#41 Vic Chesnutt – Fodder on her wings

Ξ October 31st, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Music |

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Mysterious Letters & Kickstarter

Ξ October 30th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

    We plan to write a letter to everyone on the planet. Including you. And all the people who look a bit like you. And all the people who look absolutely nothing like you. Everyone. Given the gargantuan scale of the task we've already begun, with one (whole) town in Ireland. The letters arrived en masse one morning, bringing widespread smiling and frisky curious shiver. (please see video)

    mysteriousletters.blogspot.com [mysteriousletters.blogspot.com]

    The next town is planned, we want to go further, swifter. We've self funded the Mysterious Letters so far via medical testing on ourselves (violins please) and other such horrors. But now there's this lovely website. The funding will be spent on little stamps, large envelopes, etc. everything we need to research and write to the next entire town. We're continuing Mysterious Letters in a new mysterious location the minute this is over. All of the hundreds of new letters written will be posted on our blog by the end of November.


Ξ October 29th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

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Taken yesterday evening. I was actually trying for 'Glorious Autumn Colour': I kinda missed by a wee bit.

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Vic Chesnutt and Godspeed live

Ξ October 28th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Music |

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Vic Chesnutt

Ξ October 28th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

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From little Chesnutts mighty albums grow.
Best listened to over an open fire.
You'd be conkers to miss it.


XEN 1.0 profile

Ξ October 27th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

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Deer StumbleDevs,

If you could please implement these 'friending' relationships ASAP, that would be just great.


    Someone whom has a particular interest in defeating you and you in them. Symmetric. At most one.
    Nemesis is now used as a term used to describe one's worst enemy. Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty are examples of nemeses.

    Someone who you are an enemy with. Often symmetric. Opposite of friend.

    Someone who annoys you but not to the point of antagonism.

    An evil twin is the concept in fiction of someone equal to a character in all respects, except for a radically inverted morality. Symmetric.
    If the evil twin is literally a twin brother or sister, it should be combined with the XFN value of sibling.
    The evil twin value can be applied to a version of yourself from an alternate universe or timeline. The Star Trek episode Mirror, Mirror contains the canonical example of an alternate universe evil twin. The presence of a goatee beard is often a dead giveaway.

    Someone in the same field of study/activity with whom you are vying for recognition and/or advancement. Often symmetric.

    Someone who makes you feel furious. Opposite of muse.
    In Roman mythology, the furies were hideous snake-haired monsters from who pursued unpunished criminals.
    People who infuriate you do not need to know you personally e.g. an incompetent president or a self-righteous rockstar.

    Someone who instills a feeling of creepiness in you. Opposite of crush.
    That guy.


John Siracusa / Rose-DB – search.cpan.org

Ξ October 27th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

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CC© rore

    In The Storm Of Roses

    Wherever we turn in the storm of roses,
    the night is lit up by thorns, and the thunder
    of leaves, once so quiet within the bushes,
    rumbling at our heels.

    --Ingeborg Bachmann



Ξ October 25th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

Denise Howell

    We present an analysis of the statistical properties and growth of the free on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia. By describing topics by vertices and hyperlinks between them as edges, we can represent this encyclopedia as a directed graph. The topological properties of this graph are in close analogy with those of the World Wide Web, despite the very different growth mechanism. In particular, we measure a scale-invariant distribution of the in and out degree and we are able to reproduce these features by means of a simple statistical model. As a major consequence, Wikipedia growth can be described by local rules such as the preferential attachment mechanism, though users, who are responsible of its evolution, can act globally on the network.


Basic reproduction number – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ξ October 24th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

    In epidemiology, the basic reproduction number (sometimes called basic reproductive rate or basic reproductive ratio) of an infection is the mean number of secondary cases a typical single infected case will cause in a population with no immunity to the disease in the absence of interventions to control the infection. It is often denoted R0 . This metric is useful because it helps determine whether or not an infectious disease will spread through a population. The roots of the basic reproduction concept can be traced through the work of Alfred Lotka, Ronald Ross, and others, but its first modern application in epidemiology was by George MacDonald in 1952, who constructed population models of the spread of malaria.


    R0 < 1

    the infection will die out in the long run (provided infection rates are constant). But if

    R0 > 1

    the infection will be able to spread in a population. Large values of R0 may indicate the possibility of a major epidemic.

    Generally, the larger the value of R0 , the harder it is to control the epidemic. In particular, the proportion of the population that needs to be vaccinated to provide herd immunity and prevent sustained spread of the infection is given by 1 - 1/R0 . The basic reproductive rate is affected by several factors including the duration of infectivity of affected patients, the infectiousness of the organism, and the number of susceptible people in the population that the affected patients are in contact with


Pink Punk | …and I am no Johnny Rotten walk-over!

Ξ October 22nd, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

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