1. GNU/Linux – finally it’s Free software
Quite a surprising news. Looks like some of the glibc code used by Linux et al was not "fully free software" even though in historic context it had the right spirit. It is all the more surprising to know that Oracle made the final decision to make it free !
2. $2 billion ISS experiment delivered for shuttle launch
It is quite amazing that we are willing to spend $2 billion on some detector for dark and anti matter – I do agree it is an important research but still not convinced of its utility !
3. Neighborly Borrowing, Over the Online Fence
It was only a matter of time before some startup comes up with the idea of renting your items. I am a bit skeptical if the projects will continue their momentum even after US comes out recession – Once recession gets over, people might prefer to buy cheap items and there is always a risk associated with renting expensive items. But I do feel that this might work very well for market focused on students.
4. Nine Great Uses for Private Browsing that Don’t Involve Porn
Contains some very useful ideas.
5. Hinting That It’s Good to Be Bad
This research surprised me a lot. It is quite amazing to know that people are more forthcoming if the website had appropriate "cues". Some thing to remember !
6. They Crawl, They Bite, They Baffle Scientists
An NYTimes article on bedbugs. They are a big nuisance especially in university apartments so hopefully some "fix" is found soon !