Daily Archives: July 23, 2009

Windows Update Can Ruin Your Day, Maybe Your Computer

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 Windows Update and system management in Linux are different. Also, you Linux users, please do visit Exile and check out the comments. It appears to me that numerous Microsoft Symps are trying to take over. Go kick some ass.

Rabbis and Politicians Busted in Graft Sting

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 and IRS agents arrested most of the suspects Thursday morning in what is being described as one of the biggest investigations of its kind in New Jersey history, according to NBC affiliate WNBC.

Details here

Remember Abscam?

This appears to be a connected, macabre story:
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Large Hadron Collider Startup Date Delayed

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 make repairs.

The delay will probably be a couple of weeks, so a planned (hoped for) October startup will now likely be mid November.

The details can all be found in this report.