Daily Archives: August 25, 2010

This Is What I Think: Traditional Marriage Perverts the Tradition of Marriage

Perhaps the greatest irony of the traditional marriage argument is that it seeks to preserve a singular tradition that has, in fact, never existed at any point in history.

via This Is What I Think: Traditional Marriage Perverts the Tradition of Marriage

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Barry Gray Music Rarities

The music Barry Gray did for Gerry Anderson’s productions still astounds me decades later.

After the break, some things I’d never heard before from Fireball XL5! And one from The Secret Service.

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Gerry Anderson: The Protectors DVD

This has been on DVD before. But clips I’ve seen from those never looked like this. Wow! The colors really pop! Stay put for the opening theme music!

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Opera Burped

I don’t know why. A few minutes earlier, YouTube gave me an error message, but I don’t see how those two things are connected.

And I see now that I missed clicking on the View Report button.

Anyway, I let Opera restart and reopen with all the tabs.

And it did so very quickly.

This is my seventh day really, really banging on it.

It’s still great!

Previously here:

Opera Browser Bug
Opera Has Given Me Back The Internet!
Opera Browser Still Astonishes Me!
Day Two Of Opera Browser: It’s FAST!!
Opera Browser Acid Tests
I’m Now Using The Opera Browser

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GPS: Who Do I Believe?!

TIME magazine today: The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

EFF, August 6th: Court Rejects Warrantless GPS Tracking

Update: Both! The EFF was a distinct jurisdiction. This must go all the way to the Supreme Court for a decision to apply nationwide.

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Eggs from Iowa farms could come to table near you – Yahoo! News

It’s a common if little-known practice in the food industry — salvaging and selling products that may have been tainted with disease.

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How To Write Without Paying Attention

Don’t Underestimate the Barnes & Noble Nook

I read this with much disbelief.

But Barnes & Noble has a fine ebook reader of its own, the Nook, and its multi-platform Nook software (iPad, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, PC, Mac) is uniformly excellent. The store is well stocked, by most accounts significantly larger than Kindle’s, and its prices for both hardware and content are competitive. It also offers a few key advantages, including a cool lending feature and support for rented library ebooks. According to Barnes & Noble’s quarterly report, customers have noticed.

So I tweeted him — twice — to ask if he actually owned and used a Barnes & Noble Nook. He didn’t reply, but his last tweet (at post time here) was 21 hours ago, so I cut him some slack on that.

He does, however, mention in the article — and in this article — using a Sony Reader Pocket Edition (yecch!).

How I found out his last tweet was 21 hours ago is that I went to his Twitter page. Where I also found this:

simultaneously loving the new kindle and mourning my now-stagnant bookshelvesFri Aug 20 00:39:23 via Touiteur

What I didn’t see was any mention of him owning a Nook. Nor did Topsy find any:

Someone has not been paying attention.

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The Day Reuters Lost Its Mind

What the hell kind of news is this?!

And it’s a FLASH too?

I usually embed the tweet, but this one deserves a screensnap so it doesn’t go away:


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Kobo Sends eBooks and eReaders to Canadian Troops in Afghanistan

Kobo Sends eBooks and eReaders to Canadian Troops in Afghanistan

Previously here:

Donate Your Used eBook Device

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Millennium Money

Dowling Duncan redesign the US bank notes

Tradition would disallow his design of the one dollar bill, but I love the idea of money that provides reading material:

He does, I think, have the Tenth Amendment wrong there. Some scholars would disagree, however.

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