Libya Elects Engineer To Acting Prime Minister Post
According to this article from The Economist the most common background for politicians word wide is Law (surprise!) and then comes (in order) Business, Diplomacy, Military, Journalism, Economics, Medicine, Academia, and Engineering.
Almost 20% of the politicians had a Law background while about 7% had an Engineering background.
Are Consoles Holding Back PC Gaming?
No. Piracy is holding back PC gaming. PC sales are ridiculous low for most single-player, non-casual, PC games. Game publishers are doing the natural thing; focusing on consoles where the problem of piracy is much, much smaller.
IMHO the industry should be commended that it, unlike some other industries, fight piracy by changing it's way of doing business instead of choosing the path of litigation and legislation.
Librarians Express Concern Over Google Books
Google already has a opt-out solution for all you privacy-doubters.
Google Mistook Jackson Searches For Net Attack
Don't know about searching, but 9/11 caused several of the worlds largest news sites to be inaccessible for over an hour.
Google Earth Uncovers Secret UK Nuke Base
The actual article:
Darling Brothers, UK Indie Game Devs, Upgraded to CBE
It's actually the Honours Committees that puts together the list of people to be honored and they are guided by guidelines set up by the Prime Minister.