Great little alternative, or rather compliment to Ubuntu Tweak.
Great little alternative, or rather compliment to Ubuntu Tweak.
A nice review of the latest version of PCLinuxOS 2010 (PCLOS).
A must have install for any Ubuntu system.
I've been with Netflix since 2005 and I am seriously contemplating leaving them because like Ian, I too am a Linux user with only Ubuntu on my computer. While I currently stream Netflix through my PS3, I lack an option for my laptop. Perhaps if enough of us were to leave....well it's just a thought....but don't tempt us Netflix cause you might be surprised...
I love Ubuntu Tweak. I've recently jumped into using Kubutu to test drive KDE 4.3 and found that Ubuntu Tweak is only for the Gnome desktop, which was a disappointment and reminded me how laborious it is to customize a freshly installed OS to one's liking. It would be a wonderful addition to KDE if a version of this could be developed.
An unabashed Blair confirms that it's always been about oil!
A great contemporary primer not just on political sociology, but also a critical analysis of C. Wright Mills' theories of power in the US. If you want to begin to understand why our political parties look they way they do, then G. William Domhoff is must add to your list of authors. I only wish they opened me up to these ideas back in high school, but if you understand what political sociologists are saying about elites, then you'll understand why these ideas can only be found in the academic realm. The power elites would never allow this glimpse into their world, particularly through institutions they control and constantly manipulate and this includes the media as well. Enjoy!
I got a netbook running Windows XP and it ran like crap...a 10.1 inch Acer AspireOne with 1GB of RAM ran XP sluggishly. I decided that I'd give the UNR a test drive. I am simply amazed. On start up, I'm using only 250MB of RAM, whereas in XP, at startup, uses over 500MB of RAM without a single application running. I installed Elisa media center and ran all but high def video that I could throw at it. Music and pictures ran smoothly, albeit when running the slide show, the large archive of pictures took time to load thumbnails. In UNR, applications launch amazingly quick. I can't wait until the Ubuntu community integrates the harbour-launcher application into the UNR design like HP has done for it's netbooks. HP has customized their own version of Ubuntu on their netbooks, however their harbour-launcher is pre 1.0 and therefore suffers from limitations, including lacking a gui for customization. If you like GNU/Linux, and are a fan of Ubuntu, download the UNR iso and give it a test run in your virtual machine or on any of your netbook.
From the page: "Hyper Video Converter"
A great frontend for the popular all-in-one video production suite ffmpeg. This is a great app for those still intimidated by the command line, but are sophisticated enough with video encoding and conversion to need an all purpose application. I consider this application the ultimate swiss army knife for video manipulation.
Finally a supporter of the public option who is speaking directly to conservatives on the fundamental basis of Economics 101....Enjoy watching how the Morning Joe crew become born-again-liberals...LOL
Come on developers, turn this bad boy into a package already....
shaking his head in disbelief....
Thumbs down because the spineless Democrats are using the public option as a negotiating chip. They have no conviction for using their power to do what's right like when Roosevelt passed social security and Johnson sheparded medicare. The Republicans when challenged can't find a way to oppose the publc option while side stepping comment on that other socialist program called Medicare. The American people, generations from now, will thank us for having the political will as a people to combat the economic self-interest of corporations and the misinformation they peddle to working people. Say no to cooperatives and demand a public option - Medicare for all!
Colbert does it again...How he manages to completely make fun of people to their face and have them laugh when they are trying to be serious is pure genius!!!
OldSoulRevival's rendition of reality made sense in the 1770s, but in the 21st century we've evolved into a society that believes in the redistribution of wealth, hence our nearly 100 year old progressive tax system. Wealthy people are no more virtuous than any working person. What is relevant is the fact that paying taxes is every American's responsibility if we want to maintain the American way of life. In fact wealthy people ought to view paying taxes like an insurance policy they pay to maintain their ability to remain wealthy because if a revolution were to occur, there is no guarantee that our version of capitalism would survive. All that is being discussed is essentially that the price of insurance just went up for rich people.
gotta love corporate media. Once again, they fail basic journalism. This article is framed in a one sided manner that condemns Hamas rocket attacks on Israeli citizen, but fails to provide a balanced account of the atrocities, also citied by Human Rights Watch, for the dozens of innocents killed by IDF sponsored targeted assassinations and the most recent offensive in Gaza where over 1000 civilians were killed. And for those who don't know, the report cites only 3 Israeli civilian deaths.
Although the author is strongly one sided on this issue, this well documented and investigated article uncovers an apparent who's who of political insiders and their making money schemes advancing the economic interests of Honduran coup leaders. This article also spotlights the corruptive grey space that exists in the US's political system. The political message extracted from this piece says more of the same - political leadership deferred to economic elites who ultimately use their political power to legislate economic benefits. Americans need to begin plugging into world affairs and understand what factors drive US foreign policy. Stay current, but don't forget to drill down on the material and gather context so see how trends clearly articulate a particular way of relating to nations. Put simply - if you have power you get respect (think China), and if you don't, be prepared to make sacrifices on sovereignty and other issues relating to the influence of outside interests on one's political systems.
I've heard of corporate welfare, but not corporate socialism. I think supporters of this site need to visit Webster's. I believe the correct term is state capitalism which privatizes profits but socializes risk, which is what happens when corporations use their economic power to advance their self-interest and that of its shareholders. Even more interesting I find that it's right wingers trying to frame a communist takeover of our country. Here the utter illogicality of the argument becomes clear. If communism were to be the eventual end of any revolution in this country, it most certainly wouldn't come from corporations. Perhaps while their looking up socialism, they might want to thumb back a few pages and look up communism as well.
A great radio program on NPR about globalization and how it has really impacted the world through the lense of Latin America.