Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Tag: History

  • Are Books the Only Way to Learn?

    Is the Internet really a bad invention? According to Doris Lessing, yes. We are in a fragmenting culture, where our certainties of even a few decades ago are questioned and where it is common for young men and women, who have had years of education, to know nothing of the world, to have read nothing,…

  • links for 2007-11-21

    Google – Web History (tags: google Gmail privacy) Popular Science Blog – High School Science Gets Serious (tags: education biology technology) Joho the Blog » Facebook’s Privacy Default (tags: facebook privacy) loose wire blog: How Technology Shrinks and Amplifies Distance (tags: communication technology)

  • links for 2007-10-20

    Melungeon – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: culture wikipedia history)

  • links for 2007-09-27

    Nerds to auction themselves to women – Yahoo! News (tags: news nerd) ASP.NET AJAX and Performance: Loadrunner 9.0 new features and problems (tags: load_testing.mercury) Sept. 26, 1983: The Man Who Saved the World by Doing … Nothing (tags: history) HP Customer Perspective: HP LoadRunner software – Tips and Tricks for Configuration, Scripting, and Execution –…

  • links for 2007-07-30

    Edge: A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE By Steven Pinker “If the wars of the twentieth century had killed the same proportion of the population that die in the wars of a typical tribal society, there would have been two billion deaths, not 100 million.” (tags: philosophy history science.psychology science culture politics statistics community) The Evolutionary Psychology…

  • links for 2007-07-26

    Alter: How Superficial Has Our Culture Become? – Newsweek Between the Lines – MSNBC.com (tags: economics life news) About RAND | History | Paul Baran and the Origins of the Internet (tags: history network)

  • links for 2007-07-09

    MFA Boston: Home (tags: local.boston culture museum art) Chichen Itza – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: 7wonders architecture archeology science.anthropology science.archaeology visit) Christ the Redeemer (statue) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: 7wonders architecture science.anthropology) Great Wall of China – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: 7wonders architecture archeology science.anthropology science.archaeology visit) Machu Picchu – Wikipedia,…

  • links for 2007-07-05

    Glimpse of Time Before Big Bang Possible – Yahoo! News “To see how far into history one might gaze, theoretical physicist Martin Bojowald at Pennsylvania State University ran calculations based on loop quantum gravity, one of a number of competing theories seeking to explain how the underlying structure of th (tags: cosmology science.astronomy universe science…

  • I’ve been tagged

    By George [here] to post seven facts about me. I am the product of miscegenation. I read when I eat alone. There are 455 contacts in my instant messenger. Three of my four grandparents died before the age of 55. My height is 191.5 cm. No one else has my name in Google. (First entry…