Archive for the 'politics' Category

They Put a Man on the Moon

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

In thirteen years from now, with a budget of at least US$108 billion, NASA plans to once again put a man on the moon. In fact not one, but four at a time. Perhaps even a woman this time ;-). The major difference in the new moon launch plan – and something no doubt which […]

Digital Rights Management. Right?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

Sarah in Tampa, a blogger and sysadmin for a small business, probably knows enough about technology to live happily with her PC. When it came to getting some Madonna tunes she purchased from buy.com onto her iPod she was bitten by misguided DRM technology which is there ostensibly to prevent copyright violation. She had to […]

Hey Bulldog

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Child-like — No one understands, Jack knife — In your sweaty hands, Some kind of innocence is measured out in years You don’t know what it’s like to listen to your fears Lennon/McCartney 1968 This relatively obscure track “Hey Bulldog” from the Beatles album “Yellow Submarine” is a cult classic. Perhaps this bulldog will become […]

Global Warning?

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

A recent article on Yahoo! collates a number of pieces of anecdotal evidence of species of fish, birds and locusts being found further north than usual. Scientifically speaking this kind of evidence cannot be directly linked to global warming, but it’s a possible warning sign. Just like if you see animals cowering outdoors or seeking […]