Review: The Obstacle is the Way

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Ryan Holiday

4.0 out of 5 stars World-Class Integration with Some Flaws, July 2, 2015

This is a brilliantly executed formula book. It was given to me as a gift during a recent trip to Tampa, Florida, and I read it on the airplane flying back — so I do recommend it as a 2 hour airplane read.

The author, whom I know personally and whose book Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator I consider the superior original work — I gave it a rave review and met the author as a result, has done a superb job of combining an original foundation from several ancient philosophers with modern biographies of success, to create a distilled self-help book that focuses on perception, action, and will as the three things that anyone can control in the face of adversity.

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Jul 3

Robert Steele: Elsevier Reeling on Sharing

Categories: Access
Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Elsevier is feeling the strong pressure from a world-wide movement to force them into sensibility about sharing. Universities around the world, including MIT, and many other parties, have signed a strong denouncement here.

Buried within the comments, where Elsevier’s Alicia Wise is participating, is this statement that I have accepted in agreeing to do an article for Technology in Society — my article will appear at Phi Beta Iota on the same day that the journal is published.

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Jul 3

Antechinus: US Navy Pays Millions for Windows XP Support

Antechinus

Antechinus

Navy re-ups with Microsoft for more Windows XP support

The US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) has closed a $9.1 million contract extension with Microsoft that the agency originally announced in April to further extend custom support for the venerable Windows XP operating system, as well as the Office 2003 suite and Exchange 2003 e-mail. According to a Navy contracting announcement, “Across the United States Navy, approximately 100,000 workstations currently use these applications. Support for this software can no longer be obtained under existing agreements with Microsoft because the software has reached the end of maintenance period.”

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Jul 3

Stephen E. Arnold: Swizzled Search

Categories: IO Impotency
Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Google, Search, and Swizzled Results

I am tired of answering questions about the alleged blockbuster revelations from a sponsored study and an academic Internet legal eagle wizard. To catch up on the swizzled search results “news”, I direct your attention, gentle reader, to these articles:

I don’t have a dog in this fight. I prefer the biases of Yandex.ru, the wonkiness of Qwant, the mish mash of iSeek, and the mixed outputs of Unbubble.eu.

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Jul 3