Gongol.com Archives: February 2006
Brian Gongol

Agriculture (2006.02.07)
Iowa Senators Want Borlaug to Get Congressional Gold Medal

Computers and the Internet (2006.02.07)
PC in a Whiskey Bottle

Business and Finance (2006.02.07)
Former Communist States Rapidly Catching Up to Western Economic Standards
But the World Bank is worried that some countries (like Poland) are getting way ahead of others (like Serbia)

Computers and the Internet (2006.02.07)
Google Planning an Alternate Internet?
They're buying lots of dark fiber -- leftover broadband cables that no one's using -- and doing some things (like integrating Gmail and Google Talk) that make people wonder whether they're trying to create a quasi-Internet of their own

Science and Technology (2006.02.07)
Dozens of New Plants, Animals Discovered in New Guinea

Threats and Hazards (2006.02.07)
Abu Hamza Gets Seven Years in Prison
Convicted in Britain; still wanted in the United States for trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon

The United States of America (2006.02.07)
President's Budget Shows No Real Signs of Cutting Spending

Computers and the Internet (2006.02.07)
Comparing Patch Speeds: Mozilla vs. Microsoft

Computers and the Internet (2006.02.07)
Verizon Says Google Gets a "Free Ride" on the Internet
Since Google builds content using network lines, Verizon thinks it's entitled to charge Google for the use. Could turn out to be a very big fight.

Science and Technology (2006.02.07)
LAPD to Use GPS to Improve Police Chases
Certainly a less-invasive use of GPS than the Washington state plan to use GPS to tax road use

Socialism Doesn't Work (2006.02.07)
Life Behind China's "Great Firewall" of the Internet

Humor and Good News (2006.02.07)
"I Have Lost Track of Who is Attacking What"
"If Blair abolished parliament and declared himself Lord Protector I would be irritated, certainly; but irritated enough to haul myself out of my armchair and wage jihad?"

News (2006.02.07)
Iran to Host Holocaust Cartoon Contest
Though it's offensive, it's better than burning embassies and rampaging through neighborhoods.

News (2006.02.07)
Canada to Open 4.4 Million-Acre National Park
Twice the size of Yellowstone

Socialism Doesn't Work (2006.02.07)
Cuba Hosts "International Meeting of Economists"
A meeting of economists in Cuba is like a meeting of evolutionary biologists at Oral Roberts University