Thursday, August 5, 2010

News: Not So New

It's been a while, so some of this news is more like olds. But not like the Olds Cutlass Supreme I learned to drive in.

The stupid... it burns...
  • An Orange County woman who claimed that the hundreds of harassing text messages she had received were from an ex-boyfriend and his sister-in-law, resulting in their being arrested multiple times, was convicted for filing false reports and false imprisonment. Now, here, the really stupid people were the Costa Mesa police who arrested those two people without a shred of evidence, solely on the woman's say-so, after she had hounded them to do something. What they should have done was, I dunno, investigate? Hello?
  • Associated Press has some pretty, um, interesting ideas about fair use. No, seriously, they expect bloggers to shell out $12.50 to quote 5 words from an AP article. Anyway, after an AP article quoted more than 5 words from's blog post about their sale to, Woot told AP to cough up the dough! Make sure to read this article's Update section for the kicker.
  • American Airlines somehow, um, misplaced the Glock handguns belonging to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's bodyguards. While the PM was traveling within the US, the TSA required that the guns be checked in marked luggage. The bodyguards arrived in New York, their luggage was later found in Los Angeles, and the guns... well, poof. I guess it's not safe to leave your luggage unattended even after you've checked it.
  • Ok, folks, for once and for all, those leaked emails from leading climatologists do not undermine the science behind the case for global warming. Deal with it, already. Now, go turn off a lamp somewhere.
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Heh, heh. Oh, wait. That's me. The two microwaves in our lunch room at work aren't set to the same time, and it bugs me a little.

And the geeky:

  • Oh, yeah, I've been there.

  • Holy crap, I've worked in some ugly machine rooms, but at least I've never been there.

All right, I have more stuff, but my attention has hit the wall.

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