There's corrupt, and then there's nested corruption

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Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said the SABC had a serious skills problem, as shown by an internal skills audit.

SABC awarded irregular contract to stop irregular expenditure, say Scopa MPs
Members of Parliament took a dim view of SABC chief financial officer James Aguma’s absence from Wednesday’s Scopa meeting.

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Google’s Royalty-Free Answer to HEVC: A Look at AV1 and the Future of Video Co…

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Google’s Royalty-Free Answer to HEVC: A Look at AV1 and the Future of Video Codecs

A Look at AV1 and the Future of Video Codecs: Google’s Answer to HEVC
We take a look at the impact that Google’s upcoming video codec, AOMedia Video 1 (AV1), will have on the streaming industry as a whole.

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"…Accepted dogma holds that—although every cell in the body contains its…

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"…Accepted dogma holds that—although every cell in the body contains its own DNA—the genetic instructions in each cell nucleus are identical. But new research has now proved this assumption wrong. There are actually several sources of spontaneous mutation in somatic (nonsex) cells, resulting in every individual containing a multitude of genomes—a situation researchers term somatic mosaicism. “The idea is something that 10 years ago would have been science fiction,” says biochemist James Eberwine of the University of Pennsylvania. “We were taught that every cell has the same DNA, but that's not true.” There are reasons to think somatic mosaicism may be particularly important in the brain, not least because neural genes are very active…"

Scientists Surprised to Find No Two Neurons Are Genetically Alike
The genetic makeup of any given brain cell differs from all others. That realization may provide clues to a range of psychiatric diseases

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Inside al-Aqsa http://aje.io/3837

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Inside al-Aqsa http://aje.io/3837

al-Aqsa 360° – An ultra-high (4k) definition tour of the holiest mosque in Jerusalem
Experience Islam’s third holiest site in more detail than ever before. Millions of feet have walked these grounds, and now you can join them. This tour will take you inside the Dome of the Rock and al-Qibli Mosque, and around many of the other religious landmarks on the compound’s 14-hectare grounds.

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Mastercard’s new credit card has a built-in fingerprint scanner bit.ly/2o7kNq8…

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Mastercard’s new credit card has a built-in fingerprint scanner bit.ly/2o7kNq8 

Mastercard’s new credit card has a built-in fingerprint scanner
The rise of mobile payments has made buying things with your fingerprint commonplace, so why not put that technology in a credit card? Mastercard thinks it’s worth a shot, and has built a credit…

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