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 Secret Service,’ Ronald Kessler’s account of presidential security. “
All those Liberals that hated Bush, etc., etc. At least we weren’t threatening to kill him in such numbers.
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 ten, when you think an application was ridiculously easy to implement, you’re completely missing the user side of the story.
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.”
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 requires lots of waiting for little progress bars to march across the screen and answering dumb questions.
All I want to do is pay my bill.
Paper would be faster, easier and cheaper (stamps are sill only 40 something cents.
Aggravated in Amherst (or maybe Peeved in Pelham).
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 first quarter of 2009 – a big part of this is likely related to the economy, but I suspect that fewer and fewer people are choosing the United States as a destination. But vacationers are minor in comparison to the impact on innovation and economic development. Today, it is harder and harder for the best minds in the world to work for American companies and to do graduate work at American Universities. This means America’s elite will interact less and less with leading thinkers from elsewhere and its companies will have to rely on American talent, and not international talent, to succeed.
Already the cracks are showing. Google has employees who are forced to work in Canada since they can’t work in the United States. And Microsoft recently opened a software development facility in Vancouver because US immigration laws made it too difficult to bring in top talent. Indeed, I’m increasingly persuaded that the new convention centre in Vancouver was a smart investment. If you are hosting a conference with Americans and internationals in attendance there is no way you are going to host it in the United States.”
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.