I was just debating whether to collate all the Google+ snippets that came through my streams today. I came to me senses, but had I let the madness take over, I suspect I’d have counted many hundreds of Blogs and Dents and Tweets. This really is too much. Someone please take pity and serve me an invite before I burst
He’s sanctimonious and hypocritical to boot because he hides all his earnings away to avoid paying tax, mostly in Holland from what I read. There’s no UK law against Tax Avoidance (only tax evasion) but that doesn’t mean it’s OK
“On an unknown day in the late thirteenth century, an unidentified hand clumsily cut away part of the text from the most politically sensitive section of The Secret History of the Mongols. The censored portion recorded words spoken by Ghengis Khan in the summer of 1206 at the moment he created the Mongol Empire and gave shape to the Government that would dominate the world for the next 150 years. Through oversight or malice, the censor had left a single short sentence of the mutilated text that hinted at what had been removed: “Let us reward our female offspring.””—
The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Ghengis Khan Rescued His Empire. By Jack Weatherford.
Finally checked this out of the library. So. Excited.
It was like living in the 4th century … I started speaking ecclesiastical latin (horrible pronunciation and everything.
I’m not going to be on a whole lot as I’m staying with Minion, wonderhutch and emptymanuscript in San Fran and I haven’t see them in ages and want to just be with them but I will be queuing stuff and available for talking to should you wish it.
… there’s a sense in the Pentagon that the improvised bomb has now become a permanent threat. Over the last six months, there’s been an average of 245 jury-rigged explosives found or detonated — outside of Iraq and Afghanistan. The IED has gone global.
Tomorrow we’ll be talking about new weapons and new national security strategies with Noah Shachtman of Wired Magazine.
“If we have a dream of how social media could restore peer-to-peer commerce, culture, and government, and if the current Internet is too tightly controlled to allow for it, why not build the kind of network and mechanisms to realize it?” Rushkoff asks.
Sounds daunting. And expensive, right? Wrong.
Funded primarily by the personal savings of group members and a grant from the National Science Foundation, residents of Jalalabad have built the FabFi network: an open-source system that uses common building materials and off-the-shelf electronics to transmit wireless ethernet signals across distances of up to several miles.