Maverick Sen. Proxmire dies at 90

We could use a few folks of this man's stature in today's Congress. He will be missed.

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Man Dates Gal on Internet for Six Months -- and It Turns Out She's His Mother!

Yeah, it's from a supermarket tabloid, but nonetheless, it rings true, and reinforces my disdain for "handles" or pseudonyms on the Net. Because you never know ...

Marseilles, France -- Skirt-chasing playboy Daniel Anceneaux spent weeks talking with a sensual woman on the Internet before arranging a romantic rendezvous at a remote beach -- and discovering that his on-line sweetie of six months was his own mother!

(link) [Yahoo! - Weekly World News]

via within the crainium

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Wikipedia survives research test

This certainly falls within my experience - sure there are errors in the Open Source Encyclopedia, but there are errors in the ones written only by "experts" as well. After all, both are written by humans, and humans make mistakes.

The real trial for Wikipedia is going to be finding and squashing those errors as it grows ever larger.

The online resource Wikipedia is about as accurate on science as the Encyclopedia Britannica, a study shows.

(link) [BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition]

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