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daily 03/23/2014

    • By definition, an array is a group of variables with the same data type and name. We differentiate each item in the array by using subscript, the index value of each item, for example name (1), name (2), name (3) …….etc.  
    • The neighborhood is also home to several members of the Taliban, who live in larger houses behind high walls, often next to the mosques and madrasas they run.
    • Mr Erdogan’s ban on Twitter – where wire-tapped recordings alleging widespread government corruption had been leaked ahead of local elections on 30 March – caused use of the site to rise by an estimated 136 per cent. Twitter reported that in the 24 hours after the ban, 2.5 million messages were posted. “Apparently, alternate DNS servers are also blocked in Turkey. New settings are being circulated,” wrote one Twitter user yesterday.
    • In 2001, more than 800 students gathered in clusters on the squeaky gym floors at John Jay High School in Westchester County, bopping up and down to Nelly songs. In 2010, only 26 students showed up to the Homecoming dance in that same gym.
    • Kids don’t need to go to a dance to interact with each other when they can sit in their bed with their laptop and phone and text them,” she said. “It’s basically like being with that person. You don’t have to show up to a dance hoping to see someone anymore. You can literally Snapchat them and see them on Snapchat.”
    • We didn’t have laptops we could hide with in our bedrooms. By default, computer use was supervised by the adults who shared the machine.
    • With the advent of the smartphone, Kor says she has an additional responsibility, noting that recently a student had been caught trying to watch the live stream of the USA vs. Canada Olympic hockey game on her phone during class. “My parents wouldn’t let me stay home and watch the game,” the senior explained when she got caught.
    • “It was our Western partners who created the precedent; they did it themselves, with their own hands, as it were, in a situation that was totally analogous to the Crimean situation, by recognizing Kosovo’s secession from Serbia as legitimate,”
    • “They wrote it themselves. They spread this all over the world. They screwed everybody—and now they are outraged!”
    • This raises three questions. First, if Putin thinks he is paying the West back for Kosovo, why has he waited so long to strike? Second, what could the United States have done differently to avoid setting off this long and frightening chain reaction? And finally, what can the United States do now?
    • He relishes his grudges and finds motivation in them: He has enjoyed holding the bombing of Yugoslavia against the United States all these years—and knowing he would strike back some day.
    • After the bombing campaign, which strengthened support for Milosevic and weakened his opponents, the U.S. poured cash into rebuilding the Serbian opposition.
    • The plan for the anti-Milosevic revolution was worked out in these meetings down to the smallest detail, including where the leaders of each of the 18 participating political organizations would be if mass protests broke out in Belgrade. They did, in October 2000, and Milosevic didn’t seem to know what hit him.
    • Bombing Moscow does not seem to be an option. But helping the Russian opposition in the same committed, involved, and even meddling manner as the U.S. once helped the Serbian opposition should be.

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