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Who owns who – your phone or you?


Ouch. And so true.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/8/6947027/the-greatest-myth-about-phones-is-that-you-are-in-control

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Science fiction’s real life war of the worlds


Science fiction’s real life war of the worlds

Some interesting and very salient points. I must have been reading the ‘wrong’ scifi all these years, I thought it was all pretty allegorical/political. Surely one of the most brilliant things about scifi is its ability to make comments on the now couched in a story of the future? And certainly not all the best scifi has been written by white men.

:):-

1984: the instruction manual for our time (via Scriptonite Daily)


1984: the instruction manual for our time (via Scriptonite Daily)

Eye-opening, deeply concerning, pro-read:

Scriptonite Daily‘s blog post: http://scriptonitedaily.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/uk-government-seeks-to-exploit-woolwich-murder-for-crackdown-on-our-last-remaining-rights/

Nothing to see here but us chickens


Nothing to see here but a Technorati verification code – sorry! Stay tuned for more exciting posts when the mayhem of year three has died down – or I need a break from it :):-

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One thing to note, however, is that I’m closing on 10k hits (that’s ten thousand hits) – sweet! :):-

 

Peace.

2010 in review


The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,300 times in 2010. That’s about 15 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 48 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 47 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 16mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was October 20th with 111 views. The most popular post that day was Does language make humans distinct from other animals? [full version].

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, digg.com, martyedward.wordpress.com, en.wordpress.com, and misshayleymartin.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for the big bang, conformity, public compliance, honeycomb, and private acceptance.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Does language make humans distinct from other animals? [full version] April 2010
1 comment

2

Myths, fairytales, folktales: the prototypes of all narrative? [full version] March 2010
4 comments

3

Public compliance vs private acceptance in conformity [full version] May 2010
1 comment

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Public compliance vs private acceptance in conformity [short version] May 2010

5

Evolution, creationism, intelligent design & the huge lack of proof for any of it. March 2010

Sitting on a Bench (written by Cranial Farting)


Sitting on a Bench You wake up in the morning and push the soft duvet away from your face. You feel the unfamiliar warmth of the sun pierce your skin as you remember how transparent your eyelids are capable of being. As you ride the bus the sun reminds you that he's still with you the best he can by squeezing his way through the shatter-proof glass to the left of your head and perching upon your shoulder. Today is going to be a good day. The recording of the woman … Read More

via Cranial Farting

Eat Your Language, Sir (via Sarah Baram)


mucho bueno! :):-

Eat Your Language, Sir This morning I had the pleasure of sitting at a local IHOP with no other company than a wonderful waiter and one of my newest textbooks. I sat studiously taking notes, leisurely sipping at a coffee and eating my usual fruitful Danish crêpes. The textbook at my side during the breakfast has become a particularly new venture of mine, Spanish. I have always been enthralled by the language and culture but never ventured beyond the word taco language … Read More

via Sarah Baram

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