Security Council OKs wider U.N. role in Iraq
15-0. Though I’m not holding my breath, it sure would be nice if they could help get the national government on track.
Browser Market Report: Firefox Usage Down
Microsoft IE share of the browser market is still growing; Apple Safari is up slightly, while Mozilla and Opera usage decline.
Scared Straight: Iraqi Style
Trying to “de-program” jihadist teens. Good luck.
British Military Gags Blogs
This is going to go back and forth for years.
MV-22 Will Cruise, Not Fly, to War
Osprey’s won’t self-deploy. So what? I’m not the biggest V-22 fan in the world, but this is criticism isn’t worth the time.
Andi’s World is closing down. She does so much in so many places, though, that we won’t have to worry about missing her.
Kids as Status Symbols and “Competitive Birthing”
I’ve seen several articles over the past few years indicating that some are bucking the “fewer kids as wealth increases” trend.
Aging Array of American Aircraft Attracting Attention
At some point in the near future, this is going to catch up to us in a bad way.
More Back To The Future
Orion to splash down (like Apollo) instead of land landing? This move is probalby to save weight because the proposed boosters suck. Why can’t they emulate a Saturn V if they’re going to spend money to save money? Commentary at Simberg’s.
Know Your Checklists…
Pinch Paisley wrote an article for a 1991 issue of MECH magazine, the Naval Aviation Maintenance Safety Review.
1934 is hottest again: How did we inaccurately calculate 1998 was ‘hottest year ever’?
Oops. And here is a photo of one temperature station that showed a drastic increase in temperature. Definitely man-made, though maybe not climate-wide, warming.
Importer recalls 255,000 Chinese-made tires
Defective because lack a safety feature that prevents tread separation
Destruction Of National Pastime Given Two-Minute Standing Ovation
It’s The Onion and it’s true.
Reuters Busted by a 13-Year Old
They used images from the movie ‘Titanic’ in their article on the Russian’s reaching the North Pole seafloor. You can’t make this stuff up.
For when the zombies come
Portable lasers. Just in case.
Giant Lego man washed up on Dutch beach
It says “No real than you are”.