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Libya Elects Engineer To Acting Prime Minister Post

while(true) Most common professions for politicians (188 comments)

According to this article from The Economist the most common background for politicians word wide is Law (surprise!) and then comes (in order) Business, Diplomacy, Military, Journalism, Economics, Medicine, Academia, and Engineering.

Almost 20% of the politicians had a Law background while about 7% had an Engineering background.

more than 3 years ago
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Are Consoles Holding Back PC Gaming?

while(true) No... (518 comments)

No. Piracy is holding back PC gaming. PC sales are ridiculous low for most single-player, non-casual, PC games. Game publishers are doing the natural thing; focusing on consoles where the problem of piracy is much, much smaller.

IMHO the industry should be commended that it, unlike some other industries, fight piracy by changing it's way of doing business instead of choosing the path of litigation and legislation.

more than 4 years ago
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Coming Soon, Smartphone-Based Banking

while(true) Checks?! (187 comments)

You americans are funny!

more than 4 years ago
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Darling Brothers, UK Indie Game Devs, Upgraded to CBE

while(true) Not the Queen... (110 comments)

It's actually the Honours Committees that puts together the list of people to be honored and they are guided by guidelines set up by the Prime Minister.

more than 6 years ago

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Wikileaks founder suspected of rape

while(true) while(true) writes  |  more than 4 years ago

while(true) (626738) writes "Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in his absence for two counts of rape by a swedish prosecutor. Assanges current whereabouts are unknown. Two women approached the swedish police on friday describing two different instances of rape. The women where "too afraid" to press charges, but the prosecutor has decided to arrest Assange in his absence on suspicion of rape. The link is in swedish."
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The Pirate Party wins 2 seats in EU parliament

while(true) while(true) writes  |  more than 5 years ago

while(true) (626738) writes "The Swedish Pirate Party has secured around 7% of the country's votes in the election to the European Union parliament. This means it likely has enough votes to claim 2 seats in the parliament. The Swedish Pirate Party has as it's only agenda "to fundamentally reform copyright law, get rid of the patent system, and ensure that citizens' rights to privacy are respected"."

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