Say it isn't so - Wind power not all pleasant breezes. "A group of Canadian and U.S. scientists reported Tuesday that computer simulations show that a large-scale use of wind farms to generate electrical power could create a significant temperature change over Earth's land masses." There is no free lunch. [ via Adam Curry ]
Tim Oren ponders Why does the networked left keep losing?
How "blue" is California? Check out this county-by-county map posted by Citizen Smash. We are a microcosm of the U.S. as a whole - red over most of the land, blue in the cities. But there are populous areas which are red - such as my own Ventura County...
ExtremeTech reviews the new video-on-demand service from Akimbo. Their approach is to sell you a box which receives video over your broadband connection and displays it on your TV. Then you subscribe to the service. We'll have to keep our eye on this one...
Just want to shout out for collision detection, Clive Thompson's blog. I link to him often and enjoy him daily.
New Scientist interviews Benoit Mandelbrot - a fractal life. I really enjoyed this article because it made him seem like a nice guy; previously I had the impression he was a bit stuffy and rather full of himself. And then there's this: