March 4th, 2008

News

Hyenas!

"There has been little public conversation about the consequences of the costs of the Iraq war, which are like a cancer inside the American economy."

Excellent report from Mr. Froomkin on why immunity for the telecoms matters.

Analysis: the asymmetric war in Gaza.

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Yow. "Rising numbers of allergies and immune-system diseases could be a result of a modern lifestyle."

'From spotted hyenas, clues to why the human brain grew so large and complex.'

Next generation: 'the Cadillac of Mars rovers'

Gaming

Courtesy mearls

"These rules are strictly fantasy. Those wargamers who lack imagination, those who don't care for Burroughs' Martian adventures where John Carter is groping through black pits, who feel no thrill upon reading Howard's Conan saga, who do not enjoy the de Camp & Pratt fantasies or Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and Gray Mouser pitting their swords against evil sorceries will not be likely to find DUNGEONS and DRAGONS to their taste. But those whose imaginations know no bounds will find that these rules are the answer to their prayers. With this last bit of advice we invite you to read on and enjoy a "world" where the fantastic is fact and magic really works!"

-E. Gary Gygax, 1 November 1973