Archive: November, 2006

A farewell to Rummy

With Donald Rumsfeld stepping down as Secretary of Defence, it’s only fair that I draw your attention to this incredibly funny video clip. Update: Just found this extended version.

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Both houses!

It appears that Bush has been dealt a coup d’etat, with the Dems winning not one but both houses (Senate 51-49, House 229-196), not to mention a majority of Govenors and the (effectively forced) resignation of Rumsfeld. Ouch! Awwww, poor Bushy. It will be interesting to see what the Dems do with their newfound power. […]

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Dirty campaign tactics

We’ve all heard of dirty campaigning. But nothing I’ve ever heard comes close to this (via the following sites [1, 2, 3, 4]). Apparently the Republicans have been engaging in misleading robo-calling – mass automated phone calling – in an attempt to undermine the Democrats. In principle this doesn’t sound any worse than e-mail spamming […]

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The world’s biggest digital image?

Just bought a fancy new 8 megapixel digital SLR? Think you’re pretty cool? Well try this one on for size. The company HAL9000 has just made available online an navigatable 8.6 gigapixel image of one of Gaudenzio Ferrari’s famous fresco paintings. This is pretty cool indeed. Basically a Google Earth equivalent of Vita di Cristo, […]

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