Kurt’s Sunday Picks – 08/22/10
By FIONA MACRAE
Last updated at 9:30 AM on 18th August 2010
They may pull their sister’s pigtails and tease her mercilessly about her spots. But a girl’s brothers also have a crucial effect on the woman she becomes.
Brothers – older and younger – keep sisters on the straight and narrow by stopping them from growing up too quickly, research shows.
August 22, 2010
Let Me Translate: We Don’t Believe Him – or You.
By C. Edmund Wright
Memo to the ruling class media: We are not ignorant or stupid. We’ve not forgotten Jeremiah Wright. It’s not that we don’t “know” what faith Obama subscribes to — it’s more that we don’t believe him. Or you. Sorry. Not buying.
Your fears confirmed: “up to” broadband speeds are bogus
By Nate Anderson | Last updated 4 days ago
Broadband providers in the US have long hawked their wares in “up to” terms. You know—”up to” 10Mbps, where “up to” sits like a tiny pebble beside the huge font size of the raw number.
In reality, no one gets these speeds.