Archive for December 14, 2004

Ursula K. Le Guin: Earthsea

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Tories come out in support of UK ID card scheme

Aah, those poor Tories. They’re just like the Republicans. They are the party of small government, unless you’re talking about intrusive, authoritarian patriarchy (or anything to do with the military or police where it’s pork pork pork pork pork).

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UK Identity Cards Bill

A blog presenting the bill clause by clause for analysis and commentary.

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Wired News: Linux: Fewer Bugs Than Rivals

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Suggested Google Alphabet

Results of typing in 1 letter to Google Suggestions

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Muscle Twitch Switch

New Scientist & Nature haven’t picked up on this yet but Ronald Evans at the Salk Institute has discovered that dietary supplements of a protein called PPAR-delta increases slow-twitch muscle mass and prevents weight gain on a high-fat diet and massively improves endurance in normal subjects (mice). So. Gimme an order of ribs and fries, but make sure the BBQ sauce has lots of PPAR-delta and alpha-amylase inhibitors.

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France shows off tallest bridge

It looks really cool, photogenic even, but I’m scared of heights and driving across it would creep me out. Very impressive though. The bridge, not my driving across it.

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