Stories from 17 May 2007
Singapore based design consultant Brian Ling tries to figure out why there is so much copying of products and designs in China.
Upon the Obscene Articles Tribunal issued the ruling on Chinese University publication “CU Student Press” as second class “indecent” material, local netizen launched a campaign to the Television and Entertainments Licensing Authority (Tela) to complain on the indecency of Bible. Uptill now, there are more than 1,000 complaints being sent.
Marie Mockett from Japundit gives an update on the dispute over violating the privacy of Mineko Iwaaki in “Memoirs of a Geisha.”
A call to Nigerian bloggers to be part of a book called, Naija Bloggers Vol. 1: “This is a call to all Nigerian bloggers worldwide to become a part of An anthology of the greatest works of Nigerian Bloggers-A book called Naija bloggers Vol 1. Nigerian Bloggers around the globe...
Timbuktu Chronicles writes about Africa@home: “…AFRICA@home is a website for volunteer computing projects which allow your computer to contribute to African humanitarian causes…The first application being developed for AFRICA@home is called MalariaControl.net. This application models the way malaria spreads in Africa and the potential impact that new anti-malarial drugs may...
Christian Espinoza of Cobertura Digital [ES] links to a study that found that Ecuador ranks the highest in costs per kbps, and it is almost three times as much as Peru.
Martin Varsavsky [ES] writes a thorough overview of the national elections to take place in October of 2007. Among the topics he discusses is the role of Nestor Kirchner and his wife, as the probably presidnetial candidate.
Ever wanted to travel overland in Argentina? Chances are you would depart from Buenos Aires’ Retiro station. The approximately 200 different bus companies can be a bit overwhelming. Argentina's Travel Guide provides instructions on how to maneuver through the busy station.
Every once in awhile, driving along the roads of Panama one sees the strangest sights. CaDs [ES] happened to have a camera handy and captured the image of a man sleeping in a hammock on the back of a moving truck.
Joshua Foust says that transplanting drug interdiction strategies from Colombia into Afghanistan is a recipe for failure.
KyrgyzReport reports on the Kyrgyz government's attempts to make more money from gold mining, but says that the lack of transparency in licensing decisions reduces potential income.
KZBlog reports on a long list of proposed amendments to Kazakhstan's constitution.
Afghanistanica wonders who is behind a string of assassinations of former Hizb-i Islami commanders in northern Afghanistan.
Registan.net covers the angry response from Uzbekistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs over the EU's decision to extend sanctions against Uzbekistan.
Moe Moe wonders why her cousin asked her to send him a remote control car for his birthday because of the Government decision on banning such toys. “Strange thing to ban toys, really, to stop terrorists from bombing more things in the country. I mean, everyone knows the government itself...
Blogger Phoe Htaung is organizing the financial support for Mg Aung Myin who came from a poor family and having a financial difficulties studying Medical Science. He is currently a third year Medical student and needs about ~ US$ 50 per month for another 2.5 years to finish his study....