Quicken Brokerage – News Center: Suspicious Items Found on 2 Southwest Air Planes
Ok, I want everybody who reads this to repeat after me:
I swear, upon my life and whatever faith I might have, that if I’m on a commercial airliner and somebody tries to hijack it, I will do everything within my power, to the point of death, to stop the hijacker. That’s it – either the hijacker ends up dead or I do. No half measures.
After yesterday’s fun with the hard drives, I figured it was probably a heat problem, so I unplugged the two other drives and left them to cool down overnight. I put them in this afternoon, and the 80Gb hdc drive worked fine. But the 40Gb hdb drive didn’t.
Continue reading “It’s not getting any better”
Computers hate me. There’s no other possible explanation.
I’m currently in a combination of upgrade hell and the worst deja-vu ever.
Continue reading “Fucking Computers”
The New York Times has an article about my very favourite TV series of all times.
Spies Who Were Cool and Very, Very Cold
My Series 3 DVDs just arrived a few days ago, and I’ve already watched all of the episodes. Before that, I had a bunch of 3rd or 4th generation video tapes that were barely watchable. It’s sure nice to have them on DVD now.
Interestingly enough, the reason it’s taken until now for DVDs of the third series to come out is that there was some confusion about who owned the copyright. It was more convoluted than the whole SCO versus Linux thing.
There’s a fan site for the series. It’s pretty well done.
I just read this article about the US and how they keep slighting if not deliberately rebuffing Canada and Mexico.
U.N. Wire | 2003.10.14 | Crossette
One thing the article doesn’t mention, but something that my parents and other Canadians mention a lot is that with 60,000 Americans being given extremely generous hospitality on Canadian soil when their planes were grounded on 11Sep01, Canadian police, firefighters and avalance rescue workers pouring across the border in any transportation they could scrounge (often paid out of their own pocket), the Canadian government offering troops and financial aid, George Bush gave a speech at Ground Zero praising the nations that had rushed to aid the US, but didn’t mention Canada even once.
And meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is still beating the drums about how lax Canadian borders let the terrorists in, in spite of the fact that not one of the terrorists did come through Canada, and that cross border trade should be stopped or curtailed until Canada beefs up her border security.