From the sandbox, we see this most satisfying report of insurgents getting their asses handed to them after they ambushed a supply convoy:
About this time, three armored Hummers that formed the MP Squad under call sign Raven 42, 617th MP Co, Kentucky National Guard, assigned to the 503rd MP Bn (Fort Bragg), 18th MP Bde, [...]
It’s widely acknowledged that the earbuds that Apple includes with the iPod basically suck. In my own experience, they have no bass response at all–and they hurt my ears. So I went shopping for headphones. My basic requirements were:
Full-size, over-the-ear headphones
Comfortable (one would think this would be automatic with full-size headphones, but alas…)
“Redesign shows mercy on everybody’s favorite car”
That’s the cover headline on April’s Car & Driver featuring the new BMW 3 series. This is the most succinct and damning indictment of Chris Bangle’s “flame surface” styling (starting with the current 7 series) that I have seen.
While back-handing BMW’s recent design direction, C/D is also expressing [...]
I too have joined the cult… the cult of iPod that is. On Saturday I purchased a silver 1st-generation 4GB iPod mini from MacSuperstore here in SLO. With the release of the 2nd-generation minis, retailers (including Amazon) are liquidating their stock of 1st-generation units. I got mine for $179.
I looked hard at the iPod [...]
From CNN, we see this:
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — A defendant grabbed the pistol of a courtroom deputy, shot the deputy and fatally shot the judge and a court reporter Friday at a downtown Atlanta courthouse. The suspect then fled into the streets in a carjacked vehicle after killing another deputy outside the courthouse.
It sounds like [...]
Reuters and CNN are reporting that Tung Chee-hwa, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, is resigning. Tung, who was hand-picked by Beijing to lead the Hong Kong S.A.R. after the British handover in 1997, has been widely unpopular with the majority of Hong Kongers, who view him as a puppet of the mainland’s Communist leadership.
Hong Kong [...]
Slashdot is reporting that Kashmir terrorists were planning to attack several Indian tech facilities. Fortunately, they were foiled by police in New Delhi before they could carry out their atrocities.