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increasing attacks on the British in Basra - LA
"patriotism" to be from Australia's anti-terrorism censorship - SMH
the legislation must be pretty broad if "patriotic battle movies" have to be specifically exempted!
banks aren't happy about smart BIOSes with network stacks - ZGP [via ELER]
"when we buy a consumer machine, we either demand full, buildable, source code to their BIOS, or that they ship LinuxBIOS"
India's Supreme Court orders charges against historian dropped - IndTimes
China starts to worry about carbon emissions - CSM
"China's goal is nearly in line with a target set by Greenpeace ... regional governments have simply ignored Beijing's environmental edicts"
photos from the Hubble telescope - com
the US may make it legal to sell cocoa-free "chocolate" - DMWOC [via MLite]
military contractors run amok in Iraq - WP
imperialism debated: the British Empire in India - NYROB
do book reviews actually help us find good books? - Guardian
"it is only the authors who are everywhere praised and talked-about that I don't seem to read"
"persistence hunting" and human evolution - Barista
adaptations to allow us to run-down prey in midday heat
the roller-coaster of US house prices, inflation-adjusted - GoogleVideo
a Baloch insurgency extends across the Iran-Pakistan border - Yahoo
hundreds of casualties as artillery pounds Mogadishu - Independent
behind Nokia's Linux Internet Tablet - LinuxDev [via OSWALD]
US film stars launch libel actions in Europe - Guardian
in 1934 France, Shakespeare's Coriolanus was controversial - Barista
"the Comédie Française production was perceived as an attack on democratic institutions"
increased wind-shear may decrease Atlantic hurricanes - NewSci [via ProRev]
epigenesis and chance in the genetics of brain wiring - PLOS
how the US administration perverted media coverage of Iraq - E+P [via ProRev]
materials microscopy as art - Wired
"porous silicon reproduction of William Blake's Ancient of Days, drawn with a helium beam and etched with hydrofluoric acid"
Iowa users will get a refund from Microsoft - Register
"consumers who purchased Microsoft's software between 1994 and 2006: $16 for each copy of Windows or MS-DOS, $25 for Excel, $29 for Office, ..."
fighting to save Indonesia's Muhammadiyah from extremists - WSJ
an ICANN member on why she voted for .xxx - SCrawford
"Australia's letter, and concerns expressed in the past by Brazil and other countries about xxx, are explicitly content-based and thus inappropriate"
improving environmental education - PLOS
Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification
an update on Pakistan's tribal areas - Economist
why Australians need a charter of rights - SMH [via EFA]
Israel copies Kafka's The Trial
no one is allowed to talk about the charges against Azmi Bishara, even if anyone knew what they were
some statistics on literature in translation - NYT [PDF via CR]
photographs from Antarctica - LL
US "abstinence education" is totally ineffective - Guardian
so that's $1 billion thrown away
World Bank director orders contraception removed from Madagascar report - Guardian
Spaniards refight civil war in obituaries for their grandparents - Guardian
the Korean government is spending to promote open source - Hankooki [via OSWALD]
"the Information Ministry designated Kwangju City as a Linux city and the Gangwon Provincial University as a Linux university"
getting serious about treehouses - IHT
changes in care for the elderly in Europe - IHT
"by 2050, people over 65 are forecast to make up one-third of the EU population"
no more "fried crap" in Bejing - Guardian
Google Books and copyright - Guardian [via Kit]
Imre Kertesz's metafictional literary mystery - Liquidation [review]
an extract from Ahmadou Kourouma's Allah is Not Obliged
- WWB [via Moor]
seventeen German airmen died in Iceland in WWII - BBC
a proposal to classify happiness as a psychiatric disorder - JMedEthics
"It is proposed that happiness be classified as a psychiatric disorder and be included in future editions of the major diagnostic manuals under the new name: major affective disorder, pleasant type."
retired US generals turn down "war tsar" position - Guardian
no one wants to work with an incompetent administration
Norway: 30 or so murders a year, over 95% solved - Aften [via CR]
dieting leads to weight gain - MedNews
Sangin is relieved, but Helmand province's future remains uncertain - Guardian
cybernetic senses - Wired [via JWZ]
"For six weird weeks in the fall of 2004, Udo Wachter had an unerring sense of direction"
a Silicon Valley engineer works for mothers in rural Mongolia - com.com
ethics books are stolen more often than other philosophy books - Splintered
"perhaps they're being burnt by students struggling to keep warm in winter"
Madrid's red priests defy the Church - Guardian
climate change denialists lose argument with a six year old - Deltoid
Tim Blair, Steven Den Beste and friends fail basic chemistry
the politics of mining in Mongolia - SMH
people are still dying of hunger in India - FL
nenpimania - getting the best mileage out of cars - Bloomberg [via /.]
Paul "Independence of the Continuum Hypothesis" Cohen has died - MSpeak
the Queen of Australia cares more about human rights than the government? - SMH
IBM is a genuinely global company - Economist
understanding Middle-Eastern leaders - Badger [via RtoS]
novel approaches to wind power - Economist [via /.]
economic growth is negatively correlated with investment returns?! - EffFront
an Indian perspective on US affirmative action - Frontline [via Cosma]
the insanity that is the US prison system - NYROB
Lancet Iraq study "probably an underestimation of mortality" - Guardian [via Murray]
according to the UK Ministry of Defence's own scientists!
why commercial ebooks haven't worked yet - Stross
Austrian court may grant a chimpanzee legal standing - Guardian
can anyone really argue that vivisection of chimpanzees is no different to pulling the wings off flies?
the Iranians have much to learn from the West - Guardian
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