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Thursday, November 16, 2006
The Morning Papers
Some interesting stuff going on this morning, peeps.

  • Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is now an honorary member of the Las Vegas Police Department's K-9 Unit.
  • The online encyclopedia Wikipedia is once again available to residents of China, after over a year of being blocked by the Communist Chinese government because it contained content the government labeled "subversive." Certain Wikipedia entries are still censored, like information pertaining to June 4, 1989, the date of the "incident" at Tiananmin Square.
  • The Institute for Science and Halacha, in Jerusalem, is taking advantage of "loopholes" in the Torah. In today's modern world, many Jews are finding increasingly difficult to observe the Sabbath, which lasts from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. The Torah prohibits any activities fitting into any of the 39 biblical categories of "work", and the original 39 categories have been extended to apply to the current way of doing things. For example, while "lighting a fire" was one of the original categories, that category has been extended to include using a light switch or starting a car. A pretty interesting article, actually.
  • Emmitt Smith won Dancing with the Stars.
  • Mindsight - Something from the Idea Festival Folkz. Only read this if you are prepared to spend 5 or 10 minutes on it. It's not that long, but it will make you sit and ponder things and probably read back through it one or two times.
  • Finally, a Tech Tip for you. Have you ever felt a need to rearrange the programs on your Windows XP Taskbar? I know I have. Now I can with Taskbar Shuffle. Broght to you (and me) by the folkz at Download Squad.
Y'all have a great day.