Nanotechnology makes water drinkable

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FatBits: John Siracusa’s Journal: Empire

“It is a dark time for the rebellion. Although the dual-core barrier has been destroyed, competitive forces have driven our rebel platform from its PowerPC niche and brought enormous pressure to bear across the entire product range.

Evading the dreaded specter of hardware stagnation, a group of engineers led by Steve Jobs endeavors to established a new platform based on the alien world of Intel CPUs. Your humble servant, obsessed with finding out what Apple is up to, has dispatched dozens of probes into the far reaches of the Apple community.”

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Economist’s study on school competition stirs debate

“Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist known for his free-market views, proposed 50 years ago that to improve schools, parents could be given vouchers — tickets they could spend to shop for a better education for their kids. He theorized that the resulting competition among schools would spark improvements in the system. Free-market advocates loved the idea. Teachers’ unions hated it, arguing that it could drain resources from some public schools and direct resources to religious institutions.”

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Deep In The Hundred Acre Crystal Meth Lab

“Yeow, read this one only after the kid’s gone to sleep. It’s a knee-slapping, cringe-inducing Winnie The Pooh, as reimagined by a South African columnist named Tom Eaton. Let me put it this way: Rabbit’s side effects from the live animal testing and his crystal meth addiction are not the worst fates to befall Christopher Robin’s little friends”

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