URLs for December 7, 2008

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/05/health/05happy-web.html

Strangers May Cheer You Up, Study Says

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/12/05/googling-security-bo.html

Googling Security: book that opens your eyes to how much you disclose to Google

http://www.imchess.com/2008/12/week-1-december-2008-live-chess-ratings.html

latest ELO ratings

http://archinect.com/news/article.php?id=83347_0_24_0_C

New towers in China

http://gizmodo.com/5101308/amazon-iphone-app-lets-you-buy-anything-you-take-a-picture-of

Cool app

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/12/05/atheists.christmas/index.html

Atheist sign stolen

http://scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=367

Wanted: Better Wikipedia coverage of theoretical computer science

http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/11/28/1515216&from=rss

Cyberchondria

http://www.thepublicdomain.org/download/

The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind (by James Boyle)

http://tantek.com/log/2008/02.html#d19t2359

http://tantek.pbwiki.com/CommunicationProtocols

http://lifehacker.com/343665/get-things-done-over-the-phone-with-jott

Email use protocols, etc.

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/on-education/2008/11/24/obama-girls-opt-for-a-posh-private-school.html

Obama girls opt for a posh private school

http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/worlds-best-colleges/2008/11/20/worlds-best-colleges-and-universities-top-200.html

New US News & WR rankings – world universities

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/30/business/30privacy.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/30/magazine/30google-t.html

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2008/06/22/stopping_google/

Google-related stuff

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/magazine/23Netflix-t.html

The netflix challenge

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/xRrvc8CZPQ8/article.pl

Google SearchWiki

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/business/23novelties.html?emc=eta1

SearchTogether

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/bulgarianscienceproblems/message/3408

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/reprint/322/5905/1183.pdf

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/reprint/322/5905/1184.pdf

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/bulgarianscienceproblems/message/3417

Science in Romania

http://www.chessdom.com/kamsky-topalov-sofia

The Kamsky-Topalov match

http://www.dresden2008.de/

The Chess olympiad

http://www.europeana.eu/

European digital library (planned?)

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=946910

Entitled students expect better grades for effort: study

http://www.nature.com/news/2008/081117/full/news.2008.1235.html

The multi-million dollar 1000 Genomes project is set to be finished in a year

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D94GNJTO0.htm

College payday: presidents’ salaries up last year

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/11/13/worldmapper/index.html

Mapping out a new world order

URLs for November 15, 2008

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/16/business/16digi.html

What Has Driven Women Out of Computer Science?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/14/technology/internet/14voice.html

Google Is Taking Questions (Spoken, via iPhone)

http://www.maa.org/maa%20reviews/9301.html

New series of Martin Gardner’s books

http://www.newsweek.com/id/167582?tid=relatedcl

How He Did It

http://www.newsweek.com/id/165189/page/1

Advice from seven Nobel laureates on fixing the economy

http://www.mediapool.bg/show/?storyid=145615&srcpos=5

Vreme Razdelno…

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/06/health/research/06cancer.html

New cancer findings

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/06/books/06crichton.html

RIP: Michael Crichton

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/nyregion/new-jersey/02streetnj.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Summit, NJ

http://www.usb-bg.org/Bg/Natzio_Strategia_za_razvitie_na_NI_proekt.pdf

Eto novata strategiya na MON (Ot Preslav)

http://www.monitor.bg/opinions/article?sid=&aid=175673&cid=50&eid=1513

reakciya

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/10/28/detroit.mayor.sentenced/index.html

Detroit’s mayor to go to jail

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/10/27/europe/union.php

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/10/29/opinion/edlet.php

Bulgaria risks becoming EU cautionary tale

http://scienceblogs.com/principles/2008/10/innumeracy_on_parade.php

Innumeracy on parade

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v455/n7215/full/455884a.html

Philosophy of science: Theories of almost everything
P.-M. Binder

URLs for October 26, 2008

http://capital.bg/show.php?storyid=568692

Starbucks in BG

http://www.salon.com/env/feature/2008/10/23/mass_transit_america/index.html

Mass transit rebirth?

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~harchol/gradschooltalk.pdf

Applying to Grad. school in CS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUPsfYJONrU

Disney copyright law

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/25666/25666.txt

The Boy Tar by Mayne Reid
Morskoto vqlche na Mayn Rid

http://www.edge.org/documents/archive/edge262.html

Edge 262 October 22, 2008
including TWO BIG THINGS HAPPENING IN PSYCHOLOGY TODAY
(A Talk By Daniel Kahneman)

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200811/airport-security

Airport security?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/08/lessons-from-abroad/

About BG – good stuff

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/16/world/europe/16bulgaria.html

About BG – bad stuff

http://capital.bg/show.php?storyid=562839

Do Chicago i nazad v nova versiya

http://www.google.com/search2001.html

Google Search as of 2001

http://money.cnn.com/2008/10/13/news/economy/nobel_prize.ap/index.htm?postversion=2008101309

Krugman wins Nobel economics prize

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/13/nyregion/13fairs.html

Street fairs

http://www.dr1.com/forums/general-stuff/37598-need-baby-names-girl.html

Where Dominican names come from

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mad%27s_movie_spoofs

List of “Mad Magazine” movie spoofs

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/oct/14/france

Guillaume Depardieu (son of GĂ©rard) dies at 37

URLs for October 11, 2008

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/education/article4910798.ece

The top 100 universities in the world

http://www.nature.com/news/2008/081008/full/455715a.html

http://spore.swmed.edu/dejavu/

http://spore.swmed.edu/dejavu/duplicate/?update_type__exact=0&other_type__exact=0&duplication_type__id__exact=2&comment_type__exact=0&o=7&MedLabel__exact=0&MedIssue__exact=0&ot=desc&share_author__exact=0

Deja Vu: a Database of Highly Similar and Duplicate Citations*

http://feeds.feedburner.com/FrenchForBeginners

French for Beginners

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/family/10/07/kids.cough.meds.ap/index.html

Drug makers: No cough or cold meds for kids under 4

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/10/02/space.elevator/index.html

Space elevator

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/10/01/citizenship.test/index.html

The new US citizenship test

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/29/arts/music/29wana.html

Amid Shoes and Jewels, a Mighty, Mighty Sound

http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20205803,00.html

Paul Newman’s most memorable roles

http://www.economist.com/vote2008/

The global perspective on the election

http://gizmodo.com/5055160/24-hour-air-traffic-around-the-world-blows-minds-eyeballs?autoplay=true

24 Hour Air Traffic Around the World Blows Minds, Eyeballs

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/biztech/09/24/google.project/index.html

Got an idea to help the world? Here’s $10 million

http://www.theoremoftheday.org/Theorems.html

Theorem of the day

http://www.deviceguru.com/2008/09/17/stanford-frees-cs-robotics-courses/

Free courses in CS from Stanford

http://www.otzvuk.com

Otzvuk

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/15/obit.wright.ap/index.html

Pink Floyd keyboardist Wright dies

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2008/09/08/21300/

The CEO of Linguistics

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2008-09-07/200809071220812476296.html

Interview with Grigor Dimitrov

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/09/07/bolduan.fixing.dc.schools.cnn

88% of D.C.’s 8th graders can’t read

http://www.newsweek.com/id/157514

Land Of Big Science

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/F0s-S2056ng/article.pl

The Electronic Bastille

http://www.golf.com/golf/tours_news/article/0,28136,1838944,00.html

LPGA policy under justified criticism

http://cs.unc.edu/~azuma/hitch4.html

A graduate school survival guide

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/ucaV66N9eRk/article.pl

Every Satellite Tracked In Realtime Via Google Earth

http://redtape.msnbc.com/2008/08/almost-everyone.html#posts

Forgot your password? may be weakest link

http://wordle.net/create

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