December, 2006

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Site problems

The upgrade to the new version of Blogger is not without incident.

Update: Everything seems to be sorted out except the archives -- they work but have permalinks that aren't so permanent. I'm travelling for Christmas, so I won't have the bandwidth to look at this for at least a couple weeks.

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What Should a Billionaire Give - and What Should You?

What Should a Billionaire Give - and What Should You?: "Interestingly, neither Gates nor Buffett seems motivated by the possibility of being rewarded in heaven for his good deeds on earth. Gates told a Time interviewer, 'There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning' than going to church. Put them together with Andrew Carnegie, famous for his freethinking, and three of the four greatest American philanthropists have been atheists or agnostics."

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Why cell phone outage reports are secret

Why cell phone outage reports are secret: "The only reason for the government to not let these records get out is then one telco provider could run a full-page ad saying 'the government says we're more reliable."

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Iraq Study Group Report

Amazon has The Iraq Study Group Report for sale.

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Risk Takers Follow in Parents' Dangerous Footsteps

Risk Takers Follow in Parents' Dangerous Footsteps: "The study also found that first-born children and children without siblings were more likely to share their parents' attitudes"

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