Weekly Links

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

As big a shock as Sputnik? So much for superpower status....

Is the new Zune better than the iPod Classic?

Fast food nutrition.

How to get 99% of the hydrogen from waste.

Google claims to have produced a quantum computer—but is it a hoax?

The 10 weirdest houses.

Is 10 years old too young for the 39 raisins?

Introducing Songza.

Squeezing 40% more transistors in.

The difficult patients of the information age.

The source of empathy and autism?

Krugman's latest innocent mistakes.

Even more poor people are with us in South Africa.

More Python goodies.

The source of all chocolate.

How to invest in Africa.

2 comments:

Joe Citizen said...

As big a shock as Sputnik? So much for superpower status....

It is comforting to know that our dis-information campaigns actually work as intended.

If you believe that the Chinese were able to sneak up on a carrier fleet, I have some ocean front property in Arizona that you might be interested in purchasing.

Nothing under the water goes undetected, within a 20 mile radius of fleet operations. Nothing.

MeaninglessHotAir said...

joe,

I hope you're right.

But I wonder if it relates to this article? " The Chinese also obtained sensitive data on U.S. submarines, including classified details related to the new Virginia-class attack submarines.

Officials said based on a preliminary assessment, China now will be able to track U.S. submarines, a compromise that potentially could be devastating if the United States enters a conflict with China in defending Taiwan.
Mr. Chi, an electrical engineer, also had access to details on U.S. aircraft carriers and once was aboard the USS Stennis. A Pentagon report made public earlier this year said China's military is building up capabilities to attack U.S. aircraft carriers."