Gongol.com Archives: April 2006
Brian Gongol

Computers and the Internet (2006.04.14)
Big Set of Critical Patches Released for Firefox
Download the updated Firefox promptly

News (2006.04.14)
Projected World Population in 2050
Notice how certain countries (India, China, Pakistan) and certain regions (Africa, Asia) dwarf the old locus of world attention in Europe

The American Way (2006.04.14)
A History of Central Banking in the US

Socialism Doesn't Work (2006.04.14)
Foreign Aid to Palestinian Authority Subsidizes Phantom Jobs
Meanwhile, students at UC/Berkeley have nothing better to do than protest naked over "sweatshop" labor. Chew on this: A job voluntarily offered and voluntarily taken in a "sweatshop" is more ethical by ten times than a "phantom" job subsidized by direct foreign aid.

Computers and the Internet (2006.04.14)
Even the Terrorists Are Worried About Spyware

News (2006.04.14)
Flight 93 Passengers Really Did Fight Back
Cockpit voice recorders indicate they tried to take back the plane about 30 minutes after it was hijacked

Business and Finance (2006.04.14)
Smart Campaign Puts Salvation Army Logo on Free Blankets

Weather and Disasters (2006.04.14)
New Construction in New Orleans Must Be 3 Feet Above Ground
Some homes may actually have to be raised six feet above grade. President also proposes spending another $2.5 billion on levees -- because what's $2.5 billion after you've already spent $88 billion?

Computers and the Internet (2006.04.14)
Four Bridge Proposals for Washington, DC
One of the great features of computer technology: Now we can envision how things will look before we start building them

Business and Finance (2006.04.14)
Nationwide Gas Price Map

The United States of America (2006.04.14)
Retired General's Critique of President, Sec/Defense, and Sec/State
Four retired generals are publicly criticizing the Administration's handling of war