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I am moving many new posts to Google Plus!

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Forums and Minerals, the new Internet tools

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And here’s an explanation of why that is! Can you believe a song that tells you what Google Plus is and isn’t!

Thanx for the reference Guy Kawasaki!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/08/10 at 16:26

I approve of some forms of nudity, even when I am the nude

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This candid view was clicked several years ago. I was hot-tubbing with my bud, Les Yamada, at his place on Vancouver Island, south of Nanaimo!

 

I posted this view elsewhere and some of my prudish friends objected that it revealed too much info!

Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/08/06 at 19:00

Depicting the domains of idiot ideologies

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This Venn Diagram is wonderful. It clearly categorizes the idiot ideologies of the right wing nutters:

 

This was snipped from Wikipedia, which I consider a great source!

I guess Gov Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann fit well in the middle of this diagram!

Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/08/06 at 18:47

Two posts I really relate to: the first defines 10 books to know all about culture, the other is about the new ‘Net!

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I found both posts via Twitter, which sort of  proves Nova Spivak’s point that Twitter is all about notifications. The first is about all you need to know about Western Culture and the other is about a suggested evolution of Twitter in relation to Facebook and Google Plus.

I will get back to this post with more comments in the next few days.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/07/20 at 16:15

This picture confirms my agnosticism about India’s economic future

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This picture of chaotic traffic in an Indian city says much of it for me.


The picture says it all. Not one city bus in sight! And the road looks hopelessly blocked. Indian cities = urban chaos!

Everyday I travel several kilometres thru streets in Dalian that seem busy but on the whole not chaotic. Bus fare is cheap and buses are very available offering a dependable service. They are not the most comfortable conveyance but 10 km trips are completed in less than 15 minutes. Cross city taxi rides don’t cost much (about $3CDN) and travel times are manageable. Dalian is a second tier city in China and has a viable infrastructure with good in-city transportation, plentiful drinking water, reliable and affordable electricity and rental housing.

From what I read not even the best organized city in India can offer a viable city infrastructure and the country doesn’t seem to have the kind of government that can deliver it in any foreseeable future. This is not the picture of an emerging world class economy!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/06/16 at 21:30

She was considered the original bikini girl in Hollywood of the ’50s

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She died a few years ago in her eightys. Her name was Bettie Page. Her is one of her photos considered a “bikini original”.

I snipped this image from a HuffPo gallery of iconic swimsuit images.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/05/29 at 22:11

By Vincent Bugliosi in the “Divinity of Doubt”

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Once more twitter leads me to a gem:

Being as helpless and impotent as we are in understanding the meaning of our existence, the majority of mankind turns to organized religion for answers, while a much smaller number of humans turn to learned religious writers and theologians. But all we ever get from any of these sources is unintelligible and/or absurd answers to insoluble mysteries. God, if there is a God, would have all the answers. But he is waiting for us, if at all, outside the reach of our minds — our finite minds cannot comprehend that which is infinite (or as Einstein put it, “The problem is too vast for our limited minds”) — and that is why the effort of religion and theology to define and explain God is inherently futile. Thus, my agnosticism.

Is the conclusion of agnosticism no more than an intellectual exercise? Can it have any value to the human condition? Perhaps. I believe there is an ethical dimension to agnosticism that has the potential, to the degree it is embraced, to make man more honest. We know that untruthfulness, dishonesty, deceit, hypocrisy, and pretense are so much a part of life that we almost expect these things in our daily living and find it refreshing when we see their absence. And it’s not too likely this will ever change. But if man can ever at least hope to reduce the level of dishonesty in his existence, there perhaps is no better place to start than in his relationship with God.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/05/15 at 17:02