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marika
January 4th 08, 03:32 AM
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> "Elvira Allen" > wrote in message
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>>I know it sounds like a lot. But, I guess it was
>> printed in small quantities and is rare nowdays.
>> I'd like to have one; but the price was a bit
>> out of my budget.
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> maybe the second statistic is about volume, not acreage?
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> Cory Doctorow's "I, Rowboat" future world AIs cutely used wikis in order
> to
> understand their meaning and sentience in their universe.
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> I bet you could write a wiki about Elvis in this manner.
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "marika" >
> Newsgroups: alt.fan.elvis-costello,alt.usenet.legends.lester-mosley
> Sent: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 11:13 AM
> Subject: big come
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>> Have you read Cory Doctorow's "Overclocked"
>>
>> It contains 2 short stories, "I Robot" and "I, Rowboat" the second of
>> which
>> is the evolution of some AI and the life and career of a rowboat, whose
>> physical appearance or attraction quotient is unknown
>>
>> It would certainly be interesting to have that boat painted by J Turner
>> self
>> immolating which is sort of what it did at the end when it went to heaven
>> or
>> hell or the great afterlife
>>
>> mk5000
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>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "marika" >
>> Newsgroups:
>> soc.culture.europe,soc.culture.usa,soc.culture.jap an,soc.culture.australian,alt.usenet.legends.leste r-mosley
>> Sent: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 11:02 AM
>> Subject: Re: INTERNATIONAL STUFF - Iowa Primaries | Leadership | Darfur |
>> Cirque De Demain | Lyrics
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>>
>>>
>>> "Frank Kalder" > wrote in message
>>> ...
>>> M. K. ~ e-glob, Washington, DC
>>> <<
>>>
>>>> Frank Kalder ~ GLOBAL HAPLIFNET
>>> ~ http://haplifnet.blogspot.com [US+EU Community]
>>> - transatlantic daily -
>>>
>>>
>>> . Iowa Primaries
>>>
>>> Battle in the Corn Fields
>>> By Klaus Brinkbšumer in Iowa
>>>
>>> The United States is a country that likes to explain democracy to
>>> other nations. It is also a country that starts wars to bring
>>> democracy to the world. It allows the candidates for its highest
>>> office, the presidency, to spend a year and a half campaigning,
>>> leaving no stone unturned as it delves into their past. Its political
>>> mood is gauged on a daily basis by anywhere from 10 to 20 opinion
>>> polls... Dec 24,
>>> http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,525230,00.html
>>>
>>>>>
>>>
>>> I don't know it sounds pretty fabulous to me
>>>
>>>
>>> . Leadership
>>>>
>>>> In the meantime, the experiment with the word leader is interesting.
>>>>
>>>> Another thing that the word Fuhrer connotes to a lot of Americans the
>>>> concept of genetic experimentation. Whenever you hear USians talk
>>>> about
>>>> genetic improvement in that era, it's always with a sense of disgust.
>>>>
>>>> Every once in a while though you hear about USians donating eggs and
>>>> sperm
>>>> of either people with high IQs or perceived as attractive, such as
>>>> fashion
>>>> models. But the thought that goes behind that type of genetic
>>>> improvement
>>>> is often glossed over. Very ironic.
>>>>
>>>> Altogether the subjects are touchy.
>>>>
>>> . Darfur
>>>
>>>> Watched a very interesting documentary about Darfur and this shows that
>>>> USians are still turning their heads away from slaughter while
>>>> ironically
>>>> trying to fix countries where there is more oil or otherwise that are
>>>> strategically important.
>>>>
>>>> Humans are so confusing.
>>>>
>>> Indeed. Same is true for EUsians and the ROW.
>>>
>>>> I'm off to the art museum today.
>>>>
>>> __
>>>> "Clouds so swift
>>>> Rain won't lift
>>>> Gate won't close
>>>> Railings froze
>>>> Get your mind off wintertime"
>>>> --dylan, you ain't goin nowhere
>>>>
>>>>
>>> . BAMBI 2007
>>>>
>>>> > > Here's a slide show (41 photos):
>>>> > > www.bunte.de/szene/bambi-2007_did_1183.html
>>>> > > [...]
>>>>
>>>
>>>> > I seem to recognize the names Sabine, Pooth
>>>>
>>>> > I LOVE Armin Mueller Stahl
>>>>
>>> . The Long Run (2000)
>>>
>>>> Nice Movie: http://imdb.com/title/tt0218411
>>> (amongst others I have seen that he has made, but first time for this
>>> one)
>>>>
>>> Ah, thanks for this hint (~must-watch list). It's apparently an
>>> African-European issue.
>>>>
>>> Btw, I just received today an e-mail from my relatives in Cape Town. I
>>> replied immediately (while my yesterday's seasons greetings didn't get
>>> though, apparently cos of an e-address change).
>>>
>>> __
>>>> "This sweater is Ralph Lauren, and I have no pants."
>>>> -- Barry B. Benson: Bee Movie
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>> << . Transatlantic Daily
>>>
>>> Update:
>>> http://haplifnet.blogspot.com/2007/12/multicultural-blogs-update_24.html
>>>
>>> . Cirque De Demain
>>>
>>> http://www.cirquededemain.com I watched this yesterday. Winner (gold)
>>> was a French-Canadian couple with an extremely sexy acrobatic dance
>>> show. Mongol girls (China) got silver; and another Chinese show
>>> (little boys and adults) bronze. There were several silver and bronze
>>> medals for other contestants, in addition.
>>>
>>> There was also a very unique (young) Ukrainian artist with a special
>>> discipline (using a pole) which, they said, the Ukraine is world-
>>> famous for. Forgot the term. Couldn't find it in the net, though,
>>> unfortunately.
>>>>>
>>>
>>> Curiously, the website says it's closed for the holidays.
>>> I assume this is the same event that we sometimes see at the olympics,
>>> perhaps not.
>>> This sounds nice but I will have to try it again tomorrow
>>>
>>> . Xmas - Baltimore & Berlin
>>>
>>> I've discovered a German (...Matt) in MD.
>>> http://bb.focus.de/focus/viewtopic.php?p=1237236&highlight=#1237236
>>>
>>> The comment underneath (by Cane...) describes a German Xmas eve in
>>> Berlin.
>>> Apparently she's got two kiddies (~fashion showing), a husband, dogs,
>>> and a cat.
>>>
>>> . Lyrics
>>>
>>> The ex-moderator Phi (of Felix Austria) is a hobby poet. Many lyrics
>>> are available from him, e.g., Weihnachtswahnsinn (Xmas weirdness).
>>> http://bb.focus.de/focus/viewtopic.php?p=1235916&highlight=#1235916
>>>
>>> <<I made a small rhyme (4 lines)* for him, yesterday:
>>> http://bb.focus.de/focus/viewtopic.php?p=1237196&highlight=#1237196
>>> It includes a link to a benchmark thread (with poll) which I had
>>> initiated recently.
>>> __
>>> * Phonetics: the "i" (ich) sounds like an "e" such as in
>>> "imagination". The _'n_ means "ein" or, in this case, "einen". It's
>>> pronounced like the English "an" (like in "another"). If I wrote in
>>> Austrian slang "an" it would then mean "to" (for regular German
>>> readers).>>
>>>
>>> I don't get it. Did you write the part about dear readers we want to
>>> ask
>>> you a few questions?
>>> Bcause that's all the link shows. When I click on the button, it just
>>> brings me back to that same screen?
>>>
>>>
>>> I ended up going to the National Gallery which is full of classics.
>>> Lots
>>> of
>>> Dutch painters.
>>>
>>> Not much I can say that the pictures won't say for themselves.
>>> We visited 2 in particular
>>>
>>> http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/turnerinfo.shtm
>>>
>>> http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/hopperinfo.shtm
>>>
>>> Hopper's work is seen from time to time in ads. It's pretty
>>> recognizable.
>>>
>>> mk5000
>>>
>>> "Liz Lemon: Why are you wearing a tux?
>>> Jack: It's after 6 o'clock Lemons. What am I, a farmer? "--50 Rock
>>>
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