Monthly Archives: October 2009
Report: Unprecedented Number Of Death Threats Against Obama — And Secret Service Overwhelmed | TPM LiveWire “But the election of Barack Obama has increased threats against the president’s life by 400 percent from his predecessor, according to ‘In the President’s … Continue reading
bitquabit – The One in Which I Call Out Hacker News “A developer, asked how hard something will be to clone, simply does not think about the polish, because the polish is incidental to the implementation.” Nine times out of … Continue reading
Newlywed won’t tolerate ‘overt racism’ by Louisiana official – CNN.com “The woman who was denied a marriage license by a Louisiana justice of the peace because he refused to marry interracial couples said the official should lose his job.” Absolutely.
I just saved a negative half-hour trying to make Comcast’s dumb-arse online system recognize me. They just upgraded to a new, better, easier, system (that sounds like OpenID though why Comcast thinks I’d trust them… I don’t know). Anyway, it … Continue reading
From Harper’s magazine: British entrepreneurs launched Internet Eyes, a program that allows registered users to monitor live feeds from some of the United Kingdom’s 4.2 million surveillance cameras in order to search for a crime in progress, with cash prizes … Continue reading
I’ve been worried about this for ages. [Closed Border, closed economy, closing opportunities | eaves.ca] “All this may sound unfortunate but it has significant implications, political and economic implications. International travel to the United States is down 10% in the … Continue reading
The day the earth stood still is not an good movie. Oh well, at least I can say that I watched it. IMDB thinks 5.6; I’d say 4.2.