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April 15, 2006

Seymour Hersh profile

He is excitable, fast-talking and uses "fucking" more than any other adjective, with a hard-edged accent honed on Chicago's South Side.

The Guardian: The Reporter Whose Scoops Give the Bush Administration Sleepless Nights. Seymour Hersh hates to pay taxes "just so they can go and bomb more people."

April 12, 2006

a very small shell script

Most of us humans pretend our entire lives that we are something other than animals, and as a result we think our "animal nature" is something you can just ignore or somehow transcend — preferably while ignoring it. We enter the false dichotomy of "man or beast", when the truth is actually "man and beast." We are not one — we are two. And the one of us who thinks he's running things is really just a recent software upgrade that runs atop a highly sophisticated operating system that's already had millions of years of performance tuning — and can run just fine without you.

The Multiple Self (dirtSimple.org). I first read this a few months ago. I'm still not sure exactly what it means, but I'm sure it's important.

switch

Prediction: XP Is The "New Classic" Under 10.5

Your grandma doesn't want the Mac if she has to give up her favorite solitaire game.

In this piece from January (!) Gavin Shearer explains why even in the face of crippling malware lots of people haven't yet switched away from Windows — and why they will. (via Daring Fireball)

Get well, Raja

Elephant Eats Scores of Cookies, Gets Sick. I clicked the headline because I thought the story might be a little funny, but it's actually really sad.

April 8, 2006

Gospel of Judas

It is suggested in the Gospel, in no uncertain terms, that Judas is the only one of the disciples who truly understands Jesus. The heart of the Gospel of Judas communicates a revelation or a teaching that Jesus offered to Judas about the nature of the world and the nature of God in the world. It is this teaching about cosmology that is the content of the knowledge that Judas must understand in order to become enlightened. He does understand it; He becomes transfigured or enlightened and he does exactly what Jesus asks him to do. He turns him into the authorities.

Washington Post: Ancient 'Gospel of Judas' Translation Sheds New Light on Disciple

April 2, 2006

HauteGREEN

Why does sustainability always seem to be a class privilege?

(Not dead) weblog Social Design Notes on the HauteGREEN design showcase.