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Dictionary of the History of Ideas

25/06/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

cobra libre : Dictionary of the History of Ideas - "The Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Studies of Selected Pivotal Ideas, edited by Philip P. Wiener, was published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, in 1973-74... However, the DHI has been out of print for many years. Aware of the new potential off #

FiveThirtyEight: George F. Will Admits Public Option Will Cut Costs

24/06/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

cobra libre : FiveThirtyEight: George F. Will Admits Public Option Will Cut Costs - "What Will's position reflects instead is ideology: who cares that the federal government could build a better mousetrap? They're the government and that's bad. His argument is really no more sophisticated than that." #

deusx : FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: George F. Will Admits Public Option Will Cut Costs - "Will's argument is apparently this: The government does not need to make a profit and will have greater leverage with providers; therefore it will deliver the same service for less money. That's unfair! Is this really the best argument th

jcgregorio : FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: George F. Will Admits Public Option Will Cut Costs - Excellent writeup.

Wandering Rocks: A Summer of Ulysses

18/06/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

cobra libre : Wandering Rocks: A Summer of Ulysses - An online Joyce reading group. Sample: "In perhaps the biggest 'wah-wah' moment in western literature, after Dedalus' dramatic resolution to leave Dublin at the end of Portrait to go to Paris to become a famous writer, we find him back in Dublin at the be #

Chris Rock's Top 25 Hip Hop Albums

16/06/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

cobra libre : Chris Rock's Top 25 Hip Hop Albums - "For my money, Liquid Swords is the best Wu-Tang Clan album. It's like the Songs in the Key of Life of rap." [via#

Socialist Film Review

14/06/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

cobra libre : Socialist Film Review #

Flickr set: Iran Streets After Elections

14/06/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

cobra libre : Flickr set: Iran Streets After Elections [via#

Modernist minotaurs

12/06/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

cobra libre : Modernist minotaurs - "Not only did the Minoan past provide inspiration to the modern movement, it was itself a modernist structure, enfolding past and present into a closed loop of aesthetic self-referentiality." [via#

Harper's: Plato's World-Soul

9/06/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

cobra libre : Harper's: Plato's World-Soul - "But if we strip away this Christian gloss, the original Platonic text is perhaps the best evidence to make Plato a Pythagorean." #

Joystiq on Scribblenauts for the DS

6/06/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Joystiq on Scribblenauts for the DS - its absurdly large vocabulary lets players summon anything from a Kraken to a jackelope

cobra libre : Scribblenauts - Just read about this. [via#

The Last Laugh: Flann O'Brien

4/06/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

cobra libre : The Last Laugh: Flann O'Brien - "If At Swim-Two-Birds annihilates axiomatic notions of what it means to read and write, The Third Policeman annihilates axiomatic notions of what it means to exist." #

Ronald Takaki, R.I.P.

2/06/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

cobra libre : Ronald Takaki, R.I.P. - "Ronald Takaki, who made it his life's work to rewrite American history to include Asian-Americans and other ethnic groups excluded from traditional accounts and who helped start the first doctoral program in ethnic studies in the United States, died Tues #

All known amicable numbers

2/06/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

cobra libre : All known amicable numbers [via#

BLACK WIRE

2/06/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

cobra libre : BLACK WIRE - "This part happens all the time: A construction crew putting up an office building in the heart of Tysons Corner a few years ago hit a fiber optic cable no one knew was there. This part doesn't: Within moments, three black sport-utility vehicles drove up [via#

Typekit

28/05/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : Typekit - Jeff Veen and the folks at Small Batch are providing a font embedding service

Andy Baio : Jeff Veen announces Typekit, licensing and hosting for web font embedding - short on details, but glad someone clever's trying to bridge the gap between developers and foundries

cobra libre : Introducing TypeKit - I hope this is as good as it sounds. #

Jancko: arturo's transmutation ( los primeros 100 ) 1/2

25/05/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

cobra libre : Jancko: arturo's transmutation ( los primeros 100 ) 1/2 - Them's some doodles. (part 2) [via#

U.S. government launches Data.gov, national data repository

22/05/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Andy Baio : U.S. government launches Data.gov, national data repository - not much there yet, but centralized data is good

cobra libre : Data.gov - "The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government." #

joshua : Data.gov

Infinite Summer, read Infinite Jest this summer

22/05/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Infinite Summer, read Infinite Jest this summer - only 75 pages a week, easy!

cobra libre : Infinite Summer - "A thousand pages = 1 ÷ 93 days = 75 pages a week. No sweat." But if I like the book, I don't need a whole summer. And if I don't like it... [via#

Books by the Foot

21/05/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

cobra libre : Books by the Foot - This company is to books as Robert Palmer is to women. #

Everything Tracy Jordan Said

19/05/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

cobra libre : Everything Tracy Jordan Said [via#

Rod Begbie : Everything Tracy Jordan Said - Every line delivered by Tracy Jordan in Season 3 of 30 Rock. "Hi. I’m Tracy Jordan. My wife is throwing away some of our old towels. Do you want them cuz they’re out by the trash cans. Now that’s gots to be 30 seconds. Nine? OK, here comes the fun [via#

Sean Carroll: Rules for Time Travelers

18/05/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

cobra libre : Sean Carroll: Rules for Time Travelers [via#

deusx : Rules for Time Travelers | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine - "0. There are no paradoxes.1. Traveling into the future is easy.2. Traveling into the past is hard — but maybe not impossible.3. Traveling through time is like traveling through space.4. Things that travel together, age together.5. Black holes are

philgyford : Rules for Time Travelers | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine - Entertaining list of rules about time travel. (via Kottke)

New Directions list of publications

17/05/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

cobra libre : New Directions list of publications - The printed checklist covers 1937 to 1997, while the online list covers 1936 to 1963. #

Comparing translations of classical Chinese poems

17/05/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

cobra libre : Comparing translations of classical Chinese poems - Eliot Weinberger's 19 Ways of Looking at Wang Wei bears a mention here. #

U.S. State Department travel information for Guatemala

13/05/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

cobra libre : U.S. State Department travel information for Guatemala #

Ask MetaFilter's best introductory books

12/05/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Ask MetaFilter's best introductory books - Ask MetaFilter’s best introductory books. Part of Phil Gyford’s ongoing quest to “learn about everything?, a list of the best introductory books to a wide range of topics collated from a thread on Ask MetaFilter.

Andy Baio : Phil Gyford's list of Ask Metafilter's introductory books - painstakingly compiled from this massive, wonderful thread  [via]

cobra libre : Ask MetaFilter's best introductory books - An extract of the answers to the question "What single book is the best introduction to your field?" #

Bad Astronomy reviews the science of the new Star Trek film

12/05/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Bad Astronomy reviews the science of the new Star Trek film - overall, it did better than most sci-fi; the comments reminded me of The Onion's take on the film  [via]

cobra libre : Bad Astronomy reviews the Star Trek movie #

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