- Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: the Ars Technica review
Every time a new version of OS X comes out, I’m really looking forward to the in-depth Ars Technica review, because they are always super detailed (the current one weighs in at 19 pages), critical and highly informative.
- Pinke Inderinnen
Dalit (“untouchable”) untouchable women in a poor region of India of Indian formed a gang to fight for their rights (in German).
- Timeline of incidents
The Geek Feminism wiki has a timeline of sexist incidents in geek communities. It’s sad we still need something like this in 2011.
- Researcher Makes a Career Developing Cocaine Vaccine, But Pharmaceutical Companies Won’t Produce It
Let’s rather fight a “war on drugs”, hm? Somehow I do find the thought of an anti-addiction vaccine pretty scary though.
- Minority Rules: Scientists Discover Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas
Apparently if 10 percent of a population hold an unshakable belief, it will be adopted by the majority. I think that would explain a lot…
- The World’s Deadliest Distinction
The world’s oldest people regularly seem to die when they reach 114.
- The Campaign to Terrify You About EMP
I’m constantly surprised by what politicians will bring up. The comment thread is kinda interesting though, people talk about solar flares and electro-magnetic storms which would have the same effect as an EMP.
- Is This The Beginning Of A Global Revolution?
A summary of the big political changes we saw in recent month. It’s a bit strange how this article conflates revolutions and civil uprisings with democratic elections, but it’s still a good roundup.
- The Secret Ingredient In Your Orange Juice
While I always have a certain hope that food laws in the EU are stricter than in the US, some of this probably still applies to juices sold here.
- Neue Medien und alte Geister
It’s sometimes reassuring to read blog posts by politicians like Peter Tauber (CDU) who do understand the internet and new media (in German).