Monday, November 22, 2010

Homeland Insecurity, Surf's Down, -and- Johnny Mnemonic

Homeland Insecurity - report: nuclear weapon drivers sometimes got drunk
Surf's Down - FCC ignores federal court, moves to regulate Internet
Johnny Mnemonic - method to erase traumatic memories may be on the horizon

On this day in history: November 22, 1979 - Over 300 Shi'ite Muslim radicals, followers of Juhaiman al-Utaibi, take control of the Great Mosque in Mecca, demanding a return to more conservative rule. Two weeks later, over 100 of them are dead after a battle with Saudi military. A further 63 are beheaded at scattered locations over Saudi Arabia, to serve as examples.

Born on this day in history: November 22, 1984 - Scarlett Johansson (1984 - ) Born in New York City, actress Scarlett Johanssen debuted at age 8 off-Broadway, and gained profile in "The Horse Whisperer" (1998), and later films. In May 2008, she released her first album "Anywhere I Lay My Head", singing cover versions of Tom Waits' songs.

Scripture of the Day:

Video of the Day: Black Devil - Moscow Ride on R1 - submitted by Frank

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

Technology News
Cyberthuieves still rely on human foot soldiers
Netflix launches $7.99 streaming-only option in U.S.
Amazon opens Black Friday store