Wednesday, 20 December 2006
The upgrade to the new version of Blogger is not without incident.
Update: Everything seems to be sorted out except the archives – they work but have permalinks that aren’t so permanent. I’m travelling for Christmas, so I won’t have the bandwidth to look at this for at least a couple weeks.
What Should a Billionaire Give - and What Should You?
What Should a Billionaire Give - and What Should You?: “Interestingly, neither Gates nor Buffett seems motivated by the possibility of being rewarded in heaven for his good deeds on earth. Gates told a Time interviewer, ‘There’s a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning’ than going to church. Put them together with Andrew Carnegie, famous for his freethinking, and three of the four greatest American philanthropists have been atheists or agnostics.”
Why cell phone outage reports are secret
Why cell phone outage reports are secret: “The only reason for the government to not let these records get out is then one telco provider could run a full-page ad saying ‘the government says we’re more reliable.”
Thursday, 7 December 2006
The Iraq Study Group Report
Amazon has The Iraq Study Group Report for sale.
Wednesday, 6 December 2006
Risk Takers Follow in Parents’ Dangerous Footsteps
Risk Takers Follow in Parents’ Dangerous Footsteps: “The study also found that first-born children and children without siblings were more likely to share their parents’ attitudes”