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Tuesday,  02/11/03  07:17 PM

WSJ's Opinion Journal has an article from Khidhir Hamza, a former director of Iraq's nuclear-weapons program, which makes interesting points about the ineffectiveness of weapons inspections as a means of discovery (but you already knew that, right), and about the financial motivations of France, Germany, and Russia to avoid war.

Great lead story on Salon today: AOL's Jekyll and Hyde Act.  AOL is the biggest ISP and the biggest media company, so they have the most to gain and the most to lose from file sharing.  And I thought Sony was conflicted!  The ISP/media conflict adds to the high-volume usage dilemma file-sharing poses to broadband providers.  Forbes has a take on this also.

The Universe - Age 380,000 Years
Baby Universe
It's so cute!  NASA has revealed an interesting picture of the universe when it was only 380,000 years old.  This picture was made from microwave radiation levels measured by the Microwave Anisotropy Probe.  This same survey has pinned the age of the universe at 13.7B years, with an order of magnitude more accuracy than was possible before.

Pretty tempting - Tivo has a promotion for current lifetime subscription members, enabling them for a limited time to transfer their subscription to a new Tivo 2 recorder, which has home networking capability.  Too bad it is only 80 hours, my old Tivo 1 [with a hard drive upgrade] holds 130 ;)

100 Stories.  Interesting idea.  But I think the idea is more interesting than the stories...


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