Archives for July 23, 2009

New East African Internet Cable

According to the BBC, 17,000 mile cable has just been completed connecting South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique to Europe and Asia. I’m not quite sure how an undersea cable, which this is, connects landlocked Uganda to anything, but well, that’s BBC African Geography for you.

A gay rights group plans to stage a mass kissing demonstration outside the San Diego Mormon temple as a show of support for a gay couple cited for trespassing in Utah after sharing a kiss on church property. Details This will drive the Mormons nuts. They hate kissing.

Silence of the muffins.

There is no red shirted man making deals on the phone as he paces back and forth. There is no group of large voiced church people being all holier than thou. And loud. Eight out of ten customers in this coffee shop are writers. I can tell because they come in and sit down and…

Our desktop support folks couldn’t do anything with it. When I told them my story about what happened (at least I’m honest) they realized it would be easier to re-install the machine with a fresh image of Windows Vista. Read this sad but unsurprising tale of woe at Linux in Exile. And find out how…

Bin Laden Son Killed?

Reports are now surfacing that the son of Osama Bin Laden was killed by a US Hellfire missile fired from a Predator Drone in Pakistan at an undisclosed date earlier in the year. BBC

Unfortunately, NASA is calling it a “wild creature of the dark” with an “eye-like object at its center.” Actually, it is a galaxy, which is plenty cool so they could do without the fancy-talk. Here’s the picture:

Who would think that men of the cloth or elected officials would be involved in graft?!?!? NEWARK, N.J. – Three New Jersey mayors, two state lawmakers, a deputy mayor and five rabbis were among 44 people charged Thursday in a two-track corruption and international money-laundering probe, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey announced. FBI…

I and the Bird Web Carnival # 105

is HERE at Picus Blog

Somebody made a movie of my blog

Bonus footage below the fold.

Over the last week two vacuum leaks have been found in sectors 8-1 and 2-3 (Sector 7g is still holding). The leaks are similar to each other in position and therefore in likely cause. Unfortunately, these leaks are in already chilled down parts of the LHC and they will have to be warmed up to…