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Off Topic: Regulate This

This has never happened before. I’ve been perusing The Financial Times for as long as I can remember, and not once have I ever read something that scared me. Or maybe not scared—struck fear in my heart. Until today. Proposal for global regulation of web (FT) Meanwhile, Reuters is the one place on the web […]

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The Accidental Diarist

The Accidental Diarist. New essay from Christian Adams. While in the process of defining the term, it occurred to me that only an egghead would spend any amount of time thinking about how to characterize an individual who thinks too much. However, that’s doesn’t quite get us all the way there. In American slang, egghead […]

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Off Topic: Not Getting Enough Eno in Your Life?

Maybe this guy can help. Those of you who have perused The Pure Genius or Completely Retarded Slideshow will be familiar with the concept: some things just don’t translate very well. Attempts to meet standards of cross-cultural communication often result in vaguely amusing to downright offensive messages. Not so with today’s happy accident. Now if […]

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Off Topic: The Dollars and Sense of Health Care

My extended visit to Taipei City Hospital Renai Branch in Taiwan, was the result of an “atypical infection of unknown origin,” and mercifully ended today (08/20/12), after six long days and five nights. Though the illness was never life-threatening, it continues to perplex the doctors, and this ordeal is far from over, albeit on an […]