Speak softly

Gizmodo — Researchers at Pohang University of Science and Technology in Kyungbuk, South Korea have gone and invented something actually useful: a microphone sensitive enough to pick up whispers and smart enough to still filter out background noise. Sooner these start showing up in cellphones the better, we're tired of people screaming into their handsets in public...

12:49pm | Read the rest at Gizmodo

LAUNCH: sra.org

Signal vs. Noise — Today we're pleased to announce the launch of the redesigned sra.org (the site for the Society of Risk Analysis). You can check out the old site at the Wayback Machine. Many thanks to Jim for asking us to work on this project...

Today | Read the rest at Signal vs. Noise

The Non-Expert: Defenestrate Your Résumé!

The Morning News — Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. This week he explains how to impress any HR department with a top-notch résumé.

7:51am | Read the rest at The Morning News

Crossing the Threshold

A Whole Lotta Nothing — A few days ago, Cameron Marlow (creator of Blogdex) compiled a great list of people who publish what he called "low threshold links". Usually displayed on a sidebar alongside lengthier weblog posts, low threshold links are a way of including the classic filter-style weblog links while still being able to publish longer, more self-contained posts. The increasing number of such lists is an interesting indicator of the maturity of the weblog format itself...

20 Aug 2003 | Read the rest at A Whole Lotta Nothing

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