April, 2005

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

SAY WHAAAT? - Deaf Raves Tear Rap a New Earhole

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Desktop nuclear fusion demonstrated: "While the technique is unlikely to lead to power generation, such a device could act as a portable source of neutrons for analysing materials and medical imaging, and perhaps even spacecraft propulsion."

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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Syrian Troops Leave Lebanon After 29-Year Occupation

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Monday, April 25, 2005

Technology brings a tide of time-wasting: "one in seven office workers still needs help switching on a computer while a fifth struggle to save a document and need assistance when printing"

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Saturday, April 23, 2005

foobar indeed: "The geeks on slashdot, the zealots on Linux newsgroups, they don't understand this. Because they're hobbyists. For them, software isn't a means to an end, it is an end. They enjoy simply tinkering with software."

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Matt Taibbi thinks Tom Friedman needs to put down the metaphors and walk away slowly.

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Mr Bootles is agogging about STAR WARS: CELEBRATION!: "Of course, this showed you no dialog or story - which is usually the problem - but if you went purely on visuals, you would think its the best movie ever..." -- those who know me may wish to imagine what I tend to mean when I say "the best movie ever"

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Friday, April 22, 2005

Too much email rots your brain: "Dr Glen Wilson, who carried out the research, said that obsessive use of phones and e-mail devices - a phenomenon he terms 'infomania' - impairs mental capability even more than smoking cannabis."

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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Sisyphus as Social Democrat: "In all these cases, it is clear what an economist must do to belong to a particular school: start underneath the lamppost, take a few steps in one direction by describing a market failure, and then start searching for lost keys."

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Old stem cells can turn cancerous

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Sunday, April 17, 2005

The Long Emergency: "The U.S. peak in 1970 brought on a portentous change in geoeconomic power. Within a few years, foreign producers, chiefly OPEC, were setting the price of oil, and this in turn led to the oil crises of the 1970s." - well that's just cheerful

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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Hacking the Papal Election: "when an election process is left to develop over the course of a couple thousand years, you end up with something surprisingly good."

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Dan has a weblog now, too.

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Monday, April 11, 2005

Sea life 'killed by exploding star': "Using computer models, the researchers calculated that plankton and other life in the first few feet of the oceans would have been destroyed. The knock-on effect would have been huge: plankton are at the bottom of the marine food chain providing for animals which are then preyed upon by larger species."

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Saturday, April 09, 2005

Blue Packets Revisited: "Non-pundits will not only find it interesting that the process is actually a lot more complex and refined than what I parodied, but also that quite often many products and services that are not immediately profitable turn out to be deployed anyway, for a number of reasons"

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Friday, April 08, 2005

Confessions of a Brand Evangelist: Free Checking? Come on.: "Here's a short quiz: What time do most business people get to work?  (Between 8 and 9) And what time do most banks open? (9am) What time do most business people leave work (Between 5 and 6) And finally, what time do banks close? (Between 5 and 6)"

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Fossil Records Show Biodiversity Comes and Goes: "‘Comets could be perturbed from the Oort cloud by the periodic passage of the solar system through molecular clouds, Galactic arms, or some other structure with strong gravitational influence,’ Muller said. ‘But there is no evidence even suggesting that such a structure exists.’"

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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

"OSX can be root compromised by a trojan application.": "Apple does not feel this is an issue as 'Administrators should not run arbitrary software.' [...] Administrators are required to authenticate actions to the core operating system. This vulnerability allows applications to bypass this requirement by 'piggy-backing' off an unrelated authorization event."

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Sunday, April 03, 2005

Fomer Senator John Danforth (R, MO) thinks the Republican Party has lost its way. Former Senator Bill Bradley (D, NJ) thinks the Democrats have lost their... party?

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