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Tuesday night rapid fire

Friday round up

Sorry for the light blogging, work and the house hunting process have been quite draining on me.

Anyway, Here is your recommended reading for today

  • The Economist has a great read Iraqi Kurdistan, or as it will soon be known, Kurdistan.
  • The absolute minimum you should know about Character sets and Unicode
  • Russia Tests “Dad of All Bombs“. It’s good they’re keeping themselves busy. Money Quote: ” Unlike a nuclear weapon, the bomb doesn’t hurt the environment”
  • Megan McArdle on why we haven’t been attacked since 9/11. Personally I think it’s a lack of talent/money/motivation on their part, plus a host of supporting factors
  • The view from the top of the world
  • I’m surprised this hasn’t come back to life among the many Bush conspiracies.
  • There’s this from Craigs List

    Sushi Model: Willing to act as display showcase as sushi is displayed placed on body for patrons to eat off of.
    • Model preferable of Asian ethnicity
    • Height requirement: 5’6” to 5’11”
    • Slim built; clean and body shaven
    • Will wear bottom with pasty/string bikini top or topless
    • Compensation: $200/3 hours

  • Don’t you just love it when support for Microsoft Products is done using commands only they know? Check this out (which did work for me)

What I’m reading while uploading…

  • Hardcore Troubadours – a bio of the Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Catalogs of Data Visualization on Coding Horror
  • Minorities become the majority in 10 percent of U.S. counties – which has the interesting quote

    In northern Virginia, Teresita Jacinto said she feels less welcome today than when she first arrived 30 years ago, when she was one of few Hispanics in the area.

    “Not only are we feeling less welcome, we are feeling threatened,” said Jacinto, a teacher in Woodbridge, Virginia, about 20 miles southwest of Washington.

    “I think across the board all of us feel like we’re not welcome,” said Jacinto, who was born in the U.S. and volunteers for an advocacy group called Mexicans Without Borders.

    Perhaps it’s because she’s feeling unwelcome because she’s advocating an unpopular cause?

  • The Old Crow Medicine Show on AT & T Blueroom
  • Green Fakers on Radar. The celebrity excuses are funny.