Saturday, 30 November 2013

Vinterkarusellen #3 2013

Race #46 2013 - 2.1km - 09:33 - Saturday 30th of November

A nice day at Blystadlia.

This great and fun hill race at Blystadlia marks a worthy finish to a nice running season. Only (as compared with previous years) 46 races this year. A fun and short hill race, that luckily went faster now than in 2012. A year ago I was not in good shape, today I had no excuses, except for not being better. Read the 2012 report for more details about the event.

Well organised, this year as last.

Shorts and tee, but of course!

Mr RG was satisfied, before and after the race. Once again he did beat me.

Warming up. Ida (in the middle) did a comeback today and won the race. Well done.

Links
| garmin connect | kondis article, inc results | 2012 report |

Friday, 29 November 2013

Capitalising Titles

To capitalise or not to capitalise

Which words should you capitalise in a title? Now I have a style to follow.
I will capitalise - the first word - the last word - and all other words longer than three characters
Which is an even simpler style than the Associated Press style of capitalising:
Capitalise the first word of the title, the last word of the title, and all “principal” words (that’s essentially the same parts of speech I just listed—nouns, verbs and so on), and all words longer than three letters.

Examples

And Here is my First Title
And my Second
Third Title Here
The Fifth Title is a Long Title to Read
A Sixth Title to Be


Other styles

And The MTV Style Is Like This
EVERYTHING UPPERCASE STYLE
everything lowercase style
lasT letteR uppercaseD stylE


Grammar Girl can teach you more.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Launch

system details.

Hello, World!
My new "web bundling engine", named foreneNo, is now in version 0.2 (with the beautiful name Achernar), and runners.no has started using this version. Version 0.2 include some new features, and several bug fixes. It seemed stable, and hence it was time to throw away the old runners.no site. However, a copy is kept (for now), running in parallel.

version 0.2 of foreneNo.

Nerd?
Are you a nerd, like me, and want to get more juicy details about foreneNo? Below are some resources.
foreneNo blog
issues (features) that are ready for the next version of foreneNo
issues that will be worked on

Other
runners no - service specific URL
old version of runners.no

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

18.7 BTC Sold

BTC - the currency of the future?

In April I started playing with Bitcoins. I mined some, and I bought some. Today I sold my 18.7 BTC, for the amazing prize of 928 USD a coin, or the total sum of $17233 (105000 kr). For me this was a total profit of $14750 (90.000 kr).

Impossible to know whether the price of BTC will keep rising, or collapse. What I do know is that there are some people out there that has earned shit loads of money on trading and mining Bitcoins.

17233 usd to nok.


The price of BTC last 12 months (src).

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Thirteen

Burning hands! The result of 49 muscle ups. (src)

Yesterday was a great day for Norwegian chess, however it was also a slightly memorable day for me, as I am got one step closer to my major 15 x muscle-up goal. Nine weeks ago I started a new muscle up program, that has given results. I have now reached 13.

Yesterday's session:
13x [new PB], 10x, 9x, 8x, 9x (49 muscle ups in 5 sets)



The challenge is that the progress is extremely slow. It's more than half a year since I reached 12. As well I have another challenge coming up, as I most likely won't be able to do muscle up for more than a month in end of December and whole of January.

Progress.

Links
| the first five muscle ups | reaching 6 | reaching 8 | reaching 9 | reaching 10 | reaching 11 | reaching 12 |

Thursday, 21 November 2013

I løvens hule

Sist fredag var jeg i møte med Kjetil Hildeskor, hos Norges Friidrettsforbund (NFIF). Jeg må innrømme at jeg var spent på hvordan det ville være å gå rett inn i "løvens hule".
Møtet gikk ganske så bra. Jeg vil kategorisere det som både interessant og hyggelig. Garantert skuffende for de mulige paparazzier i buskene utenfor.
På agendaen stod, ikke uventet, lisenssaken (lisenskrigen). Det endte ikke med meg som med Winston Smith (for de som har lest 1984). Jeg er fortsatt imot lisensen. Men det var konstruktivt å diskutere denne saken over et bord, i stedet for via media.
NFIF hevder nå at det er tre årsaker til innføringen av lisensen:
  • Forsikring.
  • Arrangementløsninger.
  • Styrke friidretten.
Men det er ikke lenge siden følgende ble skrevet:
"Lisensen er med på å styrke Norges Friidrettsforbunds helhetlige mosjons- og idrettstilbud, og (at) hver enkelt løper får viktige fordeler."
"Overskuddet som kommer fra lisens skal i sin helhet gå til å styrke aktivitetstilbudet over hele landet."
Det er nettopp slike uttalelser som har provosert og svekket NFIF sin troverdighet. Få har trodd på at lisensen blir innført for å styrke mosjonstilbudet, og mange har spurt om svar på hva pengene egentlig skal brukes til.
Slik jeg oppfatter saken så burde følgende blitt kommunisert:
  • NFIF trenger en ny inntektskilde. Et tredje ben å stå på, for å styrke Norsk friidrett.
  • NFIF ønsker å ansvarsforsikre alle arrangører.
To argumenter som jeg tror på.
Argumenter rundt styrking av mosjonsidrett, forsikringer og deltagerløsninger burde droppes. Styrking av mosjonsidrett gjør Kondis allerede på en utmerket måte. Og man burde ikke tvinge deltagere til å kjøpe forsikring. Spesielt ikke forsikringen i engangslisensen, som tilsynelatende virker dårlig. Man trenger ingen forsikring for å drive med løping. På en annen side, for de som løper mye kan en helårsforsikring, spesielt den utvidede, være en god ordning. Denne burde være valgfri, for alle medlemmer av NFIF-tilknyttede friidrettsklubber.
Man burde ikke si at penger skal brukes for å utvikle tekniske påmeldingsløsninger, terminlister eller lignende. Her kunne man i stedet samarbeidet med Kondis og flere, for å videreutvikle systemer som allerede finnes. Slik kunne eksisterede systemer raskt, billig og enkelt, dekke eventuelle nye behov som NFIF har.
Pengene burde ikke hentes inn som en lisens på toppen av arrangementsavgiften. I stedet kunne man økt "startavgiften", som i flere tiår, har stått stille på 6 kr. En startavgift som er innbakt i startkontigenter / deltagerpriser for alle løp arrangert av NFIF-klubber.
Man kunne tenke seg følgende startavgift: 50% av deltagerprisen, MEN: maksimum: 18 kr. minimum: 6 kr.
  • For et løp med en deltagerpris pålydende 10 kr ville da startavgiften være 6 kr og utgjøre 60%.
  • For et løp med en deltagerpris pålydende 20 kr ville da startavgiften være 10 kr og utgjøre 50%.
  • For et løp med en deltagerpris pålydende 50 kr ville da startavgiften være 18 kr og utgjøre 36%.
  • For et løp med en deltagerpris pålydende 500 kr ville startavgiften fortsatt være 18 kr, men nå kun utgjøre 3.6%.
Jo billigere løpene er, jo større andel til startandel. Av den grunn kunne man vurdert en egen ordning for lavterskearrangementer, med startavgifter under 50 kr.
Lisensordningen vil heve listen for å melde seg på arrangementer. En økt startavgift vil ikke gjøre det på langt nær i like stor grad. Lisensordningen gir også kommersielle aktører et konkurransefortrinn, da de vil kunne arrangere billigere lisensfrie løp. En ordning med økt startavgift vil ikke være like konkurransevridene.
Med pengene fra startavgiften, som vil utgjøre flere millioner i året, så kan man fortsatt:
  • Styrke Norsk friidrett.
  • Bygge opp et forsikringsfond / eller ansvarsforsikre via forsikringsselskap.
I stedet for å betale penger rett til et forsikringsselskap, kunne NFIF vurdere å selv bygge opp et forsikringsfond. Om arrangører blir saksøkt, kunne man fått hjelp fra dette fondet. (Eller kanskje idretten selv rett og slett bare skulle ha startet sitt eget forsikringsselskap?)
Jeg er ikke imot friidrett i Norge eller satsing mot unge utøvere, eller eliten. Grunnen til at jeg har reagert så sterkt i denne saken er at jeg har funnet kommunikasjonen fra NFIF lite troverdig. Og at resultatet av lisensordningen kommer til å få færre folk til å ta på seg joggeskoene. Derfor fortsetter jeg kampen mot lisensen, og kommer til å boikotte lisensløp.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

SQRL

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I reckon SQRL or Secure, Quick, Reliable Login (pronounced "squirrel") is the future when it comes to logging into different online services. The man behind this brilliant idea is Steven Gibson (Mr GRC). On October 2nd he told the world about SQRL on Security Now. Since then the protocol has gained a lot of attraction.

At my work we're now looking into implementing SQRL, and same goes for runners.no and other services I'm involved with.

A great site that gives you a nice overview of SQRL is sqrl.pl.

Links
| sqrl introduced on security now | sqrl info on grc.comsqrl wiki page | sqrl.pl |

Monday, 18 November 2013

Vinterkarusellen #1 2013

Race #45 2013 - 5.9km - 23:22 - Saturday 26th of October

Mr Me in pain, as immortalised by Bjørn Hytjanstorp / Kondis ("selvforherligende" and "hott", as some would have stated).

It's been a few weeks, so it was about time to get this race report published. Last year I finished the race in 22:20, this year in 23:22. It was far from a good day for running. I felt sick and tired. Despite this I started off as I was in the shape of my life. A pace which lasted for about 1.5 km. From there and to the finish line I had to work very hard, despite running slower and slower.

For a map of the track, and more info about the race, read the 2012 report.

A selfie of Mr Hot Hot Hot aka Mr Selvforherligende.

Links
| kondis article, inc results | garmin connect | 2012 report |

Saturday, 16 November 2013

1984

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Rating
5/5 - a must read!


Read progress
Read progress.


Clippings
1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 1 | Loc. 17  | Added on Sunday, October 06, 2013, 03:36 PM

Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell)
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 20 | Loc. 112  | Added on Sunday, October 06, 2013, 03:37 PM

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU,
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 22 | Loc. 124  | Added on Sunday, October 06, 2013, 03:41 PM

The patrols did not matter, however. Only the Thought Police mattered.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 22 | Loc. 127-30  | Added on Sunday, October 06, 2013, 03:43 PM

There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinised.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 23 | Loc. 132  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:02 AM

Ministry of Truth,
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 25 | Loc. 142-43  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:04 AM

WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 25 | Loc. 147  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:05 AM

The Ministry of Peace, which concerned itself with war.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 26 | Loc. 147-48  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:05 AM

The Ministry of Love, which maintained law and order.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 25 | Loc. 146-47  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:06 AM

Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education and the fine arts.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 26 | Loc. 148  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:06 AM

Ministry of Plenty, which was responsible for economic affairs.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 30 | Loc. 175-77  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:13 AM

This was not illegal (nothing was illegal, since there were no longer any laws), but if detected it was reasonably certain that it would be punished by death, or at least by twenty-five years in a forced-labour camp.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 31 | Loc. 182  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:14 AM

April 4th, 1984.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 35 | Loc. 206-7  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:18 AM

there was a wonderful shot of a child’s arm going up up up right up into the air
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 53 | Loc. 331-32  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 12:16 PM

the locked loneliness in which one had to live.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 54 | Loc. 335  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 03:29 PM

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 61 | Loc. 380  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 03:35 PM

a fattish but active man of paralysing stupidity,
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 67 | Loc. 417-18  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 03:40 PM

All their ferocity was turned outwards, against the enemies of the State, against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 72 | Loc. 450-51  | Added on Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 08:32 AM

Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 74 | Loc. 465-66  | Added on Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 08:35 AM

Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 88 | Loc. 554  | Added on Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 02:11 PM

imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 88 | Loc. 554-55  | Added on Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 02:11 PM

‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 93 | Loc. 591  | Added on Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 02:23 PM

the telescreen
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 96 | Loc. 610  | Added on Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 04:00 PM

to rectify.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 105 | Loc. 672-74  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:18 AM

Here were produced rubbishy newspapers containing almost nothing except sport, crime and astrology, sensational five-cent novelettes, films oozing with sex, and sentimental songs
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 107 | Loc. 683  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:22 AM

Newspeak.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 107 | Loc. 684  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:22 AM

times 3.12.83 reporting bb dayorder doubleplusungood refs unpersons rewrite fullwise upsub antefiling
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 107 | Loc. 685  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:22 AM

Oldspeak
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 107 | Loc. 686-87  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:22 AM

The reporting of Big Brother’s Order for the Day in the Times of December 3rd 1983 is extremely unsatisfactory and makes references to non-existent persons. Re-write it in full and submit your draft to higher authority before filing.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 109 | Loc. 695-96  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:24 AM

people who had incurred the displeasure of the Party simply disappeared and were never heard of again.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 110 | Loc. 703  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:25 AM

the chosen lie would pass into the permanent records and become truth.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 110 | Loc. 706  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:26 AM

purges and vaporizations were a necessary part of the mechanics of government.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 119 | Loc. 759-61  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 12:30 PM

‘It was a good hanging,’ said Syme reminiscently. ‘I think it spoils it when they tie their feet together. I like to see them kicking. And above all, at the end, the tongue sticking right out, and blue—a quite bright blue. That’s the detail that appeals to me.’
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 122 | Loc. 780  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 12:35 PM

‘It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 145 | Loc. 934  | Added on Monday, October 14, 2013, 08:08 AM

facecrime,
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 167 | Loc. 1076  | Added on Monday, October 14, 2013, 12:34 PM

These rich men were called capitalists. They were fat, ugly men with wicked faces,
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 187 | Loc. 1202  | Added on Monday, October 14, 2013, 03:45 PM

ownlife,
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 265 | Loc. 1706-8  | Added on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 03:46 PM

‘I’m thirty-nine years old. I’ve got a wife that I can’t get rid of. I’ve got varicose veins. I’ve got five false teeth.’ ‘I couldn’t care less,’ said the girl.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 279 | Loc. 1799-1800  | Added on Thursday, October 17, 2013, 06:40 AM

No emotion was pure, because everything was mixed up with fear and hatred.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 285 | Loc. 1836  | Added on Thursday, October 17, 2013, 06:45 AM

If you kept the small rules you could break the big ones.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 293 | Loc. 1887-88  | Added on Friday, October 18, 2013, 09:28 PM

‘When you make love you’re using up energy; and afterwards you feel happy and don’t give a damn for anything.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 293 | Loc. 1891  | Added on Friday, October 18, 2013, 09:38 PM

There was a direct, intimate connection between chastity and political orthodoxy.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 298 | Loc. 1919-20  | Added on Friday, October 18, 2013, 09:41 PM

In this game that we’re playing, we can’t win. Some kinds of failure are better than other kinds, that’s all.’
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 298 | Loc. 1924-25  | Added on Friday, October 18, 2013, 09:43 PM

from the moment of declaring war on the Party it was better to think of yourself as a corpse.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 339 | Loc. 2192-93  | Added on Friday, October 18, 2013, 10:27 PM

The only evidence is inside my own mind, and I don’t know with any certainty that any other human being shares my memories.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 342 | Loc. 2209-10  | Added on Friday, October 18, 2013, 10:33 PM

By lack of understanding they remained sane.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 382 | Loc. 2474  | Added on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 08:07 AM

You will have to get used to living without results and without hope.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 412 | Loc. 2668-69  | Added on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 08:24 AM

a hierarchical society was only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 444 | Loc. 2890-91  | Added on Thursday, October 24, 2013, 03:48 PM

in the past no government had the power to keep its citizens under constant surveillance.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 444 | Loc. 2891-93  | Added on Thursday, October 24, 2013, 03:49 PM

The invention of print, however, made it easier to manipulate public opinion, and the film and the radio carried the process further. With the development of television, and the technical advance which made it possible to receive and transmit simultaneously on the same instrument, private life came to an end.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 448 | Loc. 2916-17  | Added on Friday, October 25, 2013, 10:19 AM

so long as they are not permitted to have standards of comparison, they never even become aware that they are oppressed.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 454 | Loc. 2962  | Added on Friday, October 25, 2013, 10:28 AM

They can be granted intellectual liberty because they have no intellect.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 456 | Loc. 2972  | Added on Friday, October 25, 2013, 10:30 AM

the wiping-out of persons who might perhaps commit a crime at some time in the future.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 467 | Loc. 3049-50  | Added on Monday, October 28, 2013, 08:17 AM

The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 469 | Loc. 3066-67  | Added on Monday, October 28, 2013, 08:20 AM

Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 469 | Loc. 3067  | Added on Monday, October 28, 2013, 08:20 AM

There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 474 | Loc. 3101-3  | Added on Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 08:18 AM

And the people under the sky were also very much the same—everywhere, all over the world, hundreds of thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another’s existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same—people
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 474 | Loc. 3101-3  | Added on Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 08:18 AM

And the people under the sky were also very much the same—everywhere, all over the world, hundreds of thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another’s existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same—people
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 533 | Loc. 3473-74  | Added on Monday, November 11, 2013, 08:18 AM

‘“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past,”’
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 535 | Loc. 3489  | Added on Monday, November 11, 2013, 08:20 AM

Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 551 | Loc. 3590-91  | Added on Monday, November 11, 2013, 12:56 PM

You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty, and then we shall fill you with ourselves.’
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 569 | Loc. 3702  | Added on Monday, November 11, 2013, 01:08 PM

‘We control matter because we control the mind. Reality is inside the skull.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 570 | Loc. 3709  | Added on Monday, November 11, 2013, 01:09 PM

Nothing exists except through human consciousness.’
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 572 | Loc. 3724  | Added on Monday, November 11, 2013, 03:39 PM

solipsism.
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Links
The book on Amazon | My review of the book |
| my clippings #1 | the stand (my clippings #2) |

Monday, 11 November 2013

#prismbreakchallenge presentation

In September I did the Prism Break Challenge. As a result I was invited to hold a presentation of my project for the Norwegian Consumer Council. It was good fun, and the presentation was well received. Below are some of my slides (in Norwegian).

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And as an conclusion this music video from Rockwell might be appropriate:



I always feel like somebody's watching me.
And I have no privacy.
Woh, I always feel like somebody's watching me.
Who's playing tricks on me?

Who's watching me?
I don't know anymore . . . are the neighbors watching
Who's watching?
Well, it's the mailman watching me: and I don't feel safe anymore.
Tell me who's watching.
Oh, what a mess. I wonder who's watching me now,
(WHO?) the I.R.S.?
(src: metrolyrics)