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rebuilding the legal infrastructure in Al-Kut - TimesPicayune [via RW]
"The Iraqi criminal code ran about 150 pages, but the coalition has [lopped off] the 90-plus pages that were crimes against Saddam or 'the state'."
new technologies are making wind power more usable - IEEE [via Link]
"advanced power-electronics and energy storage devices are massaging and managing power flows from wind turbines, enabling them to contribute to electricity grids"
- Electrical Machines, Drives, and Power Systems [review]
Linux will have 20% of large enterprise desktops by 2008 - NewsForge [via /.]
according to Siemens, but the analysis seems spot on to me
more sabotage in Iraq -- and the first Danish soldier is killed - Guardian
Democrat candidates in the US take each others lines and ideas - Boston
sounds like good collaborative teamwork to me!
a tool for finding matching colours - KohaiStyle [needs Flash - via JWalk]
in Thailand, a Windows XP + Office bundle is only $36 - Inquirer [via JWalk]
it's amazing what a bit of competition can do...
an interview with Richard Stallman - OFB [via LWN]
inside the Iraqi resistance - SMH [via RW]
a Sydney news roundup - Economist
house prices, the governor-general, the ABC, tourism, and gay clergy
nice writeup on Google's new calculator - Kuro5hin
50 years of Karen struggle for independence in Burma - Asia
Hitchens on Daniel Pipes (whose nomination Bush may force through) - Slate
"a person who confuses scholarship with propaganda and who pursues petty vendettas with scant regard for objectivity"
newly discovered microbe can survive up to 130 degrees (Celsius!) - Guardian
lawyers are destroying usability (and killing people) - AskTog [via Useit]
"it is the job of every designer to blunt and, where possible, eliminate the lawyer's attempts to sabotage your company's products"
an unlikely activist: Vietnam war hero and Marine general Anthony Zinni - TorontoStar
explaining the Public Library of Science - Boston [via Agonist]
why don't non-economists understand comparative advantage? - Paul Krugman
aggression from Hizbollah -- or from Israel? - AntiWar
thousands of Iraqis have disappeared into US prisons - MSNBC [via AntiWar]
Iraqi woman: "we expect the Americans to be better than [Saddam Hussein]"
Red Cross: "What they're doing is completely illegal, and they know it."
the threat from shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles - Economist
the US is doing its best to alienate everyone in Iraq - Raed
"G. my friend got beaten up by US Army last night, he was handcuffed and had a bag put on his head. he was kicked several times and was made to lie on his face for a while. ... He got more kicks for speaking english. his sin: he looks Iraqi and has a beard."
arrrgh, I want a job where I don't have to touch Windows - MSBlaster worm
the hundred-year programming language - Paul Graham [via PhilG]
"At its current rate of mutation, God knows what Perl might evolve into in a hundred years."
drugs, pornography, and lawlessness in the new Iraq - SMH
Google is now a calculator and unit convertor - Google [via JWalk]
problems with the privatisation of military logistics - CD [via RW]
superb Salam Pax on life in Iraq - Guardian
"She actually described Paul Bremer as another Saddam; we see him every day on TV, and the news is all about what he says and what he does"
the nuclear power stations in France can't cope with the heat - Independent [via ProRev]
"The French government is considering national electricity rationing"
making a living from Everquest - Julian Dibbell 5 page - Wired
is the GPL more effective as a social rather than a legal contract? - Register
Fox News claims trademark on "fair and balanced" - BlogCritics [via CR]
IE infringes "plugins" patent, $500 million awarded against MS - SFGate
but what happens whey they go after Mozilla and Safari and Konqueror?
the pros and cons of aquaculture - Economist
"Aquaculture has one important advantage over open-access fisheries: it can be more easily governed."
Paretsky's PI Warshawski digs up some dirt from the 1950s - Blacklist [review]
a nightmare emergency room in a Baghdad hospital - Guardian
real consultation on Canadian communications interception - CT
"Law enforcement agencies seem to have been encouraged to publicly make their case on the same basis as other stakeholders."
the bounty for killing Americans in Iraq is up to $5000 - ABCnews
at those prices, Saddam Hussein is worth 5000 US soldiers...
Aus PM John Howard indulges his homophobia - TroppoArmadillo [via RtoS]
makes a change from racial vilification, I guess...
Shiite divisions give the US a breathing space - DailyStar [Informed]
Victorian Greens moving everything to Linux - SMH [via OSAU]
it's them and CAT
at one end, IBM and Oracle at the other, and everyone in between as well
net immigration into Britain is higher than ever before - Economist
no halt to Iraqi civilian casualties - Independent [via Agonist]
US troops panic when attacked and fire blindly in the dark, then leave the wounded to die in the streets
Michael Leeden: another nutcase advisor driving US foreign policy - Asia [via RW]
"Throughout his career, Ledeen has insisted that war and violence are integral parts of human nature and derided the notion that peace can be negotiated between two nations."
Ashcroft makes war on pornography his top priority - LA Times [via ProRev]
keeping watch on the graves of Uday and Quasay - Robert Fisk
need a hidden Markov model for a long discrete-valued time series? - Cosma
look no further!
many well-known companies benefit secretly from spam - MSNBC [via /.]
the US has an "office of anti-boycott compliance"!? - KansasStar [via RW]
US companies are not allowed to tell customers whether products are made in Israel, and must report any who ask
a man is prosecuted over a private journal - Australian
having bad thoughts is not on, even in private
new thinking about water-skimmer locomotion - CSM [via /.]
former president Carter to be tried for peace-crimes - Onion [via Atrios]
if you order 100 or more, they're only $5.75 each... - Leeches USA [via JWalk]
"I like to violate copyright everyday" - AlterNet [via JWalk]
is light-pollution a health risk? - Discover [via /.]
a note on my linking policy
I try to avoid linking to pages that require registration or have intrusive advertising - popups, animations, etc - but I use Mozilla with popups blocked, without a Flash plugin, and with images from most advertising sites blocked, so I may inadvertently inflict those annoyances on you.
SCO's claims have absolutely no credibility - ZDnet [via LWN]
45 million 1.5 litre bottles a month - Newshouse [via RW]
"At one point this spring, about 60 percent of the supply line supporting troops in Iraq was devoted to carrying bottled water, food and ice"
J.C. Kumarappa a greater economist than Amartya Sen? - Rediff [via Cosma]
physical threats to co-location facilities - NetworkDweebs [via Link]
people actually buy penis-enlargement pills - Wired [via /.]
from anonymous fly-by-night spammers, even!
ACCC not acting on crippled music "CDs" - Age [via Link]
but the complainant is continuing to protest
the US did use napalm in Iraq invasion - SignOnSanDiego [via MSpeak]
no big deal, except that the Pentagon denied it
"You can call it something other than napalm, but it's napalm"
"voice of free Iraq" resigns - Guardian
"Failure to invest in the new Iraqi broadcasting service means foreign channels are gaining popularity"
now corporate America is unhappy with the WTO - TomPaine [via SideS]
when it attacks environmental and social regulation, that's fine, but interfering with corporate subsidies is just not on
Christianity from the Gospel of Thomas to President Bush - Edge [via SideS]
"one can see how appeals to religion, like those that are currently being made by the religious right, can work in a democracy to subvert all of the values to which they give lip service. It worked brilliantly with the Roman Empire."
transhumanist extropians behind terrorism futures market - Register
and comments on the idea from some economists
Daniel Pipes appointment "not voted on" by Senate committee - AntiWar
an inside view on selling cars in the US - Kuro5hin
US church burns Harry Potter -- and Bibles - Fox17 [via Atrios]
"Book burnings aren't a new part of our country's history, but Dr. VanElderen says the last time he remembers burning Bibles was in the South in the 1950s."
Iraqis deny Al-Quada involvement in attacks on US troops - Guardian
The older men said the true resistance had not yet begun. "These are simple operations. It's the work of juveniles. But the professionals are waiting"
147 steps to reinstall Windows XP - DiveIntoMark [via JWalk]
an interview with Sam Smith (the Progressive Review) - NewsMax [via RW]
a symptom of the security problem in Baghdad - Guardian
"Before, when we could fine people, everybody kept to the law. Now they just swear at us. Insulting a traffic policeman used to get you six months in jail."
two books on the East Germany that was - FT [via CT]
appointment of female judge in Najaf put on hold - MEIC/NYT
politicization and group-think in the US military - Houston [via Billmon]
there have been nearly 2000 US casualties in Iraq - Guardian
there has been underreporting of both the dead and the wounded
the bizarre intricacies of US copyright law - Legal Affairs [via /.]
a letter from Mosul - Raed
"We've got thousands of angry, ignorant American troops running around with tanks and guns pointed at everyone."
the different situations of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden - Guardian
backgrounder on snopes.com anti-hoax site - OJR [via /.]
UK government to grant Christian organisations special status - Guardian
and Australia already has religious groups implementing social services...
early cities found in China's Yangtze valley - Independent [via Agonist]
the origins of Chinese culture civilization have traditionally been sought in the North Chinese plain rather than in the South
some background on the "gay" school in New York - Kos
"Harvey Milk is not for "gay" kids, but troubled kids. Kids who face physical violence in school."
Reporters Without Borders criticises treatment of media in Iraq - ArabNews [via Agonist]
low-tech video-conferencing in rural India - Rediff [via /.]
Tariq Ali offers a three page history of modern Iran - Nation [via AntiWar]
books critical of Soviet era removed from Russian school syllabus - Guardian [via Moor]
no more Dr Zhivago
Iraqi informer killed by his own father and brother - Guardian
Jewish peace groups oppose nomination of Daniel Pipes - CD [via RW]
for some reason they don't think a bigot should be a director of the US Institute of Peace
Jorn reviews An Instance of the Fingerpost
- Google Groups
and Robot Wisdom has updated!
Afghanistan is "no model for Iraq" - Economist
let us rebuild our own country - Guardian
"After the 1991 war, we had Iraq's oil industry back on its feet within weeks"
long interview with Brad Templeton - Greplaw [via /.]
JMHM reckons Bush has his etymology down pat - LiveJournal [via RtoS]
"Dr. Condoleezza Rice is an honest, fabulous person"
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