18 March 2008

Some night

Arthur C Clark, inventor of the communications satellite, SF demigod, dies in his home in Sri Lanka. He was 90 years old.

Obama, hopefully the next US president, political genius, delivers a monumental speech worthy of King or Malcom (37min). Please do not get assassinated like they did, like Bhutto did. Please.

(Am I posting it again? Yes I'm posting it again, I'm gonna make my whole family watch it tonight)

Demo of the new Android programming language (6min)

State of the art humanoid (3min)

Global warming argument that's got 3.6 million views in a few months (9min). The flaw in his argument, as far as I can see, is that he doesn't take into account the extent to which a slowdown in the economy will reduce our ability to develop new technological solutions to a climate crisis.

Finally, in a scene out of a Stieg Larsson novel, an Indian captive blood donor ring is smashed; the number of freed 'hostages', held for many months, drugged and 'milked' for blood on a daily basis, is at 17 and rising. But how about not ending on that grim note?
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