Friday, November 26

Blog Round-up

USS Clueless has shut down but the archives are amazingly well crafted, intelligent, lucid and timely.

Meskel Square "is the chaotic 16-lane junction and former parade ground where all roads meet in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa" and it has a new blog named after it.

The Head Heeb talks about the new ability for cell phones to text message in Ethiopic script. IRIN too.

Gene Expression's Different altitudes, different strokes has a brief on a Nature article about research which explores the various adaptations to high altitude living that alpine peoples have made, in this case, those of the Andes, Ethiopian Highlands and Tibet. Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends about How new technologies are modifying our way of life wonders if cars will become our chauffeurs. Future Pundit says that Minds Better Remember Initial Responses To Situations.

Baldilocks on the bad behavior of Spanish football fans. Barcepundit agrees.

Andrew Sullivan on the silence of the Shia and the dilemma of the Sunnis.

Belmont Club on tunnel warfare. Belgravia Dispatch on how "identification of friend and foe can prove a rapid-fire judgement" in Iraq. Little Green Footballs on reaction to the recent Fallujah shooting. Big Pharaoh on the irresponsible media and that shooting. Recent archives of the Adventures of Chester has some good military analysis of the Fallujah battle.

Chrenkoff on How Poland came to say "Non" to France and hitch up with America . His Good News from Iraq and Good News from Afghanistan series remain as great as ever. Iraq the Model agrees that there is good news in Iraq.

There is too much at Instapundit to link to any one thing - it is all good.

Just one post is also hard to choose from Booker Rising who has an Ayaan Hirsi Ali Roundup. Zacht Ei is a Dutch blog focussing on the Van Gogh killing.

Foreign Dispatches who asks 'Is this News?' on the discovery that evolution designed us as pursuit predators also presents the same problem of picking just one post to note. We certainly disagree with La Shawn Barber on the same subject but it is also certainly worth it to appreciate her point of view.

My Flight Blog on the Brown Condor organization, named after John C. Robinson, which promotes aviation in the African-American community.

Marmot's Hole on what a nuclear blast would do to Seoul.

Mostly Africa (welcome back by the way) takes a look at Islam South of the Sahara.

No Pasaran! on France in the Axis of Eiffel. The Washington Post on France's quiet but very harsh treatment of Guantanamo transfers. Israellycool also sees hyprocrisy in the Ivory Coast.

Jewels in the Jungle on the chai lady of Khartoum.

Babalu blog is an island on the net without a bearded dictator.

Ambra Nykol on College Curriculum Gone Wild lets us know what she thinks about the Li'l Kim course.

CaribPundit ponders what the he** is going on in North Korea.

Fabian's Hammer tells of the spectre of unhappy, organised masses that haunts the Communist Party of China.

Kenyan Pundit is to be part of a conference on global blogging.

Rambling's Journal on double standards and Dr. Rice.

AdamSmithee a blog about economic development on Tony Blair's Commission for Africa.

... and some non-blogs ...

Addis Fortune and Capital are welcome 'capitalist tools' on the Ethiopian scene (Forbes used to call itself a capitalist tool).

The Ethiopian Art Heritage Project

George Eastman House Still Photograph Archive

Bharat Rakshak from India may be one of the best and most comprehensive military sites ever.

Jeff Russel's Starship Dimensions is intended to allow science fiction fans to get an impression of the true scale of their favorite science fiction spacecraft by being able to campare ships accross genres, as well as being able to compare them with contemporary objects with which they are probably familiar.

Federation of American Scientists has fascinating details on many world security and intelligence agencies.

National Public Radio's 100 Best Characters in Fiction Since 1900.

National Review's 100 best non-fiction books of the century.

A Global Positioning System Primer

Some Tintin sites - here, here, here, here and many more here.

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