Why is it that OS X seems to accept a right-click as a second left-click if done quickly? In iPhoto, if I left click an image to select it and then immediatly right-click on it (with my two-button mouse), it brings up the large view of the image as if I double left-clicked on it?Â I have to pause a full 1 to 2 seconds after left clicking before I’m allowed to right-click.
Archive for December, 2005
For me, more then anything else, this list makes me think the country is going to hell:
Google News – Top Searches in 2005 1. Janet Jackson 2. Hurricane Katrina 3. tsunami 4. xbox 360 5. Brad Pitt 6. Michael Jackson 7. American Idol 8. Britney Spears 9. Angelina Jolie 10. Harry Potter
The fact that Janet Jackson (Miss Jackson if your nasty) is at the top of the list gives me hope. It could have been Britney. Taken from the Google Zeigeist.
The President has unfettered power to do what ever he deems is necessary. At least, during wartime. This is logic that the President is using to justify wiretapping American’s regardless of the law. My problem with this is when the President declares an unending war on a concept, e.g. Terrorism. How do you define a victory in the War on Terrorism? Is it when the last terrorist is dead? It’s like Bush Senior’s War on Drugs. It’s a war on a concept, not a nation, not a leader. It’s taking on "Evil" and saying once we eliminate evil, we will no longer be at war. It won’t end because the concept, regardless of how many terrorists or drug dealers or "evil" people you kill, there will always be the concept.
Ah, marriage, an act that many would continue to limit between a man and a woman. Unless you are in Georgia, in which case it can be between a boy and a girl, if the girl is pregnant. Heck, in Georgia it can be between a boy and a woman. In Kansas a man can marry a girl. The important thing is that as long as the two people are not the same sex, they can be married. Unless they are of two genetic males and one has androgen insensitivity syndrome, in which case one of them looks like a female. That’s okay, but only if it hasn’t been caught at a young age and corrected. And don’t let that be an excuse to people who dress like women, or you know, have an operation. That’s still not the same. As for those people who have both sexes, they don’t exist! And if they do, well, they just don’t and leave me alone!
Does anyone else think the marriage prohibitions between adults in the U.S. are a joke?
Read the following excerpt from this New York Times Article:
In a major defeat for law enforcement officials, a jury in Florida failed to return guilty verdicts Tuesday on any of 51 criminal counts against a former Florida professor and three co-defendants accused of operating a North American front for Palestinian terrorists.
One of the things that bothers me about the media is the bias wording can deliver. The above statement is correct. Sami al-Arian was found not guilty of 8 of the 13 charges that were brought against him (the remaining 5 were deadlock), but the article reads as if his not guilty was the failure of the jury to return a guilty verdict. The wording is subtle, but dangerous. The article could have lead with:
Law enforcement officials were disappointed today when a jury in Florida found a former professor and three co-defendants not guilty on any of 51 criminal counts brought against them by the government. The four defendants were accused of operating a North American front for Palestinian terrorists.
Both headers convey the same information, but the former implies guilt, while the latter attempts relay information in an unbiased manner. Unfortunately wording is as critical to opinion formation as the text itself.