Seriously, can no one on Slashdot google anymore?
2006 Arthur Brooks analyzed 10 datasets "such as the Panel Survey of Income Dynamics (University of Michigan Survey Research Center), the SOcial Capital Community Benchmark Survey (collaborative of American universities with Roper Center for Public Opinion Research), America Gives (Center on Philanthropy of Indiana University) and 7 others"
His 4 main conclusions are in the PDF above.
Interestingly, ESR has gotten in on the discussion and is a little more damning in his condemnation of the entire Climategate ordeal
There is only one way to cut through all of the conflicting claims and agendas about the CRU's research: open-source it all. Publish the primary data sets, publish the programs used to interpret them and create graphs like the well-known global-temperature "hockey stick", publish everything. Let the code and the data speak for itself; let the facts trump speculation and interpretation.
We know, from experience with software, that secrecy is the enemy of quality -- that software bugs, like cockroaches, shun light and flourish in darkness. So, too. with mistakes in the interpretation of scientific data; neither deliberate fraud nor inadvertent error can long survive the skeptical scrutiny of millions. The same remedy we have found in the open-source community applies - unsurprisingly, since we learned it from science in the first place. Abolish the secrecy, let in the sunlight.
World population is continually increasing, China and India are rapidly industrializing so demand for oil is going up and up, but the flow rate isn't. This is why we had $147/barrel oil a few years ago, not speculators. It's all supply and demand, but in this case the supply is limited.
If it is simply supply and demand, why are we now down to ~$50/barrel and yet demand hasn't decreased and supply hasn't increased? The price of oil is hardly an indicator of what you are suggesting.
I would love to see a really good RPG made again. Not the click-n-twitch Diablo "RPG" or the faux-RPG of Fable II, but a dyed in the wool real RPG. Ultima or even Baldur's Gate. Something that you could get immersed in for hundreds of hours like the originals. True sandbox-style game where you are able to roam the landscape unfettered.
Since when is Gitmo closed? Post-election and post-promises, President Obama has decided that the "hair on fire" issues at Gitmo aren't that bad and has decided to leave it open....exactly what President Bush and Senator McCain were both arguing for. Interesting that Obama supporters aren't up in arms over this, since they were the ones who gnashed their teeth that it was a human rights fiasco down there.
Won't dental work be difficult with a snorkle attachment in the child's mouth?
How exactly does that work?
SoapBox Server from Coversant is probably your best bet. It's a stable platform, source is available.