Dan Goodman's prediction and politics journal.

Friday, May 21, 2004

Want to know what Presidential campaigns your neighbors have donated to? Go to http://fundrace.org, and type in your zipcode. There are also city maps showing major-party donations for some cities, and a national map.

Want to know what political books your neighbors are buying? Go to http://www.topix.net,
and ask for news from your zipcode. It will bring in whatever local news there is, plus
old stories and sorta-local and state stories. It will also bring up Amazon's bestseller list for that zipcode. For the area I grew up in, which used to vote Republican:

Best-Sellers for Accord, New York
1. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them
2. Dude, Where's My Country? by Michael Moore
3. 3rd Degree by James Patterson
4. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
5. The Last Juror by John Grisham
6. The Price of Loyalty by Ron Suskind
From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php:
Public Release: 21-May-2004
Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance
Students fashion space suits for Mars
Three undergraduate students at the University of Alberta have designed a space suit for Mars and have published their ideas in the Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance.
Clubbers choose chip implants to jump queues

People signing up as VIP members of a Spanish nightclub are using under-the-skin RFID tags to get in and pay for drinks
11:12 21 May 2004
From Greg Morrow on rec.food.cooking:
Culinary History Timeline:
Social history, manners & menus
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