Heat Advisory for tomorrow!

National Weather Service: … Heat advisory in effect from 11 am to 8 PM EDT Tuesday… The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a heat advisory… which is in effect from 11 am to 8 PM EDT Tuesday. Upper level high pressure will build over the area on Tuesday… allowing temperatures to rise into […]

Why continue to trust Diebold with ANYTHING?

The Open Voting Foundation has found a serious security flaw in the Diebold TS voting system, which could permit instant overriding of the standard operating system with pretty much anything that could be on an external flash. Scary, no? And to think, we trust this company to handle our democracy, our money…a lot of very […]

MLB Trade Deadline!

So the trade deadline is at 4PM today. Yesterday the Yankees got Bobby Abreu and Cory Lidle for the stretch run, giving away a few minor leaguers in return. The day before, the Braves made a questionable move (especially with Chipper headed to the DL) and traded Wilson Betemit to the Dodgers for Danys Baez […]

Enter DOPA: Expansion of the nanny state

CNET is reporting on the passage in the House of DOPA, the Deleting Online Predators Act, which aims to impose a federal mandate for libraries and schools to restrict access to MySpace and other sites that offer chat room or social functionality — in other words, most of the Internet — to minors. The legislation […]

HOT!

Current conditions at my house: Temperature: 92.7 degrees Dewpoint: 81 degrees Humidity: 67% Heat Index: 113 degrees Wind: Calm YIKES! Needless to say there’s a heat advisory for today until 8 tonight. Stay cool out there!

Landis fails drug test

Floyd Landis failed a drug test after Stage 17 of the Tour de France, it was reported today, for high levels of testosterone in his system. In a Tour already marked by doping scandals, this really takes the cake here. Landis is requesting a retest of his secondary sample in case of a false positive. […]