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Detroit light-rail project's path to funding to get easier. President Barack Obama signed a measure that will smooth the route to federal funding for the $550-million Woodward Light Rail Project that Detroit wants to build from downtown to 8 Mile, officials said Friday. U.S. Sen. Carl Levin's office said the legislation, which Obama signed Friday, will make it easier for Detroit to get funding through the Federal Transit Administration's discretionary New Starts program. The program provides money for major rail capital projects that promise benefits such as more efficient transit, reduced pollution and economic redevelopment. Aldous Huxley. Aldous Leonard Huxley /ˈhʌksli/ (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and lecturer, and a prominent member of the Huxley family.

Aldous Huxley

Enjoying initial attention as a poet, for a time he edited the magazine Oxford Poetry; in time, his work was published as short stories, travel writing, film stories and scripts. However, Huxley became best known for full-length books—many novels (including Brave New World, set in a dystopian London), and non-fiction (including The Doors of Perception)—and a wide-ranging output of essays. He spent the later part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death. Layer 8: Raytheon gets $10.5M to develop "serious games" These aren't your basic video gaming systems here.

Layer 8: Raytheon gets $10.5M to develop "serious games"

The US government gave Raytheon BBN Technologies a $10.5 million today to develop what it called "serious games" that result in better decision-making by teaching players to recognize and diminish the effects of their own biases when analyzing information used to make decisions. Under a contract from the government's cutting edge research group, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Raytheon BBN will develop game-based training programs featuring an international detective theme developed by game designers, cognitive psychologists and experts in intelligence analysis and in measuring game-player engagement. In other news: 11 cool robots you may or may not have heard of IARPA said that some research has shown that serious games, what it calls videogames developed for educational, therapeutic, or other non-entertainment purposes, can develop positive learning for real- world skills or behavior changes.

Stephen Hawking: Space Exploration Crucial To Human Survival. Ajax (programming) Ajax is not a single technology, but a group of technologies.

Ajax (programming)

HTML and CSS can be used in combination to mark up and style information. The DOM is accessed with JavaScript to dynamically display, and allow the user to interact with, the information presented. JavaScript and the XMLHttpRequest object provide a method for exchanging data asynchronously between browser and server to avoid full page reloads. Ajax (mythology) Achilles and Ajax play a board game with knucklebones on this late 6th-century lekythos, a type of oil-storing vessel associated with funeral rites Ajax or Aias (/ˈeɪdʒæks/ or /ˈaɪ.əs/; Ancient Greek: Αἴας, gen.

Ajax (mythology)

Αἴαντος) was a mythological Greek hero, the son of King Telamon and Periboea, and the half-brother of Teucer.[1] He plays an important role in Homer's Iliad and in the Epic Cycle, a series of epic poems about the Trojan War. _lhzn2oHvXZ1qfq1lso1_500.jpg (495×353) Annie Murphy Paul on Salman Khan: The New Andrew Carnegie. Meet Salman Khan, your child’s new teacher.

Annie Murphy Paul on Salman Khan: The New Andrew Carnegie

If you haven’t heard of Khan, rest assured that your son or daughter is in good hands. He has four degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard. He got a perfect score on the math portion of his SAT. And he’s very experienced, having taught more than 85 million lessons to students all over the world. Geosmin. Geosmin is an organic compound with a distinct earthy flavor and aroma, and is responsible for the earthy taste of beets and a contributor to the strong scent (petrichor) that occurs in the air when rain falls after a dry spell of weather or when soil is disturbed.


It is produced by a type of Actinobacteria. In chemical terms, it is a bicyclic alcohol with formula C12H22O, a derivative of decalin. Its name is derived from the Greek γεω- "earth" and ὀσμή "smell". Production[edit] Geosmin is produced by the gram-positive bacteria Streptomyces, a genus of Actinobacteria in the order Actinomycetales, and released when these microorganisms die. Listomania-1-1.jpg (1600×1045) Has Occupy Wall Street Outworn Its Welcome? "Cookie Monster" Offers Best Explanation Yet for Occupy Wall Street. ​A guy calling himself Cookie Monster has written what looks to us like the most clear and persuasive explanation for the Occupy movement we've seen anywhere, a copy-and-pastable screed that everyone should send to their crazy aunts and skeptical grandfolks.

"Cookie Monster" Offers Best Explanation Yet for Occupy Wall Street

Admittedly, we don't know for sure that the following bit of Cookie Monster/#OWS brilliance was penned by a guy. But it turned up in an Onion AV Club comment thread on an article about how some "Muppet insiders" are feeling squeamish about that upcoming new Muppet movie, and to argue the fundamentals of the American economy in such a forum seems awfully boyish, so the evidence is good enough for us.

(The Av Club, remember, is the not made-up Onion site that lavishes serious attention on everything that matters in pop culture, especially Community. And Cookie Monster, remember, is these days a reformed glutton, so who better to school the world on the ways of the 1 percent?) Seven Awful Things Ann Coulter Just Said About Occupy Wall Street - San Francisco Art. ​Ann Coulter's job is to say as many awful things as she can in the increasingly tiny slices of media time that she is afforded.

Seven Awful Things Ann Coulter Just Said About Occupy Wall Street - San Francisco Art

Currently, she's peddling her book on talk radio stations around the country and probably wishing the folks at Fox would call her more often. This morning, she telephoned Bryan Sussman at KSFO, San Francisco's official media home for people who complain all day that their views have no media home. As you might expect, they talked about her book (SPOILER: The villain is liberals!)

As well as the Occupy movement. The largest numbers of gamblers come from poorest segment of population, says Florida Family Policy Council. In the ongoing war about gambling in Florida, some critics have turned to the Bible to state their case.

The largest numbers of gamblers come from poorest segment of population, says Florida Family Policy Council

The Florida Family Policy Council, an Orlando-based conservative Christian organization, has sided with gambling opponents. In a post on its blog, the council poses the question Is Gambling Morally Wrong? The blog post from Oct. 20, 2011, uses partial quotes from Wayne Grudem, a theology professor at Phoenix Seminary in Arizona and author of the book Politics According to the Bible: Barack Obama. 25 Worst Passwords of 2011. Pro tip: choosing "password" as your online password is not a good idea.

25 Worst Passwords of 2011

In fact, unless you're hoping to be an easy target for hackers, it's the worst password you can possibly choose. "Password" ranks first on password management application provider SplashData's annual list of worst internet passwords, which are ordered by how common they are. ("Passw0rd," with a numeral zero, isn't much smarter, ranking 18th on the list.) The list is somewhat predictable: Sequences of adjacent numbers or letters on the keyboard, such as "qwerty" and "123456," and popular names, such as "ashley" and "michael," all are common choices. Lorem ipsum. Using lorem ipsum to focus attention on graphic elements in a webpage design proposal The lorem ipsum text is typically a mangled section of De finibus bonorum et malorum, a 1st-century BC Latin text by Cicero, with words altered, added, and removed that make it nonsensical, improper Latin.[1] Example text[edit] A common form of lorem ipsum reads:

BBC Radio 4 Programmes - In Our Time, Inspiration and Genius. Melvyn Bragg explores genius and inspiration. “When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him”. So said Jonathon Swift, many people’s choice for a genius himself. kEdw6.jpg (3072×2048) Socionic Types of Famous People: Type Changes. Guidelines for Typing Famous People. Socionists are very interested in determining the types of famous people and understanding how socionic type plays out in history, in the arts, in social life, and in other areas of human achievement. How can one analyze objectively people one doesn't know personally, who are long dead, or who appeared imbalanced and neurotic (like Hitler, for example)? Theoretical background Let us review for a moment some very fundamental concepts of socionics, taken from The Socion, or Socionics Basics, by Aushra Augusta (emphasis added by me):

User:Rick DeLong/Famous People. Socionic Types of Famous People. And Visual Identification of Types. Types and celebrities. V.I. Celebrity Benchmark List (June 2007) Celebrity Benchmark List. How Walmart Is Changing China - Magazine. The world’s biggest corporation and the world’s most populous nation have launched a bold experiment in consumer behavior and environmental stewardship: to set green standards for 20,000 suppliers making several hundred thousand items sold to billions of shoppers worldwide.

My Parents Were Home Schooling Anarchists. High childhood IQ linked to subsequent illicit drug use, research suggests. A high childhood IQ may be linked to subsequent illegal drug use, particularly among women, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Leninism. Fabian Society. Praxis (process) Leninism. Vanguard party. Revolutionary. TEDTalks Audio Podcasts. Easily Track and Share Twitter Conversations. Visibo Product Updates. Tag Clouds Gallery: Examples And Good Practices - Smashing Magazine.

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Berzerk (Arcade) Gameplay. Berzerk. Polybius square. Polybius (video game) Roll over, Frank Miller: or why the Occupy Wall Street Kids are Better than the #$%! Spartans. Sopa condemned by web giants as 'internet blacklist bill' Google HTML converter becomes Flash Pro plug-in. Wind Electricity To Be Fully Competitive With Natural Gas by 2016, Says Bloomberg New Energy Finance. When Einstein wrote to Gandhi. Geographic determinism. Environmental determinism. The Social Graph is Neither.

Seniors get socialism, young Americans get debt. National-geographic-milky-way-reference-map1.jpg (6000×3887) Finance Addict. Orders of magnitude (speed) Helios (spacecraft) Ancient bronze artifact from East Asia unearthed at Alaska archaeology site. Should We Ban Cigarettes? - Peter Singer. Infographic-of-the-Day-Simpson-characters-vs-their-voice-515-full.jpg (1024×729) It is the woman who pays. The Reason I love living in Norway. Atheism. Madalyn Murray O'Hair. 'True 3D' Display Using Laser Plasma Technology #DigInfo. Scientists unearthing major whale fossil hoard in Chile. Weird Video Shoot (Part 2 - again!) China: Google Earth spots huge, unidentified structures in Gobi desert.

Congress: Trading stock on inside information? - 60 Minutes. Frank Miller Doesn't Think Much of Occupy Wall Street. United States presidential line of succession. wZI1A.jpg (637×5081) What caused the financial crisis? The Big Lie goes viral. RIAA: Google Refused to Remove MP3 Download App. Hands down, best prank ever against women ! Pristine Big Bang gas found › News in Science (ABC Science) The Rules.

Video shows man being punched at Red Line stop amid laughs and taunts - Father's homemade machine helps disabled son to walk. Amazing Colourized Combat Footage From WW2 (High Quality) Keen On… The Three Cardinal Rules for Startup Entrepreneurs (Learn These and You’ll Become a Billionaire) Google Buys Contextual Rich News Browsing Startup Apture To Beef Up Chrome.