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a link analysis of partisan political reading - orgnet [via CT]
I haven't read a single one of the books involved...
tech consumer groups in Europe - IHT
"Consumer advocacy groups around the world are calling technology companies to account for their lemons, limits and lapses."
deadline for an Iraqi constitution - IHT
why people re-press lift buttons... - MorningNews [via /.]
a world survey of beliefs about God - BBC [via JWalk]
- God is Dead [review]
people in the UK are least likely to believe in God
ICANN versus Verisign: the big picture - Register
with the ITU lurking in the wings
Eben Moglen talks at Harvard - Groklaw [via /.]
the Great Barrier Reef will be dead by 2050 - ABC [via Kos]
due to the effects of rising sea temperatures
the industrial colonization of science - NYROB
a profile of the anonymous Atrios/Eschaton - Phillymag
1965 puritanism: "Perversion for Profit" film clip - archive.org [15MB mp4]
coming soon: tourist visas for Saudi Arabia - Guardian
NZ pro-censorship group unhappy with restrictions on The Passion
what's good for the goose...
talking to God about Pat Robertson and Mel Gibson - CBS [via email]
on Simon Schama's call for a new (old) approach to history - CT
"Being a generalist these days is itself a kind of specialization."
a look at GIMP 2.0 - NewsForge [via /.]
improvements for the popular free software image-manipulation program
a Milan Kundera craze in China - Xinh [via CR]
"Fifty thousand copies of two books released in January - The Book of Laughter and Forgetting and Laughable Loves - sold out in one month."
slow justice for 2002 Gujarat massacres - Guardian
oversensitive explosives detectors at Melbourne airport - Age [via ProRev]
God tells Pat Robertson that Bush will be reelected - Fox [via JWalk]
"Maybe Pat got a message from Karl Rove and thought it was from God"
Peres: Israel has no moral claim to West Bank - Guardian
Internet use in Iran - BBC [via /.]
190 refugees slaughtered by Ugandan rebels - Guardian
an overview of free software language localisation - CNET [via OSAU]
a piranha found in the Thames river in London - CNN [via ProRev]
"It was very fresh and had obviously only just died. You could see the marks made by the seagull's beak on its back"
Pentagon report: climate change threatens national security - Guardian
who's planning for "species security"?
America's feeble commitment to Afghanistan - CP [via AntiWar]
an update on Australian music industry "Anton Piller" raids - Wired
I am travelling for four or five days
so there will be no blog updates till Sunday
a look at the comments in the Windows 2000 source code - Kuro5hin
lots of swear words, but generally good quality
indigestion from dynamic web menus - WMW
with Voices of the Wilderness in Iraq - AntiWar
Somali words for camel - Lang
Australian technical users and Linux - ZDnet [via LWN]
Carlos Fuentes on Mexico and the United States - Houston [via CR]
Q: If you had to give the Bush administration one piece of advice about how to improve relations with Mexico, what would it be?
A: Lose the election in November
a Guatemalan forensic anthropologist working on the "disappeared" - Kos
librarians oppose Aus-US free trade IP clauses - Age
"huge increases in copyright licence fees paid by Australians"
elite Israeli commandos refusing to serve in Palestine - Guardian
will the Iraq war be an election issue in Spain? - Guardian
solar power is spreading in US suburbia - CSM
Raymond calls on Sun to back Open Source fully - ESR [via /.]
the future of Latin - Economist
"alas, for all the colour and comic-strip fun of modern Latin textbooks, there is no way to the literature that does not go via the horrible wild places where ablatives and gerunds live"
insurgents storm Fallujah police station - Guardian
who's actually in control of these areas of Iraq?
pushups a letdown: bras and Valentine's Day - IHT
an Edward Said piece on Arabic - AlAhram [via CR]
"All Arabs have a spoken colloquial that varies considerably between one region or country and another. The written language is quite different"
Somali words for camel spit - Lang
Afghan women are still waiting for liberation - Guardian
a project to translate American classics into Arabic - Informed
the Pentagon should fund this instead of propaganda radio broadcasts, but Jefferson is probably too subversive for them
lesbian couple marries in San Francisco - SFgate [via Kos]
just in time for their 50th anniversary!
UN supports calls for real elections in Iraq - CSM [via AntiWar]
"elections are the best means to enable any people to set up a state that serves their interest"
Hindu extremists threaten Valentine's Day celebrants - Guardian
"We will not allow any foreign festival which is a violation of Indian culture."
what's happening with the G7 and exchange rates? - Economist
"Rather like a duck-billed platypus, in fact, though perhaps not as long lived."
Rumsfeld wants to dump Iraq on the State Department - FortWayne [via Atrios]
a debate on political affiliations and raising children - CT
"Theres nothing specifically right or left, or theist or atheist about responsible parenting."
Jewish star removed, with swastikas, from Microsoft font - Register [via JWalk]
and that was done as part of a "critical update" for Windows!
useful overview of Linux update tool yum - Duke
an interview with Ursula Le Guin - Guardian [via ekumen]
(the very first entry in this blog was another Le Guin interview)
RtoS does a nice blog reworking of a famous piece - 4cm 3.3mm
Telstra, Kazaa criticise Aus music industry's raids - Wired
"the Anton Piller order gives the subject too few legal rights"
Journal of Algorithms editors resign to protest prices - Tinker [via CT]
"The editorial board has resigned en masse, to protest what they call price-gouging by Elsevier" - to publish a new ACM journal
a survey of display technologies - Audioholics [via /.]
family feuds and forgiveness: a survey - MacqUni
militants in Haiti seize city of 200,000 - HeraldNet
Australia accepts intrusive IP laws with US "free trade" agreement - DFAT [via EFA]
including increased copyright terms
major new Anglo-Saxon archaeological find - Guardian
US soldiers in Iraq are buying their own equipment - Go [via AntiWar]
time to start running those cake stalls to help fund the Pentagon...
the US refuses to provide evidence to convict an al-Qaeda member - IHT
"the United States rejected virtually all German requests for cooperation in the prosecution of Mzoudi"
land remains fundamental in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - NYROB
an interview with two US soldiers on leave from Iraq - IMC [via AntiWar]
do violent video games cause crime? - BBC [via /.]
Singapore launches fragrances to raise the birth rate - Guardian
the font-family poll results: 13/19/15
so "unspecified" it is: if the text on this page is too big or too small or not in your preferred font, you should change your browser defaults
the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty in 1967 was deliberate - MH
but there will never be a war crimes prosecution for this, even with the machine-gunning of wounded survivors
Venice gets one-way streets - for pedestrians - Guardian
an Australian sf novelist looks at refugee detention - Greg Egan [via Lang]
why is Persian so low on inflections? - Lang
Russian arms sales to India, China, SE Asia - Asia
Iranians call on Sistani to take a position on Iranian
democracy - Informed
serif or sans-serif text for this blog?
(currently set to sans-serif, was previously unspecified - as archives still are)
Eastern Europe awaits joining the EU - IHT
did extra oxygen power giant insects in the Carboniferous? - IHT
Mexico City tries to reduce subway crime by lending books - WP [via Moor]
Robert Capa's Photographs of the Spanish Civil War - Heart of Spain [review]
Massachusetts Supreme Court rules for gay marriage - Boston [via Kos]
"The majority based the decision on the equal protection and due process provisions of the Massachusetts constitution"
penguins in San Fran Zoo start madly migrating - SFgate
should travel time be added to work time in productivity measures? - CT
Microsoft versus Google - Cnet [via WMW]
Google CEO: "Based on [Microsoft's] visceral reactions to any discussions about 'open source', they are obsessed with open source as a business model."
aggressive anti-terrorism policing in UK backfires - Independent [via AntiWar]
Bechtel paints buildings while people drink contaminated water - EIraq
is Sharon serious about pulling all Gaza settlements? - Guardian
translation of the draft Iraqi constitution - Nathan Brown [via Informed]
development threatens Mongolia's unique Eastern Steppe - Economist
my endorsement :-) for US Democratic candidate - Dean
in Australia, new opposition leader Mark Latham has fired up the debates and will have a real chance of booting John Howard
I reckon the US needs something similar (and heck, I always like backing underdogs)
software patents: the struggle for Europe - IHT [via LWN]
the building I work in was hit by lightning yesterday - SMH
I've been too busy patching up damaged networks to blog
Zionist grandmothers monitor West Bank checkpoints - Guardian
Art, Architecture and the Literary World - Islamic Art [review]
a look at India's forthcoming elections - AntiWar
240 pilgrims killed in stampede in Saudi Arabia - IHT
linguistic cluelessness in 1421: The Year China Discovered America
"Sometimes it seems like there is no end to the linguistic claptrap that we must endure."
more than a third of the Iranian parliament resigns - Guardian
"We will not compromise on the most basic rights of the nation, that is, the right to freely choose and be chosen"
ancient Koguryo kingdom sparks dispute between China, Koreas - Guardian
faking your way into a mental institution - Guardian [via CT]
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