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we still pay 3% luxury tax on cell phones that started 107 years ago

18/01/2006 @ 23:09 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : we still pay 3% luxury tax on cell phones that started 107 years ago

Rod Begbie : 3 Percent Fee On Cell Phones Started 107 Years Ago - The 3% "Federal Excise Tax" on your cellphone bill? It's to help pay for the 1898 Spanish-American war. [via#

jimray : 3 Percent Fee On Cell Phones Started 107 Years Ago - Part of your cell phone bill goes to funding the Spanish American war - and it looks like it might get repealed!

using comment spam to approximate pi

18/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

gleuschk : using comment spam to approximate pi - awesome, but too bad people will stuff the ballot box. Still, it's pretty good already

Steve Cook : ridiculous_fish's geeked out spam prevention technique - Spam prevention via a computational cycle toll, a horribly inefficient method of approximating pi, and a sneaky math lesson about prime distributions. This is excellent.

Dictionary of Difficult Words - chiliad

18/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

gleuschk : Dictionary of Difficult Words - chiliad - learn something every damn day

the madonna tagging project

18/01/2006 @ 22:10 UTC

joshua : the madonna tagging project - i guess tagging really is mainstream now

HowtoUseRailsWithSubversion in Ruby on Rails

18/01/2006 @ 22:10 UTC

jimray : HowtoUseRailsWithSubversion in Ruby on Rails - Good advice on how to leave out bluky log files

Google buys radio advertising firm

18/01/2006 @ 22:10 UTC

jimray : Google buys radio advertising firm - Pretty soon the "I, for one, welcom our new Google overlord" jokes aren't going to be funny. Not. One. Bit.

iTunes MiniStore Is Now Opt-In

18/01/2006 @ 22:10 UTC

jimray : iTunes MiniStore Is Now Opt-In - "You can argue that this is how it should have shipped a week ago, and you’d be right. But I think the explanation is simply that the iTunes team didn’t anticipate that the MiniStore feature could be misconstrued â€? they knew it wasnâ

Cory Doctorow Hypocrisy Watch: New Firefox "feature" eases spying on users

18/01/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : Cory Doctorow Hypocrisy Watch: New Firefox "feature" eases spying on users - Read this Cory rant about a proposed Firefox feature that would allow advertisers to track click throughs in an opt-outable manner, then count the number of undisclosed un-opt-outable click-through mechanisms in use by the horde of advertising links litte #

[self setNeedsDisplay: YES]; - Experimental Cocoalicious Tag Browser

18/01/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

deusx : [self setNeedsDisplay: YES]; - Experimental Cocoalicious Tag Browser - "Since Cocoalicious is open source, I decided I'd try to make a better tag browsing interface."

Warrenellis.com - I See The Future When Drunk

18/01/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

deusx : Warrenellis.com - I See The Future When Drunk - "Saving the universe from the stench of dogshit one planet at a time. "

Margaret Cho: Scatological Drama

18/01/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

deusx : Margaret Cho: Scatological Drama - "I think that the farther away we are able to place ourselves from our bodily functions, the more affluent our society."

Superpatron: Google Talk IM bot to search the AADL catalog

18/01/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

deusx : Superpatron: Google Talk IM bot to search the AADL catalog - "superpatronbot@gmail.com"

Some PT Anderson news

18/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : Some PT Anderson news - Some PT Anderson news: A Prairie Home Companion is out this summer; Anderson seems to have co-directed this with Robert Altman, but no one seems to know just who did what. And There Will Be Blood is Anderson's newest solo project starring Daniel Day-Lewis

scans of chopstick wrappers

18/01/2006 @ 21:16 UTC

joshua : scans of chopstick wrappers

1980's computer brochures

18/01/2006 @ 21:16 UTC

joshua : 1980's computer brochures

kevin rose vs delicious

18/01/2006 @ 21:16 UTC

joshua : kevin rose vs delicious

Snug Gathers Don't Leak

18/01/2006 @ 21:15 UTC

Linkorama : Snug Gathers Don't Leak - Feels like cyberviolence

Work / life balance

18/01/2006 @ 21:15 UTC

Nelson Minar : Work / life balance - Thoughtful reflections from Jeremy

BCTP links

18/01/2006 @ 21:14 UTC

Nelson Minar : BCTP links - BitTorrent without torrent files. Interesting idea.

Burninating 3 Candles!

18/01/2006 @ 21:14 UTC

jimray : Burninating 3 Candles! - Happy Trogday!

OCEANIC AIRLINES

18/01/2006 @ 21:13 UTC

jimray : OCEANIC AIRLINES - Clever

A Special Offer: TextDrive, Strongspace and Joyent

18/01/2006 @ 21:13 UTC

jimray : A Special Offer: TextDrive, Strongspace and Joyent - And the lifetime hosting hits just keep on coming

2002 Memo Doubted Uranium Sale Claim

18/01/2006 @ 21:13 UTC

jimray : 2002 Memo Doubted Uranium Sale Claim - Bush administration knew that Niger uranium claims were bullshit back in 2002

Orbicule | Undercover

18/01/2006 @ 21:12 UTC

Rod Begbie : Orbicule | Undercover - Mac laptop "anti-theft" app. Interesting feature set, although I'm cynical about how many times the "thief" turns on the laptop and connects to the internet, rather than the poor sap who buys it from them on Craigslist. [via#

YouTube - Toshio Iwai (TENORI-ON) @ Artfutura05

18/01/2006 @ 21:11 UTC

deusx : YouTube - Toshio Iwai (TENORI-ON) @ Artfutura05

codepoetry - Notae

18/01/2006 @ 21:11 UTC

deusx : codepoetry - Notae - "Notae is a note program. It's a little bit of Stickies, a little bit of TextEdit, and a little bit like Mac OS 9's NotePad."

Aerobie AeroPress

18/01/2006 @ 21:11 UTC

deusx : Aerobie AeroPress<FONT face=Symbol></FONT> - "Proper brewing temperature, total immersion brewing and rapid micro-filtering are the keys to coffee flavor excellence. The revolutionary Aerobie AeroPress(TM) coffee and espresso maker is designed to optimize these factors."

What It Feels Like to be an Atheist | Unscrewing The Inscrutable

18/01/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

deusx : What It Feels Like to be an Atheist | Unscrewing The Inscrutable - "Imagine that you live in a world where 90% of the people around you sincerely believe in something that appears to you to be downright whacky, if perhaps relatively pleasant on the surface in many respects."

Russell Beattie Notebook - Ziplock Baggies Are The Answer

18/01/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

deusx : Russell Beattie Notebook - Ziplock Baggies Are The Answer - "When you get a new gadget, only take the stuff you actually need out of the box."

Fried Fish:

18/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Fried Fish: <a ping> - Interesting. #

plasticbag : Firefox to include a new 'ping' attribute - I'm quite interested in this one. It seems to have generated a fair amount of dissent on privacy grounds, but I've got two thoughts - what distributed services could you make with this, and how easy is it going to be to spam the trackers?

More on the ping attribute

18/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : More on the ping attribute #

Instructables: step-by-step collaboration

18/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Instructables: step-by-step collaboration - Instructables: step-by-step collaboration: it's like Flickr but for "how-to" projects

Matthew M. Boedicker : instructables, how to make things - (via kottke) [via]

Ted: Tivo for Bittorrent

18/01/2006 @ 20:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Ted: Tivo for Bittorrent - Automated TV show downloads (via Waxy)

Albert Hoffman, the father of LSD talks about his 'problem child' to the New York Times

18/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

plasticbag : Albert Hoffman, the father of LSD talks about his 'problem child' to the New York Times - This is one that's lurked in my stash of 'things I must post' for a good few weeks, but as usual I'm not prepared to actually stick it on my site until I've read it through. It's slight, but it's interesting.

YouTube hosts a video comparing the boot times of an iMac G5 with a new Intel iMac

18/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

plasticbag : YouTube hosts a video comparing the boot times of an iMac G5 with a new Intel iMac - It's not the most scientific of tests, but the Intel Mac trounces the G5 pretty massively. I'm hoping to get myself a new Intel iMac later this week - I'll be popping in tomorrow in fact to see if they've got them in yet...

I hope you're all celebrating Calmas, in accordance with the wishes of our forefathers...

18/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

plasticbag : I hope you're all celebrating Calmas, in accordance with the wishes of our forefathers... - One father, Two fathers, Three fathers, FOREFATHERS! Bad joke. See also - forebrain, forebears (FOUR BEARS!) I should probably retire it to my internal monologue, where I'm able to laugh at my funny thoughts without alienating anyone...

/Message

18/01/2006 @ 19:25 UTC

Linkorama : /Message - Stowe Boyd rants about social tools and their impact on business and society

TailRank and Editorial Control

18/01/2006 @ 19:22 UTC

Linkorama : TailRank and Editorial Control - By wikifying Tailrank, he wants to do both: You can harness user-contributed metadata manually (Digg, Reddit are examples) or you can use the link structure and the blogosphere as your index (Technorati or Google).

The Venture Capitalist Wishlist

18/01/2006 @ 19:19 UTC

Linkorama : The Venture Capitalist Wishlist - Can't disagree, except the wording of 9.2 contradicts the first few

Laos unicycle tour

18/01/2006 @ 19:15 UTC

Nelson Minar : Laos unicycle tour - A friend of mine is riding hundreds of miles around Laos on a single wh eel

Scientists say there may be two different forms of laughter

18/01/2006 @ 19:11 UTC

jkottke : Scientists say there may be two different forms of laughter - Scientists say there may be two different forms of laughter -- authentic laughter and that associated with humor -- and that the two developed millions of years apart during the course of human evolution.

Update on the teams and players involved in The Play

18/01/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

jkottke : Update on the teams and players involved in The Play - Update on the teams and players involved in The Play. The Play = that college game with all the laterals and he was down and the band streams onto the field and the guy runs over the trombone player in the end zone. You know, The Play. (thx, david)

So Much Drama in the PhD (explicit)

18/01/2006 @ 18:17 UTC

gleuschk : So Much Drama in the PhD (explicit) - By the time you've rhymed one line, I've already busted ten;You rap in exponential time and I'm big-O of log(n).

latex tutorials at UIUC

18/01/2006 @ 18:14 UTC

gleuschk : latex tutorials at UIUC - my 732 students *will* learn latex this semester

ModernBride.com - Wedding Planning: Budget and Planning: The Personal Budget Planner

18/01/2006 @ 18:11 UTC

gleuschk : ModernBride.com - Wedding Planning: Budget and Planning: The Personal Budget Planner - ooh, flashy

The National Archives has a few of their documents available online

18/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

jkottke : The National Archives has a few of their documents available online - The National Archives has a few of their documents available online, like the Emancipation Proclamation and the check for when the US bought Alaska. More in their online exhibits.

Baron Münchhausen was the first bootstrapper

18/01/2006 @ 17:18 UTC

erikbenson : Baron Münchhausen was the first bootstrapper - I love the idea of bootstrapping. It's one of the things that makes this world awesome, that a thing can pull itself along.

For one year, Maria Dahvana Headley "[responded] positively to all flirting and saying yes to lit...

18/01/2006 @ 17:14 UTC

jkottke : For one year, Maria Dahvana Headley "[responded] positively to all flirting and saying yes to literally anyone who asked her out - For one year, Maria Dahvana Headley "[responded] positively to all flirting and saying yes to literally anyone who asked her out. The ensuing 150 dates included a homeless man, several non-English speakers, 10 taxi drivers, two lesbians and a mime." And s

Why do parents feed their offspring "kids food" when better alternatives exist (i.e., what everyo...

18/01/2006 @ 17:11 UTC

jkottke : Why do parents feed their offspring "kids food" when better alternatives exist (i.e., what everyone else is eating)?

NewsFire is now a Universal Binary. I believe it's the first newsreader to make the switch.

18/01/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : NewsFire is now a Universal Binary. I believe it's the first newsreader to make the switch.

Nelson Minar : Mac universal binaries - Early app gone dual-processor went smoothly (via kottke)

Mesmerizing movie of Paris Hilton's unchanging facial expression

18/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : Mesmerizing movie of Paris Hilton's unchanging facial expression - Mesmerizing movie of Paris Hilton's unchanging facial expression. I can't stop watching this. I especially like that her hair looks like it's chasing itself around the top of her head.

365 tomorrows » Don’t Touch

18/01/2006 @ 15:09 UTC

deusx : 365 tomorrows » Don’t Touch - "First offenders got minimum of five years for even thinking of doing a spit-transplant with another humanoid."

RedHanded » Markaby for Rails

18/01/2006 @ 14:15 UTC

jimray : RedHanded » Markaby for Rails - Rails templating system from whytheluckystiff

Metal Gear Solid Presents: The Cardboard Box

18/01/2006 @ 14:11 UTC

deusx : Metal Gear Solid Presents: The Cardboard Box - "We've got a strange box here!"

XML.com: Design Patterns in XML Applications

18/01/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

deusx : XML.com: Design Patterns in XML Applications - "The solution that the command pattern proposes is to encapsulate the changes to the DOM into objects, command objects, each capable of doing (and undoing) a particular action."

Venti: a new approach to archival storage

18/01/2006 @ 11:09 UTC

joshua : Venti: a new approach to archival storage

Google Robot FAQ from 2030

18/01/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Google Robot FAQ from 2030 - sounds familiar

kayodeok : The Google Robot FAQ (Last update: November 1st, 2030) - Google Robots are our human-like machines that walk the earth to record information. They do no harm, and they do not invade your privacy.

François Nonnenmacher : The Google Robot FAQ 2030 - LOL

Washington DC schools target Facebook, MySpace

18/01/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Washington DC schools target Facebook, MySpace - won't somebody think of the children?

OpenOSX

18/01/2006 @ 07:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : OpenOSX - OpenOSX: Run Windows on your Mac with OpenOSX WinTel

Zippo gallery

18/01/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : Zippo gallery

Video: Dev2.0, "Whip It"

18/01/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Video: Dev2.0, "Whip It" - directed by Gerald Casale of DEVO for Disney Records  [via]

Ted, torrent episode downloaders

18/01/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Ted, torrent episode downloaders - Windows utility automates TV episode downloads from public trackers  [via]

Jeremy Zawodny : ted: torrent episode downloader - ted: torrent episode downloader: "Meet ted! Your new way of downloading tv shows from the web!" it was only a matter of time!

Blue Spoon Coffee Company

18/01/2006 @ 04:11 UTC

kellan : Blue Spoon Coffee Company - Very nice new (3mos) coffee shop on Chambers at Broadway. Excellent macchiato (layered). Friendly, excited owner. No relation to Blue Bottle. #

Devious Tactic Snags Phone Data

18/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Devious Tactic Snags Phone Data - Social engineering with the "mumble" attack.

DHS Funding Open Source Security

18/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : DHS Funding Open Source Security - Paying for "source code analysis technology" coverage of Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL and more.

Most Underrated API? The Yahoo! Term Extractor

18/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Most Underrated API? The Yahoo! Term Extractor - Completely true. It's awesome.

Technorati Weblog: Blog That Chart!

18/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Technorati Weblog: Blog That Chart! - This is a pretty cool new feature from Technorati. [via]

The US version of 'Wife Swap" features a woman called Margaret who at the end of one episode slig...

18/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

plasticbag : The US version of 'Wife Swap" features a woman called Margaret who at the end of one episode slightly freaks out - Protesting about the ungodliness of the home she'd been visiting, she loses her mind in front of the cameras ranting about Darksiders and the devil. Watch to the end of this terrifying piece of Google Video for the pay off. If you can...

philgyford : Trading Spouses Margaret freaking out - Google Video - Very scary video from a US version of "Wife Swap". Now, this woman vs Richard Dawkins would be interesting... (via Plasticbag.org)

"Takk" - The Brits sold me on it

18/01/2006 @ 01:10 UTC

Cameron Moll : "Takk" - The Brits sold me on it - I'm sold. "Takk" by Sigur Ros is as good as our Brit counterparts say it is. Finally bit the bullet and bought a copy. Listening bliss indeed.

Nevada license plates outnumber Florida's?

18/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : Nevada license plates outnumber Florida's? - Kyle Rove tells me Nevada's license plate options outnumber Florida's. At 28+, he might be right...

Tuesday Round-up: 3 picks if you're interested in design

18/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : Tuesday Round-up: 3 picks if you're interested in design - The truth about Flash in email. Can you handle the truth? "Flash was built for the browser, and based on these results -- that's where it should stay."

Canon 1Ds pinhole

18/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Canon 1Ds pinhole - Better article about DIY pinhole photography

Objective-C Beginner's Guide

18/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

jimray : Objective-C Beginner's Guide

Run for rainy-day record ends at 27

18/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

jimray : Run for rainy-day record ends at 27 - I was hoping we'd beat the record, but the sun was nice yesterday

StikiPad: Launching (very) soon!

18/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

jimray : StikiPad: Launching (very) soon!

Photos of pool hustlers in NYC

18/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

jkottke : Photos of pool hustlers in NYC - Photos of pool hustlers in NYC. (via coolfer by way of the actual janelle) [via]

Canon 350d pinhole

18/01/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Canon 350d pinhole - Lovely soft effects

The Art of the Incremental Redesign, by Jeffrey Veen

18/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : The Art of the Incremental Redesign, by Jeffrey Veen - Maybe it's time to slow down just a little.

The Fishbowl: Build One to Throw Away?

18/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : The Fishbowl: Build One to Throw Away? - It is a very good idea to know what pain you’re creating the product to alleviate. Even then, though, it’s a dishearteningly conservative approach

Google Talkabout: XMPP Federation

18/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : Google Talkabout: XMPP Federation - I flipped the switch to connect the Google Talk Service to the public XMPP network this morning

Iraqi Invasion: A Text Misadventure

18/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Iraqi Invasion: A Text Misadventure - Zork meets the Washington Post

Jeremy Zawodny : Iraqi Invasion: A Text Misadventure - Iraqi Invasion: A Text Misadventure: oh. my. god. so fucking funny!

Rod Begbie : defective yeti: Xyzzy - GWBush as Infocom. "Oval Office You are standing inside a White House, having just been elected to the presidency of the United States." #

kellan : Iraqi Invasion as Zork - "If Bush is so in the dark, why hasn't he been eaten by a Grue?" #

jimray : Iraqi Invasion: A Text Misadventure - "> FILL SHOES You are unable to fill Clinton's shoes."

Steven Levitt does some further fact-checking of James Frey's A Million Little Pieces

18/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

jkottke : Steven Levitt does some further fact-checking of James Frey's A Million Little Pieces - Steven Levitt does some further fact-checking of James Frey's A Million Little Pieces.

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