Was there ever a photo that captured the spirit of a moment?
A problem frequently faced by language students - why are you learning this language?Yet what of researchers who are ethical, transparent and professional and nonetheless face the accusation of being spies?
Of Scholars and Spies - Al-Fanar MediaO mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.
Holy Koran 49:13
Yes (said in a belated reply, though it's still current). "Cultural vigilantes who sift through our words in search of heresy." His argument is that with political correctness, there is no presumption of innocence. BBC Radio 4 Point of View - The Witch Hunt Culture - 2 December 19 - Sir Roger Scruton . The segment is still up on the BBC website, for listening after registration : A Point of View - The witch-hunt culture - BBC Sounds.Did anyone listen to Thought for the Day this morning on Radio4?
If not then I would urge Arrsers to find it an hear Professor Roger Scruton's thoughts on PC., thought crime, phobias, witch hunts and how to deal with them. It was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise cold, dank climate.
You may enjoy these, I advise listening to them in order.*On 'Unit 8200', wikipaedia says:
"The unit is composed primarily of 18–21 year olds. As a result of the youth of the soldiers in the unit, and the shortness of their service period, the unit relies on selecting recruits with the ability for rapid adaptation and speedy learning. Afterschool programs for 16–18 year olds, teaching computer coding and hacking skills, also serve as a feeder programs for the unit. Former Unit 8200 soldiers have, after completing their military service, gone on to founding and occupying top positions in many international IT companies and in Silicon Valley.
According to the Director of Military Sciences at the Royal United Services Institute, "Unit 8200 is probably the foremost technical intelligence agency in the world and stands on a par with the NSA in everything except scale."" [For note  read: Unit 8200: Israel’s cyber spy agency | Financial Times
We really need National Service. Even Macron agrees on that.
Text states Nasty shock to current expats - so they can continue to driveThis sounds like a rather slanted scare tactic.
Brexit SHOCK: British drivers may have to pay £1,800 to be able to legally drive in March
I think the whole thing is a brilliant experiment*.The Raspberry PI hopefully will do the same drawing kids initially as chip kit to have fun with robots, and making your own streaming box, and then moving onto to coding
I love Dilbert, even though it describes my life a bit too accurately.
In this new wilderness of "information", I do worry that it is something like the US frontier. It is a place of opportunity, some will come to grief, the tribes that lived there to start with will be destroyed or changed, and ultimately government may destroy what we actually went there to enjoy.Our information enviroment is sick. We live in a world where facts are less important than narratives, where people emote rather than debate and where algorithms shape our point of view.
That sounds just like the news as delivered by the BBC and ITV.I mentioned it on the Trump thread, but if you have not read the below; I really do urge you to do so.
War in 140 Characters: How Social Media Is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century by David Patrikarakos
This from the conclusion struck with me;
Our information enviroment is sick. We live in a world where facts are less important than narratives, where people emote rather than debate and where algorithms shape our point of view.