Wednesday, October 21, 2015

How Many Websites Are There on the Internet?

INK BOTTLE“Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore, we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own; therefore, we are saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness.”
~ Reinhold Niebuhr, The Irony of American     (Czechoslovak) History  - [the root of the word for migration and US is  Imrich it stands for Amerika ]
Lightning flashes behind a Qantas plane. Photo taken from La Perouse on Tuesday evening.
Lightning flashes behind a Qantas plane. Photo taken from
La Perouse on Tuesday evening God's Fireworks in Dragon"s Backyard ;-)

Ford Madox Ford, not related to John Ford, writes in the essay from 1924: “The ambition of the writer as writer is to cast light; to make clear. His purpose is to make man, above all, clear to his fellow men: the purpose of the Intelligentsia is to suppress all such illuminations as do not conduce to rendering more attractive their own special class.”

Women under increasing pressure to read media dragons Daily Mash

Most webpages die after a couple of months. The average lifespan is something like 100 days. That's longer than it used to be. How Many Websites Are There on the Internet?

The future ain't what it used to be. You may have noticed that it is 30 years since Back to the Future, one of the seminal 1980s movies for people aged about 35 to 40, was released. It was seminal partly because it painted a picture of what the future might hold for them. It was by no means guaranteed rosy, which must have been hard if you were still sucking your thumb. Still, it had its upside. Ronald Reagan was US President and he thought it was terrific, probably because it mentioned him. He didn't mind that the joke was on him. Part II of 1989 failed to predict the fall of kommunism and the rise of terrorism, bute technology wise it was spot on about the social media dragons ...
Back to-the future hits the October 21 2015 milestone and it is all rather familiar
The dangerous art of the ultimate selfie BBC Amazing pics...
That glorious mountain coined the Crown (aka Nipple) of the Capertee 26 Sep 2015 AD ...

Australian scientists have created ink that can remember vast amounts of information. The memory ink can be printed on to surfaces by an inkjet printer. Memory ink clear pointer to future

My colleague former librarian Jeff Bezos sues 1000 fake Amazon digital River reviewers

"What we do know is, had the reporters checked their facts, the story they published would have been a lot less sensational, a lot more balanced, and, let’s be honest, a lot more boring. It might not have merited the front page, but it would have been closer to the truth." Carney’s post addresses information provided by multiple sources and says the reporters on the story didn’t allow Amazon to review critical anecdotes provided to the newspaper. Read more

This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about world of civilisation and poverty. "the Joy of Tax" by Professor Richard Murphy represents the best that taxation has to offer.” Review of Joy of Tax

The Atlantic – If a Pulitzer-finalist 34-part series of investigative journalism can vanish from the web, anything can, by Adrienne LaFrance, October 14, 2015: “If a sprawling Pulitzer Prize-nominated feature in one of the nation’s oldest newspapers can disappear from the web, anything can. “There are now no passive means of preserving digital information,” said Abby Rumsey, a writer and digital historian. In other words if you want to save something online, you have to decide to save it. Commentary – the web is not a library, repository, a place