2 pages on my site of 〈The Unabomber Manifesto〉 hit reddit, at http://www.reddit.com/r/sjsucks/comments/1by3nk/an_interesting_read_it_applies_to_sjws_very/
it's actually from Scientology. See also: Scientology and Falun Gong
a 20 years old but still in a toddler's body. Brooke Greenberg
Debt First 5 000 Years
Philip Pilkington: Let's begin. Most economists claim that money was invented to replace the barter system. But you've found something quite different, am I correct?
David Graeber: Yes there's a standard story we're all taught, a “once upon a time” — it's a fairy tale.
What actually happens instead?
… this is what anthropologists observe when neighbors do engage in something like exchange with each other, if you want your neighbor's cow, you'd say, “wow, nice cow” and he'd say “you like it? Take it!” – and now you owe him one.
〔What is Debt? – An Interview with Economic Anthropologist David Graeber By David Graeber. @ www.nakedcapitalism.com…〕
Google AdSense Ban
Google is banning me left and right. Now, this page GNAA Weev Troll Song (Kesha — TiK ToK), they say is violating their AdSense rules.
Here's other moral-sensitive songs. Sensitive Songs Index
I started to put Google ads in 2005. Within one month, they ban'd me, probably because i say fuck George Bush in front page. See: Google AdSense Ban on XahLee.org
So, since 2005 to 2011, i did not run any ads.
In 2012 July, i separated out my articles to different domains, so that all my none-controversial articles (which is about 95%) can benefit from ads.
Then, Google ban'd my xaharts.org for ads. See Google AdSense Ban on Ancient Asian Goddess Sculpture Page and now is warning me about that troll song.
the moral here is, if you wanna make money, stay in line! Or, be one of those unscrupulous ad-ridden SEO site or a spammer!
so many people helped me in a difficult time. Thank you. Here's a record Xah Financial Crisis 2012-12
two file related to the LulzSec around
What Are Some Reasons that You Do NOT Intend to Vote?
i think i voted once only, and that was i think the CA governor recall ~2003. (or was it something after that, some regional CA thing, i forgot)
at that time, i did spend huge amount of time to study ALL the issue, every item on the ballot, in detail.
though, in general i think voting is futile, for many reasons:
- Doesn't matter who win, things are likely to remain the same, or move by modern society's complex forces.
- It really take some education to understand modern society's political/economic/social issues. e.g. a degree with focus on social sciences. I think for average people, including me, or average college graduate, the issues and policies are effectively incomprehensible (unless you are fresh out of social science courses).
- What politicians say and do, are pretty much completely unrelated.
The sign lady disappeared. Sign Language Interpreter Girl Steals the Show
The town i grew up. photos: Taiwan 2003 Wanshen Street
started a Chinese blog at 李杀中文博客 (most posts are in Chinese only)
the most critical period of a animal's life is when young. That's when death occur the most. Including, human animals. Thus, teen suicide, depression, and other risks. When a animal is young, he lacks experience to deal with survival, and is also physically weak, thus susceptible to predation (bullying) by others.
is your teen years hell? It's not surprising. Same applies to your daughters and sons.
this is not to be taken hysterically. Just a simple fact.
Reddit today isn't just a porn fodder. But stuff there is surpassing 4chan. See new info at bottom: Reddit = Porn Fodder
I always viewed Sweden as a model country. One of Northern Europe country, open views on sex, politics. But since wikileaks …
New twist of event on my youtube porn article: Larry Sanger Reported me to FBI
I support Wikileaks and Julian Assange.
However, Julian's personality isn't the winning type.
If you've watched him on video, you get the impression that he's more of a calculating, conniving, asocial, loner, type of fellow. Such a character trait does not express emotion spontaneously. A significant percentage of geeks are like that. It does not correlate to one's ethical outlook and behavior.
Even in a prepared commercial Wikileaks's Mastercard Parody, you see a rather distant fellow.
This is in contrast to politicians and salesmen types, where, these smooth operators smile and laugh with you readily, easily making you like them, but what they really have in mind is anyone's guess.
United Kingdom declares war on Ecuador over a broken condom in Sweden.
while updating the page The 2003 California GUBERNATORIAL thing RECALL (NSFW), discovered that Peter Camejo died in 2008.
TED2012: The only way to learn to fly is to fly
If you want to understand how, ask yourself this question, “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” It's an uncomfortable question, because it forces you to realize that the fear of failure holds you back. The path to new and innovative things always contains failure, but we're constantly afraid of it — we have to get over that fear. Dugan quotes Clemenceau, “Life gets interesting if you fail, because it means we've surpassed ourselves.”
- TED2012: The only way to learn to fly is to fly By Regina Dugan. @ blog.ted.com…
newly generated. 6532 links to Wikipedia. Links to Wikipedia from XahLee.org
Aftermath: Population Zero
Aftermath: Population Zero, Canadian special documentary film, published in 2008 on the National Geographic Channel. See Wikipedia for a textual summery of the film.
Dead. Amy Winehouse, 2011.
i don't even knew who she is, but remember reading about her in 2011.
of course, Whitney Houston. Problems too.
Of course, there's Steve Jobs (but this is cancer).
Michael Jackson. (drugs)
recent years, i noticed there are quite a lot others, who died due to psy problems or suicided.
since this past year i've been paying attention to these.
the guy in Kill Bill (David Carradine), died while masturbating and hanging himself. (i'd classify it as loneliness)
that UK fashion designer guy… Alexander McQueen (1969 〜 2010) self-killed.
…then there's quite a few in the programing community.
lots problems. lots unhappiness.
see also: Censorship from Sex Blogger Violet Blue.
updated: Population Under the Firmament
Thomas Sowell's New Book: Intellectuals and Society
- Intellectuals and Society By Thomas Sowell. @ amazon
Read the reviews on amazon.
See also: Reading Notes on Basic Economics.
This is me juggling, 2002. Seems like yesterday. xah_juggle.mov
Much updated: The Hawking WASP: Terrorism from USA American.
Noam Chomsky on Death of Osama Bin Laden
Regarding the death of Osama Bin Laden, Chomsky stated: “We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush's compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. Uncontroversially, his crimes vastly exceed bin Laden's, and he is not a ‘suspect’ but uncontroversially the ‘decider’ who gave the orders to commit the ‘supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole’ (quoting the Nuremberg Tribunal) for which Nazi criminals were hanged: the hundreds of thousands of deaths, millions of refugees, destruction of much of the country, [and] the bitter sectarian conflict that has now spread to the rest of the region.”
From Noam Chomsky.
Too funny: Who Wrote Bible?
Xah's Blogs Reminder…
Updated again: Li Ao on Tibet and Dalai Lama.
Asians in UCLA (humor; video; racism; American)
My Life is Reading Encyclopedias
newly generated: Links to Wikipedia from XahLee.org.
6304 links to Wikipedia articles. About 1/4 of my wake time in my life is spent reading encyclopedias. See also:
Xah's Edu Corner: Bits of American History: Civil War, KKK, and Emancipation:
In 1861, president Lincoln declared in his inauguration speech: “We must hang together or hang individually”. This statement angered the United Federation states, especially the Ku Klux Klan corporation, who has lobbied against The Bill of Rights for years. A bloody Civil War ensued. Other great powers at the time, Germany, United Empire, Japan, took a opportunistic watch-and-see stance.
In 1865, the Northern states demonstrated the power of Atomic Bomb from its Manhattan Project of New York, but the test target is strategically set in a remote location in California that's ostentatiously neither Northern or Southern territory. This action spoke louder than words. The Americans since understood Lincoln's declaration, and the civil war comes to an end. The Ku Klux Klan eventually got disbanded by Martin Lurther King.
What's the Difference Between England, Ireland, Scotland, Britain?
From: The difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England (and a whole lot more) By C G P Grey. @ blog.cgpgrey.com…
Solar Power: Photovoltaic vs Solar Thermal
Been spending few hours geeking about solar power.
There are 2 primary types: photovoltaic and solar thermal. Photovoltaic is the solar panels we are familiar with. i.e. a flat panel that turns sun ray into electricity directly. (e.g. on your calculator or house roof)
Solar thermal is using reflection to direct sun ray into a focal point, which turns into heat, and in turn generates electricity (usually by steam turbine).
Being a efficiency nerd, my question is, which type is more efficient at massive scale?
There are power plants using either types.
Photovoltaic is rather boring looking. You just have lots of flat panels on the ground. The reflection type is more sci-fi. (e.g. death star).
There are varieties of the reflection design. e.g. reflection parabolic troughs, that focus light into a line. The line is typically a thin oil pipe. This type is still boring to look at. You just have lots trough-like structures on the ground. Quite ugly too. Then there's arrays of flat mirrors on the ground that focus light into a high tower. Then there's giant parabolic dish ones — like a death star — the most eye-catching. See:
My question about efficiency probably involves too many factors to be specified before one could say “which is more efficient”, but anyone got some comments?
gencdo: Gentle Cherishing Doll
2 persons i like to thank.
Xah Lee Blogs and What You Like to See?
Recently on g+ i asked where people know me from and what they like me to post on g+. (See: Source plus.google.com.) One conversation leads to the fact that some people don't know i have webfeed of separate topics. So, here's a Reminder, and a poll.
If many subjects in my blog are not interesting to you, you can subscribe to individual topics, e.g. emacs only, programing only, math only, arts only, etc, at this page: Subscribe to XahLee.org Site Feed.
If you like my articles, please retweet or tell friends. Thanks for helping.
Just regenerated Wikipedia link report for my website. Now at 5927 links to Wikipedia articles, spread among 1406 pages. See: Links to Wikipedia from XahLee.org.
Accosted by a Sexy Anonymous
Got this comment the other day:
Bro you are a god among. I love you. Meet me and we can have RL sexy times.
Xah Lee said:
r u a sexy anonymous?
Perhaps… Why don't you see for yourself? I will be at the corner of W El Camino and W El Monte Ave, at the McDonalds today at 4pm our time. Just so you can find me, I have blonde hair and blue eyes and am 5'11. I will be wearing a white halter top.
Am i axing a big opportunity?
Note she mentioned blue eyes and blonde hair. That's my achilles's heel as i've blogged here and there. And she pinpointed the locality, and she might be local. She must've read maybe alot bout me. But i don't know anything about her. Is this a joke? or is she a real fan?
what would you do?
To the sexy anonymous if you are reading this: yeah i still want sex. But what is it you want?
Past Articles by Date
2011-06 ◆ 2011-04 ◆ 2011-03 ◆ 2011-01 ◆ 2010-11 ◆ 2010-10 ◆ 2010-09 ◆ 2010-07 ◆ 2010-06 ◆ 2010-04 ◆ 2010-02 ◆ 2009-12 ◆ 2009-11 ◆ 2009-10 ◆ 2009-09 ◆ 2009-08 ◆ 2009-07 ◆ 2009-06 ◆ 2009-04 ◆ 2009-02 ◆ 2009-01 ◆ 2008-12 ◆ 2008-11 ◆ 2008-10 ◆ 2008-09 ◆ 2008-08 ◆ 2008-07 ◆ 2008-05 ◆ 2008-03 ◆ 2008-01 ◆ 2007-11 ◆ 2007-10 ◆ 2007-09 ◆ 2007-06 ◆ 2007-01 ◆ 2006-12 ◆ 2006-11 ◆ 2006-10 ◆ 2006-09 ◆ 2006-08 ◆