Friday, May 21, 2010

Homeland Insecurity, High Anxiety, -and- Frankenstein

Homeland Insecurity - $200m 'behaviour detection' officers fail to spot a single terrorist at airports
High Anxiety - Jet Blue pilot threatens to crash plane
Frankenstein - scientists create "artificial life" in laboratory

On this day in history: May 21, 1979 - A judge gives Dan White only seven years for the premeditated murders of Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone, prompting thousands to march on San Francisco's City Hall. In what will come to be known as the White Night Riots, the demonstration takes a violent turn, resulting in significant property damage and the torching of twelve SFPD cruisers. Police respond with brutal beatdowns at gay bars in the Castro district.

Born on this day in history: May 21, 1917 - Raymond Burr (1917 - 1993) Television actor, born in Westminster, Canada. Coming from Canada to study at Stanford University, he began as a stage actor, appearing in regional theatre before moving into television dramas and films. He starred in "Perry Mason (1957-66) and "Ironside" (1967-75) series, winning two Emmys. He went on to appear in several TV mini-series and in extended versions of "Perry Mason."

Scripture of the Day: I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought. - 1 Corinthians 1:1

Video of the Day: The Product Tester Mini Test: Ped Egg

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at Walmart while journeying to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Technology News
Seesmic launches iPhone app
Deleting your Facebook account (FAQ)
Google faces probes,lawsuits over Wi-Fi spying

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