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Four short links: 3 June 2013

Taksim square, correct Cook, loyal audiences, Contemporary American Poetry

What is Happenning in Istanbul? | nsanlik Hali -- Okay, so here is a reason the internet is a good thing because it lets people speak their truth when others would keep them quiet. The people of Turkey deserve respect of their basic human rights. People need to make a stand against capitalism. People are gathering to protect a public place against the exploitation of their city and you are complaining about the way they criticize some liberticide laws! I am very proud of Turkish people to have such strong courage to protest the proper that belong to the public. It comes to a point where business owner even hire government force to unjustly evict people out of their homes. More than one million people in Cambodia have systematically evicted from their land to make way for private companies to build shopping mall and apartment. When I see Turkish people stand up for what they think is wrong, I wish my people do the same. It is hard to make people rebel against the most corrupted government in the whole world when people are uneducated and had gone through 2 decades of civil war that destroy everything include psychology; people have been traumatized and it takes generation to restore, i know. I was moved to hear how power of people cannot be conroled and when I read that people alowed their private wifi to be used once the goverment tried to ban the access, I was moved to tears. We are in the middle of EU and EU cannot do much but ban the flow of EU fonds, and my only hope is that people will finally wake up one day and organize and do something as you do in Turkey now. I think that democracy is sometimes about standing up and standing firms for democracy and basic human rights.There is place for everyone, religious and non religious people, liberals and conservatives and I think that in a propper democratic state there is no need for opression and agression in order to provide space for all of them to live peacefully. Police chased them with pepper spray and tear gas and drove their tanks over people who offered the police food in return. Couple of more thousand passed the Bosporus Bridge on foot to support the people of Taksim. Some police officers refused to spray innocent people with tear gas and quit their jobs. And when there were thousands of people crowded into uneven features of the square, the police literally bombarded the crowd with the most intense concentration of tear gas i have seen up to that moment. And for a while there were reports of a different type of gas being used which made people sick on top of all the effects of regular tear gas, and it was identified as Agent Orange which made my blood curl, if it is true, and evidence will surface in time, I leave judgement to our international followers. They were peaceful because those brave Turkish young people could have given the police a run for teir money if they wanted, there were plenty glass bottles, lighters and rags laying around if you know what I mean. I am glad that people still fight for their believes around the world! So I know how you feel on that score, but I cant imagine our police force, who are there to protect our safety, attacking the people who gather to express their discontent on these issues.

Maybe Its Time For Apple To Go Back Behind The Curtain | TechCrunch -- Started by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, Apple has expanded from computers to consumer electronics over the last 30 years, officially changing their name from Apple Computer, Inc. Among the key offerings from Apples product line are: Pro line laptops (MacBook Pro) and desktops (Mac Pro), consumer line laptops (MacBook Air) and desktops (iMac), servers (Xserve), Apple TV, the Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server operating systems, the iPod, the...

I ain't gonna work on YouTube's farm nomore - LAUNCH - -- Just over a year ago, YouTube asked me to pitch them on making shows that would take their service from a UGC (user generated content) juggernaut to a more advertiser-friendly platform. However, Ive spoken to over two dozen other funded content partners, and they told me their split was 45% to YouTube and 55% to the content creator. ... -- In September of 2012 there were not yet many humanities courses on Coursera (remember Dan wants to be made to compare ideas, so the humanities are better for that than many hard science classes) so I helped him sign up for two courses from University of Pennsylvania: Al Filreis Modern Poetry, known to its legions of worldwide fans as ModPo, and Peter Strucks Greek and Roman Mythology . True, the online lecture format made it easy for me to stop the video and ask Dan questions, and we could repeat things he didnt get the first time, but basically Dan had to keep up. We took Dan there and Al spent time with him, and the TAs, familiar from the video lectures, were friendly and accepting and Dan began to get a sense that there might be a community he could be part of some day that had nothing to do with autism.

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