Today's big news is the glorious defeat of the broadcast flag! Yippee! This is good for all of us. Many thanks to Cory Doctorow, Fred von Lohmann, and all their colleagues at the EFF who have engineered this defeat. Now we just have to get rid of software patents :)
I like this - Spiked asked 250 well-known scientists one question: "What, if you could pick just one thing, would you teach the world about science... and why?" [ via David Pescovitz ]
CNN has a summary of Warren Buffett's and Charlie Munger's address to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. I like this quote: "Some people seem to think there's no trouble [with Ford and GM] just because it hasn't happened yet. If you jump out the window at the 42nd floor and you're still doing fine as you pass the 27th floor, that doesn't mean you don't have a serious problem." [ via Philip Greenspun ]
This is so cool - the planetary society (home of SETI) is planning to launch Cosmos 1, the first Solar Sail -powered spacecraft. They have a great library of images and animations. The spacecraft will be launched from a submarine.
Want to see something silly? With Longhorn, Microsoft has changed the famous BSOD (blue screen of death) to RSOD (red screen of death). I'm sure it will still happen. So what color is Apple's Tiger's screen of death? Uh, they don't have one. [ via Joi Ito ]