THE GUN.: Libyan Wealth, Interrupted. →
cjchivers: The brown ridges of Safit, one of the many small villages in Libya’s Nafusa mountains, present mostly a panorama of an impoverished and nearly pastoral life. This is a region of small houses, dirt roads and olive and fig groves under a usually cloudless North African sky. But being only a…
Mark Richardson: Feature That I'll Never Write But... →
markrichardson: Something about how Tumblr is transforming our relationship to the still image. Tumblr alone isn’t doing it, of course (it’s not that big), but it’s a very concentrated example of something that happens online in general. Still images are becoming a new kind of language. They’re used to…
xentropy: Candie’s Spring 2012 Campaign Sizzle || Lea Michele
We live in an amazing world and it’s wasted on the crappiest generation of...– Louis CK Hard to remember how awesome technology already is. (via liannakristine)
you know what’s great about new york? the threshold for citizenship as a new...– anthony bourdain on the layover, 24 hours in nyc (via sepiabeauty)
THE GUN.: Libyan Trophies, and Libyan Gems. →
cjchivers: Everyone has their own definition of trophy; this would fit within mine. Behold, hanging by its tail, a freshly caught wahoo, on display in a fish market and restaurant on the edge of Tripoli. Tyler Hicks, Ben Solomon and I have been busy with a project, and out working all of each day. We’re…
Migrants Trapped in Tripoli Need Aid and... →
doctorswithoutborders: Hundreds of vulnerable migrants and refugees in Tripoli are living in appalling conditions without proper medical care or security. MSF has begun providing basic health care to two communities of displaced foreign nationals in need of urgent protection and assistance.
An exchange about same sex marriage
Elisabeth Sandlund, editor of the Swedish Christian newspaper ‘Dagen’: I cannot find a single word in the Bible, supporting the idea of same sex marriage.
K G Hammar, former Arch Bishop of the Church of Sweden, the largest Lutheran church in the world: True, but at the same time you will find hundreds of passages supporting the idea that women shouldn't express their opinions in public, so if I were you, I'd use quotes from the Bible far more cautiously.
Perry Dropping Out; Will Endorse Gingrich →
nationaljournal: “Rick Perry plans to drop out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination on Thursday and will endorse Newt Gingrich, sources tell National Journal. Perry will make the announcement in North Charleston at 11 a.m.”
Shalin Says...: Merging Lucene and Solr →
A couple of weeks back, Apache Lucene Committer and PMC member, Michael McCandless started a discussion on factoring out a shared, standalone Analysis package for Lucene, Solr and Nutch. During the discussions, Yonik Seeley, Solr Creator, proposed merging the development of Lucene and Solr….
The least that any governor owes any president is respect. It’s more than...– Arizona Republic columnist EJ MONTINI, regarding governor Jan Brewer’s disgraceful, impolitic behavior toward the President yesterday. Yep. (via inothernews)
A 1992 report entitled ‘The Effect of Country Music on Suicide’ demonstrated...– David Mitchell, The Unbelievable Truth (via cocknbull)
I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the...– Sylvia Plath (via incorrectsylviaplathquotes)
Those Damned SEALs. (And Human Rights Advocates,...
cjchivers: Part III of the follow-up on the Qaddafi forces’ use of cluster munitions in Misurata is up on the At War blog. In which an on-line phenomenon — the invented counter-narrative — is examined. A snip from the kicker sums it up: “The evidence points in only one direction.” You can read the rest here.
#occupywallstreet: European day of action against... →
peak-society: Left Wing Organisations and Libertarian(not american tea party shit) Grassroots Unions Call for an International Day of Action march31.net During an international meeting in December 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, several left wing organisations and grassroots unions from…
Codeshal: Dear Google, Please Stop Hitting... →
codeshal: I’m really rooting for Google. I believe in Android as a bulwark against iPhone’s greedy closed system of iTunes and its hypocritically Orwellian “freedom from porn” (and its “we’ve already solved podcasts” (and its love of Hitler (and its intolerance for satire))). (Plus Android’s Gmail,…