Print Story Going to be gone for about a week
By gzt (Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 10:13:57 AM EST) gzt, finish work, travel, conference, textbook, debt, chess, school, data science (all tags)
Vising schools, a monastery. Will have limited connectivity. Therefore, big questions about social order will be deferred until my return. I will definitely be thinking about them, though.

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Print Story Debt: A Pretty Good Book
By gzt (Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 09:37:12 AM EST) gzt, debt, rich, powerful, poor, political theory (all tags)
I'm reading Debt and I highly recommend it. It has a few prerequisites, and the more background one has, the better, but the author is very thorough, so if you lack in European history, he tells you pretty much all you need to know on that end - it's just better if you already have a framework for it. You're quite likely not to have the background in Chinese history, or Indian history, or Sumerian history, or African history, etc, so a lack of prior knowledge isn't a barrier to entry.

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Print Story I made bean burritos last night
By gzt (Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 01:47:29 PM EST) gzt, police, state, death, rich, debt, numerical analysis, john carter, beans, john ritter, latex (all tags)
garlic reminded me that the NATO/G8 protests coming up in May will likely be very annoying. Not only will there be anarchists, but there will be police as well. Not sure which I dislike more. Probably the police, since the police will shoot you if they have to, and their definition of "necessity" can sometimes be fairly lax. They can arrest you and charge you with a felony if you videotape them or record them without their consent (up to 15 years per count!). They can club you on the head and pepper spray you for almost any reason during what can be called a protest without any fear of recourse. Anarchists just smell bad and muck up traffic. Sometimes they might break a window.

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Print Story TGIF
Working life
By georgeha (Fri Apr 11, 2008 at 07:27:04 AM EST) chess, beer, hexity goodness, debt, Aussie films, kull wahid (all tags)
for I am forced to finish my diary. It's also been a very busy week.

Plus Lantana, Dune, sitting, making up for failed local government, stimulating the economy, Years of Rice and Salt, playing to my strengths and less.

Poll: Taxes done?

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By georgeha (Fri Jun 01, 2007 at 08:12:28 AM EST) Squad Leader, debt, June moon spoon (all tags)
It was a short week, so I had to slack extra hard to make up for it.

Plus, you can pay them off? hexity goodness, a hectic/relaxing weekend and less.

Poll: Favorite part of June?

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Print Story Hey gang, let's put on a show
By georgeha (Tue Mar 13, 2007 at 06:07:24 AM EST) DST, hex and counter goodness, Exodus, debt (all tags)
and I have a few hours alone to engage in a nerdy teenage boy pursuit.

Plus, the Ten Commandments, Venus Beauty Institute, you don't need to be a weatherman, talent show, financial jujitsu, back on more drugs, and less.

Poll: How has the DST change affected you?

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