Gongol.com Archives: May 2006
Brian Gongol

Socialism Doesn't Work (2006.05.26)
Big Brother takes a sharper peek inside the car
British drivers had better just assume they have no privacy left; new cameras allow them to make out (in detail) the face of the driver on their already-abundant traffic cameras. The implicit human right to privacy includes the right to be left alone.

Humor and Good News (2006.05.26)
Donald Duck tossing a torpedo
Beautiful use of Disney insignia from WWII

Computers and the Internet (2006.05.26)
Korean online stores figure out that older shoppers spend more
Easily 25% more per visit than the average. (And lots more than their neighbors in North Korea are allowed to spend online. Communism still doesn't work.)

Aviation News (2006.05.26)
$83,000 F-22A canopy screwup caused by mounting screws

Threats and Hazards (2006.05.26)
Crisis returns to Somalia
Unfortunately, world will probably ignore it just like last time

Threats and Hazards (2006.05.26)
Fake "Playboy" edition contains nothing but essays
But authorities in Malaysia still want to bust the publishers for using a title "closely associated with sex and eroticism"

Humor and Good News (2006.05.26)
Parents peeved by primary school's pay-to-pee program for pupils
School says it introduced the fee to keep kids from hanging out in the bathroom; parents say the 3-cent fee will keep the kids from drinking enough water.

Health (2006.05.26)
Hong Kong freaked out by bird flu in Indonesia
If it's really human-to-human transmission, and if it's really that close to Hong Kong, then the ultra-crowded city-state could be in deep trouble

Computers and the Internet (2006.05.26)
Competition does the work so government won't have to
Yahoo and eBay sign on for a long-term partnership to try to capture lots of web traffic together and play keep-away from Google. It's monopoly-busting without any government intervention -- and it's beautiful.

Threats and Hazards (2006.05.26)
Member of Parliament from UK says it would be "justified revenge" if Blair were assassinated
First of all, what kind of an idiot does one have to be to say a thing like that? Second, what kind of an idiot reporter would suggest a question like that?

News (2006.05.26)
Only Beslan gunman ever captured gets life in prison

Water news: Another giant ethanol plant to be built in Fort Dodge
Graphics: Radar Sweep