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Gongol.com Archives: February 2005
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The American Way (2.20.2005)
February 21st Carnival of the Capitalists
It grows and grows... Some favorites: Counting up the costs of music downloads versus expected revenues, how to ram the torpedo of technological change, and thoughts on the wasted Clinton-era peace dividend.

Computers and the Internet (2.20.2005)
Has Google Gotten Too Big?
Article suggests they're starting to follow some of Microsoft's less-desirable practices, like directing web surfers to their preferred sites with the Google Toolbar and the links it automatically inserts into pages that didn't have them before

Computers and the Internet (2.20.2005)
Panel Says Colleges Aren't Teaching Programmers Right
Blames universities for producing programmers who don't think about security

Science and Technology (2.20.2005)
Robots Getting Better at Walking Like Humans
Unveiled at AAAS conference this week. Major breakthrough: They use about the same amount of energy to walk as humans do, instead of the usual much more. Could help develop better prosthetics for amputees.

The United States of America (2.20.2005)
President Heads to Europe to Improve Relations

Weather and Disasters (2.20.2005)
Ferry Sinks in Bangladesh, Killing Scores

Business and Finance (2.20.2005)
Ireland, Like US, Trying to Figure Out Old-Age Savings
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