Gongol.com Archives: September 2006
Brian Gongol

September 27, 2006

Humor and Good News The Onion: Iran is enriching students
The tiny grain of truth in the story is what makes it bite: Human capital is probably the most dangerous weapon of all. And America's human capital is being developed in teens who wear stupid T-shirts.

Business and Finance What does growing inequality mean?
Robert Samuelson's article, though interesting, misses the most important issue of all: Income matters, but it's not the only thing that matters. Much bigger than America's income-inequality problem is our huge debt problem. Lots of people, both high-income and low-income, are living on credit with no substantial assets. When more families have big-screen televisions than have household net worth of $100,000 or more, then we have a serious problem.

Computers and the Internet Microsoft releases out-of-cycle security patch
This appears to be their official response to the zero-day exploit revealed about a week ago

Socialism Doesn't Work Polk County supervisors get $100,000 each to dole out unsupervised

Business and Finance Anti-pirating puppies
Dogs are being trained to sniff out the components of DVDs, and the MPAA wants the Customs Service to start using the dogs to find pirated movies. Of course, the dogs can only sniff out DVDs carte blanche -- they can't tell the difference between pirated copies and legitimate copies of the same recording

Threats and Hazards "Iraq jihad is shaping a new generation of terrorist leaders"

News Berlin cancels Mozart opera because it includes a scene with a beheaded Mohammed
Police warned that carrying on with the performances "could result in disturbances"

Water News Corps plans restoration of Sioux City lake

Graphics Train Station