“You are an idiot if… …you believe Microsoft is actually going to have a completely rewritten Operating System before Bill Gates dies (which might be 20 to 40 more years).”—Scobleizer — You are an idiot if…
“I’m very proud to announce that we are one of the only DNS vendor / service providers that was not vulnerable when this issue was first discovered by Dan. During Dan’s testing he confirmed (and we later confirmed) that our DNS implementation is not susceptible to the attack that was discovered. In other words, if you used OpenDNS then you were already protected long before this attack was even discovered.”—OpenDNS Blog » OpenDNS – Keeping you safe day after day
For news of victory, Americans may have to look to the foreign press. For example, The Times of London, which carried a piece by Marie Colvin the other day. She reported that “American and Iraqi forces are driving al-Qaida in Iraq out of its last redoubt in the north of the country in the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror.” Who knew?
I must have overlooked the story in the New York Times. Nor did I see it on the AP wire. And I missed it on NPR, too. For much of the American media, good news is no news.
Under the Clinton administration, the Energy Department welcomed scientists and students from sensitive Muslim nations, including Iran, at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and other nuclear weapons research labs as part of its “open-door policy.”
No Iranian nationals were employed at Los Alamos when Clinton took office in 1993, according to an internal lab report. By 1997, three Iranians were employed there.
“To avoid a false sense of security, the Windows Update client automatically checks for and installs any available infrastructure updates anytime a system uses the Windows Update service, independent of the settings for how it handles updates”—Microsoft Warns Users of Coming Update to WU
Ever since that trial and ordeal, Andrew C. McCarthy has been arguing against handling the terrorist threat facing this country and the rest of the civilized world as the kind of ordinary criminal case that Sen. Obama confuses it with.
Magazines, books, forums, speeches and interviews … Mr. McCarthy has employed them all to warn that relying on civilian courts to do what military courts should endangers us all.
“But this is what I feared from him: that his empty rhetoric was the mark of high cynicism in politics (if I get get them to buy this hot air without saying anything then I can do anything I need to do to get elected… though he’s not even letting what he has said stop him from flipping). My other fear is that he is unproven and could be Jimmy Carter, and given the clumsiness of his dash from left to middle — overshooting the mark and ending up too far to the right for The Times’ comfort — I’d say he’s not looking so smooth right now.”—BuzzMachine » It’s not just me
“If God is thrown out of our history, we lose our basis for believing that individuals have rights and dignity. In an empty universe, we have no meaning, no value. Without God, there are no unalienable rights, and no certain proof that liberty is better than tyranny, or that life is better than death. Everything is a matter of opinion and power.”—The Source of Liberty by Chuck Colson
“It’s estimated that the Saudis have about 260 billion barrels under their sand. By comparison, with current technology, we can safely recover more than 800 billion barrels of the estimated 7 trillion barrels of oil in the shale rock from the Rocky Mountains.”—The Energy Quagmire by Ken Blackwell
“As important as those actions might be, there is something far more critical to the long-term preservation of your right to self-defense. In the next week, as you are commemorating the birth of our nation and celebrating its independence, you should go out and buy guns… It’s the prudent thing to do. It’s the right thing to do. It’s the effective thing to do. It is your sovereign birthright. It is your duty.”—Celebrate Heller, buy guns
“I have no idea of the number of traffic signals in our country, but whatever the number, how many of my fellow Americans would like the U.S. Congress to be in charge of their operation?”—Problem of Ignorance By Walter E. Williams
“Barack Obama is proposing taxing the profits of oil companies while vigorously opposing any additional oil exploration and nuclear power. Even the liberal L.A. Times blasted his approach this week. And a former Democratic senator of Louisiana, John Breaux, said taxing companies will not generate a single barrel of oil.”—The Energy Quagmire By Ken Blackwell
“Intel, the giant chip maker and longtime partner of Microsoft, has decided against upgrading the computers of its own 80,000 employees to Microsoft’s Vista operating system, a person with direct knowledge of the company’s plans said.”—No Vista for Intel - NYT Times Blog
“The problem is that as soon as you wildcard to Google’s SaaS, you allow attacker to register subdomains under your domain. For example if we have *.acme.com pointing to ghs.google.com attacker will be able to register blog.acme.com and use that to confuse the crap out of everybody.”—Google and Wildcard Domains by GNUCITIZEN
“If Abraham Lincoln had had a Supreme Court like this to deal with, and he pretty much did, and had that president and commander-in-chief failed to outmaneuver that court’s pro-slavery chief justice, the Hon. Roger B. Taney, he of the infamous Dred Scott decision, then I might well be writing this column from Little Rock, Ark., C.S.A.”—On Suing the Enemy By Paul Greenberg
“Okay, everyone knows that I hate all things Microsoft, and would ordinarily revel in the glory that is an anti-Microsoft story. But seriously- China is accusing Microsoft of unfair trade practices and anti-competetive tactics?!?! Are you kidding me?!”—China launches Microsoft antitrust probe « Wolf’s Geek Blog
"Is all that cable really necessary now that there’s wireless everything?" people said.
As much as I respect Martha Stewart’s business and design acumen, neither she, nor those people who talked to me, know what they’re talking about. When it comes to networking, there’s no substitute for a wire, when a wire’s available.
“Metallica owes its entire career to copyright infringement. There were no radio stations playing their kind of metal back in the 80s. MTV didn’t play it either. The only wide exposure the band received was hardcore fans copying and sharing their demo tapes.”—Dvorak Crew Review: Metallica Sucks Balls!
“EA now has a monopoly on the market for interactive football software.” A monopoly? No one is keeping a competitor from releasing a football game; they simply can’t use players, stadiums, or teams affiliated with any of the organizations EA has agreements with.”—Lawsuit flags EA for illegal procedure on football monopoly
“Enemies of the United States committed to attacking America and killing Americans who have been captured on the battlefield and designated alien enemy combatants are entitled to the protections afforded by the Geneva Convention, not the Constitution.”—Senator Joe Lieberman: News Release