around the traps

  • Judge: Parents can't teach pagan beliefs: An Indianapolis father is appealing a Marion County judge's unusual order that prohibits him and his ex-wife from exposing their child to 'non-mainstream religious beliefs and rituals.' ... Both [parents] say the court failed to explain how exposing the boy to Wicca's beliefs and practices would harm him. Apparently letting the kid decide between Wicca and Catholicism is too much to leave to chance, or even worse, the kid's free will.
  • docnuke: The Science Nazi: Much like the soup-denying character from Seinfeld, the Science Nazi will have his catch-phrase: "NO SCIENCE FOR YOU!" This will be used to deny the benefits of science to those in our society who continually seek to forgo science for mysticism, spirituality and superstition.
  • boing
  • forget-me-not panties : with sensatech technology: These panties can give you [your wife or daughter's] location, and even her temperature and heart rate, and she will never even know it's there! Unlike the cumbersome and uncomfortable chastity belts of the past, these panties are 100% cotton, and use cutting-edge technology to help you protect what matters most. Laughing? They've sold out due to 'overwhelming demand', despite the starting price of US$99 per pair. UPDATE 2005.05.31: turns out they're not real, it's part of a viral marketing contest. Gear Live | Forget-Me-Not Panties has a brief discussion and links through to the Contagious Media Showdown page. They got me, so I guess I'll leave the link in place.
  • | After 35 years, TV thief to be free: Junior Allen was sentenced to life in prison in 1970 for stealing a 19-inch black-and-white TV worth $140 ... Allen was convicted of second-degree burglary -- a crime that could bring a life sentence then but nowadays draws no more than three years in prison.
  • Netcraft: Online Vigilantes Fight Back Against Phishing Fraudsters. Basic process: Fraudsters hack into a server, change content, leave. Anti-fraudsters hack in using the same exploits, change content to something else, secure the server and leave. Interesting thing is neither action is legal.


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