Here’s a video of Gabe when he broke the minute in the 100-meter Free at Holy Cross on Sep. 21. He’s in the top lane.
It’s big (15 megs) so I wouldn’t try without a fast connection. I’m still learning…
Okay, here’s a better one – 3.6 megs.
(making the rounds of the blogosphere)
The Worcester librarians are making sure library records are disposed of quickly, in opposition to the so-called Patriot Act which allows law enforcement agencies to get search warrants for medical, educational, library, and bookstore records by claiming the records may be related to a terrorism investigation. Not proof, not reasonable suspicion, just the claim is good enough.
It also includes a gag order, so anybody served in this way isn’t allowed to talk about it!
The Patriot II Act will do away with even the need for a court order.
The Patriot Act is already being used against non-terrorist criminals.
In Sunday’s meet at Holy Cross, Gabe broke a minute for the first time in the 100 Free with a time of 59.47! Woo-hoo!
He placed fourth in the 100, third in the 200, and fifth in the 50. Not bad for his first meet swimming in the 13-14 age group.
(via Dan Gillmor)
“VeriSign’s change appears to have considerably weakened the stability of the Internet, introduced ambiguous and inaccurate responses in the DNS, and has caused an escalating chain reaction of measures and countermeasures that contribute to further instability.”
“VeriSign’s change has substantially interfered with some number of existing services which depend on the accurate, stable, and reliable operation of the domain name system.”
Verisign’s response? Thanks, but we’ll keep doing it.
“At the end of the day, the GPL is not about making software free; it’s about destroying value.”
— Darl McBride, SCO CEO, in a recent keynote speech.
Yes, it be Talk Like A Pirate day again, ye scurvy bilgerats!
Don’t let me catch ya talkin’ like no land-lubber, or it’ll be Davy Jones’ locker for ye! Arrrh!
Burncoat lost Saturday, 4-1, with Damon scoring the only Burncoat goal.
UMass reserves lost Sunday, 4-1, with Ben scoring the only UMass goal.
Hmm, I think I see a pattern…
A satellite plunges to earth – from 3 feet.
“As the NOAA-N Prime spacecraft was being repositioned from vertical to horizontal on the “turn over cart” …, it slipped off the fixture, causing severe damage. … The 18′ long spacecraft was about 3′ off the ground when it fell.”
It seems a gang of technicians had purloined the screws that hold the satellite to the cart for their own cart. The NOAA-N crew didn’t notice the missing screws and tried to turn the satellite over.
I hate it when that happens!