Arthur C. Clarke on political appointments

“For the last century, almost all top political appointments on Terra had been made by random computer selection from the pool of individuals who had the necessary qualifications. It had taken the human race several thousand years to realise that there were some jobs that should be never given to the people who volunteered for them, specially if they showed too much enthusiasm. As one shrewd political commentator had remarked: “We want a President who has to be carried screaming and kicking into the White House-but will then do the best job he possible can, so that he’ll get time off for good behaviour.”” Arthur C. Clarke – Imperial Earth.

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It’s all about making the right question

Regards the use of Creative Commons licenses the classical approach to justify or explain why using it is no longer a valid one. We must make the right questions instead.

So it is not about how do I make money if I choose a Creative Commons license, meaning the ones that allow commercial use and derivated works, but instead we have to state that after giving others our works the way we’d like other to give us their’s, how do I make it relevant, visible and usable so that all of us can improve our life quality and obtain a wide arrange of value out of them.

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Fotografía erótica

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Derrocar un gobierno

“Pero cuando una larga serie de abusos y usurpaciones, dirigida invariablemente al mismo objetivo, demuestra el designio de someter al pueblo a un despotismo absoluto, es su derecho, es su deber, derrocar ese gobierno y establecer nuevos resguardos para su futura seguridad.”


Fragmento del texto de la Declaración de la Independencia de los EEUU. 4 de Julio de 1776.

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Big corporate interests and education

“There’s a reason education sucks, it’s the same reason that it will never, ever, ever be fixed. It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it, be happy with what you got.  Because the owners of this country don’t want that.  I’m talking about the real owners, now.  The real owners, the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they’re an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They’ve got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear. They’ve got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying,­ lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else.

But I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago.

You know what they want? Obedient workers,­ people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork but just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. And, now, they’re coming for your Social Security. They want your fucking retirement money. They want it back, so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street.  And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all, sooner or later, because they own this fucking place. It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it. You and I are not in the big club.

This country is finished.”


By George Carlin

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Avaricia Espiritual

“Es detestable esa avaricia espiritual que tienen los que sabiendo algo, no procuran la transmisión de esos conocimientos”

Miguel de Unamuno

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Piensa por ti mismo

“Piensa por ti mismo o alguien lo hará en tu lugar…”

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Neil deGrasse Tyson en SXSW 2014

No os lo perdáis:

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Huye de los profetas

“Huye, Adso, de los profestas y de los que están dispuestos a morir por la verdad, porque suelen provocar también la muerte de muchos otros, a menudo antes que la propia, y a veces en lugar de la propia” de El Nombre de la Rosa

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Superman con una GoPro

Alucinante el vídeo. Vale la pena verlo:

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