Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ubuntu TV - Interesting

Experience | Ubuntu:
"Beautiful simplicity is the driving force behind Ubuntu TV. It integrates broadcast, time shift, online box office, personal cloud, apps and disk media experiences - all without wires, connectors or more boxes. It really is just the TV."

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NASA joins the Open Source World

The Plan for Code - open.NASA:
"Today we are launching, the latest member of the open NASA web family. Through this website, we will continue, unify, and expand NASA’s open source activities. The site will serve to surface existing projects, provide a forum for discussing projects and processes, and guide internal and external groups in open development, release, and contribution.

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More On Folks that shouldn't marry

Infertile people can't marry says Catholic Church - URBAN METER:
"From Archbishop Cruz’s latest statement about the issue of marriage from an interview on GMA news, Archbishop reiterated the Catholic Church’s stance that marriage along with sex is ONLY for procreation, That those who cannot procreate or decide to procreate is committing a mortal sin in the eyes of God.

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One More Reason Rick Santorum Is Unqualified.

Santorum: Obama Wants Constitutional Amendment to Redistribute Wealth | Video Cafe:
""You see, I don't believe that," Santorum continued. "I believe America was born great. ... What makes the saying on the Great Seal -- e pluribus unum -- true? Out of many one, what is the one? It is that, that we are a people who are children of God.""

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We are another chosen people? Really? Does he really want to go down that road?

On Tone Deafness

Camera Lucida: "Music is about bringing us all together- it should never be a vehicle for division.":
"Putting a majority (or a large number) of Asians in a western orchestra will invariably make it more Asian. Musicians like Mary Lee, who allow this to happen, have at some point to concede the inferiority of this type orchestra compared to that with a majority of whites, and either close off their eyes to this reality (as does Mary Lee), or perform grudgingly until better situations hopefully present themselves.

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I don't even know what to say about this.

Condoms as evidence of intent

Daily Kos: Arrested for Carrying Condoms?:
"There is a disturbing trend happening across the country,and we can now add one more casualty to the list of Things-That-Shouldn’t-Be-Illegal-But-Are: condoms. Though condoms themselves are not illegal,in many cities they can be used as the basis for police harassment and arrest or as evidence of prostitution in court. In New York City, Washington DC and San Francisco, police are using the number of condoms women are carrying to justify profiling them as prostitutes, and even to bolster an arrest on charges of sexual solicitation."

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On "50 Words For Snow"

Kate Bush: not your average bonkers pop star - Telegraph:
"The Telegraph’s critic called it “quietly beautiful” and suggested that it “should be heard standing at icy window panes, gazing out”."

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Banned in Tucson?

Who's afraid of "The Tempest"? - Books -
"“The only other time a book of mine was banned was in 1986, when the apartheid government in South Africa banned ‘Strangers in Their Own Country,’ a curriculum I’d written that included a speech by then-imprisoned Nelson Mandela,” said Bigelow, who serves as curriculum editor of Rethinking Schools magazine, and co-directs the online Zinn Education Project. ”We know what the South African regime was afraid of. What is the Tucson school district afraid of?”"

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#1 Conservative Movie of All Time

Yeah, I know that is a cheap shot but hey .. politics ain't beanbag

Great Moments In Legislating Science - Indiana PI

The Indiana Pi Bill:
"that the ratio of the diameter and circumference is as five-fourths to four; "

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errrr .. no it isn't.
This bill didn't pass.

Science Education, Missouri Is Doing It Wrong

Part of a new law under consideration in Missouri
(c) If scientific theory concerning biological origin is taught in a textbook, the textbook shall give equal treatment to biological evolution and biological intelligent design. Other scientific theory or theories of origin may be taught;"

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Nice Job Missouri. You are going to make Alabama look forward thinking

Ron Paul's Path To Victory

I think that the only way Ron Paul wins the GOP nomination is if Romney releases his tax records before Super Tuesday. If that happens the disgust at confirming what everyone suspects is in there (10+ million a year income, 15% or less effective tax rate) will be such that Romney's electability will evaporate overnight.

If I were Ron Paul I would be beating the "release the tax records" drum as loudly and often as I could.

This is also the only chance anyone else has so why they are not hitting him with it at every opportunity is mystifying to me.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The top 10 conservative movies of the modern era – Telegraph Blogs

The top 10 conservative movies of the modern era – Telegraph Blogs:

"Two years ago I produced a list of the top 10 conservative movies of the last decade, which sparked a good deal of debate among film fans on both sides of the Atlantic. I’ve produced a sequel, a list of the ten best conservative films of the last half-century, from the 1960s onwards. I plan to eventually write a list of the top ten conservative films of all time, where the likes of On the Waterfront (1954) and High Noon (1952) will certainly be leading candidates for inclusion.

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Anyone that watches Deer Hunter and thinks it is not anti-war needs testing to see if they are competent to look after themselves

Romney on Wealth Distribution

Political Animal - Pushing worthwhile questions into ‘quiet rooms’:

"LAUER: Are there no fair questions about the distribution of wealth without it being seen as envy, though?

ROMNEY: I think it’s fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms and discussions about tax policy and the like. But the president has made it part of his campaign rally."

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Call Center Unions - Good Luck With THat

Daily Kos: Call centers: The sweatshop of the modern era:
"In many ways call centers are the sweatshops of the modern era. Workers in one Asheville, North Carolina call center are trying to organize; however, company officials at Sitel, which runs the call center, are making it difficult for workers to join a union.


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Video - On Random Number Generators

Gordon Gekko For President

I mean really, what is the difference between Gekko and Romney?

A Creationist on Taxonomy

Also, the sharks are smarter than Eric Hovind | Pharyngula:
"I wonder if they ever considered that when you stand back and look at them, they are all sharks. That means they are the same kind of animal. That is not evolution taking place; there is no changing from one kind of animal into another kind of animal happening here. We started with a shark and now we have a shark. That is not evolution!


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How not to make a good impression as a CEO

Jordan S Zoot CPA.CITP.CISM.CGEIT – Customer Feedback & Ideas for Hootsuite:
"Permit me to share a thought…unlike most of the posters that WHINE AND BITCH LIKE LITTLE KIDS…i am the Managing Director and CEO of a consulting firm..we are three offices..Manhattan, Evanston IL [Chicago] and San Francisco [SOMA] 35 professionals mixed CPA’s and IT….we recruit at five schools UC Berkley, UI Urbana, UM Ann Arbor, NYU and Wharton….gross rev..candidly btw $$7-10MM,,,I don’t have partners or bank debt…having said that I can’t justify a $1k/month spend for your enterprise product….we have 2 seats and spend what it costs…if the shitty little kids would STFU some of us appreciate what you do at a corporate level and would gladly pay for G+ pages..and for each and every whiner that has bitched and whined…straight up and IN YOUR FACE JAM IT….this company does good work…and rather than WHINE like a little kid let the develop and if you aren’t paying for it..STFU and respect a roll out. If you don’t like me too bad give me a link and I will aggressively contact your cxo team..STRAIGHT UP AND IN YOUR FACE..MOCKING LITTLE KIDS."

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Dear Mr Richard Branson! - The BEST passenger complaint letter in the world? | Monkey Review

Dear Mr Richard Branson! - The BEST passenger complaint letter in the world? | Monkey Review:

"Ironically, by the end of the flight I would have gladly paid over a thousand rupees for a single biscuit following the culinary journey of hell I was subjected to at thehands of your corporation.

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You really must click through and read it all

If anyone from WXXA is listening

Put on a real HD signal and stop being a bunch of fucking whiners

Mitt Romney Speaks A Sad Truth

No More Mister Nice Blog

Mitt Romney recounted some advice from his father, former presidential candiate George Romney, in Sunday's NBC/Facebook debate about running for office: make sure you're set for cash already.

"I happened to see my dad run for governor when he was 54 years old," Romney said. "He had good advice to me. He said never get involved in politics if you have to win election to pay a mortgage. If you find yourself in a position when you can serve, you ought to have a responsibility to do so if you think you can make a difference, and don’t get involved in politics when your kids are still young because it may turn their heads."

And no, it does not hurt Mitt Romney because that is how most people already think. They KNOW that you have to be independently wealthy to run for high public office. They also know that having kids while being a politician is horrible hard on them This is a problem with our system, it is not Romney's fault.