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November 21, 2007

You-Tubal Ligation YouTube-less George: Can we talk about the use/abuse of YouTube links in FPPs? more inside
Understanding the "carried interest" issue. This is the reason hedge fund managers pay just 15% in tax on their income rather than the up to 35% others pay in regular income tax, the reason Warren Buffet pays a lower tax rate than his secretary. While some Democrats are fighting to change things, others are...well, some would say they're selling out to hedge fund money.
All UK families with a child under 16 are at risk of fraud and identity theft, after the government loses two CDs in the post. The CDs are password-protected but no mention has been made of any form of encryption, meaning it's a sure bet the CDs will be easily accessed, especially if the Chancellor's password is "hello". It strikes a blow to the government's push towards centralisation of all records.
"Worse than Bush." Over 30,000 people have signed a petition to censure CA Senator Dianne Feinstein for siding with Bush to0 frequently and not upholding the principles of the Democratic Party. The above quote actually came from Bob Mullholland, voice piece of the party. He was talking about the activists. more inside
Best music videos of all time somehow mistakenly labeled "worst of all time", but no matter. Please enjoy this treasure trove of excellent choreography and masterful lip-syncing, set to the best music imaginable. more inside
Trigger Happy Trigger Happy is a book about the aesthetics of videogames — what they share with cinema, the history of painting, or literature; and what makes them different, in terms of form, psychology and semiotics. It was first published in 2000; this is the revised edition with the updated Afterword written in 2004. It’s offered under a CC license, for a limited time only. I’m not sure how limited that time will be, so grab it while it’s hot. more inside