Probably the simplest definition of a filesystem is a data structure or a collection of files. In Unix, filesystem can refer to two very distinct things; the directory tree or the arrangement of files on disk partitions. The latter can be thought of as the physical filesystem as it has a tangible physical location. http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/usail/concepts/filesystems/def-of-filesys.html (more)
The Lunar Society was a discussion club, of a number of prominent industrialists and scientists, who met regularly in the latter half of the 18th century in Birmingham, England. The society's name came from their practice of scheduling their meetings at the time of the full moon (in that time of no street lighting, the extra light made the journey home easier). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Society (more)
John Robb posits that Pakistan is now a Hollow State. Like Colombia and Iraq, the best source of opposition to the advance of the Taliban will be from wealthy local land owners, businessmen and tribal elders willing to build/hire their own militias and not from the government's uniformed military or its auxiliaries. These militias aren't getting support, instead the opposite is happening: the government is extending authority and legitimacy to the Taliban through promises of self rule. (more)
The Long Now Foundation, established in 1996, is a private organization that seeks to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. It aims to provide a counterpoint to what it views as today's "faster/cheaper" mindset and to promote "slower/better" (Slow World) thinking. The Long Now Foundation hopes to "creatively foster responsibility" in the framework of the next 10,000 years, and so uses 5-digit dates to address the Year 10,000 problem (e.g. by writing 02010 rather than 2010). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Now_Foundation (more)
Ted Hope ponders what the indie Film Industry can learn from Etsy. Like Etsy’s efforts to create an intimate relationship between buyers and sellers, if we want a Truly Free Film culture to flourish, we need to increase the intimacy between audiences (True Fan) and creators. We need to erase those lines so it is a truly united Virtual Community. Etsy works to do this through daily emails: (more)
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