meehawl all that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned

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Numbers Game

Between 2 percent and 5 percent of Iraq’s 27 million people have been killed, wounded or uprooted since the Americans invaded in 2003, calculates Anthony H. Cordesman of the Center for International and Strategic...

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Hard To Make Ends Meet

In 1995, estates worth $20 million or more gave away 25.3 percent of their wealth; by 2004, that figure had dropped to 20.8 percent. At the same time, the percentage of $20 million-plus estates...

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Two Party System

[US] President Bush’s job approval rating has fallen to just 31 percent, according to the new NEWSWEEK Poll. Bill Clinton’s lowest rating during his presidency was 36 percent; Bush’s father’s was 29 percent, and...

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Mass Concentration

David Geffen’s Universal just managed to extract a promise from Microsoft to pay a fee for every one of its new media players sold. Why would MS agree to this so readily- apart from...

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Neandertals Hot To Trot

The gene microcephalin (MCPH1) regulates brain size during development and has experienced positive selection in the lineage leading to Homo sapiens. Within modern humans, a group of closely related haplotypes at this locus, known...

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Business As Usual

Eighteen Palestinian civilians, including ten children who were members of an extended family, were killed early Wednesday, by Israeli shelling in the northern Gaza Strip … Palestinian witnesses say artillery shells struck several houses...

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Politicians Sweep US Midterm Elections

After months of aggressive campaigning and with nearly 99 percent of ballots counted, politicians were the big winners in Tuesday’s midterm election, taking all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, retaining a majority...

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Scale Not Free

Having worked previously on distributed systems for massive online games, simulations and predictive systems, I was amused to read this little aside: “Second Life” currently runs on 2,579 servers that use the dual-core Opteron...