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Friday, December 28, 2012

Top 10 movies of 2012, accd to the Wall Street Journal

Nothing can get a good debate/argument going as quickly as a top 10 movie list
Here are the pick's by the WSJ's Joe Morgenstern

Best of Year: Silver Linings Playbook

The also-ran 9 other, in alphabetical order

Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Gatekeepers
Les Miserables
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

No sales pop for new version of Windows

Holiday sales for Win8 - to most analysts surprise, no

Saturday, December 22, 2012

JFK Assassin confesses

I guess I will have to revise Case Closed

I saw this at the supermarket checkout :-)

Will Walmart put out a hit on this man?

The Founder of the Buy Nothing Christmas

The War Against Too Much of Everything vs the American Born to Shop philosophy

Thursday, December 20, 2012

End of world???

If the Mayans are right and the world ends tomorrow, I'll be pretty upset that I spent my last few weeks chained to a desk on a book deadline

Monday, December 17, 2012

Apple fever in China with iPhone5?

2 million sold in the first weekend - good or bad number?

Friday, December 14, 2012

A Swedish Tribe Aids BlackBerry Rescue Bid

The radical new design will decide if the new Blackberry is a hit or flop

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Obama being more Bush than Bush: U.S. Terrorism Agency to Tap a Vast Database of Citizens

Excerpt from the WSJ:
"Top U.S. intelligence officials gathered in the White House Situation Room in March to debate a controversial proposal. Counterterrorism officials wanted to create a government dragnet, sweeping up millions of records about U.S. citizens—even people suspected of no crime.
Not everyone was on board. "This is a sea change in the way that the government interacts with the general public," Mary Ellen Callahan, chief privacy officer of the Department of Homeland Security, argued in the meeting, according to people familiar with the discussions.
A week later, the attorney general signed the changes into effect.Through Freedom of Information Act requests and interviews with officials at numerous agencies, The Wall Street Journal has reconstructed the clash over the counterterrorism program within the administration of President Barack Obama. The debate was a confrontation between some who viewed it as a matter of efficiency—how long to keep data, for instance, or where it should be stored—and others who saw it as granting authority for unprecedented government surveillance of U.S. citizens.
The rules now allow the little-known National Counterterrorism Center to examine the government files of U.S. citizens for possible criminal behavior, even if there is no reason to suspect them. That is a departure from past practice, which barred the agency from storing information about ordinary Americans unless a person was a terror suspect or related to an investigation.
Now, NCTC can copy entire government databases—flight records, casino-employee lists, the names of Americans hosting foreign-exchange students and many others. The agency has new authority to keep data about innocent U.S. citizens for up to five years, and to analyze it for suspicious patterns of behavior. Previously, both were prohibited. Data about Americans "reasonably believed to constitute terrorism information" may be permanently retained."

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

An idiot is born every minute -

here are some folks with a taste for coffee and too much money

$50 for a cup of java produced "new brew is made from beans eaten by Thai elephants and plucked a day later from their dung"  -

Thursday, December 6, 2012

BIG Apple Tim Cook interview - BAD NEWS - No iCar in Apple's future :-)

But a Mac line is going to be made in the US next year....


Cops to Congress: We need logs of Americans text messages

Law enforcement want cellular carriers to keep text messages for 2 years in case they are needed in a criminal investigation.....


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Apple stock has biggest price drop in 4 years. Why?

There is no answer - it's a hodgepodge of rumors. Traders aren't sure. Perfect storm. Piper Jaffrey analyst keeps his $900 a share price target based on fundamentals,0,2263305.story

Irish Godfather assassinated on Dublin streets

Irish Godfather Eamin Kelly gunned down on the streets of Dublin.  Escaped an assassination attempt last year.  Real IRA suspect nabbed.  Kelly was one of the biggest drug and rackets bosses on the Emerald Island.

Mob boss.  Big returns.  Huge risk....

Real IRA boss held over gang murder via @independent_ie

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The ‘Father of Space Medicine’ Nazi-Era Past Haunts Prestigious Space Prize

After World War II it was a race for the US and British to beat the Russians to the Nazi rocket scientists.  This is one of the last remaining moral quandaries, the naming of a respected prize after one of them....