The Water Cooler

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Thursday, December 30, 2004 - Fly-eating robot powers itself - Dec 29, 2004 How soon before they come up with a robot that powers itself by eating HUMANS?? THIS IS DANGEROUS.

Amazon Honor System All the way up to $4.7MM now...

State: Chiropractic school angers FSU professors Lol. Click and check out the map.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Please click on the following link and donate $5, $10, whatever you can afford: Amazon Red Cross Relief Fund

It's only been a little under a day, and over $2MM has been raised. Wow. I donated a couple bucks myself.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Tiger, Tiger, Fading Fast - Could other countries replicate Ireland's economic transformation? By Kim Iskyan Could journalists please find positive news in positive news? So Ireland's so big now that growth will slow. Big whoop. The more important line is: "Of course, there's no shame in becoming a normal First World country. And even now, Ireland's anticipated 4 percent growth in 2005 is around double European averages." France sucks.

Monday, December 27, 2004

animation.gif (GIF Image, 510x632 pixels) - Scaled (94%) from Boing Boing, an animation of the tsunami, which travelled 750 miles in under 100 minutes.

Photo from Yahoo of the devastating tsunami that just hit southeast Asia:

Yahoo! News - The factory nuns of urban China Check it out, China is doing what Europe did in the 18th century. Good job guys! Join the club!

monkey methods Hey, everyone that's reading my blog: If you want, you can check out this other blog Will, Becca, and I are maintaining, for our Monkey Methods project. It's more or less about media, games, and other tech stuff, so it may bore the hell out of you... but bookmark it and read every once in a while. I do a lot more writing for it than the random posting of links I do on The Cooler...

Sunday, December 26, 2004

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