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The naughty journalist in me. These are long articles with a little more effort than a shutlogue.

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    Bad Blood:  Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

    By JOHN CARREYROU. Book review

    This book is about the rise and dramatic fall of Theranos. About the idols of Silicon Valley.

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    A review of a book about the rise and dramatic fall of Theranos, and the idols created in Silicon Valley.


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    Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

    By Svetlana Alexievich. Book Review

    The book is a collection of short autobiographies of tens of ex-Soviets, before and after the fall of the USSR.

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    The book is a collection of short autobiographies of tens of ex-Soviets, before and after the fall of the USSR.



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    مقدمة ابن خلدون

    كتاب العبر، تلخيص سريع

    كتاب العبر، وديوان المبتدأ والخبر في أيام العرب والعجم والبربر، ومن عاصرهم من ذوي السلطان الأكبر، لكاتبه العلامة ابن خلدون يقع في سبع مجلدات، كتب عام 1377، أكثرها شهرة هو المقدمة، حيث يجمع بين العديد من العلوم والأخبار وأحوال الناس والطقوس، حتى اعتبر ابن خلدون مؤسس علم الاجتماع.

    هذا أحد الكتب الرائعة التي أنصح جميع العرب ان يقرؤوه، وعيبه الوحيد الإطناب والإسهاب الشديد، وهي الصفة السائدة في كتب ذلك العصر.


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    The Peter Principle

    By Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull. Book Review

    In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence

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    A book review of: The Peter principle. Written in 1969 yet still very much valid. The first commandment in a hierarchical life: the hierarchy must be preserved.


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    Apples, Tomatoes, And What They Have In Common

    One last tips to back-up your clutter before you buy a new software

    Backing up files and items by following a system flexible enough to be expanded, and simple enough to be recognized is a life skill. Flattening categories, labeling freely, and removing space are some ways to eliminate clutter.

    Image by Peter H from Pixabay

    Do you spend hours on end naming your computer folders only to forget what they were for the next morning? Welcome to the popular club of the driven to chaos. But before you rush to the store to buy the latest invention in data backup and storage utilities, let me offer you few tips.


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    The Tight Knot

    Something About the Solar Apex

    The sun runs towards its point of settlement, that's the determination of The Almighty, The All Knowing. How a Quranic verse reveals itself 1400 years after its revelation.

    Moon drawing vector created by rawpixel.com—freepik.com

    The sun moves around earth. Or at least that was the belief until recent history. The sun is stable, it does not move. Again, that was the belief for some 200 years. Science has proved today that the sun indeed moves along with the galaxy in some very complicated manner.


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    Line Up

    Personal best screen lines

    Lineup of the usual suspects: the greatest trick the devil ever pulled, was convincing the world he didn't exist

    Best movie lines. With random order, here they come. (Disclaimer: hazardous material, could cause nostalgia!)


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    Dead Man Dancing With Lady Oscar

    Personal Best Movie Scenes

    DISCLAIMER: The following contains spoilers of: The Usual Suspects, The Departed, Sixth Sense, The Others, Michael Clayton, The Recruit, A Beautiful Mind, Mission Impossible I.

    Do I look like I'm negotiating? Michael Clayton best scene

    Time for movie night again. Time to go crazy and spend some money. What a risk! Two hours of your time about to go down the drain for a marvelous, amazing, unforgettable three seconds! That's what it takes to tell you my story.


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