The view over Dresden from city hall following 3 days of Allied bombing in 1945
Instead, I’ve been preserving links via thoughtshopper:
all customers are mayors
▶ Cities Weigh Taking Electricity Business From Private Utilities ◀
stand up and bill like a utility
▶ States look to a “tire tax” to have you pay for the miles you drive. http://www.enotrans.org/eno-
brief/transportation-as- utility ← the web often loses pieces of itself
do not plant trees
▶ Increased planting of trees such as eucalyptus, willow and poplar near urban areas for biofuel can lead to human deaths due to increased ozone inhalation.
shake that thang
how to get charisma
▶ Power & Warmth & Toes: People actually learn charisma. http://www.bakadesuyo.com/
▶ Pine Oil repels mosquitoes more effectively than DEET
patents.htm?serialnum=11777795 and repels ticks as effectively as DEET
▶ Networks are as important as your country.
well, don’t take it from me.
▶ Corporations told that all their computers have been hacked. http://blog.amitaietzioni.org/2013/03/cyberwar-and-the-private-sector.html
You don’t have to be bipolar to be a genius – but it helps
Study reveals that high-achievers are far more likely to be manic depressives
#Romney publishes ‘Road Map To Economy’, viahttp://abduzeedo.com/clever-google-maps-manipulations-christoph-niemann #47percent http://pic.twitter.com/puyEYX1G
Mitt Romney’s Mom Says his Dad Was On Welfare For Years –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPZPaysBTqk
@MittRomney, It’s worth understanding who pays taxes. Income taxes aren’t the only federal taxes. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/business/economy/14leonhardt.html
So ftrain fixes our communication frailty:
So-called “people” on the Internet are writing about how no one blogs any more.
I am one of these no-ones, by which they mean those of us who used to write things on the Internet and post them to our own servers, but have now instead gone over to decentralized services like Twitter and Tumblr and Facebook, where we spend our time—the diaspora of the alienated transformed by convenience into an aggregation of the aggrieved, or something like that. And they think it’s a shame, and it is a shame.
Tweeting these days.
Check it out here.
One graphic might steer imagination 1,000 directions; might automagically teach a kid to write a fine story.
thought diffusion… Folks say this 2 minutes is worth the click-through. Well?
It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs. —Vaclav Havel
Wherever my travels may lead, paradise is where I am. —Voltaire
Dance until you shatter yourself. —Rumi
The Thought Shopper has bloggeritis 🙂
I’ve been using Twitter lately; nearly entirely because the mouse clicks are easier.
“All of that innovation comes from the simple process of letting the kids play and getting out of the way. Which, as you are aware, we are working as hard as we can to prevent, now, completely.
“The individual computing laboratory in every 12-year-old’s pocket is being locked down. If you prevent people from hacking on what they own themselves, you will destroy the engine of innovation from which everybody is profiting.
“The goal of the network operators is to attach every young human being to a proprietary network platform with closed terminal equipment that she can’t learn from, can’t study, can’t understand, can’t whet her teeth on, can’t do anything with except send text messages that cost a million times more than they ought to.”
More notes at Memex…
“Eben Moglen’s ‘Innovation in an Age of Austerity’.
If you watch nothing else this week, watch this.”
Go ‘see’ how you can ‘hear’ a sound file for each of our words. Click below.
Your skin —the largest organ of the body— weighs about 9 lbs, releases up to 3 gallons of liquid each day, and sheds about 30,000 cells every minute.
George Orwell: ‘Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.’
1) The cost per patient discharged alive reflects the times.
2) Since 2001, mortality has been level while the cost per patient has escalated dramatically.
3) The post-2000 era, however, seems to be characterized by diminishing returns, with growth in costs far outpacing reductions in inpatient mortality.
6) LA Times: ‘The Invisible War’ Sheds Light on Rape in the Military
A comment from Goin’ South sums it up:
“What is truth,” Pilate asked.
In this age when the brains, tongues and typing fingers of scientists, academics, journalists and ‘public intellectuals’ are for sale, it’s quite a challenging question.
The truth is whatever you can pay to make it.
Yasha Levine and Mark Ames have launched the S.H.A.M.E. Project, which stands for “Shame the Hacks who Abuse Media Ethics.”
Its approach is to provide information about the background and funding sources of well-recognized journalists and pundits so that the public will be in a better position to recognize bias and hidden agendas in their reporting and analysis. You can find a S.H.A.M.E dossier on Gladwell here.
True search results are far below your screen.
Google is now become synthetic advertising.
Ethan Zuckerman is musing, “The Kardashian is a unit I proposed a few classes back as a measure of attention.”
A Kardashian Unit is the amount of global attention Kim Kardashian commands across all media over the space of a day.
We determine a Kardashian by measuring the percentage of media dedicated to Kim Kardashian.
For example by using Google Insights you can discover the Kardashian Unit for global warming is merely 11.