Monthly Archives: September 2010

The dangers of closed source code

An excerpt from an excellent blog post about the weaknesses of the flash player installed in every browser on every PC in the world – except for the ones who don’t watch Youtube, and how many is that again? Snow … Continue reading

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Wiretap this !

Police work, good old-fashioned police work, seems to have fallen out of favor of today’s bureaucrats who would much rather eavesdrop on any conversation they wish to at the click of a button. There is the news from the US … Continue reading

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“Over and Over, like a monkey with a miniature symbol

…. the joy of repetition is really in you.” Or so it would seem with the conduct of US policy in Afghanistan. Counterterrorist Pursuit Team: 3,000 Man CIA Paramilitary Force Hunts Militants In Afghanistan, Pakistan First they train the Mujahideen … Continue reading

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Good news on the Foreclosure front

It appears that in the rush towards securitization of mortgages and other crucial investments, the big players created a weak system whose critical legal shortcomings may ultimately undermine any claims they may have on millions of homes nationwide. There is … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Our Labors

Yellow, Black, and Blues § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM. In this beautifully written article Joe Kloc examines the history of the honey bee and possible reasons behind the so-called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) which has affected a large percentage of the worlds honey … Continue reading

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Barack Strikes Back

YouTube – Weekly Address: The Republican Corporate Power Grab. If this guy was hoping for corporate donations then he just shot himself in the foot … big-time. Ha. Just kidding.

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Storm in a “Tea” Cup

For those who fear a Republican landslide in this November’s mid-term elections let me recall some words from Obama’s 2009 Inaugural address: What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them—that the stale political arguments … Continue reading

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“Axe” that Ad

In the annals of distasteful commercials the one about the “Axe Detailer” is a recent entry and likely contender for top spot. For those who have not had the misfortune of watching this ad, let me congratulate you. For the … Continue reading

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Speaking truth to power – Salman Khan Style

Salman causes uproar with Mumbai attack comment, apologizes. Let us be clear. Salman is not saying anything that has not already been stressed many times by others on the Indian media landscape, including distinguished editorial contributors of the Hindustan Times … Continue reading

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Cognitive Dissonance

Stephen Hawking in ‘The Grand Design’: God did not [sic] create the universe, it would have happened anyway. I’m as big a fan of Stephen Hawking as the next geek. I’ve paid homage to his stand against religious bigotry by … Continue reading

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