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Thursday, August 07, 2003

What is a dirty bomb?
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has put together a fact sheet on dirty bombs so that the public may understand what they are, the risks involved if exposed, and what to do in the event of an explosion:
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/dirty-bombs.html

City of San Diego libraries will filter all Internet access
The San Diego City Council voted unanimously to filter all Internet access in accordance with the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Read more in the Union-Tribune article:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20030805-0345-library.html

Harry Potter book burning
Another Harry Potter book burning has taken place. This time it was done by the congregation of the Jesus Non-denominational Church in Greenville, SC. Read more in the channel WZZM 13 online report:
http://www.wzzm13.com/newsdefaultmail.asp?cmd=view&articleid=8002

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

Google adds synonym searches
Google has introduced synonym searching as part of its advanced search features. If you are looking for a word and all words like it, just add the "~" character before the word you are wanting to search. Example: ~help (Google should then search for words such as "assistance", "guidance", and "aid" in addition to "help"). For more information on advanced Google searches, see Google's help page:
http://www.google.com/help/refinesearch.html