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NPR : Our National Language

2/06/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Wayne Burkett : NPR : Our National Language - A good analysis of this national language silliness. #

A sad comment on St. Louis mass transit (Flickr)

21/05/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : A sad comment on St. Louis mass transit (Flickr) - "Sorry Metrolink, I know you try and that the new Cross-County extension is getting ready to open, but...BART kicks your butt. And BART still kind of sucks." #

antiotter: So I nearly got killed today...*UPDATED*

21/05/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : antiotter: So I nearly got killed today...*UPDATED* - Wow. "My neighbor accidentally put a .44 Magnum round though my wall. It missed my head by three inches." #

Principles of the American Cargo Cult

19/05/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Principles of the American Cargo Cult - No comment. "There will be justice Bad people get punished. You, however, will be forgiven." #

Eric Meyer : Principles of the American Cargo Cult - Well, that was depressing. [via Scott Andrew] [via]

Treehugger: It's Getting Harder to Hate Wal-Mart

18/05/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Treehugger: It's Getting Harder to Hate Wal-Mart - It's definitely difficult to argue with this: "There is a simple rule about the environment. If there is waste or pollution, someone along the line pays for it." #

Lee Siegel has a Malcolm Glawell problem and, he argues, so do the rest of us

17/05/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : Lee Siegel has a Malcolm Glawell problem and, he argues, so do the rest of us - Lee Siegel has a Malcolm Gladwell problem and, he argues, so do the rest of us. From a commenter (who gets his Dubner mixed up with his Levitt): "Gladwell is destroying literature as we know it". (via 3qd) [via]

Wayne Burkett : Lee Siegel on Malcom Gladwell - Siegelo's reverence for human life is admirable, but it conflicts with the facts, which is why he sounds silly when he complains that "people interest [Gladwell] only as examples of manipulable neurons and nerves." What are we made of, Lee? Love? Magic? #

Kissing Hank's Ass [video]

12/05/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Kissing Hank's Ass [video] - Hank is right because he says he's right. #

Missouri Elections: 2006 Approved Initiative Petitions

11/05/2006 @ 07:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Missouri Elections: 2006 Approved Initiative Petitions - Proposals include: allowing stem cell research, a minimum wage increase, banning transhumanism, eminent domain reform, medicaid expansion. #

How John Worley got duped by Nigerian spammers

10/05/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : How John Worley got duped by Nigerian spammers - How John Worley got duped by Nigerian spammers. Amazing manipulation and gullibility. Great issue of the New Yorker this week, BTW...worth seeking out at the newsstand.

Wayne Burkett : The New Yorker: The Perfect Mark - Wow. An incredible story about someone falling for the Nigerian 419 scam. #

On Bots

4/05/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

Andy Baio : On Bots - analysis and great visualizations of Yahoo, Google, and MSN crawler activity for a year

joshua : On Bots - Fresh Zero Content for Compulsive Clickers - Nice analysis of crawler behavior

Matthew M. Boedicker : beautiful graphs of search engine crawling behavior - (via slashdot comment) [via]

Milo Vermeulen : drunkmenworkhere.org - On Bots - results of a one-year experiment on search engine behaviour [via]

Nelson Minar : Search spider test - If I understand right, the best crawlers would crawl no pages here

Rod Begbie : Drunk Men Work Here - On Bots - Visualizations on how Yahoo, Google and MSN (and comment spam bots) spider through content. [via#

Philippe Janvier : On Bots - Analyse des comportements des robots des 3 plus gros moteurs de recherche. [via#

Wayne Burkett : On Bots - Fresh Zero Content for Compulsive Clickers - Very interesting crawler behavior visualization. #

2006 Startup school notes

2/05/2006 @ 23:09 UTC

Wayne Burkett : 2006 Startup school notes - Shachter on scaling: "You don't know what the hell you're doing" #

catbear: hardware hack: UPS Battery Upgrade

1/05/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Wayne Burkett : catbear: hardware hack: UPS Battery Upgrade - "I replaced an old UPS's worn-out sealed lead-acid battery with a very large marine deep-cycle battery." #

Bill de hÓra's tech bookshelf

1/05/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

kellan : Bill de hÓra's tech bookshelf - photographed, and annotated. Interesting project, good reference. Amazing the stuff you find when you leave the feed reader. #

Wayne Burkett : Bill de hÓra's programming bookshelf - A Flickr photoset. #

Random Useless Info: Phil Stuart's Home Page

1/05/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Random Useless Info: Phil Stuart's Home Page - Notable: 25+ years of personal gasoline purchase data; trinity test site radiation readings; temperature plots. Awesome. #

Gore speech about the global warming - Google Video

26/04/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Gore speech about the global warming - Google Video - What's striking watching this is that it's impossible to imagine Bush giving a similarly reasoned, passionate argument about, well, anything. #

Bush's Thousand Days

24/04/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Bush's Thousand Days - Quoting Lincoln: "Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary ... and you allow him to make war at pleasure" #

To Leap or Not to Leap: Science News Online, April 22, 2006

24/04/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

Wayne Burkett : To Leap or Not to Leap: Science News Online, April 22, 2006 - "Another possibility would be to avoid any change in standard atomic time until the disparity between the clocks and Earth's rotation becomes, say, an entire hour." #

A Long, Painful History of Time

23/04/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : A Long, Painful History of Time - "Time basically has the most messed-up legacy you can imagine." #

Mind Over Matter: Modern Science found God.

22/04/2006 @ 12:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Mind Over Matter: Modern Science found God. - You know you're in trouble when someone asks you to "Feel the truth." #

Is working at Cisco worth a 7-hour commute? | The Register

17/04/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Is working at Cisco worth a 7-hour commute? | The Register - WTF is this guy thinking? Impressive. #

US religion maps

13/04/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : US religion maps - The maps linked from here are higher quality

Wayne Burkett : Map Gallery of Religion in the United States - "The following series of county-level choropleth maps ... reveals the distribution of the larger and more regionally concentrated church bodies." #

adamrg : Map Gallery of Religion in the United States

With This Ethical Ring I Thee Wed - New York Times

6/04/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : With This Ethical Ring I Thee Wed - New York Times - Surprise! Gold mining is an ethical mess, too. I can't believe how difficult it is to convince people not to spend entire paychecks on this crap. #

Awesome Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster

6/04/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

djacobs : Awesome Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster - This Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster looks Awesome! -dj [via]

Wayne Burkett : Pop-Up Hotdog Cooker at Hammacher Schlemmer - I have reached consumer nirvana. #

Password Recovery Speeds

5/04/2006 @ 12:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Password Recovery Speeds - A friendly reminder that the number of possible combinations grows exponentially wrt the length of your password. #

I am a magic octopus (with sword)

3/04/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Wayne Burkett : I am a magic octopus (with sword) - Sorry for wasting your time :) #

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