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February 16th, 2004 - Open Knowledge

Feb. 16th, 2004

07:06 pm - Washable Menstrual Pads

Make your own washable menstrual pads.

07:26 pm - Littleton Shotmaker

When the postapocalyptic zombies are closing in, and ammo's running low, you'll be glad you purchased the Littleton Shotmaker.

07:38 pm - "Home Depot" Ultralight plane plans

Home Depot ultralight

07:38 pm - Wooden Ferrari

Courtesy of patrissimo, artist Sam Barcroft drives his Ferrari F50 through the streets of Venice, Italy:

07:49 pm - Dynamic Geography

A big reason why markets work better than governments is because customers can generally take their business elsewhere at a relatively low cost. Conversely it's quite costly to switch to a different provider of government services--frequently, you must be willing to give up contact with friends/family/business associates, sell your home/land, learn a new language/culture, etc. Therefore, people will tolerate truly abysmal government service before they become incensed enough to do something about it.

However, what if you could take your house/land/family with you? I highly recommend patrissimo's article Dynamic Geography, which explores the political implications of relatively near-term seasteading technology.

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