Gongol.com Archives: February 2006
Brian Gongol

Computers and the Internet (2006.02.03)
Firefox Released
Includes security enhancements

Socialism Doesn't Work (2006.02.03)
Zero-Sum Thinking About the Environment
Another impassioned argument that capitalism is incompatible with environmental protection -- yet precisely the opposite is true

The United States of America (2006.02.03)
Ben Franklin: Real Man

The American Way (2006.02.03)
Prime Minister Blair Happy to See Freer Markets on the Way

Threats and Hazards (2006.02.03)
Kofi Annan Must Go
Regarding a big fight over whether European newspapers should feature cartoons of the Muslim prophet Mohammad, Annan says, "[F]reedom of the press should always be exercised in a way that fully respects the religious beliefs and tenets of all religions." Wrong. Freedom of the press includes the freedom to offend. Content regulation is a bad choice.

Humor and Good News (2006.02.03)
Utah Idiot Calls Cops to Report Stolen Marijuana

Aviation News (2006.02.03)
NASA Investigation: Did the Inspector General Retaliate Against Whistle-Blowers?

Computers and the Internet (2006.02.03)
RIP: The Telegram
Western Union sent its last telegram last week

Computers and the Internet (2006.02.03)
"At Least 15,000 Computers Infected" by Worm
An attachment disguised as explicit photos is set to cause trouble today. A good reminder to avoid downloading attachments and use a webmail client whenever possible.

Science and Technology (2006.02.03)
Crushed Mississippi Plant Leaves Form Anti-Mosquito Repellant
Resulting compound is as effective as DEET