Monthly Archives: July 2005


Must check this out in more detail when I have the time:

bq. “Howtoons”: are one-page cartoons showing 5-to-15 year-old kids “How To” build things. Each illustrated episode is a stand-alone fun adventure accessible to all, including the pre-literate. Our Howtoons are designed to encourage children to be active participants in discovering the world through Play-that-Matters — fun, creative, and inventive — and to rely a lot less on mass-consumable entertainment.

this just in: torture still evil

I still can’t fathom how there isn’t an uproar about Guantanamo. Most people were “shocked! shocked!” to hear of the abuses at Abu Ghraib, but news that “Abu Ghraib torture methods were perfected at Gitmo”: — and that they’re still going on — doesn’t even ripple the water.

Note also “George Orwell’s response to torture in WWII”:, which I’ve included below. I couldn’t say it better.
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my three suns

From CNN today:

“Astronomers have detected a planet outside our solar system with “not one, but three suns”:, a finding that challenges astronomers’ theories of planetary formation.”

Indeed. I used to think that the whole multiple-suns (think Tatooine) sci-fi thing was artistic license. Truth really is stranger than fiction…