This is a great short that explains the true, yet hidden, costs of consumption. If only everyone would see this movie...
May 31, 2008
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May 25, 2008
"Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of free as in free speech, not as in free beer" Richard Stallman
Stallman founded the Free Software Foundation in 1985 to support the movement. The philosophy of the movement is to give freedom to computer users by replacing proprietary software under restrictive licensing terms with free software, with the ultimate goal of liberating everyone in cyberspace. The two most prominent people attached to the movement, Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds, have deep philosophical differences, but has not prevented Stallman from using Torvalds's kernel or Torvalds from using Stallman's GNU General Public License.
Free/Libre Knowledge can be acquired, interpreted and applied freely, it can be re-formulated according to one's needs, and shared with others for community benefit. Open source hardware refers to computer and electronic hardware that is designed in the same fashion as free and open-source software. Open source hardware is part of the open source culture that takes the open source ideas to fields other than software.
What about pharmaceutical? "I think if you invent drugs, you should be able to charge for them," Bill Gates.
May 19, 2008
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May 17, 2008
The best thing about Spring in Missoula is the Farmer's Market. Lots of locals buying fresh, locally grown produce and bedding plants. Several of the vendors belong to the Montana Sustainable Growers' Union whose members commit to growing and selling their organic produce locally and to using sustainable growing and harvesting techniques. The more I learn about how much energy and natural resources are used simply in the transportation of food, not to mention in the manufacture of synthetic pesticides and herbicides, the better I feel about buying from local producers.
May 13, 2008
The Sonoran desert in Southern Arizona has many different kinds of flora, to my pleasant surprise. From a distance the land looks dry and somewhat barren, but up close cacti and other plants create a unique type of "forest." Here are some photos taken at the Sonoran Desert Museum outside of Tucson.
May 8, 2008
(Heil, Hitler - Have Cesare -, Third Reich - Terza Roma); Bush probably don't need to copy Berlusconi electoral advertisement...
Today Bush no longer will win an election, and, how Berlusconi can win again? Check his opponents!
May 7, 2008
I was thinking how important is increase our experience, have a full life, meet different people, enjoy your time. Il sole e' medico di tutto!
Link: Besh o droM
Chi siete? Cosa portate? Si, ma quanti siete? Un FORINT!
The origin of Hungarian Forint (in italian)
How I became Vegetarian:
Found in translation.
Does Cleveland look a little like, uh, Budapest?
Eddie, shut up.
You know, it's funny. You come to some place new and, and, everything looks just the same.