Archive for September, 2007
Shopping: Ten Great Wines for $10 or Less – Lifehacker:
en Great Wines for $10 or Less
Lawyer destroyed church porn evidence – Crime & Punishment – MSNBC.com:
Lawyer admits destroying church porn evidence
Chinese prison is a toy factory:
Chinese prison is a toy factory
National Geographic News Photo Gallery: Best Science Images of 2007 Honored:
Best Science Images of 2007 Honored
Turtle power boosted by second head | Metro.co.uk:
Turtle power boosted by second head
Copyright lawyer tells universities to resist “copyright bullies”:
Copyright lawyer tells universities to resist “copyright bullies”
KaZoop – Top 10 Streaming Movie & TV Websites of 2007:
Top 10 Streaming Movie & TV Websites of 2007
Possible Solution to the notMac Challenge – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW):
duplicate the functionality of .mac for free.
How to Accept Criticism with Grace and Appreciation | zen habits:
How to Accept Criticism with Grace and Appreciation
Blaine L. Reininger’s own site. Tuxedomoon’s backup.:
The Award-Winning Site of
Ahead of the Curve | Tom Yager | InfoWorld | More Mac sense and nonsense | September 26, 2007 03:00 AM | By Tom Yager:
More Mac sense and nonsense
Eight months since the switch to Mac, and it’s no turning back
NOVA | The Elegant Universe | Watch the Program | PBS:
The Elegant Universe homepage
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Burton MacKenzie: Instead of sending HUMANS to Mars 11 times, the USA sent them on a Mission to Iraq www.burtonmackenzie.com:
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2007
Instead of sending HUMANS to Mars 11 times, the USA sent them on a Mission to Iraq
Way back in the day (2004), President Bush promised to send people to Mars. NewScientist reported that the cost of the mission was “expected to cost $40 billion to $80 billion”. That really seemed like a lot of money.
A year earlier, in 2003, Bush sent his country’s soldiers into Iraq. It is believed that as of September 27, 2007, the war in Iraq has cost the USA a whopping 454 Billion dollars! (and here’s even a more pessimistic estimate reported at The Boston Globe in 2006)
If the original Mars estimate was accurate, that means that instead of going to Iraq, the USA could have funded somewhere between 5 and 11 independent human missions to Mars! By “independent”, I mean Mars mission programs that start from the ground up, and do not leverage each other’s technology, research, or manufacturing. In reality,
Todd Blair Injured After SRL Robodock Show in Amsterdam:
Todd Blair Injured After SRL Robodock Show in Amsterdam
Our good friend Todd Blair, a long-time Survival Research Labs crew member, was seriously injured during the clean-up after Saturdayâ€™s SRL show at Robodock 2007 in Amsterdam. A blog has been setup to track Toddâ€™s recovery and a fund has been setup to cover his medical expenses.
Laughing Squid sends out our best wishes to Toddâ€™s family, friends and the SRL crew. We all hope that Todd has a quick recovery.
Hereâ€™s more information from the SRL blog:
In a freak accident veteran crew member Todd Blair was knocked to the ground sustaining critical head injuries after the show on Saturday. The doctors in Amsterdam are keeping him in an induced coma and wonâ€™t have a complete prognosis for awhile. In deference to Todd, Alex (Toddâ€™s girlfriend) and the families we had been keeping the information about this tragic occurence within the family. Amy Critchett and Eric Paulos were with Todd during his surgery and now Alex has arrived and he seems to be responding well to her presence.
Many people have been concerned and asking for details so while it is too early to determine what the outcome is, the news as of this morning is that his condition has stabilized and we will know more shortly.
Keep the love, prayers, and healing thoughts for Todd coming, it definitely makes a difference!
In the meantime, for those who want to show their support checks can be made out to Alexandra Ismerio and sent to
3828 Alzada Road
Altadena, CA 91001
Progress of Toddâ€™s recovery can be tracked here. It will be regularly updated by Alex and Susie from his bedside.
photo credit: John Mathieu
Why Your Coffee Sucks (and How to Drink Great Coffee for a Fraction of What You’re Paying Now) | LifeRemix Blog:
Why Your Coffee Sucks (and How to Drink Great Coffee for a Fraction of What You’re Paying Now)
UnSecureFlight.com :: Read Your Own DHS Travel Dossier:
Read Your Own DHS Travel Dossier
Danger Room – Wired Blogs:
Do You Write Like a Terrorist?
Weird Americaâ€™s World of Art Cars Videos | Laughing Squid:
Weird Americaâ€™s World of Art Cars Videos
Update: Best Buy Adds Disclaimer To Secret Website – Consumerist:
In response to being sued and humiliated on the internet over their “secret website,” reader MK says Best Buy has added a disclaimer that warns customers that the in-store kiosk doesn’t display the same prices as the public website.
Think Progress Â» 41 days in Iraq vs. insuring 10 million children.:
41 days in Iraq vs. insuring 10 million children.
President Bush has threatened to veto legislation renewing and expanding the State Childrenâ€™s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The legislation would extend health coverage to as many as 10 million children â€” four million of whom are currently uninsured. Bush has claimed the SCHIP bill contains â€œexcessive spending,â€ but in fact, just 41 days of the war
Okfuture.net Â» Photo Series Of Japanese Peeping Toms:
Photo Series Of Japanese Peeping Toms
Nothing To Do With Arbroath: How rare shellfish fuel drug mania:
How rare shellfish fuel drug mania
Google: YouTube to Kill Itself by Adding 30-Second ‘Bumper’ Ads Next Year – Gizmodo:
YouTube to Kill Itself by Adding 30-Second ‘Bumper’ Ads Next Year
Mister Disc: Mister Disc, The “Portable” LP Player – Gizmodo:
Mister Disc, The “Portable” LP Player
Oddities: Bicycle for Two Seats Riders Next to Each Other – Gizmodo:
Bicycle for Two Seats Riders Next to Each Other