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2009-01-27 13:05:04

A team of University of Washington researchers released on Tuesday the first part of a public system that will authenticate video archives of interviews with prosecutors and other participants of the International Crime Tribunal for the Rwandan genocide.  Initial portions of the Rwandan archive will also be unveiled, according to a report in the New York Times. The system, whose digital technology will make it more difficult to misrepresent historical events in the future, seeks to...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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