Rover News - Reuters.
A great column summing up the evil of banning DDT - The Australian: Christopher Pearson: Green errors began with DDT.
The Second Mars Rover on this mission, Opportunity, is about to land and the software problems with its twin, Spirit, are being worked on. European orbiter, Mars Express, has found the best evidence yet of the existence of Martian water. (mercurynews.com)
It'd be nice to have somebody there to hit Ctrl-Alt-Del.
One of our favorites, John Stossel, has a new book out this week: Give Me a Break : How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media.
From the Sad but True Department: Republican Congress spending like 'drunken sailors' - OpinionJourna.
The Weekly Standard: Nine reasons why we never sent our Special Operations Forces after al Qaeda before 9/11.
There are several gems in this AP article: Space Race vs. China, space-based weapons & missle defense, and did anyone know that the moon is a source of potentially unlimited energy in the form of the helium 3 isotope -- a near perfect fuel source: potent, nonpolluting and causing virtually no radioactive byproduct in a fusion reactor?
This will cut into my free time: Five million World War II aerial photographs to be posted on the Internet.
From the Decline and Fall Department: Move over, Hello Kitty: New characters are taking over the kingdom of cute.
Admittedly I am a proponent for chaos. So it's no surprise that I'm entertained by the endless parade of unintended consequences that Sims Online has become. People played The Sims because they could control their world and build up an entertaining fantasy self, much as we geeks have been doing for years. By making it an online world with few controls, they allowed the adolescent in everyone to run wild and unleashed the tyrrany of those with too much time on their hands. Chaos indeed. I'm entertained.
The New York Yankees
Circle I Limbo
Circle II Whirling in a Dark & Stormy Wind
Circle III Mud, Rain, Cold, Hail & Snow
Parents who bring squalling brats to R-rated movies
Circle IV Rolling Weights
Circle V Stuck in Mud, Mangled
Circle VI Buried for Eternity
Osama bin Laden
Circle VII Burning Sands
Circle IIX Immersed in Excrement
Circle IX Frozen in Ice