Mini-Colosseum found at Roman palace

Private games were held, probably for emperors, at a personal Colosseum found inside a "gigantic imperial palace" near the present-day Fiumicino airport, which serves Rome. The London Times has pictures. Accounts say it's lavishly built with luxury materials and seats 2,000. Clearly, the forerunner of the modern home theater. Who needs plasma when you can... Continue Reading →

Facebook tracks national happiness

Pretty interesting. Facebook announced today that it tracks the aggregate mood of the country, based on the negative or positive words that millions of Facebookers use in their updates. The blog where I first read of it, ReadWriteWeb, does some interesting probing into possible ramifications of this and of the data that Facebook is NOT... Continue Reading →

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