Sunset at the South Pole means the end of a very long day.
Stalking Site: Slick or Sick? “His identity isn’t known, but he says he became infatuated with a young woman named Julie when she rented a movie in the Los Angeles video store where he works. He looked up her address on her video account, broke into her apartment, where she lives alone, and installed a voyeur cam in her bedroom that streams video directly to his website, ForTheLoveofJulie.com.” But it’s apparently not what it seems…
“Death Row IV lists all 3,392 death row inmates, including more
than 1,000 vignettes and photos. Here is a sampling of Death
Web-surfing cellphones automatically transmit your phone number with every web page request, compromising your surfing anonymity.
[New York Times]: South Africa in a Furor Over Advice About AIDS
“President Thabo Mbeki’s
decision to seek advice from two Americans who argue
that H.I.V. does not cause AIDS has touched off an outcry at
home and abroad and raised fears that South Africa’s already
soaring infection rate will climb still further.”
Former CIA Director James Woolsey’s response to European Echelon accusations: ‘Get Real’; most European technology not worth stealing.
Could you confuse Dan Marino with Janet Reno???
In-Flight Breakfast Has Team in Panic: eating rolls with poppy seeds would have led to wholesale positive urine doping tests for the Brazilian Flamengo soccer team.
Criminal Probe in Alaska Airlines Flight 261 Crash: an inquiry into the falsification of maintenance records at Alaska Airlines’ Oakland CA facility predated the disaster by more than a year. If safety were more important than profit, it would seem that publicizing substantial suspicions that an airline is lying about factors relevant to the airworthiness of its aircraft would be crucial!
New paleontological finds in China suggest ancestral primate was Tom-Thumb-sized.
$99 Netpliance I-opener Internet appliances sold out nationwide after an electronics engineer in
Las Vegas figured out
how to tweak the $99
terminal for an additional $100 so that it
works like a fancy PC.
Furor over British proposal to detain non-criminals with personality disorders:
“UK government proposals to detain dangerous people who have a severe personality disorder but no
criminal conviction should be applied to individuals only when an assessment predicts that it is almost
certain that they will commit a very serious criminal offence, a report from a cross party committee
of MPs said this week.” [British Medical Journal]