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Who owns the world?
« on: January 23, 2008, 08:40:02 am »
Oh, that's right, we do.

Really a great article by Noam Chomsky.  Worth a read.
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Re: Who owns the world?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008, 08:40:56 am »
Hmmm, the link doesn't seem to work.
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Re: Who owns the world?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008, 08:43:30 am »
Sorry about that.  It's fixed now.

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Re: Who owns the world?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2008, 08:46:02 am »
tl;dr

you should just state in the op what its about for lazy bums like me.

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Re: Who owns the world?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2008, 03:15:33 pm »
I'll take a wild guess and say it's rich old white men.

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Re: Who owns the world?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2008, 04:16:38 pm »
To answer that question: Me, of course.

As for that article:
I didn't read that stuff because you didn't provide a proper abstract.
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Re: Who owns the world?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2008, 04:21:05 pm »
To answer that question: Me, of course.

As for that article:
I didn't read that stuff because you didn't provide a proper abstract.

Yeah I siding with GrapeFruit over here, lowering the reading standard by giving us a summary of the article would have been nice....or a proper abstract. (whatever the hell that means :P, or maybe that's the same thing idk.)
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Re: Who owns the world?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2008, 04:30:46 pm »
That's... pretty damn lazy, considering that it's only reading - in a large, easy to read font, at that.

It's Noam Chomsky pointing out the fact that governments are always oblivious to the fact that they might be the problem.
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Re: Who owns the world?
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2008, 06:58:43 am »
or a proper abstract. (whatever the hell that means :P, or maybe that's the same thing idk.)

That's... pretty damn lazy, considering that it's only reading - in a large, easy to read font, at that.

It's Noam Chomsky pointing out the fact that governments are always oblivious to the fact that they might be the problem.

An abstract is a brief summary of the whole article/report/thesis, without giving any results or interpretations.
You do that for the reader so they can decide wheter the paper in question is of any use/interest for them or not, thus saving their time.

A majority of all reports (in engineering, that is, I guess it more or less also applies to other fields) are never read further than the abstract (except by the author of course), making this part of the report a very important one.

So...I'm not exactly lazy (well...I am, but that's another story) if I ask for an abstract. I actually scrolled over the article and thought it is too much to get into and risk wasting my time for something I don't find interesting. (Disclaimer: I do not say that the article is bad (IMO), but it might be. I just don't know it yet)
« Last Edit: January 25, 2008, 07:00:18 am by GrapeFruit »
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"Around the world you may notice that other creatures evolve while others don't"
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