Monday, May 15

Random

..."Disease spread by global warming could kill an extra 185 million people in sub-Saharan Africa by the end of the century and turn millions more into refugees unless rich nations take action now, a report said on Monday." More

...Since we're looking at worst-case scenarios, will high-definition video piped through the Internet strain the system to a stand-still? It is a concern.

...Robin Griffith-Jones, the master of London's Temple Church, has a great series of six short online videos on the facts behind "The Da Vinci Code."

...The White House has a plan to deploy thousands of National Guard troops along the US-Mexico border to thwart the influx of illegal aliens. Bad idea. The Guard, which I have great respect for, is already stretched too thin because of the Iraq fiasco. They need to be available to function as a state militia and to serve during emergencies.

...Fr Joseph Huneycutt, who recently moved to Houston, has been musing on the uniqueness of life in his new home. When we lived in north Texas I noted that most any criticism of the Dallas-Ft Worth Metroplex was quickly and philosophically countered -- "Well, at least it ain't Houston."

...A BBC employee thought the cabbie waiting to pick-up IT columnist Guy Kewney was Guy Kewney. The poor cab driver was just following directions when they grabbed him and rushed him into the studio to comment on the Apple Music/Apple Records verdict. Guy Kewney is a middle-age white guy. The cabbie appears to be an African immigrant. Although he was initially terrified he recovered well and the video is now a classic.
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