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Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sept 25 2010

25 September 2010 at 12:52:42 PM

Raining. Love it! Hope it continues all day. I definitely need to set out predator traps. Besides the feathers I found yesterday I found some more in one corner of the chicken pen and I"m missing a duck today. What I suspect is that, in the evening before it gets dark, there's a raccoon or other predator coming out and picking off some eats... or possibly coming out early in the morning after the guineas get up. A few years ago we caught a lot of raccoons every single night; I read that raccoons can have 1-6 *kits* in the spring and that they typically go out to find their own winter place in the autumn, so I'm guessing this might be what's happening now. At any rate, there are definitely predators around that are becoming active in the last couple of weeks, so time to trap them.

Interesting lawsuit in Cincinnatti regarding public use of city hall. Judge rules that city rules for use are unconstitutional.

Bicycling horror story O day

I'll bet this kid wants to sleep in the basement from now on.

THIS is why you put surveillance cameras in schools.

You want to make and eat these pancakes.

Old Spice Spoof from politician

Margaret Witt wins DADT case, military must reinstate

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Death of books for e-books greatly exaggerated.

And as for the death-by-2015 predictions of Negroponte, it's just as likely that as the ranks of the early adopters get saturated, adoption of ebooks will slow. The reason is simple: unlike the move from CDs to MP3s, there is no easy way to convert our existing stock of books to e-readers. And unlike the move from records and tapes to CDs, it's not immediately clear that an ebook is in all respects better than what it succeeds.

So the world is left with an unconvertible stock of used books that is vast. If the bustling, recession-inspired trade in used books tells us anything, it's that old books hold value for readers in a way that not even movies and music do. That's value that no ebook reader can unlock.

In fact, it remains to be seen whether legions of readers raised on 99c titles at their local used bookstore (or $4.00-$5.00 titles delivered via will be so eager to start buying brand new books at $10 a pop. And then there's libraries--who gets left behind when owning an ebook reader, and not merely literacy, is a requirement to borrow a book.

Christine O'Donnell is a nut.

Um. WHY did the US House Judiciary even ask Stephen Colbert in the first place? What, nobody remembers his skewering of Bush at the White House journalist dinner a few years ago?

Jon Stewart on the GOP Pledge

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