December, 2005


31
Dec 05

A lovely new liberal site to replace the others

BloggingHeads .tv, a video dialogue, between Mickey Kaus and Robert Wright, two New Republic style liberals. Very well done and informative. It’s basically a lot of video files with the two principals on splitscreen.

An interesting concept and well executed.


30
Dec 05

Friday roundup


30
Dec 05

This is an interesting concept

Splitscreen conversation on Blogging Heads.


30
Dec 05

Funny

Spongebob meets Iron Maiden.


30
Dec 05

More NSA

So now the NSA is under fire in the media for using cookies? Speaking as a web developer it’s difficult to do anything interesting without using them.

On a more troubling note, it seems to have occurred to no one in the punditsphere as to why should the NSA eavesdrop on Americans at all? I recall reading somewhere a while back that there was a reciprocal arrangement with the British version of the NSA that would allow the NSA to eavesdrop on Britons and the Brits would eavesdrop on Americans? It was all nice and legal, and accomplished the same objective.

As I said before, I had just assumed they were already doing this.

Two reasons come to mind as to why not:

  1. They didn’t want the British to know, which doesn’t really seem that likely
  2. They’re using, if not a new technology, then a new technique to determine who to wiretap, and they were applying it retroactively to already recorded conversations. Also they’re monitoring patterns more than anything. This would allow them to profile effectively, without actually saying the word profiling, which makes everyone happy.

29
Dec 05

This is interesting

Sacco and Vanzettis look even guiltier! And Sinclair Lewis knew!

Actually that isn’t that interesting, but notable none the less.

Actually I thought it was assumed by everyone that Sacco was guilty, and Vanzetti probably wasn’t. Now it would seem they both were guilty, according to their lawyer.


27
Dec 05

A blog for Dave

New Donkey, a Democratic blog that avoids most of the thing I dislike about democrats. It even reads a bit like it’s written by Dave Henson.


25
Dec 05

Merry Christmas!

And


24
Dec 05

White Heat

I just got done watching White Heat for the first time. Not quite a film noir, but still excellent. I recommend it highly.


24
Dec 05

Christmas a day early

David Friedman is now blogging! Now if we can only round up Michael Sheaur we’d have a very thought provoking internet.