Friday Linkzookery – 22 Aug 2008

Linkzookery returns after a two-week hiatus due to technical issues and editorial laziness. A couple of older items are included.

Iraq Poised to Revive Oil Contract With China
So when are we, like, going to start stealing their oil and stuff?

Hangin’ Up The Flight Suit
Pinch is retiring from the reserves after 24 years in the service. Apparently, he finally gave up hope that the Tomcat would be back…

The Death of 1989
The vast, frightening fallout of Russia’s invasion of Georgia

Spy Sat Sharpshooter Apparently Now On The Front Lines
Leak? Or intentional leak?

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New film by “Spirited Away” director wows Japan
“Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea” appears to be a Little Mermaid-type story. I am a fan of Hayao Miyazaki’s work, particularly Kiki’s Delivery Service and Spirited Away. And Howl’s Moving Castle.

Boeing Wins Contract for Truck-Mounted Defense Laser
Boeing will complete the design for the High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator (HEL TD), then build and test it on a Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck.

Indians’ Hands Tied in U.S. Wargame
To protect the secrets of their top-of-the-line Russian-designed Su-30MKI fighters

French Vow to Keep Fighting in ‘Besieged’ Afghanistan
No word yet whether Sarkozy still plans to add 700 more troops to his country’s 2,500-strong contingent.

Grabbing guns in Georgia
By the truckload.

U.S. Warships Run the Gauntlet with Georgia Aid
Three American ships plus some friends via the Black Sea to deliver more aid to Georgia.

Sea unearths secret Nazi bunkers that lay hidden for more than 50 years
Abandoned after the surrender and then buried by sand until now.

Battle over oil-rich city threatens to derail Iraqi elections
Ongoing issue is, well, ongoing nowhere.

Vampire bats kill 38 Warao tribespeople in Venezuela

Zombie Playground
Pic: 4 [5] kids making a last stand.

Poor Planning Doomed Russian Warplanes
Apparently, the Rooskies didn’t target Georgian AA at the start.

Turning roads into solar collectors
They started with the assumption that asphalt gets frakking hot when the sun shines on it. I’ve actually wondered about this before. I wish I had blogged it so I could prove it.

A beacon of hope for unwanted lighthouses
Murdoc’s guess is that the romance of living in a lighthouse would fade by day three or four.

Top 5 Olympic Opening Ceremony Moments China Wants You To Forget
Plus I’ve been told they put something in the swimming pool water to make people swim faster.

Carnival of Homeschooling
There’s More to School Than Textbooks!

Everything You Need to Know About USB 3.0, Plus First Spliced Cable Photos

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  1. Clearly (or maybe not so) there’s a fifth child assisting in the zombie defense? Look at the zombie in the back falling off the equipment. It looks like you can just make out the head of the child that must have fought it back.

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