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Bill Maher Mocks American Socialism (video)

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Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/american_socialism.htmlBill Maher Mocks American Socialism (video)Xah Lee, 2011-08-13A funny clip with the comedian and political commentator Bill Maher (b1956).Bill Maher: New Rules - SocialismThe following is the full show, on politics and the debt crisis.Bill Maher Debt Ceiling 2011 PART 1Bill Maher Debt Ceiling 2011 PART 2The black suite is former NY governer Eliot Spitzer (b1959) notorious for the scandal where he's been exposed of using a high-priced prostitute in 2008 while still a governor of NY.The gentlement in gray suite is Matt Kibbe, a Tea Party leader.The lady in red is Margaret Hoover (b1977), American political commentator. Great-granddaughter of former President Herbert Hoover. She's HOT!The prostitute Eliot slept with is a party girl Ashley Alexandra Dupré (b1985). A very smart chick and quite a interesting character by herself. Recently, in 2010 she posed nude for Playboy. See also: A Clo…

Grayhat SEO Use Translation as a Method to Generate Inbound Links

There's a new technique of gray hat SEO going on.In the past year, i've got 2 polite requests for translation of 2 of my articles. Basically, someone will contact you (email), and ask you kindly whether you would give permission for a translation of one of your article into one of the eastern european language for their site. The translation is expertly done, by human. Eventually, after they are done with the translation, they'll let you know the URL (which does link back to your article). Then, eventually, they want to you to link back. All the conversation is politely done and cordial. From the conversation, there's absolutely nothing related to SEO or spam.The problem is, when you look at their url, clearly it's a web hosting site selling web hosting services, and it has absolutely nothing to do with whatsoever with the subject matter of your article. The site simply host translated articles from several i presume highly ranked sites. What they want is a link …

Midnight Poison; Space Dementia; Eva Green

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Dior Midnight Poison Commerial, with Eva GreenAd for perfume “midnight poison” by Dior (2007). amazonDior Midnight Poison commerial, starring Eva Green.for the full song, lyrics, info, and other piano versions, see: http://xahlee.org/piano/Midnight_Poison_Space_Dementia.htmlRequiem for a Dream Theme Song21st Century Schizoid ManCorpse Bride Piano Music

Dusty Springfield - the Windmills of Your Mind

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Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/music/windmills_of_your_mind.htmlDusty Springfield - the Windmills of Your MindXah Lee, 2011-08-10Check out this site, you must. http://therevolvinginternet.com/.Try to actually do a search there.Did you hear that beautiful music flowing steadily in the background?That is The Windmills of Your Mind (1969), sung by Dusty Springfield (1939‒1999). Isn't it beautiful and mesmeric?Here's the lyrics. Round like the circle in a spiral Like a wheel within a wheel Never ending or beginning On an ever spinning reel Like a snowball down a mountain Or a carnival balloon Like a carousel that's turning Running rings around the moon Like a clock whose hands are sweeping Past the minutes on its face And the world is like an apple Whirling silently in space Like the circles that you find In the windmills of your mind Like a tunnel that you follow To a tunnel of its own Down a hollow to a cavern Where the sun h…

Miss Teen USA and World Maps (video)

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Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/funny/miss_teen_usa_on_USA_maps.html “Miss Teen USA 2007 - South Carolina answers a question”The question asked is:Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?The girl who asked the question is actress Aimee Teegarden (b1989).The Miss South Carolina is Caitlin Upton (b1989). Here's a transcript of her answer:I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some … people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over HERE in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.At the time, both of them are 18 years old. The way she nonsensically mentioned Iraq and …

Facebook Disclosing Phone Numbers

it looks like you can now see all the phone numbers of your Facebook friends in one page. Go to 〖Accounts〗 on the upper right corner. Then 〖Edit Friends〗. Then, 〖Contacts〗 on the left. I'm seeing about 40 mobile phones of my friends.

On the Curry–Howard Isomorphism of SQL and NoSQL with Church-Turing Perspective

can someone summarize this into just few paragraphs?A co-Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks (2011-03-18) By Erik Meijer, Gavin Bierman. @ Source queue.acm.orgby just the supporting voice for NoSQL it oozes, i think it stinks shit.maybe the author mathematicians are just trying to get themselfs published by hip factor.No, i haven't read the article. But am sure it's scumbag.For explanation, see: Are You Intelligent Enough to Understand HTML5?The NoSQL Movement.hi my fellow hacker news reddit slashdot readers, FUCK YOU!

Emacs: “winner-mode”: Preserve Your Split-Panes Configulation

Discovered winner-mode minor mode. It's bundled with emacs 23.2. winner-mode lets you revert to a previous pane configuration.Example use:Start winner-mode. 【Alt+x winner-mode】.Call split-window-vertically.Call split-window-horizontally.Now, remove all split panes by calling delete-other-windows.Now, you can go back to previous split pane config by typing 【Ctrl+c←】 (winner-undo). With right arrow does winner-redo.If you want this functionality always, put in your emacs init file:;; a feature to preserve split pane configuration. Use 【Ctrl+c ←】 and 【Ctrl+c →】 (when (fboundp 'winner-mode) (winner-mode 1)) ; 1 for on, 0 for off

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Internet Hipsters and Hipstering of our Age

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Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/internet_age_thinking.htmlInternet Hipsters and Hipstering of our AgeXah Lee, 2011-08-07gosh my g+ stream is flooded. It's like taking several hours just to scan thru what people are saying.i've always been, reserved in the act of “friending” online. (am actually a loner type, don't make much friends) On my twitter, i follow just about 100. Facebook i don't use much…typically, as a principle, i never follow anyone who's popular. e.g. if you have more than few hundred followers, i don't follow you. If you are a celebrity, i don't follow you. Except, a very handful of celebrities, mostly in programing field who write about tech details of computer languages that am actually interested.typically, if i want info, i go to encyclopedia (or wikipedia these days), not from general news sites or any friends. Sometimes i subscribe to specialized news outlets (e.g. hacker news and reddit bots on twitter) for…

Perfect monster of tentacle ...

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I wasn't sure if this photoshop or not.But i know it's perfect for tentacle sex.Sea lampreys fear the smell of death(2011-08-05) By Michael Wagner. @ Source news.msu.eduSee also: Sea lamprey.

Male vs Female: No Makeup Day

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Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/sex/no_makeup_day.htmlMale vs Female: No Makeup DayXah Lee, 2011-08-08[anthropology, ethology, esthetics]we should have a no-makup day. So, on that day, all women do not wear any makeup.… am reading my g+ stream at the moment, saw some post by females e.g. +Amanda Blain , +Lisa Bettany. Lisa is a photographer, and posts some of her photos of portraits of girls. In those close up face shots of pretty girls, you notice the makeup of eye-liners.I've always been interested in studying the difference between human male and female from a cold ethology point of view… their body shape differences, body skeleton structural differences, vocal quality as sound characteristics (or at a higher level: speech differences), postures, locomotion gait differences, behavior differences… So, while viewing the pretty girl portraits, many feature attractive eyes, i wondered, what would it look like without those eye-liners or enhanced eye-lashes? How is it …

Anonymous hacked Syrian site

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Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/Anonymous_hacked_Syrian_military_site.html2011-08-07 Anonymous Hacked Syrian Military SiteXah Lee, 2011-08-07Syria's Ministry Of Defense website 〔mod.gov.sy〕 as of〔2011-08-07T22:51:46-07:00〕Anonymous hacked Syria's Syria Ministry Of Defense website.Their text reads:To the Syrian people: The world stands with you against the brutal regime of Bashar Al-Assad. Know that time and history are on your side - tyrants use violence because they have nothing else, and the more violent they are, the more fragile they become. We salute your determination to be non-violent in the face of the regime's brutality, and admire your willingness to pursue justice, not mere revenge. All tyrants will fall, and thanks to your bravery Bashar Al-Assad is next.
To the Syrian military: You are responsible for protecting the Syrian people, and anyone who orders you to kill women, children, and the elderly deserves to be tried for treason. …

Emacs Lisp vs Perl: Redux

Emacs Lisp vs Perl: Redux. Which Do You Prefer?I wrote this article: Text Processing: Emacs Lisp vs Perl. Today, some discussion happend on google's g+ social networking site, and Randal L Schwartz made the comment that he actually prefer Perl over Emacs Lisp for text processing. See the discussion at Source plus.google.comNote: Randal is a well known expert in Perl, co-author of Perl (1st edition) and Learning Perl, and also has written at least one elisp package in GNU Emacs (a pretty printer for elisp at 〔lisp/emacs-lisp/pp.el〕)So, if you are fluent in using both Perl and Emacs Lisp for TEXT PROCESSING, which one do you prefer? and why? (For this purpose, Perl here can mean any of Python, Ruby, Scheme.)Comment or vote (upper right) at: http://xahlee.blogspot.com/2011/08/emacs-lisp-vs-perl-redux.html. Result will be posted here in a week.2011-09-03 Here's result:If you are fluent in using both Perl and Emacs Lisp for TEXT PROCESSING, which one do you prefer? (Perl here can…