People Who Sit In The Disability Seats When I’m Standing On My Crutches

March 31, 2009
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People Who Sit In The Disability Seats When I’m Standing On My Crutches is an example of what everyone should do… call people out on their actions. Thanks for the URL A!

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Cartoons ‘could help spot autism’

March 30, 2009

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7966770.stm Watching how a toddler responds to animations could help diagnose autism, research has suggested. Babies usually start paying attention to movement soon after birth, and pick up information from the cues they see but children with autism often do not. A study, published in Nature, where two-year-olds were shown manipulated animations found those with […]

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GhostNet, Conficker, and the New Arms Race | Jesse Hirsh

March 30, 2009

Look past Jesse’s unctuous self-promotion (I know Deebs and Nart too!) and read GhostNet, Conficker, and the New Arms Race. If you don’t know the citizen lab, Catsy worked there after she worked for me, and before she went to google. She’s one of the developers of Psiphon. Good to know what you world governments […]

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Canadian research uncovers cyber espionage network

March 29, 2009

Canadian research uncovers cyber espionage network Canadian researchers have uncovered an internet spy network, based mostly in China, that has hacked into computers owned by governments and private organizations in 103 countries. The findings released Sunday follow a 10-month investigation by researchers from the Ottawa-based think tank SecDev Group and the Munk Centre for International […]

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Microsoft: “I’m just not cool enough to be a Mac person.”

March 29, 2009

How Microsoft put Apple owners on the defensive – Apple 2.0 is very interesting. It agrees with the microsoft ads that Macs suck because they don’t suck. That is… a quality machine is bad, and a POS (piece of silliness) is good… because it is cheap. It also suggests that there is something wise about […]

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French Balk at Changing How Rosé Is Made

March 27, 2009
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The Food Section: French Balk at Changing How Rosé Is Made Winegrowers in Provence are angered over European Union plans to allow vintners to make rosé wine by mixing together red and white wines. Rosé is traditionally made by leaving the skins of red wine grapes to macerate with the juice for a short time, […]

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Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE)

March 27, 2009
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Buridan just sent me this link. I’m really interested in the role of informal learning about science. I’m not so interested in Informal Science Education, however. One, IMHO, leads to engagement and internal motivation, and the other is a more temporary and passive external motivational experience. But that’s just my opinion, and I look forward […]

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Brazil President Blames ‘White People’ for Crisis

March 27, 2009
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Brazil President Blames ‘White People’ for Crisis Brazil’s president blamed “white people with blue eyes” for the world economic crisis and said it was wrong that developing countries should pay for mistakes made in richer countries, sparking accusations of racism. “This crisis was caused by the irrational behavior of white people with blue eyes, who […]

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Judges Accused of Jailing Kids for Cash

March 27, 2009
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So get this, these two judges, according to the allegations in the article, sent children to jail for 2 years for driving mom’s car and hitting something, jail for stealing a $4 bottle of nutmeg, etc. Just so they could get kick backs from the for-profit prison their cronies ran. They should get one year […]

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Jason and Bloofer

March 26, 2009

Jason and Bloofer, originally uploaded by jasonnolan. on some beach in st petes. Got minimal sun. And we got a lot of work done, seriously.

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