Friday, July 25

Psychology today finally figures out the difference between men and women, or, things we already knew but were afraid to say...

Psychology Today: The New Sex Scorecard: "The New Sex Scorecard
By Hara Marano -- Publication Date: Jul/Aug 2003

Summary: Talking openly about sex differences is no longer an exercise in political incorrectness; it is a necessity in fighting disease and forging successful relationships. AT 109 and counting, PT examines the tally. "

Wednesday, July 23

And I thought all those Linux-Heads were just a bunch of cranks. I am interested in this man's theories. I want to subscribe to his newsletter...
Saving the Net: "The Founding Fathers wanted that term to be 14 years, with an additional 14 years if the author [was] still alive. After 28 years, they figured you'd had your chance to exploit your creation, and now it belonged to the nation at large. That way we would never end up with a system of hereditary privilege, similar to the printers guilds of Renaissance England, who tied up rights to dead authors and tightly controlled what could or could not be printed and who could or could not use literary material.
In America, land of free ideas as well as free people, this would never happen, they said.
Well, it's happened. It's happened because for years now Congress has allowed it to happen. We now have an exact replica of the medieval Stationers' Company, which controlled the English copyrights, only its names today are Disney, Bertelsmann, and AOL Time Warner. The big media companies, holding the copyrights of dead authors, have said, in effect, that Jefferson, Madison, and Hamilton were wrong and that we should go back to the aristocratic system of hereditary ownership, granting copyrights in perpetuity. To effect this result, they've liberally greased the palms of Congressmen in the form of campaign contributions--and it's worked... "

Monday, July 14

Well that's what you get for skipping gym class!!!

The Harvard Crimson Online :: News: "Harvard has revoked its admission of Blair Hornstine, the prospective member of the Class of 2007 who made national headlines when she sued her school system to ensure she would be her high school’s sole valedictorian.
Following a widely-publicized report that Hornstine had plagiarized material in articles she wrote for her local paper, the Harvard admissions office has rescinded her offer to attend Harvard in the fall, according to a source involved with the decision."

Tuesday, July 8

So now we know the origin of the whole beck album thing. eh chums?Yahoo! Reference - Search Results: "William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
The Tempest. Act i. Sc. 2. "