DiVoRaM's Blog
Communication, science, politics, sociology, ICT, technology, internet…

Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category

Dell may test Google’s Chrome OS

13/07/2009

From PC WORLD NZ The company is also rumoured to be testing the Android operating system. Dell on Friday said it would consider testing Google’s upcoming Chrome operating system, but didn’t commit to offering the Linux-based OS in future products. “Dell constantly assesses new technologies as part of managing our product development process and for […]

Adam and Eve Did What? A Visit to the Creationism Museum Makes Scientists Laugh, Cry

02/07/2009

From Alternet The museum argues, among other things, that war, famine and natural disasters are to blame on belief in evolution. For a group of paleontologists, a tour of the Creation Museum seemed like a great tongue-in-cheek way to cap off a serious conference. But while there were a few laughs and some clowning for […]

Torvalds proclaims ‘new world order’ with Linux 2.6.30

11/06/2009

From The Standard Linux kernel 2.6.30 has been released with hundreds of changes from the previous version, including a new architecture for suspend and resume which Linus Torvalds says switches the kernel to a “new world order”. “Hopefully now done with the suspend/resume irq re-architecting, and have switched to a new world order,” Torvalds announced […]

Chomsky: What Obama Didn’t Say in His Cairo Address Speaks Volumes About His Mideast Policy

08/06/2009

From Alternet By Noam Chomsky, AlterNet. The U.S. has played a decisive role in sustaining the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Obama gave no indication that its role should change. A CNN headline, reporting Obama’s plans for his June 4 address in Cairo, Egypt, reads “Obama looks to reach the soul of the Muslim world.” Perhaps that captures […]

Interview with Noam Chomsky

08/06/2009

mtDNA / Mitochondrial DNA

01/06/2009

From Wikipedia Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is the DNA located in organelles called mitochondria. Most other DNA present in eukaryotic organisms is found in the cell nucleus. Mitochondrial DNA was discovered by Margit M. K. Nass and Sylvan Nass by electron microscopy as DNAase-sensitive thread inside mitochondria,[1] and by Ellen Haslbrunner, Hans Tuppy and Gottfried Schatz […]

Sociology

01/06/2009

From Wikipedia Sociology is a branch of the social sciences that uses systematic methods of empirical investigation[1][2] and critical analysis[3] to develop and refine a body of knowledge about human social structure and activity, sometimes with the goal of applying such knowledge to the pursuit of social welfare. Its subject matter ranges from the micro […]

Democracy

01/06/2009

From Wikipedia Democracy is a form government in which state-power is held by the majority of citizens within a country or a state. It is derived from the Greek δημοκρατία (dēmokratía (info)), “popular government”,[1] which was coined from δῆμος (dêmos), “people” and κράτος (krátos), “rule, strength” in the middle of the fifth-fourth century BC to […]

Revolution

31/05/2009

From Wikipedia A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, “a turn around”) is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time. Aristotle described two types of political revolution: Complete change from one constitution to another Modification of an existing constitution.[1] Revolutions have occurred through human history […]

Thomas Samuel Kuhn

31/05/2009

From Wikipedia Thomas Kuhn was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Samuel L. Kuhn, an industrial engineer, and Minette Stroock Kuhn. He obtained his B.S. degree in physics from Harvard University in 1943, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics in 1946 and 1949, respectively. He later taught a course in the history of science at […]