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M.S. Patterson
Scientist, sometime artist, sometime writer.
Scientist, sometime artist, sometime writer.
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Getting grub installed on my "fake raid" mirror with windows 7 and crunchbang is proving to be something of a challenge.
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Hello again, kiddos.  Been a while, hasn't it? I have been quite busy PhDing, and in particular working on an NSF grant. Exciting times. I do have several blog posts I want to write, on the illusion of linearity in human systems, and other things. Today, ho...
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This is quite useful, and should only get more so.
Best app on google play: spread the news: +Harry Ledley (the creator of the black bar app sorter extension) is our savior for the new Google app launcher! I asked him 2 days ago if could do the same thing for the new app launcher. Today he emailed me back telling me that the app was ready! I tried it and this is bloody awesome. Harry is now working to improve the extension to delete apps you don't want or ass new ones (Google Scholar or our beloved Biocultural Landscape & Seascape Community BCLS on Google+).
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Harry - thank you this - you are my savior. 

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/big-g-web-app-picker-fixe/dccbbopoebplbnghmemhflnidkpjcafm
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So, +Christopher Wright , when are you going to sue Simon Pegg for biting Curveball's character design?
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Some interesting thoughts, here.  
I've seen on more than one occasion this uncomfortable disconnect, in which people know that the people they are trying to work with would just as soon see them die in a fire.  And yet they don't know what else to do, other than try to form alliances with forces that have deep apathy regarding environmental issue, because those forces are "needed" to achieve the goal. 

Klein, I think, is correct in saying that it's probably better to do an end-run around these forces that will likely betray you the moment it's convenient for them to do so. It has to come from the people. That's why it worked, in the 70s. Congress was scared of the people.

The forces opposed to environmental protection have gotten good at "arguing" their case to the public, and slinging mud at environmentalists. And the environmental movement sometimes doesn't do itself any favors on this front, either, by choosing the wrong targets to attack and by letting truly radical elements end up center-stage. 

It seems clear to me that we really need to focus on the public, on the people, and making them our partners. Not big business and government. 
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Black pepper, honey, strawberries.
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Someone is going up the space needle at 3:30 in the morning. In the fog.
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Note to Self: Write blog post about the Illusion of Linear Processes.
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