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1) Muslim Life in America - Office of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State: Islam is considered one of the fastest-growing religions in the
United States today.
2) United States Response to CBW Terrorism and Domestic Preparedness: A cartoonist couldn't have done that deliberately.
5) Solo Spirit: While in the air, Fossett has to make adjustments in order to live
within the limited space of the balloon gondola. In the unpressurized
environment, he breathes from a mask supplied by liquid oxygen
cylinders much of the time. The gondola is equipped with a bench and
sleeping bag; however, he averages four hours of sleep each day in
naps of no more than 45 minutes. His meals consist of military-style
Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) and water. He must climb outside the
capsule to change fuel tanks and maintain the burners. A bucket and a
bottle substitute for restroom facilities aboard Solo Spirit.
6) One Answer on College Doesn\'t Fit All Graduates: Eidi Leonard is a career and college counselor in Newport Beach, Calif., where most parents are college-educated professionals. Recently, Ms. Leonard advised a high school student with poor grades but a passion for automobiles, finding him an internship at an elite racing car company.
She thought it could lead to a well- paid career. But the boy's parents were incensed, insisting that he go to college. Ms. Leonard suspects he will soon drop out and take less desirable work than the internship he rejected.
This kind of thing is happening all over the country because of an
illusion that college is for everyone and that a high-tech future
requires as many college graduates as possible. Yet the Department of
Labor expects only about a fourth of future jobs to require college
7) Planet eBook - PR: RosettaBooks Launches First \"Timed\" eBook: Released in conjunction with network publishing software provider
Adobe Systems, Inc. and digital distribution services provider
Reciprocal, Inc, the eBook is available for download at
www.RosettaBooks.com in a special month-long "$1 for 10 hours of
reading" campaign. Once downloaded, the eBook may be enjoyed for 10
hours, after which the book's "time-based permit" will expire, and
the content will no longer be available.
The company, Pizza Station, is dishing out an offer which promises to whet the appetite of all pizza lovers and then some: "Buy a pizza and get free wireless broadband".
"We think it's a tremendous value proposition... I think we will sell a lot of pizza," said its director of systems and finance Nicholas Iverson.
firstname.lastname@example.org, Prague CZ * tel/mobil +420 (0)603 706 558 "success is getting what you want & happiness is wanting what you get" http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/01/biztech/articles/17drop.html
>>Best of all, for me, was a speech after the unveiling, given by the >>sculptor, Glyn Hughes. Hughes sought to explain why he had chosen this >>particular form. First he pointed out that Turing was a national hero, and >>national heroes are commemorated in bronze. He then pointed out that >>Manchester is full of statues of national heroes and you don't notice any of >>them because they are all up on plinths striking heroic poses. If he had put >>Turing in a similar position, who would notice him? Instead we have this >>slight, smaller-than-life (?) pensive figure, holding an apple in his right >>hand. His name, dates and an encrypted message are inscribed on the bench. >>In common with statues of heroes in ancient times, a sacrifice was made and >>buried under this statue. In this case, the sculptor's old Amstrad with his >>data.
>Respected British Scientist Resigns from US-Based Conference-Planning >Committee > > Citing Fear of Prosecution under DMCA > > UK scientist & programmer Alan Cox, a key member of the USENIX Annual > Linux Showcase (ALS) planning committee, has resigned in the wake of > the arrest of DEFCON presenter Dmitry Sklyarov and legal threats > against USENIX presenter Prof. Edward Felten & colleagues, under the > questionably-constitutional US "Digital Millennium Copyright Act" > (DMCA). Cox sent USENIX the following open letter of resignation: > > I hereby tender my resignation to the USENIX ALS committee. > > With the arrest of Dimitry Sklyarov it has become apparent that it > is not safe for non-US software engineers to visit the United > States. While he was undoubtedly chosen for political reasons as a > Russian it is a good example for the US public that the risk > extends arbitarily further. > > USENIX by its choice of a US location is encouraging other > programmers, many from Eastern European states hated by the US > government, to take the same risks. That is something I cannot > morally be part of. Who will be the next conference speaker slammed > into a US jail for years for committing no crime? Are USENIX > prepared to take the chance it will be their speakers? > > Until the DMCA mess is resolved I would urge all non-US citizens to > boycott conferences in the USA and all US conference bodies to hold > their conferences elsehere. > > I appreciate that this problem is not of USENIX making, but it must > be addressed. > > Alan Cox > > Similar resignations of non-US members of US conference- and other > event-planning bodies are increasing, with many more expected. It is > thus crystal clear that the DMCA is having one of the most palpable > "chilling effects" in American history on perfectly legal expression. > EFF remains very concerned about such "secondary effects" of this > legislation, and is committed to seeing it undone. > > [Sources: Linux World News & NewsForge
Rodney Joffe CenterGate Research Group, LLC. http://www.centergate.com "Technology so advanced, even we don't understand it!"(SM)
12) David Reed\'s Locus: "Let's instead focus on helping everyone learn - no matter their
name, skin color, or country of origin. Innovation comes from
diversity of inputs, and our (world) economy will succeed if we stop
trying to draw boundaries between America and non-America.
13) REALITY RESET: "It's the Thought That Counts": "OK, now stay with me on this. One of the big limitations of law enforcement has always been that you can only arrest people for what they do, not for what they might think about doing."
"Well, naturally," I said, "You can't know what people are thinking. And even if you could know, it's criminal actions that can be prosecuted, not thoughts."
"Ah! That's where you're dead wrong, Lauren! We may not be able to
extract people's thoughts yet, but we can easily infer their thoughts
from what they write down," said Harvey.
14) Internet Scout Project - Susan Calcari: >Susan Calcari lost her long battle with breast cancer on Sunday July 8, >2001. Her services will be today on Madison, WI. More information about >Susan is available from the Internet Scout Project pages >http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/ The Internet Scout newsletter is a weekly >publication, published every Friday since 1994. It is funded by the >National Science Foundation and has over 100,000 readers.
>At early networking conferences, we used to joke that "there was
>line at the ladies room," since in those days the attendees were
>men. Susan was one of the original "net-dot-babes," and her wide
>good humor enlivened many a meeting.
15) OtherUnix: Unless you are as powerful as Disney, Coca-Cola, or the Olympic
Committee, worldwide and universal trademarks don't exist; the same
name can often be used in trade for completely different things.
Details depend on the country, the category of goods offered, and of
course the tenacity and wealth of the trademark holder. I recall,
evidently correctly, that Unix Pacific, the organization created to
distribute and support AT&T (later USL) Unix systems in the
Asia/Pacific area had to step carefully around trademark issues with
Marantz in Japan.
UNIX® was registered by Bell Laboratories as a trademark for computer
operating systems. Today this mark is owned by Open Group, who are
happy to tell you about how they would like it to be used.
16) Clark County School District:Expel first,questions later : A couple of girls had called to ask him to hang out. He
said no, and they called back 15 minutes later. Irritated,
he told them, "It's people like you who get on the