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yesterday was 3.1407

apparently yesterday was pi-day and it could not be found on this internet. the "perfect" pi-day is still to be had- until then print up a pi poster and take a breather.


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Posted: March 15th, 2007
at 9:17am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: mnp is for the children,real life news

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a€oeThe Monkey’s Pawa€A

Y2K plugs into the fears that have haunted Science Fiction since its inception, confirming anxieties that, as technological integration increases, human control lessens, and the possibility of something crashing the entire system grows. Here, SF disintegrates into cyberpunk. Where Science Fiction can be defined as the implementation of the project of Progressive Technology a€" a vision of uninhibited technological growth spreading out into a far future that has been speculatively planned a€" cyberpunk lurks in the near future, building itself out of the unanticipated consequences of technical development. It is essentially improvisational, feeding on glitches, interference and coincidences: as the runaway AI Wintermute tells Case in Gibson’s Neuromancer, a€oeplanning’s not my thing.a€A


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"convergence culture"

a€oeConvergence does not depend on any specific delivery mechanism. Rather, convergence represents a paradigm shift a€" a move from medium-specific content toward content that flows across multiple media channels, toward the increased interdependence of communications systems, toward multiple ways of accessing media content, and toward ever more complex relations between top-down corporate media and bottom-up participatory culture.a€A (243) thesis statement

a€oeWe are in a critical moment of transition during which old rules are open to change and companies may be forced to renegotiate their relationship to consumers.a€A (243)

a€oeRather than talking about personal media, perhaps we should be talking about communal mediaa€A (245)

a€oeJust as studying fan culture helped us to understand the innovations that occur on the fringes of the media industry, we may also want to look at the structures of fan communities as showing us new ways of thinking about citizenship and collaboration.a€A (246) BIG THESIS

a€oeThat is why it is so important to fight against the corporate copyright regime, to argue against censorship and moral panic that would pathologize these emerging forms of participation, to publicize the best practices of these online communities, to expand access and participation to groups that are otherwise being left behind, and to promote forms of media literacy education that help all children to develop the skills needed to become full participants in their culture.a€A (248) ADVOCACY THESIS

a€oeA politics of confrontation must give way to one focused on tactical collaboration.a€A (250)

a€oeConcentrated power is apt to remain concentrated. But we will see adhocracy principles applied to more and more different kinds of projectsa€A (256-7). Yes, but what about sabotage?

a€oeparticipation becomes an important political right.a€A (257). Yes. Why isna€™t there more of this in the book?

a€oeThe ideal of the informed citizen is breaking down because there is simply too much for any individual to know. The idea of monitorial citizenship depends on developing new skills in collaboration and a new ethic of knowledge sharing that will allow us to deliberate together.a€A (259). ok

a€oeOne of the ways we can shape the future of media culture is by resisting such disempowering approaches to media literacy education. We need to rethink the goals of media education so that young people can come to think of themselves as cultural producers and participants and not simply as consumers, critical or otherwise.a€A (259). Call to rethink media literacy

MESSAGE: rules redrawn. Negotiation. Resurgence of communal culture. Political implications. Key prescriptions = advocacy. Not sure how his corporate readers would react. Focus on negotiation, but doesna€™t jive with hardline advocacy. Convergence will save us all. We just need to help it happen.

too much information for one post at aramsinnreich.typepad

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[ninja skills]

context and source: ‘Man that acrobat has crazy ninja skills.’ (conversation with roommate, week of 11/17, 2003)
apparent meaning: High-level skills that are almost super-natural, not necessarily in fighting
type of word formation: Compound
dictionary entry: Ninja skills, n. high-level skills that border on super-natural yet that don’t necessarily pertain to fighting or ninjas (‘My roommate has ninja skills when it comes to the computer’)

[new compund; arising from ‘ninja’ + ‘skills’]


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Posted: March 9th, 2007
at 10:47am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,mnp is for the children

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Only in America, Baby


from ocregister


ORANGEAAa€" April Branum went to her local emergency room Monday night complaining of stomach pain and emerged with the biggest shock of her life. She was pregnant with a full-term fetus.

Doctors, who discovered the baby when they took X-rays of her abdominal area, immediately sent Branum to UCI Medical Center in Orange for prenatal testing.

The fetus’s lungs were fully developed, the heartbeat was strong, and no defects were detected. The baby was ready to be delivered.

Two days later, the first-time mother gave birth by C-section to a healthy, 7-pound, 7-ounce boy named Walter Scott Edwards III.

"Usually you can tell if you’re pregnant, but with me, I couldn’t tell," the 39-year-old Garden Grove resident said Thursday, pointing to her belly and explaining that, at about 420 pounds, she was so large that no one a€" including herself a€" could tell she had carried a baby to term.

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Posted: March 5th, 2007
at 1:25pm by black octagons

Categories: myninjaplease,too good to be true,mnp is for the children

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Count to

numbers in 5020 languageszompist

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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
at 11:35pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,mnp is for the children,language

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"Top 100 Fictional Male Role Models"


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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
at 11:04pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: film,mnp is for the children

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Posted: February 24th, 2007
at 12:14am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: mnp is for the children,fo' real?

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BA in martial arts


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Posted: February 12th, 2007
at 10:20am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: games,mnp is for the children,fo' real?,9th dan

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