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World’s first Internet Election in Estonia

February 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Estonia is all set to be the first country in the world to allow voters to vote over the Internet in a public general election! The system was tested recently where people could “vote” to choose the king of the forest from among 10 animals. They did not disclose the results, so we don’t know [...]

Tags: politics · routine-order · technology

How to Blog Anonymously and Independently on the Cheap

February 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

This blog is anonymous. You might want to know why, and more importantly, how.
I did have another blog which is way more popular, and older, and respected. I still blog there, but increasingly this is my “preferred blog”.

Photo Credit: Anonymous Blogger by zivpu
Fear of getting fired is not the only reason why someone would [...]

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You Can’t Whistle In a Space Suit

February 26th, 2007 · No Comments

ABC News: Whistle While You Work? Not in Space

“You can’t whistle because the air pressure in the suit is only 4.3 pounds per square inch, and normal atmospheric pressure is 14.7 psi, so there are not enough air molecules blowing by your lips to make a sound.”
Now, suddenly, I don’t want to go to space [...]

Tags: routine-order · science

Buy Item Confiscated at Airports on eBay

February 24th, 2007 · No Comments

What happens to those scissors, lighters and the occasional machete confiscated at US airports?
A few of the items go for sale on ebay, a short while later. The Pennsylvania State Agency for Surplus Property sorts out the lighters from the rest and puts them for sale on ebay. Yes, the items are sold very [...]

Tags: economics · living · routine-order

Wikipedia for Dunces – Simple WikiPedia

February 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

I came across simple.wikipedia.org. Just like en.wikipedia.org and de.wikipedia.org, the “simple” wikipedia aims to explain things in a “simple” language. But saying you want to explain something using simple English doesn’t create a new language called “simple”, folks!

Also, maybe due to it’s immaturity, you can now find gems like, “Electricity is the flow of positive [...]

Tags: education · language · routine-order · technology

Wimbledon Equalizes Pay for Sexes

February 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

SI.com – Tennis – Wimbledon agrees to equal prize money – Thursday February 22, 2007 12:20PM
Wimbledon cited a combination of commercial, political and sporting factors for the decision

When I was 10 and me and my dad were watching the Winbledon on TV, I asked him – “So why do the women get a plate, and [...]

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Pig Farming Gone Wrong, Terribly Wrong

January 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Rolling stone has a story on Pork’s Dirty Secret

The story’s blurb reads:
America’s top pork producer churns out a sea of waste that has destroyed rivers, killed millions of fish and generated one of the largest fines in EPA history. Welcome to the dark side of the other white meat.
But that is not all. If you [...]

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The New Seven Wonders of the World

January 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Jordan’s pink stone city Petra is now a candidate for being declared one of the new seven wonders of the world.
My curiosity stoked, I tracked down the other 20 candidates for the title of the new seven wonders of the world. The winning wonders will be announced on July 7, 2007 (07-07-07) by the New [...]

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Know Which Seats are Good on Any Airline!

January 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Gosh, I wish I had find seatguru.com much, much earlier. I did recently, thanks to boing boing.
The site tells you which are the cool seats, and the bad seats on all airlines. It also tells you what amenities are provided on different airlines. Information about the airlines… man this is cool!

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Scoble the Wrong Choice?

December 28th, 2006 · 5 Comments

So John Edwards joins the race to become President, and hires Scoble to Blog for him?
Great, you say? Well, wait a second. Scoble is a geek – he worked for Microsoft and was good at apologizing for the many shortcomings of the monolithic software giant. He was really good at dropping names, connecting with people [...]

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