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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?

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]

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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