- "The entire diversity of mammals reflects a modest tinkering with the original mammal plan. We share 99 percent of our genes with chimps, but we also share 95 percent of our genes with pigs and rats."
- "Everyone wants @font-face to work everywhere, but as it stands, it only works in Safari and the upcoming versions of Firefox and Opera. In this article I’ll show you how to use Cufón only if we can’t load the font through other, faster methods." Very useful.
- "Despite whatever shortcomings Obama may have, it is nice to have a president with some knowledge of history and recognition that he is tasked with representing all Americans and not just the Christian ones."
- Security is the answer.
- More artwork depicting atheists.
- All the ajax scripts you could ever need.
- "How can we create even better feminist spaces online?" I don't have any suggestions, do you?
- "Medical personnel were deeply involved in the abusive interrogation of terrorist suspects held overseas by the Central Intelligence Agency, including torture, and their participation was a “gross breach of medical ethics,” a long-secret report by the International Committee of the Red Cross concluded." Wow, just wow, long suspected but finally out in the open.
- Another $99 Billion to be spend by the Japanese.
- "US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has proposed an overall increase to the US defence budget for 2010, although some major weapons programmes will be cut." F-22 would be cut though the F-35 would be funded instead, the new generation of presidential helicopters would be cut as well.
- Didn't we already decide that downloads are not equal to lost money?
- "IN a shift, the Transportation Security Administration plans to replace the walk-through metal detectors at airport checkpoints with whole-body imaging machines — the kind that provide an image of the naked body." Oh boy just what I want to go through, not even a secondary option for you to go through.
- Pretty cool jQuery menus.
- "Melanne Verveer was confirmed by the Senate Friday as the United State's first Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues." Very cool.
- "It describes how the Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with plans to hand over billions to the telecom industry for the putative goal of improving U.S. broadband access." I enjoy the "punitive" almost like the author would want the money just handed over for nothing.
- "It is hard to miss the news: the stock market has been on a bit of a roll lately. But with far less fanfare, the credit markets, where the financial crisis began, are also showing signs of a spring awakening." New York Times reports that the credit market is starting to unfreeze.
- "Researchers in Brooklyn have recently accomplished comparable feats, with a single dose of an experimental drug delivered to areas of the brain critical for holding specific types of memory, like emotional associations, spatial knowledge or motor skills." Kinda scary, not gonna lie.
- "US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says he is prepared to oust executives and directors at banks that require "exceptional" government assistance. He said the government would consider forcing out senior management to ensure that US taxpayers were protected."
- "This is a hard lesson for marketers, particularly technical marketers, to learn. You don't get to decide what's better. I do." Better is how the customer defines it not you.
- One of the reasons I won't go with ExtJS is their crazy licensing scheme.
- "These two Japanese guys have built this amazing Space Shuttle using 65000 lego bricks and 1590 hours (Two persons)." That is pretty cool.
- "Video of Taliban militants flogging a young woman who was accused of having a pre-marital sexual encounter became public this past weekend and Pakistan's Supreme Court announced an investigation yesterday. According to The Guardian, the flogging took place in the Swat Valley, but the Taliban and some government officials are claiming that the tape is fake. Media reports indicate that the incident occurred between two and six weeks ago." Good to hear.
- "With the recent addition of CVS/pharmacy to our network of pharmacy partners, more than 100 million people can now access their prescription history online and import it into a central, secure place — a Google Health Account." Just in case you wanted Google to know a little more about you.
- Google got a little smarter today.
- "Barry Eichengreen and Kevin O’Rourke have an alarming paper in Vox EU, showing that if you take a global view, the world slump since early 2008 is as bad or worse than the slump from 1929-30." That's scary.
- Facebook's newest photo storage system.
- That's almost funny.
- Good job Ford.
- Talking about the undercover reporters working illegally in Burma to report about the protests and the goverment's harsh reaction.
- "Overturning 2,000 years of religious doctrine, an out-of-breath and visibly flustered Pope Benedict XVI announced Sunday that the termination of unwanted pregnancies was now "completely and perfectly acceptable in the eyes of God."" Man The Onion is really good.
- FriendFeed becomes newer, better, faster.
- " One of the world's most famous skyscrapers – the Empire State building in New York – is going green. A project is underway to reduce the amount of energy used in the building by more than a third, saving millions of dollars a year. " Cool.
- "A list compiled by the German industrialist Oskar Schindler has been discovered by a researcher at a library in Australia." Very cool.
- Very cool new design for FriendFeed, highly recommend you try it out.
- Short but interesting.
- So the Storm 2 will include something that should have been in the first.
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