Rumsfeld: Prepare for Surprise Attacks (washingtonpost.com) Prepare, prepare, prepare, so that in 4 years they can say “look we prevent all these attacks”. Of course, we don’t know what evidence they have, if any, but at least they’ll take credit for something that may or may not have happened.
Archive for January, 2002
CNN.com – Bush speech causes shockwaves – January 30, 2002 I’ve been reading Bush’s State of the Union speech and it scares me. Prehaps the scarriest part is the use of the term “Axis of Evil”. It’s almost seems an attempt to capture te U.S.’s glory days right after WW2. While I do not condone terrorism, I do become wary when people attempt to instill feelings in us by the use of clever words and phrases. If Bush really wants the world to ‘get behind him’, reveal the facts that show the “evilness” of these nations. I refuse to trust a government leader for the simple fact that government leaders shouldn’t be trusted. They has too much power behind it for us to blindly accept what they say as truth.
Chips, hardware extend gains in Fed wake I will never understand the stock market. I own shares of one stock, that’s it. The upside to this is that when the stock rises, my net worth rises. Downside is that when the stock falls, my net worth falls. Hmm, maybe I should just put it under my mattress.
Well, I think my web-cam is working again. Turns out that ATI has a problem with converting to a RGB signal in their latest drivers. The fix was on the webcam32 support website. Once that was done, I was up and running again. Now if the damn puppies would just be accommodating and look all cute for the camera!
CNN.com – Would-be bride woos suitors with Web auction So…desperate…must, find spouse…not a geek.
Even if I had the cash, I wouldn’t marry someone who’d want me to pay for it. Ah, who am I kidding, guys always pay for it. One way or another.
Tyson Tries to Keep Fight Alive There is just something wrong with this boy. What did Don King do to him to make him such a problem?
VotetheHPWay.com Well this is perhaps the most self-serving sight I’ve seen in a while (mine not withstanding). Basically it seems that the people in charge of the merger, the same people who will benefit the most from the merger, are doing everything in their power to get it done. This includes advertising to the shareholders.
Personally, I have no idea if the HP-Compaq merger ill be a good or bad thing. I wonder who will step down if the merger doesn’t go through.
One line grabs my attention:
We will achieve annual cost savings of $2.5 billion, adding $5 to $9 in present value to each HP share; and increase earnings per share by 13% during the first year following the merger.
How much of that will be a elimination of duplication among the employees? If I were a shareholder and an employee, I’d investigate further.
Ah the good old days when men were men and they carried bigger and bigger knives to prove it. Reminds me of the days of yore when, on each subequent camping trip, my boyscout troop would challenge each other to see who had the biggest knife. Good times <grin>. Click here for more information.
Time to rewrite the DMCA Our country has the best laws money can buy.