Monthly Archives: September 2005

Congress Abandons WikiConstitution | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

(Spoof)Open Constitution
Interesting concept…

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Sur la bonne voix?

Skype se tourne vers les services vocaux. Peut-être l’avénement de cette intégration technologique autour de la voix? La voix, comme interface, a son importance. Mais elle nécessite certains traitements (reco, TTS…). Reste à voir ce qui va se passer dans le domaine.
N’empêche, l’influence Skype, qui est désormais un grand nom, saurait se faire sentir.


(Spoof) Unwarranted “High Fives”

Seventy-Two Percent Of High Fives Unwarranted | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source
Even the alternatives are often considered unwarranted. Been criticized for over-using the thumbs-up myself. Although hissed “yessss,” with or without associated fist-pulling, still carries enough weight in specific situations.

Could be linked to other changes in non-verbal communication.


Trends in Currency Exchange Rates

FXGraph – Graphical display of currency rates
Been having fun looking at trends between the Canadian Dollar (CAD), the Swiss Franc (CHF), the Euro (EUR), and the US Dollar (USD). There really are some clear patterns and it’d be illuminating to see those charts labelled with major events.


(Spoof)Petrotheism 9/14/05

An animation, by Mark Fiore.


Guardian Unlimited Politics | Comment | Christopher Davis: The frontier continent

Guardian Unlimited Politics | Comment | Christopher Davis: The frontier continent

To regard religion in Africa in these terms is to put their religion where our politics should be. Our error begins with the place in our imaginations that we force Africa to occupy. We are subject to ‘African exceptionalism’: a sense that Africa is so different, so impossible to organise, that any undertaking is practically pointless.

Strong words…


World’s Newest Strongest Beer

German brews world's strongest beer – Food Inc. – MSNBC.com

Schneider expects the holders of the world's strongest beer, the Boston Beer Company, to put up a fight.'I'm pretty sure the Americans have something up their sleeve.'

This is getting interesting. American and German attitudes toward beer.