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Armed Neutrality - An alternative to the US alliance? - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Australia’s Defence Minister, Stephen Smith, was in China last week, and it’s reported he’s been allaying their concerns about a deepening of US military ties with Australia. But how vital is our defence alliance with the United States? Is armed neutrality a viable alternative for Australia?
Not only the world’s largest text-based MMO, Wikipedia is a staple of the Internet user’s information diet. Because of this, Wikipedia is also laden with manipulation, forgery, and the downright unscrupulous. In a never before seen presentation, Virgil will mine deep into the bowels of Wikipedia to unearth nefarious deeds whose perpetrators never thought would see the light of day. New software will be released at this talk. If you liked WikiScanner, you will like this more.
We discuss Wikipedia Story, and invite listeners to help edit what will become the final chapter of the book that will be published in 2009. And we discuss a surprising finding related to [[Philosophy]].