Gongol.com Archives: June 2006
Brian Gongol

Humor and Good News (2006.06.14)
Bill Gates needs to borrow a quarter
(Video) Old commercial in which Gates can't find the change to buy a Coke. Related: A badly-named weight-loss supplement.

Computers and the Internet (2006.06.14)
A whole bunch of "critical" updates in latest Microsoft patch release

The United States of America (2006.06.14)
Can Republicans regain power by going back to principles?
What about going back to the Contract with America? Tom DeLay talked a good game about many of those principles in his farewell address to Congress, but what actually carrying those principles out? Related: Few remember the shooting at DeLay's office in 1998.

Humor and Good News (2006.06.14)
Pick your scientific method
Another great Onion spoof

Humor and Good News (2006.06.14)
Prince Charles isn't really married
Government lawyers say the wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles wasn't actually legal

News (2006.06.14)
UK ambassador in Berlin says soccer hooligans need to knock it off with the Nazi jokes

Threats and Hazards (2006.06.14)
Newspaper manages to mail-order smallpox DNA over the Internet

Humor and Good News (2006.06.14)
Kim Jong-Il doesn't know how he keeps winning lottery
The best of The Onion this week

News (2006.06.14)
Australia to Indonesia: Why'd you release Bali bombing cleric?

Science and Technology (2006.06.14)
Robots: A threat, but not for the reasons we usually think
Current dangers from using robots aren't from science-fiction-like dystopias where the robots go crazy; they aren't advanced enough for that yet. But the current problem is that we're using them more and more in our daily lives, and the fact they can't really think for themselves can actually make them dangerous.

Socialism Doesn't Work (2006.06.14)
Half of Berlin's workforce takes payments under the table
Taxes on wage income are so prohibitively high that people are working in the cash economy instead. It's an example of markets finding their own equilibria, and proof once again that government can mandate all it wants, but at some point, its reach will exceed its grasp. (comment)

Humor and Good News (2006.06.14)
"Superman" performed by bunnies in 30 seconds
(Video) Hilarious as usual

Water news: Water shortage causing trouble in Atlanta
Graphics: Spring Planting