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2006 May 22 — Why Now?
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Criminal Negligence

Some idiot in the Veterans Administration apparently wanted to work on a project at home so s/he copied a data base containing the names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth of over 26 million people and took it home.

The data was stolen in a burglary, so everyone in the VA files has to worry about ID theft. What gets cut to provide the millions of dollars it is going to cost to notify everyone who is affected of the loss and danger?

These people do not have the faintest concept of security.

May 22, 2006   13 Comments

They Deserve It

Just rewards:

U.S. Rep. John Murtha, an outspoken opponent of the war in Iraq, and Alberto Mora, a former Navy general counsel who clashed with superiors over abuse of terrorism detainees, were honored Monday as recipients of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

May 22, 2006   4 Comments


Apparently unable to break into the payday loan market, Microsoft is going into the rent-to-buy scam: Pay-As-You-Go Computers Are Coming.

Poor people in poor countries have to come up with a big down payment, and then buy time on the computers under the FlexGo system.

It is schemes like this that keep poor people poor, while making obscene profits for the companies.

May 22, 2006   Comments Off on Disgusting

According to Doyle

It’s the birthday of Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL, who was born in Scotland of Irish parents and lived in England, making him a British author.

Most of his works are available on-line, so you can learn about “the dog in the night” without leaving your computer screen.

May 22, 2006   5 Comments