Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Testing the Faith, Weapons of Choice, -and- Jaws of Death

Testing the Faith - Geek Squad owners send cease-and-desist letter to God Squad
Weapons of Choice - new lawsuit filed over Chicago's gun limits
Jaws of Death - San Francisco kayaker survives great white shark attack

On this day in history: August 17, 1948 - Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard is arrested for bad checks in San Luis Obispo, California. In court a fortnight later, Hubbard pays the $25 fine.

Born on this day in history: August 17, 1943 - Robert De Niro (1943 - ) Born in New York City, actor and director Robert made his film debut in 1965, and received Oscars for The Godfather, Part II (1974) and Raging Bull (1980). In 2002, he set up a production company to help revitalize Manhattan after 9/11. De Niro received an American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003.

Scripture of the Day: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord." For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends. - 2 Corinthians 10:17-18

Video of the Day: i are cute kitten - submitted by Cindy

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

Technology News
Melting iPod halts rush-hour train
PDF flaw allows signed documents to be altered
Nikon launches updated projector/camera hybrid
AOL plans 500 patch sites by year's end
Adobe moves further into Google's orbit
Democrats push for FCC control over Internet

Try Out Google's Android Mobile platform on your computer with the live CD
I created the CD last evening and shall be firing up a laptop with it shortly. I shall report my findings.

New blogs I recommend!
I highly recommend these two new blogs:

Tales of Tails - this is a new blog created by reader Chris that follows the daily exploits of his cat, Tails.

Life's History through a Smartphone - this is a new blog created by reader Admiral that spotlights his Motorola Droid X.

I booted an unused laptop to Android Mobile. It is really interesting and works well!