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November 05, 2005

You are easy to be around. Diane Cluck is part of the antifolk scene in New York. Her music is utterly gorgeous (MP3). Some sounds for you to enjoy on these odd fall days. more inside
Kill Yourself With Caffeine Because You Know You Want To. Boing-Boinged more inside
Prions suspected in milk. If the thought of giving up cheese and ice cream is more than you can handle, don't worry too much. You should enjoy the time you have because you're probably infected already.
Best Publicity Stunt Ever or More Proof of Extreme Weirdness? Vincent Gallo has an offer up on his website to sell his sperm and the costs of in-vitro fertilization for $1 million. more inside
Copernicus' Image. Nicolaus Copernicus remains found in Poland. With computer generated reconstruction of face (from skull.) Wikepedia link on page has image of Copernicus as young man.
Amazon Mechanical Turk "HIT stands for Human Intelligence Task. These are tasks that people are willing to pay you to complete. For example a HIT might ask: "Is there a pizza parlour in this photograph?" Typically these tasks are extraordinarily difficult for computers, but simple for humans to answer." Amazon's selling people!
Hypnotizing blue ball factory! This site, along with some funky music, shows several blue balls going through a massive machine. It's oddly addicting.
Plot by religious fanatics to blow up Parliament foiled - 400 years ago today. more inside
Curious George: Photo Rates I've been contacted regarding one of my photographs on Flickr. A startup magazine would like to use the image in one of its issues. I'm not a professional photographer or anything, so I have no idea how to negotiate on something like this. My question is, what does someone ask for as compensation? If money, how much? Any advice would be appreciated.