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Archive for June 24th, 2003

Apple Unveils iCheese Grater

Posted by glasscastle on 24th June 2003

Apple’s
new G5 desktop computer
has been dubbed the "Cheese
Grater" model because it looks, well, like a cheese grater.  Billed
as the first 64-bit PC, Apple claims it leaves even the fastest current
PCs in the dust.  However, Slashdot has a post
questioning Apple’s benchmark claims.

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Iraqis beat U.S. 11-0 on return to national stadium

Posted by glasscastle on 24th June 2003

BAGHDAD, June 24 – Iraqi footballers — freed from the
threat of beatings and jailings under Saddam Hussein — celebrated
their return to the national soccer stadium on Tuesday by thrashing a
U.S.
military side 11-0

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Star Wars

Posted by glasscastle on 24th June 2003

A new high energy laser weapon and F-16 flight simulator, designed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Theater Aerospace Command Control Simulation Facility at Kirtland Air Force Base, will let pilots test technology that could put the United States far ahead of its “enemies”.

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Try “Doing” the Constitution

Posted by glasscastle on 24th June 2003

"When I’m president, we’ll do executive orders to
overcome any wrong thing the Supreme Court does tomorrow or any other
day," Gephardt said.
Can this be an accurate quote? It did come from a Fox News story
on afirmative action.

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Spy Story (soon to be a made-for-TV movie)

Posted by glasscastle on 24th June 2003

Here’s some more fallout from the Chinese “espionage” case involving accused double agent Katrina Leung and her FBI handler-lover David Smith. The FBI has removed Daniel Sayner as the head of the Los Angeles Counterintelligence office and put him back on street duty for his part in the affair.

From the “L.A. Times spy story”

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Spotted in a convoy north of Bagdad

Posted by glasscastle on 24th June 2003

sign

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Fuzzy User Interface

Posted by glasscastle on 24th June 2003

When it comes to communicating with a computer, children find it just as easy to use an interactive soft toy as a mouse, according to new research sponsored by the ESRC. This research is published today as a part of the ESRC’s Social Science Week.

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The Origin of Civilization

Posted by glasscastle on 24th June 2003

One of the abiding mysteries and polemics in Anthropology and Earth Science has
long been the almost simultaneous appearance of agriculture in the Middle East,
South America, and China, among other areas. It seems to me the answer is simple;
climate
stability
.

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Doctor, doctor

Posted by glasscastle on 24th June 2003

A Karaoke ESL lesson from GenkiEnglish.com. You can download
the song (mp3)

To see it in action, click on "See
the song in action: Click here
" (Duh)

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My Kind of People

Posted by glasscastle on 24th June 2003

Crank Dot Net: Premier collection of cranks, crackpots, kooks & loons on the net. Includes categories like paranormal, extraterrestrials, prophecy, conspiracy, mind control, One World Government, Egyptology, catastrophism and cryptozoology, “to name but a few”….

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