The Daily Populous

Friday February 19th, 2021 night edition

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Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has overtaken President Vladimir Putin as Russia's most mentioned politician on social media according to latest analysis, highlighting the growing threat he poses to the country's authorities.

But in the month since his return to Russia from Berlin, where he was treated for Novichok poisoning, Navalny's profile has exploded.

Analysis by the online Russian-language publication Open Media has found that between January 17, when he was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, and February 16, he was mentioned almost 10.8 million times on social media—or 1.3 million times more than Putin.

This is more than half of the 18 million mentions Navalny got for the whole of 2020, when he was the fourth most mentioned politician, well behind the 96 million mentions netted by Putin.

Perhaps more significantly is the increased presence of Navalny on federal and regional media outlets, where he was mentioned over 226,000 times—in second place behind Putin's 291,000 times.

On federal television, Navalny was referred to 447 times, which while three times fewer than Putin (1397), still made him the second most mentioned politician overall, ahead of the prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin (281).

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Beto O'Rourke is organizing wellness checks for seniors during Texas' blackouts. Ted Cruz is in Cancun.

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Hundreds of thousands of Texans remain without power Thursday morning as millions more deal with burst pipes and other consequences of unprecedented winter weather.

On Wednesday night, O'Rourke announced he and volunteers had made more than 150,000 wellness calls to seniors throughout the state.

A GOP source confirmed to Fox News that photos of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his family boarding a plane Wednesday night "speak for themselves." »

Lens Rotation by Thomas Tag

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During 1822, Augustin Fresnel worked on completing his design for a flashing lens using eight of his circular bull’s-eye flash panels.

Each of the bull’s-eye panels refracted (deflected) the light in both the horizontal and vertical directions, forming beams of light.

It was generally thought that the shorter the duration of the flash, the better it would be for the mariner. »

Dallas official says White House called him about storm before Texas governor did

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The leader of the city of Dallas says the White House called him during this week’s winter storm, but not Texas governor Greg Abbott.

But Texas’s Republican governor — who has been called on to step down amid the crisis — had not called, Judge Jenkins told MSNBC host Hallie Jackson.

I haven't heard from any of the state leaders,” said Judge Jenkins, “[but] we have heard from the White House and we're very thankful.”. »

GeForce Is Made for Gaming, CMP Is Made to Mine

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To address the specific needs of Ethereum mining, we’re announcing the NVIDIA CMP, or, Cryptocurrency Mining Processor, product line for professional mining.

They don’t meet the specifications required of a GeForce GPU and, thus, don’t impact the availability of GeForce GPUs to gamers.

With CMP, we can help miners build the most efficient data centers while preserving GeForce RTX GPUs for gamers. »