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Ben Morgan
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The Birth of the Modern Political Campaign
This post examines the roots of the modern political campaign by showing the original conversation that gave birth to the modern political strategies we see in common use today (between a political candidate and his lead advisor): Candidate [C]: Gentlemen, ...

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+Steven Kling You can set this in the about:config, just as stated above.  I just tested on FF 32.  

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Holding on to Your Worldview
Lots of people wonder how they can really believe in anything when the world is full of so much insanity.  The internet only makes things worse, because any yahoo can spout off about anything they want to using their own personal blog.  Present company exce...

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Facts Are Such Jerks. I Really Hate Them.
All facts ever do is get in the way of making a really good point. For example, I know a person, who we'll call Robert Dumbdumb.  Everyone knows that little Bobby Dumbdumb is, well, a dumbdumb.  The other day he was over at my house.  I left the room for a ...

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Letters to the Editor
Today, I'm going to respond to some questions and comments related (and in some cases, completely unrelated) to this blog.  Here they are: In your  last post , you described a Scrabble game in which the human participant used the words "cylinder" and "zeitg...

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Trash Talking Robots
I recently read about a college that created a robot that can play scrabble with people .  The only problem is that this robot is a sore loser that gets angry and trash talks when it does not win.  Because it is not the brightest at scrabble, it tends to be...

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Life Insurance Questions
Getting life insurance is a process full of many questions for the prospective insured to answer.  Unfortunately, the questions are unbearably dull, and no one even knows what most of them mean.  Here is how a life insurance questionnaire should look: In th...

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Wearable Computers
It used to be so easy to interact with other human beings.  All it took was the ability to string together a combination of vocal sounds and hand gestures that would be understandable to another person.  That person would watch and listen, then respond with...

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I'm ERROR: MATCHING CHARACTER NOT FOUND. Who Are You?
I've been seeing a lot of people post the results of various quizzes they've taken that identify them with a character in a movie, video game, deck of cards, or something similar.  These are the kind that have a tag line something like this: I took [shamele...

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Leadership
People often ask "how do I become a great leader?"  Well, they don't ask ME that.  In fact, no one ever asks me what I think about anything, because they really don't want to know. "Hey Ben - what are you thinking?" "I'm thinking of the best way to get peop...
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