A Look At Google's Email Spam Prevention
One amusingly annoying anecdote about this:
Emails sent to me by ticking the 'Send me a copy of this email' box when sharing Google Reader articles were put in my spam folder.
For Airplane Safety, Trying To Keep Birds From Planes
Lasers make everything better!
Norway Trying Out Laptops For High School Exams
There was another group in the news recently who were also replacing paper with computers.
Researchers Demo BIOS Attack That Survives Disk Wipes
For a good example see this article: "Reflections on Trusting Trust"
Italian Red Lights Rigged With Short Yellow Light
But I have seen some other areas do a thing which I thought was odd at first, but makes sense. That is they have a one to two second 4 way red between swapping the roads that are given the green.
This is standard practice here in Sydney (Oz). There is an all red that is usually long enough to clear the intersection of any cars that run the orange before the next green is given.
This seems to be the most sensible way of doing things.
Apple Awarded Patent For iPhone Interface
Your argument definately has merit: I use these gestures with a tablet laptop. This probably at least similar to the single finger section of the patent.
 The Opera Browser introduced integrated mouse gestures in version 5.10 back in April 2001, though I didn't get a tablet until '03.
MTV Launches Music Video Site
I hear the marked difference in the audio quality between the two also, so it is not just you.
Of course it may not be MTV after all: as nocsript shows:
"franchise=FakeFranchise" ... really?