Cowlix Wearing my mind on my sleeve

Tuesday, November 20, 2001 Permanent link to this day
Playboy hacked has been cracked. The attacker, going under the name "martyn luther ping", has apparently contacted customers with their credit card info. [via Metafilter]

Aurora and Leonids

Galleries of the November 5th and 6th aurora and the Leonids. [via Honeyguide]

Some of those Leonids actually made it through our air defense. [via Metafilter]

Election correction

The Economist issues a correction on their election reporting. [via genehack]

Tuvalu sinking?

The rising sea is claiming Tuvalu. Is it just the first? Or is it even true? The Washington Times ran an editorial, "Spare the tears for Tuvalu", on 11/13 based that recent research showed that the sea level was actually dropping, though some think that's a short term effect. [via Undernews]

Take no prisoners

America will take no prisoners - Rumsfeld: "The United States is not inclined to negotiate surrenders, nor are we in a position, with relatively small numbers of forces on the ground, to accept prisoners." (full transcript).

Solar collector

The Genesis spacecraft entered orbit today around the L1 Lagrange point, where gravity is perfectly balanced between the Sun and the Earth. The goal is to return samples of solar wind particles to Earth in 2004.

Solar Race

The 2001 World Solar Challenge is under way in Australia. At the end of day 3, 10 of the original 38 cars have been withdrawn or "trailered". Nuna, from the Netherlands, and Australia's Aurora are neck and neck for the lead. A marathon repair effort got England's entry, Mad Dog, back in the race today after hitting a road sign and winding up in a ditch yesterday.

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