Young journalist gunned down in northern Dagestan

first_imgNews Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption May 21, 2021 Find out more News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Receive email alerts News (Map and picture : RFE/RL, RIA Novosti) RSF_en Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Russia Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that Yakhya Magomedov, the young editor of the Avar-language version of a bi-monthly magazine that promotes a moderate vision of traditional Islam, was gunned down in northern Dagestan on 8 May.“We offer our condolences to Magomedov’s relatives and colleagues and we urge the authorities not to leave his death unpunished,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This case must be solved and the murderers must be brought to justice. Conditions are tough for journalists in the Russian Caucasus. Many are threatened and harassed, especially in Dagestan, where violence and impunity reign. “Threats are often carried out and those responsible are rarely punished. The murders of three journalists in the Russian Caucasus – Magomed Yevloyev, Magomedsharif Sultanmagomedov and Abdulmalik Ahmedilov – have never been punished.”The press freedom organization added: “The serious investigation into the January 2009 murders of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova in Moscow has raised hopes that an end to impunity in Russia may be in sight. It is up to the local and federal authorities to prove that the Caucasus will not be abandoned to its fate.”Magomedov was shot four times as he was leaving his brother’s home in Kokrek, near the northern city of Khasavyurt, at around 10:30 pm. The police are treating the case as one of murder and illegal use of firearms but they are working on the assumption that Magomedov was killed by mistake and that the intended target was his brother, a police officer.center_img Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing to go further RussiaEurope – Central Asia Organisation Several analysts nonetheless point out that the anti-Wahhabi views of Magomedov’s magazine, As-Salam, may have aroused the anger of Muslim fundamentalists. Journalists advocating a “peaceful Islam” have been the targets of recent attacks and Magomedov may have been another victim of their calls for violence. One observer told Reporters Without Borders that government officials may have also have been upset by the magazine’s coverage of corruption.“The investigation must not neglect any hypothesis,” Reporters Without Borders added. “It is way too soon to rule out the possibility that the motive was related to the victim’s work as a journalist.”Published in Russian and six Caucasian languages and distributed by volunteers, As-Salam deals above all with Islamic beliefs and practices and has a print run of 90,000 copies. It is published by an organization called the Spiritual Leadership of the Muslims in Dagestan, which has other media that promote the same moderate version of Islam.Magomed Rasul, the organization’s president, told Reporters Without Borders: “Yakhya was the victim of the extremism and terrorism that we condemn. We have lost a conscientious, talented and sociable employee. Regardless of who was responsible for his murder, he has left a young wife and two young children.”Magomedov had worked as a journalist for several years and was preparing a collection of his articles to be published in book form. Demonstrations are planned to protest against his murder and demand an end to impunity in Dagestan.His murder came a week after Magomed Khanmagomedov, a correspondent for the independent weekly Chernovik, was physically attacked when he went to the site of the demolition of a UNESCO-classified building in Derbent, a city in southern Dagestan. The police are not investigating the attack although Khanmagomedov recognized his assailants.Biyakai Magomedov, a lawyer who works as a journalist for Chernovik, told Reporters Without Borders: “The murders and attacks on journalists continue in Dagestan and not one has been solved. There is total impunity. If this goes on, journalists will stop working altogether.”The Russian Caucasus has been prey to violence since the start of the 1990s and the war in Chechnya. A low-intensity war between security forces, private militias and Wahhabi militants subsequently spread from Chechnya to neighbouring Ingushetia and Dagestan. Relative calm has returned of late to Ingushetia but there has been a marked deterioration in the climate in Dagestan. The federal authorities insist that normality has been restored but an undeclared warcontinues and civilians, including journalists, are the leading victims. News June 2, 2021 Find out more May 10, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Young journalist gunned down in northern Dagestan RussiaEurope – Central Asia May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Crunchy Tomatoes.

first_img I found a seat and unwrapped the foil. Ah, the aroma was delicious, as was the first bite of chicken. The second bite seemed to include a bit of seaweed — no, that was the lettuce. Another bite — “Hmmm. What’s crunchy? Tomato? Now, that’s adding insult to injury.” ‘You Know You’re in Trouble…’ I stopped by a fast-food restaurant the other day and finally decided on one of the fried, spicy, chicken sandwiches. The young lady at the counter asked if I wanted lettuce and tomato on the sandwich. There was an extra charge, but I thought, “I need to help the farmers, so why not?” Foolproof Tomatoes Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA-ARS The tomato, which should have been mellow with that slightly acidic bite, had all of the crunch of a good Granny Smith apple. “You know you’re in trouble,” I told my wife, “when the tomato has more crunch than the fried chicken.” Tomatoes these days are shipped green. Cultivars are “shippers” first. Taste comes in last. These are better known as 8 mph (miles per hour) tomatoes. That’s the kind of shock they can endure and not be bruised. These tomatoes had been ripened in transit, not on the vine. The only foolproof way to insure good taste in tomatoes is to grow them yourself. Watch over them, baby them, fertilize, water, prune, pick bugs, etc. Otherwise, just be reconciled to faint pink slices that lend crunch to your sandwich. Crunchy tomatoes. To me, that’s just another reason to keep those tomatoes growing so you can fix a “real” sandwich at home that tastes the way it should.last_img read more

Leising Proposes Alcohol Sales At State Fair

first_imgA local senator has authored a bill that could help promote local breweries and wineries.Republican Senator Jean Leising of Oldenburg has introduced legislation that would allow the sale of alcoholic beverages at the Indiana State Fair.Senate Bill 168 would end a prohibition that has been in place since 1947. It was issued due to a littering problem.Leising suggests many Hoosier microbreweries and wineries, like local hotspots Lil’ Charlies Restaurant and Brewery and Ertel Cellars Winery, would feature their products at the state fair if the bill is passed.“For number one, some publicity for us because we take a lot of pride in what we do, and to get people into the Batesville area,” Adam Ollberding of Lil’ Charlies said. “We would absolutely be interested in showcasing beers at the state fair.”Provisions in the bill would allow those twenty-one years of age and older to consume alcoholic beverages in designated areas.last_img read more

Anthony Rendon net worth, salary and contract details with Los Angeles Angels

first_img COMMENT Last Updated: 12th December, 2019 16:06 IST Anthony Rendon Net Worth, Salary And Contract Details With Los Angeles Angels Anthony Rendon net worth and salary: He is one of the widely recognised and highly paid professional baseball players in the sport. Find out his worth and more. Written By Anthony Rendon is one of the highly recognised professional baseball players who has earned numerous accolades playing at The Rice University. Anthony Rendon made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut for the Washington Nationals in April 2013 and went on to win the World Series with the Nationals in 2019 and was also an MLB All-Star and the MLB RBI leader during the same year. He played a major part in leading the Washington Nationals to their first World Series win in franchise history. With a 0.290 batting average, Anthony Rendon made over 136 home runs and 571 runs batted in throughout his career. On Wednesday night, American media reports indicated that Anthony Rendon signed a 7-year, $245 million deal with Los Angeles AngelsAlso Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Washington Nationals Likely To Lose Stephen Strasburg & Anthony RendonAnthony Rendon net worthAccording to Celebrity Net Worth, Anthony Rendon has a net worth that currently stands at an estimated $22 million.Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Anthony Rendon Inks Whopping $245 Million Deal With Los Angeles AngelsAnthony Rendon salaryAnthony Rendon is one of the highest-paid baseball players in the world. According to USA Today, Rendon has a contract worth $18,800,000, which made him the third-highest player of the Washington Nationals behind Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. Also Read | Gerrit Cole Net Worth, Salary As New York Yankees Splurge $324 MillionMLB: Anthony Rendon signs with the Los Angeles Angels in a big-money dealAnthony Rendon has left the Washington Nationals into free agency and agreed to a seven-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels valued at $245 million, as reported by Jon Heyman. The third baseman was part of the Nationals’ plans until he finally hit the free-agent market. The two parties could not come to terms after several rounds of negotiations.The contract includes a full no-trade clause, where there will be no opt-outs and no options. According to a person with knowledge of the terms, the deal will have zero payment deferrals. The Payment deferrals had turned out to be a barrier during his earlier negotiations with the Washington Nationals and ultimately led Anthony Rendon into a massive deal that will earn him $35 million a season through his 36th birthday. Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Anthony Rendon Inks Whopping $245 Million Deal With Los Angeles Angels SUBSCRIBE TO US Danish Ansari First Published: 12th December, 2019 16:06 IST WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Borenstein: Oakland A’s private ballpark will be taxpayer-subsidized

first_imgThe Oakland A’s, after claiming the team would privately finance its new ballpark, could receive a taxpayer subsidy worth tens of millions of dollars.Once again, government officials are preparing to spend public money to try to keep a professional sports team under the false rationale that it would boost the local economy. We’ve seen this play before: Taxpayers are still paying off debt for stadium improvements that brought the Raiders back to Oakland in 1995.Oakland A’s President Dave Kaval …last_img read more

Cousins can’t fly to Alabama to turn himself in on arrest warrant: report

first_imgAnother day, another complication for DeMarcus Cousins.On Friday, TMZ Sports reported that Cousins was amenable to cooperating with the Mobile Police Dept., which has a warrant out for his arrest, but he isn’t cleared to fly after ACL surgery on his right knee. Thus there is no practical way to get him to Alabama to turn himself in.It is unknown where Cousins had the surgery.According to TMZ, “most doctors recommend not flying for days (and sometimes weeks) after an ACL surgery because of …last_img read more

Darwinian Ethics Launch UnexploredBlessings or Curses

first_imgFor a theory ostensibly restricted to biology, evolution sure has a lot of supporters interested in politics and ethics.  Look at what leading Darwinists are promoting.  Some of them are rushing headlong where angels fear to tread.  Where they will end up is anyone’s guess.  Their potential for changing life, culture, religion, education – even what it means to be human – will impact every man, woman and child.Imaginary religion:  Those who saw Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed will remember Dawkins, Wilson, Myers and other Darwinians equating religion to fantasy.  A particularly acute recent example can be found in New Scientist.  Maurice Bloch of the London School of Economics ascribed religion to a “figment of the human imagination.” Why are humans the only animals who practice religion?  “because they’re the only creatures to have evolved imagination.”  Bloch did not explain how intangible realities emerge from physical ones.  By what criteria could one judge whether Bloch actually knew his proposition to be true, or was merely imagining it?Having an affair with evolutionary ethics:  A pre-conference press release from University of Wisconsin – Madison about a bioethics forum held April 17-18 expected it to be “an evolutionary affair.”  The line-up included a who’s who of Darwinism promoters: Sean B. Carroll, Eugenie Scott, Ronald Numbers, and John Haught.  The press release felt it necessary to shout down any hecklers:Evolution, the process of change over time in the heritable characteristics or traits of a population of organisms, is a bedrock theory of modern biology.  In recent years, it has become socially controversial, as proponents of creationism and intelligent design have argued the theory does not adequately explain the complexity of life.  Efforts to integrate alternative theories of life into school curricula have generated much public debate and legal wrangling.The conference promised “accurate scientific information and discussion of related social and ethical issues” and the “implications of our work in the life sciences.”Follow the money:  Erika Check Hayden reported in Nature1 on happenings at California’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the embryonic-stem-cell research organization swimming in money from taxpayer’s $3 billion dole in a 2005 ballot initiative.  Recipients are almost giddy with disbelief at the windfall.  One scientist described like feeling in “la-la land” when it dawned on him that it was not $3 million, which seemed like a lot, but $3 billion with a “b” on the check.  “If $3 billion seemed like a dream four years ago,” Hayden said, “it is now a reality that is changing not only the way science is done in California, but is resonating across the US biomedical landscape.”    The article mentioned embryonic stem cells 5 times, but nothing about adult stem cells or the new induced pluripotent stem cells derived from skin.    Do the universities and labs receiving the money have any clear ethical guidelines to prevent abuse?  Hayden pointed to one episode involving apparent conflict of interest.  “The episode is only one in a series of incidents that have raised questions about the wisdom of putting the institutions that benefit from the CIRM in charge of governing it.”  Do they have any medical successes?  “No clinical trials of treatments derived from embryonic stem cells are yet under way,” and CIRM’s 10-year goal of demonstrating a cure for one disease seems “difficult, if not impossible, to meet.”  California taxpayers have given scientists a huge loan with no payback schedule, no ethical guidelines, and no external audit.  The year 2015 could come and go without a single patient getting relief, long after the voters have forgotten about what they authorized ten years before.Playing God:  Even the progressive Scotsman newspaper seemed alarmed at experiments being proposed to breed human-animal chimeras.  Dr. Callum MacKellar, from the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, warned that little is stopping rogue scientists from inseminating a chimpanzee with human sperm in an attempt to produce a “humanzee.”  After all, they’ve bred a liger (lion + tiger) zorse (zebra + horse), wholphin (whale + dolphin), lepjag (leopard and jaguar), and zonkey (zebra + donkey).  The attempt of mating a human and an ape may not work, but it is within the range of possibility the offspring could be born alive.  “Dr MacKellar said the resulting creature could raise ethical dilemmas, such as whether it would be treated as human or animal, and what rights it would have.”    If man is just an animal, what’s to stop the attempt – other than a universally-accepted standard of morality?  The “yuck factor” may not be enough.  Consider the statements of Professor Hugh McLachlan, professor of applied philosophy at Glasgow Caledonian University’s School of Law and Applied Sciences.  He couldn’t find an ethical pole star to prevent it.  “If it turns out in the future there was fertilisation between a human animal and a non-human animal, it’s an idea that is troublesome, but in terms of what particular ethical principle is breached it”s not clear to me,” he said.  “I share their squeamishness and unease, but I’m not sure that unease can be expressed in terms of an ethical principle.”    Moses, of course, expressed a divine injunction against bestiality.  Such antiquated norms were long ago discarded by most secular scientists.  That leaves any strictures as flimsy defenses against human pride and greed.  “It’s unnecessary and ridiculous and no serious scientist would consider such a thing,” said Professor Bob Millar, director of the Medical Research Council Human Reproductive Sciences Unit.  “Ethically, it’s not appropriate.”  Says who?  Reporter Jennifer Hawthorne had opened by asking, “Half man, half chimp – should we beware the apeman’s coming?” The article left it as an open – if ominous – question. 1.  Erika Check Hayden, “Stem cells: The 3-billion-dollar question,” Nature 30 April 2008 | Nature | doi:10.1038/453018a.An inextinguishable human conscience, a prideful, selfish heart that has abandoned its Creator, no moral compass – the world is poised for evil like it has never seen, carrying the whimpering consciences of a few along on a wild ride into the darkness, who knows 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Local food is

first_img28 March 2003Bastion executive chef Kenny Ngubane is determined to prove that local is lekker. For many years, he says, local restaurants have been subject to kitchen colonialism, where foreign cooks ran kitchens and their own native food dominated menus.The result? Eighty percent of the food that restaurants offered was foreign, while just 20 percent was South African.“Local cooking is very important, but we are so into international cooking”, says Ngubane. “When people come to South Africa, they want South African food, but yet we don’t give to them – we give them a dish like crab thermidor that they can have in their own countries.“When we go China we want to eat noodles. When we go to India we want to eat rice. When visitors come to South Africa, they want South African food.”Bastion fans need not fear: their crab thermidor won’t be replaced with chakalaka, pap or morogo. But more local foods are being featured on the restaurant’s menu. “A lot of South African chefs are starting to cook more local foods. I think that people are realising that we are losing our culture”, says Ngubane.Head there now and you can dig into Ulundi Ndlovu’s Chicken, made with popular chakalaka, a meal Ngubane named after one of his 22 sous-chefs who excelled in the kitchen. Or bite into a Vrystaat fillet served with mielies on the cob, done true Boere style. Or there is Simonsberg sirloin marinated in a blend of Cape wines, served with Simonsberg brie cheese or a slice of Mpumalanga venison.But Ngubane is firm about one much-loved indigenous dish that won’t appear on the Bastion’s menu anytime soon – tripe. “We don’t do tripe. That will chase people away!” laughs Ngubane.“I think that it’s important when introducing more local foods that you also have to look at the type of establishment and the standard it has. I think it must be phased in slowly, not just with a boom! If I’m doing an African menu, I will introduce it slowly – kind of like the way our democracy came into being.”last_img read more

In HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” Appearances Are Everything

first_imgAt ReadWrite, we can’t stop talking about HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and its uncanny depiction of the tech world we cover. So we’re going to start offering recaps of the show.For those of you just catching on to the show, HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” created by Mike Judge, focuses on the trials and tribulations of Pied Piper, a fictional startup working on compression technologies.Richard Hendriks is the CEO and founder of the company; Erlich Bachmann is an entrepreneur who owns 10 percent of Pied Piper from serving as Hendriks’ landlord; Dinesh Chugtai and Bertram Gilfoyle are engineers; and Jared Dunn, a former employee at tech giant Hooli, now runs business development for the startup. They’re backed by Peter Gregory, a billionaire who’s loosely based on Facebook investor Peter Thiel. Gregory’s nemesis is Gavin Belson, the CEO of Hooli, an all-encompassing tech giant modeled after Google.The show returned this week to a bittersweet note: Episode 5, “Signaling Risk,” was the last appearance of Gregory, played by Christopher Welch, who died in December 2013 after a fight with cancer.“Signaling Risk” deals with fundamental questions of identity: What will be the company’s logo—and why does the company even exist in the first place?The episode sees Erlich negotiating ineptly with a Bay Area graffiti artist he hopes to employ to create Pied Piper’s new logo. We also get to see a quiet brunch showdown between moguls Peter Gregory and Gavin Belson. Their conflict, combined with a casual decision months ago by Peter, pushes up Pied Piper’s timeframe to launch.Dinesh is locked outside of the Aviato branded car. The first scene begins with Erlich (T.J. Miller), Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani), and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) driving in a car flamboyantly wrapped with the logo of Aviato, the name of a startup Erlich sold for a figure “in the low seven digits” a couple of years ago. Erlich takes his two coworkers to a rough neighborhood in order to find a graffiti artist named Chuy Ramirez, whom Erlich hopes will design a new Pied Piper logo.Erlich and Chuy discuss ideas for the Pied Piper logo. Erlich says that they need “something raw” for their startup logo, rejecting Jared’s (Zach Woods) suggestion of two simple, lowercase “p”s.“Every company in the valley has lowercase letters,” Erlich says. “Why? Because it’s safe. We aren’t going to do that. We’re going to go with Chuy.”It’s a perfect play on the startup attitude of self-important individuality. Erlich’s focus on getting the perfect logo demonstrates the willingness to throw arbitrary amounts of money on superficial aspects of the business, while ignoring the actual product completely—all in an effort to play Pied Piper up as different.Chuy’s response to Erlich’s offer: “So you going to give me stock options or what?”This references the $200 million profit real-life graffiti artist David Choe made when he decorated Facebook’s headquarters in exchange for equity. Erlich stumbles through an agreement with Chuy for a logo on his garage door for $10,000. His clear discomfort with striking up deals with the artist is unfortunately paired with his lack of direction for the logo. Chuy is left with a clean canvas.Jared presents his prediction of Pied Piper’s future without a clear company culture. Back at Pied Piper headquarters, Jared is also stressing “clear lines of communication” to Richard (Thomas Middleditch) because without boundaries, protocol, or a company culture, Jared believes the startup will go downhill. But it’s also clear that Jared, whose previous experience was at the highly structured world of Hooli, is uncomfortable with the looseness of a new venture.If Erlich represents a delusionally image-obsessed aspect of startup culture, then Jared is a caricature of big-tech-company process management. Jared, who gave up a position as Gavin Belson’s director of special projects at Hooli, can’t let go of his business jargon, charts, and Scrum software-development methodology.Jared and Richard have a discussion at the Pied Piper headquarters. Jared wears a button up underneath a sweater, while Richard chooses comfort in a hoodie. The characters’ wardrobe speaks to the distances between them as well. Jared is still hanging onto his Hooli roots—and before that, his time spent working in politics, with a smart haircut to match his button-ups and sweaters. Compare that to Dinesh’s track jackets and polos, Erlich’s boho sweaters, and Richard’s Zuckerberg-inspired hoodies.Monica discusses Pied Piper’s entry into TechCrunch Disrupt with Richard and Erlich. Fashion evokes other power dynamics in “Silicon Valley.” Peter Gregory’s assistant, Monica (Amanda Crew), wears a fitted dark-blue dress, pumps, and a simple gold necklace. Her wavy hair and simple makeup creates a clean look that simultaneously conveys authority and distance from the startup crew.In one shot filmed through glass doors, she’s framed in a way that divides her from Richard and Erlich, highlighting her otherness as she confronts them about Pied Piper being entered into TechCrunch Disrupt, a startup competition—a move which risks embarrassing her boss. Monica stands as Peter and Erlich sit casually on a couch. Through her body language and wardrobe, Monica’s character represents business reality—a foil against Richard’s builderly cluelessness.Gavin Belson trying to work out the glitches on the Telehuman hologram. The only other woman in this episode appears when Big Head (Josh Brener), a former Pied Piper employee who’s been promoted at Hooli, meets with Gavin Belson (Matt Ross). She’s a functionary, part of a three-person Hooli team facilitating the conversation. This scene hilariously goes down the ladder of technological ingenuity rung by rung, as Big Head first meets with Gavin through a TeleHuman hologram to chat about Pied Piper’s TechCrunch Disrupt debut.Gavin moves over to Hooli Chat after a failed Telehuman connection. After the hologram begins to glitch and Gavin screams obscenities at his IT person, the team decide to move over to Hooli Chat, the company’s video chat system. In one of my favorite quotes of the episode, Gavin opens up Hooli Chat and says, “Ah, that’s better. Sorry. The TeleHuman is a great piece of technology. Unfortunately the broadband isn’t that great out here in rural Wyoming. That presents a great business opportunity.” The Hooli CEO moves smoothly from belligerence to upside-seeking.The Hooli team looking uncomfortable while Big Head takes a phone call from Gavin. The Hooli Chat also breaks up, and Gavin ends up calling Big Head, with the Hooli team looking undeniably uncomfortable in the back as they are unable to listen in on the conversation.In the end, even the phone’s audio cannot hold up—the irony of technology not functioning in its own heartland.Gavin Belson and Peter Gregory meet face to face. Although Monica can exercise her power with Pied Piper’s team, the limits of her role show when Peter Gregory encounters Gavin Belson. Monica and Peter are out for lunch, where Peter tells the waiter, who asks if he’s enjoying his asparagus, informs him that he only eats it for the nutrients, not for enjoyment.During their lunch, Monica alerts Peter that Gavin has just come through the door. After a failed attempt to slink away, Peter comes face to face with Gavin in front of a sitting Monica. Peter and Gavin fumble through pleasantries and conversation about Jackson Hole, as Monica watches silently.Monica watches on as Gavin and Peter exchange pleasantries. With those examples of women standing by mute as men have conversations in front of them, this episode neatly fails the Bechdel Test, a standard proposed by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, which requires that two women in a work of fiction talk to each other about something other than a man. It’s hard to see how future episodes will do better, since Monica is the only female regular on the show. Gavin mentions that he is going to be the keynote speaker at TechCrunch Disrupt, and that he will unveil Nucleus, a technological rival to Pied Piper’s compression product, at the event. This makes Pied Piper’s launch at the event all the more crucial. Pied Piper is becoming a plaything of billionaires more interested in embarrassing each other than building new technology.Chuy Ramirez unveils his updated logo for Pied Piper. After Chuy reveals an unspeakably obscene mural on the garage door of Pied Piper’s suburban-ranch-house headquarters, Erlich finally gets the logo he was looking for. Chuy creates a simple green block with two lowercase “p”s overlapping in the middle—just like Jared had proposed, but for an extra $10,000. Chuy takes back the original mural, and Erlich gets the bragging rights of telling people that Chuy Ramirez designed the logo.At the end of the episode, we see Gavin looking out of his Hooli headquarter windows towards Chuy’s original Pied Piper logo on Erlich’s garage door. We learn he spent $500,000 to buy it—a last lesson in how Silicon Valley values appearances over substance. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img Tags:#Analysis#HBO#Hooli#Mike Judge#Pied Piper#Recap#Signaling Risk#Silicon Valley#TV stephanie ellen chan 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more