Monthly Archives: September 2005

Nasa: oops, sorry about that…

September 28, 2005 1 Comment »

Here’s something you don’t read every day. The space shuttle and International Space Station ? nearly the whole of the U.S. manned space program for the past three decades ? were mistakes, NASA chief Michael Griffin said Tuesday. In a ... Read More »

Katrina Hype

September 28, 2005 Comments Off on Katrina Hype

Micky sent me this link checking up on Katrina reporting. Seems wild exagerations were the order of the day…worst ever? no. 10,000 dead? less than 900. murder, rape, mahem? no again. There’s more on this topic here. UPDATE (minutes later). ... Read More »

The illusion of security

September 27, 2005 1 Comment »

When the airlines are stopping a nun because her last name matches the one an Afghani man is using, you know the system has some serious flaws Read More »

Lorne Gunter’s must read blog is back…finally.

September 19, 2005 Comments Off on Lorne Gunter’s must read blog is back…finally.

Paul Martin, our esteemed prime minister, rightly told the UN Friday that it was “too often” prone to “empty rhetoric.” No kidding. That’s like saying the ocean to too often full of water. Empty rhetoric is the U.N.’s job. If ... Read More »

RIP Kyoto

September 18, 2005 Comments Off on RIP Kyoto

Tony Blair makes what was obvious, official. I’ve never been a believer in global warming, because no one can offer any kind of solid science, but then I read “State of Fear“. Oh my&# Read More »

Bombardier, again

September 17, 2005 1 Comment »

Is there anything the government won’t do for Bombardier: Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. owe Export Development Canada $3.7-billion for aircraft financing, but the federal agency says it hopes to keep the jets flying at the insolvent ... Read More »

Does this make sense

September 12, 2005 2 Comments »

Ebay buys Skype for $2.6B…Skype currently has 54 million members in 225 countries and territories and is adding 150,000 new users each day. The company was established around two years ago by Scandinavians Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, who had ... Read More »

Cabinet backs satellite radio

September 9, 2005 Comments Off on Cabinet backs satellite radio

Good to see; well, not this part: Cabinet has upheld a decision by the CRTC to issue two new satellite radio licences after the applicants agreed to increased Canadian content and French-language service. At least it’s approved. Strange that the ... Read More »

Post-Katrina pointing

September 8, 2005 Comments Off on Post-Katrina pointing

Interesting discussion on the failures after Katrina. The lunatic fringe would love to lay this at Bush’s feet, but the failure doesn’t appear to be his Read More »

Finally, the iPod phone

September 8, 2005 3 Comments »

Yesterday apple unvieled the iTunes phone (Motorola Rockr) and the iPod Nano. Very cool&# Read More »

Disturbing…

September 7, 2005 Comments Off on Disturbing…

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FutureShop petitions to save Satellite radio

September 1, 2005 1 Comment »

Apparently, some people aren’t satisfied with the CRTC decision to allow satellite radio in Canada and are asking the government to set aside the CRTC decisions. FutureShop has a form letter on their website that will be e-mailed to your ... Read More »