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"To die for an idea: it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true." - H.L. Mencken

Google Groups: How Not to Run an Archive

by Kevin Alfred Strom

IT’S BEING acknowledged everywhere — now by Wired magazine and the SEO Theory newsletter. Google Groups is totally broken.

It began well. Google acquired the Deja News archive of Usenet postings from 1995 forward, and then added 1981-1994 material from Marc Spencer’s archive. If somebody said it in a newsgroup, you […]

"In Switzerland, where the people have retained the right to rule through referenda, it has been decided that individuals have the absolute right to keep automatic machine guns in their homes, and it is now unconstitutional to erect a minaret." - Kevin Alfred Strom

Thanks to EU Times

THANKS TO EU TIMES: My thanks go out to the European Union Times, which — alone among important media outlets — spoke out for justice throughout my travails, telling both sides of the story in their news reporting and calling for my release in editorials. They stated “Kevin Alfred Strom is innocent,” saying of […]

"A new truth... will never be able to triumph by convincing its adversaries and by making them see the light, but rather finally these adversaries die and a new generation grows up for whom this truth is familiar." - Max Planck

Birdsong Radio

by Kevin Alfred Strom

YEARS AGO I joked that the next niche radio format to be attempted would be continuous bird calls. I never imagined that it could actually happen, but it has, and the results are quite pleasant.

Apparently one of the Digital Audio Broadcast channels in Great Britain (yes, they have real over-the-air […]

"A man had given all other bliss, / And all his worldly work for this, / To waste his whole heart in one kiss, / Upon her perfect lips." - Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Gandhi Article Generates Interest

Gandhi by Harold Arthur McNeill; click for the full-size version.

by Kevin Alfred Strom

MY RECENT ARTICLE on Mahatma Gandhi has created some interest, and has been reprinted not only by the Historical Review Press in Britain, but also by John de Nugent and by Ironlight, a site whose motto is ‘illumination in the […]

"Once entropy finally triumphs -- when, at length, there is no difference in energy levels or density anywhere -- the concepts of time, size, and even number will have no meaning any more. All will be One, and there will be no way to distinguish between the infinitely large and the infinitesimally small. Is it not conceivable, or possible, or perhaps by unknown laws even inevitable, that a new Big Bang could come out of such a timeless moment of oneness?" - Kevin Alfred Strom

How Much Do You Know About World Affairs?

A Simple Quiz

by Mark Graffis

EDITOR’S NOTE: Being able to score an “A” on this simple quiz should be a requirement before one is permitted to vote in any national election. — Kevin Alfred Strom.

1. In which of these countries are Christians permitted to pray or wear religious symbols in the schools?

A. […]