Jan. 9th, 2009

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Ottawa transit strike still on as union members reject contract offer

75 percent of union members who voted rejected the city's offer, representing 64 percent of eligible union voters.
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The History of the Internet

An 8-minute animated short that summarizes how the internet as we know it today was formed.




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Global increase of warmer years is no accident

A statistical analysis was performed of the mean global temperature for every year between 1880 and 2006 to determine if the presence of 13 years with temperatures above the average of 15C is just a statistical fluke. They determined that there is a 1:10,000 chance (which means extremely unlikely) that recent warm years were due to chance rather than some influence factor. The study made no claims about what the influence factor could be, but agree that the most likely cause is the presence of greenhouse gasses.
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BBC NEWS | Technology | Do-it-yourself 3D movies at home

This odd-looking device is the Minoru which allows people to shoot 3D webcam movies. The software provided with the device converts the image pairs into anaglyphs which appear as 3D images if you wear glasses that filter red and blue to each eye.

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