Saturday, July 12, 2008

stray bullets

Did Bush really say this? I have my doubts. I'd wager whatever was said was probably blown out of proportion, though that's just my intuition speaking. More dumb than evil. This part is priceless, though: Mr Bush also faced criticism at the summit after Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister, was described in the White House press pack given to journalists as one of the "most controversial leaders in the history of a country known for government corruption and vice". The White House apologised for what it called "sloppy work" and said an official had simply lifted the characterisation from the internet without reading it. Haw! (thx)

How your GPS can dob you in Years back, I remember reading that the FBI used OnStar to eavesdrop. The courts told them to stop, but I seriously doubt that they did. (Remember) I've heard through the law enforcement grapevine that they bug whether they can get a warrant or not. You just have to use your own gear. You get your info then back-engineer your case, clean up your evidence and make it look proper for the prosecutors and the courts. (via)

Maps out the hoo-haa Impressive. (via) was fun. Click on the spines to see the pictures. I recommend A very pleasant afternoon at the home of Phyllis Diller.

Automatic GEOFON Global Seismic Monitor Map marking all the earthquakes on the planet over the last two weeks. The blinking one is the most recent, usually within hours. Lots of activity on this planet.

About all Jeff wanted to know actually pretty consistently - Jeff Bridges the beginning of the start of shooting of every scene - he’d walk up to one or the other of us and ask if we figured whether or not The Dude burned one of the way over…. This Distracted Globe - The Big Lebowski (1998) (via)

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