»I'm certain I've just as much justification for killing Mr. Johnson's wife and children as Mr. Bush has for bombing Iraq. [...]Mr. Bush's long-term aim is to make the world a safer place by eliminating 'rogue states' and 'terrorism'. It's such a clever long-term aim because how can you ever know when you've achieved it?«
»The British government's carefully co-ordinated propaganda offensive took an embarrassing hit tonight after Downing Street was accused of plagiarism. ... Channel Four News has learnt that the bulk of the nineteen page document was copied from three different articles - one written by a graduate student.«
Dr. Robert Bowman wrote in October 2001: »Mr. President, you did not tell the American people the truth about why we are the targets of terrorism. You said that we are the target because we stand for democracy, freedom, and human rights in the world.Baloney! We are the target of terrorist because we stand for [...]
NY Times: »In a two-hour interview in his United Nations offices overlooking Midtown Manhattan, Mr. Blix, the chief chemical and biological weapons inspector, seemed determined to dispel any impression that his report was intended to support the administration's campaign to build world support for a war to disarm Saddam Hussein.[...]Finally, he said, he had seen [...]
»Bookie provides Rendezvous bookmark sharing. No configuration - just double-click and go. Bookie places a small icon in your menu bar from which you can globally access your bookmarks and those of any other computer on the LAN. Alternatively, you can set Bookie to publish your bookmarks, collect others, or do both (the default behavior). [...]
»We are delighted to see that the popular weblog application, Movable Type, is adding support for choosing Creative Commons licenses in its upcoming version.« [Creative Commons: weblog] Wise move! Why not really support this licensing stuff into the software - it is an important issue and should be on the screen of any weblogger when [...]
Norman Schwarzkopf: »"The thought of Saddam Hussein with a sophisticated nuclear capability is a frightening thought, okay?" he says. "Now, having said that, I don't know what intelligence the U.S. government has. And before I can just stand up and say, 'Beyond a shadow of a doubt, we need to invade Iraq,' I guess I [...]
“Iraq stands alone because it gathers the most serious dangers of our age in one place.” —Pres. Bush addressing the nation from Cincinnati on Oct. 7, 2002 This PDF map shows all (?) production facilities and arsenal storages for chemical, biological and nuclear weapons in the USA.
»Military officials have been focusing their planning on the use of nuclear arms in retaliation for a strike by the Iraqis with chemical or biological weapons, or to pre-empt one, Arkin says.«
SCI-FI-LONDON, a strictly non-geeky, serious look at science fiction and fantasy film! We take place in Feb 2003 at London's favourite cinema, The Curzon SOHO (Time Out readers’ poll 2000 and 2001), The Other Cinema, London's newest arthouse screen.
In a moment if critizism Jack Straw reminded Germany that it has signed the 1441 resolution and therefore should not be too explicit ruling out military action. Good to know, Jack! Needles to point out that U.S. and Great Britain have signed the UN charter as well - and that is ruling out military action [...]
The new version of OmniOutliner does Export to Apple Keynote. I wish Radio Userland had this as well. You can download the Beta 2.2 here.
I just tried this little MacOS X tool: It dims the inactive applications in the background. You can switch it on and off from the menu bar. With a fast Mac, many open applications and a huge screen this may be really be an enhancement to the UI.
This is a real parody. Maybe they should ban cars and open the streets for Segways. You would even be twice as fast with 12 mph because there would be no traffic jams. In Cologne there are ground-level entrances into most of the the subways and you're allowed to take a bicycle with you. The [...]
Paul Everitt shows off MozTop. [ZopeZen]
"The religious cant that will send American troops into battle is perhaps the most sickening aspect of this surreal war-to-be. Bush has an arm-lock on God. And God has very particular political opinions. God appointed America to save the world in any way that suits America. God appointed Israel to be the nexus of America’s [...]
One of my students has created an XML-RPC library for Perl, that he claims is way faster than the three Perl implementations listed on xmlrpc.com that are all base on the same XML library (his doesn't). Unfortunatly he seems to be too shy to release it to the public. I think he should get a [...]
It is easy to utilize a MacOS X machine as web proxy server - and it may even make sense to proxy locally on your own machine. MacMegasite tip: »Mac OS X's built-in web server can act as a caching web proxy to speed up your web surfing by caching graphics and other page elements [...]
CocoaMySQL is a free, open source application to manage MySQL databases (locally or over internet). It lets you add and remove databases and tables, change fields and indexes, view and filter the content of tables, add, edit and remove rows, perform custom queries and dump tables or entire databases. [MacMegasite]
"So TIME asks you: which country poses the greatest danger to world peace in 2003? North Korea, Iraq or The United States?" 141729 people voted when I clicked. The answer is no surprise to me, but I made a screenshot just in case...