Sunday, 20 November 2005
quote [ Ordinary people send their children to school to get smart, but what modern schooling teaches is dumbness. . .You don’t have to accept that, though, to realize this. . . economy would be jeopardized by too many smart people. . . ]
Saint_Marck suggested earlier today that this should become a post. Here it is: a comprehensive look at the origins of compulsive schooling in the United States, and the author of the included book, John Taylor Gatto.
[politics] [by Avid@7:43pmGMT] [+10 Good] [37 comments]
Tuesday, 8 November 2005
quote [ EOZYO.INFO is an open, non-profit share community. Our goal is to keep an up-to-date database of all the CDs owned by us.
. . .
...don't get desperate and try to download all our collection in one day (...we are currently hosting about 12 Gb of music). ]
A decent-sized collection of music. Sensibleerection.com is now the first site (other than Google) to link to it. Only 5 Forum members currently. Go easy on the leeching.
[music] [by Avid@1:42pmGMT] [10 comments]
Tuesday, 25 October 2005
quote [ . . . the idea of a film within a film, and the idea of a blurred border between the real world and imagination, those were my ideas . . . ]
I just finished Paranoia Agent, and realized that there's been little to no mention of Satoshi Kon's award-winning work on SE, an oversight now corrected. Plenty of links as well as torrents (Paranoia Agent, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Perfect Blue) in the extended.
[art] [by Avid@11:13pmGMT] [+10 Good] [25 comments]
Monday, 12 September 2005
quote [ What the heck is this, you ask? It's the classic game, "Rock Paper, Scissors," with the completely unnecessary addition of four additional hand gestures (no, none of them is the BIRD). ]
Rock Paper Scissors is so much deeper than I thought.
[games] [by Avid@12:31pmGMT] [+10 Original] [38 comments]
Sunday, 29 May 2005
quote [ ...it's difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. It is more likely that it had many separate beginnings... what is important is that Memorial Day was established. ]
Memorial day weekend has slowed the posts on SE, but there have been no posts about this day.
[politics] [by Avid@10:50pmGMT] [+6 Good] [7 comments]
Monday, 4 October 2004
quote [ A controversial theory developed from animal research claims that obesity could be caused by a virus called AD-36. . . In all, 30 per cent of the obese people turned out to have the antibodies, indicating they'd been exposed to the virus at some point, compared to only 5 per cent of lean individuals. ]
The good news (link in extended) is that the virus is only transmitted for a few days, so you don't need to avoid fat people, just people (particularly skinny people) with a cold.
[sci&tech] [by Avid@6:06pmGMT] [+3 WTF] [9 comments]
Tuesday, 6 April 2004
quote [ Title: Bruce Almighty
Infringement Source: BitTorrent
Initial Infringement Timestamp: 1 Mar 2004 12:21:02 GMT
Recent Infringment Timestamp: 1 Mar 2004 15:59:45 GMT ]
Other links (and analysis) in extended.
[by Avid@4:48amGMT] [+3 Informative] [6 comments]
Tuesday, 9 September 2003
quote [ "Without a change of approach, schools will continue to turn out large numbers of students who are disengaged in society and unappreciative of democracy . . ." ]
Article is not necessarily political, but discussion probably will be.
[politics] [by Avid@4:38pmGMT] [+10 Insightful] [20 comments]
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