iCiv

Michael Covington’s Daily Notebook: Enough of this “electronic frontier.” I want civilization! I agree. The Internet has become a dangerous place. Every node has its own rules, some are more developed than others, and none are completely safe. I’m in favor of a tax on the Internet if it’s used to pay for law enforcement.… Continue reading iCiv

Circle of Friends

Americans’ circle of friends is shrinking, new study shows | Science Blog: Americans’ circle of close confidants has shrunk dramatically in the past two decades and the number of people who say they have no one with whom to discuss important matters has more than doubled, according to a new study by sociologists at Duke… Continue reading Circle of Friends

Who are broadband users?

Go to the article for more. Summary is below. Bush Broadband Goal Gored – US Broadband Penetration Breaks 70% Among Active Internet Users – Broadband Study Highlights Two-Speed Europe – May 2006 Bandwidth Report President Bush’s goal of universal broadband access for all Americans by 2007 appears to be in doubt, according to a recent… Continue reading Who are broadband users?

MIT Fraternity Accused Of Robot Hazing

The Onion made me smile tonight. MIT Fraternity Accused Of Robot Hazing | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source Several members of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology chapter of the Theta Tau fraternity are in campus-police custody today following a brutal hazing incident in which one robot remains missing and two others are in… Continue reading MIT Fraternity Accused Of Robot Hazing

MIT Fraternity Accused Of Robot Hazing

The Onion made me smile tonight. MIT Fraternity Accused Of Robot Hazing | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source Several members of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology chapter of the Theta Tau fraternity are in campus-police custody today following a brutal hazing incident in which one robot remains missing and two others are in… Continue reading MIT Fraternity Accused Of Robot Hazing

Rice Seeks To Transform Diplomacy

A few years ago, I happened to be looking at the CIA World Factbook (probably specifically at Seychelles) and ended up looking at job descriptions for the Consular Officer (now apparently a Passport and Visa Specialist). At the time, I thought it was be an ideal job. Go live in a country for a few… Continue reading Rice Seeks To Transform Diplomacy

I Have A Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr

Boondocks did an episode on Martin Luther King, Jr. It inspired me to Google MLK. Much of this is a poignant reminder of how far and not far enough the both America and the world have come. We are not living the dream. Yet… I Have A Dream Delivered on the steps at the Lincoln… Continue reading I Have A Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr