November 23, 2004

Political Compass

According to Political Compass I'm a little to the left, and very liberal. With the closest person to me being The Dalai Lama, not a bad place to be. Economic score Left/Right: -0.75
Social score Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.36

A second quiz of this type puts me as Libertarian, but very close to Left Liberal. Your PERSONAL issues Score is 100%.
Your ECONOMIC issues Score is 60%.

November 01, 2004

The Mystery of the Coca Plant That Wouldn't Die

A wired magazine articel about herbisde resistant Coca fromWired very well written, and only marginally abused by wired's dual tendencies of "it must be upbeat" and "it must include the digital tech currently getting hyped". The coca isn't being genetically modified, but is simply the result of selective breeding and evolution, in an enviroment that has a very strong reward for herbiside resistance, in all the meanings of the word.