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Random Links on a Tuesday Afternoon July 22, 2008

Posted by nukemhill in Apple/AAPL, Economics, Environment, Judaism/Israel, Writing.
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Something to while away the time:

  • A CLang review at Rogue Amoeba.  Something to get into more as I teach myself Objective-C and Cocoa.
  • 15 online tools.  Something for every tech-head.
  • Myth of Consensus Explodes.  Oops.  Maybe there really is a difference of opinion about AGW?  Here’s the original article at APS.  Heh.  They’re using Cold Fusion to drive their site.  No wonder the damn thing was overloaded a few days ago.
  • Dan Simmons continues to just blow me away with the depth, breadth, and focus of his knowledge about everything.  Here’s his latest newletter on his website.  It’s about the Olympics, Germany, Nazis, Jews, Munich, etc.  Breath-taking.  It’s a long read, so settle in for a while.  It’s also not a permanent link.  I couldn’t track that down.  It should be up through September, though.
  • Some links about oil, our dependency on such, and what we can do about it:
  • The actual article behind the New Yorker satire cover on Obama.
  • Maybe the Enron trial wasn’t as open-and-shut as I believed?  Hard to tell.

Douglas Feith Testifies Before Congress July 16, 2008

Posted by nukemhill in WoT.

Got this by way of Power Line.  They summarize it best, so I’ll quote the beginning:

This morning [yesterday], former Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. This is Feith’s opening statement as prepared for delivery. It is long, but worth reading in its entirety for the light it sheds on various misconceptions surrounding the Bush administration’s treatment of terrorist detainees.

They then quote the entire opening statement presented by Feith.  They have a follow-up blog entry indicating that they’ve not been able to get the actual Congressional testimony.  I’d be very interested in reading that, if it ever appears.  Feith spells out, in great detail, as is usual for him, how the President, and the Pentagon, approached the treatment of prisoners captured during the ongoing battles with al Qaeda and the Taliban.  I am growing to admire that man more and more.  He has a steal-trap for a mind, and seems to have a real strong ethical streak.  The decisions made by this administration may have produced the wrong results, at times, but not for lack of moral fiber from the people advising them, like Feith.