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July 04, 2002
Why your PC is no better than a $15 wristwatch ZDNet: Story
Another potential problem for computer clocks is the servers they sync with. Both Microsoft and Apple operating systems default to time servers operated by the respective companies. How sure are we that those servers are correct?
FREE YOUR BOOKS! BookCrossing - Home
Here at BookCrossing.com you'll find tens of thousands of book reviews, book ratings, and book recommendations, because each time a book changes hands our members can leave journal entries telling the world of their experiences. Our LeaderBoard has Book Lists that reflect the book trading activities of our members, showing the recently released books, the recently found books, and the most traveled books.
Welcome to the Jism Foundation's Homepage The Jism Foundation
That's right. Jism. Lovely word, really. In fact, it is a perfect word. Like the word "cake", or "cheese". Jism. And despite its perfection, it is rarely used, instead thrown to the obscure corners of the English language, championed only by the beat poets and Kurt Vonnigut's of this world. Instead we are confronted by harsh and ugly words. Spunk. Cum. Even the proper term, semen, seems somehow innapropriate.
CAT-5 o' nine tails - Professional Version roadkill.net
Great for function testing, for emergency connectivity, and for just keeping your users in line.
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How do we avoid taking our problems with us into space? Lifeboat Foundation FAQ
Space colonies would have stronger restrictions on technology, particularly gray goo, than Earth. After all, the whole purpose of their existence is to survive such problems. And if one space colony had insufficient safeguards, then only they would face the consequences, leaving the other colonies to learn from their mistake.
Since we didn't have enough to worry about just yet Ha'aretz
"From the moment the State of Israel has "From the moment the State of Israel has the capability to launch a satellite into orbit around the earth at a height of hundreds of kilometers, it established [its] capability to launch, by means of a missile, a payload to any location on the face of the earth," says the head of the Asher Institute at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Prof. Moshe Gelman, in the wake of the launch of the Ofek 5 satellite.
Frozen monkey brains Alcor Life Extension Foundation: The world's largest provider of cryonic services-Celebrating life through sciece since 1972
I have always believed in the future because I have faith that the nature of humans is good and that evil is unnatural and the results of survival instincts.
Survivors of church abuse want meeting with Pope CBC News
"He says that he was deeply moved about all of the people who have suffered abuse at the hands of the Church. So we feel it's only natural that we should reach out to him to help us move the whole issue forward, and have a better response from the bishops than we have had."
Ottawa wants to know B.C.'s next move The Globe and Mail
Only 36 per cent of the 2.1 million eligible voters participated. Of the 763,480 voters who mailed in their ballots, an overwhelming majority agreed with the referendum's eight principles, ranging from protecting private-property rights to wiping out tax exemptions for natives.
Gunman shot dead after killing 1 at Los Angeles airport CNN.com - July 4, 2002
"At this time, there's no reason to believe the incident is terrorist-related," said Lt. Horace Frank, an LAPD spokesman. Information is still sketchy and the investigation is still in its earliest stages, he said.
EFF, 2600 give up: Won't appeal loss in DVD descrambling case politechbot.com
What this also reinforces is that every judge that has looked
at the DMCA's anti-circumvention sections has thought they're perfectly grand.
DMCA opponents now have four obvious choices:
Zodiackiller.com task-force meeting Blue Rock Springs, 7-4-02
On July 4, 2002, amateur detectives and Zodiac-case enthusiasts from around the country will be gatheringfor a first-of-its-kind event: an all-amateur "task-force meeting" at Blue Rock Springs Park in Vallejo,Calif. The purpose? To share ideas, information and theories about the unsolved Zodiac crimes.
How One Spam Leads to Another wired.com
West said his research indicates that unless consumers complain publicly and loudly about the promiscuous passing around of their e-mail addresses, spam will make the mailboxes of most Internet users virtually unusable within the next six to nine months ... "a year if we're lucky."
Man who had sex with juror sentenced CBC News
Peter Gill, who had sex with a juror during his murder trial, was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison Tuesday for obstruction of justice.
Evolution in action CBC News: Teen wins fight to refuse blood transfusions The church elders who have supported Mia throughout her ordeal, say they're pleased by the decision. This way, they say, Mia can die in peace without being tormented by treatments.
Shooting Wounds Some at LAX Yahoo! News
A Los Angeles police spokesman said someone opened fire and killed another individual near a ticket counter, then shot several other people before the gunman was killed by security personnel.
Tate Gallery buys canned crap CBC News
The cans should increase in value, too, as they are becoming more rare. At least 45 of the original 90 cans have exploded.
Staggering AIDS Report From U.N. wired.com
In parts of sub-Saharan Africa, where experts hoped the epidemic had reached a "natural limit" beyond which it could not grow, HIV is infecting as many as 39 percent of adults in some countries, according to UNAIDS, the international agency charged with monitoring the disease.
Condoms, candy and compassion offered to the U.S. capital's prostitutes News - Vancouver - canada.com network
"Hey, want some free condoms?"
Amy Pettit and Cyndee Clay will call these words dozens of times before 5 a.m., when they turn in for the night. Like children gathering around the ice cream truck, sex workers come running.
Same-sex blessings go ahead canada.com network
"Nobody has to do anything as a result of this decision by our synod," Ingham said. "It's not a coercive motion. It's a permissive motion."
Michael Ovitz blames 'Gay Mafia' for downfall canoe.ca
All the gay people get together, like all the Jewish people get together. I mean, yeah, we meet on Thursday.
Bigger is better when it comes to the G spot New Scientist
The findings suggest that Viagra and related drugs like tadalafil and vardenafil, set to hit the market in a few months, should have the greatest effect on women who have large Skene's glands and heaps of PDE5. Trials of Viagra in women have so far had mixed results. Some researchers speculate that this is because the women tested had too broad a range of sexual problems, from not reaching orgasm to not wanting sex at all. Jannini's work suggests that a woman's anatomy might also make a difference.
Legendary insecurity Plesman.com
The layers of irony in Palladium only deepen when you explore the name further. Greek legends say her statue fell from sky, directly from Heaven. Microsoft could only wish for such divine intervention after a series of hacker and denial-of-service attacks showed just how vulnerable its IIS is. Palladium was said to keep Troy safe as long as it stood protected, but readers of Ovid and other poets will know the statue was stolen by at least half a dozen characters in Greek mythology. Palladium did not represent security, but served as a symbol of just how insecure something as priceless as the statue could be. Today, that statue would be an enterprise database.
Fossil was 'first walker' BBC News | SCI/TECH
"This fossil fills in a huge (20-million-year) gap in the fossil record. It is a link, if you like, which is no longer missing."
Sun's spectacular show BBC News | SCI/TECH
The prominences are gigantic loops of magnetic fields that emerge from below the Sun's surface. As they rise, they become filled with trapped, superhot gas that is heated to many millions of degrees.
Scientists estimate 30 billion Earths BBC News | SCI/TECH | Scientists estimate 30 billion Earths
Virtually all the stars out to about 100 light-years distant have been surveyed. Of these 1,000 or so stars, about 10% have been found to possess planetary systems. So, with about 300 billion stars in our galaxy, there could be about 30 billion planetary systems in the Milky Way alone; and a great many of these systems are very likely to include Earth-like worlds, say researchers.
Eight Cities in Patriot Act Revolt ABCNEWS.com
"The Constitution is not a suicide pact," [Councilman Ed Thomas of Denver] said. "I think history will prove this to be folly. I felt that at that time [when the resolution was passed] and I still feel that way. We've lost our collective minds if we're doing this kind of thing."
Al-Qaeda Website - Alneda - Shut Down By The Americans Jihad in Afghanistan
...the US has directed that all web hosting countries around the world not to allow any website having contents and news realted [sic] to Jihad, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
'cause that Hitler guy is a real riot once you get to know him IHT
George Eustice, campaign director of "the no campaign," responded that "people really need to lighten up a bit," and added that he does not plan to cut the Hitler sequence from the ad.
Stepson of Saddam Hussein Arrested in Miami - FBI Yahoo! News
...on charges of entering the United States to attend a flight training seminar without the proper visa, the FBI said.
Margaret Thatcher statue decapitated The Nando Times
"This act of wanton vandalism is utterly deplorable, and I find such behavior deeply saddening," Alderman Michael Oliver said. "Whatever one's views on Baroness Thatcher's politics, she is a unique and important part of the recent history of our country."
Tom Waits: His Favorite Things Amazon.com
"I Just Want to See His Face"--that song had a big impact on me, particularly learning how to sing in that high falsetto, the way Jagger does. When he sings like a girl, I go crazy. I said, "I've got to learn how to do that." I couldn't really do it until I stopped smoking. That's when it started getting easier to do. "Shore Leave" has that, "All Stripped Down," "Temptation." Nobody does it like Mick Jagger; nobody does it like Prince. But this is just a tree of life. This record is the watering hole. Keith Richards plays his ass off. This has the Checkerboard Lounge all over it.
Gabrielle Taylor's "My Toxic Life"
( ) The laws of organics and the beauty business
Is Organic Shampoo Chemistry or Botany? asks the New York Times. Apparently in the US, although laws are stiff as to what food you can call organic, they're not so about non-food consumer goods like shampoo and cosmetics. Products made using petroleum-derived and other synthetic or chemical ingredients, prohibited in...
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