Why This Gigantic "Intelligence" Apparatus?

[From the Beacon blog of the Independent Institute (2010).]

On July 19, 2010, the Washington Post published the first of three large reports by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin on the dimensions of the gigantic US apparatus of "intelligence" activities
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Video: “Motivation, Creativity and (Not) Writing”
Watch video of Paul Silvia speaking about “Motivation, Creativity, and (Not) Writing,” Nov. 4 at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. Silvia, associate professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is the author of How to Write A Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing, Exploring the Psychology ofkeep reading »
Author(s): Missy Pankake

License information
Related content

Rights not set

Writing books at the push of a button
INSEAD professor Phil Parker has been granted a US patent for his software programme that writes books. It took him seven years to get the patent, and while the registered patent name is decidedly scholastic: Method and Apparatus for Automated Authoring and Marketing, the implications for the information age are not. It?s not "creative intelligence." It?s "reverse engineering" - deconstructing books into "genres" and then writing software programmes to fit those genres.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Ice strands air passengers in Paris
Around five thousands travellers are stranded at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport, as winter weather continues to disrupt flights.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

8 Americans die in Egypt bus crash.
Eight American tourists are killed in a bus crash in Egypt. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Herhalingsoefeningen : Metend Rekenen
metend_rekenen.jpg

Je vindt hier een bordles met herhalingsoefeningen rond klokrekenen, eenvoudige herleidingen en het meten van lijnstukken, aansluitend bij week 13 van de methode Kompas van uitgeverij Die Keure.


Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

How To Find Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple
Here is a simple method for finding the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) and the Least Common Multiple (LCM) without doing any calculation. Instead, you draw and you figure out the answers graphically. This simple example demonstrates the concept. (02:41)
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Verb Rap Song
This song is for learning verbs.  This is a grammar video that teaches action verbs as one of the parts of speech.  A verb is a word; it's an action word.  The students will be moving to the song. Run time 04:05.

Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

National Pancake Day: Ideas for Pancakes
Celebrate National Pancake Day on September 26th by making some unusual pancakes that the family can participate and enjoy. This video has some interesting photos of these creations they might be motivating. Here is a simple history and some folklore for the class. http://pancakelovers.com/history/   Run time 01:02.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

The Continental Congress
This is a very short overview of the formation and activities of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. It also contains short scenes of the Boston Tea Party and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Two minutes. Perhaps best as an introduction to the times. Needs far more data to be shown without outside resources
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

The American Constitution: Gouverneur Morris
This is a lecture about Gouverneur Morris, who spoke frequently, bringing a colorful, urbane presence to the debates. He also authored several sections of the Constitution. Brings to life this remarkable Founding Father. The only one with one leg. Watch first as it does have a bit about there are a few sections that might be inappropriate.

Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Why Study the Founding Fathers
Why study history, especially early American history? A short video on why the Founding Fathers as well as the whole American Revolution and Constitution era are important to study. Made by a history teacher. The video is of good quality.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

"This is My Blue Canoe" song 
This video sings a song titled "This Is My Blue Canoe". Pictures are shown as song is played. Some of the lyrics are "This is my canoe, my canoe is blue. My big blue canoe. My canoe goes up, my canoe goes down..Who is that in my blue canoe-a purple alligator, a green bumblebee, a polka dot turtle, and a pink ladybug. This cute song would be a great teaching resource for rhyming words, general music class, and for fun (3:08).
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

The Story of Pi
This video moves very rapidly, but shows how Pi works and how it is used.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

LR - What's New in Lightroom 2 - The Output Modules
Julieanne Kost gives an overview of the updated Export options in Lightroom 2.0. Learn about integration with Photoshop, as well as updates to the Print, Slideshow, and Web modules.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Advanced Device Physics
This course will focus for a large part on MOSFET and CMOS, but also on heterojunction BJT, and photonic devices.First non-ideal characteristics of MOSFETs will be discussed, like channel-length modulation and short-channel effects. We will also pay attention to threshold voltage modification by varying the dopant concentration. Further, MOS scaling will be discussed. A combination of an n-channel and p-channel MOSFET is used for CMOS devices that form the basis for current digital technology. T
Author(s): Creator not set

License information
Related content

by-nc-sa http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

Die Grundlagen des Theaters II (Commedia dell'arte, Renaissance, Commedia erudita); Molière I
(5. Vorlesung vom 12.05.1997)
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Pierre Corneille, "Le Cid" II
(2. Vorlesung vom 21.04.1997)
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Pierre Corneille: Biographie, "Le Cid" I
(1. Vorlesung vom 14.04.1997)
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content