Category Archives: News

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The Limits of Technology

Every once and a while a news story comes along to remind us that any technology has its limits. Yesterday, in Alabama, a semi-truck driver drove his rig into a 12-foot high tunnel. His trailer was 13 1/2 feet tall. There are sensors which detect

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First World's Navies Start Kicking Third World Pirate Ass

I’ve been wondering where these news stories were. Rag-tag groups of villagers waiting in glorified rowboats to ambush transport ships were a little bit bizarre at first, but understandable since most cargo ships are unnarmed both in weaponry and crew. But, eventually, the pirates broke

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Jessica Simpson Prompts Hypocrisy and Irony

I don’t follow Jessica Simpson, per se.  Actually, I don’t really follow anybody, celebrity or otherwise.  (I follow people on Twitter, but they came up with that word, not me.) Anyway, so I had no idea that Jessica Simpson was doing anything these days other

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When SHOULD Windows 7 Ship?

Over at TechRepublic, they have a poll up asking people when they think Windows 7 will ship.  I, for one, have no idea. However, I think the question they have to get right at Microsoft is when SHOULD we ship Windows 7.  Right now, I