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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Improv Everywhere. LG investigates Smart TV 'unauthorised spying' claim. 20 November 2013Last updated at 09:32 ET By Leo Kelion Technology reporter Mr Huntley wanted to know how LG determined which ads should be shown on his TV LG is investigating allegations that some of its TVs send details about their owners' viewing habits back to the manufacturer even if the users have activated a privacy setting.

LG investigates Smart TV 'unauthorised spying' claim

Writings - Astonishing Sod: A place to laugh. Twictionary / FrontPage. Liar truth-teller brain teaser. Advance Your Education With Free College Courses Online - Udacity. Coursera. Khan Academy. KID 11442793 KOI 351.

Zenobia: Empress of the East. Zenobia: Empress of the East. NASA 1, Idiots 0. The Last Pinball Machine Company. About Backyard Brains. How many colors are really in a rainbow? “The colors of a rainbow so pretty in the sky.

How many colors are really in a rainbow?

Are also on the faces of people going by.” -Louis Armstrong It’s no secret that white light is the light that we see when all the colors shine together and are seen at once. Labor Day Is a Scam To Keep You Poor and Miserable Forever. The anti-labor movement has done a spectacular job of convincing American workers to desire a lower standard of living than the one enjoyed by their parents.

Labor Day Is a Scam To Keep You Poor and Miserable Forever

Retirement? Only for the greedy! Health insurance? You clearly don't deserve it! Wages linked to productivity? American workers are like battered spouses. BBC History - BBC History. America's #1 Independent News Team. Obama Uses Own Money To Open Muslim Museum Amid Government Shutdown. The International Museum of Muslim Cultures in Jackson, Mississippi is temporarily funded by President Obama.

Obama Uses Own Money To Open Muslim Museum Amid Government Shutdown

Washington, DC — While up to 800,000 federal workers faced life without a paycheck as Day Two of the government shutdown kicked in, President Barack Obama held a press conference to announce that he is using his own money to open the federally funded International Museum of Muslim Cultures. “During this shutdown, people will have to deal with some of their favorite parks and museums being closed,” Obama told reporters. “Just keep in mind, they will always be there. Shop the ONE Official Store. Culture - Sexually explicit Japanese art challenges Western ideas. An exhilarating new exhibition at the British Museum features over 150 works of Japanese erotic art.

Culture - Sexually explicit Japanese art challenges Western ideas

But is it art, or pornography? Alastair Sooke investigates. Poem of the pillow. A History of Ancient Rome. WikiLeaks. Wikileaks Mirrors. WikiLeaks. Quote of the Day. Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines. BBC iPlayer - Bigscreen.

Popular Resistance Newsletter – A Different Reaction To Disaster Capitalism. Why Courts Matter. ThinkProgress. Bolivia's Morales Addresses Imperialism, Terrorism and Social Justice in UN Speech - Video Update 2 pm. H.

Bolivia's Morales Addresses Imperialism, Terrorism and Social Justice in UN Speech - Video Update 2 pm

E. Mr. Evo Morales Ayma, Pres. Climate Graphics by Skeptical Science: Global Warming Components. Digital do-gooders: Why do we help strangers online? 25 September 2013Last updated at 20:23 ET All around the world, more and more people are donating their time to take part in online volunteering projects.

Digital do-gooders: Why do we help strangers online?

What motivates them to help strangers without expectation of money or even thanks? Radha Taralekar helped teach Imelda how to protect herself from HIV, though the two have never met, and neither knows the other's name. From her home in Mumbai, the young doctor took several weeks to co-write a guide especially for Imelda - who lost her children to HIV/Aids - and her friends at the Kitega Community Centre in Uganda. Appignani Humanist Legal Center. The Humanist Hour Podcast. Join the BHA. Prick the Bubbles, Pass the Mantle: Hitchens as Orwell’s Successor. A Magazine of Critical Inquiry and Social Concern.

American Humanist Association. Center for Humanist Activism. Edgerton Center: Feynman Sprinkler. The jsomers.net blog. Center for Applied Rationality. Less Wrong. Newcomb's Problem and Regret of Rationality. Followup to: Something to Protect The following may well be the most controversial dilemma in the history of decision theory: A superintelligence from another galaxy, whom we shall call Omega, comes to Earth and sets about playing a strange little game.

Newcomb's Problem and Regret of Rationality

In this game, Omega selects a human being, sets down two boxes in front of them, and flies away.Box A is transparent and contains a thousand dollars.Box B is opaque, and contains either a million dollars, or nothing.You can take both boxes, or take only box B.And the twist is that Omega has put a million dollars in box B iff Omega has predicted that you will take only box B.Omega has been correct on each of 100 observed occasions so far - everyone who took both boxes has found box B empty and received only a thousand dollars; everyone who took only box B has found B containing a million dollars.

And the standard philosophical conversation runs thusly: One-boxer: "I take only box B, of course. Kavka’s toxin puzzle « the jsomers.net blog. In the January 1983 volume of the journal Analysis, Gregory Kavka presented the following philosophical thought experiment: An eccentric billionaire places before you a vial of toxin that, if you drink it, will make you painfully ill for a day, but will not threaten your life or have any lasting effects.

Kavka’s toxin puzzle « the jsomers.net blog

The billionaire will pay you one million dollars tomorrow morning if, at midnight tonight, you intend to drink the toxin tomorrow afternoon. He emphasizes that you need not drink the toxin to receive the money; in fact, the money will already be in your bank account hours before the time for drinking it arrives, if you succeed. The Feynman Lectures on Physics. History - Germany advances through Europe (pictures, video, facts & news)

BBC History - BBC History. Ancient Europe: 50,000 BC to AD 500. THE VIKINGS. THE VIKINGS:Combat equipment and fighting techniques Throughout the Dark Ages, war was a fact of life in many areas. A viking war ? -   Vikings in Aquitaine. Mapping Arms Data - the trade in small arms and their ammunition, 1992-2011. Old English Newsletter Online. ASNC Spoken Word - Old English - Texts. Unfortunately Internet Explorer 6 and 7 do not support several web technologies used by this site so it does not function correctly.

To use the site you will need to upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer or try another browser such as Opera, Firefox or Google Chrome. Old English - Texts Introduction ‘Old English’ is the term used to refer to the earliest period in the history of the English language, from the first records until about A.D. 1100. The language it describes derives from the speech of the Germanic peoples who settled in Britain in the fifth century A.D. Old English literature embraces a wide range of texts and genres. OE Links. Old english. Labyrinth Search Results. Sponsored by Georgetown University. Full text of "The Anglo-Saxon chronicle;"

The New Northvegr Center - Mission Statement. The New Northvegr Center (NNC) is a private educational foundation devoted to promoting greater awareness and understanding of the history, culture, values, and beliefs of pre-Christian northern Europe. NNC believes that studying the primary sources and gaining familiarity with sound, modern scholarship on these topics is essential to meaningful learning.

We believe strongly in promoting scholarship based upon critical thought. To this end, the Center maintains a comprehensive online library of texts, resources, reviews, and recommendations for individual or group study in this field. The Weekend Modder's Guide: Skyrim (2012) This week, I'm not going to be talking about an older game. Rather, I'll be talking about something fairly new: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Guide:NVIDIA Inspector. Make Skyrim look amazing using over 200 mods.

It's been over a year since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was first released, and the modding community has been feverishly working at creating content for this magnificent game. I already covered Skyrim after it was released, but most of those mods are already outdated. PolicyMic: Next Generation News and Politics.