Fancy reading my Looking for the Spam collection ? It's even getting multilingual
Linux, Linux, Linux, Linux... want to try it ??? Knoppix is really nice. And easy. Download, burn, reboot. Et voila, Linux is running...
Some things in life are serendipity. In 1973, I followed my former husband to Cambodia, where he was on assignment for CBS News. On the way, we stopped in Saigon, and at a cocktail party there, I met Stanley Cloud, the Time magazine bureau chief. Because his stringer war correspondent in Cambodia had just been deported, he asked if I wanted the job.
There are certain sights I'll never forget, like watching the Royal Cambodian Ballet practice on the royal palace's open-air terrace. A completely serene, surreal moment in utter, chaotic hell.
One of the basics of a good system of innovation is diversity. In some ways, the stronger the culture (national, institutional, generational, or other), the less likely it is to harbor innovative thinking.
The estimated billion dollars a day that taxpayers in wealthy countries pay in farm subsidies ends up largely in the hands of families that do not need it, according to a report issued Thursday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.(I can't find the OECD report: Farm Househould income issues in OECD countries: a synthesis report ==> 404... Can you ?)
The country's health secretary, Manuel Dayrit, was quoted this week as saying that contraceptive pills are being used to fertilize plantations of orchids, while condoms have found a new role as party balloons.
Dayrit attributed the novel uses for the items to the fact that the supply is so abundant, the pills and condoms aren't needed.
But in the mostly Roman Catholic Philippines, birth control acceptance levels are also relatively low. The church opposes artificial birth control methods.
All over the world, speakers from some geographic regions tend to speak more slowly than those from others. And in every country that has been studied, people from the slower-speaking regions are stereotyped as stupid. This pattern was uncovered by Finnish linguists Jaakko Lehtonen and Kari Sajavaara, who had reason to be interested because Finns are thought to be slow and dull by neighboring Swedes.