Tuesday, 21 February 2017
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Refurb iMac i5 Quad 27" Retina 5K Desktop for $1,500 + free shipping

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GeekDeal via eBay offers the factory-refurbished Apple iMac Intel Skylake Core i5 3.3GHz 27" Retina 5K All-In-One Desktop, model no. MK482LL/A, for $1,499.99 with free shipping. That's tied with last week's mention as the lowest total price we've seen. (It's the best deal for a refurb now by $65 and $600 less than you'd pay for a new one.) Features include an Intel Skylake Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Skylake quad-core processor, 27" 5120x2880 IPS LED-backlit Retina 5K display, 8GB RAM, 2TB hard drive with 128GB SSD, AMD Radeon R9 M395 2GB video card, FaceTime HD camera, 802.11ac wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. A 1-year Apple warranty applies.

Crocs Presidents' Day Sale: 25% off sitewide + free shipping w/ $25

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Ending today, Crocs takes 25% off sitewide during its Presidents' Day Sale. (Discounts apply in cart.) Shipping adds $4.99, or get free shipping on orders of $24.99 or more. A couple of best bets, with prices after discount and $4.99 for shipping:

  • Crocs Women's Freesail Clogs in four colors for $22.49 (low by $2)
  • Crocs Men's Swiftwater Clogs in Ultramarine/Graphite for $23.62 (pictured, low by $4)

Stabilizing energy storage

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Chemists predict a better future for these types of batteries, called redox flow batteries. Using a predictive model of molecules and their properties, the team has developed a charge-storing molecule around 1,000 times more stable than current compounds.

From: feeds.sciencedaily.com

Time for Some Creative Solutions At the NSC

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Here's how Trump can avoid getting trapped in an H.R. nightmare.

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China opposes U.S. naval patrols in South China Sea

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China said on Tuesday it opposed action by other countries under the pretext of freedom of navigation that undermined its sovereignty, after a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group began patrols in the contested South China Sea. The U.S. navy said the strike group, including the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson, began "routine operations" in the South China Sea on Saturday amid growing tension with China over control of the disputed waterway. "China always respects the freedom of navigation and overflight all countries enjoy under international law," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a daily news briefing.

Philippine minister stands by call to shut mines as review begins

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By Manolo Serapio Jr MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' environment minister said on Monday she stands by her decision to shut more than half the country's operating mines and bar mining in watershed zones as an inter-agency panel began a review of her actions. Members of the government's Mining Industry Coordinating Council will scrutinize the affected mines to ensure due process was followed and consider the impact on jobs and the economy after an outcry by the mining industry in the world's top nickel ore supplier. The council cannot overturn her orders, but its findings could feed into a decision by President Rodrigo Duterte, who has said he will review the planned closures after initially throwing his support behind his environment minister.

Bouche à Oreille: Michelin mixup makes modest French café a star

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Last week, Bouche à Oreille, a café in Bourges, central France, found itself suddenly in possession of a Michelin star. The eatery, which serves hearty dishes of beef bourguignon and lasagna to its clientele of locals, was taken aback by the arrival of swarms of new visitors. Thanks to their identical names, and eerily similar street addresses, the Michelin website had listed the Bourges café on its website by mistake.

EU welcomes Pence assurance of Trump's support

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By Roberta Rampton and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured the European Union in Brussels on Monday that the Trump administration will develop their cooperation in trade and security and backs the EU as a partner in its own right. A month after Donald Trump caused alarm by renewing his endorsement of Brexit and suggesting others may follow Britain out of the EU, Pence told reporters that he had come to "the home of the European Union" with a message from the president.

Philippines: Vietnamese ship attacked; 1 dead, 6 abducted

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Gunmen attacked a Vietnamese cargo ship off the Philippines' southern tip, killing a Vietnamese crewman and abducting six others including the vessel's captain, the Philippine coast guard and the ship's owner said Monday.

Romania's have-a-go heroes fight corruption

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Romanian architect Serban Marinescu never thought he'd come up against such brazen corruption. Traffic cop Marian Godina came under pressure from superiors over a traffic incident involving a local official. "Romanian society has reached saturation point with regard to corruption," said Godina, 30, the policeman from Brasov in the central Transylvania region.

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