Division rather than integration is the verdict on the holy site of Ayodhya. Missed opportunity.
Entries from September 2010
0 September 30, 2010 at 6:54am by Psybertron
2 September 30, 2010 at 5:12am by Psybertron
Interesting in this latest post-Deepwater Horizon BP story, not just creating an independent safety group with teeth (which I’m not sure about, being seen to do something decisive I guess), but more importantly re-organizing E&P into three separate operations Exploration, Drilling and Production. Mentioned in my earlier post on BP’s accident report [the second post-note] […]
0 September 30, 2010 at 4:56am by Psybertron
Only just noticed this – that Microsoft (MSN / Live Spaces) is migrating all users to WordPress. Wow. Personally I think it is healthy that Google still offers the hosted Blogger option for simpler blogs where users don’t want to be bothered with configuration of many optional plug-in functions and separate ISP provision of other […]
0 September 28, 2010 at 10:55am by Psybertron
Utopia is on the horizon; I walk two steps, it takes two steps back. I walk ten steps, and it is ten steps further away. What is utopia for? It is for this, for walking. - Eduardo Galeano I like that. Via Euan Semple.
0 September 28, 2010 at 10:48am by Psybertron
I see my view of Dawkins is becoming more widely accepted. [via Sam] [Post Note: Science vs Religion and Dawkins piece in this "Capitalism4.0" edition of Thinking Allowed. Ha-Joon Chang, the pragmatic capitalist, I like.]
0 September 22, 2010 at 10:39pm by Psybertron
Arctic Oil & Gas makes mainstream media.
0 September 17, 2010 at 6:08am by Psybertron
Clay Shirky has the balance about right. Web Suicide is the extreme option for those unable to kerb their 24/7 online habits.
0 September 17, 2010 at 6:06am by Psybertron
Full marks to the judge for coming up with this sentence. Beats an ASBO.
2 September 9, 2010 at 4:53am by Psybertron
Burning books is a very bad idea – except where there are surplus quantities available ie plenty of copies not being burned are saved for future society. Destroying all copies of any book is a crime against humanity – even very bad books. And of course it would be very difficult to destroy all copies […]
4 September 8, 2010 at 8:54am by Psybertron
Deepwater Horizon Accident – Full report and exec summary available here. Masterful understatement “It may also be appropriate for BP to consider further work to examine potential systemic issues beyond the immediate cause and system cause scope of this investigation.” Interestingly contrary to hearsay and published accounts …. although one of the two annular preventers was […]
0 September 8, 2010 at 7:12am by Psybertron
Not for the faint-hearted, but a new take on an old philosophical argument from David Chalmers on the knowable and the actual.
0 September 8, 2010 at 7:09am by Psybertron
Kevin Kelley’s thoughts on intermediaries creating value and earning money at the nano-penny per node level.
0 September 8, 2010 at 6:12am by Psybertron
Interesting interview with John LeCarre. We’re as guilty as each other, though in general we are more open and honest about what goes on in reality, but there is an important difference between the US and Europe or Russia. Couldn’t help thinking of T Boone Pickens words at last week’s conference – default US position […]
0 September 8, 2010 at 5:37am by Psybertron
I have a small collection of Niqab photos … they can be very err… sexy. Something I see the producers of Sex and the City 2 seem to agree on (great film by the way). Article here on Moslem women’s choices in headgear. Nothing wrong with tradition (recognized as such), nor religious freedom (with responsibility), […]
0 September 8, 2010 at 4:46am by Psybertron
Not a lot new here either, but the withholding grades item caught my eye – the crux of Pirsig’s original teaching experiment in defining Quality.
0 September 8, 2010 at 4:11am by Psybertron
BBC Magazine story. Not a new subject, the excluded middle often contains the greater value.