Monthly Archives: December 2010

Parting wisdom of the year

Chopped’n’screwed is perfect for when you are hammered: See you next year. Advertisements

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The Meaning of Gesture

In case anyone was wondering, I basically spent the last few days taking it easier than usual, and enjoying the company of relatives.  A fitting thing to do.  During that time, I came across this, an observation on Slate about … Continue reading

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Results May Vary

Andrew Ross Sorkin, regarding that cache of to-be-released bank documents Wikileaks has: You’d think that bank executives would be quaking in their Gucci loafers.  But guess who may be even more nervous about the possible data dump?  Regulators in Washington. … Continue reading

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File under "trends I will never understand"

There’s musicians these days who are basically creatures of the internet.  Popular on it, pretty much unknown off. To this one though, I can only shake my head “no”.

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When you're born at the bottom of a well, "falling in" is a foreign concept to you

From a statement of principle by way of contrast, previously posted at FreedomDemocrats.org: Unlike anarchism, which sees no role for the state, liberalism accepted that there were some situations in which the state had a role to play. But liberalism … Continue reading

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Paging Professor Biggums…

Academic humor: The PhD Challenge organization is proud to announce that the winner of the 2010 PhD Challenge contest is Gabriel Parent from Carnegie Mellon University. This year’s challenge was to get a peer-reviewed, academic paper published that contained the … Continue reading

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Criminalizing the middleman

re: the threats of the U.S. government bringing up espionage charges against Wikileaks and its editor: Spying, to the average reasonable person, involves one party under a false cover gaining access to secrets for the benefit of another party, under … Continue reading

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