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The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

  • Terrific ~30 sec video clip included on this page:
    Barack Obama did an interview with yesterday with Sway, MTV’s official friendly ambassador from the land of hip hop. A viewer asked him about towns that try to pass laws banning baggy pants. First Obama said those laws are a “waste of time.” But then he added, “brothers should pull up your pants!”

    tags: obama, mtv, baggy_saggy_pants, sartorial_flair

  • I think David Weinberger says something really true here:
    Learning to hear and respond to what is good and shared in an expression we find detestable is harder. The best teachers do this routinely. We can all learn to do it. We can. Yes, we can.

    It is a big part of how Obama brings out the better nature in us. It is a big reason the unrelenting and unreasoned negative campaign aimed at him failed.

    It is also a task performed historically all out of proportion by African-Americans. That is a blessing we have not deserved, but could not have survived without.
    The African heritage of America is a rock, and with Obama in the White House, it’s a rock to build on at last.

    tags: obama, david_weinberger, politics, race

  • “A new fiber-optic laser system can measure wind speed and direction up to 1000 meters in front of a wind turbine, giving the massive machines enough precious seconds to proactively adapt to gusts and sudden changes in wind direction. The device, developed by Catch the Wind, a startup based in Manassas, VA, could improve the efficiency of wind turbines and keep them from breaking down. “

    tags: wind_power, turbines, energy

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.


  1. nice share. 🙂

    Comment by ershad — November 9, 2008 #

  2. It’s so cool how wind energy and the technology associated with it is ever evolving. With the current condition of the environment it’s very important that we do all that we can to harness natural energy. Great post!

    Comment by aaron k — November 10, 2008 #

  3. Re: “Brothers to pul up pants…” –

    Oh good, that Belt company I just invested in has doubled in stock value..

    Comment by davin — November 12, 2008 #

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