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Business Insider: Funny photos from pre-Olympic Sochi

In anticipation of the opening of the Olympics in Sochi, the Western media and social network users organized their competition - who will find more blunders in organizing a sports festival. The publication made a selection of the funniest of them: here is a portrait of Putin in an unfinished hotel, water of a suspicious yellow-brown hue and an ad asking not to throw toilet paper in the toilet.

Mashable: Gifts for your favorite geek

Lovers of technological innovations also have a personal life, and their second half has to look for gifts for them on February 14. This is usually not an easy choice: you need to present what is really cool. Among the gadgets that can please a geek are a charging case for a smartphone, cufflinks with Wi-Fi, a pendant with a QR code, as well as more obvious Pebble watches and a Kindle reader.

Wired: A programmer is looking for a girl using Big Data

After parting with another passion, the 35-year-old coder Chris McKinley, like millions of other Americans, looked through profiles on dating sites like Match.com, JDate.com and eHarmony, tried to attract the attention of their members, but they usually ignored his messages. Then he decided to act as a mathematician. He created 12 fake accounts on the OkCupid website and wrote a program that managed them, visiting profiles of girls with certain criteria and finding out their preferences. To do this, he needed to bypass the site’s security system, which caught bots. He was helped by a neurophysiologist friend who also used this service. As a result, McKinley managed to collect 6 million answers to questions from 20,000 different women in the United States. About whether he could find love, not reported.

Fast Company: The work of the architect of the future

The publication publishes the works of the winner of the competition of young architects David Benjamin, who uses new forms and materials. In the construction of new houses, he suggests following the principles of bio-design, constructing them from organic materials.

Slon.ru: The audience of popular Russian Internet media

Elephant has a new section in which he promises to publish studies of different markets. The first was the online media market. The publication studied the audience structure of 100 popular sites and found out what are the sources of their traffic, the depth of views and the bounce rate.

The Verge: New Opening of the Oldest Subway

In 1980, Bob Diamond discovered a branch of the old subway at Atlantic Avenue in New York. It was built in 1844 and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest. Subsequently, she was abandoned, and the young engineer, who rediscovered it, briefly became an ether star. Diamond began to drive along the branch of the excursion and dreamed of resuming movement along the branch, but in 2010 the authorities forbade him to even enter the tunnel. Now the residents of Brooklyn are collecting a petition for the restoration of the old subway.

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