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

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