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Daniel Dos Santos Daniel Dos Santos is a professional freelance illustrator working in a variety of genres including novels, comics and film. He has worked for clients such as Disney, Universal Studios, Penguin Books, Random House, Tor books, UpperDeck, Wizards of the Coast, and DC Comics. Link: www.dandossantos.com Wired 4.12: Mother Earth Mother Board The hacker tourist ventures forth across the wide and wondrous meatspace of three continents, chronicling the laying of the longest wire on Earth. In which the hacker tourist ventures forth across the wide and wondrous meatspace of three continents, acquainting himself with the customs and dialects of the exotic Manhole Villagers of Thailand, the U-Turn Tunnelers of the Nile Delta, the Cable Nomads of Lan tao Island, the Slack Control Wizards of Chelmsford, the Subterranean Ex-Telegraphers of Cornwall, and other previously unknown and unchronicled folk; also, biographical sketches of the two long-dead Supreme Ninja Hacker Mage Lords of global telecommunications, and other material pertaining to the business and technology of Undersea Fiber-Optic Cables, as well as an account of the laying of the longest wire on Earth, which should not be without interest to the readers of Wired. Information moves, or we move to it. During the decades after Morse's "What hath God wrought!"

Verdad y Racionalidad en Richard Rorty undefined Alfonso Galindo Hervás ® Comunicación 1. Propongo una simplificación metodológica: dividir en tres los paradigmas desde los que se ha comprendido el conocimiento, la relación del hombre con la verdad. En este escrito defenderé dos cosas: que permanecemos en el paradigma platónico-cristiano y que una vida democrática exige asumir como paradigma gnoseológico cierto retorno a la intuición de Protágoras. Sin pretender un juicio completo, menos aún definitivo, sobre la filosofía platónica, es sin embargo claro que para Platón sólo desde el mundo ideal es ordenable el caótico mundo sensible, siendo la trascendencia de tal mundo lo que conduciría al aristocratismo del saber. En el universo cristiano, el acceso a la análoga Verdad divina es diferente. Todo es distinto en Protágoras. 2. Demasiado grosero como para parecer amable a estas alturas de siglo, el añejo concepto de "naturaleza humana" ha debido sufrir un lavado de cara. 3. Tal concepción del conocimiento es holista. 4. 5. 6. 7.

The Top 100 Alternative Search Engines Written by Charles S. Knight, SEO, and edited by Richard MacManus. The Top 100 is listed at the end of the analysis. Ask anyone which search engine they use to find information on the Internet and they will almost certainly reply: "Google." But it's not just the sheer number of them that makes them worthy of attention; each one of these search engines has that standard "About Us" link at the bottom of the homepage. The Search Homepage In order to address their claims systematically, it helps to group them into categories and then compare them to their Google counterparts. Google has successfully made their site the front door through which everyone passes in order to access the Internet. A second example comes from Simply Google. Artificial Intelligence A second arena is sometimes referred to as Natural Language Processing (NLP), or Artificial Intelligence (AI). Google's approach, Google Answers, was to enlist a cadre of "experts." Clustering Engines Recommendation Search Engines

eipcp.net Biogas Pipes carrying biogas (foreground), natural gas and condensate Biogas typically refers to a mixture of gases produced by the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. Biogas can be produced from regionally available raw materials such as recycled waste. It is a renewable energy source and in many cases exerts a very small carbon footprint. The gases methane, hydrogen, and carbon monoxide (CO) can be combusted or oxidized with oxygen. Biogas can be compressed, the same way natural gas is compressed to CNG, and used to power motor vehicles. Production[edit] Biogas production in rural Germany Biogas is practically produced as landfill gas (LFG) or digested gas. Landfill gas[edit] Landfill gas is produced by wet organic waste decomposing under anaerobic conditions in a landfill.[7][8] The waste is covered and mechanically compressed by the weight of the material that is deposited above. The methane in biogas is 20 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Benefits[edit]

Pynchon's Prophecies of Cyberspace Brian Stonehill English/Media Studies Pomona College Claremont, California USAbstonehill@pomona.edu Delivered at the first international conference on Pynchon, the University of Warwick, England, November 1994. ON THE FACE OF THINGS, it would seem paradoxical if not plainly contradictory to claim Thomas Pynchon for the pantheon of cyberspace prophets. For one thing, the most challenging and most rewarding novelist of our period would seem to have a pronounced aversion to anything binary. How can cybernauts and cyberpunks have the nerve to claim Pynchon as a literary ancestor, when the implied author of Gravity's Rainbow so clearly thinks of the digital domain as fodder for fascism and as hospitable only to the forces of dehumanization? Take Ned Pointsman, for instance, the evil experimental psychologist who can't wait to get his hands on a human subject. in the domain of zero to one, not-something to something, Pointsman can only possess the zero and the one. The wave of the future (580)

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