Monthly Archives: August 2003

Giant laser transmutes nuclear waste

A giant laser has cut the lifetime of a speck of radioactive waste from millions of years to just minutes. The feat raises hopes that a solution to nuclear power’s biggest drawback – its waste – might one day be … Continue reading

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Maureen Dowd: The candidate blogs? It's all over the Internet

Maureen Dowd has something interesting things to say about blogging. Thanks to ‘Pett’? for pointing this out to me during the week too. Even former candidates are weighing in. Gary Hart, who began his blog in March, doesn’t bother to … Continue reading

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Niagara Mohawk

Niagara Mohawk, a National Grid USA company, provides electric service to approximately 1.5 million customers and natural gas to approximately 540,000 customers in upstate New York. The company is based in Syracuse. Its parent company also has electricity distribution operations … Continue reading

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Sorry folks, been up the walls busy of late…will be back blogging later tonight.

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Paul Krugman: The lesson buried in Iraq's desert sands

Paul Krugman believes we need to learn from the lessons of past civilizations and care for our environment. The point is that when it comes to evidence of danger from emissions – as opposed to, say, Iraqi nukes – the … Continue reading

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blanket immunity for US corporations in Iraq

Holy Crap, how did I miss this story. Thanks Horst. Read this carefully. “According to the order, ‘any attachment, judgment, decree, lien, execution, garnishment or other judicial process is prohibited, and shall be deemed null and void, with respect to … Continue reading

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US used napalm-like bombs

Very interesting story, and the quotes are quite….strange. [via Horst] US forces used napalm-like MK-77 firebombs against Iraqi forces in their drive toward Baghdad last spring, a Pentagon official confirmed on Thursday, defending their use as legal and necessary. US … Continue reading

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Deb is back and points to: Dave Winer’s organizing BloggerCon 2003 at Harvard on October 4. I’d love to attend but the $500 is about ten times my conference budget these days. Should be fabulous, so I encourage fellow bloggers … Continue reading

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Participatory Journalism

Dan points to interesting series of articles on the benefits journalism may gain from blogging. I remember Stephen Pollard making similar observations at the weblog seminar in Westminster. Ideas and written pieces can be published online and vetted by readers … Continue reading

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Bush backs Arnie

George Bush has said of Arnie “I think he’d be a good governor”. Watching the Running Man being interviewed I find that I like his style. I think he will be elected. And I’d vote for him.

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