GPS cell phone apps challenge standalone devices

http://www.physorg.com/news178644619.html

I actually prefer my very simple but effective (and free) “Nav 4 All” GPS software on the Blackberry to the Tom Tom. I don’t want scrolling maps. I only want turn by turn information. If I need to look at a map, I’ll stop and do just that (whether in a map book, or online) but I don’t want it distracting me while I drive.

Hacked climate change email furor

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=4533

this won’t make any difference to the climate change denialists but those of you who actually care about the reality of what’s going on might find this discussion enlightening…

White House meeting marks new milestone for nontheists | Secular Coalition for America

http://www.secular.org/news/WhiteHouseMay09.html

I wonder if Americans (other than those living outside the US of A) can understand why we find this kind of story slightly embarrassing.

Imagine reading a story whooping it up because girls were, at last, being allowed to taught in school (see recent history of Afghanistan for examples). The emphasis is wrong. The focus should be on how shameful it was that girls weren’t allowed to go to school and how, finally, that criminal authoritarianism has been reversed…

How to Re-enable Audio on Your Youtube Videos | eHow.com

http://www.ehow.com/how_5015771_reenable-audio-youtube-videos.html

wasn’t even aware that youtube was muting videos. Have to check whether they’ve done it to any of mine! But now at least I know what to do about it…

The Molecular Biology of Paradise

http://www.paradise-engineering.com/

admirable sentiment but completely misses the point. Which is that, the first time on this planet, a species has evolved which can take control of its own evolution. We DO NOT have to decide what we wish to become because from now on, we can become anything we wish to and, if we don’t like it, or get bored, we can then become anything else…

Bright meteor over South Africa (New Footage Included)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PXndcUqXfk

remarkable footage by any standards but what makes it almost unbelievable is that no less than 4 separate cameras managed to capture a single meteor. Now that IS remarkable…

Splitting The Sky in Montreal December 5th – mtl911truth

http://www.mtl911truth.org/?p=2702

brave man. But where are the brave crowds to back him up?