Monthly Archives: January 2005

Citizen Journalism is On the Case

One of the myriad projects gestating under the wing of the inexhaustible Sooz, of recent front-page fame, is a workgroup to describe, explore and promote the concept of "Citizen Journalism". What exactly is a Citizen Journalist? Other than the starting … Continue reading

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Entire Season of Simpsons in One 4GB File

Most Shared Shows: Number of files shared during the week ending Jan. 16. Source: Big Champagne The New York Times has a timely article about the increasing popularity of recording, swapping and downloading TV shows. Apparently, this activity is illegal. Who … Continue reading

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The Spread of a Radical Philosophy

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. Winston Churchill said that, supposedly, although you never can tell in this day and age of contested attribution. The elections … Continue reading

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Optional Avalanche Escape Equipment

A Slovak man trapped in his car under an avalanche freed himself by drinking 60 bottles of beer and urinating on the snow to melt it. Rescue teams found Richard Kral drunk and staggering along a mountain path four days … Continue reading

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Close Encounter with an Alien Civilization

Indonesians look on as a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force hovercraft lands on a beach in Banda Aceh, Indonesia Thursday Jan. 27, 2005. Two Japanese military hovercrafts landed in tsunami-shattered Aceh on Thursday, bringing a water purification plant and medical supplies … Continue reading

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Dowbrigade Cracks High Fashion

Once again the Dowbrigade is on the cutting edge of haute couteur.  For years our sons have chided us as we drove them to traveling soccer games or stalked supermarket aisles in our always-fashionable grey sweatpants, "Dad, your crack’s showing!" … Continue reading

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Porn Phone Moan Tones

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Porn star Jenna Jameson is now hawking her "moan tones." For $2.50 fans of the ubiquitous porno queen can choose from a variety of moans, grunts and lurid sexual noises all recorded by the blond bombshell. … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Biology Explains All

The Boston Globe weighed in yesterday (yes, our "real" job is starting to interfere with our blogging) with their own article on the science behind Harvard President Lawrence Summers’ comments on women in the stratosphere of science. It is actually much … Continue reading

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Metro-sexual Newsstand Incest

The increasing centralization of media outlets in the United States is nowhere more apparent than in the traditional powerhouse of American Journalism, the daily newspapers. Whereas most major cities once had 4 or 5 independent dailies, now most are luck … Continue reading

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Does Sex Matter?

Academia is all atwitter over the provocative comments by Harvard President Lawrence Summers who merely suggested that innate differences between the sexes might be one factor deserving of more research as our society tries to understand and rectify the paucity … Continue reading

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On the Dearth of Human Intelligence

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 – The Pentagon has created battlefield intelligence units that for the first time have been assigned to work directly with Special Operations forces on secret counterterrorism missions, tasks that had been largely the province of the Central … Continue reading

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Browser Wars Redux

The Boston Globe today has an interesting article on the kid who wrote most of Firefox, the open-source browser that is starting to chip away at IE’s monopolistic dominance of the number one application class in the world today. At … Continue reading

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