Scientific ‘Merican | The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

November 29, 2007

Slashdot | The Secret to Raising Smart Kids Scientific American has an interesting article on the secret to raising smart kids that says that more than 30 years of scientific investigation suggests that an overemphasis on intellect or talent leaves people vulnerable to failure, fearful of challenges and unwilling to remedy their shortcomings. In particular, […]

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KOOL KIDS SPACES

November 29, 2007

Jeremy, the eternal child, sent me this link to a pile of cool looking stuff: thecoolhunter.net – KOOL KIDS SPACES

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Slashdot | U.S. House Says the Internet is Terrorist Threat

November 28, 2007

According to a post on slashdot: U.S. House Says the Internet is Terrorist Threat: “The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill (H.R. 1955) last month, by a vote of 404 to 6, that says the Internet is a terrorist tool and that Congress needs to develop and implement methods to combat it.” Here’s a […]

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Slashdot | Nigerian Company Sues OLPC

November 28, 2007

Slashdot | Nigerian Company Sues OLPC d0ida writes on the continuing troubles at the OLPC Association. Adding to the recent difficulties — the BBC has picked up the litany — a US-based, Nigerian-owned company has now filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against OLPC. Lagos Analysis Corp. claims that OLPC “made unauthorized use of LANCOR’s multilingual keyboard […]

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Slashdot | Gene Study Supports Single Bering Strait Migration

November 27, 2007

Slashdot | Gene Study Supports Single Bering Strait Migration One of the most comprehensive analyses of genetic variation ever undertaken supports the theory that the ancestors of modern native peoples throughout the Americas came from a single source in East Asia across a northwest land bridge some 12,000 years ago. One particular discovery is of […]

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Ultravox

November 26, 2007

In the late 1970s I was a very big fan of Ultravox, and their original singer John Foxx. They became popular after he left, but that’s another band to me. These are two songs off their first album that I thought I’d share.

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Momo Gallery

November 25, 2007
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Yuka and I went to visit Gerry and Noriko to visit Momo gallery, their new project on Roncesvalles. I’m just uploading some pictures now…. Momo Gallery is a contemporary art gallery situated in the west end of Toronto in the vibrant and bustling neighbourhood of Roncesvalles Village. Momo gallery showcases art in an array of […]

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Australia’s Prime Minister Defeated After Four Terms – New York Times

November 25, 2007

Australia’s Prime Minister Defeated After Four Terms – New York Times Mr. Rudd, 50, campaigned on a platform of new leadership looking for new answers for new challenges. He has said his first acts as prime minister will include pushing for the ratification of the Kyoto climate agreement and to negotiate the withdrawal of Australian […]

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Slashdot | Intel, Microsoft Despised the XO Laptop

November 25, 2007

Slashdot | Intel, Microsoft Despised the XO Laptop The Wall Street Journal today reports that the new XO laptop, centerpiece of the One Laptop Per Child project, is stimulating an active response from both Intel and Microsoft. The companies evidently feel threatened by the little upstart, intended to help third-world children. (The XO runs Linux […]

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L.M. Montgomery Christmas in Norval

November 24, 2007

Yuka, Ben and I are off to L.M. Montgomery Christmas in Norval Montgomery Christmas Saturday, November 24th, 2007 10 am – 3 pm Three church bazaars and luncheons, baked goods and Christmas items at Crawford’s Bakery, Bovaird Street (Hwy. 7). Look for further updates about LM Montgomery readings, book signings, and recitals, all in the […]

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