Toronto Dawn

September 26, 2007
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A Social Network for Google Earth?

September 24, 2007

A Social Network for Google Earth?. Sounds interesting. So where’s Google in this picture? One of the questions from the form asks you if you have a Gmail account and if you are willing to get one. The product’s name is “My World” and the logo shows a globe – this could be related to […]

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Simon Pulsifer

September 24, 2007

The Canadian Council on learning has an article on Simon Pulsifer, who is well known on Wikipedia as one of the most prolific contributors/editors: On the morning of Dec. 10, 2001—he remembers the exact date—Simon Pulsifer logged onto Wikipedia.org and wrote the internet encyclopedia’s first entry about the Central American waterway. I’ve always encouraged my […]

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On Par! – 1.00 CAD to ? USD

September 24, 2007

It seems tht we’ve finally gotten there. $1 CAD == $0.998925! Hee hee… this makes me happy, even though it is just a series of fictions combined with ignorance and fear. But that’s economics.

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Elizabeth Miller BLOG

September 23, 2007

Das Bloofer (aka Elizabeth Miller) has finally started a livejournal blog. The world will never be the same again. If you don’t know Elizabeth, go to google, type in dracula and you’ll see that she’s #3 today. And the she’s co-habitating with the Mighty Q!

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The Impotence of Proofreading By Taylor Mali

September 22, 2007

This is amazing. Rochelle found it. Almost better, funnier, than the last Mali one she sent.

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Most Science Studies Tainted by Sloppy Analysis

September 21, 2007

This is from the Wallstreet Journal: These flawed findings, for the most part, stem not from fraud or formal misconduct, but from more mundane misbehavior: miscalculation, poor study design or self-serving data analysis. “There is an increasing concern that in modern research, false findings may be the majority or even the vast majority of published […]

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$189.07: Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Favourite Places

September 21, 2007

Yuka just noticed that Deirdre Kessler’s Green Gables: Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Favourite Places is selling for $189.07 or more! You can get it at Amazon.ca for $11: Amazon.ca: Green Gables : Lucy Maud Montgomerys Favourite Places: Books: Deirdre Kessler,Martin Caird

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Britain plan to scrap petrol and diesel cars by 2040

September 19, 2007

Yes, that’s what the article, Dems plan to scrap petrol and diesel cars by 2040, says. [via ecogeek]. Just think about it. The trains won’t run on time and the cars won’t run at all! Funny thing, as I was reading an article about the London subway system being so bad that they would be […]

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What can wind do?

September 14, 2007

Katrina posted this video that I found amazing. Especially after the workshop she did in CLD415 for the class yesterday on building emergency shelters from junk.

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