Yeah, I know, you don’t want to hear it. I’ll keep it short. There are lots of good editorial pieces about the Bush administration and Iraq, but here’s a particularly good one from Newsweek.
Posted by Chris in Politics on July 11th, 2003 | Comments Off
The Morning News has a great editorial piece on copyright. It should be mandatory reading for anyone interested in why Mickey Mouse is protected from copying while Sherlock Holmes is not. (Hint: Holmes isn’t owned by a multinational corporation.)
Posted by Chris in Politics on July 11th, 2003 | 1 Comment »
NASA reported Thursday that they’ve found a really old planet, three times older than Earth and only a bit younger than the universe.
Posted by Chris in Space on July 11th, 2003 | Comments Off
When questioned by Congress, Donald Rumsfeld today upped his estimate of the cost of Iraqi occupation to $3.9 billion per month, double the previous estimates. To put that in perspective, $4 billion dollars would pay the monthly salaries of one million teachers. Oh, and that doesn’t include reconstruction costs. Of course not.
Posted by Chris in Iraq, Politics on July 10th, 2003 | Comments Off
The Washington Post has a well-written article on suppressing the work of a grad student because it might compromise national security. The twist here is that the student is reorganizing publicly-available data using mapping techniques. Nothing proprietary, no espionage involved. So where’s the risk? Only that it makes government and corporations nervous. More commentary on [...]
Posted by Chris in Politics on July 8th, 2003 | Comments Off