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What are Coconut Headsets?

The term "coconut headsets" refers to a behavior of theACargo Cults. These cults are usually tribal people who were exposed to military forces of major countries during a war.

Famous examples of cargo cult activity include the setting up of mock airstrips, airports, offices, dining rooms, as well as the fetishization and attempted construction of western goods, such as radios made of coconuts and straw. Believers may stage "drills" and "marches" with sticks for rifles and use military-style insignia and "USA" painted on their bodies to make them look like soldiers, thereby treating the activities of western military personnel as rituals to be performed for the purpose of attracting the cargo. The cult members built these items and 'facilities' in the belief that the structures would attract cargo intended to be sent to them. This perception reportedly has been reinforced by the occasional success of an 'airport' to attract military transport aircraft full of cargo.

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Posted: July 14th, 2010
at 8:31pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: development,internets,what is?

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Information Overload

How to deal with information overload? Consume information consciously, practice attention fitness and breathe.

"As long as the centuries continue to unfold, the number of books will grow continually, and one can predict that a time will come when it will be almost as difficult to learn anything from books as from the direct study of the whole universe. It will be almost as convenient to search for some bit of truth concealed in nature as it will be to find it hidden away in an immense multitude of bound volumes." - Denis Diderot

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Networks, Crowds, and Markets

Over the past decade there has been a growing public fascination with the complex "connectedness" of modern society. This connectedness is found in many incarnations: in the rapid growth of the Internet and the Web, in the ease with which global communication now takes place, and in the ability of news and information as well as epidemics and financial crises to spread around the world with surprising speed and intensity. These are phenomena that involve networks, incentives, and the aggregate behavior of groups of people; they are based on the links that connect us and the ways in which each of our decisions can have subtle consequences for the outcomes of everyone else.

Networks, Crowds, and Markets combines different scientific perspectives in its approach to understanding networks and behavior. Drawing on ideas from economics, sociology, computing and information science, and applied mathematics, it describes the emerging field of study that is growing at the interface of all these areas, addressing fundamental questions about how the social, economic, and technological worlds are connected.

You can download a complete pre-publication draft ofANetworks, Crowds, and Markets here.

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Posted: June 30th, 2010
at 3:02pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: life,science,development,internets

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National Civil Discourse Day

MNP will be celebrating this September! (help Preemptive Karma by spreading the word about this day!)

The goal of National Civil Discourse Day is for everyone in all forms of media, from Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow on the Left to Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck on the Right on down to the most anonymous members of the politicosphere, to commit to a day of respectful and substantive discourse.

Hopefully, the NCDD will raise awareness and show people that America will be better and stronger if we can have respectful debate about our differences in ways that foster consensus (even if that means just agreeing to disagree) and produce beneficial solutions.

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Posted: June 28th, 2010
at 11:38pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: mnp is for the children,politricks,et cetera,internets,today in history

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What Now? : The Imprecise and Disagreeable Aesthetics of Remix

At first I had considered him to be as singular as the phoenix of rhetorical praise; after frequenting his pages a bit, I came to think I could recognize his voice, or his practices, in texts from diverse literatures and periods. I shall record a few of these here. -ABorges, 'Kafka and His Precursors'

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Posted: June 28th, 2010
at 10:58pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,music,life,art,web,film,photo,design,"ninja",internets,trade,trademark & copyright,open source

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What’s New? : Digital Afterlife?

What's New? covering what's new in tech…… we ask….

There are well defined legal, social, and religious traditions that come into play when our physical lives end that help decide how people remember us, and what happens to our property. Yet we also have digital lives, and their fates are much less understood and controlled. Facebook pages, Google, Twitter - all of these services exist in a legal murky ground after you die as most of these companies maintain rights to any public information you share through their sites. That can prove hectic to loved ones trying to tie up loose ends after someone has passed, but it also highlights a curious condition of the modern age: we may continue to live long after we die thanks to our online records. Are we creating a digital afterlife?

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ninja.networks / Ninja Badges

Ninja Networks designs and distributes custom electronic "badges" at DEFCON and other creative conferences around the world.

Kewl.

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Posted: June 10th, 2010
at 5:02pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: hood status,gear,design,events,internets,ninjas are everyehere,security

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Web Services as Governments

Some call them eco-systems, networks, or communities, but this guy calls them governments. Read along here.

As I thought about it, it became clear that web platforms really don’t make much. Instead, they create the conditions that encourage others to invest their time and energy to create useful services…in the end, the big networks on the web will all have to find a balance between state power and private initiative.

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Posted: June 10th, 2010
at 4:11pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: computers,web,business,politricks,internets

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How to Afford Anything

Extensive guide from Ken Rockwell (2008)

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