Monthly Archives: September 2005

Who Controls the Web?

The US controls the web, and wants to keep it that way. I can understand why other countries would like more control over something so important as the internet. However, I think this may just be one of the perks of being the USA. I mean, if you fund and develop something kickass, you shouldn’t have it taken away from you once everyone else agrees that it’s kickass.

[via Bunnies]

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Van Morrison’s Contractual Obligation Album

In 1967, Van Morrison recorded 31 songs in one session to fulfill his record contract. Includes such classics as: Twist & Shake, Shake & Roll, Stomp & Scream, Scream & Holler, Jump & Thump, Walk & Talk, Wobble & Ball, and Want a Danish.

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$100 Laptops… For the Children

MIT Media Lab’s admirable program: to design $100 laptops and work to have them distributed to children in poor countries.

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Happy News

Only happy news.
[via TMN]

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Win Some, Lose Some

 Win Some, Lose Some

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What Science Is and What Isn’t Science

This appearance of “perfect fit” makes it seem as if organisms must have been the product of an intelligent force. But this appearance of perfection is deceiving. It gives no hint of the numberless evolutionary dead ends — lineages that, according to the fossil record, survived for a while but then died out, probably because changes in the environment made their once-perfect designs not so perfect anymore.

A really excellent article that discusses both the science and the context of evolution. It works as both a primer on the specifics of evolution as well as a defense against charges that it’s “just a theory.”

[via Slate]

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Turn Your Head

Get your profile carved into wood.
 Turn Your Head

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The Problem with DRM

The most clear and succinct explanation about why Digital Rights Management is bad.

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The Dems to the Rescue

IMO, the Moose has the Democrats’ number.

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All Smiles

 All Smiles

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