Monthly Archives: December 2012

Attention: Kmart Shopper finds letter from China

English Language skills may soon be a sign of potentially subversive abilities:

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Sit around at night, listen to the radio…

Yea, you’ve got think about the pros and cons — listen, here: it could be right, and it could be wrong…. Continue reading

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Irrefutable failure of a prophecy does not cause true believers — people who have committed themselves to a belief both emotionally and by their life choices — to reconsider

Paul Krugman makes an astute observation: Back in the 1950s three social psychologists joined a cult that was predicting the imminent end of the world. Their purpose was to observe the cultists’ response when the world did not, in fact, … Continue reading
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Are You a Bogus Christian: Everyone Wants to Know Everything about Every Other Person, but Why does No One Want to Say Who They are Themselves?

Seems to me like for most people, Christmas shopping is much more important than the Golden Rule.
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I am SHOCKED: I feel like I have been DUPED and SOLD DOWN THE RIVER… by WordPress! O_O

I find this difficult to fathom. With the latest upgrade to WordPress 3.5, I noticed some quirky things — for example that my WordPress theme was thrown out and replaced by Twenty Twelve…. What I didn’t immediately realize was that … Continue reading
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addle dot org :)

A new search engine — good for both taking the piss and/or fertilizing bubble-worthy content: http://addle.org Continue reading

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REDumbrella

I looked over the list of new TLD applications when it first came out, and now I looked again to see which will be some of the first controversial TLDs to come under review. Of course there are quite a … Continue reading
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Why isn’t 100% Unemployment the Goal for an Advanced Industrial Economy?

Imagine solar-powered robots could do everything needed in an economy with no adverse effects to the environment. If that were possible, then I don’t understand why it would be good to employ people. I have actually wondered for several years … Continue reading
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The carpet, too, is moving under you…

Last week Paul Krugman acknowledged the existence of a global marketplace for work (in which not only employees in different countries compete for wages, but also robots are now increasingly displacing workers). Over the weekend, he posted this: the Fed’s … Continue reading
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Another Reason Why Demand Media is a Force to be Reckoned With

Demand Media created the RSS Graffiti app (to import blog posts to Facebook profiles + fan pages). There are actually several apps that do similar tasks, but I find this one to be quite sophisticated. What’s especially interesting is how … Continue reading
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