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GraphicConverter 4.5 adds new options [ The Macintosh News Network ] There’s a $15 upgrade fee, which is quite reasonable considering how many new versions have been
Oct 31st, 2002 by Ken Hagler

Graph­ic­Convert­er 4.5 adds new options [The Mac­in­tosh News Net­work]

There’s a $15 upgrade fee, which is quite rea­son­able con­sid­er­ing how many new ver­sions have been released since I reg­is­tered. Graph­ic­Convert­er is one of the indis­pen­si­ble Mac appli­ca­tions.

Nikon D1X shoots entire California coastline .
Oct 31st, 2002 by Ken Hagler

Nikon D1X shoots entire Cal­i­for­nia coast­line. Envi­ron­men­tal activist Ken Adel­man with his Nikon D1X, Robin­son R-44 Heli­copter and an Apple Power­Book is tak­ing thou­sands of pho­tographs of the Cal­i­for­nia coast­line. His images are being used to iden­ti­fy… [Dig­i­tal Pho­tog­ra­phy Review (dpreview.com)]

And how much of those Satan­ic petro­le­um prod­ucts is his heli­copter using dur­ing all this?

th that the lack of mention of the missile defense test the day before in the Los Angeles Times meant that the test must have succeeded."> I had commented on October 15th that the lack of mention of the missile defense test the day before in the Los Angeles Times meant that the test must have succeeded.
Oct 31st, 2002 by Ken Hagler

I had com­ment­ed on Octo­ber 15th that the lack of men­tion of the mis­sile defense test the day before in the Los Ange­les Times meant that the test must have suc­ceed­ed. Accord­ing to the Depart­ment of Defense press release, I was right.

Ineptness By Law Enforcement Goes Unexplained In Wash-DC Sniper Case .
Oct 30th, 2002 by Ken Hagler

Inept­ness By Law Enforce­ment Goes Unex­plained In Wash-DC Sniper Case. Hope that your coun­try nev­er has to fight a trained ter­ror­ist.

How I Was Smeared .
Oct 30th, 2002 by Ken Hagler

How I Was Smeared. When I dis­sent­ed from the lib­er­al line on race, the Tex­as papers depict­ed me as a racist. They had com­plex motives. [City Jour­nal]

It’s real­ly hard to do jus­tice to this arti­cle with just a summary–I strong­ly rec­om­mend read­ing the whole thing. I thought it was a bit sus­pi­cious that the accu­sa­tion of ras­cism, which had almost noth­ing to do with the con­tent of the speech, was made by a lib­er­al from San Fran­cis­co. The speech was made by a well-known con­ser­v­a­tive in Dal­las, after all. When I got to the part about how the news­pa­pers were using it as an excuse to attack Bob McTeer, it made me think that per­haps the whole thing was a setup. May­be he was there for the sole pur­pose of cry­ing “ras­cist” some­time dur­ing the speech so that lib­er­als would have some­thing to use again­st McTeer if he were nom­i­nat­ed for a high­er office lat­er.

Dial ‘H’ for Hostage .
Oct 30th, 2002 by Ken Hagler

Dial ‘H’ for Hostage. A Rus­sian dancer held cap­tive in the recent stand­off with Chechen rebels uses his cell phone to post a mes­sage to the world. Nei­ther his cap­tors nor gov­ern­ment cen­sors can stop him. Sergey Kuznetsov reports from Moscow. [Wired News]

bq. Mark Rankov, one of 750 hostages held by Chechen extrem­ists inside a the­ater here last week, had a mes­sage for the Rus­sian peo­ple while he was a cap­tive: “Your TV is lying.”

Rankov, 28, want­ed his coun­try­men to know that it wasn’t just his Chechen cap­tors who favored hold­ing a ral­ly on the Moscow streets to end the war in Chech­nya, as Rus­sian tele­vi­sion had report­ed. So did a num­ber of the hostages.

CARS vs.
Oct 30th, 2002 by Ken Hagler

CARS vs. GUNS: The Lib­er­als are Right. Scott Bit­ter­man at KeepAndBearArms.com -

CARS vs. GUNS: The Lib­er­als are Right
— a sim­ple table show­ing
that treat­ing guns like cars would actu­al­ly be a pret­ty good deal for
us gun own­ers. [kaba] [End the War on Free­dom]

& Views ."> Chuck Muth’s News & Views .
Oct 30th, 2002 by Ken Hagler

Chuck Muth’s News & Views. From Chuck Muth’s News & Views:
bq.
“Now let’s keep the same sce­nar­io but change the out­come. I am
approached by the hun­gry man, as before, but this time, instead of
agree­ing to share my sand­wich, I refuse to do so. Along comes a third
man, who pulls out a gun, points it at my head, and forces me to hand
over my sand­wich to him, upon which he gives it to the hun­gry
guy. What is the moral qual­i­ty of the gunman’s action? I think most
peo­ple would con­sid­er him an unscrupu­lous thug who should be
appre­hend­ed and pun­ished. Yet when the gov­ern­ment does pre­cise­ly the
same thing — forcibly seiz­ing from some in order to give to oth­ers -
the lib­er­al insists the gov­ern­ment is act­ing in a just and moral
man­ner. This is clear­ly not true.” — Dinesh D’Souza
[End the War on Free­dom]

I’m not con­vinced that lib­er­als nec­es­sar­i­ly would con­sid­er that third man an unscrupu­lous thug. I think that at least some of them would applaud him as a “great humanitarian”–just as long as he stayed out of their fan­cy upper-class neigh­bor­hoods.

Poll on US ties rocks Iran .
Oct 30th, 2002 by Ken Hagler

Poll on US ties rocks Iran. According to the poll of 1,500 Iranians, conducted by three separate institutes including the National Institute for Research Studies and Opinion Polls (NIRSOP) and published by Irna on 22 September:

  • 74% of respondents over the age of 15 support dialogue with the US
  • 45.8% believe Washington's policy on Iran is "to some extent correct".

[BBC News]

PPC Linux vs.
Oct 29th, 2002 by Ken Hagler

PPC Lin­ux vs. Mac OS X Server: Lin­ux Edges Out [Slash­dot]

bq. Per­for­mance might’ve been bet­ter if Moshe had Mac OS X Server 10.2, with its faster GUI and oth­er enhance­ments, but still, it appears that Mac OS X Server 10.1 was doing pret­ty good for a 1-year old.

But of course “Mac OS X Server” isn’t one year old. It’s actu­al­ly four­teen years old–the first NeXTStep com­put­er was released in 1988.

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