tue 25 sep 01
now that's a hard target. flash.
raissa, rss news reader for newton. via splorp.
times of india: indian youths made to serve militants. psh-wow. "... only after returning to india that i learned al-qaida was a terrorist organisation. in riyadh and other places, it is known as a religious group whose main job is to teach basics of islam and ensure that all muslims practice the religion properly ..."
ny times travel: got $5k? see canada by train, in style.
ny times: lawmakers lean towards large economic stimulus package. whither the social security surplus?
bbc sci/tech: you've done well, deep space one.
salon: emotional rescue.
my brother reminds me, in reference to airline pilots carrying weapons, that plastic bullets are always an option.
digging around, i see you can buy a used cropduster for about 100,000 bucks. good news is that in general, you can't legally setup a homebuilt aircraft as a cropduster. but these nerks being suicide types, who knows what they'll try next. i hope the fbi is looking closely at homebuilts/homebuilt sales and homebuilt licensees. ultralights? gliders? balloons? who knows. when one starts brainstorming, paranoia knows no bounds.
irish times: sharon gives go-ahead for peres-arafat talks tomorrow.
reuters: another new antiretroviral for hiv. fighting evolution.
a reader points me [in my sleeping bag search] to western mountaineering. the puma looks very nice. don't know if i can handle the price, however. i need a 'tall' model, as well. thanks, vincent.
times of india: france freezes bin laden, taliban assets.
times of india: life inside al-qaeda.
times of india: the u.s. and india don't quite agree on what constitutes a terrorist, esp. if they're coming from pakistan. promising to fight 'all forms of terrorism' will ensnare us in a rat's nest diplomatically, for sure.
globe and mail: israel's sharon cancels talks with britain's straw. not really 'cancelling', more 'postponing.' displeased over possible interpretations of a single statement.
afghan daily: taliban claim 300,000 will fight u.s. forces. in reality, maybe 60,000. they've got a jpg of osama bin laden's signature.
inside: remember the 'authoritative florida recount' report that was due? it's been put on hold. some say it's irrelevant now.
global free press: a war, or a crime? interesting concept. by calling it a 'war', have we "legitimized" a radical cause?
global free press: yusuf islam, formerly cat stevens, speaks out.
maccentral: more kpt effects.
vaults of parnassus: generic gui package.
unix review really likes the linux cookbook.
openbsd packet filter how-to.
installation guide for gnome 1.4.1.
the register: stung by gartner, ms promises a rewrite of iis. linux, you have an even bigger opening. grab it.
kde.news: kde::enterprise launched.
lord of the rings theatrical trailer.
slashdot: solar flare. watch for auroras at night over the next couple of nights. bbc sci/tech has more. i wonder how our folks in the international space station are preparing.
faz: wim wenders on film fantasy vs. reality.
nando times: melody can satisfy. so can a sneeze.
new york magazine: how will contemporary art change, in the wake of the wtc tragedy?
santa fe new mexican: new mexico is going to execute a criminal for the first time since 1960. but we're so out of practice, we're hiring some moonlighting executioners ... from texas.
international herald tribune: afghans do not support the taleban or bin laden.
reuters: interest in personal nuclear bunkers is growing in japan.
reuters: anti-aircraft weapons at united states nuclear plants?
reuters: pakistan to keep ties with taliban.
ny times: identifying the dead in nyc. one of the largest dna efforts in history.
ny times: stock market continues to rise.
ny times: electronic encryption controversies.
ny times: airline pilots want to carry guns. if they must, i'd like to see a gun that won't automatically cause a decompression event.
ny times: saudi arabia cuts ties to taliban.
well, on the sleeping bag question, i've had a very good recommend on the north face superlight. anyone else?