Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Library Is Open

featuring 24,014,408 books (including 1,251,822 with full-text) [as of April 27, 2010] One web page for every book ever published. It’s a lofty, but achievable, goal. To build it, we need hundreds of millions of book records, a wiki interface, … Continue reading

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Circling the Square

Encounter – S.Calhoun 2010 From development to liberation Sachs (1992) and Esteva (1992) argue that it is time to dismantle the mental structure and language of “development,” including that which is still attached to it in the form of opposition, … Continue reading

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Just Sayin’

In 2001, a PowerBook G4 would have set you back $3500. Suppose instead that you had purchased $3500 in Apple stock instead of the computer…that stock would now be worth about $110,000. Even an original iPod’s worth in AAPL ($399) … Continue reading

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Water Music

The Dubai Fountain – Baba Yetu The Dubai Fountain – Bassbor Al Fourgakom The Dubai Fountain – – Bijan Mortazavi (Burj Khalifa Tower, Dubai) hat tip to NETBROS, Metafilter

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Spring has Sprung

front yard

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Field Eight – Opening Day

You can make out Matt’s magic bat leaning up against the back-stop to good ol’ field 8. Opening day of Free Play Softball, April 18th, ‘the first Sunday after tax day!’ Since 1986, I vaguely recall. Have I been playing … Continue reading

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The Acid Test

Click for the large version and please come back… Rummaging through old computer files, I came upon a series of slides about the Fundamental Attribution Error. Here’s the definition from the The Psychology Wiki. In attribution theory, the fundamental attribution … Continue reading

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Anthology

new piece of appropriated, generated, and original, digital art. Title: Anthology

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Seeing Red

  x WND FREEDOM INDEX POLL 1 in 4 Americans censoring thoughts under Obama Confidence in constitutional liberties plunges further still Posted: March 27, 2010 11:50 pm Eastern By Bob Unruh © 2010 WorldNetDaily  Editor’s note: This is another in … Continue reading

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Sheep In Sheep’s Clothing

Thinking modern day Fabians are dangerous plotters is akin to believing we’d be doomed should the YWCA and WMCA join forces. (from the video) Communitarianism centers around the belief that individualism is to be relinquished for the “greater good” of … Continue reading

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Abstract Steel

Anish Kapoor’s London Tower is posed as the centerpiece of not only London’s Olympic Park, but of London itself. From the Guardian.UK, is something about the artist’s inspiration in his own words, Kapoor said one of his references was the … Continue reading

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None of the Above

Depending on where you stand — or the given day — he is either an overintellectual, professorial wuss or a ruthless Chicago machine pol rivaling the original Boss Daley. He is either a socialist redistributing wealth to the undeserving poor … Continue reading

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God Loves Gunn High School

Fred Phelps, the hateful and hate-mongering ‘pastor’ of infamousWestboro Baptist Church, Topeka, brought his tiny insane mob to a sidewalk across the street of Gunn High School, Palo Alto, California. Phelps is well beyond the pale, and, for example, has … Continue reading

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