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Windows 7
As of today, Amazon is selling offering pre-orders of Windows 7. If you’re using a Windows PC, this is said to be a must-upgrade. If you order through Amazon, they’ll make sure it’s delivered on the software’s release date.


Hitler’s Stealth Fighter
An article at National Geographic looks at a stealth fighter that was under development during World War II but which never went into production.


Piper on TV and Movies
John Piper explains why he does not have a television and why he only rarely goes to movies. He also explains what boundaries he sets in terms of content. (HT:Everyone else in the Christian blogosphere).


The Descent into Credit Card Debt
Mint.com shows how you can so easily slip into serious credit card debt.


The Cap and Tax Fiction
“Despite House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman’s many payoffs to Members, rural and Blue Dog Democrats remain wary of voting for a bill that will impose crushing costs on their home-district businesses and consumers. The leadership’s solution to this problem is to simply claim the bill defies the laws of economics.”


Driving While Texting
Car and Driver Magazine tested how long it takes to hit the brakes “when sober, when legally drunk at .08, when reading and e-mail, and when sending a text.” Here are the results: Unimpaired: .54 seconds to brake; Legally drunk: add 4 feet; Reading e-mail: add 36 feet; Sending a text: add 70 feet.”


Deal of the Day: In the Hands of God
In the Hands of God, the new album from Newsboys, is on sale at Amazon for a limited time at just $3.99.


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