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Getting away from Google

I am trying to get away from Google some. At Reference I don't like to use sites like Yahoo because there is so much clutter on the page. But Yahoo does have a clean search page at http://search.yahoo.com/.

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2GB SD Card

I wanted to get a larger SD card for my digital camera. Currently I have a 512 MB card. Went online and found that now I can buy 2GB for $13. I paid $20 for the 512 MB card a little over a year ago. Amazes me how quick the prices for memory drops.

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Power Corrupts

Absolute power corrupts. See video.

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For the person that has everything

Do you need a gift for someone that has everything? Here are some possible gift suggestions.

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ebook help

Here is a quote from 2000 about ebook readers in 2005.
"by 2005 the number of eBook reading devices was projected to jump from an estimated 30,000 to
28 million." Anderson Consulting Study,
eBook Market Publishers Weekly (4/3/00)
Can anybody point to how many ebook readers did end up existing is 2005? Thanks for any info you can provide.

Great Photo

I took a photo this weekend that came out great. It has wonderful color. Take a look.

D.I.Y. Foreign Aid

See NYT Video Story.The story is about Kiva, a website that makes micro-loans to the working poor.

As China Roars, Pollution Reaches Deadly Extremes

There is an article in the New York Times called As China Roars, Pollution Reaches Deadly Extremes When I was in China the air pollution was very noticeable. I was in Beijing in the winter and in the evening when everyone in the city started to fire up their coal burning stoves the air got noticeable thicker. During the day the air quality was bad but at night it got even worse. Here is a nasty detail but shows how bad the air was.

Books on Fire

Colorado Regents Vote to Fire a Controversial Professor

After more than two years of public tumult, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted Tuesday to fire a professor whose remarks about the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks led to a national debate on free speech. But it was the professor's problems with scholarship that the board cited as the cause for his termination.

The Illlustrated Librarian Temporary Tattoos

The Illlustrated Librarian Temporary Tattoos
http://tinyurl.com/2uodjc

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What is originality? Undetected plagiarism. Dean William R. Inge, Harper Book of Quotations 1993

Blizzard

BOTD Wednesday

Contact -- Carl Sagan

Read an article in the New York Times from 1981 that was about Carl Sagan's first novel "Contact". In the article there is this line, "The movie rights to "Contact," scheduled for publication in the fall of next year, have been purchased by Polygram Pictures. Mr. Meredith said the movie was tentatively budgeted at $40 million and was scheduled for release at Christmas 1983."
The movie did come out, but not in 1983. The movie came out in 1997.

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