After watching what I thought was an unnecessary use of Tasers by Lexington police last week, I became mildly obssessed. I’ve been on an extended surfing excursion, looking for information, and there’s a lot of it out there. And a lot of it should be cause for concern. Like any other weapon carried by law… Continue reading Tasers = Torture?
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Bush’s second term isn’t even a day old, and already US citizens are being treated as enemy combatants. Today started out peacefully, participating in the local chapter of the Drums for Peace ceremony to coincide with the swearing-in. Less than six hours later, I was watching Lexington police officers Taser a fifteen-year-old kid as he… Continue reading Abu Ghraib comes to Lexington?
This week’s news brings an ironic combination of events. First we get reports that the US search for weapons of mass destruction is officially over with no WMDs found, long after it became obvious to everyone except Fox News fans that the WMD threat was just another big Bush lie. Then we get reports that… Continue reading Hey Dubya, We got your WMDs right here!
There’s a lot of buzz in the news this week about the Mac Mini. And it deserves a lot of buzz. It’s way cool. There’s also an irresistible urge to compare it to the (in)famous Cube. Most of the comparisons are somewhat unflattering to the Cube, and some Apple reps bristled at the suggestion, as… Continue reading Should I be offended?
I haven’t indulged in much technobabble here recently, so I guess today is as good a time as any for a good geek rant, since I scored another casualty in my long-running personal crusade to banish meaningless buzzwords from the vocabulary of morons. People who work with me have learned to humor me, with some… Continue reading What’s a mainframe?
UPDATE — They’re open! Maybe all is not lost. I recently reported the sad news about Spalding’s sudden and unexpected closing, along with the grapevine rumor that it was permanent. Finally, the local news media got off their butts and shed some light on the story. It’s disgraceful that it took them over a month… Continue reading A Glimmer of Hope?