DoD briefing: Oil as a weapon for terror I’m surprised this came from the Department of Defense. You could use this slide deck to support war with Iraq or argue against it. It says quite clearly that our military intellegence sources state that if we attack Iraq Saddam may destroy

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The Saddam and George show (Picture Dana Carvey performing the part of Bush)… Bush: Listen to me. It’s very simple. First Saddam must compile 200% with the UN inspectorers, and I mean activated compilation, not passivist compilation. Second, he must disarm fully, in keeping with UN revelation 1441 and the

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🙁 “We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” “There’s a generous current

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The Talent Myth A great essay on the collapse of Enron. I like this blurb about how people perceive their own intellegence: Carol Dweck, a psychologist at Columbia University, has found that people generally hold one of two fairly firm beliefs about their intelligence: they consider it either a fixed

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Ah’m gettin’ right scunnered wi’ Windaes 98!! Ah cannae shut doon! Ma moose dis’nae work!

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Korean spam I’ve been getting more and more spam lately at my home address, and noticed recently (I usually just delete it because Apple Mail detects it as spam) that a great deal of the spam mail I’ve been getting is from Korea. Not just from Korea, but it’s also

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The reply comments of Raffi Krikorian My name is Raffi Krikorian, and I am currently enrolled as a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) pursuing a Masters Degree at The Media Lab in the Physics & Media Group studying and specializing in large, distributed, networked, and emergent

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Photos from weekend camping trip online Maria and I went to Jack Lake (near Three Fingered Jack) last weekend and had a blast. We got snowed on 4″ saturday night. Fun stuff.

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Robot head mimics facial expressions This is neat. It would be interesting to see this combined with the work of Ken Perlin (Perlin noise functions and facial nuances).

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China’s economy: Is the wakening giant a monster? A great summary of China’s economy from The Economist last week. One point that the article misses that I would like to harp on is that, although China makes 60% of the world’s bicycles and 86% of the bicycles sold in America,

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