This is the best summary of the web browser that I have ever read. It's by the always-entertaining . Some choice cuts:
Describing why the Web is horrible is like describing why it's horrible to drown in an ocean composed of pufferfish that are pregnant with tiny Freddy Kruegers—each detail is horrendous in isolation, but the aggregate sum is delightfully arranged into a hate flower that blooms all year.
People were begging for a combination of Self, LISP, and C in the same way that the denizens of Middle Earth were begging Saruman to breed Orcs and men to make Uruk-Hai.
That [i.e. the "defensive semicolon"] is the saddest programming concept that I've every heard, and I am fluent in C++.
Google Docs viewer link for those (like me) who don't trust PDFs:
"So the question, then, is for conservatives: on what major policies is the bulk of the Democratic Party establishment ignoring — or, Norquist-like, promising to ignore — the evidence? And if that behavior isn't as prevalent among Democrats, why is that?"
This is a balanced and thoughtful piece from (that mentions Professor Krugman) on why facts have such a liberal bias. Of course the facts do not have any bias, it is the people "interpreting" or willfully ignoring the facts.
To answer Ezra's question, is there a liberal equivalent of climate denial, the answer is clearly no.
To forestall some needless debate, let me mention (and you can go Google and check) that vaccine denial and GMO paranoia are equally prevalent among conservatives and liberals.
There is without a doubt a very very strong anti-Science faction in the republican party who hates and fears Science, Technology, and Progress.
Great article with solid info by the superb
- Trinity College, DublinComputer Science, 1990 - 1994
- O'Connell School (secondary school)1985 - 1990
A free and open world depends on a free and open web. | Google
A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet. Governments alone, working behind closed doors, should not direct its future. The
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Public information from Google that is shared with open source communities working on projects such as OAuth, OpenSocial, OpenID, SAML, etc.
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