Thursday, January 24, 2002
Brown Dwarf Followup
A followup: Michael Liu and company's paper on the image
of the brown dwarf orbiting a sun-like star, which I mentioned a while back, is now available.
Dubya: The First Six Months
president is doing in office: the first six months.
[via Follow Me Here]
Pink Flamingo Boycott
the Plastic Pink Flamingo Boycott! Is your plastic pink flamingo
authentic? Does it have Don Featherstone's signature? Not if it was
released recently. Join the fight to put Featherstone's signature
back in the mold.
I've gotten a couple of hits for really bizarre searches from what I think
is this site: WebCollage.
The site feeds random words to search engines and makes a collage from
the images, which are linked back to the original site. Kind of neat.
Congo volcano #2
A second volcano, Mount Nyamuragira, has erupted in Congo.
John Walker in court
John Walker is back in the States and has his
first day in court. He is being held without bail.
Microsoft antitrust comments
The public comment period on the Microsoft antitrust settlement ends
Sunday. Here's how
to comment. [via Voidstar]
A Democrat-led think tank, the Progressive Policy Institute, has issued a
report recommending several
invasive high-tech steps in fighting terrorism including thumbprints
on ID cards, increased survelliance of the net, and face recognition
in crowded places.
[via Red Rock Eater]
Mugabe bans critics
Mugabe has signed a law that would allow him to jail critics for up to
five years but has not yet been able to push through a similar law
aimed at journalists that also requires annual licenses.
The first Congressional hearings into the Enron collapse begin
today. The star witness today, an Arthur Andersen employee who
has since been fired and who has been accused of directing shredding
of Enron documents, is expected to take the fifth in front of the
House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Enron's rise and fall, the timeline. [via abuddhas memes]
Smoking Gun in
Enrongate: on charges Bush allowed Ken Lay, the
ex-CEO of Enron, to interview
candidates for the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission. [via Metafilter]
Findlaw has a collection
of original source documents on Enron. [via wood s lot]