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Now THIS is Web 2.0 at work!

Maybe one of the best uses yet for the internet:

Take a quick survey, and learn how many five year olds you could take in a fight. Results are based on physical prowess, training, swarm-combatting experience, and the flexibility of your moral compass.

According to the site, I can take on 30. Yeah, that's right, 30. I'm like the Conan the Barbarian of Kindergarten. That's just how I roll.


This is the best thing I've seen on the Internet since that dancing baby video.



The Internet's role in democracy

An interesting story today about propaganda and the intertubes. Military personnel have been caught editing and posting entries on Wikipedia and Digg, designed to change the public's view on the not-so-secret military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The actions were documented and publicized by Wikileaks, a group who caused a stir last month when they leaked the operating manual for the prison on Wikipedia.

Regardless of your views of GITMO, this illustrates the role the Internet can play in dealing with governments—not to mention the role nerds play in totally ticking people off.

Full report here.



How Matt will try to expense his new Nintendo Wii

I'm on to you, Laufer!

Favorite quote: "I have mounted my Wii-mote to a tripod...which is a generally good thing to do anyway."