According to the BBC, 17,000 mile cable has just been completed connecting South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique to Europe and Asia. I’m not quite sure how an undersea cable, which this is, connects landlocked Uganda to anything, but well, that’s BBC African Geography for you.
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.
Reports are now surfacing that the son of Osama Bin Laden was killed by a US Hellfire missile fired from a Predator Drone in Pakistan at an undisclosed date earlier in the year.
Unfortunately, NASA is calling it a “wild creature of the dark” with an “eye-like object at its center.” Actually, it is a galaxy, which is plenty cool so they could do without the fancy-talk. Here’s the picture:
Continue reading New Spectacular Image from NASA’s Spitzer
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.
This appears to be a connected, macabre story:
Continue reading Rabbis and Politicians Busted in Graft Sting
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.
Do we use nuclear power to get us past the current climate change crisis?
Fight it out here with Jonas Meckling.