Friday, August 31, 2007

Fav5

My pick of the week's top 5 items of interest:
  1. Bad news for fans of The Office: NBC and Apple are bickering about the price Apple should pay for making NBC episodes available on iTunes. NBC episodes may no longer be available for downloading if something isn't worked out soon.

  2. Happy times in Thailand: YouTube is back after a five month embargo. Now they'll be able to discover why 1 out of every 5 Americans can't find the US on a map.

  3. How do you know if your programming code was illegally copied, especially when code obfuscating software makes it very difficult to detect? Try analyzing it's behavior instead with API Birthmark.

  4. Top 5 Myths About Girls, Math and Science:

    1. From the time they start school, most girls are less interested in science than boys are.
    2. Classroom interventions that work to increase girls' interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) run the risk of turning off the boys.
    3. Science and math teachers are no longer biased toward their male students.
    4. When girls just aren't interested in science, parents can't do much to motivate them.
    5. At the college level, changing the STEM curriculum runs the risk of watering down important "sink or swim" coursework.


  5. Yet another metasearch engine, this time for news: allonenews.com. From the site: "search 1800 news engines from 200 countries".