Monthly Archives: October 2009

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Bookmarks for October 25th through October 27th

These are my links for October 25th through October 27th: The One Argument Ayn Rand Couldn’t Win — New York Magazine – …as James put it, “a certain insincerity in our philosophic discussions: the potentest of all our premises is never mentioned … What the system pretends to be is a picture of the great universe of God. What it is—and oh so flagrantly!—is the revelation of how intensely odd the personal flavor of some fellow creature is.”No one would have been angrier about this claim, and no one confirms its truth more profoundly, than Ayn Rand. Few fellow creatures have had […]

Bookmarks for October 20th through October 25th

These are my links for October 20th through October 25th: Book of Odds – The Odds of Everyday Life – Book of Odds is the worlds first reference on the odds of everyday life. It is a destination where people come to learn about the things that worry or excite them, to read engaging and thoughtful articles, and to participate in a community of users that share their interests and ambitions. About BEA – The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in […]

‘We Are All Connected’ (ft. Sagan, Feynman, deGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye)

Another great video from The Symphony of Science (See ‘A Glorious Dawn’, also). Lyrics: [deGrasse Tyson] We are all connected; To each other, biologically To the earth, chemically To the rest of the universe atomically [Feynman] I think nature’s imagination Is so much greater than man’s She’s never going to let us relax [Sagan] We live in an in-between universe Where things change all right But according to patterns, rules, Or as we call them, laws of nature [Nye] I’m this guy standing on a planet Really I’m just a speck Compared with a star, the planet is just another […]

Bookmarks for October 8th through October 20th

These are my links for October 8th through October 20th: sed, a stream editor – sed is a stream editor. A stream editor is used to perform basic text transformations on an input stream (a file or input from a pipeline). While in some ways similar to an editor which permits scripted edits (such as ed), sed works by making only one pass over the input(s), and is consequently more efficient. But it is sed’s ability to filter text in a pipeline which particularly distinguishes it from other types of editors. Best of Wikipedia – A twice-daily updated collection of […]

Bookmarks for October 6th through October 8th

These are my links for October 6th through October 8th: 50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do | Marc and Angel Hack Life – Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life. To be self-reliant one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack of all trades. Contrary to what you may have learned in school, a jack of all trades is far more equipped to deal with life than a specialized master of only one.While not totally comprehensive, here is a list of 50 things everyone should know how […]