Archive for December 19, 2004

I did not know that

In an article about the Family Guy episode where Stewie avoids airport security by singing: “Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy and the voice of Stewie, was booked on one of the hijacked 9/11 flights but his travel agent gave him the wrong departure time, he got to the airport late and missed the plane.

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Emergent Chaos: Econ and Security papers

Say it loud, Adam. In which he points us to another resource dbunknig the whole downloadiing-is-killing-music meme.

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Lawyer resigns over terror laws

In Banothe rBBC report, “A senior barrister, given special security clearance to act for suspected terrorists, is to resign in protest at the government’s anti-terror laws.”

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Forecasters face losing key tools

The BBC is reporting that several different microwave bands that are important for weather forecasting and other environmental measurements needs are being encroached on by commercial users. As an example, the 23.6-24 GHz band is very useful because it is sensitive to water vapour but not liquid water. Apparently car radars (collision detection systems) are now allowed to use the band and are beginning to contaminate readings.

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