You've probably heard about the Newsweek fiasco by now; Glenn Reynolds posted a link-filled overview. To me the main point is not that Newsweek screwed up and ran innuendo as fact. Mainstream media like them have been doing that forever; it is horrible, but it is what it is. No, the main point is that merely writing an article could cause religious zealots to go crazy and kill people. The problem isn't Newsweek, it's the zealots. And they seem to be Islamic zealots, 100% of the time. Not that Newsweek isn't culpable, too...
GNXP: Thirty years of research on race differences in cognitive ability. It is almost impossible to do research on this subject, you are immediately branded a racist regardless of your methodology or your findings. Anyway I link, you decide.
There are a lot of interesting bloggers out there, a lot, but nobody is as different as Matt Webb. Just check out this post about, well, stuff, and tell me he isn't different. "If we have no expectations, there are no surprises; that's why it's hard to tell jokes to dogs." I think that's pretty deep :) Interconnected!
Coming this November, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This link is to the teaser trailer; it is cool the way the start, showing the growth of the characters (and the actors that portray them). And I can't wait to see the triwizard tournament; bring on the dragons!
Here's some important news: Supreme Court allows direct shipment of wine. I'll drink to that - better distribution, more sources, lower prices. It's all good.
Blogging.la notes Dodger broadcasters honored. Vin Scully is the best, no question. Although I don't understand Spanish very well, so perhaps Jaime Jarrin is even better. For sure the Dodgers are blessed to have such a wonderful team. The sounds of summer, for sure.
Chris Anderson on the Roomba vacuum cleaner: Robot Child-Herders. I love it!
Gizmodo discovers Apple is planning a remote for AirTunes - via an Apple error message. "Apple must now sue itself for leaking info." Har. Anyway it will be a useful addition to an already useful appliance. I just wonder if there won't be a video version...