Remaindered Links for 16 Nov 2007

Climate Skepticism: Top 10 | Top ten skeptical statements about climate change and the factual counter argument for each.

Flickr Backup | A java tool that will download your photos for personal backup or restoration.

David Letterman to pay his entire staff’s salaries during strike | While most shows are laying off staff until the writer’s strike is resolved, David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants corporation will keep everyone on the payroll through at least the end of the year. Nice to see it’s not all about money.

Well Done: A food company annual report that has to be cooked first | One of the more inventive things I’ve seen out of the designer world in recent years. I remember seeing things in this vein and being excited about design when I was younger. It seems that appropriate and interesting design is difficult to come by recently, and it’s design for the sake of design.

Tattoo parlor run by cops busts gangs | The Augusta, Georgia police department, in concert with federal authorities, spent a year building credibility and was able to arrest sixty-eight people involved in various crimes ranging from weapons trafficking to drug charges, confiscating more than 300 firearms in the process.

Eight things to do before you quit your day job | Things to do before going from punching the clock to the exciting lifestyle of internet entrepreneur.

  1. Amna says:

    I see a bit of exageration in the Borders bapnruktcy impacts analysis.First, because Borders isn't going away (just yet); they are merely cutting off their worst-performing stores. Which is to say the ones they think they can do without. Bad for the employees of the specific stores but if their sales volume were so significant to their markets they wouldn't have to close up shop.Second, with 75% of Borders stores overlapping B&N sites *and* both chains struggling to break even 11 months of the year it is pretty clear there currently is overcapacity in the US B&M book retailing space. This is not an unusual situation for many a business to find itself in, especially in tough times. Usually it is the weaker players that have to close up shop first when there's overcapacity.Third, the reason for the overcapacity is that customers are getting their midlist and indie books from sources other than the superstore chains. So again, it is overstating the impact to attribute harm to those authors from the closure of underperforming rerailers at a time the market for their product is still growing. After all, all publishher reports for 2010 stress that the mainstreaming of ebooks is still *not* impacting the growth of print book sales in either unit or dollar value.The cold hard truth is that Borders finds itself in their current predicament precisely because their stores do not matter enough in the marketplace and they don't matter because the products and services they offer as a competitive advantage don't matter to the market of 2010 as they did in the market of 1980.Enough with the handwringing already people.Don't exhaustt your tears just yet when there are bigger disasters coming.

  2. Ruben says:

    Alberta Infrastructure seems determined to dmoleish the old wing as soon as the new building is finished, stating that if a building costs more than 75% of new cost to renovate, they opt for new construction. We don't see how our request fits into this statement. We aren't asking for it to be a permanent structure upgraded to today's standards. All we ask is that it remain in place if all patients cannot be accommodated in the new building, including those on the wait list. Inadequate and obsolete as it is, the existing old wing is better than nothing. If there is an obvious need for more space, it would serve as emergency bed space until more new space can be built. If there were plans in place to replace the lost beds from the old wing immediately after demolition, it might be acceptable but that is not the case. Why?

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