Sunday, August 8

Random


Finger painting on an iPad ~ link

Nathan Kerr interview on ABC Local Radio Sunday Nights Show. He is the author of 'Christ, History and Apocalyptic: the politics of Christian mission' ~ link

Great Britain has had a difficult time recently accommodating all the young people who want to attend traditional universities. It should not then be too surprising that the non-traditional Open University has had an "unprecedented" 34% increase in 18 to 24-year-olds doing a distance learning degree. ~ BBC

Basil Marceaux lost in the Tennessee primary but won a place in people's hearts. ~ Washington Post

The Fuller Wind Turbine is a new bladeless roof-top "wind turbine with a mesh-covered air inlet, which poses no danger to bats and birds. Nor will it disrupt radar used by air traffic controllers and the military." ~ link

"A piece of ice four times the size of Manhattan island has broken away from an ice shelf in Greenland..." Rumor, from a usually unreliable source, has it that it may float to the Gulf Coast of the US and cause yet another disaster. ~ BBC

Scot McKnight is moving his Jesus Creed blog off the quirky, pop-up saturated Beliefnet to Patheos. ~ link

Public Wi-Fi options lacking in Japan and Guam ~ link

China's growth has slowed to a mere 8% a year. Will pollution levels drop correspondingly? ~ WSJ

I'm not so sure that Google Wave is forever dead. I'm guessing that the features will eventually show up in Gmail and Google Docs. We didn't really need an additional application to manage. ~ link

Roger Olson is now blogging. ~ link (via)

Don't bother calling.
Nearly all age groups are spending less time talking on the phone; boomers in their mid-50s and early 60s are the only ones still yakking as they did when Ma Bell was America's communications queen. But the fall of the call is driven by 18- to 34-year-olds, whose average monthly voice minutes have plunged from about 1,200 to 900 in the past two years, according to research by Nielsen. Texting among 18- to 24-year-olds has more than doubled in the same period, from an average of 600 messages a month two years ago to more than 1,400 texts a month, according to Nielsen. ~ Washington Post
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