I will take my usual approach and estimate what I can — as opposed to researching the results of detailed studies. It's part of the process of personal mastery of the big-picture issues, while also providing a sanity-check. In exploring useful reactions to the looming peak oil crisis (or pick your favorite rationale for weaning ourselves from fossil fuels), an appropriate strategy is to assess ballpark capacities of the various options. Some will prove to be orders-of-magnitude more prodigious than we need, others will be marginal, and many will show themselves to be woefully inadequate to match the required scale. So the goal is to perform this crude sorting process into abundant, useful, and waste of time.
Note: “meme” is a idea, behavior, or style, that spreads from person to person within a culture.
It's mostly used to describe such on the internet.
«1976, introduced by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in “The Selfish Gene” (1976), coined by him from Greek sources, e.g. “mimeisthai”: “to imitate,” and intended to echo gene.»
Webmasters face a number of situations where it's helpful to redirect users to another page. Unfortunately, redirects left open to any arbitrary destination can be abused. This is a particularly onerous form of abuse because it takes advantage of your site's functionality rather than exploiting a simple bug or security flaw. Spammers hope to use your domain as a temporary “landing page” to trick email users, searchers and search engines into following links which appear to be pointing to your site, but actually redirect to their spammy site.
The ambassador looked haggard. He coughed a lot and had to interrupt the conversation to get some water. Like so many American diplomats around the world, Murphy would have to explain to his foreign counterparts why the embassy's internal assessments of German politicians were so much harsher than its public statements. This is a challenge for diplomats, whose job requires them to preserve as perfect a façade as possible.
Lifting the Lid on WikiLeaks “An Inside Look at Difficult Negotiations with Julian Assange” By Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark. @ www.spiegel.de…
haggard = showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering.
The Internet is a dangerous place for kids. Sickos hover in chat rooms, pornographic sites titillate, cyberbullies lurk. But last month, the enemy assumed an unexpected form: mom.
When Parents Favor One Kid Over the Other, Is It Okay to Admit It?
By Bonnie Rochman. @ healthland.time.com…
Hubris, though not specifically defined, was a legal term and was considered a crime in classical Athens. It was also considered the greatest sin of the ancient Greek world. That was so because it was not only proof of excessive pride, but also resulted in violent acts by or to those involved. The category of acts constituting hubris for the ancient Greeks apparently broadened from the original specific reference to mutilation of a corpse, or a humiliation of a defeated foe, or irreverent “outrageous treatment” in general.
look at those holistic men, holistically eschewing rationalism.
Holistic or holism means looknig at something as a whole, instead of parts. It is most often used in the context of medicine and health, and is often quackery. For example, some would describe Traditional Chinese medicine as holistic, as opposed to western drugs or surgery.
And I have by me, for my comfort, two strange white flowers — shrivelled now, and brown and flat and brittle — to witness that even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of man.