URLs du Jour


  • Scientific consensus on global warming is much easier to achieve when you can do stuff like this:
    Scientists who dissent from the alarmism have seen their grant funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves libeled as industry stooges, scientific hacks or worse. Consequently, lies about climate change gain credence even when they fly in the face of the science that supposedly is their basis.

  • I'm not a huge fan of things Microsoft, but I found this Fortune/CNN article where Bill Gates describes his work environment and procedures to be kind of neat. Dude, he's got a Dell. (Via Club For Growth.)

    Actually, it's just one entry in a "How I Work" series at the CNN site. Other tidbits I thought were neat:

    • Marissa Mayer, a VP at Google uses Pine for her work mail. Not bad, Marissa, but you should check out Mutt!

    • John McCain:
      I read my e-mails, but I don't write any. I'm a Neanderthal -- I don't even type. I do have the rudimentary capability of calling up some Web sites, like the New York Times online, that sort of stuff. No laptop. No PalmPilot. I prefer my schedule on notecards, which I keep in my jacket pocket.
      Senator, the New York Times is the first website that leaps to your mind? Sigh.

  • The CEI Open Market blog mercilessly lampoons a WaPo excercise in clueless journalism; their intrepid reporter visits the Hagerstown, MD Wal-Mart Supercenter, and it's pretty much like sending Bronko Nagurski to review the Bolshoi Ballet.