Patrick Fitzgerald’s new site, where presumably reports will be available for download soon.
The Truth Laid Bear has a pretty cool tracking page for Harriet Miers. I oppose the Miers nomination. But all of you probably knew that.
Late last night my old D-Link router died. What was I to do? No electronics store opened before 10:00 AM and I had a full day planned with projects due.
I know (I thought), I’ll just head over to the Wal-Mart off of Memorial Drive. Then I remembered, the Avondale City Council decided that they preferred an abandoned building to a useful store.
So I had to drive to Dunwoody to find one that was open at 6:00 in the morning. They did have a nice Linksys Wireless G with 4 ethernet ports for a very good price.
That’s been my day so far. Fighting the good fight against zoning.
Mark and I were out driving around and got the photos for this new gallery entitled Pumpkins and Pigs.
I read this article Greenland ice cap thickens slightly with it’s winning quote
However, they said that the thickening seemed consistent with theories of global warming, blamed by most experts on a build-up of heat-trapping gases from burning fossil fuels in power plants, factories and cars.
and laughed. So, global warming produces more ice?
Then I read this article in Wired Grim Outlook for Africa’s Future. The article is unremarkable with the following sentence standing out:
The potential consequences of global warming could be devastating for the world’s poorest continent, yet its nations are among the least equipped to cope.
Money buys things, primarily health and safety. If they weren’t the poorest continent,
then none of this would be devastating.
From Mark Steyn, who has an eye for vivid prose
If you’re going to be attacked, it’s best to be attacked by a relatively advanced enemy. Compared with being force-fed Grandfather Smurf’s genitals, having his village strafed in some clinical air strike is about the least worst option for Baby Smurf.
In a remarkably shoddy job of reporting, the AJC goes through an entire article about Avondale Estates’ quest for businesses to pay taxes and fill spaces on College Avenue without mentioning that they turned down the Walmart that would occupy the abandoned and dilapidated Avondale Mall.
And speaking of Walmart, in parts of New York, they’re trying not so subtly to ban them from building there.
The feds claim that they do it to stop counterfeiters, but that seems a bit ridiculous. All the more reason to never register hardware.
Schoen said that the existence of the encoded information could be a threat to people who live in repressive governments or those who have a legitimate need for privacy. It reminds him, he said, of a program the Soviet Union once had in place to record sample typewriter printouts in hopes of tracking the origins of underground, self-published literature.
“It’s disturbing that something on this scale, with so many privacy implications, happened with such a tiny amount of publicity,” Schoen said.
And it’s not as if the information is encrypted in a highly secure fashion, Schoen said. The EFF spent months collecting samples from printers around the world and then handed them off to an intern, who came back with the results in about a week.
“We were able to break this code very rapidly,” Schoen said.
How long before this code floats into Open Source?