Just some random things that I thought were quite cool. First, (via the IgNobel Awards) is the idea of the US outsourcing prayers to India. Frankly, I have no idea what that's about, but it seemed quite cool. Also from the IgNobel Awards is the story of an Australian who patented the wheel (this story is a few years old, but I don't remember it from the time). Next is the good news that Sony Japan is to stop using copy-protected CDs, which can only be good for consumers. I just hope that other parts of the company (and others) follow suit soon. Finally, a postive story about patenting: Microsoft's patent on the FAT filesystem has been overturned.