December 02, 2003

A city built around a prison. Guantanamo Bay is in the news again because of the promised release of 140 detainees. What are the conditions like for the remaining prisoners, who are labelled "enemy combatants" because prisoners of war have treatment restrictions under the Geneva Convention. The camp has been subject to a myriad of controversies, including the imprisonment of children fifteen or younger, and the poor treatment given at Camp X-Ray, which was then demolished to make way for Camp Delta.
100 Elvises together, each celebrating a different era of the King's life. You know where I'm going to be Saturday night! How far has Elvis gone? Trio is airing Almost Elvis as part of its Awards series, along with the Golden Globes and Miss America, so I wonder if the King is getting less weird. WikiPedia reports that a third of us will be Elvis impersonators by 2019. Cleary, some of us are not up to the strain of the spotlight. Best keep an eye out for the real thing.
My Personal Professional Nightmare
Building Online Communities - This was posted at the bottom of an older thread and I thought that it was worth a FPP. It's a little more formal than we are, but I think these ideas are good to think about earlier rather than later.
Which embryo is human? - Since all vertebrates evolved from a common ancestor, the genetic information that guides their development is nearly the same. [via Presurfer]
The Falling Man. more inside

December 01, 2003

Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?
China releases cyber dissident. Liu Di, aka the "stainless steel mouse," has been released just over a week ahead of a visit to the United States by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. She had been detained for more than a year for criticising the government. [Via /.] more inside
Santa blogs. more inside
Mr. Picassohead - I guess I'm not actually going to get any work done today. [flash]
Roman Glass Gaming Die Circa 2nd Century A.D.: "Modern scholarship has not yet established the game for which these dice were used."
Major Matt Mason turns 36.
How many forum members does it takes to change a light bulb?   1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed 14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently 7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs 1 to move it to the Lighting section [via Many to Many]
Thank God for garbage strikes! Don't throw away your winning lottery ticket unless (a) you've checked it or (b) there's a giant garbage strike in your town.
Center for Online and Internet Addiction... Founded in 1995, we serve as the first training institute and recovery center to specialize in Internet addiction and related online mental health conditions.
Help for the helpless As someone new to this whole posting lark. I don't know how to do all of the fancy stuff when creating a front page post or comment within a post [More inside]
How to do History
Highlights from "Highlights". Goofus or Gallant?
On Second Thought, I'll Just Have Some Dry Toast. more inside
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