October 2 asides

NYTimes: Basic religion test stumps many Americans
Color me not surprised. Update: Here’s part of the PEW survey which you can take online. I got 12 correct out of 15, a score of 80%, better than 87% of the public. Can you do better?

I hate shared calendars (at work)
I have to say I agree with Marc Hedlund about most of his thoughts on this one.

NYTimes: Deal near for ‘Hobbit’ films in 3-D

Project aims to publicly track corporate plastic use

BPA exposure likely more widespread than previous estimates
“…It was recently discovered that thermal paper used for receipts is another BPA source…”

Life cycle analysis of glass confirms recycling benefits

Xmarks may live on, in paid form
Damn, I didn’t hear they were shutting down. I use this utility almost every day.

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  1. Jenny
    Posted October 2, 2010 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Does your blog automatically turn “:D” into a smiley? If not, your hobbit link title is very confusing.

    • Posted October 2, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

      Fixed. Yes, apparently it does turn things into smileys automatically. I think it’s a WordPress setting I recall seeing somewhere.

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