Body count of journalists killed in Iraq now higher than World War II

With 2 More Journalists Dead in Iraq, Total Tops World War II By E&P Staff Published: May 29, 2006 11:00 PM ET NEW YORK The deaths of two CBS journalists on Monday means the Iraq conflict is now the deadliest war for reporters in the past century. Since 2003, 71 journalists have been killed in… Continue reading Body count of journalists killed in Iraq now higher than World War II

Dartmouth was never like this back in my day…

Internet celebrity, Playboy model Jenn Sterger to lecture at Psi U By Matthew Abbott, The Dartmouth Staff Published on Friday, May 19, 2006 Photo courtesy of Jenn Sterger Model Jenn Sterger, a student at Florida State University with 95 Facebook.com friends at Dartmouth, will give a half-hour presentation on her life. Model and Internet celebrity… Continue reading Dartmouth was never like this back in my day…

Hybrid storage to hit the mass market…

While the news that Samsung announces PCs with Flash instead of a real HD is itself interesting, further down they note that: As we reported last week, Samsung will also start shipping NAND-hard drive combos with 128MB and 256MB of NAND during the third quarter. The authors go on to note that Intel is releasing… Continue reading Hybrid storage to hit the mass market…

Think the “gay marriage” debate is just about gay people? Think again…

The American Taliban is no happier about straight people with untraditional families or lifestyle choices than it is about gay people: Mo. Town Denies Unmarried Couple Permit Wed May 17, 11:34 AM ET BLACK JACK, Mo. – The city council has rejected a measure allowing unmarried couples with multiple children to live together, and the… Continue reading Think the “gay marriage” debate is just about gay people? Think again…

Reminiscences about old computers… part 1

Inspired by a thread on RASFF (I think, might have been RASFC) here are the first in a set of reminiscences about computers I’ve owned. The lengthy bit will follow breaks, so that those of you who are here for humor and/or politics can ignore them. I got my first computer, a Commodore 64 with… Continue reading Reminiscences about old computers… part 1

Scooters on AmericaBlog…

Chris on AmericaBlog writes: Scooter-mania hits the US With the high cost of gas (though don’t worry, it just dropped under $73 today!) Americans are turning more and more to scooters. Over here in Europe, they’re everywhere and while I’ve always liked the look of a Vespa, there’s a price to pay for them. They… Continue reading Scooters on AmericaBlog…

Star Wars vs. Spaceballs, it’s all the same…

Fox will release the original version of the trilogy on dvd this fall. Die-hard Star Wars fans soon can see the original theatrical versions of the first three Star Wars films on DVD. Even though George Lucas adamantly declared 2004’s digitally restored Star Wars Trilogy DVDs the definitive versions of his movies, fans have held… Continue reading Star Wars vs. Spaceballs, it’s all the same…

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More human cost of Wilson’s folly…

The Montana Sedition Project Imagine going down to your local brewpub or coffee shop. You meet some friends. The talk turns to the war. You criticize the President and his wealthy supporters. Next thing you know, a couple of husky fellows at the next table grab you, hustle you out the door and down to… Continue reading More human cost of Wilson’s folly…