Thursday, November 17, 2005

Fine Food

But Hunter points to the experience in San Diego, where the number of illegal migrants arrested is one-sixth of what it was before the fence was built. "People have made stupid editorial comments about the Great Wall of China," he says, "but the only thing that has worked is that fence."

Democrats want a broader bill that goes beyond border enforcement, but they found plenty on which to agree with Republicans yesterday -- particularly sending a message to Mr. Bush...Democrats criticized both Congress and the Bush administration -- blaming the former for underfunding homeland security and the latter for failing to take border security seriously. "No matter how many laws Congress passes, if the administration doesn't act upon and enforce those laws, then our nation is at risk," said Rep. Bennie Thompson, Mississippi Democrat and the committee's ranking member.

Families of four or five are dismissed as something for the less educated, the parochial or the pious who have the time to waste changing diapers and nursing. In contrast, the new childless European citizen is otherwise too engaged in travel, fine food, global moralizing and intellectual pursuit.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


The company refuses to hire people more than a year or two out of university, for fear that experience in the conventional business world will taint their freshness of mind. Google googles the Internet for its own purposes, ceaselessly...It tried to recruit a South African schoolboy I know because it was so impressed with his web page. (He turned them down in favour of going to university, probably a mistake).

Saturday, November 05, 2005


At events across the state, including a pro-marriage rally in Arlington, leaders of the state's Republican Party joined leaders of the black and Hispanic communities to get voters to the polls in support of the amendment.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Xbox 360

Xbox 360 and iPod interoperability?...during a preview of the next-generation console in San Francisco last month, Microsoft execs talked up the interoperability between iPods and the Xbox 360.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The US has vowed to stop every single illegal immigrant entering the country, by recruiting 1,000 extra agents and increasing the use of unmanned drones.
"Our goal is to gain control of our borders," said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

Microsoft Plays Catch-up on Services
Analysis: Live Software Strategy aims at strong Google, Yahoo portals but could drain MSN.

First Google Print books launched