URLs du Jour


The magic number for Pun Salad's free mattress is now 4. Condolences to the Tribe, it could easily have gone the other way.

  • Cheer yourself up with a PC World report quoting a UCSD security analyst who says Storm Worm infestations are on the wane, thanks to improved virus scanners. (Via Slashdot.)

  • Granite Geek David Brooks points out a semi-direct UNH connection in this New York Times story.
    Several major research libraries have rebuffed offers from Google and Microsoft to scan their books into computer databases, saying they are put off by restrictions these companies want to place on the new digital collections.

    The research libraries, including a large consortium in the Boston area, are instead signing on with the Open Content Alliance, a nonprofit effort aimed at making their materials broadly available.

    The consortium is the Boston Library Consortium, of which UNH is a member. So, yay for us.

  • Scott at Power Line points out that the New Republic is continuing its hunker-down on providing the results of its alleged investigation into the "anecdotes" it printed from the fabulist Scott Beauchamp.

    Captain Ed has a good bottom line, after watching Shattered Glass, a movie that chronicles TNR's previous adventure in printing made up crap.

    It's just as indefensible now as it was then -- in fact, given their history, even more indefensible now. Franklin Foer has managed to do more damage to the magazine than Stephen Glass did, thanks to an inept response and continued stonewalling in the face of the truth. In their silence, TNR has acknowledged that they care more for narrative than fact.
    I usually don't pile on, but this is outrageous. And there's no apparent appetite in the MSM for holding TNR's feet to the fire in this matter.