Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said Trump’s threats breached international law. “Having committed grave breaches of int’l law in Friday’s cowardly assassinations, realdonaldtrump threatens to commit again new breaches,” he tweeted. “Targeting cultural sites is a war crime; – Whether kicking or screaming, end of US malign presence in West Asia has begun.” … [Read more...] about Trump vows to hit 52 sites ‘very hard’ if Iran retaliates over Suleimani killing
World heritage sites in danger
Why? Has the world become more dangerous? And if it has, will upgraded nuclear weapons keep America safer? Even if all of these questions were asked and answered during the Cold War, it is important to examine them again as the U.S. prepares to spend $1 trillion on a new generation of nuclear weapons. … [Read more...] about What Should the World Do With Its Nuclear Weapons?
Over 2,000 people with the virus are now confirmed to have died and more than 75,000 have been infected. But experts predict the true number of people with the disease could be as high as 350,000 in Wuhan alone, as they warn it may kill as many as two in 100 cases. Here's what we know so far: … [Read more...] about Coronavirus death toll climbs to more than 2,000 with more than 75,000 cases recorded across the world – including nearly 1,000 OUTSIDE of China
Most agree Frontier is unlikely to make drastic changes to the structure of Elite Dangerous now it's been out in the wild for a couple of years. But some believe small tweaks could combine to solve Elite's big problems. One such small tweak I've heard suggested is the addition of a PvE tag feature to the game. This tag would protect players against interdiction, thus encouraging PvE-focused CMDRs back into open, where everyone, theoretically, would play together. … [Read more...] about Griefers or saviours? The Elite Dangerous players causing a rift in space
SOUTH KOREA Thousands of South Koreans filled cold downtown streets in Seoul ahead of a traditional bell-tolling ceremony near City Hall to send off an exhausting 2019 highlighted by political scandals, decaying job markets and crumbling diplomacy with North Korea. … [Read more...] about 2020 arrives in US following New Year’s celebrations around the world
I think the reason virtual reality troubles us is more basic than that. Maybe it's because it covers people's eyes. When you see YouTube clips of people playing Oculus Rift it seems at first silly, then slightly sinister. You cannot connect or commune with the player as you watch them play. No point of view is shared. The windows to their soul have their curtains drawn. In fact, with a solid black mask strapped across the face, players look like the villains we're often encouraged to shoot. Anonymous. Alien. … [Read more...] about I swapped my world for a virtual one – and I loved what I found