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October, 2004 | Jason E. Shao

French Religious Symbol Ban

> PARIS, Oct. 21 – To enforce its new law banning > religious symbols from public schools, the Ministry of > National Education has decided to get tough. > > This week it held formal disciplinary hearings and began > expelling students who violated the law. The goal was to > get rid of those ...

GE Imagination at Work

[Imagination at Work! CUBED](http://www.imaginationcubed.com) is a VERY cool Flash applicatin by people at GE to do collaborative whiteboarding. The cool thing is they’ve built in chatting, basic drawing, and a way to invite people to ongoing sessions via either email or IM. Very neat.

Baby’s First Movie

Votergasm

> Voters who visit the Votergasm website can choose from three > different levels of commitment: > > * “Votergasm citizens” must pledge to withhold sex from non-voters > for a week after election night > * “Patriot-level commitment” requires a voter to have sex with > another voter on election night as well as ...

Flickr

This is a test post from , a fancy photo sharing thing.

American Hegemony & Global Talent

> But what if Brin had stayed in Moscow, and Khosla remained in India, and Wang had gone to university in Europe? That’s the provocative question posed by Richard Florida in “America’s Looming Creativity Crisis,” an article in the October issue of the Harvard Business Review. Florida, a professor at Carnegie-Mellon University, maintains that “the ...

Bush, Kerry, and voting Independent?

There’s been a lot of heated debate over dishonesty and manipulation of facts after the Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates. In many ways I think the items that are attracting outrage are relatively small, and those more deserving of public scrutiny seem to be getting ignored. For instance, given the overall context of a political debate, ...

$2 mil spilled on Turnpike

> It wasn’t pennies from heaven but an > estimated $2 million in cash and coins > that spilled across the New Jersey > Turnpike in Carteret last night after an > armored car crashed into a guardrail and > flipped, spewing its cargo. > “It’s a madhouse. There’s money everywhere,” said > Turnpike spokesman ...

Google via SMS

> Google SMS (Short Message Service) > enables you to easily get precise > answers to specialized queries from > your mobile phone or device. Send your > query as a text message and get phone > book listings, dictionary definitions, > product prices and more. Just text. No > links. No web pages. Simply ...

Opened a 529 Plan

Opened a 529 Plan
Opened a 529 plan for the little one yesterday. Our selection process basically came down to 2 choices: the USAA College Savings Plan (which allows [UPromise][] contributions) and the [NJBEST][] plan which has the advantage of a $1500 scholarship for school in NJ if you contribute enough. Right now the tipping decision for us was ...