bitter sanity

Wake up and smell the grjklbrxwg, earth beings.

Thursday, August 22, 2002

[posted by jaed at 9:37 PM]
Satire is dead
There are some ledes that just lead you right through the glass and make you realize you're in an alternate universe:
American federal authorities are turning their attention from terrorists to users of peer-to-peer networks, who could be jailed for up to five years.
-ZDNet - US Justice Department ready to prosecute file-swappers
Don't these people have jobs?

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

[posted by jaed at 10:13 PM]
ATC Heroes of 9/11
USA Today, of all media outlets, has a minute-by-minute account of the air-traffic controllers' decisions on September 11th - decisions which may have prevented more attacks.

The only thing I'm wondering is, why are we only hearing about this now, after nearly a year of the "Mineta made the decision" urban legend?

Wednesday, August 07, 2002

[posted by jaed at 5:45 PM]
Pretty pictures about unpretty things:
I'm simple-minded in some ways. When dealing with large amounts of data, graphs say more to me than columns of figures and explanatory text. This particular large amount of data has to do with death totals in the Middle East.

Thursday, August 01, 2002

[posted by jaed at 9:14 PM]
Documentary evidence
I clearly remember seeing on the tube at least three groups of Palestinian Arabs celebrating the 9/11 attack... but for some reason, it's become hard to locate the images on media websites. This site is maintaininga collection of celebratory images. Best not to forget.

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