A free browser extension that allows you to hover over Google search results to preview underlying content. Currently available for Firefox with Safari and IE tools coming soon.
The Cooliris Mission is to make browsing and searching more intuitive and efficient using intelligent previews. Our first product is a free browser extension that allows you to conveniently preview underlying content for Google searches.
Once powered by Cooliris, simply rest your mouse over a Google, eBay, craigslist search link or Google image thumbnail and see the underlying content without having to click back and forth! Other newly added sites include Gravee.com and Technorati.
Quote from News website concerning the website:
“StopBadware.org is a “Neighborhood Watch” campaign aimed at
fighting badware. We will seek to provide reliable, objective
information about downloadable applications in order to help
consumers to make better choices about what they download on to
their computers. We aim to become a central clearinghouse for
research on badware and the bad actors who spread it, and to
become a focal point for developing collaborative, community-
minded approaches to stopping badware.”
Sincerely, Jocelyn Hyers
We’ve all seen it happen: you or someone you know has downloaded something from the internet that seemed harmless enough at the time. Next thing you know, the computer has slowed to a crawl. Pop-up advertising starts to appear out of nowhere. Private information gets sent to some company you’ve never heard of. And the worst part? Trying to uninstall the software sometimes makes the problem worse
WHAT IS YOUR DANGEROUS IDEA? – What We Know May Not Change Us
The history of science is replete with discoveries that were considered socially, morally, or emotionally dangerous in their time; the Copernican and Darwinian revolutions are the most obvious. What is your dangerous idea? An idea you think about (not necessarily one you originated) that is dangerous not because it is assumed to be false, but because it might be true?
BARRY C. SMITH
Philosopher, Birbeck, University of London; Coeditor, Knowing Our Own Minds
What We Know May Not Change Us
Human beings, like everything else, are part of the natural world. The natural world is all there is. But to say that everything that exists is just part of the one world of nature is not the same as saying that there is just one theory of nature that will describes and explain everything that there is. Reality may be composed of just one kind of stuff and properties of that stuff but we need many different kinds of theories at different levels of description to account for everything there is.
Theories at these different levels may not be reduced one to another. What matters is that they be compatible with one another. The astronomy Newton gave us was a triumph over supernaturalism because it united the mechanics of the sub-lunary world with an account of the heavenly bodies. In a similar way, biology allowed us to advance from a time when we saw life in terms of an elan vital. Today, the biggest challenge is to explain our powers of thinking and imagination, our abilities to represent and report our thoughts: the very means by which we engage in scientific theorising. The final triumph of the natural sciences over supernaturalism will be an account of nature of conscious experience. The cognitive and brain sciences have done much to make that project clearer but we are still a long way from a fully satisfying theory.
But even if we succeed in producing a theory of human thought and reason, of perception, of conscious mental life, compatible with other theories of the natural and biological world, will we relinquish our cherished commonsense conceptions of ourselves as human beings, as selves who know ourselves best, who deliberate and decide freely on what to do and how to live? There is much evidence that we won’t. As humans we conceive ourselves as centres of experience, self-knowing and free willing agents. We see ourselves and others as acting on our beliefs, desires, hopes and fears, and has having responsibility for much that we do and all that we say. And even as results in neuroscience begin to show how much more automated, routinised and pre-conscious much of our behaviour is, we are remain unable to let go of the self-beliefs that govern our day to day rationalisings and dealings with others.
We are perhaps incapable of treating others as mere machines, even if that turns out to be what we are. The self-conceptions we have are firmly in place and sustained in spite of our best findings, and it may be a fact about human beings that it will always be so. We are curious and interested in neuroscientists findings and we wonder at them and about their applications to ourselves, but as the great naturalistic philosopher David Hume knew, nature is too strong in us, and it will not let us give up our cherished and familiar ways of thinking for long. Hume knew that however curious an idea and vision of ourselves we entertained in our study, or in the lab, when we returned to the world to dine, make merry with our friends our most natural beliefs and habits returned and banished our stranger thoughts and doubts. It is likely, as this end of the year, that whatever we have learned and whatever we know about the error of our thinkings and about the fictions we maintain, they will still remain the most dominant guiding force in our everyday lives. We may not be comforted by this, but as creatures with minds who know they have minds — perhaps the only minded creatures in nature in this position — we are at least able to understand our own predicament.
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U.S. ARMY RESERVES PR HELP
Management Analysis Technologies, a small Virginia-based marketing and consulting firm owned by a Vietnam veteran, won “a competitive review to advise the Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve on its strategic communications,” reports O’Dwyer’s. The contract is worth $510,000 a year and involves “internal and external communications efforts targeting soldiers, families, the public, and Congressional audiences” on the Army Reserve’s “vision of the future.” Specific responsibilities include “researching, writing, editing and reviewing executive-level communications like speeches and Congressional testimony, as well as development of external PR and evaluation and support of existing programs like the Reserve’s Ambassador Program.” Additionally, the firm will “find and book media opportunities for Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. James Helmly.” The PR firms Lincoln Group and CorpComm Group were among those submitting unsuccessful proposals for the Army Reserve contract.
SOURCE: O’Dwyer’s PR Daily (sub req’d), April 20, 2006
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Congressional Research Service – Legal analysis of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005
The Congressional Research Service published on March 24, 2006 a report which provides a legal analysis of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and also where appropriate the modifications to law made by the USA PATRIOT Act Additional Reauthorizing Amendments Act of 2006.
Congress looking to help America with gas issue by sending you…100 dollars. That will be paid for by taxpayers. In exchange for drilling in ANWAR
Gas Prices: Behind the Pain at the Pump
With gas prices rising for drivers across the country and Chevron reporting today that it posted $4 billion in profits for the first quarter, consumers are fuming while politicians are scrambling.
Kretzmann, executive director of Oil Change International, said today: “As politicians of both parties scramble to give the appearance of action on gas prices and record profits for Big Oil, some of the biggest beneficiaries of those profits are up on Capitol Hill. Since 1998, the oil industry has given over $70 million to politicians of both parties. The truth is that there is very little Washington can or will do about gas prices and oil addiction as long as it remains in Houston’s back pocket. The first step to breaking our oil addiction has got to be a Separation of Oil and State — specifically a pledge by politicians of both parties to stop taking oil money. Only then will we begin to see real action on these issues.”
From: Institute for Public Accuracy
Borowitz Report.com – airline innovation shocker
AIRLINES TO STOW PASSENGERS IN OVERHEAD BINS
Bold New Strategy to Boost Sagging Revenues
Struggling with rising fuel costs and sagging profits, several leading airlines announced today that they would attempt to boost their revenues by stowing passengers in their aircrafts’ overhead bins.
After Airbus announced earlier this week that it was toying with the idea of introducing standing room areas for passengers in the rear of their planes, the airlines decided that the time was right to pitch the idea of stowing passengers in a part of the plane that has customarily been reserved for carry-on luggage.
“Stowing passengers in the overhead bins should allow us to squeeze a few extra dollars out of every flight, and right now, every extra dollar counts,” said Carol Foyler, a spokesperson for the airlines group. “Plus, since they’ll be stuffed up there for the duration of the flight, we won’t have to give them peanuts.”
While the proposal to stow passengers in the dark, cramped compartments was hailed by the airline industry as a bold innovation, consumer watchdog groups complained that the option of riding in the overhead bins would not be available to tall or obese passengers.
Ms. Foyler acknowledged that the overhead bins would mainly be used to stow “smaller, more compact passengers,” but said larger passengers could check themselves as luggage and be stored in the cargo hold.
“The only caveat is that if you check yourself as luggage you are dramatically increasing your chances of being lost forever,” she said.
Elsewhere, President Bush said today that there were signs of progress in Iraq, telling reporters, “It’s not as bad as Nepal.”
Three to see
David Horsey: golden nozzle award
Matt Bors: support group for generals
Mike Peters: upbeat spokesman for bird flu