April 13, 2004

The Bayeux Tapestry: history written by the victor (or you can create your own version if you wish). The Battle of Maldon: history written by the loser (a translation of the poem, and readings of the original Saxon version).
Why play with a PDA when you can build your own life-size replica of R2-D2?
Killer Staph Is Hitting The Streets. "Drug-defying strains of the bacteria have moved way beyond hospitals." Eek! [Via Boing Boing.]

April 12, 2004

Schizophrenia gene New research suggests a gene responsible for one kind of schizophrenia may have remained in the population because it gives protection against infection and infant mortality which outweigh the negative effects. more inside
What size did you want that coffee? (Flash, NSFW - language) I've got a 6-espresso-shot-a-day habit, so I may find this funnier than most. Though prices may soon be going up, leaving me crying in my cup...
Top 100 Albums of All Time This is music critic Peter S. Scholtes' list of fav albums.
Concept cars from the 37th annual Tokyo Motor Show These little cars should be handy as drivers become lazier, according to the US Department of Transportation.
Forget eggs. This is waaay cooler. I envision a future where all of our pets can be technicolor. That, and perhaps some Faberg
Sniper rifle launches GPS chips for tracking A Danish company has announced a new non-lethal sniper rifle -- instead of firing bullets, it fires a projectile loaded with a GPS tracking chip. It can be used for "tagging" people, who can later be tracked down and arrested for crimes. Anyone else get the heebie-jeebies? Via Slashdot
So bizarre. Really, really really wierd.
iBooks in many colors. The tronBook may be old news, but it has helped to set off a wave of iBook modifications, all very pleasing to the eye. more inside
America in Caricature 1765-1865. Political cartoons.
National Budget Simulator - Fix the economy for free.
A sunshiney game for a rainy day. Well, it might not be raining where you are, but it is here, which makes this unexpectedly adorable little combination of Simon and Collapse all the more enjoyable. But you really do need to play it with sound, which is its main asset.
Tom Waits Live. I know some of y'all are Tom Waits fans, so here are some mp3s of his Live Shows.
"This is a really important night for me" Gourmet magazine's tale of how one man bribed his way into the most exclusive restaurants in New York. (Via Kottke.org.) The article is a few years old, but I assume the techniques described therein are just as valid today.
Do Senators have a sense of humor? Posing as a ten-year-old boy, these guys wrote in to each of the senators asking for their favorite joke. Find out now which senator is the funniest. Perhaps it may even swing your vote?
History comes to the life, and to television. If people will not come to history, then let history come to them. more inside
Declassification Of The August 6, 2001, Presidential Daily Briefing Day: The mainstream news media, for some reason, hasn
The canary in the coal mine? "The only certain losers, it seems, will be women. The era when Iraqi women could become lawyers and scientists, could legally drive cars, uncover their heads and be supervisors of men in the workplace seems about to be lost."
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