20 Mar 2003 @ 6:51 PM 

Iraq History and Culture from Noah to Present
Seems if we’re going to try to bomb them back a couple thousand years, we should at least understand a piece of the rich history of the region. Can we say Sumeria? Writing? Accounting? Trade? Hammurabi? Cradle of Civilization?

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 20 Mar 2003 @ 6:42 PM 

This site exists solely to teach you how to make your own site load faster. Cool, huh?

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Last Edit: 20 Mar 2003 @ 06:42 PM

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 20 Mar 2003 @ 6:39 PM 

When a Gun Is More Than a Gun – One of the more extreme DARPA funded projects, I’m thinking.

Wouldn’t the shells need to be somewhat larger than a 20mm round to really be scary?

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Last Edit: 20 Mar 2003 @ 06:39 PM

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 20 Mar 2003 @ 1:15 PM 

British Kids asked to blow each other
I can’t believe I missed this article when it was new.

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Last Edit: 20 Mar 2003 @ 01:15 PM

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 19 Mar 2003 @ 1:53 PM 

I can’t believe the Cool 2B Real site is still up. You’d think after all the bad publicity and outright mocking, they’d have pulled the thing by now.

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 19 Mar 2003 @ 7:16 AM 

World braces for Iraq war – I hope the attacks always favor the US and that we avoid civilians (and those stupid human shields) whenever possible. If it is to be done, it is best to do it quickly and cleanly.

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Last Edit: 19 Mar 2003 @ 07:16 AM

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 18 Mar 2003 @ 1:00 PM 

Leaking secrets will gain you jail time. Just something to remember if you have a clearance…

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Last Edit: 18 Mar 2003 @ 01:00 PM

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 18 Mar 2003 @ 7:18 AM 

I’m sure there will be many people debating the various points of the speech last night. I’ve only got two points to make:

  1. Nuclear – not only should you pronounce it correctly, you should not invoke the specter of nuclear weapons as a “one day” thing when we’re talking about this week.
  2. Hitler – As anyone involved in online debate knows, using Hitler as an analogy (even obliquely) is a sure way to remove any rational debate from a discussion. Bad form. The word “appeasement” is generally linked with the disastrous choice that Chamberlain made to let Hitler take a little so there would be “peace in our time.”
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Last Edit: 18 Mar 2003 @ 07:18 AM

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 17 Mar 2003 @ 8:56 PM 

I actually wrote this before the president’s speech, but didn’t get it posted until after. Timing is everything.

One should never discuss politics or religion unless prepared to have a battle of wills. I suppose sexuality could be added to that old axiom, but that tends to be either political or religious depending on your point of view.

The USA certainly is embroiled in a real battle royale between peace-loving hippies out of touch with reality and the gun-toting neanderthal warmongers. That should offend just about everyone.

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 17 Mar 2003 @ 1:23 PM 

This research indicates that 18% of internet users download music for free. Of course, the demographic samples is a bit heavily weighted toward the older end of the spectrum. Check out the charts – almost half of those under 35 download music online. I’m betting the other half are on slow-ass connections.

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 16 Mar 2003 @ 8:16 AM 

Charlie Daniels has a “soapbox” article up, which is an open letter to his entertainment compatriots. He takes them to task for, among other things, offering aid and comfort to the enemy. Fun read.

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Last Edit: 16 Mar 2003 @ 08:16 AM

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 15 Mar 2003 @ 9:00 PM 


From Jeremyful.

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 15 Mar 2003 @ 1:15 PM 

The fake documents that Secretary Powell presented to the U.N. in February have not been getting much airplay. Wonder why?

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 15 Mar 2003 @ 1:02 PM 

Dixie Chicks Pulled from Air After Bashing Bush – guess Texan radio stations never heard of Edmund Burke.

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 15 Mar 2003 @ 12:53 PM 

According to a Congressional panel, downloading a pirated MP3 or copy of Photoshop may be putting money in the hands of Al Qaeda. Yeah, right.

What are they smoking up there?

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Last Edit: 15 Mar 2003 @ 12:53 PM

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 14 Mar 2003 @ 7:53 AM 

This is kind of geek news, but more interesting to me is that I used to work for this guy. He wasn’t a Mac-head then, though.

Wired News: Army’s Apple Shines in the Desert

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 14 Mar 2003 @ 7:48 AM 

Although it’s not a done deal yet, according to this article, TV and newspapers may be deregulated just like radio stations were in 1995. Don’t you just love the nearly-identical radio stations you can pick up all around the country today, courtesy of such lovely people as Clearchannel (motto: Payola? We don’t know about payola.)? I particularly love all the “Kiss FM” stations you can pick up, with Rick Dees in the morning. Or, the oh-so-creative “Best of the 80s 90s and Today” breed, which is like quaaludes for the mind.

Strangely, the companies likely to be affected by this, the big networks, are not really covering it at all. What a shocker. If you appreciate having local news that is local, if you like the idea that your local newspaper is not just a satellite-cloned copy of USA Today, perhaps you might want to let your voice be heard? The FCC is soliciting comments from the public.

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 13 Mar 2003 @ 7:19 AM 

CNN.com – Court bans Turkish Kurd party – Mar. 13, 2003

I swear, I first saw the headline as dealing with Kurdish Turds.

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Last Edit: 13 Mar 2003 @ 07:19 AM

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 13 Mar 2003 @ 7:02 AM 

I’ve moved the past 14 months worth of LJ entries into Movable Type (minus comments), and I’ve added the RSS feed as a syndication for LJ. Anyone who wants to keep up with the site via LJ’s friends pages can now add the feed to their friends list. Those who read via any other RSS feed aggregator, look on the main page for the “syndicate me” link.

Now let’s see if I can sit still for a while…

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Last Edit: 13 Mar 2003 @ 07:02 AM

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 12 Mar 2003 @ 8:39 AM 

For the next few days, the site will be odd. I’m going to be moving files around, changing the main index file so often your head will spin, and otherwise being a right pain in the ass. Deal with it. My site – mine!

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Last Edit: 12 Mar 2003 @ 08:39 AM

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