Monday, November 14, 2005
- Still looking to gold as the leading global economic indicator? Slate's Daniel Gross makes the case for switching your gaze to copper. More: Copper.org, Old Coppernose?
- In an unusual move, Canadian police charge an HIV-positive man with murder for the deaths of two women he is alleged to have infected - and his identity is revealed in the press. [CBC]
- Some companies have started banning the use of personal CD's at work, prompted by the recent news that some discs contain copy protection in the form of security-compromising rootkit programs [ZDNet, CNet]
- Cereal brewed beer substitutes industrial enzymes for malt, which allows beer to literally be made like "liquid bread," aiding the brewing industry in regions where malt is scarce.
- Liquid Cereal (sold in aluminum cans like soda) is exactly what it sounds like. As my better half often quips, "let's not, and say we did," in this case:
"Apple & Cinnamon Liquid Cereal definitely lives up to its name as the product truly does taste like apple & cinnamon flavored cereal. With a slight thickness to its body, this product also feels somewhat like cereal in your mouth. The greenish color is probably our biggest issue with this product as green colored milk is typically a sign of some sort of problem."One word: ew. It's a 'texture thing.' [via memepool.com]
- "The subject is sex and murmurs of assent." If you're hoping for a titillating read, keep looking: this psycholinguistic study tries to determine how many "um-humm"s and "mm-hm"s people utter in conversation, depending on their own gender and the gender of the other party. [Language Log]
- When snails make art, the brush moves exceedingly slow.
- Wouldn't it be easier to just give 15%? "...two people might be able to tip a cow...[b]ut the cow would have to be tipped quickly — the cow’s centre of mass would have to be pushed over its hoof before the cow could react." [via Boing Boing]
- Music samplers from Muncie, Indiana!