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iTunes saga 5.0.1

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I went through a painful iTunes experience. Had to. I try to avoid iTunes as much as possible, but since I wanted to update iOS version on my iPad, it was not possible to avoid it. The bottom line is that it sucks as a device management tool. Here’s wh…

The Monti Factor

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Plenty has been written about Monti’s taking charge of Italy. But there is another dimension in his appointment. A wise man will be joining the The European Council. Mario Monti was a member of the Reflection Group on the Future of Europe, also known as the Wise Men’s Group of Felpie Gonzales. I have been… » read more

Managing the Eurozone

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Reading about Sarkzoy, Merkel to invite Van Rompuy to head Eurozone I must say I liked the idea 18 months ago. From a paper published in European View Volume 9, Number 1, 79-92, DOI: 10.1007/s12290-010-0117-3.Enhance economic coordination. This is a lo…

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Yesterday, I decided to upgrade my iPhone form iOS 4.1 to iOS 4.2.1. The process nearly bricked it. It would not even restore (Figure 1). It took me some three hours to make it work again. Something to do with the etc/hosts file. The good thing was, I …

Assange on Žižek?

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That Slavoj Žižek writes with sympathy about the digital Che Guevara is not a surprise. What is surprising, though, is that Assange had a lucid opinion on philosophers even before he read Žižek:It has often been said that mathematics is the cheapes…

Wishlist for iPAD II

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Now that I got everything I wanted from Santa, let me write down what I want in iPad II.Software Shared file system for (some) apps. This has in fact nothing to do with iPAD. It is an iOS thing. As it stands, iOS is lobotomized. Each app only has acces…

Wikileaks? What Wikileaks?

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Napolen would know how to deal with Wikileaks:“In politics… never retreat, never retract… never admit a mistake.” Its simple. Pretend they do not exist. Here’s how the Prime Minister of Slovenia Borut Pahor handled his personal dealings with th…

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The recent move by LinkedIn – that lets me enter my bibliography – could mark a beginning of a new chapter of Open Access Scientific Publishing and more. It is a small step. Today they do not even allow full texts to be attached. But if they develop th…

I Like Ike

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Here are a few paragraphs from Eisenhower’s farewell radio address of 1961 (via openmarket.org). Relevant to the general debate on the European Innovation Union and the debate in Slovenia on the Higher Education Program and The Innovation Strategy.Toda…

Perls from Spain

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I’m in Seville, Spain, at a final review of an EU project. The only other meeting I was at was the kick off. Some three years ago. Also in Spain. In between I did many things. Among others I was Secretary General of the Wise Men Group chaired by Felipe…