The Scholar Ship
, an international floating university stewarded by top universities in Morocco
, the United Kingdom
, and Ghana
, have temporarily suspended all voyages
due to lack of funds - mainly caused by the withdrawal of main sponsor and initiator Royal Caribbean International
. The program ran two voyages in 2007
before shutdown. Alumni and prospective students on Facebook
are busily sourcing options to revive the organization, while Semester at Sea is offering spaces
to students who were accepted for the now-cancelled voyages. [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Jun 14, 2008 -
The International Dance Party
is a complete plug 'n' play party in a box (video
). "The machine comes as a large, non-suspicious looking flightcase. Internally, it is equipped with cutting edge radar sensing technology, an ear blasting state of the art 600W sound system, tons of psychedelic light and laser effects, and even a professional grade fog machine." [via
posted by pithy comment
on Mar 25, 2008 -
Wanna get nuked? the Active Denial System
[just say no?] was launched yesterday - its a microwave ray gun that makes people feel like they're going to catch fire. Wasn't there a ray gun at a certain point in a book we trashed
a while earlier?
posted by infini
on Jan 25, 2007 -
Call a number in Iowa, give them the international number you want to call, talk for free - well, at American long-distance rates anyway. No headphones required.
posted by trinarian
on Oct 20, 2006 -
The Trade Surplus and the Olive Tree
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has seen its loan portfolio drop 73 per cent since 2003. Nobody seems to be defaulting on their loans lately, and there hasn't been a big bailout
The IMF's summit this week in Singapore will look at this issue and how to better the world balance of trade
betweed the developing world and the industrial economies of the west. But is there really a place
(warning: PDF) for the IMF in the trade agreements between China
and the US
posted by parmanparman
on Sep 15, 2006 -
is a nifty little place where you can scope out music from all over. The archive
profiles all sorts of artists and provides free full-length samples to help you decide how to get your groove on.
posted by tentacle
on Apr 5, 2006 -
What if there were
an established international legal precedent for addressing the terrorism problem? Maybe there is. And maybe it involves a plank. Or an eyepatch. Or, like, a hook instead of a hand. [via aldaily]
posted by willpie
on Aug 19, 2005 -
US elections: the world-wide vote.
"In November 2004, U.S. citizens will elect their new President. The outcome of these elections directly influences the lives of citizens around the world.
seeks to apply new technologies to provide citizens around the world with a voice in matters that affects us all.
Ensure that your voice is heard by registering electronically and add momentum to a worldwide drive to establish global democracy."
Noble sentiments, but isn't this an admission of submission to the empire? A surrender of sovereignty? A call for a new Caracalla's edict
? Is this a good idea both for the US and the "rest of the world"?
posted by talos
on Jan 30, 2004 -
An attempt by developing countries to put management of the Internet under United Nations
auspices is likely to be shelved at next month's world information summit in Geneva - but the issue is now firmly on the international agenda.
posted by Mick
on Nov 10, 2003 -
An extensive customizable list of (almost) all public radio stations that offer streaming audio and what they have playing now and in the future.
posted by Mick
on Oct 28, 2003 -
The Elliot Avedon Museum and Archive of Games. Board games
from a thirteenth-century 'Book of Games', Inuit games
, card games
, row games
, ethnographical papers on games
A different kind of game at Streetplay
, and street games worldwide.
posted by plep
on Jul 16, 2003 -
Here's a news story which has received precisely no attention over the last few days. We should all be joyful that international justice, still in its infancy, helped along by this man
amongst others, has led Milosevic to trial.
posted by Pretty_Generic
on Apr 3, 2003 -
Despite American efforts, world criminal court is born
With China, Russia, and the United States refusing to go along with this international court, just how effective can it become? And will the refusal of these major nations to join in add the what now appears the disintegration of global attempts at moderating international affairs?
posted by Postroad
on Mar 11, 2003 -
Poetry International Web
opens today. "Hundreds of poems by acclaimed modern poets from all around the world, both in the original language and in English translation."
posted by igor.boog
on Nov 6, 2002 -
Food summit 'waste of time'
and a shame for many first world countries. Berlusconi and Spain’s prime minister Aznar were the only leaders of wealthy countries present during the summit. And Silvio Berlusconi made the summit end two hours early in order to watch his country's crucial World Cup game with México. I wish the War Against Hunger woukd receive the same attention than the War Against Terror…
posted by samelborp
on Jun 13, 2002 -
As usual, when it's the U.S. turn, they play by different rules
How come Russian and Scandinavian hackers can be charged under U.S. law for activities done in their home countries, yet when an American company gets a very reasonable request (IP tracking that it is done for web banners anyway) from a judge overseas, the U.S. grabs the free speech / local law argument.
posted by magullo
on Nov 8, 2001 -