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Are we living in Nazi Germany?!
I had to travel recently and the "security" person at the strip search line in the airport literally said, "Papers, Please." What? Please tell me you didn't just say that! I can't travel in the United States without proper papers? I also read this article today and wasn't very happy. Why aren't we up in arms about a proposal to search every bit of text that goes over the Internet and monitor it for what the government deems harmful? Do we as an American people realize how much freedom we've given ......

Posted On Friday, April 25, 2008 3:50 PM

COBOL! Yeah!
I'm translating COBOL today and I now realize why other languages were invented. YUKCY! I did find that ConTEXT is a decent editor for reading the code. Our client has been worried about the amount of logic in the COBOL code, but really, when you peel off all of the extra stuff that goes into the structure of a single COBOL application, the actual business logic isn't all that great. Here's to hoping we can prove them wrong about how long it'll take to rewrite the code. :) Some of the things I like ......

Posted On Friday, April 25, 2008 3:37 PM

What the sun impacts temperatures on earth???
Yeah right. I don't believe you! (See this article) It MUST be the greenhouse gas emissions that cause it, so this guy is just looney. I mean, really, he's saying that global temperatures cooled last year to where they were in the 1930's! Al Gore is telling me that we're only going to go up, so that number must also be bogus, after all, he was Vice President, which makes him infinitely more capable than an astronaut/physicist. To be fair, it appears that he is just as guilty of using only the numbers ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 23, 2008 11:14 AM

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