Archive for October, 2010

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October 27, 2010
  • <blockquote><p>"For 30 years," Judt writes, "we have made a virtue out of the pursuit of material self-interest. … The materialistic and selfish quality of contemporary life is not inherent in the human condition. Much of what appears 'natural' today dates from the 1980s: the obsession with wealth-creation, the cult of privatization and the private sector, the growing disparities [between] rich and poor. And above all, the rhetoric which accompanies these: uncritical admiration for unfettered markets, disdain for the public sector, the delusion of endless growth."
    Judt says he wrote the book to help young people make sense of the many changes in the world.
    "It's about not forgetting the past. About having the courage to look at the present and see its faults without walking away in disgust or skepticism. … I do think we're on the edge of a terrifying world, and that many young people know that but don't know how to talk about it."</blockquote>

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October 26, 2010

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October 12, 2010
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    Of East Indian origin, Kumar, his wife, Daljeet, and a young daughter, Meena, move into Tollington, a small mining community in Britain. Daljeet subsequently gets pregnant and gives birth to a baby boy. This is the place where Meena grows up. Things change in Meena's life when the Rutters move into their neighborhood. Anita Rutter is around Meena's age. She is tall, blonde, and very attractive – all attributes that Meena envies and longs for. Meena wants desperately to be accepted by Anita and her circle of friends. She even invites Anita to her house for supper. Things change dramatically when the Kumar's family friend, Mr. Bhatra, is assaulted by a gang; the visit of Meena maternal grandmother; and Meena's subsequent discovery as to what views Anita and her friends have about her and her family. Written by rAjOo (

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October 9, 2010
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    "The one site that installed the most was A visit to resulted in 234 trackers being installed on our test computer, and only 11 of those were installed by Some tracking devices are completely innocuous. A cookie, or some type of tracker that remembers your password, [can be innocuous]. So if you ask a website to remember your login, that can be stored on a cookie. There are tracking devices that are useful to you as a Web browser. And those tend to be the ones that are installed by the website that you actually have a relationship with, not the ones that you've never heard of before that are sort of secretly lurking behind the scenes. So on, the vast majority of the trackers (200 out of 234) were installed by companies that the person visiting the site probably had never heard of."