Sunni militants fighting al Qeada. To protect Shiites. In Ramadi.
Just give me the billion dollars
Five billion dollars could either fund a five-way competition to get the US flying economically into space, or it could fund the Shuttle program for one year. Whether it flies or not. Buckethead knows which he prefers. I think he’s right.
Comments were out of control at IN THE RED ZONE
A lot of them were pretty bad. So Spence Publishing deleted all of them and closed all comments on Steven Vincent’s site. It’s too bad that it came to that, but they were pretty bad.
Viking ship built of ice-cream sticks to set sail
Fifteen million popscicles gave their lives for this project. No, this isn’t the first DD(X).
Solar Power Becoming Reality?
A major 500MW project near LA. More please. And let’s build some more nukes while we’re at it.
How violent is Iraq?
Well, it’s pretty damn violent. But the numbers show us something that wouldn’t be apparent from the nightly news. (45-100)x250=(-13,750)
U.S. Army Encounters Strange Recruiting Patterns
Guess which states (Red or Blue) supply more recruits?
Is China building a carrier?
They seem to be doing a lot of work on that uncompleted Russian carrier they bought a while back. Some think they’re trying to learn how to build their own flattop. Ghost of Christmas future?
Two U.S.-Built Destroyers to Join Taiwan Navy
Two Kidd-class, originally built for the Shah of Iran, will help bolster Taiwan’s military. The other two ships of the class will also be going to Taiwan. Hmmm. Anti-air and anti-sub capabilities. I wonder who Taiwan’s worried about.
Computer virus writers at war, security firm says
Red-on-Red in cyberspace.
Scientists develop pee-powered battery
A few drops generates 1.5 volts for a disposable healthcare test kit. This should be added to the toilets on the energy-producing homes I linked to in a previous Linkzookery.
$50 laptop sale sets off violent stampede
People were hurt. One woman wet herself rather than give up her place in line. A man hit people with a folding chair. All for a 4-year-old iBook.
London Tube terror game sparks outrage
Online “Stop the Bombs” game. Jerks. At least no one could accidentally get shot by the police or something.
“To Kill an American”
From Spirit of America. Send a buck or two in their direction from time to time.
Serviceman in Iraq demoted over blog
Look. You can’t give out company secrets or post inside info about your co-workers if you work at a styrofoam cup factory. Everyone knows this. It’s about a gazillion times more serious when your job is “soldier”. I don’t know what this guy wrote, but I guess I’m pretty willing to give the Army the benefit of the doubt on this sort of thing. And his site is offline now.
The rec.puzzles archive
Tons of puzzles by category. This could chew up some time.