Author Archives: Pete

Beating out Michael Collins, Napoleon, and Rommel…

George Washington named Britain’s greatest foe ever.

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Blog for class on 4/12/12

Our guest lecturer for tomorrow’s class has sent me a link to a blog relevant to what we will be talking about tomorrow.

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Is journalism really shrinking?

This article makes some very compelling arguments that it is actually expanding.  Among other points, the author brings up the fact that all of the “doom and gloom” about the industry is coming from those with a vested in the … Continue reading

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System D

What is System D? System D is a slang phrase pirated from French-speaking Africa and the Caribbean. The French have a word that they often use to describe particularly effective and motivated people. They call them débrouillards. To say a … Continue reading

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Germany may tax young people

for the privilege of existing as a young person in Germany.

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Proposed British law seeks to create database of all communication

New powers to record every phone call and email makes surveillance “60 million times worse.”

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Taliban forces in Afghanistan using some rather unconventional tactics

Namely, cross dressing.

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What’s Swaziland like?

Short answer; pretty strange.  

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Behind the scenes at Facebook

Ever wonder how content is controlled on Facebook?  Well, now you know.

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Nostalgie pour la boue

“Nostalgie pour la boue” is a French idiom that translates as “the yearning for the mud”, roughly. Money graph: Magistrates are investigating whether Mr. Strauss-Kahn was aware that women who entertained him were prostitutes. One of his lawyers, Henri Leclerc, … Continue reading

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