s not even close. https://t.co/p63OlZneR3— Cambro (@CambroLiving) April 21, 2017 (I also purchased a Coin because I make extremely bad decisions.) Also, the list starts getting better here. @NickBaumann my phone froze when i was trying to pay 5$ for pokemon go currency and i accidentally spend 50 bucks.— Jennifer G (@jennifergeewhiz) April 21, 2017 death star https://t.co/r5DL7ejLJH— darth:™ (@darth) April 21, 2017 A mini-drone, two-tone wingtip shoes, grad school, bagpipes https://t.co/9Hy2RbEA9O— Alex Parker (@AlexParker) April 21, 2017 @NickBaumann a robot gutter cleaner— Ann Marie Gamble (@amgamble) April 21, 2017 The family cat. https://t.co/JTG11Rdq40— Ali (@anniesperson) April 21, 2017 "Independence Day: Resurgence." https://t.co/55nUcTseAR— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) April 21, 2017 @NickBaumann Minnesota timberwolves season tickets...In 2013— Plaid and Bougie (@zachserickson) April 21, 2017 $25 Coors Light pool stick that broke after four shots. https://t.co/e6GXXhPKfr— Matt Sheehan (@Sheehan_Sports) April 21, 2017 @NickBaumann I was on a drunken road trip from NYC to Akron OH and picked up this cigar burn (supposed to be a tattoo of a star) pic.twitter.com/7Ig67O7cgS— Michele Ahern (@micheleahern) April 21, 2017 Postmates chick fil a with a delivery fee higher than the food subtotal itself when the chick fil a was a 10min walk from my apartment https://t.co/MKlj0tFDv9— alexandra beaton (@aabeaton) April 21, 2017 Home deep fryer. Later I realized that I already own pots that can hold hot oil, are cleanable, and don't take up three cubic feet of space. https://t.co/uDaIMXzFIz— Sam Bergman (@violanorth) April 21, 2017 @NickBaumann Goddamn slapchop.— Scott Unger (@scottu487) April 21, 2017 @NickBaumann I was high as shit in Toronto and spent like $80 on a vintage fake leather jacket with a huge fuckin yellow stop sign on the back— sick transit, gloria (@samknight1) April 21, 2017 Bought a Congressman his beer once. https://t.co/xL4WJNGgTH— Matt Laslo (@MattLaslo) April 21, 2017 @NickBaumann I spent $5000 on a vanity domain.— Dan Rosart (@_Torgen) April 21, 2017 bought an HD-DVD player like six months before blu-ray won out and for years could only watch "king kong" and "transformers" in HD. https://t.co/4zi324yKHs— joseph diebold (@josephdiebold) April 21, 2017 About 3 grand on competitive paintball gear... https://t.co/vPUkuoE5Zp— Cowboy Socialist (@MPAVictoria) April 21, 2017 @NickBaumann Cat furniture— Dissident Elizabeth (@elizabethgeno) April 21, 2017 @NickBaumann This enormous bow-shaped fannypack that has only a tiny pouch the size of a credit card. https://t.co/j72d5fFjQg— Crooked Hillary (@Hilldawgg) April 21, 2017 These are my favorites (as of 6 p.m. Friday; responses are still rolling in.) An ornamental, near life-size ceramic Great Dane which is currently sitting in my office. https://t.co/uAzYUTXRMt— Taylor Huckaby (@iwriterealgood) April 21, 2017 I drunkenly bought a Bluetooth frying pan. https://t.co/zXwquHmxBK— This American Adam (@adamconner) April 21, 2017 $120 Italian general's uniform I got off eBay for Halloween in college. https://t.co/3n9OtJhkQ4— Matt Ford (@fordm) April 21, 2017 Bought an $80 violin on Amazon Prime. I will neither confirm nor deny whether alcohol was involved. https://t.co/2clgSSDeIE— Nathaniel Horadam (@NW_Horadam) April 21, 2017 i bought a banjo on ebay in 2012, with my student loan, and it was too fucked up and old to ever work. also i'd never played banjo https://t.co/Ocgc5VjRVT— libby watson (@libbycwatson) April 21, 2017 I vanity published a book that I now despise and refuse to even keep in my house. $500 https://t.co/lZm0aiGP9y— Never Watch Football (@LakdifFlanchzed) April 21, 2017 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

21 апреля, 18:42

Nintendo Gears Up to Launch Mini Version of SNES Console

Citing sources familiar with the matter, Eurogamer.net reports that Nintendo Co. (NTDOY) is preparing to launch the mini version of its immensely popular Super Nintendo Entertainment System game console (SNES).

21 апреля, 18:26

eBay Slumps Despite Q1 Beat: Buy the Dip via ETFs?

eBay shares plunged post Q1 earnings. Should you take this as a buying opportunity to eBay ETFs?

21 апреля, 16:11

Раскрыты подробности о вербовке хакеров российскими спецслужбами

Россия - ближайший соперник США в том, что касается кибератак и кибершпионажа.В марте нынешнего года Минюст США выдвинул обвинения против четырех россиян, в том числе двух сотрудников Федеральной службы безопасности России, во взломе 500 млн учетных записей почтового сервиса Yahoo!.. Речь идет о двух сотрудниках ФСБ Дмитрии Докучаеве и Игоре Сущине, а также о двух хакерах - Алексее Белане (известном как Magg), который находится в американском списке самых разыскиваемых киберпреступников, и Кариме Баратове. Им предъявлены обвинения в компьютерном взломе, экономическом шпионаже, мошенничестве и краже коммерческой тайны.Как отмечает издание BuzzFeed, это дело является ярким публичным примером сотрудничества российских властей с киберпреступниками для достижения своих целей в кибервойне и того, почему правительствам других стран так сложно отследить подобные атаки.По словам бывшего аналитика киберподразделения ФБР США, а ныне управляющего директора компании K2 Intelligence Милана Патела (Milan Patel), в прошлом США и Россия проводили немало совместных тайных операций. В середине 2000-х годов ФБР и ФСБ сотрудничали при проведении расследований деятельности хакеров в целях снижения роста киберпреступности."Мы сообщали им об интересующем нас человеке и он таинственным образом исчезал, а потом появлялся, но уже на службе у российского правительства. По сути, передавая информацию о разыскиваемых нами лицах, мы помогали ФСБ искать таланты и вербовать их", - рассказал Пател.Арест Баратова и его сообщников сигнализирует о готовности американского правительства усилить преследование российских киберпреступников, отмечает издание. В минувшем месяце испанские власти по запросу правительства США арестовали петербуржца Петра Левашова, также известного как "король спама". Как рассказали трое российских хакеров на условиях анонимности, действия американских властей вызвали "панику" относительно того, будут ли дальше продолжаться аресты и как долго продлится преследование хакеров."В ситуации с Россией мы достигли точки кипения. Она ближайший соперник США в том, что касается кибератак и кибершпионажа. Но Россия играет по другим правилам, или, может быть, просто без правил", - прокомментировал Пател.По словам одного из источников BuzzFeed в ФБР, РФ проводит сложные кибероперации, в которые вовлечены как хакеры, работающие в военных ведомствах и спецслужбах, так и киберпреступники и хакеры по найму, к услугам которых прибегают по мере необходимости."Это многоступенчатая система и очень сложная. Именно поэтому ее так трудно отследить. Скажем, российская разведка решит взломать eBay и найти информацию об определенном человеке. Они могут воспользоваться услугами собственной команды или обратиться к хакеру, который уже инфицировал целевой компьютер, и заставить его предоставить доступ. Или они просто могут найти парня, который уже взламывал eBay, и заплатить ему за повторный взлом", - отметил собеседник издания.По словам Милана Пателя, ФБР часто сталкивается с ситуациями, когда сложно распознать, имеет ли кибератака исключительно криминальный характер, либо она политически мотивированна или связана с РФ. "Правительство пытается ликвидировать разрыв между криминальными расследованиями и расследованиями инцидентов, связанных с угрозой национальной безопасности, потому что эти сферы более не являются обособленными", - подчеркнул специалист.(http://www.securitylab.ru...)

21 апреля, 09:34

Позитивный внешний фон поддержит рынок РФ на открытии

Перед открытием пятничных торгов складывается позитивный внешний фон, позволяющий надеяться на рост российского рынка. Американские индексы завершили четверг в плюсе, реагируя на сильные корпоративные отчетности. "Настроение инвесторам задавали вчера корпоративные отчетности, в том числе American Express, EBay и Blackstone Group, а также опубликованная статистика по рынку труда", - отмечает Наталья Аседова, ведущий аналитик отдела анализа мировых рынков ГК "ФИНАМ". Вслед за американскими рынками рост показали и азиатские площадки. После сильной просадки начинается восстановление сырьевого рынка. Котировки нефти отыгрывают новости о появлении предварительных договоренностей в соглашении о сокращении добычи сырья. В частности, вчера минист

21 апреля, 09:20

Американские инвесторы приободрились

В четверг, 20 апреля, ключевые фондовые индексы Соединенных Штатов Америки впервые за последние три дня завершили торги в "зеленой" зоне благодаря удорожанию акций финансового и промышленного секторов. Настроение инвесторам задавали вчера корпоративные отчетности, в том числе American Express, EBay и Blackstone Group, а также опубликованная статистика по рынку труда. Количество первичных обращений за пособиями по безработице увеличилось за минувшую неделю на 10 000 до 244 000, тогда как аналитики ожидали 242 000, однако число американцев, продолжающих получать пособие по безработице, снизилось за неделю на 49 000 и оказалось на минимальном за последние 17 лет уровне в 1,979 млн. Кроме того, вчера состоялось выступление главы ФРБ Далласа Роберта Каплана, который заявил, что три повышения процентной ставки в текущем году пока являются хорошим ориентиром для рынка, и у американского регулятора имеется возможность действовать терпеливо и постепенно.

30 сентября 2014, 17:09

Интернет-гигант eBay расширяет свою деятельность в России

Несмотря на экономические санкции, введенные странами Запада в отношении Москвы, крупнейший в мире онлайн-магазин eBay планирует расширить свою деятельность в России. С 30 сентября этой площадкой будут пользоваться более 60 тысяч российских ритейлеров. Пользователи сети смогут свободно покупать и продавать товары и внутри страны, и за границей. С подробностями — корреспондент RT Мадина Коченова. Подписывайтесь на RT Russian - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=rtrussian RT на русском - http://russian.rt.com/ Vkontakte - http://vk.com/rt_russian Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/RTRussian Twitter - http://twitter.com/RT_russian Livejournal - http://rt-russian.livejournal.com/

09 июля 2014, 10:17

Италия: в интернете продают целую деревню

В Италии жители деревни Кальсацио выставили ее на продажу. За все дома и инфраструктуру на интернет-аукцион... ЧИТАТЬ ДАЛЕЕ: http://ru.euronews.com/2014/07/09/italian-village-up-for-sale-on-ebay euronews: самый популярный новостной канал в Европе. Подписывайтесь! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronewsru euronews доступен на 14 языках: https://www.youtube.com/user/euronewsnetwork/channels На русском: Сайт: http://ru.euronews.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euronews Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronewsru Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101036888397116664208/100240575545901894719/posts?pageId=101036888397116664208 VKontakte: http://vk.com/ru.euronews

22 мая 2014, 14:43

EBay признал факт крупнейшей в своей истории кибератаки

Интернет-аукцион eBay призывает всех своих пользователей сменить пароли. Руководство ресурса признало факт кибератаки, в результате которой были похищены данные о 145 миллионах пользователей: пароли (правда, в зашифрованном виде), электронные и физические адреса. В eBay утверждают, что до финансовой информации — вроде данных из принадлежащей eBay платёжной системы PayPal — злоумышленники добраться не смогли. «Смена пароля может быть полезной в некоторых случаях, но с определённого момента у в... ЧИТАТЬ ДАЛЕЕ: http://ru.euronews.com/2014/05/22/hackers-target-millions-of-ebay-users Последние новости смотрите здесь: http://eurone.ws/1hfoGvh euronews: самый популярный новостной канал в Европе. Подписывайтесь! http://eurone.ws/ZdZ0Zo euronews доступен на 14 языках: http://bit.ly/1qPwqgE На русском: Сайт: http://ru.euronews.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/euronews Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronewsru Google+: http://eurone.ws/1eEChLr VKontakte: http://vk.com/ru.euronews