Sunday, February 29, 2004

Music Article | Reuters.com

Music Article | Reuters.com: "NEW YORK (Billboard) - Is $249 a mass-market price tag for a portable music player?
That's the debate raging in consumer electronics circles after Apple Computer debuted its latest version of the iPod, which hit stores Feb. 20.

Apple is rolling out the Mini, a smaller, more economical version of the standard iPod, with the aim of staying one step ahead of rival device makers.

But some observers are concerned that Apple's asking price for the Mini -- which weighs 3.6 ounces and holds 1,000 songs -- freezes out many casual music fans who otherwise would be interested in buying the device.

'I'm disappointed with the price point,' says a major-label technology executive who had hoped that pre-announcement rumors of a $100 retail price would prove to be true. "

Trying to find that price point...giving it a shot, that's for sure.

02.28.04 Simulator provides thrills of NASCAR driving

02.28.04 Simulator provides thrills of NASCAR driving: "At Steve Katz� Grand Junction automotive shop, envision yourself as Jeff Gordon or Dale Earnhardt Jr. racing Daytona at 200 mph, banking the curves, speeding up on the straightaways.

Not quite adept at driving 200 mph, you bounce off the wall. You crash the car, leaving skid marks on the track and puffs of smoke in the air.

The crowd goes crazy. A deafening roar rises from the stands as other drivers burn by with earsplitting thunder.

No problem.

Katz has the computer on the �No Damage,� setting, so you gently touch the gas pedal and tear off again down the asphalt."

Gaming goodness. I've been to Grand Junction. This could be a big tourist draw, during the indoor month.

kare11.com : Minneapolis, St. Paul

kare11.com : Minneapolis, St. Paul: "Gabby Gingras has a disease so rare she's the only person her parents and doctors can find in the U.S. suffering from it. Like any other three-year-old, Gabby takes her share of slips and falls. Her reaction to each is predictable � at least for her family.

For no matter how hard Gabby hits the ground, she will not shed a single tear. Hard as it is to fathom Gabby Gingras feels no pain. There is no cure, nor will she outgrow it.

'She fell down the stairs the other day in the garage,' her dad says. 'She just picked herself up and started climbing up the stairs again like nothing had happened.'

'She never cried,' her mother adds.

Gabby was born with a genetic defect called 'Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type-5. It is so rare her doctors don't know of another person with it in this country. Research done for her parents turned up a dozen known cases in the world. "

Might I be the first to request a DNA sample? Is asking for stem cells a bit too forward?

Probably. Anyone got an opinion?

Divide and Bicker (washingtonpost.com)

Divide and Bicker (washingtonpost.com): "The feuding and backbiting that plagued the Howard Dean campaign had turned utterly poisonous. Behind the facade of a successful political operation, senior officials plotted against each other, complained about the candidate and developed one searing doubt.

Dean, they concluded, did not really want to be president. "

Kinda makes sense, given his actions. I guess I'll have to read the book when it comes out.

Saturday, February 28, 2004

In Trial Work, Edwards Left a Trademark

In Trial Work, Edwards Left a Trademark: "n 1985, a 31-year-old North Carolina lawyer named John Edwards stood before a jury and channeled the words of an unborn baby girl.

Referring to an hour-by-hour record of a fetal heartbeat monitor, Mr. Edwards told the jury: 'She said at 3, `I'm fine.' She said at 4, `I'm having a little trouble, but I'm doing O.K.'
Five, she said, `I'm having problems.' At 5:30, she said, `I need out.' '"

And so the forture on one of the frontronners did grow. This is about a month old. Hey, you don't make it to world stage as a pauper. It is sad to think that Edwards represents all those jerks who do personal injury advertising during the day on TV. If you ever forget to question to accuracy of television being described as a "vast wasteland," spend a day or two at home sick watching what plays between 10 and 4. Vast is an understatement. Obscenity on the airwaves? Does economic obscenity count?

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Plastic: 'It Isn't As It Was!' And Other Christian Reactions To The Davinci Code

Plastic: 'It Isn't As It Was!' And Other Christian Reactions To The Davinci Code

Some more reading to go with my reading of the book.

U.S. force that got Saddam heads to Afghanistan

U.S. force that got Saddam heads to Afghanistan: "WASHINGTON -- The top-secret U.S. commando team that spearheaded the capture of Saddam Hussein is heading for Afghanistan in the latest sign that the hunt for Osama bin Laden is coming to a head.

Battle-hardened units from Task Force 121 are being shifted as intelligence reports increase on the possible whereabouts of the terrorist leader, according to an article in the Washington Times by a reporter known for his access to the special forces."

And the heat is on. Also, seems to be a pretty good indication that Iraq was a sideshow that pulled resources away from the hunt for Bin Laden. A couple people got some heat for pointing this out after we got him.

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

BLOGGER - Knowledge Base�-�How do I change my site feed settings?

BLOGGER - Knowledge Base�-�How do I change my site feed settings?

Hmm, looks like it's time to upgrade.

Intelligence: C.I.A. Admits It Didn�t Give Weapon Data to the U.N.

Intelligence: C.I.A. Admits It Didn�t Give Weapon Data to the U.N.: "ASHINGTON, Feb. 20 � The Central Intelligence Agency has acknowledged that it did not provide the United Nations with information about 21 of the 105 sites in Iraq singled out by American intelligence before the war as the most highly suspected of housing illicit weapons.

The acknowledgment, in a Jan. 20 letter to Senator Carl Levin, Democrat of Michigan, contradicts public statements before the war by top Bush administration officials.

Both George J. Tenet, the director of central intelligence, and Condoleezza Rice, the national security adviser, said the United States had briefed United Nations inspectors on all of the sites identified as 'high value and moderate value' in the weapons hunt."

No wonder the White House was so sure the inspections wouldn't work.

Monday, February 23, 2004

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us

Hey, hey, maybe that apocalypse is coming after all.

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Politics (Service Mettle)

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Politics (Service Mettle): "Claim: John Kerry's Vietnam War service medals (a Bronze Star, a Silver Star and three Purple Hearts) were earned under 'fishy' circumstances.

Status: False. "

Sorry, but while Gore v. Bush was a wash re: Vietnam. Kerry v. Bush re: Vietnam is a slam dunk. Hence the FUD campaign.

Saturday, February 21, 2004

:: Xinhuanet - English ::

:: Xinhuanet - English ::: "WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (Xinhuanet) -- The US State Department ordered Sunday non-essential US diplomatic personnel to leave Haiti amid rising political unrest in the Caribbean nation which has so far claimed over 50 lives.

'The Department of State has ordered the departure of all family members and non-emergency personnel of the US embassy in Port-au-Prince and continues to strongly urge American citizens remaining in Haiti to depart immediately while commercial carriers are still operating,' the department said in a travel warning. "

:: Xinhuanet - English ::

:: Xinhuanet - English ::: "WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (Xinhuanet) -- The US State Department ordered Sunday non-essential US diplomatic personnel to leave Haiti amid rising political unrest in the Caribbean nation which has so far claimed over 50 lives.

'The Department of State has ordered the departure of all family members and non-emergency personnel of the US embassy in Port-au-Prince and continues to strongly urge American citizens remaining in Haiti to depart immediately while commercial carriers are still operating,' the department said in a travel warning. "

Friday, February 20, 2004

Bloomberg.com: U.S.

Bloomberg.com: U.S.: "Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Department of Education is relaxing rules in the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind law to make it easier for schools to meet annual targets aimed at bringing the performance of U.S. students up to grade level in math and reading by 2014, the Washington Post reported.

The changes include lower testing requirements for students with limited knowledge of English. About 28 percent of schools nationwide failed to meet the targets last year, triggering a mandatory set of costly remedial measures, the newspaper said, citing an independent study. "

Good, from what I understand the requirements were off in fantasy land.

GROW

GROW

This is cool as hell. I'm up to 6500 and have found one alien. Let's see what else happens..

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Telegraph | News | CIA plans new secret police to fight Iraq terrorism

Telegraph | News | CIA plans new secret police to fight Iraq terrorism: "Nine months after the demise of Saddam Hussein's regime and his feared mukhabarat (intelligence) operatives, Iraq is to get a secret police force again - courtesy of Washington.

The Bush administration is to fund the new agency in the latest initiative to root out Ba'athist regime loyalists behind the continuing insurgency in parts of Iraq."

So, yea, we'll be there a while.

Terrorism & Security | csmonitor.com

Terrorism & Security | csmonitor.com: "strategy is already paying off: Afghan civilians have reported more insurgent weapons caches in the last month than the previous half-year. "

General rundown on Afghanistan.

First lady: Gay marriage issue 'shocking'

First lady: Gay marriage issue 'shocking': "SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Laura Bush said gay marriage is 'a very, very shocking issue' for some people, a subject that should be debated by Americans rather than settled by a Massachusetts court or the mayor of San Francisco."

And thus the debate continues. Shocking, just shocking!

The Salt Lake Tribune -- Mullen: Utah's petty little stand can't stop gay-marriage avalanche

The Salt Lake Tribune -- Mullen: Utah's petty little stand can't stop gay-marriage avalanche: "On Wednesday, the Utah Legislature passed a bill re-enforcing the ban on same-sex marriage, and any day it will pass a resolution asking voters to amend the state constitution by defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman only.

A few lawmakers and lobbyists have done a beautiful job at bundling their bigotry in a blanket of religious piety and blathering on about what Jefferson and Madison were thinking 200-plus years ago. This resolution will sail right through. You won't have time to blink.

In the end, it won't matter. Utah can take its petty little stand. It may as well put up a picket fence to stop an avalanche."

Stirring the pot in SLC, I see.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

ITworld.com - Yahoo rolls out new search in split with Google

ITworld.com - Yahoo rolls out new search in split with Google: "Yahoo Inc. unveiled a new search engine technology Wednesday, and began phasing out services from Google Inc., in a move likely to increase competition between the Internet giants."

I think that good for all of us. At least if they can come up with a decent product. Google is close to going public, which means they lose control on whether they are 'evil' or not.

E-Commerce News: Personal Tech: The Legal Strategy of the RIAA Without Subpoena Power

E-Commerce News: Personal Tech: The Legal Strategy of the RIAA Without Subpoena Power: "The court ruled that subpoena power -- created by the U.S. Congress for copyright owners in 1998 -- does not give record companies the right to ask ISPs for the identity of users suspected of swapping songs. According to the ruling, the music business overreached by using the subpoenas for that purpose. The law was intended only to identify those who post copyrighted material on public forums, such as chat rooms or bulletin boards.

The law 'betrays no awareness whatsoever that Internet users might be able to directly exchange files containing copyrighted works,' the court wrote in its ruling. "

Yes, the law might have had no intention of allowing industry to barge into people's homes, but that's how it's written. A triumph of the lobbyists.

Monday, February 16, 2004

SearchSecurity.com | Microsoft patch delay may contribute to early exploit

SearchSecurity.com | Microsoft patch delay may contribute to early exploit: "Experts are fuming over the lengthy delay -- 200 days -- between when Microsoft Corp. was first notified of a critical vulnerability affecting all supported versions of Windows and when it released a patch. The primary issue: how confidential was the information detailing the ASN.1 flaw and when can we expect the first exploit. "

More reading on one of the latest holes.

AP Wire | 02/15/2004 | AP: Bush Administration Shelved MTBE Ban

AP Wire | 02/15/2004 | AP: Bush Administration Shelved MTBE Ban: "HINGTON - The Bush administration quietly shelved a proposal to ban a gasoline additive that contaminates drinking water in many communities, helping an industry that has donated more than $1 million to Republicans.

The Environmental Protection Agency's decision had its origin in the early days of President Bush's tenure when his administration decided not to move ahead with a Clinton-era regulatory effort to ban the clean-air additive MTBE"

This one is pretty cut and dried. Chemical additive found to be extremely toxic to ground water. Chemical additive is used by oil companies as a shortcut to make better burning fuel. Oil President protects Oil Companies.

Film at 11.

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Newsday.com - Bush Goal Was Dodging War

Newsday.com - Bush Goal Was Dodging War: "His whereabouts have nothing to do with it. What matters only is that Bush was in the National Guard in Texas because he was dodging the war in Vietnam. In those days, if you were in the Guard, you were not called for Vietnam. Some people used college, or marriage, or Conscientious Objector or moving to Canada to evade. Bush used the Guard. Anybody trying that today is in great danger. The Guard units are being called up by the day. But Bush used the Guard when it gave safety. And now, shamelessly, preposterously, he sends people to get killed in Iraq. That he has no right to do so doesn't seem to enter his mind. "

More of the BUsh hullabaloo. Basically it states that he wouldn't follow his own orders.

The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail: "School counsellors, researchers and teenagers themselves say that girls as young as 12 and 13 are performing oral sex -- not just the class 'bad girls,' but students from every walk of life. They don't consider it real sex, but an act almost as normal as acne and cafeteria gossip. In today's oversexed consumer culture, reports SARA WILSON, popularity commands a high price"

The Sexual Revolution Part 2 : Oral Sex.

Calpundit: ARF!

Calpundit: ARF!: "ARF!....No, this is not the sound that Barney makes when the White House staff is late with dinner. Rather, it's the beginning of yet another intriguing mystery regarding George Bush's service in the Air National Guard. Read on for more.

To begin, you need to recall the original mystery of the 'torn document' that purports to show Bush's guard activity in 1972 and 1973 (details here and here if your memory is fuzzy). Question: is the document genuine? Or some kind of clever forgery?"

This is from a few days back, more updates now with the super-release of docs.

TheStar.com - War stories

TheStar.com - War stories: "WASHINGTON�A late night e-mail goes out to reporters covering the White House, directing them to an urgent release.

War? Terrorism?

No, 31-year-old dental records, showing President George W. Bush was missing his wisdom teeth and tooth number 3."

Going against a Veteran like Kerry is making Bush look really bad.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Economist.com | Cosmology

Economist.com | Cosmology: "IT WAS beautiful, complex and wrong. In 150AD, Ptolemy of Alexandria published his theory of epicycles�the idea that the moon, the sun and the planets moved in circles which were moving in circles which were moving in circles around the Earth. This theory explained the motion of celestial objects to an astonishing degree of precision. It was, however, what computer programmers call a kludge: a dirty, inelegant solution. Some 1,500 years later, Johannes Kepler, a German astronomer, replaced the whole complex edifice with three simple laws."

Interesting stuff. I agree, I think we've just got some variables wrong (although my opinion carries very little weight). More reading before a full post.

A good night's sleep can help fight cancer: Study - The Times of India

A good night's sleep can help fight cancer: Study - The Times of India: "WASHINGTON : According to researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, a good night's sleep may be one important weapon in the fight against cancer. Their work is among the first of its kind to piece together the link between mental well-being and cancer recovery. "

Chicago Tribune | Study: Optimism doesn't help cancer survival odds

Chicago Tribune | Study: Optimism doesn't help cancer survival odds: "ATLANTA -- A positive attitude does not improve the chances of surviving cancer, and doctors who encourage patients to keep up hope may burden them, according to research results released Monday."

No, but I heard sleep does.

MSNBC - Online search engines lift cover of privacy

MSNBC - Online search engines lift cover of privacy: "Sitting at his laptop, Chris O'Ferrell types a few words into the Google search engine and up pops a link to what appears to be a military document listing suspected Taliban and al Qaeda members, date of birth, place of birth, passport numbers and national identification numbers."

They are called 'spiders' for a reason. There's not many places they can't get to.

The Seattle Times: Local News: Soldier with fake green card may be citizen soon

The Seattle Times: Local News: Soldier with fake green card may be citizen soon: "'I feel great,' said Escalante, who grew up largely in Seattle and graduated from Chief Sealth High in 2002. 'This is what I've been looking for ever since my parents told me I was illegal.'"

I've never been illegal. I wonder if it feels like being a bat.

Friday, February 13, 2004

Get Tough on TV Indecency, Lawmakers Urge (TechNews.com)

Get Tough on TV Indecency, Lawmakers Urge (TechNews.com): "Janet Jackson's exposed breast was the talk of Capitol Hill yesterday, with lawmakers and regulators saying it's the latest example of what's wrong with television and should be the impetus for government to get tough with broadcasters."

No, you give ME a break. This is insane. People can simulate fornication on stage, say everything they want to about, but God forbid, literally, that someone actually see one the boobs they get teased with every day on TV. Grow up. It's a boob. You are surrounded by them.

A Kinder View of Uncle Sam (washingtonpost.com)

A Kinder View of Uncle Sam (washingtonpost.com): "TEHRAN, Feb. 11 -- On Revolution Day, the Iranian equivalent of the Fourth of July, Azadi Street was again transformed from east-west artery to carnival midway. Men lined up for free yogurt. Hawkers coaxed women to finger the material of baby clothes. Children clamored for a turn throwing darts at George W. Bush. "

No really, it gets better from there.

The Scobleizer -- Celebrating the Geek lifestyle

The Scobleizer -- Celebrating the Geek lifestyle: "Technorati is seeing 11,000-12,000 new blogs per day.

He says 35% don't get updated more than two times. In other words, those are blogs that are deserted.

He has an interesting graph of the blog power law here."

meta-blog info. Curious stuff. It's going to take a while to climb this mountain.

Thursday, February 12, 2004

GOP slams Bush policies at retreat - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics

GOP slams Bush policies at retreat - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics: " Growing frustration over President Bush's immigration plan and lack of fiscal discipline came to a head behind closed doors at last weekend's Republican retreat in Philadelphia.
House lawmakers, stunned by the intensity of their constituents' displeasure at some of Mr. Bush's key domestic policies, gave his political strategist Karl Rove an earful behind closed doors."

More heat and pressure. We'll see what develops. I think this is the part where they cut all the social programs to save money.

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Opinion: Editorial: Bush records remain AWOL (captimes.com)

Opinion: Editorial: Bush records remain AWOL (captimes.com): "The problem with this form of 'proof' is that no one doubts that the son of a well-connected friend of President Richard Nixon would continue to get paychecks. What Americans want to know is whether Bush actually did his duty. How about some records showing what Bush actually did to earn those paychecks while other young men from Texas were fighting and dying in Vietnam? "

The heats turns up. It looks like the docs they released only added fuel to the fire, and more questions to ask. Longer Bush post coming soon.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Center for American Progress - In Their Own Words: Iraq's 'Imminent' Threat - Page

Center for American Progress - In Their Own Words: Iraq's 'Imminent' Threat - Page: "The Bush Administration is now saying it never told the public that Iraq was an 'imminent' threat, and therefore it should be absolved for overstating the case for war and misleading the American people about Iraq's WMD. Just this week, White House spokesman Scott McClellan lashed out at critics saying 'Some in the media have chosen to use the word 'imminent'. Those were not words we used.' But a closer look at the record shows that McClellan himself and others did use the phrase 'imminent threat' � while also using the synonymous phrases 'mortal threat,' 'urgent threat,' 'immediate threat', 'serious and mounting threat', 'unique threat,' and claiming that Iraq was actively seeking to 'strike the United States with weapons of mass destruction' � all just months after Secretary of State Colin Powell admitted that Iraq was 'contained' and 'threatens not the United States.' "

This is why we call them liars.

HoustonChronicle.com - AMC refuses to accept Texas Baptist ad

HoustonChronicle.com - AMC refuses to accept Texas Baptist ad: "DALLAS -- AMC Theatres is refusing to accept a 30-second ad produced by the Baptist General Convention of Texas and timed to coincide with the Ash Wednesday opening of Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ.'

Like many evangelical Christian groups throughout the nation, the 2 million-member Baptist convention hopes to take advantage of the publicity generated by Gibson's R-rated epic about the last hours of Jesus."

And more free publicity, just like Moveon.

Monday, February 09, 2004

The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail: "Washington � Defending his decision to invade Iraq, U.S. President George W. Bush said that although stockpiles of biological and chemical weapons have not been found, Saddam Hussein had the capacity to produce such arms and could have developed a nuclear weapon over time."

More international reaction to what amounts to an admission of error, but isn't, so will probably still be argued about.

:: Xinhuanet - English ::

:: Xinhuanet - English ::: "WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (Xinhuanet) -- US President George W. Bush on Friday established an independent, bipartisan commission to review failures in prewar intelligence on Iraq that the administration used to justify the Iraq war.

The panel will 'look at America's intelligence capabilities, especially our intelligence about weapons of mass destruction,' Bush told a news briefing at the White House. "

Yup, problems with intelligence in the White House, as I'sa been saying.

ABCNEWS.com : Parasitic Ants Shake Up Colony Society

ABCNEWS.com : Parasitic Ants Shake Up Colony Society

Aaah, the discovery of transvestite ants, exploiting the other ants love for a 'queen'.

BBCi - Science - Human Body - Spot The Fake Smile

BBCi - Science - Human Body - Spot The Fake Smile

Watch out for 13. Scary stuff.

MSNBC - Transcript for Feb. 8th

MSNBC - Transcript for Feb. 8th

Full transcript of interview. I didn't watch, but read it.

Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science | Online

Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science | Online

Make it look kinda silly up on my shelf, eh?

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Disney and Microsoft strike internet deal

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Disney and Microsoft strike internet deal: "Walt Disney yesterday agreed to use Microsoft software to block the illegal distribution of film and audio over the internet in a deal that moves the computer giant closer to Hollywood."

Guess who put the two in contact. A mutual friend that goes waaay back.

Bush Moves to Rehabilitate His Image as 'War President'

Bush Moves to Rehabilitate His Image as 'War President': "But Bush's defense of his policies -- especially in Iraq, but also on the economy -- seemed as much about form as content. While trying to convince Americans that he had made the right decisions, he seemed at least as anxious to show that he was willing to act decisively, even amid uncertainty."

More on same.

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Quotes from Either President of the United States George W. Bush or Senator/Chancellor/Emperor Palpatine from the Star Wa

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Quotes from Either President of the United States George W. Bush or Senator/Chancellor/Emperor Palpatine from the Star Wars Movies

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Quotes from Either President of the United States George W. Bush or Senator/Chancellor/Emperor Palpatine from the Star Wa

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Quotes from Either President of the United States George W. Bush or Senator/Chancellor/Emperor Palpatine from the Star Wars Movies

Forbes.com: Bush defends economic record as war president

Forbes.com: Bush defends economic record as war president: "President George W. Bush on Sunday defended his tax-cutting economic record, saying the economy has begun to recover after 'tremendous stress' because of war with Iraq, terror and confidence-sapping corporate scandals."

Claiming he was only responsible for 2 out of the three.

ABCNEWS.com : Manipulating Records and History Online

ABCNEWS.com : Manipulating Records and History Online

There had to be a huge downside to this medium. Now you know what it is. Hard copies are good for you.

Saturday, February 07, 2004

Get Your Bush Docs Here! - Ron Suskind posts the evidence online. By Timothy�Noah

Get Your Bush Docs Here! - Ron Suskind posts the evidence online. By Timothy Noah

This is going to be some fun for the blogos.

reviewjournal.com -- Sports: SUPER BOWL HANDLE: Record amount bet on game

reviewjournal.com -- Sports: SUPER BOWL HANDLE: Record amount bet on game: "One day after New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attempted a bizarre dance at his team's Super Bowl parade, the party was continued by Nevada sports book directors.

A record $81.2 million was wagered on Super Bowl XXXVIII, and the state's 152 sports books won a record $12.4 million, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board."

Ripping off the yankees. As a Texan, I approve.

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage: "LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars, on Wednesday said it expelled a member for giving away videotapes of Oscar-hopeful movies in violation of Academy policy.
The member widely reported as violating the policy is Carmine Caridi, a 70 year-old actor in Los Angeles who has had small parts in two of 'The Godfather' movies and on television in shows like 'NYPD Blue.' "

This is how I saw Bowling for Columbine. Of course, having since bought it, I can only lower and shake my head at Hollywood's tactics and attitude.

Friday, February 06, 2004

The Salt Lake Tribune -- Land boat takes to the sea in exile attempt

The Salt Lake Tribune -- Land boat takes to the sea in exile attempt: " Cobo said the Coast Guard sank the Buick. "

And there ya go. I'm not sure how much longer the embargo can last. I'm guessing C + 1. Where C = Number of Days Castro Lives.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage

umm, crap.

US bans timed-honoured typeface. 30/01/2004. ABC News Online

US bans timed-honoured typeface. 30/01/2004. ABC News Online

Argh, the next sign of the apocalypse, errr, we had an official font?

CNN.com - Bush to pick panel for WMD inquiry - Feb. 2, 2004

CNN.com
- Bush to pick panel for WMD inquiry - Feb. 2, 2004


Umm, right. Just like he picked the information in the first place?

New York Post Online Edition: entertainment

New York Post Online Edition: entertainment

Obvious prooved, film at Sundance.

What You Should Know About the Windows Security Update for February 2, 2004

What You Should Know About the Windows Security Update for February 2, 2004

Update your shiznit,dangit. I'm getting waaaaay too many virus emails.

Yahoo! News - FDA to Weigh Wisdom of Antidepressants for Kids

Yahoo! News - FDA to Weigh Wisdom of Antidepressants for Kids: "MONDAY, Feb.2 (HealthDayNews) -- As the federal government focuses on the future of antidepressants for kids, health experts reiterate there is a real need for these medications."

I still think this stuff is dangerous. We won't know for 20 or 30 years, though.

Soma, indeed.

Free as in Maahhh, or My Chat with Darl McBride

Free as in Maahhh, or My Chat with Darl McBride

Very nice rundown of Darl McBride at MIT.

Really, you think evil looks like evil up close? It's the same for both sides.

Roy Taylor's pond

Roy Taylor's pond

And so it was.

Tuesday, February 03, 2004