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  1. Sep 2016
      • Famous Grouse Scotch
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    1. Dashboard:

      • title & leading paragraph
      • multiple charts in a pane
      • for x. map, line chart, lollipop chart (dual axis histogram) using the same color throughout
      • source of the data (always at bottom) ##dual axis historgram
      • two histograms; one is a line and one is a circle overlayed ontop of it
    1. Scale dropdown will help get rid of pesky scrollbars

    2. Tableau:

      • can fit the table to a linear model. gives predictions simplified view of the world
      • negatively correlated vs positively correlated ##EX: NYC mortality data (p 3) we dont have confidence in something drawn randomly have confidence in something more correct ###p value accepted is <.05 tableau can tell you this

      How to get multiple boxplots

    3. Lesson Objectives

      • Learn how to show comparisons and correlations
      • instead of single things, we will do multiple (boxplots, histograms, etc.)
    4. Toread: Lesson 7

      • will learn small multiples
      • usually involve a large amount of data.
      • view large datasets in Tableau and not Excel
    5. Lesson

      Correlation between variables for example, you can visualize relationships.

      Key terms for assignment 4

      Market Segment Dispensed Regions Drug Supplier

      Don't just create a graph, create a graphic that shows a complete story

      Compelling

      • Give a caption and description i.e. narrative that goes well (makes a case) in support of the visualization ## Complete
      • Question, Observations
      • include legents ## Correct
      • Every visual should be clear
    1. CIFS installation

      sudo apt-get install cifs-utils On older systems:

      sudo apt-get install smbfs Mounting unprotected (guest) network folders First, let's create the mount directory. You will need a separate directory for each mount.

      sudo mkdir /media/windowsshare Then edit your /etc/fstab file (with root privileges) to add this line:

      //servername/sharename /media/windowsshare cifs guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8 0 0 Where

      guest indicates you don't need a password to access the share, uid=1000 makes the Linux user specified by the id the owner of the mounted share, allowing them to rename files, iocharset=utf8 allows access to files with names in non-English languages. This doesn't work with shares of devices like the Buffalo Tera Station, or Windows machines that export their shares using ISO8895-15. If there is any space in the server path, you need to replace it by \040, for example //servername/My\040Documents After you add the entry to /etc/fstab type:

      sudo mount -a This will (re)mount all entries listed in /etc/fstab.

      Mount password protected network folders The quickest way to auto-mounting a password-protected share is to edit /etc/fstab (with root privileges), to add this line:

      //servername/sharename /media/windowsshare cifs username=msusername,password=mspassword,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm 0 0 This is not a good idea however: /etc/fstab is readable by everyone and so is your Windows password in it. The way around this is to use a credentials file. This is a file that contains just the username and password.

      Using a text editor, create a file for your remote servers logon credential:

      gedit ~/.smbcredentials Enter your Windows username and password in the file:

      username=msusername password=mspassword Save the file, exit the editor.

      Change the permissions of the file to prevent unwanted access to your credentials:

      chmod 600 ~/.smbcredentials Then edit your /etc/fstab file (with root privileges) to add this line (replacing the insecure line in the example above, if you added it):

      //servername/sharename /media/windowsshare cifs credentials=/home/ubuntuusername/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm 0 0 Save the file, exit the editor.

      Finally, test the fstab entry by issuing:

      sudo mount -a If there are no errors, you should test how it works after a reboot. Your remote share should mount automatically.

      Special permissions If you need special permission (like chmod etc.), you'll need to add a uid (short for 'user id') or gid (for 'group id') parameter to the share's mount options.

      //servername/sharename /media/windowsshare cifs uid=ubuntuuser,credentials=/home/ubuntuuser/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm 0 0 Mount password protected shares using libpam_mount (Ubuntu 9.04) In addition to the initial assumptions, we're assuming that

      Your username and password are the same on the Ubuntu machine and on the network drive. Install libpam-mount:

      sudo apt-get install libpam-mount Edit /etc/security/pam_mount.conf.xml using your preferred text editor.

      gksudo gedit /etc/security/pam_mount.conf.xml First, we're moving the user specific config bits to a file which users can actually edit themselves: remove the commenting tags () surrounding the section called <luserconf name=".pam_mount.conf.xml"/>. Save the file when done. With this in place, users can create their own ~/.pam_mount.conf.xml.

      gedit ~/.pam_mount.conf.xml Add the following:

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>

      <pam_mount> <volume options="uid=%(USER),gid=100,dmask=0700" user="*" mountpoint="/media/windowsshare" path="sharename" server="servername" fstype="cifs"/>

      </pam_mount> Troubleshooting Login errors If you get the error "mount error(13) permission denied", then the server denied your access. Here are the first things to check:

      Are you using a valid username and password? Does that account really have access to this folder? Do you have whitespace in your credentials file? It should be password=mspassword, not password = mspassword. Do you need a domain? For example, if you are told that your username is SALES\sally, then actually your username is sally and your domain is SALES. The fstab entry should read: ...username=sally,password=pass,domain=SALES,... Or: ...credentials=/path/to/file,domain=SALES,... Is the security setting correct? The most common is sec=ntlm, but you can also try the other options listed at the mount.cifs man page. The man page list leaves out the option sec=lanman for some reason, but you should try that one as well (see discussion). Unprotected network folder won't automount I've had a situation where an unprotected network folder wouldn't automount during bootup, but after manually entering "sudo mount -a" was mounted correctly. I solved this by replacing the "guest" option by "username=guest,password=". If anyone has an explanation for this, please leave a comment.

      //servername/sharename /media/windowsshare smbfs username=guest,password=,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,codepage=unicode,unicode 0 0 Mount during login instead of boot If for some reason/etc/rc0.d/S31umountnfs.sh (networking problems for example) the automatic mounting during boot doesn't work, you can add the "noauto" parameter to your smbfs fstab entry and then have the share mounted at login.

      In /etc/fstab:

      //servername/sharename /media/windowsshare cifs noauto,credentials=/home/ubuntuusername/.smbpasswd 0 0 In /etc/rc.local:

      mount /media/windowsshare exit 0 Slow shutdown due to a CIFS/Network Manager bug If you use Network Manager, and are getting really slow shutdowns, it's probably because NM shuts down before unmounting the network shares. That will cause CIFS to hang and wait for 60 seconds or so. Here's how to fix it:/etc/rc0.d/S31umountnfs.sh

      sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/umountnfs.sh /etc/rc0.d/K14umountnfs.sh sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/umountnfs.sh /etc/rc6.d/K14umountnfs.sh Ubuntu 12.04 already runs umountnfs.sh at reboot and shutdown by default (/etc/rc0.d/S31umountnfs.sh and /etc/rc6.d/S31umountnfs.sh) so this is no longer necessary.

      CIFS Options Deprecated 20 Feb 2008 TW

      Using dmask or fmask in the fstab file produces the following warnings: WARNING: CIFS mount option 'dmask' is deprecated. Use 'dir_mode' instead. WARNING: CIFS mount option 'fmask' is deprecated. Use 'file_mode' instead.

      Instead use this format: file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 . Or in some cases you might need to use file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,nounix (see discussion)

      Use of tilde in pathnames such as "credentials=~/.smbcredentials" 20 Feb 2008 TW

      Curiously, using credentials=~/.smbcredentials in fstab didn't work. I had to use the full path, i.e. /home/username/.smbcredentials

      (This is likely because the tilde "~" is only a shell short-hand alias for "$HOME"; it isn't something recognized system-wide by all programs, especially not in a system file table where the concept of "HOME" doesn't really exist. -Ian!)

    1. I use gnome-disk-utility which provides the GUI tool 'Disks'

      sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility I'm using this in Linux Mint 17.3 (Ubuntu/Debian based) with cinnamon.

      You also mention in a comment that you are not a gnome user, but you have not specified what you are using?

      see also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME_Disks

  2. Jun 2015
    1. (site) => do // store problems dicts here problems: [] // list of queries to perform against each ahu, // and a description for error reporting check: [{"query": "fan and point", "desc":"fan"}, {"query": "cool and point", "desc":"cool"},] // find all ahus on the site ahus: readAll(equip and ahu and siteRef==site) // for each ahu ahus.each ahu => do // run each query to see if the point exists, // and report a problem if it is missing. check.each item => do pts: readAll(parseFilter(item->query + " and equipRef==" + toAxonCode(ahu->id))) if (isEmpty(pts)) do problems = problems.add({"site":site, "ahu":ahu.dis, "problem":item["desc"]}) end end end // return problems as grid toGrid(problems) end

      a note

    2. Here is the stub of a function that hopefully is similar to what you want to do. Just add more query/desc dicts to the check list for the other point types you want to check. This is a pretty naive implementation (it only checks for one cool point on your ahu, but you can make the queries more complex).

  3. May 2015
    1. The savings are based on actual lighting usage for the full year of 2009 (annual average lighting power of 0.936 watts per s quare foot) compared to the installed code-compliant lighting power of 1.28 watts per square foot. The dollars are calculated using a New York City commercial electricity rate of $0.18 per kWh (source: ConEdison). CO 2 reduction is based on 1.9 pounds of CO 2 prevented per kWh saved (source: Weighted average of fossil fuel energy sources from page 2 of a U.S. Department of Energy carbon dioxide emissions report in Ju ly 2000).
      • 0.936 watts is avg. wattage per sf
      • New York City commercial electricity rate of $0.18 per kWh
    2. “We designed our building to use 1.28 watts per square foot of lighting power. With Quantum, it’s only using 0.396 — that’s about 70% less.”

      Three rules that this case study will apply to:

      • Watt/SF above a threshold
      • $/SF above a threshold
      • $/lit-hour/SF above a threshold
    1. Another note on this rule is that it is designed to run on a project with a single site. Multiple sites will cause false sparks. This rule can be adapted to run on a multi - site project by getting the siteRef of the chiller in question and making sure the ahus that are looked at each time have the same siteRef.

      equip and siteRef->geoCity == "Gaithersburg"

  4. Nov 2014
    1. Unlike the line ups cop characters perform on television, field ID’s essentially constitute a police officer bringing the witness into the field where they tell the witness that they should not be biased just because they see the suspect in custody or handcuffs. Police then show their suspect to the witness. All in the good grace of faith and non bias, the witness then says yes this is the one I saw or no. A quick shortcut for cops, field identifications are a dangerous practice that that threaten to bring frequently criminalized black and brown youth that much further from justice and closer to becoming a statistic.

      Note for later

    1. Exir Kamalabadi says: March 8, 2014 at 2:58 pm The phenomenon of “True Detective” makes me wonder — what are the preconditions for popular entertainment with a nugget of something true, authentic and uncomfortable in it emerging from such tightly-regulated market economy for art and entertainment? How does something good sometimes slip through on the commercial programs? John Steppling says: March 8, 2014 at 4:56 pm exir………thats a complicated question. And TD is a complicated case to study. Its fraught with contradictions, and yet, on the level of just line by line writing its very good. And I found the sense of despair, the lonliness, really moving actually. Middle aged bachelors being the saddest thing …of a certain sort anyway. But its still an HBO show, and adheres to many of the formulae (or forumlas I guess, if you prefer American english)…so, I don’t quite know, and its always intriguing to me how and why this happens. george says: March 8, 2014 at 7:45 pm Kacper Kowalski is brilliant. thanks for the into (for those interested in seeing more: http://www.kacperkowalski.pl) Jack Littman says: March 9, 2014 at 3:11 am Glad to hear your thoughts on Ramis. It’s astounding the amount of radical perspectives lost during reagan’s america. I mean the hollywood blacklist of the 50’s was only the beginning in a long slide to preserving a population that wouldn’t question the white colonialist way of entertainment. Now is the end times. Now 12 yrs a slave is glorified. Does any one care that Brad Pitt represents the all too necessary white leader. The paternalism in that film is so offensive. As for TD. Its clear the writing and the perspective of the poor against authority is good. However, I find Woody and McCaunohey really hard to watch. Their awareness of the camera and false “machismo” gets in my way. Maybe its just me. john steppling says: March 9, 2014 at 10:53 am @jack………..thats quite right, I think. McCarthyism just sort of regrouped around Reagan, but it carried on the same program. As for TD, yeah, I wont go to the mat for this thing, but its impressive in a way in terms of how its shot…the landscape, that oil belt of central Louisiana and east texas. The central macho dynamic gets grating, but….but….i will withold final comment until the end and live with it for a while. I mean in one sense macho IS awareness of being watched…so thats intriguing as a question. Its this preening sort of self destruction. The weakest stuff is, as it usually the case, the home life of cops. The best is the tent church preacher, the crabbers and meth cooks. Which is clearly what the writer cares about too. Exir Kamalabadi says: March 11, 2014 at 5:16 am I’ve not had a chance to watch True Detective yet… but I suspect the following article will grate on you: http://thinkprogress.org/culture/2014/03/10/3381971/true-detective-failed/ Jack Littman says: March 11, 2014 at 6:45 am yes. Preening. A good word for the two leads performances I think. However it does lend itself to how a lot of cops in positions of power truly act. Hyper masculine, almost steroid sexualization. But the show is majestically photographed, and something profound is in there. Very compassionate towards poverty. The creator worked on a few episodes of The Killing, which makes a good deal of sense. John Steppling says: March 11, 2014 at 9:28 am OK, well. I guess Im forced to discuss this. First….I thought both actors were very good. In fact I thought the show was awfully good. What I dislike about this sort of review (that Exir linked) is that the baseline seems to be “solve the mystery”…wrapping it up in some formulaic way is reassuring. I thought the finale was about perfect. Now…I didnt bother to read that whole review because its too stupid and my brain hurts now…but I saw a couple others like it. These are the same critics mind you who LOVE Girls and Orange is the New Black and Sopranos etc. What made TD more interesting, firstly, is that it wasnt a staff written show. It wasnt assembled in parts by committee. One writer and one DP and the show sustained something important, and that was the atmosphere of failure, and defeat and a tragic sort of acceptance of the fact that solutions dont make you feel any better. Both these “preening” macho men end with their lives in ruins. Out of work and approaching middle age and yet, there is a sense of search for an idea in them both. The idea that a ‘true” detective is (to be overwrought) the detective of the soul. its quasi spiritual….in a sort of dime novel sort of way. Its not dostoyevsky. I find it interesting that critics continue to RAVE about kevin spacey in house of cards, while sniping at these two. The reason (and i think spacey is terrible) is that these are exaggerated performances. Yes, hyper sexualizied, and eroticized, and sensual and stylized. Spacey…using him as an example, is HYPER naturalistic….but since there is no such thing as naturalism really, its a manufactured positioning of familiar codes, that just means familiar, finally. House of Cards is also dishonest, but I mean, ok, its not meant to be more I suppose. TD had the very great virtue of accepting the fact that the story was never going to wrap up….life drains out of people, time takes over, mortality, and age and fatigue. Its grand guignol partly, and pulp, but its very good pulp. I dont remember there being even ONE negative review of Mad Men, as a series. I dont remember one b ad review of Sopranos (save for criticism of the last episode)….but I read a LOT of bad reviews (in mainstream outlets) on true detective. And yet, for me, there is no comparison. None. TD is cinematic, and pulp tragic and yet, people continue to find fault with it where inferior shows, reassuring shows, are not sniped at. John Steppling says: March 11, 2014 at 9:48 am As an addendum: I think its possible I have to live with this for a while. its an effective show lets say. The quality of the writing is, Im confident about this I think, better than most. But its genre, its an interesting exercise in crime fiction. Its heir to james cain or David Goodis or someone like that. And its an HBO show. So, the corporate stamp is still all over it. Its titillating and exploitive in that sense. Its lurid. Its pulp fiction (not tarantino)….its donald goins or the like. But its also very well done, and I certainly enjoyed it. As they say in hollywood, I was plot committed. And the cinematopgraphy went a long way to making it probably seem better than it was. Not a lot of steady cam, a lot of long establishing shots……the tent revival, the landscape, this sinister toxic oil field landscape of east texas and central Louisiana. That made the show in a sense. It was not generic. Exir Kamalabadi says: March 11, 2014 at 11:08 am http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/10/business/media/fenced-in-by-televisions-excess-of-excellence.html More NYT dummheit (thanks Molly for teaching me new word!) Related… the smugness in there is hard to take. Remy says: March 12, 2014 at 7:34 pm Well the fact that Obama would eulogize Ramis I think is frightening enough in and of itself. I think it surpasses Michelle Obama’s presenting of the Best Picture Oscar. lose weight make money says: April 27, 2014 at 3:10 pm There’s definately a lot to find out about this topic. I love all the points you made.
    1. Lone Survivor is making money. There will be more just like it, soon. WHY is it making money? That’s a bigger question. But maybe that is a seperate posting. The thing that *is* relevant here is the treatment of the Afghan people in this film. And by extension the treatment of all Muslims, or third world people in Hollywood film. They are *simple*…a bit like Giannas, the ‘Greek Freak’, simple, often charming, but children, really. Lone Survivor has an intertext insert at the end, as a sort of coda (well, one of many codas to that film) that explains the quaint but supportable value system of these tribal people. They defend their guests blah blah blah. Its some sort of appalling and neo colonialist condescension and a good many leftists will buy into that. Paternalistic.
    2. The Reagan crew were hugely ambitious in terms of global finance, and maybe more, they marked a sea change in perception; this was the selling of the Harold Ramis, Bill Simmons white guy-as-cool-heroic trope
    3. Bill Simmons is now the poster boy for insecure white males in today’s empire. His internet magazine Grantland in fact merges sports fandom with movie and TV fandom.
    1. But what is essential to remember is that she never acquiesced to being treated as property. Within the framework she was given, she was always an agent in her own path.
    2. It's impossible to say how much Baartman's own thoughts and feelings factored into her male superiors' plans. What is clear, however, is that she did not leave Africa against her will.
    1. cole_tucker @EPButler Did you have any concerns in your economy of sacrifice article, of appropriation by closet-racists against the creole religions? 11:28am, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker The relationship established through sacrifice is real; that doesn't mean that a different relationship isn't possible. 1:22pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler ... upon the Laches and Phaedo, one could come to exactly the opposite conclusion. 1:29pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker Historically, however, Platonists were against suicide. In any event, I'm going beyond Porphyry there… 1:32pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler Especially if the soul had chosen a paradigm of renewing/replenishing that relationship between communities of humanity and Gods. 1:36pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker Iamblichus thinks it will always be necessary, but it remains ontologically inferior; while Porphyry sees evolution out of it. 1:46pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler Is sacrifice ontologically inferior for Iamblichus in a manner different than offerings of incense or libations are? 3:05pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client DamianChavezArt @cole_tucker @EPButler The only acceptable form of human sacrifice. Animal and the plant are far removed from realm of reason, piously. 9:56pm, Nov 12 from Twitter for iPhone cole_tucker @DamianChavezArt @EPButler We have to differ on this completely. A community is of nearly as precarious an identity as individuals within. 9:57pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker @DamianChavezArt And is the animal a member of this community, or merely its material condition? 9:59pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler @DamianChavezArt Husbanded animals change the material conditions of the societies they are a integral part of. 10:03pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker Justice toward the animals in those societies demands that they be killed only when necessary, not for purely cultic reasons. 10:06pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler Which societies? 10:08pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker Note, I am talking about the requirements of justice, not making a claim about their practice. 10:11pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler I'm still unsure where you're locating the essential harm that clamours for justice. 10:13pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker Depriving an animal of its life for purely cultic reasons, or without sufficient necessity generally. 10:14pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler Why is it a harm though, if it leaves the soul in as well or a better condition? Particularly if such an end was self-selected? 10:18pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker Even were it self-selected, it is not necessary to the God, cannot benefit Him, nor indispensable to a community of worship. 10:23pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler ... animal sacrifice, while others refuse it. 10:25pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker … and the Gods have chosen to meet us where we are, rather than dictating that we change our ways? 10:28pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler We are left with Gods that did not demand vegetarianism, but still refuse animal sacrifice. 10:30pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker The sacrifice is not "refused" qua sacrifice. It is accepted in the same way a bloodless sacrifice is. 10:32pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler Took displeasure in, perhaps? Made clear that it was not welcome within their cultus? 10:34pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker There is much the Gods say to us, that we cannot or will not hear. Hence it is incumbent upon us to be careful, and reflective. 10:36pm, Nov 12 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler ... requiring ritual expiation, yet actively participating in an act of injustice? 8:39am, Nov 13 from Plume for Android EPButler @cole_tucker With respect to the welter of regulations, restrictions, expiations, not all of them come straight from the Gods, either. 11:37am, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler It's not as if the Gods have no voice, or that such injunctions wouldn't have been legible to the community. 11:47am, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker Really, though, if it were so easy for the Gods to be heard, do you think humans would be so fucked up? 11:49am, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler Why suppose our ideas of virtue are any less confused? Success is our proof. 12:13pm, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker … has so much personal psychology woven through it, is no way to serve the Gods. 12:25pm, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler And it's not the ends justify the means, it's the results establish the protocol. 12:27pm, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client EPButler @cole_tucker Determining the "results" of any action is not straightforward either. 12:30pm, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @EPButler And so we're left with no ground for arbitration? 12:38pm, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client mason_mem @cole_tucker @EPButler > the question is which views and under or by what standard. guided by what metric 12:47pm, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client cole_tucker @mason_mem @EPButler ... their unique productions as well as the projects of their encompassing sets. 12:52pm, Nov 13 from Twitter Web Client
    1. Though large numbers of young people can be an economic advantage, a combination of unfulfilled aspirations, scarce land and water, overcrowding in growing cities as well as inadequate infrastructure could lead to social tensions and political instability. One problem is a gender imbalance, a result of selective abortion of girls. In some communities there are fewer than eight women for every 10 men, with the ratio skewed even further among younger people.
    1. Even before his name, picture, and the details of his life were splattered on a FOX news article/website on March 6, 2012 — the day the bombshell news was released that this charismatic figure was working as an informant for the FBI — Hector Monsegur, better known as “Sabu,” clearly stood out. Both on Twitter and during chat conversations, Sabu exuded a sort of defiant and revolutionary attitude. His calls for people to rise up were routinely directed towards his “brothers” and “sisters.” He would liberally pepper his conversation with the word “nigger”; and while the term is popular among Internet trolls, Sabu used it without even a trace of irony or knowing political incorrectness. Rather than a rich, alienated, white, basement-dwelling teen, Sabu sounded like a street-hardened brother. Was it possible that his alienation and anger were borne not of middle-class anomie, but instead of poverty and racial marginalization?
    1. Rancière acknowledges how the inversion of the gaze, the forced witnessing of the eyes upon the most horrendous acts, demands an appreciation of the way in which the intolerable can be turned into a recognition of humanity. As Rancière writes, instead of showing the mutilated bodies, Jaar’s work “restores the powers of attention itself.”[vii]
    2. Rancière ties this challenge for art to the extermination of the Jews
    3. Following the horrors of World War II, it was possible to identify three notable intellectual casualties. These included: (1) the politics of desire (what is now commonly called “affect”) in which this once liberating concept as theorized by Spinoza amongst others was cast aside as dangerous (perhaps most apparent in the context of Nazism and the manipulation and oppression of the masses as identified by Wilhelm Reich in his landmark text The Mass Psychology of Fascism), only to be colonized by marketers and PR consultants armed with usual sound-bite euphoria (from stage-managed theatricality of National Party Conventions that display the outpouring of emotionally charged patriotism, onto the celebration of killings, as in the case of Osama Bin Laden, where vitriolic displays on the streets of Manhattan had certain orchestration by elements of the mass media); (2) the politics of atmosphere, in which the ability to think about the positive manipulation of active living space became, until the advent of environmentalism, the sole privilege of military strategists who long since appreciated the value of “climatic conditioning”; and (3) the politics of aesthetics, in which the systematically orchestrated separation between art and politics rendered the aesthetic field dangerous in terms of symbolic decadence. This was especially true in the context of visible regalia of power directly linking fascist dressage with fetishistic and sadistic forms of behavior whose abuses of power would be portrayed in the most disturbing ways with Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Salo, along with racial and gendered stereotyping, or simply deemed aesthetics had nothing to say about the “serious business of politics” as it appears in the reasoned halls of established power — with our societies becoming more and more “image conscious” at the same time.

      important piece on the "intellectual casualties" of neocon whitewashing.

    4. the raw realities of warfare tend to remove from the critical microscope more searching questions about the willingness to justify widespread slaughter
    5. While these are often measured in terms of some crude atrocity scale as societies try to make statistical sense of the quantifiable levels of destruction
    6. hile their shared studentships under the tutelage of Louis Althusser is often a point for discussion, it is their respective affinities/animosities with Gilles Deleuze that marks the extent to which they differ. Badiou, for instance, largely rejects Deleuze’s intellectual corpus (especially concerning the idea of “the event,” which Badiou universalizes through his notion of fidelity to truth, including the truth of art), whereas Rancière does not.

      This tidbit

    1. The direct emissions of cement occur through a chemical process called calcination. Calcination occurs when limestone, which is made of calcium carbonate, is heated, breaking down into calcium oxide and CO2. This process accounts for ~50% of all emissions from cement production. I