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Month: March 2006 (page 2 of 4)

Won’t someone please think of the lightsabers?

kids and lightsabersIs your first thought when you see this picture, “someone better take those precious replica lightsabers out of the hands of those reckless juveniles”? If your email address starts with “starwarsaddictors” it is.

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Creative Commons and photography rights.

Scot Hacker posts a picture at he took at SXSW of a dude with a Creative Commons logo shaved into the back of his head. Scot asked the guy for permission to take the picture, and the guy said sure, just so long as you publish your photo with a CC license.… Read the rest

Happiness manifesto?

Happiness has a manifesto?! It seems to involve spending time on the BBC web site and watching BBC comedies, which is not surprising given that the manifesto comes from the BBC. Has anyone ever put the words “BBC” and “happiness” in a sentence together before now?… Read the rest

Transparent chip, anyone?

Not ready for show time yet, but still pretty cool (and environmentally-friendly, too, the researchers claim): World’s first transparent integrated circuit created

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The end of the world as we know it.

Note: I started writing this post last Fall. Then, all this house construction happened, we got rained out of our home and had to move, and I kind of lost track of the post. It’s been sitting around in my “Drafts” folder since then.

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O’Reilly Radar: Reading 2.0

Tim O’Reilly posts a lengthy list of links from the Reading 2.0 summit in SF yesterday, which covers a range of issues relevant to libraries and publishers, including DRM, tagging, microformats, access, and more.

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Roller Derby Queen Ann Calvello.

Roller Derby queen and former Bay City Bomber Ann Calvello has died at the age of 76.

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Roomba Frogger

Glad it wasn’t my $300 robot Torrone sent out into traffic, that crazy guy: Roomba takes Frogger to the asphalt jungle | CNET News.com

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What does Nora Ephron know about the Internet?

Not much. She is the author/screenwriter of Bewitched and Sleepless in Seattle, after all, not an Internet expert. But for some reason, being a popular screenwriter of romantic comedies is enough to get you invited to internet conferences, and so there she was, looking around at a bunch of geeks last week at an unnamed conference.… Read the rest

Tibetan sky burial.

Photographs of a “sky burial,” where vultures are invited to eat the corpse: Tibetan sky burial in China. (And here’s another eyewitness account, with better text but no pics)

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