Thursday, September 29, 2005


Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Kenyan immigrant Moses Bittok received an unexpected reward for becoming a United States citizen on Friday when he became a millionaire on the same day.

Friday, September 23, 2005

microsoft brainwashing

Jewish bomb plotter jailed in US...A Jewish extremist who plotted to blow up a Los Angeles mosque and the office of a US congressman of Lebanese descent has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. Earl Krugel was arrested in 2001 with another leader of a group called the Jewish Defence League.

Microsoft after 30 years: Your views

Monday, September 19, 2005

kissing cousins

Microsoft's Ballmer: It's true, some of Windows Vista's features are 'kissing cousins' to Mac OS X

They are shamelessly copying us,' [Jobs] said during Thursday's annual meeting.

Thursday, September 15, 2005


Characteristically, though, Mr Jobs bounced back, once he realised, as he said at Stanford, that “the heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again.” He did something uninterrupted success might have made impossible: he became more creative. In 1986 he started two new companies, NeXT, a computer-maker that was always too far ahead of its time, and Pixar, an animation studio that went on to have a series of box-office hits.


Akram said he was surprised that Bolton, whose confirmation stalled in the Senate in part over his reputation for abrasiveness, ``showed less emotion than almost anyone else in the room.''

He's one of the legions of Macintosh and iPod users for whom the elegance of the user interface begins with the bold graphics and sleek texture of the box the new machine comes in. ..."I save 'em, much to the dismay of my significant other," Reich said.

Monday, September 12, 2005


In Rural Texas, Blessings and Culture Shock...One day last week, the church ladies from Second Baptist wheeled up, including one iron-haired maven in a burgundy Ford F-150, loaded with furniture and mattresses. "Well," she said, before driving off into the Texas sunset, "I got to get home to feed my cows."

The storm also appears to have damaged the carefully laid plans of Karl Rove, President George W. Bush's political adviser, to make inroads among black voters and expand the reach of the Republican Party for decades to come.

Ultimately, Apple may introduce its own cell phone-iPod combination, dubbed the "iPhone," designed by Apple itself from the ground up and which would most likely be made by a contract electronics manufacturer such as Flextronics.

Within hours of today's withdrawal, hooded Hamas militants toting guns stood on top of the Palestinian wall as grinning Gazans clambered over using ropes to meet relatives on the Egyptian side...Elsewhere in Gaza, jubilant Palestinians set abandoned synagogues on fire as they celebrated the withdrawal. "They [Israelis] destroyed our homes and our mosques. Today it is our turn to destroy theirs," said a man in Neve Dekalim who gave his name as Abu Ahmed.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Remember Berger's "mistake" ?

Former National Security Adviser Samuel R. Berger was fined $50,000 by a federal judge yesterday for illegally taking classified documents out of the National Archives by stuffing them in his pants...Mr. Berger initially claimed he took the documents as the result of an "honest mistake," but later admitted he placed the classified records in his pants and jacket, and put other classified documents in a leather portfolio...The document theft raised questions about whether Mr. Berger was attempting to cover up the Clinton administration's anti-terrorism policies and actions.

At the time, Bill Clinton dismissed the matter with a chuckle. "The innocent explanation is the most likely one," Mr. Clinton told reporters in Colorado. "We were all laughing about it on the way over here."

Sony, Google, Colin

Sony Clones iTunes

Why Google hired Vint Cerf

Colin Powell on Iraq, Race, and Hurricane Relief

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Texans handle influx of evacuees