Free software and Zionism
I received a good letter from the Free Software Foundation,
today. They need help to bring more computing under the
control of the users in this world that is flooded by products
that are designed to take advantage of each user, so if you
are “confused and even a bit frightened by the daily parade of
technology horrors — data leaks, spying, backdoors, lock-in,
arbitrary restrictions”, the FSF
would like you to take your first steps towards a solution by
using software that is free for the world to study and fix.
1913: Seeds of Conflict
years in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” — looks like
a good historical video because it has so much detail that I
could watch it several times. What I learned in particular
was that during the Ottoman Empire of the ninetenth century,
nationalism was emerging in Asia Minor (if not Europe as
well, and this undermined the empire). To me, as the video
almost makes explicit, this nationalism caught on with
settling Jews in the form of Zionism.
Encrypted email, USA in Puerto Rico, ISIS, and offshore drilling
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FBI involvement in Puerto Rico
Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in
A message from Americans fighting ISIS
asking for airstrikes
and weapons—Daesh is yet another name for ISIS.
Offshore Drilling Opposition
John Oliver, BookTV, and the movies
When I don’t have a clue
what there is to do
and nothing’s on the tube,
I could probably watch more John Oliver.
Tour of the Schomburg Center
with the great-grandson of Elijah Mohammad:
Robert Burns on Kafka's Law
criminal justice system
boring movie, disappointing, not nearly as funny, could hear
the bass from Jurassic World
PBS POV and E!
Out in the Night
This is an injustice in a court and in the media and cost
years of someone‘s life when they should have been protected.
Slater plays a revolutionary tech.
PBS and Andy Capp
Tonight’s PBS has been excellent:
Now also showed a couple separate bee keepers. One was
someone who decided to save bees, and he handled them
without a suit, finding people who volunteer to keep a hive
in their yards. Another beekeeper was an NC State grad, and
she put parts of beehives on display in Durham. They were
like ant colonies where you could see the internals. The
first location was the Burt’s Beeswax
company. Coincidentally, the aforementioned Inside
Animal Minds taught me about what bee dancing
Capp used to beat his wife.
Minimalist HTML Template
Here is a minimalist HTML template
and a table template. They
are compatible with what will become HTML5 and are my
suggestions to get a webpage up and running with minimal
effort and cruft, but they come with no warranty. You are free
to copy, change and share.
Jersey Institute of Technology’s Online Master of Science in