Sea of Noise

Sat, 16 Oct 2004

BBC World Service

While the BBC World Service is a great source of news, I'll confess that my favorite part is the cricket scores. I sometimes wonder if it would be as amusing to listen if I actually understood cricket...

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Wed, 28 Jul 2004

Truth or Fiction?

Whether it's the latest virus "warning" or that rumor about Liz Claiborne that your ever-so-helpful friend has forwarded you, check for the original wrapper at Truth Or Fiction!

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Sun, 27 Jun 2004

Secrecy News

Secrecy News is a email publication of the FAS Project on Government Secrecy. It provides informal coverage of new developments in secrecy, security and intelligence policies.

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Sat, 19 Jun 2004


I know some of the guys over at LinkSwarm and, let me tell ya, they ain't kidding when they call themselves "a loose collection of geeks, aesthetes, trolls, kind-hearted flatlanders, graphic designers, net fuckos, bored anarchists, mack daddys, wanna-be revolutionaries, IT whores, film buffs, sociologists, gun nuts, and visionaries". Well, I don't know about "visionaries", but they're definitely "loose"...

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Sun, 06 Jun 2004

National Space Society Chapters News

The NSS recently added a blog to their Chapters Network site. [via samizdata]

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Thu, 03 Jun 2004


WirelessUnleashed is a new group blog about the regulation of wireless applications. It promises to be a good source of analysis and news, despite getting support from Microsoft.

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Wed, 02 Jun 2004

Grist Magazine

Grist is an online environmental magazine with content updated daily.

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Indymedia UK

Indymedia UK is a network of individuals, independent and alternative media activists and organisations, offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues".

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Tue, 01 Jun 2004

Collision Detection

Clive Thompson's blog Collision Detection covers an eclectic assortment of topics. (It's a lot like Sea of Noise, but prettier.)

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The Alphaville Herald

The Alphaville Herald posts all the news and commentary (maybe more) you ever wanted about The Sims Online.

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Sun, 23 May 2004

Language Log

Language Log is quickly becoming one of my favorite blogs, presenting as it does the choicest tidbits from an eclectic array of language-related topics.

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Lawrence Lessig

In addition to his influential books and articles, Lawrence Lessig maintains an informative blog.

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Sat, 22 May 2004


Cryptome publishes documents "that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance..."

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Mon, 03 May 2004

Future Hi

A new(ish) blog, Future Hi, celebrates "the rebirth of psychedlic futurism". You might want to start here.

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Sun, 25 Apr 2004


FuturePundit is a blog about "future technological trends and their likely effects on human society, politics and evolution."

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Thu, 01 Apr 2004

National Public Radio

I'm of two minds about NPR. It's a big business, not truly alternative, grassroots radio. On the other hand, it's also the source of some of the most intelligent news and commentary on the air.

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Morning Edition

I don't get up too early if I can help it; but, when I do, I start my day with NPR's Morning Edition.

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Fri, 05 Dec 2003

Macroscopic Labs

The folks at Macroscopic Labs bring you fresh surf about stuff like energy, the environment, war, and politics--from biodiesel to Burning Man.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2003


If you're a geek like me, and you've never visited Slashdot you must have been living under a log (or under a court order of some kind). A bit wild and wooly, but free and open, it reminds me of the way the 'net and bulletin boards were back in the "good old days" (a whole decade ago)...

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Sat, 01 Nov 2003

Giant Robot

Speaking of things Japanese, I get a kick out of Giant Robot and their coverage of Asian and Asian-American pop culture.

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