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> On Wed Apr 29 22:32:13 2015, srn wrote:
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> I also edited /etc/fstab accordingly and put a backup in
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> I put /dev/xvdc1 on /dev/xvda2 and /dev/xvdc2 on /dev/xvda3.
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21 Dec 2011 at 13:43 UTC
I pledge my support to Software Freedom Conservancy. Their current Member Projects. I hope to work towards implementing Raph's Trust Metrics to build democratic process for Chinese ordinary internet users using Darcs as my distribution platform.

I believe co-operation is a learned world view. To build Trust is a difficult task among different people sharing little common senses as pockets of world material/natural resources are controlled even more tightly than ever before. Cooperative activities are never to be taken for granted. Our natural instinct is to defend ourselves against extinction, suppression, enslavement on every turn. So help me folks. Thank you.

Congratulation, Mrs. Tai, for translating Dr. Lee's autobiography 'Making a World of Difference' from English to Chinese. I am looking forward to reading your 中華文化詩詞入門. I also would like to read works by Dr. Lee's late father and Chinese historian 李天民 .

I am also most interested in two different versions of history books about Chinese Civil War (1927-1949/1950) .

According to wiki, "However there is debate on whether the war has officially ended. The conflict continues in the form of military threats and political and economic pressure, particularly over the political status of Taiwan. The continued tension is described in cross-Strait relations." 2007年中共十七大時,中共中央總書記胡锦涛提出「兩岸簽署和平協議」主張,当时執政民主進步黨并沒有正式回應。但在國民黨二次政黨輪替後,總統馬英九称不排除與中國大陸簽署和平協議,不過並沒有時間表

在冷戰漸趨緩和之下,中華民國自1980年代後期起實施一連串的民主化改革,並恢復與中國大陸的交流,國家體制遂漸與台灣社會相融合。現今的中華民國於國際間常因地理位置或政治因素而通稱為「台灣」或「中華台北」,以經濟成就與民主改革聞名於世[2][3]。

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Henry Liu (7 December 1932 – 15 October 1984), often known by his pen name Chiang Nan (江南), was a writer and journalist from Taiwan, Republic of China. Born in Jingjiang, Jiangsu, China, he was a vocal critic of the Kuomintang (Nationalist Party), then the single ruling party of the Republic of China in Taiwan, and was most famous for writing an unauthorized biography of Chiang Ching-kuo, former president of the Republic of China.[1] He later became a naturalized citizen of the United States, and resided in Daly City, California, where he was assassinated by the Taiwanese.

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靳军
(1966年-),现任中央美术学院设计学院教师。1989年获清华大学工学士学位,1995年获中央工艺美术学院硕士学位,1998年获美国波士顿大学艺术硕士学位。主要作品展览有 《靳军平面设计展》等。

靳军:素描是
一种真诚的艺术

艺报:请谈谈关于您和这个展览的渊源?
靳军(以下简称靳):这个展览当初主要是徐冰院长的一个想法,我参与进来稍微晚了一点。他们把这个展览划分为三个部分。素描是一个很基础、本质的东西,对艺术创作来说,以前每个学艺之人都会去画,几乎很少有一个全面完整的素描展,所以借着09年建国六十周年的契机,我们做了一个整体的组织,来对公众进行传达。
艺报:在学院教育里还很重视素描,但当代艺术似乎越来越远离素描了。
靳:无论是传统艺术还是传统艺术教育,到现今的一些创作,素描对他们每个人来说都不是无足轻重的。我们做这么一个展览来对素描进行完整的呈现,是希望大家能够重新对素描进行思考,一个旧事物再给人新感受,这种新感受帮助我们对自己的思想认识再整理,每个人通过这个展览去感受素描的本质魅力和对其创作的意义作用。素描帮助艺术家把个人情感转化为视觉表达,如画面构图、气氛烘托、人物精神刻画等。
艺报:在您的素描概念里,它是一种造型手段吗?
靳:实际上素描就是绘画最简单、最直接的绘画形式,使用任何工具都可以完成,是对造型最直观的表达,艺术家可以通过这种方式完成对空间、情绪的表达要求,它是绘画的第一步。
艺报:作为一个设计学院的老师,您如何看待设计学院的素描教育?
靳:设计和传统绘画是一个整体,绘画在几百年前也是为社会服务的,设计学院只不过是直接为社会服务的,当然这也是有其商业目的的,它把形式的东西与社会需要结合起来,所以设计也叫“实用美术”,更提倡功能性和形式性,从这个角度上说,设计与素描的关系更密切,它需要不停地画素描稿。
艺报:现在艺术包括设计越来越朝着观念性方向发展了,那素描的功用是不是也弱化了?
靳:观念虽然是一个抽象的想法,但最后还是要通过画面去实现,只不过它的目的和关注点不一样,虽说重点不在画面本身,但还是需要画面来完善。素描是一个手段,也是能力的表现,它不是仅仅把一个东西画出来,而是包涵了作者的审美情趣,对黑白灰的处理、空间的感觉、情感的触动,这是一种最基本的能力。
艺报:现在西方对素描并不那么重视了。
靳:西方的情况和我们不一样,他们对视觉艺术的认识是从小培养的,生活中信手拈来,绘画、雕塑、建筑等,素描的美学影响在很小就开始了,所以艺术教育就不是按传统模式进行了,更多地是注重其他新形式。当然这只是一部分,有些建筑设计类的专业的学生,他们的素描功底比造型专业的更强。他们的认识和能力已经融汇在生活中了。我们国家可能比较缺失这一块社会土壤,所以到了艺术院校需要更加强。
艺报:谈谈你策划的这部分“素描与创作思维”在整个展览中的意义。
靳:我们通过整理一些艺术家大型创作的素描稿,重点集中在对人物的创作上,有英雄、群众、领袖等,把握对人的认识是选取作品的一个原始方向。通过几十年的变迁,很多经典作品已经遗失了,所以我们把这些素描稿集中起来,也可以从另一角度了解这些作品。我们可以看到,素描在艺术家创作过程中的作用,他们是如何关注主题的,从哪些角度思考、认识的。就拿冯法祀先生创作的《刘胡兰就义》来说,他画了100多幅很大素描稿,对每个人物都做了很细致的刻画。老一辈的艺术家下的功夫很深,他们为了题材内容,深入生活,到与主题有关的地点考察写生、找相应的模特。画200天的作品和2个小时的作品是绝对不一样的,艺术也是要计量劳动的。
艺报:现在的艺术家似乎很少能这么沉下心来花这么多功夫。
靳:是的,现在很多人只是完成一件任务和事情,艺术还是需要真诚的,能力是一回事,但真诚是非常重要的。

殷双喜


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The Cool Maneuvers and Battle On the Net
We are living in the age of the cool maneuvers, a period of intense and sustained virtual struggle on the Internet
by Oxblood Ruffin | Sep 19, 2011

... the concept of war has become anachronistic, an outmoded approach.
- H.H. Dalai Lama

In 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first satellite, Sputnik I. It was nothing short of a shock to the US and it had no choice but to retaliate, at least in terms of innovation. President Dwight Eisenhower created the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) to recapture the technological lead in the arms race. The idea of a national communications network was hatched. It was designed in such a way that if one node was shut down owing to, say, a military strike, the network would stay up and running.

The ARPANET went live in 1969. Over time, universities in the United States and Europe were connected and the Internet became a sort of geeky communications medium with military network development happening quietly on the side.

Then there was a tectonic shift. Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist, invented the World Wide Web in 1990 and changed the entire playing field. The Web represents the mainstreaming and democratisation of the Internet. As of March 2011, there were over 2 billion Internet users internationally. The Internet is a global communications medium of staggering proportions. It has become an international publishing platform, a marketplace, and a battleground.

But the fruit never falls far from the tree.

Something akin to the Cold War has re-emerged. Only, instead of the US and the Soviet Union it is now the US and China jockeying for position; defining and fighting for zones of influence; forming coalitions of nation states, and non-state actors; and, never quite boiling over.

We are living in the age of the Cool Maneuvers, a period of intense and sustained virtual struggle on the Internet. But unlike the Cold War which was animated by fear of nuclear annihilation, the Cool Maneuvers cannot be attributed to any one event or factor. Broadly speaking the information revolution has restructured society, challenged centrally managed institutions, and empowered individuals. On the Internet anyone can become powerful, and many are attempting to become so.

The threat scenarios for cyberspace are many. Cybercrime is far and away the greatest challenge to individuals through fraud and identity theft. State and corporate sponsored cyber-espionage can rock governments and corporations; some impact has also been generated in this category by cyber-activists, Anonymous being the principle practitioner.

And all of this is causing a great deal of hyperventilation. Breathless editorialists are warning of the dangers of cyberwar and digital Pearl Harbours as if these things could actually happen. The likelihood of some sort of Internet Armageddon is so unlikely that such speculations are better suited to Bollywood backlots than any serious consideration. Remember, the Cold War came about because governments realised after Hiroshima that their countries could not afford a nuclear war. By the same logic, there will be no cyber meltdown.

Just for starters, it is in no one’s interest to shut down the Internet. Cyber-criminals would do everything to keep it up and running — it’s their bread and butter. Governments need the Net to conduct cyber-espionage as do corporate players and cyber-activists. Anything other than a well-functioning Internet would be counter-productive. The entire objective is to steal sensitive data and monitor one’s political opposition.
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Infographics: Vivek L. Shinde

But in a bait and switch act, governments are using the public’s fear of cybercrime and cyberwar to extend their controls over the Internet, a technology that was designed to prevent it in the first place.

Internet ‘kill switches’ are being furiously worked towards from Egypt to the US; UK wants to be able to monitor and control social networks; Danish police want to end online anonymity.

Most international governments appear to be moving to the model already prevalent in China: An Internet that is used more as a surveillance network, propaganda tool, and to control dissent. And it should be noted that China is now exporting censorship and surveillance technologies to dictators and despots around the world.

But it’s not just censorship and surveillance at which China excels. It has become a grandmaster of cyber-espionage, thieving corporate and government secrets at an alarming rate. And dirty tricks?

Last year, a Chinese telecom company ‘accidentally’ re-routed 15 percent of the world’s Internet traffic through its own servers. Official explanations of the accident reached comic proportions.

Virtual conflict extends the notion of war and requires a perceptual shift. Heretofore war was the business of nation states. It required large and well-provisioned armies and a great deal of effort to see war through. The Internet has changed all of that. It is now possible for an army of one to have a significant impact on the state of the Internet. And the troops are not necessarily all soldiers. Virtual conflict is more properly referred to as information war (infowar), essentially an umbrella term.

It is comprised of cyberwar, involving state actors, and netwar, involving non-state actors. The latter category is comprised of cyber-criminals and terrorists, and increasingly hacktivists who use technology to improve human rights. Infowar is a large and contradictory mix.

Theoretically, cyberwar is possible. Information security experts, politicians, and military strategists all say so. But what they fail to agree on is that one has actually happened. While the widely publicised Stuxnet malware was an innovative event — a kind we may see more of in the future — it was cyber-espionage. And thanks to it being unmasked and thoroughly analysed, security professionals are a step ahead, taking precautions to deflect similar probes in future.

The only countries capable of mounting true cyberwar are the nuclear powers. Not only is it difficult to project with certainty the outcome of a virtual assault. The fear of retaliation and those uncertainties also weigh on the equation. And of course there is the physical response with which to contend. A nuclear power would never enter into virtual conflict with another nuclear power. Espionage, yes. Knocking out a communications grid, never. A cyber-assault would be interpreted as the precursor of a physical war. Bombs would follow. Cyberwar at this level will not be happening. As with the Cold War, the Cool Maneuvers will generate heat but not cause a conflagration.

Canadian-born Oxblood Ruffin is a long time and old school hacker and member of the hacker group Cult of the Dead Cow (cDc). Ruffin is also a ‘hactivist’, a term he helped define, meaning the use of hacking as a tool for political protest.

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EDER
THE REVEREND CRAIG EDUARD of Washington, DC, and Falmouth, ME, died Sun., November 22, 2009, at Sibley Hospital of complications related to congestive heart failure. He was born in 1919 in Ridley Park, PA, the son of the Reverend Charles and Wilhemina Eder.
After graduating from the Penn Charter School, Harvard University, and the Virginia Theological Seminary, he was ordained a minister in the Episcopal Church in 1945.
Following parish work in West Virginia, he became Chaplain at St. Albans School for Boys in 1953, where he remained for the next 20 years. He will be remembered by generations of St. Albans students for his gentle manner, good humor, and leadership on many summer trips, whether to do volunteer work in West Virginia, South Dakota or Tanganyika, or to bicycle through the British Isles and Europe. Retiring from St. Albans in 1973, "Rev" Eder, as he was known, served as interim pastor and priest-in-charge at numerous parishes in the Diocese of Washington from Potomac to St. Mary's City. In 1975 he became Assistant to the Rector at St. Columba's Church, with which he was connected for the next 34 years. St. Columba's recently honored him as Associate Rector Emeritus. Since the early 1980's he was deeply involved with the Friends of St. Benedict, and, more recently, with the Iona Poets Group.
Mr. Eder is survived by his wife Edith, with whom he spent almost 40 summers at their home on Casco Bay; his sister Shirley and her husband the Rev. Joseph Laird; nephew Craig Laird, nieces Holly Laird and Heather Laird Beaudry; step-children Edith Gilliss Faile, William Gilliss, and John Gilliss, along with a host of loving in-laws, grandchildren, grand nieces and nephews, friends, colleagues, parishion-ers and former students.
A Memorial Service in Rev. Eder's honor will be held at St. Columba's Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW, Washington, DC, on Saturday, December 12 at 1 P.M. Interment will be private. Honoring his great love of his many dogs, his family suggests that donations be made in his name to the Washington Humane Society, 7319 Georgia Avenue, NW. Washington, DC 20012, or to the charity of one's choice.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of The Methodist Home of Washington, D.C. for the wonderful care that they provided over the last several years.

EDER EDITH C.H. EDER A long-time resident of Washington DC, completed her life on July 10, 2010 at her residence on Connecticut Avenue, aged 93. Born Edith Corlies Houston Brown in Philadelphia in 1916, she was the daughter of Dr. Henry Paul Brown, Jr., and Edith Houston Brown. A graduate of the Agnes Irwin School and Radcliffe College, she worked in Boston, Philadelphia, and Avon, CT, before moving to Washington during World War II to work for Bishop Angus Dun of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. In 1948, she married the Reverend Carter S. Gilliss; they lived in Poolesville, MD, where he was rector of St. Peter''s Church until his death in 1960. In 1968, she married the Reverend Craig E. Eder, then chaplain at St. Albans School. Their devoted marriage lasted until his death in November 2009. The Eders were enthusiastic travelers all their lives together, visiting friends in many parts of the world and spending as much as possible of every summer at their island home in Maine. Always generous with her time and resources, she led a life of service and of quiet philanthropy. She was a member of St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church for over forty years, serving on its Vestry for many of them. Other volunteer activities took her to various roles at Sibley Hospital, St. Albans School, Sidwell Friends School summer programs, and the City Hall hotline. Mrs. Eder is survived by a brother, Dr. Thomas Brown of Lebanon, NH; a sister, Mrs. Charlotte Dallett of Taconic, CT; daughter Edith Gilliss Faile and husband David of Fairfield, CT; son William Gilliss of Louisville, KY; son John Gilliss and wife Barrett Alexander of Portland, ME; grandchildren Carter Gilliss, Meghan Gilliss, Nathan Gilliss, and Edith H.M. Faile; and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St., NW, Washington DC, in September. Private interment will follow in Rock Creek Cemetery. The family wishes that any donations in Mrs. Eder''s name or memory be made to the Loaves and Fishes Program,1525 Newton St. NW, Washington DC, 20010.

The Rev. Charles E. Eder

Charles Eder is best remembered as the pastor of Grace Church, Mount Airy for thirty-five years. He was born in Philadelphia on March 31, 1887. He was educated at St. Steven's College, where he obtained a BA degree in 1911. Subsequently, he got an MA at the University of Pennsylvania in 1917. He went to the General Theological Seminary and was graduated from there in 1914. He was made a deacon by Bishop Gray in that year and the next year was ordained a priest by Bishop Rhinelander on May 26, 1915, beginning his career as curate of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill.

After six years with us, during which time he also played a major part at St. John the Evangelist in Essington, he resigned to become the rector of Grace Church. Dr. Eder was a most distinguished priest and a very active member of the diocese. He and his first wife had two children, Craig and Shirley. Craig was ordained a priest also and is associated with St. Alban's School, Washington, D.C. After the death of his first wife, Dr. Eder married one of our parishioners, the former Lucille Berlin. Mrs. Eder is now a resident of the Conner-Williams Nursing Home in Ridley Park. Dr. Eder retired in 1959 and died in 1960.

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