The REAL Threat to Americans. What really kills... →
The Little Coder's Predicament →
Hollywood Pigeons to Be Put on the Pill →
Hollywood residents believe they’ve found a humane way to reduce their pigeon population and the messes the birds make: the pill.
Reason Magazine - Out of Africa →
“It’s a mistake to assume that an Ethiopian physician who takes a job in New York would otherwise be seeing patients in Addis Ababa. The shortages of working medical professionals to which the Times referred are a reality, but they reflect systemic problems, not a lack of health care workers.” Interest case against the existence of a major African “brain drain”. Would...
Shirky: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy →
To read later. (via Joel)
Ezra Klein: Logic, Media, Incentives, And Me →
Does wide dissemination of TV show snippets force guests to make more sense and be more disruptive?
You don’t have a right to post your thoughts at the bottom of someone...– Joel on Software on blog comments
Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.– William Ruckelshaus
Neocons on a Cruise: What Conservatives Say When... →
Bernard Lewis: “The election in the US is being seen by [the bin Ladenists] as a victory on a par with the collapse of the Soviet Union. We should be prepared for whatever comes next.” Is this what Bernard Lewis has come to, or is this story patently false?
Finally found a good flight to Vancouver, but if I take it it requires me to spend an extra two weeks there. Nothing against Vancouver, but how on earth will I individually enjoy myself for two weeks there. Better stock on books.
Some people think of security and usability as a trade-off, with systems being...– The Zero Install system
Kurdistan is safe even without its anti-terrorist trench, and that’s not because...– Michael J. Totten: A New Power Rises in Iraq
Michael J. Totten: A New Power Rises in Iraq →
Iraqi Kurdistan is de-facto independent already. The three northernmost provinces exist as a liberal-democratic state-within-a-state with their own parliament, their own laws, their own immigration policies, and their own military, border guards, and police. That much was already known. The region now, though, is even closer to formal sovereignty and actual independence than it recently was. ...
Apparently, “Tumtum” is Chinook jargon for “heartbeat, or heart”. “Tumtum also means to think, but more in the sense of finding out how you feel about it, or what you believe.” That makes the accident of creating this account name all the more cool. Thanks, Benjamin.
Ikan set to revolutionize your grocery shopping... →
Roundtable discussion: Frank Quist (FQ): I never have any problems with groceries. Also, such a machine would be cool, but only if it kept track of its own like some fridge prototypes already do. Benjamin Johnstone-Anderson (BJA): The future - fridge notices when things expire, tells you to throw them out, in urban areas they will be automatically delivered the next day. By robots. Rahaf...
uncov, uncovering web2 →
Last month the Group of Eight industrialized nations and a host of celebrities...– Uzodinma Iweala - Stop Trying To ‘Save’ Africa - washingtonpost.com (Boing Boing)
From a broad coalition promising to unite all Muslims, Al Qaeda has morphed into...– Fareed Zakaria: We Are Not Losing The War Against Radical Islam
When Microsoft tells you ‘try-before-you-buy,’ the ‘buy’...– Slashdot | Warning On Office 2007 “Try-Before-You-Buy”
Learn Python in 10 minutes | Poromenos' Stuff →
10 minutes claim is obviously nonsense, but nice overview.
Ezra Klein: Blame The Victims →
USA to Iraqi government: how dare you take some time off from this mess
Alas, a blog » Blog Archive » Do they really... →
Nice debunking of extreme anti-abortion views.
Listening Post - "SoundExchange Will Not Enforce... →
Great news. While a measure limited to the US, it would’ve had consequences all over the world as the world’s favourite US stations started disappearing. Note that this is only a reprieve, not a final solution.
Downloading and the culture of free music have affected the income of record...– Steve Pavlina @ the 2+2 Forums
Scientists find drug to banish bad memories |... →
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind:“Researchers have found they can use drugs to wipe away single, specific memories while leaving other memories intact. By injecting an amnesia drug at the right time, when a subject was recalling a particular thought, neuro-scientists discovered they could disrupt the way the memory is stored and even make it disappear.” (thanks, an egg-basket in a...
‘More Sex Is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom... →
Mark Shuttleworth » Blog Archive » Merging is the... →
9 Reasons Health Care is a Poor Candidate for... →
Everyone should read this. (reblogged from Marco)
Wired Blogs: Voila! Create Your Own Furniture Out... →
Web 2.0 @ Bash.org
dsully: please describe web 2.0 to me in 2 sentences or less.
jwb: you make all the content. they keep all the revenue.
Web 2.0 isn’t about revolutionizing anything. It’s about convincing...– inpheaux on SA (Via Marco)
Americans went through about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year, 167 for...– Message in a Bottle (Via Marco)
iTWire - Want to be a computer scientist? Forget... →
9 Great Reasons to Drink Water, and How to Form... →
According to Joseph Huff-Hannon’s recent piece in Dissent, the State...– Bradford Plumer - Iraqi Refugees