Think there isn't a downside to affirmative action? Aside from the impact on the "majority" students who are discriminated against, consider the affect on the "minority" students who are "helped"... Stanford Law Professor Marcus Cole wrote a letter to Eugene Volokh about his experience:
RFID is taking over the world. CNN reports the tiny transmitters will someday replace UPC bar codes. They are certainly getting traction for business applications. Someday every product you buy will have one, and you will be watched... as you walk through a mall all your clothing choices, your personal electronics, everything, will be recorded.
The RIAA is such a target, and this hits dead center: Sue all the world. A terrific animated skewer from Bob Cesca and Camp Chaos. I wonder if the RIAA will ever get tired of being "wrong" and fix themselves? Nah.
Yippee - SETI has received a five-year NASA grant. I can't think of a better use of my tax dollars, actually.
Want to know if there's WiFi around? Then you need this device from Kensington. Isn't is amazing how WiFi has just absolutely become ubiquitous, in just a couple of years?
Anyone try MyIE2? Apparently this is a new web browser which uses the IE engine, but provides a better GUI, including pop-up blocking and tabbed windows. I'll have to check it out... [ via Robert McLaws ]
Another thing to try: Oddpost. This combination email client / RSS aggregator requires no download, it runs right in your web browser. Very cool. Here's an interesting interview with Ethan Diamond, Oddpost's creator, about how the thing works...