Notes from the Surf
the amazing throwing something into something else trick
U must have done that like a brillion tiems!
The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall and Arena officially free
So they're games from 13 and 15 years ago, but I might have to give these a go some time. Some people say good game design is like good writing - special effects without a good plot is just a screensaver.
Open a Banana Like A Monkey
May not require as much dexterity as the other side, but might result in a bit of a squished tip.
Murdoch staff hacked thousands of peoples' tax, social security, bank, and phone data
"News Group then persuaded the court to seal the file on Taylor's case to prevent all public access, even though it contained prima facie evidence of criminal activity."
Demographics of scientists
81% of scientists lean Democrat, 12% lean Republican. Industry contains the most Republican scientists (10% Republican, 47% Democrat), followed by government (7% Republican, 52% Democrat), then academia (5% Republican, 60% Democratic), and non-profits have the fewest Republican scientists (3% Republican, 55% Democrat).
Oil executives pushed Cheney on Iraq policy in 2001
"Iraqi reserves represent a major asset that can quickly add capacity to world oil markets and inject a more competitive tenor to oil trade." The advisory committee that helped prepare the report included Luis Giusti, a Shell Corp. non-executive director; John Manzoni, regional president of British Petroleum; and David O'Reilly, chief executive of ChevronTexaco.
A word is worth a thousand pictures. More from another blog.
The US and the Honduran coup
"A US official speaking anonymously confirmed to the New York Times that US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. and US Ambassador to Honduras Hugo Llorens spoke to military officials and opposition leaders in the days before the coup. He explained: There was talk of how they might remove the president from office, how he could be arrested, on whose authority they could do that."
Special Forces briefing to Congressman Miller exposes involvement in 19 Latin American countries during 2009 including Honduras
"On page 7 of the document, it is proudly proclaimed that the 7h Special Forces Group has conducted missions in every Latin American country. On page 10 a map is given, revealing Special Forces deployments to 19 Latin American countries during 2009 alone, including two bases or missions in Honduras."
Catholic Church mobilizes against Italy's anti-immigration policy
"The rebellion of the Church, and also of bishops in the whole Italy, against the security decree is now widespread. All catholics organizations and religious orders have spoken against the new racial laws in Italy that criminalize undocumented immigrants as such, from the organization Pax Christi, to Jesuits, Franciscans, Combonians and Salesians orders, to the workers union ACLI, to Caritas. The missionary Alex Zanotelli ask for civil disobedience against the decree."