From the article: WSJ mangles history to argue government didn’t launch the Internet
The Wall Street Journal has earned a reputation for producing in-depth and meticulously fact-checked news coverage. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always apply that same high standard of quality to their editorial page.
Randall Munroe (the creator of XKCD) has created a “what-if” blog which is bound to become a delightful waste of time. One of the first questions he asks is “What if we could harness the force to generate energy?”
After doing some calculations comparing Yoda, the Emperor and Luke Skywalker’s force abilities he concludes:
At current electricity prices, Yoda would be worth about $2/hour…
So Yoda sounds like our best bet as an energy source.
After the massive database crash a couple of weeks ago I decided to give Mind of Dan a proper upgrade. Really these were things that I should have done a long time ago (such as implementing proper permalinks instead of the ugly /?p=1063 type links I used to have).
I screwed up.
A few days ago Mind of Dan had a database crash. A bunch of posts were lost and I had to rebuild the site from scratch. This meant restoring the recoverable archives by hand (a tedious job that is now mostly done).