April 5, 2007

Random Links - 4

1) Craig's List ad causes woman's home to be destroyed. We have all heard about the numerous Craig's List scams and pranks, but this one takes things to a new low. Vandals ripped apart Laurie Ray's house after an ad posted on Craig's List invited people to take anything, and everything, they wanted. From the light fixtures to the hot water heater, everything is gone - including the kitchen sink. - via Mefi

2) Article II, Section 2, paragraph 2 of the United States Constitution states:

The President shall...nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors..
So what should a President do when those nasty little Senate people prevent him from appointing a political crony to an ambassador post?

What he usually does. Withdraw the nomination, wait a week until Senate is in recess, then appoint him anyway.

- via Linkfilter

3) Create, annotate and share personalized maps with My Maps, a new addition to Google Maps (click the thumbnail for a full view).

To get started, just head to the site and click the My Maps tab. Create a new map, choose whether to make it public or private (the former makes it available in searches), then start marking it up.

- via Lifehacker.com


4) A few kinda-related and interesting articles

a) Are humans hard-wired for faith?

b) Also, Dawkins and others debate: Are we better off without religion

c) Is power corrupting?

d) Seems most of us can be made into Mr. Hyde monsters without Dr. Jekyll’s chemical elixir. Just get the psychology right...

e) The science of lasting happiness: A year after their moment of luck, lottery winners are no happier than people who didn’t win. It’s hedonic adaptation”..


5) Leave you with two blogs that you may or may not be familiar with: A Directory of Wonderful Things (Boing Boing) some Random Good Stuff from around the world wide wild web.

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