"Freegans are people who are concerned so deeply with the social and ecological impact of economic over-consumption that they choose to buy and work as little as possible… Freegans sustain themselves off the already existing waste thereby curtailing garbage and pollution and lessening the over-all volume in the waste stream."
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"Key parts of [President Bush's] speech, however, were driven by spin, rather than a frank effort to warn the American people of the sacrifices necessary to win and the risks involved. The end result was to mislead in ways that can come back to haunt the administration and reduce longer-term public support."
"You crave stimulation. You crave a Carnivorous desktop plant set. Perfect for the casual office worker who delights in watching insects slowly meet their makers as they are painfully digested by an engaging variety of meat-sucking flora. Nothing quite like it."
A recent review of three system rescue CDs describes Linux-based live CDs that can help retrieve data from dying PCs.
View Iraq War Fatalities, shown occurring over time on a map of the country.
With the creation of zombie dogs, can my zombie army be far behind?
US acknowledges torture at Guantanamo and elsewhere.
Be subversive—create your own official-looking safety signs.
TipMonkies is a growing compendium of quick, intelligent ways to get more out of your technology.
Philip K. Dick, one of the legends of science fiction, will be resurrected as an android, or humanoid robot. "The robot will portray Dick in both form and intellect through an artificial-intelligence-driven personality. The hardware will manipulate Hanson's proprietary lifelike skin material to affect extremely realistic expressions with very low power. Cameras in the eyes will allow the robot to perceive people's identity and behavior through advanced machine vision and biometric-identification software. The robot will track faces, perceive facial expressions, and recognize people from the crowd (family, friends, celebrities, etc)."
Your Corporate Network And The Forces Of Darkness: "These new technologies let companies interface their computers with some exciting extradimensional resources. Just last week, one of my clients hooked their systems up to the Cloud of the Ngartoleth—it's a hive mind that exists in a dimension adjacent to ours. The influx of new stock market prognostication enabled my client to cut his technical staff by over 30%."
The TV Tropes Wiki "is a catalogue of the tricks of the trade for writing television scripts. Frequently found plots, tropes, idioms, and devices are reposed here. The idea is to provide a resource for writers to spark ideas. Finding a cliché to subvert is always fun." Hmmmm… This could also be useful for plotting out role-playing game adventures, as well.
"You may have topped off with just $20 worth of unleaded, but the debit-card transaction could freeze as much as $75 in your account, sometimes for days."