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September 30, 2004

Going Upriver; The Long War of John Kerry. Feature length documentary loosely based on "Tour of Duty" by Douglas Brinkley. "Examines the story of John Kerry and the key events that made him a national figure and the man he is today." more inside
I welcome our new bear overlords: First they came for my beer and i did not complain... Now they come for my chocolate and by Toutatis, i'm mad!

September 29, 2004

Curious, George: Digital Voice Recorders. I need an audio recorder that will record a meeting at good quality for up to two hours, accommodate a handheld mike (like, those plug-in ones) and transfer the recordings to a laptop via USB. more inside
The US is attempting to legalize extraordinary rendition. And the burden of proof is on the unfortunate individual to show that they aren't involved in terrorism. more inside
Barcelona club injects members with chips so they can pay with a shrug of the shoulder.
Hitherby Dragons "When you promise something that humans can't fulfill," Erin says, "you don't have to be human any more." "Can't," Branwen says. "Not 'don't have to.'" more inside
The PATRIOT Act takes another hit today. A federal judge "ruled in favor of the ACLU, which challenged the power the FBI has to demand confidential financial records from companies as part of terrorism investigations." Big deal? This is the part of the PATRIOT Act that was being used to gather evidence against music pirates. (yarrr)
How to Be a Hipster So-called Hipness is not all about what you drink, or wear, or buy. It
Correcting knowledge gaps in the Wikipedia Some users are trying to create a project to get rid of knowledge gaps -- seen as "systemic bias" -- in the Wikipedia. more inside
Toutatis, the asteroid, came as close to earth as any asteroid in 500 years... the perennial question: what would you do if it was going to hit earth in the next 24hrs? (I would just cross my fingers and hope it hits Texas first)
A database of Congress travels. Find out who went where on whose dime, and perhaps gain some insight on why your representative voted a certain way on that drug bill.
Am I psychic? "This test is based on the Zenner ESP card test. Since the shape is not selected until after you have made your choice, this is a test of your ability to predict future events. The accuracy of the result increases with the number of guesses that you make. The significance level is determined by a formula that was used with the Zenner tests."
American Presidential Debates! Ha! Ha!
The Coming Civil War - Unlikely, but an interesting read anyway.
Networks Balk at Presidential Debate Rules Rules designed, of course, to make it not so much a debate as duelling stump speeches. Good for the Media. more inside
Learn to Speak American! Welcome to American Accent Training. I hope you enjoy this site as you learn how to speak with a standard American accent. Sko! [via The Morning News]
Create a Fake Phantom Limb - Ever heard of Phantom Limb syndrome? Well, there ya go. Now you can have a phantom limb syndrome of your own, by fooling your brain. See how stupid your brain is? Your brain can be fooled so easily. Mine too. Depressing, really. more inside
Art and UFOs? No thanks, only art... more inside
Can't find my way home An interview with Martin Torgoff on drugs and the arts in America during (his phrase) "the Great Stoned Age".
411blog "This service exists to create a constructive, symbiotic relationship between blogging and traditional forms of journalism." A new service, but looks promising. Here's the about page
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