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So here I sit, two computers and endless hours later, rescued by son number one. Nice find Zee, and for free!: a 166 with two drives equaling four gigs or so.... So, I say goodbye to my almost ten year old AMD 133 that has served me so well and died so suddenly, and all I can hope is that I'll be able to retrieve the most important goo. I'm way beyond praying, though, because dead is dead, right?

Thus I have been GlobalE absent for almost a month. I apologise for not finding a way to let my Dear Reader know that I was temporarilE comatose. Links ahoy!

Paul Broks provides a brief on the 2005 Edge question: "What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?" Out Of Mind
"Our mental apparatus is tuned to states of being in the world. Non-being is simply beyond our ken."
And still we dance the macabre re-creation of 'other', seldom paying attention and never waking from the nightmare of The U.S. War on Drugs: Political Economics of a New Slavery.
"It is rarely acknowledged that Black women are the fastest growing segment of the prison population and that Native American prisoners are the largest group per capita.(1) Approximately five million people -- including those on probation and parole -- are directly under the surveillance of the criminal justice system. To deliver up bodies destined for profitable punishment, the political economy of prisons relies on racist practices in arrest, conviction, and sentencing patterns. Black and brown bodies are the human raw material in a vast experiment to conceal the major social problems of our time."
Gord McLaughlin ends my day's cognitive mastications with a review of Jay Stevens' Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream; part one of a projected three tome effort. Glimpses of Heaven
"When I go, I want to go like Aldous Huxley"

The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant, by Nick Bostrom