October, 2005

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Control Your Car by Voice: I played with this -- it works. I saw the code running on Ajay's laptop rather than his car, but it could pick out my song requests over the din of the crowd (cheering a game on the TV at the restaurant we were in at the time).

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Fafblog channels Brad DeLong and reads Michael Kinsley so you don't have to: "Michael Kinsley points us to a compelling flaw in the rationale behind the Fitzgerald investigation today: Michael Kinsley doesn't understand it."

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Someone doing marketing for Dell apparently tried to tackle Todd Dailey into the astroturf.

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Monday, October 24, 2005

DJ's: Cuttin' Up C-Span -- Mashups in Newsweek == jumping the shark?

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Sunday, October 09, 2005

As Polar Ice Turns to Water, Dreams of Treasure Abound: "The fishing industry, a business where surviving one year to the next is the main worry, has largely not taken notice of the changes, although American crab boats are finding they have to steam farther and farther to haul in a decent catch. 'If the crabs move over into the Russian zone,' said Glenn Reed, the president of the Pacific Seafood Processors Association in Seattle, 'there's not much to be done about that except hope they come back someday.'"

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Monday, October 03, 2005

High Oil Prices Met With Anger Worldwide: "Mohammed Sani, 28, said he can recall that gas prices were one-sixth the price they are now under military dictator Sani Abacha in the 1990s. He said he would welcome a return to military rule if gas prices returned to those levels.'We are not happy with democracy,' Sani said. 'All our eyes are on petroleum' prices."

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