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Friday, December 17, 2010

  So what else happened during the info-skirmish?

Was a week long wonder, or something else?
The week of wikileaks saw “revealed wrongdoing, war crimes, corruption, hypocrisy, greed, espionage, double-dealing and the cynical exercise of power on a wondrous scale.”. And that was just the cables!

While the weapons of mass distraction were deployed: the US passed a hotly contested budget deal, which reinstated a less regressive estate tax. I wonder if anyone managed to actually read the bill in its final form?

Also, the Federal Reserve data dump took back seat to all the other news. What else did we miss, I wonder?

The climate talks concluded in Cancun, google released Culturnomics.

The launch of the space shuttle was pushed back 2 months.

The falcon 9 made orbit, and it's capsule, Dragon, landed, successfully, after two orbits. The coolest thing about that was Marty Anderson's *overnight* repair of a cracked nozzle skirt.

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