Absolutely no sugar coating allowed.
Absolutely no sugar coating allowed.
The National Library of Norway is planning to digitize all the books by the mid 2020s.
Yes. All. The. Books. In Norwegian, at least. Hundreds of thousands of them. Every book in the library’s holdings.
By law, “all published content, in all media, [must] be deposited with the National Library of Norway,” so when the library is finished scanning, the entire record of a people’s language and literature will be machine-readable and sitting in whatever we call the cloud in 15 years.
If you happen to be in Norway, as measured by your IP address, you will be able to access all 20th-century works, even those still under copyright. Non-copyrighted works from all time periods will be available for download.
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Take lesson rest of world. Information must be restructured.
Later in 2006, after the immigrant crime debate gained momentum, US Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) asserted a day without immigrants would save the lives of 12 US citizens who would otherwise die a violent death at the hands of murderous illegal aliens each dayThis guy has been reelected 3 times since he said that.
Scott Walker, the battle-hardened governor of Wisconsin, is the candidate that the factional candidates should fear. Not only does he seem poised to run—he released a book last week—but he possesses the tools and positions necessary to unite the traditional Republican coalition and marginalize its discontents.Scott Walker Could Reunite the GOP (via thenewrepublic)
Today in Thailand (Dec. 2, 2013)
1. A Thai Buddhist monk puts on a gas mask as riot police use water cannon and tear gas while anti-government protesters attempt to remove barricades outside Government House in Bangkok. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)
2. Anti-government protesters use plastic bags to cover their heads during a clashes with the police at the metropolitan police headquarters in Bangkok. (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)
3. Anti-government protesters flee as riot policemen use water cannon during clashes with the police the metropolitan police headquarters in Bangkok. (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)
4. An anti-government protester throws a rock at Thai riot police as they attempt to remove barricades outside Government House in Bangkok. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)
5. Riot police look over the fence towards anti-government protesters attacking their position near the Government house in Bangkok. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters)
6. An anti-government protester carries a Thai flag adorned with used teargas canisters as they attempt to remove barricades outside Government House in Bangkok. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)
7. Photographers help an injured protester after clashes broke out with the riot police near the Government House in Bangkok. (Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)
8. An anti-government protester throws a teargas canister at Thai riot police as they attempt to remove barricades outside Government House in Bangkok. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)
9. Protesters hold colourful balloons in Bangkok. (Mast Irham/EPA)
10. Anti-government protesters use sling shots to throw rocks at Thai riot police as they attack the Government House in Bangkok. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)
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So what you have is an increasing number of brilliant PhD graduates arriving every year into the market hoping to secure a permanent position as a professor and enjoying freedom and high salaries, a bit like the rank-and-file drug dealer hoping to become a drug lord. To achieve that, they are ready to forgo the income and security that they could have in other areas of employment by accepting insecure working conditions in the hope of securing jobs that are not expanding at the same rate. Because of the increasing inflow of potential outsiders ready to accept this kind of working conditions, this allows insiders to outsource a number of their tasks onto them, especially teaching, in a context where there are increasing pressures for research and publishing. The result is that the core is shrinking, the periphery is expanding, and the core is increasingly dependent on the periphery. In many countries, universities rely to an increasing extent on an “industrial reserve army” of academics working on casual contracts because of this system of incentives.How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang | Alexandre Afonso (via infoneer-pulse)
TF2 every time as a scout.
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