Archive for date: July 9, 2004

War of the Worlds

July 9, 2004 | Gutenberg Gems, Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Look at this nifty collection of cover art for various publications of War of the Worlds that span over a century. You can, of course, get the text of H.G. Wells’ classic tale from Project Gutenberg.

Low Cost Cruise Missile Designer Seeks Job

July 9, 2004 | Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt, I Kid You Not, Quack of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Bruce Simpson, designer and builder of a low cost, homebrew cruise missile, has posted a rather interesting plea to sell his services. He claims that after the New Zealand government shut down work on cruise missiles, his family has been placed under significant economic stress, and he is how willing to design low cost cruise […]

Do you feel more secure?

July 9, 2004 | I Kid You Not, Politics | By: Mark VandeWettering

With many crack federal agents like this, don’t you feel safer at night? Isn’t harassment of people necessary in our post 9/11 world, especially when it happens to them rather than us? I mean the Supreme Court has already given law enforcement an open license to request anyone’s ID, requiring only the flimsiest of pretenses. […]