June 2006

Friday, 30 June 2006

More guest rantings about cooking over at peterb’s weblog.


Paul Barnett explains what is Warhammer Online about

Paul Barnett explains what is Warhammer Online about: “If you are producing computer game and you don’t have this kind of attitude, don’t go to present your game to press people” – video, NSFW


Tuesday, 27 June 2006

Flag-burning and Freedom

J. D. Henderson: Flag-burning and Freedom: “Many soldiers around the world have died to protect their flag, but Sen. Frist is wrong. America is different. Unlike other nations, no American soldiers have ever died defending our flag. What they gave all to defend is the Constitution, and it cheapens the sacrifice of our soldiers to claim that they risked, or lost, their precious lives for a mere symbolic piece of cloth.”


Tuesday, 20 June 2006

Welcome to the CIA

Welcome to the CIA: “You probably brought some military aides with you, so you’ll want to remind them that half the Agency does not know the difference between a full colonel and a milkshake; those who do know don’t care. There are GS-13 case officers and analysts working for you who have daily, one-on-one relationships with general officers and politically powerful ambassadors. Colonels and lieutenant colonels are not going to impress the natives just by virtue of their shiny uniform.”


Cubans deprived of the INQ

Cubans deprived of the INQ: “However the whole thing is being stymied by the fact that Fidel wants his computer revolution to take place without the Internet.”


Sunday, 18 June 2006

Technology News: Security : Report: Spam Accounts for Most E-Mail Traffic

Spam Accounts for Most E-Mail Traffic: “Of the 25 billion e-mail messages, an astounding 65 percent of those messages were rejected at the network layer – the only place to stop attacks like DHAs, i.e., directory harvest attacks, and DoS, or denial of service attacks, where there is absolutely no content in the body of the message to analyze with standard filtering techniques.”


Friday, 16 June 2006

Not all successful CEOs are extroverts

Not all successful CEOs are extroverts: “The study found that the charismatic CEOs make more money, but make no difference to corporate performance.”


Thursday, 15 June 2006

Police don’t have to knock, justices say

Police don’t have to knock, justices say: a man’s home is his police department’s castle


To Become an American

To Become an American: “Many Americans have become enamored of the European approach to immigration – perhaps without realizing it. Guest workers, penalties, sanctions and deportation are all a part of Europe’s mode of dealing with immigrants. The results of this approach have been on display recently in France, where rioting migrant youths again burned cars last week. Across Europe one sees disaffected, alienated immigrants, ripe for radicalism. The immigrant communities deserve their fair share of blame for this, but there’s a cycle at work. European societies exclude the immigrants, who become alienated and reject their societies.”


Wednesday, 14 June 2006

Gene may mean adult cells can be reprogrammed

Gene may mean adult cells can be reprogrammed: “Adding Nanog increased the number of hybrid cells, which all behaved like embryonic stem cells.” - On the one hand, this is significant. On the other hand, queue jokes about North American network engineers being needed for gene therapy.


Tuesday, 13 June 2006

We should thank millennials for ruining these terrible products

NY Post (!): “… we’re enthusiastically eating fresh vegetables on whole grain breads? That’s what you spent the first 12 years of our lives trying to convince us to eat.”


Monday, 12 June 2006

Blending In, Moving Up

Blending In, Moving Up: “A key indicator is the rise of the English-language Latino publication market. National magazines such as Hispanic Business (circulation 265,000) and Latina (circulation 2 million) are published in English. So are regional publications in cities including New York, Houston and Los Angeles. The reason is simple: English is becoming the language of Hispanic American commerce and culture. Just as few Jewish-interest magazines are published in Yiddish, in a generation most Latino-interest publications will probably be in English.”


Wednesday, 7 June 2006

Online Privacy Again at Issue

Online Privacy Again at Issue: “Beyond law enforcement, though, the trove also could be available to lawyers arguing civil lawsuits”


Tuesday, 6 June 2006

The Criterion Collection: Kicking and Screaming

The Criterion Collection: Kicking and Screaming – on DVD, finally (well, in August)


Monday, 5 June 2006

TSA accepted combination lock by Pelican

TSA accepted combination lock by Pelican: “Pelican’s PeliLock is the new standard for locking checked baggage. Now you can lock your cases or bags when you check them in at the airport. A special TSA code/secure tool allows screening personnel to open and close the lock without damage.” – I’ve always wanted a thief friendly lock.


Thursday, 1 June 2006

Studies Portray Tropical Arctic in Distant Past

Studies Portray Tropical Arctic in Distant Past: “Something extra happens when you push the world into a warmer world, and we just don’t understand what it is”