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Sci-Fi
By gzt (Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 07:20:47 PM EST) gzt, 1kbwc, 1000 blank white cards, teaching, classes, car death (all tags)
Bully down in Shinbone Al!

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Print Story Taxation as theft: hardcore edition
Fishies
By gzt (Mon May 20, 2013 at 09:16:54 PM EST) gzt, k-means, failure, classes, doctor hurt, alien, libertarian, property is theft (all tags)
Now, I don't really have a complete axiomatic politics system, as I'm a pragmatist who thinks any system will involve throwing some bodies under the rug. The question is, whose bodies is your system built on? I think axiomatic approaches are self-delusions because you can't get anything a priori, so I don't believe in natural law as such. Revealed truths about government don't tell us we have rights, either, they tell us we have duties and then tell us that politics involve killing people, unfortunately, and there is no just political system, so that's not helpful, either, for the axiomatically inclined, particularly those who make a big fuss about "rights" and "liberties".

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Print Story a terminal case of the sniffles
Software
By gzt (Wed May 08, 2013 at 10:18:24 PM EST) gzt, k-means, head leaking, classes (all tags)
right after my last final yesterday, my throat developed a twinge, by evening it was hurting, and now I have a full-blown case of the sniffles. ugh.

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Print Story resolutions, goals, etc.
Latin
By gzt (Mon Jan 04, 2010 at 11:58:13 AM EST) gzt, classes, resolutions, revolutions, goals (all tags)
I made a few last year, I achieved a few, some others got put aside because of better things that came along. For those keeping score, these were the resolutions:
  1. I will not crush my enemies in 2009.
  2. Battle cosmic evil.
  3. Seek justice.
  4. I suppose I should acquire at least 10 more pounds.
  5. Get out of this crummy job into a real one.
  6. Eat more offal and pack my lunch more often.

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Diary
By LodeRunner (Mon Mar 13, 2006 at 10:51:07 AM EST) classes, research, french, mfc, ramones, linux, wipo (all tags)
So, my tech support issue has been solved. It only took 8 days in the end. (Eight days would be bad if I was a paying customer, but for free service I think it's acceptable.)

Plus:

  • Putting academic life back on track
  • French classes
  • MFC (non-)news
  • less /proc/kcore
  • Teh WIPOpolltamus

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