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Links for Wednesday, August 1, 2007

  • Mitch Wagner: Terrorism In Second Life? Give Me A Break – “There is a kernel of truth underneath the mountain of stupid. Second Life is an environment that can be used effectively for group training exercises and communication. Like any tool, it’s morally neutral. You can train in emergency services and rescue, or you can train in terrorism.
  • Bug Blogger: Greetings from Bug Labs – “So what is BUG exactly? It’s Legos meets Web services & APIs. Imagine being able to build any gadget you wanted by simply connecting simple, functional components together. Now imagine being able to easily program, share and connect these gadgets in interesting ways. In essence, we’re building an open source-based platform for programmers to build not only the applications they want but the hardware to run it on.
  • NASA Visible Earth: The Blue Marble – “Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet.” – Via Bad Astronomy Blog.
  • Fedora Project: GPL Compatibility Matrix – “OK. Hold on tight. Think of this as a horrible legal version of “Does it Blend?”.