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Archive for January, 2009

Video Questioning Power

This is part 9 of a 10-part mashup which is worth watching because it’s mind stimulating.

On Spendings Culture

Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until their debt becomes unbearable.

The unpaid debt will lead to bankruptcy of banks, which will have to be nationalised…

Karl Marx, Das Kapital, 1867

Difference Between GNU/Linux and Windows

With Linux, you own your computer and share code.

With Windows, you share your computer but can’t own code.

Tagged Again: Seven Things You Don’t Know About Me

Roy as a baby
Photo from around 1984

DR. GLYN MOODY HAS JUST TAGGED ME, which means that I became a (flattered and willing) victim of an endless chain:

The rules that apply to those whom I tag are:

  • Link to your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post.
  • Share seven facts about yourself in the post.
  • Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they’ve been tagged.

I last did this a couple of years ago, so I’ll reuse four and add three more.

  1. I never tie my shoes these days. Whether it’s sneakers or something more formal, I tie the laces just once and then use the shoes as though they were flip-flops.
  2. As s child, I wanted to play the trombone
  3. I worked at Burger King for a year (as a teenager)
  4. I nearly always use the computer while I eat
  5. I sometimes wonder if technology does more harm than good to us homo sapiens
  6. Nothing bores me more than lectures about knowledge that will never be applied for good cause. I fall asleep easily at such talks.
  7. I’ve begun abstaining from many things that emit radiation, no matter what self- or corporation-appointed scientists say about the long-term impact

I pass on this chain to:

  1. Mary Jo Foley
  2. Russell Ossendryver
  3. Matt Cutts
  4. Matt Mullenweg
  5. Matt Asay
  6. Matt
  7. Michael Larabel

Edward S. Herman Interview

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Some countries’ policies, despite the will of the people, are shameful, much like the government. But people are too brainwashed by their elected ones too see it. Here is a new article on propaganda.

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