Monday, February 27, 2006

German Intelligence Gave U.S. Iraqi Defense Plan, Report Says - New York Times

German Intelligence Gave U.S. Iraqi Defense Plan, Report Says - New York Times: "In providing the Iraqi document, German intelligence officials offered more significant assistance to the United States than their government has publicly acknowledged."
What else don't the tell us about?

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Na dann prost!

Yesterday, scientists for Health Canada suggested that men should take a look at their beer consumption, considering the results of a recent analysis that revealed the presence of female hormones in beer.The theory is that drinking beer makes men turn into women.To test the finding, 100 men were fed 6 pints of beer each. It was then observed that 100% of the men gained weight, talked excessively without making sense, became overly emotional, couldn't drive, failed to think rationally, argued over nothing, and refused to apologize when wrong. No further testing is planned.


Thanks, Harald!

Friday, February 24, 2006

Clinton Assimilated?

Clinton Assimilated?: "Here's a very odd rumor"
It's what it says - a very odd rumor. Don't believe it.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

LinuxWorld | Lack of developers delays OpenOffice.org

LinuxWorld | Lack of developers delays OpenOffice.org: "Sun is still the largest contributor to the project with some 50 developers in Germany, followed by Novell with about 10 contributors, and only four active community developers. "
You get what you pay for.

Maureen's blog

Maureen's blog: "I'm sensing that Java's reign is waning"
This is interesting - particularly given who the author is.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Freedom Fuel - Teil 2

Bush sieht USA kurz vor Durchbruch: "Der demokratische Kongressabgeordnete Ed Markey aus Massachussets sagte mit Blick auf großzügige Steuervorteile für Luxusgeländewagen: 'Diese eine Subvention stellt bereits alles in den Schatten, was für Hybridbatterien getan wird.'"

Freedom Fuel

Öko-Energie statt Öl: Bush sieht USA kurz vor Durchbruch - Wissenschaft - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten: "Nur haarscharf vermied der Präsident dabei eine peinliche Blöße. Am National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) im Bundesstaat Colorado will Bush für verstärkte Anstrengungen in den Forschungsgebieten Solarenergie, Biomasse und Wasserstoff werben. Das NREL ist ein Auftragnehmer des US-Energieministeriums (DOE) für solche Projekte. Jüngst hatte das Forschungsinstitut jedoch wegen eines drohenden Budgetlochs von 28 Millionen US-Dollar 32 Mitarbeiter entlassen müssen, darunter acht Wissenschaftler.

Am Wochenende überwies nun das DOE kurzfristig fünf Millionen Dollar, um diese Stellen kurz vor dem Präsidentenbesuch zu sichern. Die Summe sei aus den Budgets einiger anderer Projekte genommen worden, 'die keinen Fortschritt gemacht hätten', wurde im Ministerium erklärt. "

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Friday, February 10, 2006

Ex-Cheney Aide Testified Leak Was Ordered, Prosecutor Says - New York Times

Ex-Cheney Aide Testified Leak Was Ordered, Prosecutor Says - New York Times: "'We also note that it is our understanding that Mr. Libby testified that he was authorized to disclose information about the NIE to the press by his superiors.'"
Truly remarkable.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Durchmarsch der Amerikaner

Hm ... mal sehen wie sich das so entwickelt.
Als Deutscher, der von den letzten 7 Jahren 5 bei Softwarefirmen in den USA gearbeitet hat, sehe ich das zunächst einmal als eine spannende Herausforderung. Stay tuned.

Drawings create huge uproar

I find this worth much more of an uproar that these drawings!