Thursday, October 27, 2005

BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft aims to trounce Google

BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft aims to trounce Google

One day, Bill Gates will grow old and die, as will every one of us -

Our success is overwhelmingly greater than theirs [Apple's] is - they are learning from us every step of the way and we are learning from them . . ."

"We are stronger than ever because we have a research lab in Cambridge, we have one now in China, one in India and that is where the top problems in computer science are going to be solved."

Viva la Open Source!!

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Full text of Harriet Ellan Miers' letter

Never mind the cronyism, or the fact that the only reason she wasn't actually confirmed was because conservatives didn't think she was conservative enough (Democrats caught a lucky break - the fights come this easy, and they couldn't cut their way out of a paper bag with a butcher knife!)

Her lame-ass excuse-
As you know, members of the Senate have indicated their intention to seek documents about my service in the White House in order to judge whether to support me.

I have been informed repeatedly that in lieu of records, I would be expected to testify about my service in the White House to demonstrate my experience and judicial philosophy.

While I believe that my lengthy career provides sufficient evidence for consideration of my nomination, I am convinced the efforts to obtain Executive Branch materials and information will continue.

As I stated in my acceptance remarks in the Oval Office, the strength and independence of our three branches of government are critical to the continued success of this great Nation.

comes off as a cheap cop-out. Bush couldn't sell her to a death row inmate, and Democrats are so lame that they can't take the credit for getting rid of her. I'm sure that they will attack the exit to the point that it becomes another red herring conspiracy theorem, and no one will care. The free ride is just about over for the Neo-Cons, who have just about run out of rope with the Xian Right.
Looks like people are starting to remember that none of these jokers are our friends. Think I'll bask in it, short lived as it is.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | US cancels 'mini-nukes' programme

Look. The only reason this idea was floated about was because Rumsfeld was on the news circuit telling everyone that there was 'intelligence' stating that Osama bin Laden had massive underground bunkers carved into mountains. Listening to him tell it, you'd think that he was a nemesis of James Bond. Of course, we (well, most of us) have accepted that it was a fabrication. We just don't care. And of course, we will be fooled again. And again, and again, and again.

I know - it's been a while.