Archive for November 19th, 2007

Should Demonstrably Intentional Internet Disinformation be Criminalized?

| November 19, 2007 | 5 Replies
Should Demonstrably Intentional Internet Disinformation be Criminalized?

Okay, perhaps I’m being a bit harsh. But I found some videos on YouTube purporting to show simple homemade tricks for getting power from essentially nothing. The culprit calls himself HouseholdHacker These are very slickly directed and composed, very amateur-looking videos, full of straight-faced monologue and how-to demonstrations, illustrating nothing real. Sure, the videos seem […]

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Internet Aimlessness Can Lead to Odd Treasures

| November 19, 2007 | Reply
Internet Aimlessness Can Lead to Odd Treasures

One of my favorite current cartoonists is Brooke McEldowney. I discovered his work online a few years ago in the form of “A Fairy Merry Christmas”. In the interest of copyright non-violation, I’ll leave it to youse to Google up your own excerpts. This cartoon series was an NEA sponsored 6 week series. Finally, a […]

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The kinds of questions the candidates are being asked

| November 19, 2007 | Reply
The kinds of questions the candidates are being asked

The news, reported by Jamison Foser of Media Matters, is depressing: Through 17 debates this year, roughly 1,500 questions have been asked of the two parties’ presidential candidates. But only a small handful of questions have touched on the candidates’ views on executive power, the Constitution, torture, wiretapping, or other civil liberties concerns. (A description […]

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Note to the elderly: Stop doing crossword puzzles to keep your minds active.

| November 19, 2007 | 30 Replies
Note to the elderly: Stop doing crossword puzzles to keep your minds active.

There are other ways to keep older minds active. These other activities involve contributing to society rather than hiding out with a word puzzle. I am really getting tired of reading articles that advise “elderly” people to pass the hours doing crossword puzzles in order to keep their minds healthy and active.  It’s really hard […]

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