Friday, May 31, 2002

Google's Search for Winner Ends. A piece of code that helps localize search results wins first prize in the popular search engine's programming contest. By Farhad Manjoo. [Wired News]
Europe Passes Snoop Measure. The European Parliament authorizes a measure that would give law enforcement access to e-mail, phone calls, Internet use, faxes and pager messages. By Julia Scheeres. [Wired News]


When talking to some one I away feel dumb so I have decided the more I learn the dumber I feel that why I like Edisons statement.Thomas A. Edison. "We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything." [Adam Curry: Adam Curry's Weblog]
Brent has an interesting theory about Rumsfeld's visit to India and Pakistan. "Rumsfeld is letting those guys know that if they prepare their nuclear missiles for launch the U.S. military will take those missiles out." BTW, I think they're sending Rumsfeld because Powell struck out in the Middle East.   [Scripting News]
Court rules on library Net filtering. Said CIPA is unconstitutional [InfoWorld: Top News]

Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Next Thursday, NASA will announce the discovery of huge water ice oceans on Mars. [via MetaFilter] [Adam Curry: Adam Curry's Weblog]
Next Thursday, NASA will announce the discovery of huge water ice oceans on Mars. [via MetaFilter] [Adam Curry: Adam Curry's Weblog]
Professional reporters do the same thing. I have an article in the pipe that goes through exactly this question for an unnamed columnist at a major publication who dares not write about something material to his readers for reasons that are not disclosed. I've spoken about this situation with Andrews. The problem is so pervasive that it's possible that either the term journalist needs a new definition, closer to mouthpiece, or most people who call themselves journalists aren't. I think we have to go there. I won't score many points with the pros. As they read this some of them are surely getting ready to cut me a new one. [Scripting News]
Weaving a Global, Native Web. A new website is one of the many outreach programs of the United Nations' fledgling Indigenous Media Network, which hopes to serve the needs of native people the world over. Diana Michele Yap reports from New York. [Wired News]
All Blobs Lead to Rome. After several sleepy decades, the Roman architecture scene is waking up, with serious new buildings on the rise or on the boards. Not everyone is thrilled. Paul Bennett reports from Rome. [Wired News]
autodidact: Dictionary.com Word of the Day. autodidact [Dictionary.com Word of the Day]
William James. "The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it." [Adam Curry: Adam Curry's Weblog]

Monday, May 27, 2002

If All else Fails Read The Instruction

Washington Post: Why Won't We Read the Manual? And so it has come to this: Americans buy the most sophisticated computers, the coolest digital cameras, the most advanced automobiles, the most versatile cell phones and handheld organizers, and then . . . and then we forget, or decline, or flat out refuse, to read the directions. [Tomalak's Realm]
Why War Is Really Just a Game. The Marines and Navy unveil war tools of the future during 'Fleet Week,' and there's a good reason why so many of them resemble radio-controlled model planes and cars. Noah Shachtman reports from New York. [Wired News]
Busy Year for Big Brother. Wiretapping is on the rise again. Also: Hollywood steps up its war against piracy.... Political aide has an e-mail moment.... and more. Declan McCullagh empties his notebook from Washington. [Wired News]

Sunday, May 26, 2002

acumen: Dictionary.com Word of the Day. acumen [Dictionary.com Word of the Day]

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