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NORAD's Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport It all started in 1955 with a misprint in a Colorado newspaper and a call to Col. Harry Shoup's secret military hotline. Shoup played along with the tiny voice who called, and a tradition was born.
NPR.org | 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Kids should code: why 'computational thinking' needs to be taught in schools | Jim Chalmers and Tim Watts Unchecked, automation will destroy many skilled jobs and push people into insecure, unskilled work. The winners will be those who learn how to code On Wednesday lunchtimes at Altona Primary, its not just the basketball court or the cricket pitch which is
The Guardian | 4 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Theres nothing egalitarian about deep cuts to foreign aid | Brian Doolan At a time when the world is giving more to aid, Australia has cut its aid budget by a quarter. What does this say about the kind of country we want to be? The late Professor Fred Hollows said it was obscene to let people go blind when they didnt have to.
The Guardian | 5 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Serial could never happen in Australia. Our courts wouldn't allow it | Paul Farrell The globally popular Serial podcast asks serious questions about the way justice in done in the US. A similar project would never get off the ground in AustraliaSerial is over. The most popular podcast of all time has provoked much debate, consumed many c
The Guardian | 5 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Best Of The Dish Today by Chris Bodenner We missed a BOTDT last night because of a Dish holiday reunion with current and former staffers at Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor, near where we hold staff meetings. Before the drunken revelry, we snapped a rare photo of the whole staff tog
Andrew Sullivan | 7 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Growth is slow, unemployment is rising, house prices are up. Here's what not to do | Tim Lyons Social democrats usually look to Sweden for inspiration, but after a disastrous policy experiment under similar circumstances to Australia, lets be waryAustralias unemployment rate is the highest its been in twelve years, and the government forecasts it w
The Guardian | 7 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Simpsons, Eternal by Dish Staff Marking the show’s 25th birthday yesterday, Todd VanDerWerff pens an appreciation: Yes, the show repeats itself a fair amount, but it would be hard for it not to. And, yes, the show has sort of lost a point-of-view character, as its wr
Andrew Sullivan | 7 hours, 54 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Listening For The Voice Of God by Dish Staff In an interview about his new book, A Mess of Help: From the Crucified Soul of Rock’n’Roll, David Zahl notices that many of the artists he profiles who range from ABBA to Morrissey to Axl Rose “point to some sense of streng
Andrew Sullivan | 8 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Perus climate talks conclude without a big accord in reach EVER SINCE negotiators failed to agree on a climate accord in Copenhagen five years ago, diplomats have been trying for a big, international do-over. Talks in Lima, Peru, this month put this effort on track to conclude an agreement in Paris next year. The
Washington Post | 8 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Unsatisfying end to 'Serial' addiction Toward the end of the immensely addicting podcast Serial, I started to get nervous. Ive been down this road before. I never got over the disappointment that Twin Peaks left...
New York Post | 8 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend