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  Gadfly (social) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Gadfly" is a term for people who upset the status quo by posing upsetting or novel questions, or attempt to stimulate innovation by proving an irritant.
The term "gadfly" was used by Plato to describe Socrates' relationship of uncomfortable goad to the Athenian politician scene, which he compared to a slow and dimwitted horse.
During his defense when on trial for his life, Socrates, according to Plato's writings, pointed out that dissent, like the tiny (relative to the size of a horse) gadfly, was easy to swat, but the cost to society of silencing individuals who were irritating could be very high.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gadfly_(social)   (200 words)

Socrates was accused of being a GADFLY to Athenian society in Plato’s Apology.
The goal of GADFLY is to begin to fill the void that is the absence of an intellectual community at Stony Brook, to stimulate thought and provoke debate.
GADFLY is a place for your stream-of-consciousness narratives and rants, poems and drawings.
www.sunysb.edu /philosophy/gadfly/home   (174 words)

 Gadfly Online. About Gadfly.
But knowing Zeus’ plan, Hera sent a tiny gadfly to tickle and torment the cow… and some would believe that, to this day, Io is still being chased around by a nipping, pricking gadfly.
Now Gadfly Online picks up where the magazine left off—transcending hype and spin to interpret and challenge the legends, beliefs and assumptions of a dynamic and a diverse culture by examining its literature, music, film, politics and live arts.
With Gadfly Online, you’ll not only enjoy fresh daily content, you’ll also have access to provocative, full-length articles; music, book, film and art reviews; cultural tidbits; on-site updates on cultural happenings; access to archives from past issues; weekly commentaries from some of your favorite gadflies; and on-the-spot communication with your favorite Gadfly writers and staff.
www.gadflyonline.com /aboutgad.html   (391 words)

 GadflyOnline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Gadfly recently spoke with Hentoff, who graciously took a break from his busy schedule writing for the Village Voice and USA Today (among others) to talk about his conversations with Dylan.
Gadfly: One of the most enduring moments of the Freewheelin' liner notes comes when Dylan says, "I don't carry myself yet the way Big Joe Williams, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly and Lightnin' Hopkins have carried themselves.
Gadfly: You were in a unique position to be an eyewitness of Dylan from Freewheelin' through Highway 61 Revisited.
www.gadflyonline.com /default.html   (2010 words)

 Morning Sun | The Gadfly
The Gadfly is a companion that shares their youth, survives their disillusionment and then is re-evaluated as they think through the significance of the Cultural Revolution and the meaning it has for their personal fate and that of the Chinese revolution.
An abiding attraction of The Gadfly was the ambiguities within both the character of Arthur and the story as a whole.
It is for these reasons—ambiguity and complexity—that readers of The Gadfly kept returning to the story, reading and re-reading it, finding in it as they grew and changed ever new meanings and layers that they could relate to in their own lives.
www.morningsun.org /film/gadfly.html   (1280 words)

 Wild Wilderness - The Gadfly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
First, the Gadfly alerts the community to the presence of evil and evil-doers, and positively urges the community on to civic and environmental Virtue.
Like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, the continued presence of Gadflies in a society is one of the best indicators of the health of its Democracy.
After all there is no position description for a GS-11 Gadfly in the Federal Government ("Incumbent will point out the mistakes of his/her supervisors in a timely manner; Incumbent will obstruct any action not in the best interest of the environment and/or the public.
www.wildwilderness.org /blog/activism/the-gadfly.html   (732 words)

81 """ 82 An orm database adapter for gadfly.
The strings are then 'un-escaped' 243 (the reverse of orm2.sql.datasource.escape_string()) and used as 244 variable parameters for gadfly's cursor.execute() method.
This way gadfly 245 gets the binary strings as Python objects and inserts them semmlessly 246 into its own datastructures with no need to parse them.
www.nongnu.org /orm/apidoc/orm2.adapters.gadfly.datasource-pysrc.html   (929 words)

 Gadfly: SQL Relational Database in Python
Gadfly is a collection of python modules that provides relational database functionality entirely implemented in Python.
Since Gadfly depends intimately on the kwParsing package it is distributed as part of the kwParsing package, under the same generous copyright.
Gadfly uses relational style representations and the SQL query language primarily because these are widely understood and familiar to many programmers.
gadfly.sourceforge.net /gadfly.html   (2244 words)

 Gadfly Bites Po Mo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
From September, 1993, through May, 1997, the Gadfly held the Hulings Chair of Humanities and Environmental Ethics at Northland College, in Ashland Wisconsin.
During his final two years of service there, he inaugurated and edited an informal newsletter, The Sporadical Gadfly, of which there were to be five issues.
Indeed, this explication and defense of science from attacks, both on the campus and beyond, became the primary theme of The Sporadic Gadfly.
gadfly.igc.org /pomo/gad-pomo.htm   (447 words)

 About The Gadfly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Gadfly is a student-run publication at Western Carolina University with the intent of provoking thought from its readers.
For The Gadfly's purposes, sarcasm is inappropriate because it is an attack against a person "designed to give pain." Sarcasm is a low blow.
We do strive for original and intelligent articles for publication, but because articles are solicited exclusively for The Gadfly from full-time college students (who oftentimes lead very busy and hectic lives), it is extremely difficult for us, as a publication, to always maintain the same high standard.
paws.wcu.edu /gadfly/about.html   (377 words)

Gadfly’s three-piece dance-punk party flips styles into their own So Cal flavor they call rock-steady-rock.
Gadfly quickly grew out of their Ocean Beach begining to become a staple in the San Diego music scene by stunning crowds with their highly entertaining live show.
Gadfly has recently expanded its regional touring efforts to include Nevada and Arizona.
www.myspace.com /gadfly   (832 words)

 cMusicWeb.com: The Gadfly
A gadfly is a small insect destined to agitate wildlife just enough to cause movement and remind them to breathe.
As rappers Dax and Jurny Big lay their mics down, they assume the role perfectly, serving up enough controversial lyrical content to aggravate (and gain the attention of) the industry.
While The Gadfly may be interlude-heavy, it should be no deterrent to purchasing an album that many will call a classic.
www.cmusicweb.com /hiphop/lpg/gadfly.shtml   (348 words)

 Environmental Ethics and Policy: "The Online Gadfly"
The Online Gadfly will also serve as a "gateway" to other web sites, publications, organizations and educational institutions devoted to progressive political ideals and to the study of environmental ethics and policy.
The Gadfly and Dr. Bernard Weiner are Co-Editors of "The Crisis Papers:" an anthology of news, opinion and commentary from the progressive Internet.
Visitors to The Online Gadfly are welcome to copy and distribute any material herein bearing the copyright of "The Gadfly" (Ernest Partridge), provided the name of this author and the URL of this website are included in the copies.
gadfly.igc.org   (503 words)

 gadfly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
He claimed that due to a mistake, the Gadflys might be on the wrong tariff and asked to see a recent bill to confirm this.
While the house was searched for this document, the conversation was briefly halted and Gadfly dialled the toll-free number to confirm the worker was a genuine manager of SSE come to fix a problem in the highest traditions of the UK service industry.
GADFLY had been prepared to turn a blind eye to the revival of fur among fashionistas.
www.tmcnet.com /usubmit/2006/09/25/1927597.htm   (1380 words)

 Debian -- gadfly
Gadfly is a relational database management system which uses a large subset of very standard SQL as its query language.
Gadfly stores the active database in memory, with logging to a file system for recovery from system or software failures (but not for disk failures).
This package contains an interactive shell and a server for use with the Gadfly SQL database.
packages.debian.org /stable/interpreters/gadfly   (133 words)

 Gadfly Online.
Gadfly Online consists entirely of material that is copyrighted by Gadfly Productions and/or third parties.
Gadfly Online and the copyrighted content herein are provided to the public upon the terms and conditions set forth in this notice.
Gadfly Productions, Gadfly, and the associated graphic images (e.g., capital G with fly superimposed and Gadfly cartoon character) are marks of Gadfly Productions.
www.gadflyonline.com /legal.html   (176 words)

 gadfly - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Gadfly, common name of any of various flies that are parasitic on animals or human beings, particularly the botfly and the horsefly.
Socrates’s self-described role as the public “gadfly” of Athens made him unpopular with many citizens.
He may have been seen as being in some way...
au.encarta.msn.com /gadfly.html   (124 words)

 Amazon.com: The Gadfly: Books: E. L. Voynich   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Gadfly is a highly romantic yet realistic treatment of risorgimento period in Italy concerning the activities of the international republican agent Arthur Burton who successfully eludes the Austro-Hungarian policy and contributes to the revolutionary cause culminating in the Italian uprising of 1848.
The novel of "The Gadfly" in Chinese and the movie bearing the same name, are two brilliant works of "The Gadfly" I first encountered, and loved so much, while I was in my teens, although my young age was somewhat restricted me from comprehending the conspiracies and struggles inside the hero.
To me the fact that the Gadfly lived his most valuable years, and finally died, as an atheist is more intriguing in how the belief being rooted than the belief itself.
www.amazon.com /Gadfly-E-L-Voynich/dp/1404304673   (1779 words)

 Thomas B. Fordham Institute - The Education Gadfly
The Education Gadfly is published weekly (ordinarily on Thursdays), with occasional breaks, by the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation.
If you have been forwarded a copy of Gadfly and would like to subscribe, you may either email thegadfly@edexcellence.net with “subscribe gadfly” in the text of the message or sign up through our website, www.edexcellence.net.
The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation is a nonprofit organization that conducts research, issues publications, and directs action projects in elementary/secondary education reform at the national level and in Ohio, with a special emphasis on our hometown of Dayton.
www.fordhaminstitute.org /institute/gadfly   (3480 words)

 Zine-o-Rama : Gadfly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Gadfly's on-line version of its off-line magazine is a gem.
But unlike Abcnews, etonline, etc. Gadfly's writing is compelling to read and goes a step beyond just reporting.
One criticism to the folks at Gadfly: the animated fly graphic in your navigation bar is cute the first time, but incredibly distracting in its continuance.
www.pifmagazine.com /vol23/z_Gadfly.shtml   (189 words)

 GadflyB5: SQL Relational Database in Python
Gadfly is a simple relational database system implemented in Python based on the SQL Structured Query Language.
If you've got a great idea for gadfly, and have the time to work on it, please contact the gadfly project admins.
The gadfly and kjbuckets source is copyrighted, but you can freely use and copy it as long as you don't change or remove the copyright:
gadfly.sourceforge.net   (235 words)

 The Philosophy of the Socratic Gadfly
I’m in the midst of reading through Richard Dawkins’ “The God Delusion,” at the point where he mentions the vow of Jephthah in the book of Judges, after defeating the Ammonites, to sacrifice the first living thing he meets from his house.
Inaccuracy of memory expert Elizabeth Loftus will not be an expert witness at Scooter Libby’s trial over the Valerie Plame CIA leak.
I do see it as a caveat that EVERY expert in the social sciences may be whistling in the dark at times.
wordsofsocraticgadfly.blogspot.com   (1752 words)

 Gadfly Records
We like to think it's someone (or a company, in our case) that "stirs the pot" -- bristles at the status quo, bucks the norm, etc. And in the record industry, there's a lot to work with.
When people hear of Gadfly Records for the first time, they often ask "What kind of CDs do you release?" Quite simply, we specialize in offbeat and unique projects, whether they be singer/songwriter albums, releases from our ethnic and instrumental series, or spoken word projects.
The musical styles are as varied as can be (from folk to rock to blues to classical to world, and on and on) -- but each project has that certain uniqueness that separates it from the run-of-the-mill, middle-of-the-pack releases in its genre.
www.gadflyrecords.com   (312 words)

 Gadfly Interview with Tim O'Brien, 3.99
Gadfly spoke to him at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, shortly after the promotional tour for Tomcat in Love, his newest novel.
His subject has remained the same throughout all his books: the human heart under stress.
Gadfly spoke to him at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, shortly after the promotional tour for Tomcat in Love.
chss.montclair.edu /english/furr/Vietnam/timobgadflyinterview0399.html   (2006 words)

The SA-11 GADFLY is a medium-range, semi-active, radar-guided missile using solid-rocket propulsion that provides defense against high-performance aircraft and cruise missiles.
The SA-N-7 GADFLY is the naval Version of the SA-11.
The SA-11 GADFLY system also can be fitted with a supplementary electro-optical sighting system for use in a severe jamming environment, which would overwhelm the normal semi-active radar homing system -- in which case the missile uses radio-command guidance.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/russia/sa-11.htm   (559 words)

 The Last Days of Socrates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Anyone familiar with this insect would be aware of its irritating buzz and sharp bite.
In our antiseptic age of screened windows, exterminators, and self-contained environments most of us are relatively free of the gadfly's persistence.
In the ancient world, however, this pesky insect would be well known to Socrates' audience (keep in mind how cities, especially those without modern sewers and refrigeration for food, attract flies).
socrates.clarke.edu /aplg0236.htm   (96 words)

I am, after all, the Socratic Gadfly and have a name and reputation to uphold.
Having a background from the alt-weekly world before Belo got him, he has previous experience to apply to that new angle.
And, due to almost 20 years of war, from expelling the Soviets to civil war after that and on to post-9/11 action, the Taliban is more hardened, and more battle-smart, than Iraqi insurgents.
socraticgadfly.blogspot.com   (1530 words)

 Perspective: From gadfly to watchdog
The founder of the advocacy group Judicial Watch, Klayman, a self-described conservative, was often dismissed as a right-wing gadfly when he was suing the Clinton administration.
But now that he's turned his legal guns on the Bush folks, things have changed.
So does this mean that the difference between a "right-wing gadfly" and a "watchdog" depends on who is being sued?
www.sptimes.com /2002/08/04/Perspective/From_gadfly_to_watchd.shtml   (148 words)

 FreshPorts -- databases/gadfly
Gadfly is a relational database management system which uses a large subset of very standard SQL as its query language and Python modules and optional Python/C extension modules as its underlying engine.
Gadfly stores the active database in memory, with recovery logging to a file system.
It supports an optional TCP/IP based client server mode and log based failure recovery for system or software failures (but not for disk failures).
www.freshports.org /databases/gadfly   (252 words)

 Gadfly Online.
Soon after Gadfly folded with the March/April 2001 issue, the creative forces behind the print magazine launched Gadfly Online.
Unlike the print magazine, where we rarely took submissions and were stringently selective in topics and writers, the demands of publishing five times a week combined with the reliance on electronic dissemination opened us up to a number of new authors* and varied subjects as well as new possibilities.
A little over a year later, when Gadfly Online ceased publication, we had amassed a diverse body of work that by-and-large was apolitical, and existed like the print Gadfly, to celebrate the creations of artists and unique individuals, and hopefully, in the process, make our own contribution.
www.gadflyonline.com /archive-online.html   (213 words)

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