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Dancing Plague of 1518 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Dancing Plague of 1518 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Dancing Plague (or Dance Epidemic) of 1518 was a case of dancing mania that occurred in Strasbourg, Alsace (then part of the Holy Roman Empire) in July 1518. Numerous people took to dancing for days without rest, and, over the period of about one month, some of those affected died of heart attack, stroke, or exhaustion." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"The outbreak began in July 1518, when a woman, Frau Troffea, began to dance fervently in a street in Strasbourg. This lasted somewhere between four to six days. Within a week, 34 others had joined, and within a month, there were around 400 dancers. Some of these people eventually died from heart attacks, strokes, or exhaustion." - Amit Patel
centralasian
"The future of communications is high-altitude solar-powered drones, flying 13 miles above the ground, running microwave wireless equipment, delivering broadband to the whole planet. This technology will replace satellites, fiber, and copper, and fundamentally change the broadband industry. Call it Skynet" - http://www.lightreading.com/iot...
"The future of communications is high-altitude solar-powered drones, flying 13 miles above the ground, running microwave wireless equipment, delivering broadband to the whole planet. This technology will replace satellites, fiber, and copper, and fundamentally change the broadband industry. Call it Skynet"
Just FYI, Google bought Titan Aerospace. - Todd Hoff
It won't replace fiber in cities, I suppose. And the picture is lacking the constellation of microwave 'platters' a MW link would require. - 9000
Todd Hoff
[1410.5401] Neural Turing Machines - http://arxiv.org/abs/1410.5401
"We extend the capabilities of neural networks by coupling them to external memory resources, which they can interact with by attentional processes. The combined system is analogous to a Turing Machine or Von Neumann architecture but is differentiable end-to-end, allowing it to be efficiently trained with gradient descent. Preliminary results demonstrate that Neural Turing Machines can infer simple algorithms such as copying, sorting, and associative recall from input and output examples." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
Another month, another global heat record broken - http://bigstory.ap.org/article...
"WASHINGTON (AP) — September brought more record heat globally, and meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit. That was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping. It was the fourth monthly record set this year, along with May, June and August. The first nine months of 2014 have a global average temperature of 58.72 degrees, tying with 1998 and 2010 for the warmest first nine months on record. While parts of the U.S. Midwest, Russia and central Africa were slightly cool in September, it was especially hotter than normal in the U.S. West, Australia, Europe, northwestern Africa, central South America and parts of Asia." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Maitani
Philosophy Monkey: Steven Pinker - Linguistics as a Window to Understand the Brain - http://berto-meister.blogspot.de/2014...
Philosophy Monkey: Steven Pinker - Linguistics as a Window to Understand the Brain
"One of the things I first enjoyed when I was introduced to philosophy was its recursive nature: we could use thought to investigate the nature, the rules, the structure and the limits of thought itself (and what that could tell us about the human mind). For a very similar reason I have a certain appreciation and fondness for linguistics. Most of our communication takes place through language, and linguists are hard at work trying to understand what they can about human cognition, nature and culture, by paying close attention to the way in which we use language." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"In the following lecture, Steven Pinker provides a fascinating introduction to questions such as how syntax (the study of linguistic structure), phonology (the study of sound), semantics (the study of meaning) and pragmatics (the study of the social and cultural role and context of language), all help us to understand how language works. He also provides a lesson on the nature of the... more... - Maitani
Amir
Cartesianism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Cartesianism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maitani
Linguistic necromancy: a guide for the uninitiated | OUPblog - http://blog.oup.com/2014...
Linguistic necromancy: a guide for the uninitiated | OUPblog
"It’s fairly common knowledge that languages, like people, have families. English, for instance, is a member of the Germanic family, with sister languages including Dutch, German, and the Scandinavian languages. Germanic, in turn, is a branch of a larger family, Indo-European, whose other members include the Romance languages (French, Italian, Spanish, and more), Russian, Greek, and Persian." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Being part of a family of course means that you share a common ancestor. For the Romance languages, that mother language is Latin; with the spread and then fall of the Roman empire, Latin split into a number of distinct daughter languages. But what did the Germanic mother language look like? Here there’s a problem, because, although we know that language must have existed, we don’t have any direct record of it." - Maitani
"The earliest Old English written texts date from the 7th century AD, and the earliest Germanic text of any length is a 4th-century translation of the Bible into Gothic, a now-extinct Germanic language. Though impressively old, this text still dates from long after the breakup of the Germanic mother language into its daughters." - Maitani
Mondoweiss on Friendfeed
Judt on Brooks and Friedman’s role in pushing the criminal invasion of Iraq - http://mondoweiss.net/2014...
The late Tony Judt on David Brooks and Tom Friedman pushing the Iraq war: "catastrophic acquiescence in authority and plain, old-fashioned dumb ignorance masquerading as commentary. These were the circumstances which allowed a criminal political action to be pushed through the public space with very little opposition."
Louis Gray
Cloud Powered Near Instant PC, Mobile Upgrades Are the New Reality - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Cloud Powered Near Instant PC, Mobile Upgrades Are the New Reality
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Last week I got my wife a new laptop. She didn't have to install anything or migrate any data. It had everything she needed just by logging in. This is the new reality on desktop and mobile, if you live a Cloud-centric lifestyle. - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
The way it should be and the way it will be. - Sean McBride
Love love LOVE mine! - Sherry BakerBrio
Heisenberg
Our perception of reality is reversed. We see the imagined world as real, when all along it is being created by billions of coders without keyboards. Time appears to flow like a river, when it is really an ocean. Within the ocean there is everything that appears to exist and everything that appears to be gone.
Your childhood is in that ocean. - Heisenberg
Your previous incarnations are in that ocean. - Heisenberg
Everyone and everything you have ever loved is in that ocean. - Heisenberg
"...all your better deeds / Shall be in water writ, but this in marble; / No chronicle shall speak you, though your own" -- Philaster., or Love Lies A-bleeding,.by Beaumont and Fletcher, Act V, Scene III (http://books.google.com/books...) - Stephen Mack
Heisenberg
Imagine the luddites of the fire age. This generation is going to hell. No longer will people appreciate the warmth of the sun.
Eh? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It just ain't natural. We're playing with fire here. - Eivind from Android
More than that, imagine the very first Clovis who threw food in the fire to cook it.... #ruiningperfectlygoodrawmeat - WarLord
Louis Gray
Five years later, I still point people to the FriendFeed changelog as an example of best practices for transparency. http://changelog.friendfeed.com/
"Description: too tired to finish this right now" lol - Brent Schaus
^ Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"steampunk tweaks from kevin" - Steve C Team Marina
"Because I have to stop working now, computer is going away :(" - L'Andre
That is strangely fascinating - Laura Norvig from iPhone
That changelog is a beautiful thing. - Sean McBride
So....Friendfeed hasn't changed since 2009? - Shey
@Shey the people have all gotten much better! - Louis Gray
Thanks for sharing Louis; what a blast to the past. Really fun glancing over those logs. - Benjamin Golub
"handle pickle errors" - Laura Norvig
I wonder if I could find the change they had to make to deal with me. - Brian Johns
Todd Hoff
Spark: A Novel by John Twelve Hawks
The right wing wants corporate control and a return to a past that never existed. The left wing wants government control and a future that will never exist. - Todd Hoff
Our problem is not machines acting like humans—it’s humans acting like machines. - Todd Hoff
Wonderful book. Well written. Very different in perspective. If you are looking for some good scifi it's worth a look. Some great thinking on the implications of a total surveillance society. - Todd Hoff
Iván Abrego
The robot servants that FOLLOW you: Droids designed to help you with everyday chores http://www.nerdoholic.com/etc...
The robot servants that FOLLOW you: Droids designed to help you with everyday chores http://www.nerdoholic.com/etc/robot-servants-follow-droids-designed-help-everyday-chores/
Mondoweiss on Friendfeed
Israel wields ‘significant US domestic power’ to foil peace process — NY Review of Books - http://mondoweiss.net/2014...
The NY Review of Books leaves till the last paragraph of an article on the failed peace process that a "domestic" power of Israel in the U.S. foiled the efforts. When is the journal going to address the Israel lobby directly?
Pssst...you are missing my pissing contest with Moser. "Mooser October 15, 2014, 3:09 pm “I call it coming from the ”Jewish religious culture’ by looking at the tribe from ancient days to today.”....American))-------Mooser says .So you think those “tribe from ancient days to today” are the same people? What distinguishes them. And what are the characteristics of that “Jewish religious... more... - American
Where do American and Mooser rank respectively on the ethnocentrism index -- the number of times one mentions one's ethnic identity, issues, problems, conflicts and enemies? That's all you need to know about this subject. It's all about several thousand years of extreme ethnocentrism (often expressed as ethnic or ethno-religious nationalism). Some people are much more ethnocentric than others -- some people even make a messianic religion out of their self-obsessed ethnocentrism. - Sean McBride
lol-- Mooser keeps trying to get something out of me that he can condemn and wont accept my honesty about my views which I describe and admit are just my views, not expert opinion. He seems to want me to either totally 'condemn the Jews or totally 'capitulate to the or his Jewish view. - American
Hummmm...where do I rank on the ethnocentrism scale? I would say pretty low most of the time .Lately in keeping with my new theory of 'desensitizing' the Jewish - Gentile enemies thing I have been using my gentile hat to describe how we see certain Jews or certain statements made by Jews just to see if any commenters object to it -so far no one has...except Mooser that is. - American
Quite low, overall. Mooser, extremely high -- in fact, it is his only topic of interest. - Sean McBride
Sometimes one gets the impression that Jewishness is the condition of being recursively preoccupied with being Jewish -- it's not a religious or secular issue -- more a psychological issue. - Sean McBride
Weirdly enough, Gilad Atzmon is also obsessed by titanic struggles with his Jewishness -- think about it. The Jewishness in this situation is the struggle with Jewishness. When you peel off all the layers of this onion, what is at the center? - Sean McBride
Fascinating -- I just discovered this: [book; Bernard Lazare; Antisemitism: Its History and Causes; 1894 https://www.marxists.org/referen...] - Sean McBride
How many times has Jeffrey Goldberg mentioned Jews and the enemies of Jews during his career? This syndrome is a mental "tic," apparently. I am beginning to think that there might be a genetic basis for some or many mental "tics" -- patterns of obsessive-compulsive behavior. - Sean McBride
American, "the skunk juice machine?"....you are too funny. - weareone
'' more a psychological issue. - Sean McBride).....I agree. - American
LOL yea wao, we need a skunk juice machine! . - American
That one just got to me. :))) - weareone
Amit Patel
http://www.redblobgames.com/pathfin... - “Making of” page for my interactive A* tutorial
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Now that I've written several tutorials with interactive diagrams, I'm going to start writing up notes about how I made the diagrams, both high level pages like this, and detail pages like http://www.redblobgames.com/article... - Amit Patel
Great article Amit. - Todd Hoff
Thanks! I got a lot more twitter favs from the "making of" than the original article. I suspect it's because when I posted the original article I didn't include an image. - Amit Patel
There's a reason everything is about images now. It works! - Todd Hoff
It has worked on FF; I should've known it would work on Twitter :) - Amit Patel
Maitani
The Linguistics of LOL - Britt Peterson - The Atlantic - http://www.theatlantic.com/magazin...
The Linguistics of LOL - Britt Peterson - The Atlantic
"When two friends created the site I Can Has Cheezburger?, in 2007, to share cat photos with funny, misspelled captions, it was a way of cheering themselves up. They probably weren’t thinking about long-term sociolinguistic implications. But seven years later, the “cheezpeep” community is still active online, chattering away in lolspeak, its own distinctive variety of English. lolspeak was meant to sound like the twisted language inside a cat’s brain, and has ended up resembling a down-South baby talk with some very strange characteristics, including deliberate misspellings (teh, ennyfing), unique verb forms (gotted, can haz), and word reduplication (fastfastfast). It can be difficult to master. One user writes that it used to take at least 10 minutes “to read adn unnerstand” a paragraph. (“Nao, it’z almost like a sekund lanjuaje.”)" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"To a linguist, all of this sounds a lot like a sociolect: a language variety that’s spoken within a social group, like Valley Girl–influenced ValTalk or African American Vernacular English. (The word dialect, by contrast, commonly refers to a variety spoken by a geographic group—think Appalachian or Lumbee.) Over the past 20 years, online sociolects have been springing up around the... more... - Maitani
The other day, Andrew mention how Yelp has it's own sort of language. I thought about the spaces I occupy online and how some of those particular sites or interests have their own language. Even though I don't participate, I can certainly understand what is being said. I found it frustrating trying to explain something to my husand in full English because he wouldn't understand the full slang of the group. - Anika
Todd Hoff
Sea level rise over past century unmatched in 6,000 years, says study - http://www.theguardian.com/environ...
Sea level rise over past century unmatched in 6,000 years, says study
"Research finds 20cm rise since start of 20th century, caused by global warming and the melting of polar ice, is unprecedented" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Maitani
BBC News - Nobel Prize: How English beat German as language of science - http://www.bbc.com/news...
BBC News - Nobel Prize: How English beat German as language of science
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""If you look around the world in 1900, and someone told you, 'Guess what the universal language of science will be in the year 2000', you would first of all laugh at them. It was obvious that no one language would be the language of science, but a mixture of French, German and English would be the right answer," says Princeton University's Rosengarten professor of modern and contemporary history Michael Gordin." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
""So the story of the 20th Century is not so much the rise of English as the serial collapse of German as the up-and-coming language of scientific communication," Gordin says." - Maitani
There were still a few books on Regelungstechnik floating around my institute when I was in university, but most people of my generation aren't literate enough in German to easily make use such textbooks. - Eivind
Love me some Beilstein and Gmelin! - Meg VMeg from Android
Maitani
"The Bibliotheca Polyglotta (BP) is a multilingual corpus of historically important texts. As such it is a resource to access the global history of concepts as displayed in a number of languages, and it demonstrates how concepts diffuse historically into new languages, and thus into new cultural contexts. The BP is in a phase of being constructed, and contains so far the following libraries: - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"The Thesaurus Literaturae Buddhicae (TLB) contains a number of Buddhist multilingual texts (Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan, English, etc.). The TLB was the first library to be established under the project; Biblia contains the Biblical Books of the Old Testament in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, English, and the complete New Testament in Greek, Latin, English, etc. More versions will be added with... more... - Maitani
"One can search any word or phrase in the corpus or in a chosen set of texts and have the search results written out, and further access any search result in its sentence by sentence multilingual mode by clicking on the reference in the search result. Every sentence in the BP has a Permanent link as a unique identification. The permanent link may be extracted by clicking on "Permanent link" on the bottom of the screen, and may be used as a reference to access the multilingual record which it refers to." - Maitani
centralasian
"How much more relaxing to sit alone and let your impressions form, and then digest and recollect in tranquility "– The Joys of Seeing Movies Alone, Sadie Stein - http://www.theparisreview.org/blog...
"How much more relaxing to sit alone and let your impressions form, and then digest and recollect in tranquility "– The Joys of Seeing Movies Alone, Sadie Stein
Mondoweiss on Friendfeed
Bill Maher Isn’t a ‘Politically Incorrect’ Liberal, He’s Just a Bigot - https://firstlook.org/theinte...
The talk-show host's bizarre unraveling over the past several years has been agonizing to watch. The post Bill Maher Isn’t a ‘Politically Incorrect’ Liberal, He’s Just a Bigot appeared first on The Intercept.
Maher is a liberal ziotard. The occasions that he's hosted Netanyahu on his show Real Time , it was a big show of loving affection, no critique for the Likud party told you he wasn't a serious person/moderator. - Chu_
# Bill Maher: key categories 1. anti-Christian militant 2. anti-Muslim militant 3. anti-Roman Catholic militant 4. atheist 5. CCFP (Creative Community for Peace) member 6. former Roman Catholic 7. Irish American 8. Jew 9. Jewish Islamophobe 10. Jewish nationalist 11. Likud Zionist 12. mainstream media pundit 13. pro-Israel activist 14. pro-Israel militant 15. Zionist - Sean McBride
# personality traits 1. abusive 2. arrogant 3. bullying 4. fanatical 5. hectoring 6. narcissistic 7. obscene 8. preening 9. self-congratulatory 10. strident - Sean McBride
At some point, Bill Maher jumped the shark. - Sean McBride
Bill Maher has been using libertarianism and liberalism as a cover to promote his real agenda -- neoconservatism and Likud Zionism. Many of us were taken in by the scam for quite some time. He's clever, but too much drug use has apparently made him incautious -- he's fully out of the closet. - Sean McBride
Bill Maher is a militant Jewish nationalist who hates Christians and Muslims. End of story. He is basically a Kahanist who specializes in especially vicious hate speech against his ethnic enemies. Forget about the liberalism and libertarianism -- that's a sham. - Sean McBride
Getting this guy into focus -- a challenge -- but worth the effort -- and quite a revelation once all the tumblers click into place. - Sean McBride
Bill Maher is one of literally thousands of Israeli gatekeepers in the mainstream media, all across the political spectrum. - Sean McBride
Maher should come out of the closet already. That liberation may cool his hate. - Chu_
set; neoconservative guests on Bill Maher's Real Time - Sean McBride
Bill Maher has treated his many neocon guests with deference and camaraderie, and with plenty of wink-winks. - Sean McBride
No doubt - he is a slippery guy. You wonder with information so immediately accessible, why doesn't Israel clean up it sloppy occupation/apartheid? It should be embarrassing for most Jews, they are destroying their cred. I've stopped talking to a lot of pro-Zionist morons because they are warped/deranged when it comes to Israel. Although maybe some of them enjoy the deception (the we're the 2000 year old victims here nonsense) as it's part of their little war against the world. - Chu_
Mondoweiss on Friendfeed
The Futility of the Long U.S. War in the Middle East - http://www.lobelog.com/the-fut...
by Paul Pillar Andrew Bacevich has done a tally of the number of countries in the Islamic world that, since 1980, the United States has invaded, bombed, or occupied, and in which members of the American military have either killed or been killed. Syria has become the 14th such country. Several of the countries have been the
centralasian
"The discovery of 40,000-year-old cave paintings in Indonesia suggests that the ability to create representational art had its origins further back in time in Africa, before modern humans spread across the rest of the world." - http://www.bbc.com/news...
"The discovery of 40,000-year-old cave paintings in Indonesia suggests that the ability to create representational art had its origins further back in time in Africa, before modern humans spread across the rest of the world."
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"That's kind of my gut feeling," says Prof Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London. "The basis for this art was there 60,000 years ago; it may even have been there in Africa before 60,000 years ago and it spread with modern humans". - centralasian from Bookmarklet
Maitani
Could a Newly Launched Metaphorical Search Engine Really Work? | Big Think | Neurobonkers - http://bigthink.com/neurobo...
Could a Newly Launched Metaphorical Search Engine Really Work? | Big Think | Neurobonkers
Could a Newly Launched Metaphorical Search Engine Really Work? | Big Think | Neurobonkers
"When I first heard of Yossarian Lives, a website that bills itself as the metaphorical search engine, I thought "no way!" Good metaphors are inherently artistic and depend on a nuanced understanding of related topics, both very human qualities. Indeed, when I had a chance to fool around with the alpha version of Yossarian Lives it seemed to function as a glorified "random" button on your average stock photo library." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
I am not yet sure how this is supposed to work. I think I'll check it out. - Maitani
Mondoweiss on Friendfeed
It looks like Obama is checking out on Israel - http://mondoweiss.net/2014...
Martin Indyk says Democratic politicians are having less to do with Israel because the party base doesn't support the country, and Obama's recent indifference to Israel suggests he wants nothing to do with the country. He told Israel what it had to do years ago and Israelis ignored him.
Mondoweiss on Friendfeed
Read the genocidal sermon a notable Atlanta rabbi gave this Rosh Hashanah - http://mondoweiss.net/2014...
Last Thursday Rabbi Shalom Lewis of Congregation Etz Chaim outside Atlanta gave what can only be understood as a call to genocide in his Rosh Hashanah sermon to welcome in the Jewish new year. The sermon calls for a war on Islam and Muslims worldwide. Lewis says a "holy crusade" against Islam is needed to"exterminate it utterly and absolutely." Lewis is no fringe figure. He has served this popular suburban congregation for nearly 40 years and was given a commendation by the US Congress
By now, my mind shouldn't be boggled by stories like this -- I've seen hundreds or thousands of them -- but it still is. He couldn't possibly have said that. - Sean McBride
Will the ADL strongly criticize Rabbi Shalom Lewis for trafficking in extreme hate speech -- genocidal hate speech? Watch and see. - Sean McBride
Make note that a week has gone by and not a peep from the ADL. Funny how the media largely ignored this as well. If it were Obama's Pastor Jeremiah Wright it would be front page news. But Jewish creeps like this rabbi get a pass. Rabbi Shalom Wright: “The fury of ultimate evil is upon us and we must act – not to contain it. Not to degrade it. Not to manage it. Not to tolerate it, but to exterminate it utterly and absolutely,” he added. Isn't this incitement to his Jewish congregants? - Chu_
and what a nice 'hate-fest' to usher in the new Jewish new year 5775 - Chu_
FBI should pay them a visit http://www.etzchaim.net/ "Congregation Etz Chaim is a progressive, egalitarian Conservative synagogue that provides meaningful Jewish experiences in a welcoming, engaging environment." - Chu_
Mondoweiss on Friendfeed
Fineman and Robinson blast Sam Harris and HBO for promoting ignorance about Islam - http://mondoweiss.net/2014...
The debate triggered by Bill Maher’s comments about Islam on his HBO show Friday night, alleging that it is inherently violent and intolerant, continued on Hardball last night. Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, Howard Fineman of Huffington Post, and host Chris Matthews all condemned Bill Maher’s and Sam Harris’s comments about Islam– on a show
Too little pushback, too late, from the mainstream media -- but better than no pushback at all. - Sean McBride
Bill Maher and Sam Harris are little Pamela Gellers -- they should be embarrassed to present such an ignorant and ridiculous face to the world. - Sean McBride
Amit Patel
I would "like" it but, as is typical with Google Trends, the total lack of a vertical scale means that we don't know whether "interest" dropped from "so little as to be not worth mentioning" to "even less" or something more interesting. - Walt Crawford
100 = its peak search value. 29 is 29% of peak. - Louis Gray
Louis: Well, sure, I can interpret from the graph that the current value is around one-third of the peak--but the peak doesn't *mean* anything, even if you label it "100." (Heck, you could just as easily label it 1,000,000: it would be precisely as meaningful.) - Walt Crawford
See, to me the concept that "interest has dropped 70% from its peak four weeks ago" is a meaningful stat in and of itself. I understand both sides (people wanting to know how many total searches there were, and Google not wanting to share that proprietary information) but I think all Amit was trying to get across with his post is that there is data to back the impression some of us have discussed here that interest is waning. - Stephen Mack
But if at the peak, interest was infinitesimal, what does it really mean that it dropped 70%? It doesn't seem like it would be statistically meaningful if that were the case. - Victor Ganata
Thank you, Victor. That's what I'm trying to say. It's like sales of ebooks going up 200% from one year to another when sales were $100 in the first year (a mythical example)--just having the numbers (Exploding sales! Up 200%!) doesn't mean very much, statistically or otherwise. - Walt Crawford
I understood that point when Walt first stated it. But Google is intentionally not populating the scale, presumably to keep the data proprietary. In this case, we know there was a flurry of interest in Ello, and we know it dropped. The scale doesn't need to be filled in for Amit's post to prove a point and to be interesting. - Stephen Mack
Oh, I agree it may be of interest, but I'm not certain it's meaningful. Without the absolute numbers, I really think it's impossible to interpret. #MoreStudyNeeded - Victor Ganata
If I knew it was 50 searches per minute, what would I conclude differently? What does 50 mean? - Amit Patel
You're right, even the absolute number isn't much context. Ideally, it would be in comparison with other dominant trends. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Looks like I got the URL wrong for being able to compare with other words and phrases. Try http://www.google.com/trends... - Amit Patel
The comparative trends graph is at least somewhat meaningful; thanks, Stephen. - Walt Crawford
Amit deserves the thanks! - Stephen Mack
Thanks Amit, then. - Walt Crawford
LOL. Ello: even less popular than Ebola. #justkidding - Victor Ganata
Mondoweiss on Friendfeed
Ted Cruz’s bible-thumping, carpet bombing Israel-centric foreign policy - http://thepassionateattachment.com/2014...
By Maidhc Ó Cathail The Passionate Attachment October 7, 2014 Philip Giraldi, former CIA counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer currently executive director of the Council for the National Interest, links to my article on the “In Defense of Christians” D.C. Summit in his latest UNZ Review column: The disturbing thing about Cruz is that […]
# o; Ted Cruz; category; * 1. born in 1970 2. Christian evangelical 3. Christian fundamentalist 4. Christian Zionist 5. Cuban American 6. Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy executive editor 7. Harvard Law Review primary editor 8. Harvard Law School J.D. 9. Hispanic 10. Houston, Texas resident 11. Irish American 12. Italian American 13. Princeton University A.B. 14. pro-Israel... more... - Sean McBride
and what does hillary's list look like? It'd be useful to compare them side be side. - Chu_
set; Ted Cruz/Hillary Clinton shared categories - Sean McBride
How to build that set (a few examples): - Sean McBride
1. c; Ted Cruz/Hillary Clinton shared category; Christian 2. c; Ted Cruz/Hillary Clinton shared category; Iraq War supporter 3. c; Ted Cruz/Hillary Clinton shared category; Israel lobby leader 4. c; Ted Cruz/Hillary Clinton shared category; Ivy League graduate 5. c; Ted Cruz/Hillary Clinton shared category; non-Jewish Zionist 6. c; Ted Cruz/Hillary Clinton shared category; presidential... more... - Sean McBride
And a more compact expression of the same assertions: - Sean McBride
# c; Ted/Cruz/Hillary Clinton shared category; * 1. Christian 2. Iraq War supporter 3. Israel lobby leader 4. Ivy League graduate 5. non-Jewish Zionist 6. presidential candidate 7. pro-Israel activist 8. US senator 9. Zionist - Sean McBride
It's no longer about the Republican and Democratic Parties -- it's all about Zionism. - Sean McBride
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