Articles posted on April 9th, 2003

Alex Ferguson eats earth

Wednesday, April 9th, 2003 • 11:04 pm

I must admit it was particularly pleasing to watch Man U losing 3-1 against Real Madrid and being given a lesson of football by an extremely powerful team. Several Man U players were also deservedly booked for ridiculously inappropriate behaviour. And some of them will rightfully miss the return leg because of suspension. The only […]

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Democracy starts at home

Wednesday, April 9th, 2003 • 10:47 pm

More on the unbearable hypocrisy of the current US administration and its advocates: “The Last Refuge” by Paul Krugman, The New York Times For years to come, then, this country may be, in some sense, at war. And all that time, if Mr. Racicot and his party are allowed to set the ground rules, nobody […]

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Mac OS X: Another Mail problem

Wednesday, April 9th, 2003 • 9:12 pm

Every day bring to the fore another problem in Mac OS X’s Mail application. Today, while receiving yet again a large (1 MB) attachment via my pokey modem connection, I couldn’t help but notice that the progress bar in the “Activity Viewer” window (an indispensable Mail troubleshooting tool if you are on a slow Internet […]

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View from the Throne

Wednesday, April 9th, 2003 • 4:33 pm

Important column by Robert Scheer on what’s ahead of us now that the Saddam Hussein regime is pretty much over. “The View from the Throne” by Robert Scheer, … the most dangerous days are ahead for the U.S. This battle is for the hearts and minds of Iraqis, Americans and the rest of the […]

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A linguist’s take on warspeak

Wednesday, April 9th, 2003 • 4:23 pm

While it contains some exaggerations (500,000 civilian casualties?), it’s still a good read: “Metaphor and War, Again” by George Lakoff, I’m not sure it all falls under the “Metaphor” category, though. As far as I can tell, some of the language is based on metonymy as much as it is based on analogy. In […]

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Dave Winer on weblogs and Napster

Wednesday, April 9th, 2003 • 3:51 pm

Dave shares with us his notes for a talk given at Harvard: “Speech and weblogs” by Dave Winer, DaveNet The Internet is the nicest distribution system for creative work that’s ever been invented. Pretty good, and with some important links.

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Mac OS X’s Mail: SHUT UP!

Wednesday, April 9th, 2003 • 1:50 am

I am quickly reaching boiling point with Mac OS X’s Mail application these days. And the reason is extremely simple. I have had enough of all these obnoxious, useless, erroneous, irritating, intrusive, idiotic error messages telling me that my email account password is wrong or that the server could not be reached. All my passwords […]

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