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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. Detroit light-rail project's path to funding to get easier Detroit light-rail project's path to funding to get easier
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. 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. Aldous Huxley
Layer 8: Raytheon gets $10.5M to develop "serious games" Layer 8: Raytheon gets $10.5M to develop "serious games" These aren't your basic video gaming systems here. 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.
TORONTO - Stephen Hawking says the colonization of outer space is key to the survival of humankind, predicting it will be difficult for the world's inhabitants "to avoid disaster in the next hundred years." The renowned astrophysicist explores some of the most remarkable advancements in technology and health with the new U.K.-Canadian series "Brave New World With Stephen Hawking," debuting Saturday on Discovery World HD. Stephen Hawking: Space Exploration Crucial To Human Survival Stephen Hawking: Space Exploration Crucial To Human Survival
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Meet Salman Khan, your child’s new teacher. 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. Annie Murphy Paul on Salman Khan: The New Andrew Carnegie Annie Murphy Paul on Salman Khan: The New Andrew Carnegie
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Has Occupy Wall Street Outworn Its Welcome?
​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. 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?) "Cookie Monster" Offers Best Explanation Yet for Occupy Wall Street "Cookie Monster" Offers Best Explanation Yet for Occupy Wall Street
Seven Awful Things Ann Coulter Just Said About Occupy Wall Street - San Francisco Art 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. 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.
Florida | 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 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:
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25 Worst Passwords of 2011 Pro tip: choosing "password" as your online password is not a good idea. 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. Other common choices, such as "monkey" and "shadow," are harder to explain.
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] Lorem ipsum
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Socionic Types of Famous People: Type Changes
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): In other words, all people have a lopsided information structure; some kinds of information they reflect upon within themselves but do not share with others, while other kinds of information they consistently convey to others and actively implement in their surroundings. Often a brief glance at a person or a superficial study of his life is sufficient to see which kinds of information he focuses on pursuing and passing on to others, and which he mostly ignores. Guidelines for Typing Famous People
News November 2012: The website is being transferred to my personal website,, as a sub-domain. An automatic redirect will be installed. This is to save money on hosting and for other reasons which will shortly be made public. Updates October 2012: Richard Feynman (LIE) June 2012: Allan Holdsworth (SLI) February 2012: Working on guitarist typings: Di Meola, Zappa, etc. User:Rick DeLong/Famous People
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