9/21/2005

Hump Day

Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • NIF : I still feel like garbage, gonna be a slow start (and limited blogation?) today!
  • Flash : Jet Blue flight292 = landing gear problems ... now dumping using-up fuel, preparing for emergency landing
    ... UPDATE : landed safely, no injuries!


  • Quick Thoughts News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Rita : Makes it to Cat3 ... gets a bonus feat!
    ... Keys got just a glancing blow ... Update : She is now a Cat4 (bonus stat point!) ... Make that 5!
  • India : 50 dead, 800+ missing after storm ... and 100k left homeless! Prayers & condolences.
  • Crime : "Europe-wide" kiddie pr0n ring busted
    ... Gotti gets a mistrial
    ... $6B+ in MCI settlements
  • Florida : Mysterious ball of fire spotted, falling form the sky(?)
  • Nuclear Korea : US planning an attack


  • Quick Thoughts * News Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Able Danger : Pentagon trying to stonewall? ... that is not good, and won't work!
  • Islamofascism :Accused would-be Bush assassin, Abu Ali, in court
    ... Thoughts on a series of articles from Sixth Column ... guess I got some reading to do!
    ... (cough) Help George Galloway adopt a US Sniper
    ... Where is the outcry from peaceful Islamists? ... 112 killed in one shot, not one of them blinks? And thoughts on the future.
    ... Who are the suicide bombers targeting? ... know thy enemy!
    ... Important ties to Sonia Gandhi ... part 1
  • Katrina : Levee failures were actually unexpected ... caused by "design or the construction" issues
    ... More here on the root cause
    ... Governors that do their job more highly rated than those that fire up the blamethrowers
    ... DHS actually on the right path, under Chertoff ...
  • Crawfordstock : Sheehan also claims NO is now "occupied"
    ... Sheehan should meet the President ... of Iraq
    ... Sheehan is no Rosa Parks ... line by line
  • SCOTUS / Roberts : Read display partisan hackery, to vote no on Roberts ... and setting a precedent, that may backfire?
    ... more here ... voting no gives W free reign on next appt?
    ... Even WaPo endorses him, and Schumer compliments him! ... and take a look at Kohl's idiotic drivel!
    ... Leahy will vote yes ... Kerry + Kennedy are voting obstructionist against Roberts
  • AntiCivilLibertiesUnion : ACLU + ADF agree that "Awesome God" is protected speech ... even in school talent contest
  • Israel : Looting if New Orleans very similar to Gaza chaos
  • Computing : IBM pushing MS-killer ... later this year, that is
    ... MS undergoing major restructuring; Windows, Services, and Entertainments
    ... Collection of all of Apple's print ads
    ... USB memory stick + VOIP phone ... Ubistar, but only 1GB
  • Internet : Firefox 1..7 released ... (direct link to file)
    ... Google being sued by Authors Guild for their "Print for Libraries" program
    ... Internet enabled fountains as data displays?
    ... World's smallest lock, to make firewalls better? ... um, I am thinking DoS ... you?
    ... Review of some NAS products
    ... A talk with Google's Chief Internet Evangelist, some guy named Vint Cerf ... :)
    ... With Opera being free, now you need to tweak it!
    ... More Bagle!
  • Gaming : XBOX360's power brick is actually bigger than a brick? ... hopefully that is just the very early prototype?
  • MSM : More on Rather, decline of the leftists
    ... Thoughts on "Stuck on Stupid"
    ... Forget them, get this list of ways to stay informed! ... and, of course, read NIF!
  • Left : 'Hillary 'endorses' blaming Bush for 9/11 terrorism'
    ... More on Hillary's problems in '06 ... not just Pirro!
    ... Kerry disliked W's speech so much he didn't even watch it
  • Right : W blows another appointment? ... WRT Julie Myers as head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency ... Malkin has lots Myers info more! ... "monumental political and policy blunder"
    ... Operation Offset trying to trim the budget
    ... Illinois, home of pro-tax Republicans?
  • Military : SCO developing AntiAmerican military confederacy in Asia? ... China, Russia, et al ... no clear answers there
  • Insurrection : CFG being sued by the FEC ... retroactively mis-applying regulations?
    ... Rusty reminds us that Krempasky will be testifying in Congress!
  • Employment : "Ameritocracy", thoughts on "social promotion",
  • Education : Thoughts on why the US has so few Engineering grads
  • Math : Make it fun
  • "Global Warming" : Mars is warming too ... did we cause that too?
  • Space : Homemade satellite being prepped for launch ... SSETI Express, assembled in only 1.5y!
    ... PuppyBlender questions our current moonshot plans ... scrap the CEV, build elevators
    ... Andromeda has 400 blue stars in a space that is only 1 light year across!
  • Evolution : Swearing preceded speaking, almost ... and some thoughts on the physiology of cursing
    ... speaking of swearing : How to swear, in 165 languages!
  • Health : You can break your penis
    ... Air Pollution has 2x-3x greater impact than current estimate
  • Automobiles : damned Germans cracking down on "Cannonballing" Brits
  • Patents : More neat ones! ... shark shocker, sound projecting, Tracking cars
  • Gay : WND has a series of articles WRT Corporate America cuddling up
    ... David Parker fighting against a book that attempts to "normalize homosexual relationships" ... IN KINDERGARTEN!
    ... How about a Homosexual SexEd teacher for sixth graders?
  • Celebrity(ies) : Hassel the Hoff, rapper
  • A Story, bit by bit : ... "SuperEgo" :
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
    11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
    21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
    31, 32, 33, 34!


    Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Irony : Car Crash, the restaurant, closed by a car crash ... (true)
  • 9/11 : No evidence of Commission
  • Katrina : "I'm sure you agree that the "promises" the President made are just too little, too late"
  • Circadian Rhythm : Switch to 28 hour days?
  • WTW : Beth does some Breaking & Entering on Jodie's site
    ... Tattoos
  • Firefox : A deeper look into Symantec's "IE is more secure" claim
  • MSM : Press Conference is over once stupid is ruled out
    ... Dan Rather : INXS ... stealing from "Skinner"
  • Crime : Sentenced to beaver watching ... not as good as it sounds!
  • Clintons : The condom ... (sadly true)
    ... Bill for First Lady! ... found via Gindy
  • Health : Bacon Band Aids!
  • Video : He-Man does 4NonBlondes ... not THAT way!


  • Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny Quote(s) of the Day * Closing


    Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day Closing
    ACLUseless
    STACLU

    Stuck on Stupid
    Slublog
    ... found via ACE



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