Government Information Awareness

July 11, 2003
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Via let there be peace Check out the new Government Information Awareness website, a response to the Pentagon’s Terrorist Information Awareness program. See story in Boston Globe.

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Nobel Laureate, hero, presents plan for feeding Africa

July 11, 2003
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Alameda Times Star “BERKELEY — After a special all-organic lunch Thursday arranged by Alice Waters, proprietor of Berkeley’s famous Chez Panisse restaurant, Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug made a prediction: There will come a day, he said, when genetically engineered foods will be considered organic and they may wind up on Chez Panisse menus.” full story…

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More billions on Iraq

July 10, 2003
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Via <a href=”http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1057562288802″>NYT</a> Rumsfeld reports that the costs for the Iraq campain is now $3.9 billion per month, about $2 billion more per month than their April estimate of $2 billion per month. He added that the cost of operations in Afghanistan are about $1 billion per month. “During a grueling four-hour hearing, committee members…

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Bush in Botswana — elephants make political statement?

July 10, 2003
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GABORONE, July 10 (Reuters) “… Bush came face to face with a rhinoceros and her calf munching on a bale of hay. Moments later they spotted four elephants surrounded by a gaggle of attendants. Although the animals appeared to have been pre-positioned, their carnal instincts were beyond official control. After Bush posed for photographs with…

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British Airways found hosting spammer’s Russian mail order bride site

July 9, 2003
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Since this has already appeared on /. it’s a little late to scoop this one. I’ll simply add that while we geeks can talk about such things until we are blue in the face, having the story make it to a large mainstream news organization like the BBC and affect a major well-known corporation like…

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Fiber map presents security threat

July 9, 2003
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Sean Gorman is getting heat from officials about his PhD thesis paper that maps out fiber-optic networks: “…when they presented [the findings] at a forum of chief information officers of the country’s largest financial services companies — clicking on a single cable running into a Manhattan office, for example, and revealing the names of 25…

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