Wednesday, August 24

Google Talk Review

The Download Squad does a review of Google Talk. Their comments are mostly positive. They say it includes Basic IM capabilities, high-quality and easy to use VoIP, complete integration with Gmail, and a simple, ads-free interface.

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Monday, August 22

Wikipedia entry on Flying Spaghetti Monster

The Flying Spaghetti Monster is the deity of a parody religion, known as Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, started on the Internet by Bobby Henderson as a parody of the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to allow intelligent design to be taught in science classes alongside evolution.

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Gas Prices Around the World

Think you pay a lot for gas? Perhaps you'd prefer to live in Venezuela.

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Wednesday, August 17

Blogger for Microsoft Word

Blogger just released a new add-in for Microsoft Word that lets you use your word processor (as long as it's Microsoft Word) to edit and post to your Blogger Blog.

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Tuesday, August 16 -- Crimes Along a route

Updated to add a route. It lets you draw a route on the map of Chicago and displays crimes that have been reported along that route.

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Sunday, August 14

Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein

A good list of quotes from Albert Einstein.

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Friday, August 12

More on The Patriot Act

"There hasnt been one situation where the government has abused the patriot act to spy on innocent citizens..."


Patriot Act Used to Enforce Copyright Law

U.S. Patriot Act used in pot case

FBI says Patriot Act used in Vegas strip club corruption probe

Photographer Arrested 'Under Patriot Act'

Patriot Act Used to Reopen Murder Case?

Patriot Act used to prosecute U.S. civilian

Webmaster Sherman Austin, jailed under PATRIOT Act, released to halfway house

Anyone who uses the public libraries around Charlottesville is likely to read about the USA Patriot Act and one of its unusual secrecy provisions before borrowing a book or browsing the Internet.

Shopkeeper deported from South Carolina under PATRIOT Act killed in Pakistan

Patriot Act used for more than anti-terror Justice report also reveals 50 secretly detained after 9/11


Imprisoned by the Patriot Act

INS & FBI Harresed and Jailed Foreign Students

Also, before supporting laws which could possibly infringe on your and others rights why not read it for yourself.

Notice SECTION 802.b

(5) the term `domestic terrorism' means activities that--

`(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation
of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;

Thursday, August 11

86 Rules of Drinking

86 Rules of drinking

Batman does BDSM

From the Fantagraphics Books blog, a panel from a 1939 Kane & Finger Batman comic.
A whole new meaning to the Dark Knight

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The Star Wars Wiki

The Star Wars Wiki is a growing free online database that anyone can edit. An on-going project, the wiki currently has over 7000 articles ranging from cultural icons like Darth Vader, to obscure Expanded Universe knowledge. Come take a read and contribute your knowledge.

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Tuesday, August 9

What if Apollo 11 failed

Spooky memo that Nixon would have read if Apollo 11 had failed on its trip to the moon.
from the

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Friday, August 5

Google Maps: Nation-Wide Sex Offender Mapping

Site that allows you to enter your address and see where the offenders live. You can click on the pin and see the name and picture if available.

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Why storing data in Access is baaaaad

The label reads:
The counterfeiters are using Excel or Access to store all the logos for their counterfeit jeans and then print them out onto leather. This is what happens when there is a bug in their software.

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Tuesday, August 2

Chicago Google Earth Overlays

Toolness Chicago Google Earth Overlays
Some really cool Google Earth Overlays for Chicago.
See the chicago fire
See chicago's size in 1885 etc...

Javascript Cheat Sheet

Javascript Cheat Sheet