Can't you keep my hand to yourself?!
Monday, October 30
  The EULA for Vista
I'd hate to perpetuate the "Anti-Windows" sentiment here, but I read this and thought it was interesting.

Saturday, October 28
  Transition complete
Hey, we're now using the new system. I sent invites to the addresses that you used to register for Blogger (those were the ones listed under the blog settings...and most easily copy/pasted!). Post a comment if you're having any problems.

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  Wustlog moving to blogger beta
Hey everyone,

It's time to switch Wustlog over to the new Blogger beta. Here are some reasons why.

But! In order to do so, I need to remove all of you as contributors, switch to the new version, then re-add everyone. So if you're wondering why you can't post, you will need to use your Google account login from now on. I will try to re-add everyone who posted in the last 6 months, but if I forgot you and you'd like to be on, just let me know.
Thursday, October 26
  Scary stories
Wednesday, October 25
Cardinals pitcher Jeff Suppan is apparently against embryonic stem cell research in Missouri, which is a shame, considering one of the top academic research centers in the country is in St. Louis.

People posing as moralists, like Suppan, are only promoting ignorance and condemning thousands of others to further suffering. It's reprehensible, at best.
Tuesday, October 24
  Turbine on a Chip

Engine on a chip

Scientists at MIT are close to putting together the pieces of a miniature gas-turbine engine with hopes that it could replace today's battery technology and be used to power laptops and cell phones in the future.
  IE 7 released (updated)

IE 7 was released last week. At long last they added tabs, though I think their implementation is a bit lackluster (i.e., why can't the tab bar disappear when there's only one tab open?!). Any other first impressions?

Here is the download site.

UPDATE 10.25.06

Here's an interesting discussion of IE7, Microsoft's first significant upgrade to IE since 2001, and Firefox 2.0, which was released today. My favorite quote:
And I'm still fascinated by one question: If Firefox had never cut sharply into IE’s market share, would Microsoft ever have gotten around to bringing its browser into the modern age?
Monday, October 23
  Duke Scientists Lay Claim to ‘Invisibility Cloak’

It's all working according to plan....
On the down side, I guess Johnny's vision of seeing "Rain penis" like he did in Hollow Man 1 will never come to fruition.
Thursday, October 19
  Finite Simple Group (of Order Two)
For those who have had enough math to appreciate it...

Tuesday, October 17
  Why micropumps are cool!

Portable 'lab on a chip' could speed blood tests.
Sunday, October 15
  Why I Want to Join the Secret Service


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Upset by the war in Iraq, Julia Wilson (pictured to the right) vented her frustrations with President Bush last spring on her Web page on She posted a picture of the president, scrawled "Kill Bush" across the top and drew a dagger stabbing his outstretched hand.

She later replaced her page on the social-networking site after learning in her eighth-grade history class that such threats are a federal offense. It was too late. Federal authorities had found the page and placed Wilson on their checklist. They finally reached her this week in her molecular biology class. The 14-year-old freshman was taken out of class Wednesday and questioned for about 15 minutes by two Secret Service agents. The incident has upset her parents, who said the agents should have included them when they questioned their daughter.

On Friday, the teenager said the agents' questioning led her to tears.
"I wasn't dangerous. I mean, look at what's (stenciled) on my backpack - it's a heart. I'm a very peace-loving person," said Wilson, an honor student who describes herself as politically passionate. "I'm against the war in Iraq. I'm not going to kill the president." Her mother, Kirstie Wilson, said two agents showed up at the family's home Wednesday afternoon, questioned her and promised to return once her daughter was home from school. After they left, Kirstie Wilson sent a text message to her daughter's cell phone, telling her to come straight home: "There are two men from the secret service that want to talk with you. Apparently you made some death threats against president bush." "Are you serious!?!? omg. Am I in a lot of trouble?" her daughter responded.

Moments later, Kirstie Wilson received another text message from her daughter saying agents had pulled her out of class. Julia Wilson said the agents threatened her by saying she could be sent to juvenile hall for making the threat. "They yelled at me a lot," she said. "They were unnecessarily mean." Spokesmen for the Secret Service in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., said they could not comment on the case. Wilson and her parents said the agents were justified in questioning her over her posting. But they said they believe agents went too far by not waiting until she was out of school.

They also said the agents should have more quickly figured out they weren't dealing with a real danger. Ultimately, the agents told the teen they would delete her investigation file. Assistant Principal Paul Belluomini said the agents gave him the impression the girl's mother knew they were planning to question her daughter at school. There is no legal requirement that parents be notified. "This has been an ongoing problem," said Ann Brick, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union in San Francisco. Former Govs. Pete Wilson and Gray Davis vetoed bills that would have required that parents give consent or be present when their children are questioned at school by law enforcement officers. A similar bill this year cleared the state Senate but died in the Assembly. Julia Wilson plans to post a new page, this one devoted to organizing other students to protest the Iraq war. "I decided today I think I will because it (the questioning) went too far," she said.
  Straight up gangsta!
Ok, I had to post this picture
Tuesday, October 10
  North Korea and how to learn English in a vacuum
Take a look at North Korea's announcement, via the Korean Central News Agency, of yesterday's test explosion:
The nuclear test was conducted with indigenous wisdom and technology 100%. It marks a historic event, as it greatly encouraged and pleased the Korean People's Army and people that had wished to have powerful self-reliant defense capability.
And how about this snippet, issued last week, criticizing Japan for:
...extra-large crimes of human rights abuses
And other somewhat amusing quotes...
The US imperialist robbers have stretched their crooked tentacle of crime-woven aggression with wild ambition.
the above quote went on to say American's will
meet the fate of forlorn wandering spirits
Apparently, enemies of the state are described as "human scum", with one North Korean defector described as a
dirty and silly guy
Fighting words if I've ever seen them.

Here's the original story from NPR.
Monday, October 9
  Times is changing
Kim Jong-Il, everyone's beloved maniacal dictator, tested a nuclear bomb this morning, and this lady would have us all believe the world's a warmer happier place for it!
Monday, October 2
  Don't know what you've got, til it's gone.....
Youtube Doomed?

Better enjoy it while it lasts, because it might be gone soon.....
Sunday, October 1
  Ramadan: Time of Reflection and Blowing Shit Up

Ah, the fall...a beautiful time of year, really. Unfortunately chased by the harsh and often long winter months, fall is a time of enjoying crisp breezes and long strolls through leaf covered streets. Hot chocolate becomes drinkable again, and so on. Fall also brings the holy month of Ramadan, an occasion SO sacred, nobody would dare blow up another man's car and shoot at his home. 'Cept that guy up there. But is that color-coordinated felon really acting alone? No. As it happens, Smith & Wesson weren't the only ones helping to destroy the sanctity of this holy month...burning cars, grenades, and mobs of riotous people ran amok. For all the details, try this on for size:

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