Thursday, September 20, 2007

Some stuff in the news

I really like the idea of cities providing free Wi-Fi to its residents. Houston has had plans to do this for a few years, as has Sugar Land, though I think of the two Sugar Land may be much closer to getting this through (according to the councilman I spoke to). Apparently, a lot of cities are having trouble with the plans and dropping the idea for the time being.

Do you remember all the layers of the earth you probably were supposed to learn as a kid? Well, there may be another layer.

The tallest freestanding building in the world will be in Dubai. It's an impressive looking building to be sure. It should be finished by the end of next year.

Ann Coulter proves she knows nothing about the AMA and the medical industry by trying to refute the claim that doctors are overpaid. She probably doesn't care, though, as long as she can insult Democrats. She's also wrong when she says, "The results of this debate are available on TimeSelect, for just $49.95." TimesSelect, which she misspelled, is now free, as of the publication date of her article--Wednesday.

There's an ancient manuscript in Prague called "Codex Gigas" or "Devil's Bible." Interesting document with an interesting story. Could be a good idea for a D&D game.

And for the heck of it, here's a picture of a cute baby panda.

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