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Gord Barentsen

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  2. HI all, Thought I'd post information on a couple more bookstores I've found in Melbourne. This might be old news for those of you who live there, but maybe not. Both of these bookstores are very close to each other on Bourke St., which makes for a pleasant book browsing experience. While not quite as stocked as the Readings around UniMelb, they have a good classics and literature section and are definitely worth checking out. The Hill of Content Bookshop www.hillofcontentbookshop.com Paperback Bookshop www.paperbackbooks.com.au
  3. Many Windows 10 users have reported that the Safely Remove Media icon (the white USB icon with the checkmark) disappears from the taskbar, or only shows intermittently. This leaves some in a predicament where they cannot safely stop and remove USB hard drives. If this happens to you, try the following: Press and hold the Windows key and press R to bring up the Run dialog window. Type the following into the text field: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll Click OK or press ENTER. The Safely Remove Hardware window will appear, and you can select which hard drives to stop and remove. If you have real problems getting this icon to appear, you can create a desktop shortcut which will get you to the Safely Remove Hardware window: Right-click anywhere on the desktop and select New > Shortcut. In the Type the location for the item text field, enter the RunDll32.exe... line in step 2, above. Click NEXT. Title the shortcut as necessary (e.g., "Safely Remove Hardware"). Click OK or press ENTER.
  4. Hello all, I've been invited to give a one-hour talk at the Complex Processes Research Group (CPRG) at Swinburne University in Melbourne. The present theme for talks is, broadly speaking, "neoliberalism and the environment." I've included the abstract from Dr. Arran Gare's inaugural talk to give a sense of what issues are being discussed. My talk, which will involve Schelling's Naturphilosophie and its possible relations to a critique of neoliberalism, is slated for 2 May. I'll post more here when I have more information.
  5. Sorry for the lapse lately folks...apparently Optus (or Telstra? They seem to own the infrastructure) are unable to fix a certain tower due east of me, which has been wreaking havoc on my internet connectivity of late. Hopefully things have been resolved by now, although my wife tells me a story of someone whose Internet was out for two weeks while they "implemented" the NBN in his area. I hope this has nothing to do with the NBN (which is currently being extended to my street here in Frankston), but who knows these days, in an era of phone menus, "live chat" which never connects, and an overall illusion of customer service? (And yes, I get a bit cranky without my Internet....)
  6. Oh...my. I went from this to this in the space of just a few albums (and I'm pretty jaded about these things!)....
  7. MSCP course "Friedrich Schelling and 'Philosophical Psychology'" came to its purposeful end last night.  Great success!

  8. Wow.,....can't believe I missed this! Wait a minute...yeah, I can. At any rate, this is an amazing video...makes me wonder when "gorilla" is going to disappear from the Junior OED...
  9. I came upon this great slideshow at dictionary.com and just had to post it here.
  10. Hello, I'm pleased to announce that LiquidFractal, with the permission of the MSCP, is hosting the online space for "Schelling and 'Philosophical Psychology'," a summer course lasting from Jan-Feb 2018 and run through the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy. You can get to it in the SPACES menu above, but only registered members can access its content. If you're interested in enrolling for this or any other course offered by the MSCP, please visit their website here: Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy. All courses are available for distance enrollment and are made available as downloadable recordings.
  11. I am still finding this hard to believe, but here it is: https://www.change.org/p/oxford-university-press-nature-related-words-should-be-reinstated-in-the-junior-oxford-english-dictionary
  12. Happy festimas to everyone as well. I'd be somewhat more cheerful, but the past couple of weeks have been occupied with less than festive things - among them our beloved cat, who is about to pass away.
  13. Pretty much says it all in this day and age! http://wheninacademia.tumblr.com/post/129518725904/when-there-is-only-one-job-available-in-your

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