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08/24/06 • 03:44 PM • EntertainmentHistory1 Comment

The Economist

on “The future of newspapers.”  A pointer to newassignment.net.

08/24/06 • 03:03 PM • InternetNewsWeblogs • No Comments

CJR Daily:

Psst! Iran Helped Plan September 11 ... To counter the end of that article, the words of a famous Texan: “Fool me once, shame on ... shame on you.  Fool me ... won’t get fooled again.

08/24/06 • 03:00 PM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

DP Review:

Photokina gives us Canon’s latest one-upmanship: The EOS 400D, to replace the 350.  Built-in sensor cleaning in this model.  I’ll be interested to *hold* one; the 350 was way too small for my big paws. 

What really interests me, however, is the new 70-200 IS USM f/4L (can they shove any more letters in there?).

08/24/06 • 12:00 PM • Photography • No Comments

Raw Story:

One economist predicts that in 2007, a “recession will be nasty and deep.”  Housing has been shaky over the past year or so, but energy prices are the likely cause [with high energy prices, it’ll be a dismal Xmas season for retail].  That, and the Fed’s interest rate increases are starting to be passed through to consumers, finally.  Adjustables have been creeping up slowly with the Fed.  If you’ve noticed the interest rates on your cards going up lately, you’re not alone. Best card offers I see these days start at a smidge over 11% - only if you have perfect credit scores (over 720).  Some I know are battening down the financial hatches for an expensive winter heating season.  Add all this up, you get the result ... less cash all around.

I’m not advocating panic, just a clear view of risk.  A military venture in Iran will seriously decelerate our economy, with the further increases in energy prices.  Because of the extensive debt that many Americans carry, it’ll be “boing” time. Bernanke has his job cut out for him, the aforementioned “soft landing” for the housing market.  He has to accomplish it on the pitching ship of energy prices ...

08/24/06 • 11:56 AM • EconomicsPolitics • No Comments

BBC:

Tea ‘healthier’ drink than water.  Everything in moderation.  My stomach can’t take too much tea at once, for some reason. It’s never been a favorite, but I drink various kinds (green, black and other varieties) now.  Still, you give me a choice between iced tea or ice water, I’ll probably go for the ice water.

08/24/06 • 11:34 AM • FoodHealth • No Comments

Bloomberg:

Rebuilding the Tuileries.  “But, like the Berlin Schloss project, it poses a fundamental question. What do you do with a vast, brand-new royal residence without a monarch to live in it?”  I would counter, what do you do with a brand new book of ancient history?

08/24/06 • 11:23 AM • ArtsHistory • No Comments

CNN:

We now only have eight planets.  Pluto has been downgraded to “dwarf planet.”

08/24/06 • 11:19 AM • NatureScience • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

The Santa Fe Police are checking the minor-identifying skills of waiters in the area, it seems.  So don’t be surprised if you get carded over the next few weeks; it’s got nothing to do with your ‘state of preservation’ ...

08/24/06 • 11:11 AM • ChildhoodFoodLaw • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Princeton Review guide ranks New Mexico Tech for undergraduates.  A big congrats is in order.

08/24/06 • 11:07 AM • ChildhoodSanta Fe LocalScholarly • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

“We’re switching from a drought management to a flood-management strategy ...”  The Santa Fe River will flow again, uncharacteristically late in the season.

08/24/06 • 11:06 AM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Agents seize drugs, guns.  “Anytime you mix narcotics and firearms with body armor, I’d classify (the two men) as dangerous individuals.”  Linked for those who I had an online discussion with a couple of years ago, who believed marijuana growers were pacifists ...

08/24/06 • 11:05 AM • LawSanta Fe Local • No Comments

Metafilter:

“Most 18-year-old students entering the class of 2010 this fall were born in 1988. For them: Billy Carter, Lucille Ball, Gilda Radner, Billy Martin, Andy Gibb, and Secretariat have always been dead ...”  And more.  It’s all too easy to forget this, the further we get along in our personal timelines.

08/24/06 • 10:47 AM • ChildhoodHistory • No Comments

Busy today.

Later.

08/24/06 • 10:19 AM • Personal • No Comments

CNN:

Aztecs butchered, ate Spanish invaders.  That’s what you call ‘assimilating another culture.’

08/23/06 • 11:33 AM • FoodHistory(4) Comments

Native Voice:

Cecelia Fire Thunder removed from office.  You remember, of course, the abortion clinic to be built on tribal lands in South Dakota.  Huge in the news filters a few months ago, now forgotten.  “She’s outstanding and she’s vocal, but she’s still a rookie when it comes to politics.”

08/23/06 • 10:43 AM • HealthHuman RightsLawPolitics(2) Comments

CSM:

Debate grows on out-of-wedlock laws.  Unfortunately, neither religion nor politics have a great record of upholding moral standards.

08/23/06 • 10:08 AM • Home & LivingHuman RightsLawPoliticsReligion • No Comments

Rob Galbraith:

Canon full-frame CMOS sensor white paper.

08/23/06 • 10:06 AM • Photography • No Comments

Chronicle of Higher Ed:

The joys of reading old reference books.  They often give a snapshot of the era, better than history books or retrospectives.

08/23/06 • 10:02 AM • BooksHistoryScholarly • No Comments

CBC.CA:

Everything went downhill from Pac-Man?  Funny.  Just mention the name, I hear that widget-widget sound.

08/23/06 • 10:00 AM • ChildhoodComputingEntertainment • No Comments

Wired:

Music makes your brain happy.  Practice, not nurture, makes perfect.  ‘Twould be a shame if it didn’t.

08/23/06 • 09:58 AM • ArtsMusic • No Comments

NY Times Books:

An Insider Explains Italy, Land of Cheery Dysfunction.  “We think it’s an insult to our intelligence to comply with a regulation.”

08/23/06 • 09:55 AM • Travel • No Comments

NY Times Business:

Existing Home Sales Dropped in July.  “Sales of previously owned homes plunged in July to the lowest level in 2 1/2 years and the inventory of unsold homes climbed to a new record high ...”

08/23/06 • 09:54 AM • Economics • No Comments

SF New Mexican/AP:

Judge axes timber plan for sequoia preserve.

08/23/06 • 09:43 AM • EnvironmentalNaturePolitics • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Rain’s mixed blessings.  “On Aug. 6 alone, 44.57 million gallons poured into the reservoirs.”  Excellent.

08/23/06 • 09:42 AM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local • No Comments
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