Friday, November 19, 2010

Beam Me Up Scotty!, Controlling the Substances, -and- Surf's Down

Beam Me Up Scotty! - 10 sci-fi weapons that actually exist
Controlling the Substances - Dutch government attempts to ban sale of marijuana to tourists
Surf's Down - Web censorship bill sails through Senate committee

On this day in history: November 19, 1970 - Lance Rentzel, American professional football player, is arrested for exposing himself to a ten-year-old girl. He was later sentenced to five years' probation. Rentzel was said to have handled the situation bravely, continuing to play pro football and opening admitting his problems. At one point, he labeled himself a "sex pervert." In 1973 he made further headlines when he pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana.

Born on this day in history: November 19, 1962 - Jodie Foster (1962 - ) Born in Los Angeles, actress and director Jodie Foster became famous in child roles, then established herself as an adult actress, receiving Best Actress Oscars for roles in The Accused (1988) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

Scripture of the Day:

Video of the Day: Dallas Wildest Police Chase

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

Technology News
Committee okays bill requiring ISPs to block pirate sites
Sweden to issue arrest warrant for WikiLeaks' Assange
Stuxnet worm could devastate critical systems, experts say