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19 May 2005

BuzzMachine ... by Jeff Jarvis

BuzzMachine ... by Jeff Jarvis: "News without newspapers?

: Doc Searls comes out with on-the-spot insights that abstract and summarize big trends with the clarity a new pair of glasses brings and he does it with the ease and frequency with which Howard Stern farts.

At the Syndicate conference this week, I was standing next to Doc and a fellow media executive who was saying what all us media executives say all the time: We need to find the business models that will support quality journalism.

Without missing a beat, Doc says, 'You need to come up with business models that support news without newspapers.'"

18 May 2005

TheFeature :: Talking Loud And Saying Nothing

TheFeature :: Talking Loud And Saying Nothing: "NASA is developing a subvocal speech system that could enable you to make a phone call while keeping your lips sealed.

How do you talk to someone without opening your mouth? Psychics call it telepathy. NASA refers to it as subvocal speech. Scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center in California have developed a system of tiny sensors that read nerve signals in the throat that control speech. You may not make a sound when, say, you read silently, but your nervous system is buzzing with activity. Recently, they used the system to make the first subvocal cell phone call.
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Invisible Workforce

Invisible Workforce

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[At a local charreada (Mexican style rodeo), most of the competitors are farm workers or family of farm workers. These events help build community and keep cultural traditions alive.]
[This man holds a $74.08 paycheck, his net earnings for two full days of work. Too tired to cross the border and return home to Mexicali after a day's work, he sleeps in the railroad yards which double as an end-of-day migrant depot.]
[Lettuce, a crop that is always picked by hand, is grown with some of the greatest amounts of pesticides of any crop. California growers used 151 million pounds of pesticides in 2001, the most recent year for which the state Department of Pesticide Regulations has statistics.]
[Wearing traditional attire for female field workers helps guard against sun damage and prevents the detection of underage workers.]
[Tomato workers are given one token for each pair of buckets they fill, totaling approx. 30 pounds. The token values fluctuate with the market price of the tomatoes. On this day, the tokens were worth $0.95.]
[Onion fieldwork almost always starts before dawn, often times lit by bus headlights. Work usually finishes by 2:00 p.m. due to triple-digit heat.]
[Green tomatoes are harvested entirely by hand. Despite the heat, workers wear several layers of clothing to stay protected from the sun and mud they crawl through.]
[Nearly 20 million trays of strawberries are produced annually in the Santa Maria Valley. Strawberry pickers make approx. $1.00 per flat of 8 boxes during peak season.]
[The grave of an unclaimed migrant worker. This dirt lot is the final resting place for many who die crossing the U.S.-Mexico border as well as for migrants who die in America and whose families can't afford to have their remains sent home.]

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Invisible Workforce


Traveling in darkness and working in California's blinding sun, a quiet army of migrant farm workers picks over half of the nation's daily consumption of produce. Employed in jobs American's shun, this underclass plays a vital role in keeping California's $27 billion agriculture industry afloat. Despite their importance, farm workers consistently rank among the most impoverished and poorly housed members of our society.

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Plastic Not So Fantastic

Beckoned by the promise of better bodies at a fraction of the U.S. Cost, thousands of Americans cross the Texas border into Mexico where plastic surgery clinics are flourishing on the growing craze for makeovers. Find out how bargain border clinics sometimes deliver disasters

Hair Trade Route

Hair Trade Route

From South Asia to East London, human hair is a little known but highly lucrative trade.

16 May 2005

Google Content Blocker

Google Content Blocker

What can I do once the content is removed?

* Click on the ads: Just click 'em (you don't even have to read 'em). Every time you click an ad, money changes hands. As an option, you can install the free Google Content Blocker "ka-ching!" audio support file.
* Look at the ads: You probably already know that ads are interesting, entertaining, and informative. So look at them. You may not even realize it, but just looking at an ad will help our advertisers because eventually you're going to click on that sucker.
* Click on the ads: Use your mouse. Move the mouse pointer over an ad, then click the mouse button.
* Tell your friends about the ads: Tell them how cute and funny the ads are, and tell them how to find them. Also tell them to click on the ads.
* Click on the ads: If you see an ad, click it. It's as easy as that.

How to detect lies - body language, reactions, speech patterns

How to detect lies - body language, reactions, speech patterns

The following techniques to telling if someone is lying are often used by police, and security experts. This knowledge is also useful for managers, employers, and for anyone to use in everyday situations where telling the truth from a lie can help prevent you from being a victim of fraud/scams and other deceptions.

Warning: Sometimes Ignorance is bliss; after gaining this knowledge, you may be hurt when it is obvious that someone is lying to you.

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