The Water Cooler

Science, Technology, Business, and Politics

Friday, May 21, 2004

Venture Capital: Demise of Cometa sending a message: "This week's collapse of Cometa Networks -- a provider of wireless Internet service to coffee shops, supermarkets, restaurants and book stores -- should not be viewed as the death of Wi-Fi."

Pinpin Lelapin Uh... what can I say? This is a crazy Japanese thingy...

The Seattle Times: Seattle's new library When noted architect Anthony Vidler came to Seattle in February to give a talk about replacing the World Trade Center towers in New York, he was given a tour of the new Seattle Public Library.

NPR : Tricks the Brain Plays: "Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have developed a visual illusion that they believe will help explain how human brains make sense of the world. The computer simulation shows how various parts of the brain act together to make a coherent visual image."

Thursday, May 20, 2004

OpinionJournal - The Real World: "Very U.N.-Attractive, A leaked audit gives hints of the Oil-for-Food corruption"

USATODAY.com - A Marine sees what defeatists don't This is my third deployment with the 1st Marine Division to the Middle East. This is the third time I've heard the quavering cries of the talking heads predicting failure and calling for withdrawal. This is the third time I find myself shaking my head in disbelief.

Occupation: Girl - Troy in Fifteen Minutes Hilarious. Check it out...

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

France says 35-hour week is failing: "PARIS -- The French government Monday described the 35-hour working week as a financial disaster that was costing the state billions of dollars and promised to reform the system despite fierce union opposition."

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Yahoo! News - Sodas Raise Cancer Risk, U.S. Study Finds

Monday, May 17, 2004

Dirty joke Monday: Do you have the time?

Forbes.com: The Myth Of Stars. I should place more descriptions in my posts.... or at least sell it better. Read this one! Read this one! If you saw Troy, read this one!

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Business for sale: BizBuySell.com. Buy a business or sell a business... that's kind of cool, but I think I'd feel odd about buying a business on the internet. :)

shiny shiny A Girl's Guide to Gadgets. Unsurprisingly, the website is completely pink, half the devices are pink, and the Google text ads are matching against "Kate Spade" like crazy.