Archives for February 3, 2008

Fourth Internet Cable ‘Breaks’

A fourth undersea cable has broken, this one linking Qatar and the UAE. The cause is said to be unknown at this time, but there are reports that it was due to a power breakdown rather than a physical break in the cable. [source] Meanwhile, the two cables that broke a few days in Egypt…

The Ultimate Male Fantasy

And this is how the Europeans do it….

Clinton vs. Obama

I am utterly undecided. Feel free to make a suggestion.

The next version of Ubuntu is getting closer to a new release. My one version old installation is working so well, I have not actually upgraded to the most current version. Here is an overview from a group that tested this new Alpha version, in which they discuss some of the new features and stuff.

Mel Gibson: Anti Gay

Mel Gibson broke off relations with recently departed actor Heath Ledger after he spurned Gibson’s advice not to accept the role of a gay cowboy in “Brokeback Mountain.” … “Ledger asked Gibson whether he should take the role of Ennis Del Mar in ‘Brokeback,’”… “Gibson strongly counseled against it. The role apparently ran counter to…

Cutting Undersea Cables Matters

What does the undersea world of the internet look like? This:

Attitudes about Evolution in Florida

I’d like to point you to an interesting piece on teaching evolution in Florida:

With all five school board members believing evolution should not be taught as fact, the School Board of Highlands County on Tuesday will consider a resolution opposing the state’s proposed new science standards stance on evolution. The proposed resolution states, “The board recognizes the importance of providing a thorough and comprehensive science education to all…

Ralph Nader has formed a presidential exploratory committee and said he will launch another presidential run if he believes he can raise enough money to appear on most state ballots in the fall. … …now with John Edwards also out of the race, Nader said he feels his candidacy is more urgent than ever. “When…

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