Skip navigation

Commit crime => get free classes!

I heard on the radio this morning that inmates in some Colorado prisons get to take classes for free, in subjects like graphic design, and then they even get a certificate (in this case from the Pueblo Community College). My first thought was… Nice, so you commit a crime, go to jail where everything is [...]

Surveilling the people

A bit extreme, yes, but it certainly gets my point across. There are China and Iran, monitoring their citizens’ every move on the Internet, blocking them from certain information in many cases. Then there’s Google, monitoring everyone on the Internet (everyone who uses their services, which is pratically everyone). We know what China and Iran [...]

8/05/09 / Dark

Finally! Some vindication from the annals fo science for my unpopular view that the best way to save the planet is by not having (too many) kids. A study by statisticians at Oregon State University concluded that in the United States, the carbon legacy and greenhouse gas impact of an extra child is almost 20 [...]

3/04/09 / Habius

11:30 AM I’ve discovered a great site for watching free documentary films. 10:41 AM Immigrants are returning to China and India! (and other places too). From article: Because immigrants are critical to the country’s long-term economic health. Despite the fact that they constitute only 12% of the U.S. population, immigrants have started 52% of Silicon [...]

Made in __: three sweet words

There are three words that are the sweetest words in the world of manufacture: Made in Germany. Think Porsche, A. Lange & Sohne, Leica, Schneider Kreuznach, ZF – and these are just the names well-known in N. America. From Wikipedia article (bold mine): The label was originally introduced in Britain by the Merchandise Marks Act [...]

Powered By Indic IME