Pakistan and the US: A too-close embrace? - Features It is of little surprise that in the weeks following the killing of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda’s leader, in a Pakistani military garrison town, the Pakistani relationship with the United States has been described using various analogies of romantic dysfunction: as an abusive relationship, as one partner cheating on another, and as a failing marriage where the partners stay together for the sake of the children. The children, in this case, being various distinct (but linked) violent, armed groups that are waging war on both parties, separately and at times in concert. But if the relationship between these states really is a romantic entanglement gone wrong, then the latest batch of US embassy cables to be leaked by the whistleblowing website Wikileaks is like having access to the email and text message exchanges between the two, revealing the many faces of the partnership. First, however, the facts. The faces of co-operation The latest batch of cables further corroborates those claims.
Famous Oscar Wild quotation | Our Funny Planet No man is rich enough to buy back his past The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast I don`t like principles. I prefer prejudices One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry Life is never fair… An perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes Humanity takes itself too seriously. Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood I am not young enough to know everything We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell I can resist anything but temptation Life is much too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them as much A kiss may ruin a human life I am always astonishing myself. ShareThis
Visualizing the History of Philosophy as a social network: The Problem with Hegel | Design and Analytics Introduction This is Part I of a series. Part II is available here, and has an updated graphic. How Important is Hegel?! I was surprised I hadn't seen this graphic at Drunks and Lampposts made with Gephi until a friend posted it on facebook last week. Using a scrape of the data behind wikipedia's sidebar for philosophers, Simon Rapier put together a fantastic visualization of the schools and interconnections among philosophers. That's a solid aggregation of a lot of humanities information. However, looking at the original graphs on D&L and Griffs, I was struck that Hegel seems far too influential in the domain of philosophers---if you've ever taken the singular continental philosophy course offered by your local analytic university department, you'll know what I mean, that that simply isn't his status in the field. So, to explore why this was the case, I replicated this graph based on Simon's excellent instructions. What I Really Want to do is Direct What happened when I ran it? Undirected
Rocketboom 50 Classic Intelligent Quotes | Status Den 50 intelligent quotes, ideal for Facebook status updates. 1. You can do anything, but not everything. —David Allen 2. Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.
Ecstacy Changes Everything The present moment is really an opening, so it has no duration–you are in the now when time ceases to exist. Perhaps the best way to gain such an experience is to realize that the word present is linked to the word presence. When the present moment becomes filled with a presence that is all-absorbing, completely at peace, and totally satisfying, you are in the now. Presence isn’t an experience. Presence is felt whenever awareness is open enough. The situation at hand doesn’t have to bear any responsibility. Ecstasy changes everything. In the mind’s scrapbook, you can insert a picture of perfect bliss, and that becomes like the first taste of ice cream, an unattainable goal you keep running after, only to find that ecstasy remains out of reach. The secret of ecstasy is that you have to throw it away once you’ve found it. Adapted from The Book of Secrets, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2004).
Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein [Note: This list of Einstein quotes was being forwarded around the Internet in e-mail, so I decided to put it on my web page. I'm afraid I can't vouch for its authenticity, tell you where it came from, who compiled the list, who Kevin Harris is, or anything like that. Still, the quotes are interesting and enlightening.] "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. Copyright: Kevin Harris 1995 (may be freely distributed with this acknowledgement)
Visual Social Network Analysis in R and Gephi Part II | Design and Analytics Resuming from last time, I've made some updates to the philosophers' social network including publishing two interactive maps. Quick introduction: you know that sidebar on wikipedia where it tells you someone was influenced by someone else, linking to them? These graphs are generated from asking wikipedia for a comprehensive list of every philosopher's influence on every other. There are some sample-bias issues and data problems I went over in the first part of the series, but overall it's both beautiful and interesting. Interactive visuals The first lets you zoom dynamically and makes it easier to see local networks. Go ahead, click it. The second lets you actually grab nodes and move them around. Click this, too. Moral of the story The first graphs were pretty, but interactivity is a pretty big deal. Live world tour (of Chicago) ...one day only. I'm presenting this general topic at the Chicago R User Group's meetup October 3rd. Next up And the code
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101 Most Inspiring Quotes of All Time by Celes on Jun 16, 2009 | ShareThis Email This Post This is volume 1 of the 101 Most Inspiring Quotes of All Time Series. Volume 1 Quotes: Inspirational quotes on Life, Purpose, Past/Present/Future, Dreams & Passion, Goals, Hard Work, Change, Truth & Honesty, Imagination & CreativityVolume 2 Quotes: Inspirational quotes on Confidence & Personal Power, Courage & Fear, Obstacles, Failure & SuccessVolume 3 Quotes: Inspirational quotes on Taking Action, Planning, Persistence, Time Management & Productivity, Wealth, Money & Finance, Happiness & Emotional Mastery, LoveVolume 4 Quotes: Inspirational quotes on Learning & Growth, Attitudes & Mindsets, Responsibility, Gratitude & Kindness, Friendship, Leadership, Helping Others, People & The World “I am always doing things I can’t do. That is how I get to do them.” Lately I have been posting inspiring quotes on Facebook and Twitter. The thing I love about inspiring quotes is that they pack so much wisdom in so few words. 101 Most Inspiring Quotes