Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fighting Back, Rise of the Machines, -and- Risky Business

Fighting Back - supermarket employee fired for chasing thief
Rise of the Machines - robot attacked Swedish factory worker
Risky Business - MTA operator lets 8-year-old drive train

On this day in history: July 29, 1921 - The Council on Foreign Relations is incorporated in New York City by a group of bankers and other influentials, including John D Rockefeller. The CFR remains a vital component of the New World Order, and is surpassed in importance only by the Trilateral Commission. Now that you have this information, you know too much.

Born on this day in history: July 29, 1938 - Peter Jennings (1938-2005) Born in Toronto, Canada, broadcast journalist Peter Jennings established the first American TV news bureau in the Arab world. Named ABC news anchor in 1983, he covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and more, winning numerous awards. Jennings died of lung cancer at 67.

Scripture of the Day: For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. — Psalm 30:5

Video of the Day: Siera Nevada introduces Estate Ale - submitted by Laura

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this vehicle while driving to my office this morning!

Hot Weather

Yesterday was a great disappointment to those anticipating record-setting heat. For others, it was a well-received surprise. The forecasts were not met, and the high was 105°. While certainly not spring-like by anyone's standards, it was a pleasant drop from Monday's 111°. The humidity was considerably lower, also.

Technology News
Microsoft ships emergency patch for IE, Visual Studio
Report finds fake antivirus on the rise
At Black Hat and Defcon, hackers talk shop

iPhone News
MeetMe for iPhone lets you meet friends halfway
Google Voice app GV Mobile ported to jailbroken iPhones
iPhone gets solar charger
Apple adds keywords to App Store additions