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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
FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 16-22
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
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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.
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http://www.newscientist.com/news/
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
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From Greg Morrow on rec.food.cooking:
Culinary History Timeline:
Social history, manners & menus
http://www.gti.net/mocolib1/kid/food1.html
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