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I don't have tinnitus at the moment, but your video turned out to be spectacularly good self-massage. Thank you very much.

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You guys might like James Scott's work-- he's less extreme, but he did start by studying government-enforced names (and restrictions on nomadism) and has since written Two Cheers for Anarchism and The Art of Not Being Governed.

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Queen Elizabeth 1 was involved in the colonization of America. That's why there's a state called Virginia. http://www.rmg.co.uk/explore/sea-and-ships/in-depth/elizabeth/elizabeth's-adventurers/colonizing-america

I don't think there can be a time when intelligent beings have all the information, though it might be possible to have a time when none of them can conceal such information as they've got from each other.

More diversity of leadership might be a good idea. We've already managed to limit the aggressiveness of leaders by having a strong custom of democratically elected leaders leave at the end of their terms.

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I'm taking the course for free, and I've gotten a notification that I'm supposed to turn in problem set 1 today, but I don't see any way to turn it in. What am I missing?
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Happy to help :) If you run into any specific problems, feel free to ask. People are friendly here. Plus, they've said they'll run the MIT class every term, so there'll be lots of opportunities to take more tries at it :)
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This isn't about Uprooted, but that alright, much as I'd like to hear about Uprooted.

It's about the history and practices of fanfiction, a very successful gift economy, and what can happen when people care tremendously about what they're doing and giving pleasure to each other and money isn't involved.

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A lot of good sense there, but I wonder what would happen if Portal tried pursuing flexibility in how he treats his students.

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I liked the exploding popsicle stick effects.

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I was recently reading about the problems have having a significant chunk of your social life hosted by a Large Unaccountable Organization. It's a real problem. Even though privacy issues are serious and apt to happen more often, the LUO could go away, or cease to support the social medium, or break it some way or other.

Even if you've saved your posts and the comments on them, it's going to be hard to rebuild the social connections, especially if there's anonymity.

Could a distributed system (like the old Napster?) be a solution? I honestly don't know.
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I keep my lj a bit more anonymous than yours, no element of my real name, and i don't post it in places like this, but I will friend you there momentarily.  Like you, I mostly use my lj for personal news, discoveries related to my own health recovering from lyme disease etc. 
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