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Petition EVACUATE FUKUSHIMA 福島の子供を守れ

Someone sent me a link to this online petition:

We are demanding that all residents living within 80km 50 miles radius around Fukushima Daiichi Power plant be evacuated at once.

via Petition EVACUATE FUKUSHIMA 福島の子供を守れ.

The problem with demanding the state take on more and more responsibility and force other people to do something is that it usually ends in tears, and something other than the result the well-intentioned had anticipated.

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Study Economics online

Robert Murphy has an online course on Introduction to Economic Principles, run by the Mises Academy. It costs $150 and starts Jan. 26th, 2011, and lasts 10 weeks.

Read more about it here.

Details (and signup link) here.

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How to tag sites so that you can find what you’re looking for

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If you are a regular user of the Internet, you probably have a way to record or bookmark sites that you like or that you want to remember for some reason. But how confident are you that you can quickly find a particular website that you bookmarked a year ago? Read the rest of this entry »

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“Publisher embraces Web future”

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This article by Eric Pfanner tells those who have been paying attention to mainstream media like the newspapers as well as to future trends such as online news, some things that they already know. This is to be expected. After all, the article appeared in the New York Times (I don’t know where it appeared first; I’m not that good of an Internet sleuth. If you find that out, please let me know in the comments.):

  1. that publishers of old-style, paper and ink newspapers are having an increasingly difficult job staying out of the red;
  2. that web versions of anything, be it newspapers or online textbooks, need to add a little something to exploit the online medium and technology, not just put online the same exact content as the paper and ink newspaper (duh!).

The Web site was enhanced with faster, more thorough coverage of local events. A social networking area of the site was developed, and the paper now solicits articles from its members— about their clubs, church groups and other Fredrikstad institutions, for example.

Some of the material on the site veers beyond traditional newspaper content.

Local moviemakers, for example, have provided short fictional films that are included in a video section.

‘‘Online newspapers have to be something very different from print,’’ said David Montgomery, chief executive of Mecom, the London-based company that acquired Edda four years ago.

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