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September 2005

September 30, 2005

Tech Shows: "a list of the best free downloadable tech/gaming shows currently available on the Internet".

Popcasts: "most popular podcasts at a glance". (Via Fark.)

"Eight tools for streamlined decision-making."

Graduate students who don't get university jobs should not consider themselves failures.

September 29, 2005

Edward Jay Epstein's list of "Hollywood's Best Blunders".

TIOBE Programming Community index: "gives an indication of the popularity of programming languages".

Three interesting, potentially useful applications of the Web:

An easy-to-use, powerful tool for seeing how fonts installed on your PC will look on a webpage.

A virtual visit to some of the sights in Rome.

Demographic and housing reports combined with Google Maps.

September 28, 2005

Some folks are not buying Ray Kurzweil's singularity story: "One thing I will say for Kurzweil, though, is that he seems to be a first-rate bullshit artist."

George Neumayr skewers Dan Rather's whining about the "new journalism order":

That Rather is fighting back tears these days is due to the shock of ending his career on a forgery ferreted out by the new journalistic order, and the unwillingness of CBS to back him up on the bogus report. As far as I know, he still hasn't disclaimed the forgery; O.J.-like, he is apparently still in search of letters confirming the "core truth" of his story. Through his tears, he is in effect saying to CBS: you guys didn't check my work for decades. Then you sideline me because of the complaints of some right-wing bloggers and media outlets?

"English can be such a beautiful language when used properly: literary masterpieces have been written in it and many eloquent speeches have been delivered in it; in the hands or on the tongues of the unwary, however . . .": Mangled English. (Via Tightly Wound.)

Car tech:

Putting a PC in your car.

Spare tires with no air.

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