Archive - 2007

August 23rd

note: this is not an onion.com article

From World Daily News :

A 13-year-old boy has been suspended for three days by an Arizona public school because he sketched a picture that resembled a gun, something school officials said they “absolutely” believed could pose a threat.

According to a report by KPHO-TV in Phoenix, it’s not the type of greeting the Mosteller family expected when they moved from Colorado Springs to Chandler, Ariz., a few weeks ago.

“My son is a very good boy,” Paul Mosteller told the television station. “He doesn’t get into trouble. There was nothing on the paper that would signify that it was a threat of any form.”

The principal at Payne Junior High School kept the actual drawing, and officials with the Chandler Unified School District declined to release any information about the situation.

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August 22nd

google sky

Google Earth. Now with Sky.

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August 16th

Keepon Movin!

Keepon Movin’, the CMU robot is now a Music Video Star!

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August 14th

cool idea

The Idea Generator. Very Cool! I wonder if it ever comes up with “Random Idea Generator”.

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August 13th

manhattan skyline

Here’s the obligatory Manhattan skyline pic:

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productive conversations

This post is just too awesome. Also a related movie.

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August 10th

cute computer quote

“When you program a computer, there is a little piece of your mind and now it’s a little piece of the computer’s mind. And now you can see it. I mean, the computer can be just like you if you program it to be, your thoughts, your pictures, your feelings, your ideas, not everything, but a lot of things. And you can see the things you think and change them around” — Deborah, 13 years old

from The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit. (via David)

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August 8th

old onion gem

India’s Top Physicists Develop Plan To Get The Hell Out Of India

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August 7th

nice translation site

MultiTran.ru has a nice way of translating documents to Russian. Simply hover over each line to read the translation!

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if software companies ran the country

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