This is just sickening: “The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee rejected a proposal to investigate the Bush administration’s program of conducting electronic eavesdropping without warrants, while agreeing to create new congressional panels to increase oversight.. (See the full article in Bloomberg.) In other words, “We, the Republican congress, have decided not to investigate the President’s violations… Read more Congress Says “No” to Investigating Illegal Bush Wiretaps
Rather interesting developments in the whole “Who screwed up Katrina” situation: From the AP: In dramatic and sometimes agonizing terms, federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could [UPDATE]breach top levees, put lives at risk in New Orleans’ Superdome and overwhelm rescuers, according to… Read more Video Undermines Bush Assertions About Katrina
I got this from “Eagle Eye” Quantum Skyline: News of this phishing scam became public today. To be honest, this one would have got me. The reason why this phishing scam is so good is that it uses a completely valid certificate for SSL based (read: encrypted) communication with your browser. Most users are educated… Read more New Phishing Scam to Watch Out For
For those of you interested in cryonic suspension and life-extending technologies, here’s an interesting read from the Sydney Morning Herrald: “US doctors have developed a method of inducing hypothermia to shut down the body’s functions for up to three hours. In tests, they reduced the body temperature of injured pigs from 37C to 10C before… Read more US Doctors Use Cryonic Suspension to Save Lives
Sorry about the silence folks. No excuse other than more important things are getting in the way. I’ll be back soon, if not full force, at least enough to report on the holidays, (Christmas, Channukah, New Year) and thoughts thereof. By the way, if you’re in Fort Lauderdale, or plan to be here during Christmas,… Read more What’s the Sound of No Gnorb Blogging? (And Christmas Services at Calvary Chapel, Fort Lauderdale)
Slashdot is currently featuring a story by OSTG‘s Editor-in-Chief (and my former boss) Robin ‘roblimo’ Miller titled A Recipe for Newspaper Survival in the Internet Age in which he answers the question “How do we [the newspapers] adapt to the Internet?” You’d think, with all the smart people working for newspapers, that by now most… Read more A Catalyst to the Evolution of Newspapers
President Bush was at a news conference today and was asked the following question: Q: Hi, Mr. President. Thank you. Did Karl Rove tell you the truth about his role in the CIA leak case? And do you owe the American people an apology for your administration’s assertations that Karl Rove and Scooter Libby weren’t… Read more Q: What about Rove and Libby? A: What about Terrorists, Hurricanes, the Supreme Court…
NOTE: This post may contain racy material. I’m not usually this uncouth. This is also a total rant which will at least be a bit funny, and at most kill part of your brain in the most horrible manner possible. You’ve been warned. Last edited 20 October 2005. — Here we go again. Another hurricane,… Read more Does God Hate Florida or Something?
Ok, which of the following statements is false? A) America sees scenes otherwise only known in African capitals. The forces of order are absent. Anarchy and chaos reign. Supermarkets are plundered, helicopters shot at. B) Moscow offers to send rescue teams and other aid to the US. C) Canada sends police to help protect US… Read more Stuff Like This Used to be Funny
Ok, I admit it: I’m a news junkie. (Given my journalism background, is that really any surprise?) I’ve been following the news updates from the Gulf coast pretty closely, especially those coming “out of” (for a lack of a better term) New Orleans. With everything that’s going on there, the news makes for some frighteningly… Read more Is New Orleans Worth Saving?