Archives for: August 2008

Worth its weight in gold

08/31/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
But is it? Density and market prices determine the answer! (Via Boing Boing) more »

Profitability in the wireless telco world (Rogers Edition)

08/30/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
37% net profit. Not bad at all. (Via Michael Geist) (And look at the comments on Geist's site; there's one that can be summed up as "don't blame corporations for being greedy; it's their nature." Problem is that it's meant as exculpation, not… more »

The law of unintended consequences strikes again

08/29/08 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri
The Register comments on the IT field in the UK suffering from a lack of people with appropriate skills. It lays the blame at the foot of offshoring all the entry level jobs. After all, if you don't train people, they'll never be in a position to take… more »

Wired on urban gardening

08/28/08 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri
Directly referencing the victory gardens of World War 2, Wired's Clive Thompson has an interesting article on the reviving popularity of growing food in an urban environment. Having come originally from the UK where this is not a terribly unusual thing… more »

Roof lawns

08/27/08 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri
I've always liked the idea of a lawn or garden on top of a house, partially as insulator, but also as an interesting visual. I'd hate to try to maintain it and it wouldn't be much fun to try to maintain the structure under it either. That said, Wired… more »

In space, no one wants to hear you burp

08/26/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Carbonated drinks in space are a no-no: One of the items the astronauts might like to have when they are on orbit is soda, or carbonated beverages. Many years back, they decided to fly the soft drink Coca Cola® on the shuttle. First, it had to be… more »

Greatest video evar!

08/14/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, YouTube
Beaker from the Muppets does all of the parts of Ode to Joy solo. I can't find words to emphasize how good this is. more »

US Customs/DHS have the right to seize laptops at the border

08/01/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Well, it's been an unofficial option for the American customs for a while now but its documented: they can take your laptop, or anything else, for no reason at all, forever, and disclose anything they find to anyone they feel like: That's a remarkably… more »
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