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Archives for March, 2010

Temple Stampede in India

4 March 2010: BBC News. At least 60 people have died in a stampede after the gate of a Hindu temple collapsed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Previous Stampedes 14 Jan 2010. Seven die in India temple festival stampede Sep 30, 2008. Atleast 100 dead at Chamunda Devi temple in the city…

What is toast?

The finest explanation I’ve read so far. In Margaret Atwood’s post-climate-catastrophic novel Oryx and Crake. Snowman, a battered survivor is slowly losing his mind and memories. “What is toast?” says Snowman to himself, once they’ve run off. Toast is when you take a piece of bread – What is bread? Bread is when you take…

An important ruling on data retention by German Federal court that sets the politicians and beaurocrats straight. Germany’s highest court on Tuesday overturned a law allowing authorities to retain data on telephone calls and e-mail traffic to help fight terrorism and crime. The Federal Constitution Court ruled that major changes needed to be made to…