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BOSTON: A 35-year-old man, who shot himself near Harvard University here a week ago, has left behind a 1905-page suicide note, an online document he had been working on for the last five years.

shot himself at Harvard Yard on September 18.

His family and about 400 friends received the 1,905-page suicide note in a posthumous e-mail.

In the note Heisman wrote that he took his life as part of a philosophical exploration he called "an experiment in nihilism."

The lengthy document included 1,433 footnotes, a 20-page bibliography, over 1,700 references to God and 200 references to the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.

Heisman wrote, "Every word, every thought and every emotion come back to one core problem: life is meaningless... The experiment in nihilism is to seek out and expose every illusion and every myth, wherever it may lead, no matter what, even if it kills us."

"If life is truly meaningless and there is no rational basis for choosing among fundamental alternatives, then all choices are equal and there is no fundamental ground for choosing life over death," he wrote.

He quoted former US President Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein in the lengthy document.

The New Jersey native, who had studied psychology in college, had told his family and friends he was working on "a history of the Norman conquest of England."

The chapters in the document are titled 'Philosophy, Cosmology, Singularity, New Jersey' and 'How to Breed a God.'

Heisman's friends said he bought the gun, a .38-caliber pistol, three years ago.

They described him as being "cordial, considerate and quiet."

Heisman, a Jew, committed suicide in Harvard yard in front of a group of tourists, on the day of Yom Kippur, considered one of the holiest days in Jewish faith.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/et-cetera/Man-leaves-behind-1905-page-suicide-note/articleshow/6641319.cms

http://www.suicidenote.info/

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Metal / www.reddit.com/r/TrueMetal
« on: August 11, 2010, 06:55:44 PM »
I created /r/TrueMetal, which is intended to be a place of higher quality than /r/Metal, which is usually a cesspool mixed with good links. I'm in the process of obtaining rights to maintain an on-site FAQ, which I intend to use to stipulate rules.

For those who don't know what Reddit is, it's a place where you can submit links to "subreddits", which are an organic list of links with comment threads attached to them. It's a democratic system where people can "upvote and "downvote" link submissions and comments. It's a very popular and active site, so it's filled with idiots. The most popular "subreddits" (places) are crap (good trolling material though), but I like /r/new_right and /r/ClassicMetal.

This new subreddit is intended for people who want to share, comment and/or read interesting material related to Heavy Metal. So if you are interested in that, please take a look.

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Metal / Wikimetal
« on: July 28, 2010, 02:10:18 PM »
http://www.wikimetal.info/wiki/Main_Page

It has a listening of fanzines: http://www.wikimetal.info/wiki/Category:Fanzines

Sparse information in English about bands, but the pages about Death and Pestilence do have some what descriptive information about the bands in French. The English pages has information about the date and place of formation, a track listening of officially released albums (with length of songs) and the date/label of release.

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The wiki started as a french project, and we are currently moving on to the english language so that more people can read, gather and contribute. So please be patient in the meantime! Lots of french pages can still appear here and there, and everything might not be fully set up yet, but it's a big work and we're only a few to handle it (until now)...

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The idea is quite simple: gather all information related to metal. Bands, artists, labels, fanzines, etc. Everything that is making the metal underground culture alive.
The wiki was first created as a french-language based project only. But after 3 years of existence, we decided to move it to english language, so that anyone in the world can more easily read and edit the pages.

The wiki has been active, although the only recent changes were done by a "team" member. There are only two of those. I can vaguely recall their being a Hessian wiki, so for the people interested here. The wiki's content is released under the GNU Free Documentation License.


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Interzone / Reddit supernova
« on: July 09, 2010, 12:06:20 PM »
He isn't, you should go read reddit.com for example, although like he says, it could be applied to any Internet forum. Trolling would be enjoying pissing off people on purpose.

What he describes is an angry part that could apply (to examplify) to being mad at the world, the passive aggresive part comes to play primarily when you try debating a person. It's very unlikely you won't get some snide comments from these people.

http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/cnbeh/obama_needs_to_do_something_about_this_heat/

That submission is on the frontpage of the Politics "subreddit".

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Interzone / Haiti & foreign aid
« on: January 15, 2010, 04:44:04 PM »
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http://video.foxnews.com/v/3968824/talking-points-114

This video touches on the problem with foreign aid--that much of it gets in the hands of the corrupt few in power, who sustain themself with it--and relates it to the current situation in Haiti. Please ignore the Bill 'O Reilly.

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http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa065.html

Analysis by the libertarian CATO Institute concerning "the continuing failure of foreign aid."

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http://www.globalissues.org/article/35/us-and-foreign-aid-assistance

Wiki article on foreign aid; see the index for topics discussed.

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http://www.bravenewtraveler.com/2009/03/26/is-foreign-aid-killing-africa/

Article on Dambisa Moyo's ideas and her book Dead Aid. Includes a link to her discussing her ideas on NPR.

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http://commonwealinstitute.org/blog/jill-richardson/norman-borlaugs-unsustainable-green-revolution

Concerning the effects of the Green Revolution, see also the Criticisms section of the Wikipedia article.

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http://www.truthout.org/article/noam-chomsky-the-tragedy-haiti

Long article on Haiti's history, and the effects of USAID / IMF foreign aid (used as a political tool).

Links to sites/articles discussing foreign aid, Haiti and related topics appreciated.






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