Friday, August 01, 2008

Random 54

Toyota hybrid

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codex sinaticus
codex sinaiticus is now live
Codex Sinaiticus, a manuscript of the Christian Bible written in the middle of the fourth century, contains the earliest complete copy of the Christian New Testament. The hand-written text is in Greek. The New Testament appears in the original vernacular language (koine) and the Old Testament in the version, known as the Septuagint, that was adopted by early Greek-speaking Christians. In the Codex, the text of both the Septuagint and the New Testament has been heavily annotated by a series of early correctors.

The significance of Codex Sinaiticus for the reconstruction of the Christian Bible’s original text, the history of the Bible and the history of Western book-making is immense.
your laptop and the border
A Washington Post article this morning confirms what many have long suspected: your information has pretty much no rights when it comes to entering the United States. Specifically, if you’re crossing the border (whether you’re a US citizen or not):
  • Federal agents can seize your laptop, cell phone, iPod, videotape, books, or even the random receipts in your wallet.
  • They don’t need any suspicion of wrongdoing to do this.
  • They can share the seized information with other agencies or private companies.
  • If it turns out there’s nothing suspicious, they eventually have to destroy their copies of the seized information, but they can keep any notes they took about it.
Sounds like a good reason to stay in Canada.

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cassette tapes
Finally a use for all those cassette tapes you have stashed away somewhere: cassette tape lamps

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