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Xiaomi’s Final Banner For Tomorrow

Tomorrow (March 31, 2015) Xiaomi will announce a bunch of products. Some with the Xiaomi brand, some from other companies.

This is the final banner and the five codes for tomorrow:

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NSSJ – CXB – DDS – TZC – AA

Same-day update: Some good sleuthing at GizmoChina. They believe the “TZC” isn’t code at all but part of the model number for a new Bluetooth-connected scale Xiaomi will introduce. If that’s the case, no one ever had a chance at decoding what Xiaomi claimed was a code. We’ll know tomorrow.

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Lei Jun Plays Godfather

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#FuckCancer: 60 Minutes

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Last night, the American TV newsmagazine, 60 Minutes, aired a remarkable two-part report about a Phase I trial at Duke University. They’ve developed a modified polio virus that has seen some success in treating glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer.

In the lab, this oncolytic virus has also worked against lung, pancreatic, colorectal, and other solid-mass malignancies.

The video is available at this page. If the video is geo-restricted, just scroll down to read the illustrated transcript. There’s also the producer’s notebook at this page.

Interestingly, this was also reported by ABC News back in 2013. These reports tend to pass by people until it becomes personal.

Additional:

Targeting Cancer with Genetically Engineered Poliovirus (PVS-RIPO)

Previously here:

#FuckCancer

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Twitter Periscope: Tim Pool Proves The Platform

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Tim Pool, who pioneered livestream reporting during the Occupy Wall Street movement, live on scene right now in the East Village in New York City at the site of an explosion, massive fire, and building collapse.

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Leak Fight!

Weibo:

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Twitter:

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I think the fight is over the UI leak from the upcoming LeTV phone. This is the first time I’ve seen an international battle played out on two different social networks!

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CUBE’s Tenth Anniversary

Weibo:

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(The link goes to a Jingdong sales page).

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The Weathermen

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Five years earlier, when the Taliban seized power, it granted sanctuary to Al Qaeda and ruled by a strict interpretation of the Koran. No television or movies, mandatory burkas for women and long beards for men — plus no weather reports.

The Taliban considered forecasting to be sorcery. They fired the country’s 600 or so professional meteorologists, shelled the Afghan Meteorological Authority, and burned the country’s vast climatological archives.

Today’s Must-Read, via @warnercrocker

And when people argue that the Taliban or Al Qaeda are “religious freedom fighters,” just remember that quote above. They’re nothing more than thugs who want us all ignorant and stupid.

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CUBE Expanding

Weibo:

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I wonder what the story is behind this. With China tech press reporting some tablet makers have miserable margins — as low as US$5.00 per tablet — CUBE seems to be doing well.

Maybe Charbax can get a video tour and the inside scoop?

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That Map

Weibo:

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Just One Person

‘I was like a ghost': Man recalls years awake but trapped in unresponsive body

A new worker at his care center began to sit and talk with him. Over time, she began to pick up on tiny signals that made her realize he was more aware than people thought. She urged his parents to have Pistorius evaluated at the Center for Augmentative and Alternative Communication where, for the first time, he could show people that he understood.

“She was the catalyst who changed everything. Had it not been for her, I would probably either be dead or forgotten in a care home somewhere,” Pistorius said.

Someone took the time to notice.

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