Author: Marcin

Elitarną Belką w łeb

Płacząc po przegranych wyborach, rożnej maści centrowi wodzowie, liderzy, specjaliści i autorytety wleźli w media i zaczęli obrażać wyborców, pouczać ich i prezentować butę godną władzy mającej zapędy raczej totalitarne. Póki co, najciekawszy okazał się Marek Belka, który wydukał w „Kropce nad i”: „Rozumiem niezadowolenie i wybór młodych Polaków. Nie zgadzam się z...
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Love your drone

For all the spooks out there: this is a fun "what if" article ;p In recent months, national governments have increased the speed with which they are introducing controlling legislation, aimed at defining the rules related to drones. Of course, rules regulating private and business drone usage, as the governments themselves just loooove to send a drone to spy on you and/or fire a hellfire missile...
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Monsters – Dark Continent

I watched the first movie unknowingly – saw some trailer, blab la bla. And, all of a sudden, I found myself transported into a weird Earth world, where we cannot control part of the planet, because it is ruled (dominated) by massive aliens brought Earthside by a space probe that crashed (Earthside, DOH!). The first movie, low-budget, low-effort was a masterpiece showing the new World, the...
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Taking Chance

Combine Kevin Bacon with an amazing storyline based on an acclaimed short story based deep in real life and you have yourself a tearjerker. This is a movie that will make women cry and men, real men, either cry (secretly) or wipe their eyes claiming "allergies". During this movie, I have MANY allergies. This is not a movie about love. Not clear love. It is a movie about death, death in combat,...
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Mr/Miss, thank you, excuse me. Where is the politeness?

What happened to formal politeness in the 21st century? Why is everyone on a first name basis or expects/demands to be? Who forced upon us this myth of instant “friendship” and “zero distance” with people we don’t know or who serve us coffee or call from the blue to sell new mobile services? Even more with those at the workplace, for whom “instant pall-hood” has become a religion...
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Frakkin’ Battlestar Galactica

I just completed another marathon of BSG 2003. As the owner of the amazing 30DVD pack (30, 40, 50? discs), there comes a time each year when the BSG universe needs a re-visit. I was too young for the original BSG. Yes, I know, using the term “too young” makes the original BSG aaaaaancient. I recall the original BSG as something looked upon as something weird, not-so-cool, with uncool special...
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Charlie Hebdo massacre

Watching the 2 days of terrorist activity in Paris, which included the massacre of Charlie Hebdo journalists, simple conclusions come to mind. 1. Anyone enjoying history will look towards the British “rivers of blood” speech from 1968 by Enoch Powell, warning (already then!) of racial conflict coming to the UK (and we can extrapolate that to Europe as well). 2. It is clear that Europe’s...
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Masters degrees – choose correctly

For Bachelor students on their final years, the Masters stage becomes an important stepping stone to a good career. Of course, as with everything in life, the Masters degree stage has its own challenges, opportunities, costs and benefits. As such it should be analysed and planned carefully. The main decision components are: 1. Definition of quality. Quality is not the holy grail of education, as...
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