Thursday, May 26, 2011

Animal Kingdom, Homeland Insecurity, -and- The Unfriendly Skies

In the News Today:
  • Animal Kingdom - California family finds mountain lion in garage
  • Homeland Insecurity - GOP lawmaker: I saw TSA pat down 'little old lady,' child, but not Arab man
  • The Unfriendly Skies - Air India pilots caught flying with newspaper-covered cockpit windows

    Technology in the News Today:
  • Warning: Police scanner apps can you lead you to serve hard time
  • MacDefender malware renamed MacGuard, bypasses Apple fix
  • How skillful advertisers can word-jack your brain

    On this Day in History:
    May 26, 1960 - America's UN Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge charges the Soviets with having bugged the Moscow embassy. He shows off a large wooden carving of the United States seal which had been hollowed out to conceal a sophisticated resonant cavity transmitter. Less than 30 years later a newly-rebuilt Moscow embassy is determined to be "structurally riddled with eavesdropping devices."

    Born on this Day in History: May 26, 1907 - John Wayne (1907 - 1979) Larger-than-life film hero known as "The Duke," John Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa, USA. He starred in over 150 films in his lifetime. His distinctive drawl, cool swagger, and seemingly effortless talent were his trademarks and he's remembered as an American icon and silver screen legend.

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    Video of the Day: - Submitted by Darin

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