Monday, August 25, 2003

North Korea: Nukes and Crime—China’s Borderline Troubles

MSNBC: China’s patience with North Korea is wearing thin. The trouble isn’t only Pyongyang’s crash program to create a nuclear arsenal—although that’s caused plenty of sleepless nights in Beijing.

Saturday, August 09, 2003

Nokia 6590i Phone

I replaced my old Nokia 5160 with one of these last month. Great phone. Unlike most things I buy, I did no research before I went into the store - just asked the salesman which cell phones were compatible with my Nokia power adaptors, and picked the smallest.

This phone also has a great FM radio, which I listen to while walking to the train in the morning. - Are you a Web addict? - Aug. 7, 2003 - Are you a Web addict? - Aug. 7, 2003: "To determine whether someone is spending an unhealthy amount of time with their computers, two University of Florida psychiatrists say doctors need to only remember the acronym MOUSE. "


New York Post Online Edition:: "There is no excusing this loud, overpriced stinker that does for the reputation of southern Italian cooking what Britney Spears' Nyla did for southern American. "

"The Restaurant" is one of my favorite shows on television right now, but I am not surprised it got a bad review, given the chaos we see every week.
Via lostremote.

Inboxer Rebellion (Call Scam)

Urban Legends Reference Pages:: "Telemarketers are luring those who've signed up for the national 'Do Not Call' list by getting them to request coupons for free products. "

Via Rebecca's Pocket.

Friday, August 08, 2003

Al Gore's NYU Speech Democracy in Action: " Robust debate in a democracy will almost always involve occasional rhetorical excesses and leaps of faith, and we're all used to that. I've even been guilty of it myself on occasion. But there is a big difference between that and a systematic effort to manipulate facts in service to a totalistic ideology that is felt to be more important than the mandates of basic honesty. " - Al Gore, August 7th, 2003.