The top 100 newspapers in the world (by cirrculation)
The first American paper that appears on the list is the Wall Street Journal at #19.
Free flickr schwag
You just need to send them a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Mathematics and mathematicians in the Simpsons
There are some smart people writing for Matt Groening’s shows.
It’s kind of like a crossword with numbers, I found one of these in the Toronto Star a couple weeks ago.
YubNub, a command line for the internet
It’s an interesting idea — essentially putting all of your internet searches and tools into one box. It’s pretty cool, but the number of commands could get out of hand relatively easily. It would be a good candidate for using a live search.
“Do you really think they could miss an ad that is placed in a very well-respected textbook?”
McGraw-Hill is trying to sell ad-space in textbooks. The very-well respected bit probably won’t last long for anyone associated with this garbage.
The NYFD is introducing a newer and more modern safety system: a rope with a hook
The escape system is a revolutionary change from the simple one New York has used in the past, a bulky but weaker rope that was phased out in 1996.
On the state of filesharing and Canadian Copyright law
There are interesting rammifications to the possibilities of file-sharing lawsuits in Canada, namely the status of blank-media levys and a statute that enforces a realistic penalization.
Full-size live-action Pac-man
Researchers augment reality by overlaying a field of dots on a university campus and trying to catch ’em all. You think portable music creates anti-social zombies? Just wait until everyone actually is in their own little world.
Be the hottest chick on the block this summer
An Austrian firm designs clothing for our fowl friends.