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May 1, 2006 [LINK]
Mac OS X security flaw?
We Mac uses tend to be complacently smug about ease-of-use and security issues, but no operating system is perfect. According to the SANS Institute, based in Washington D.C., one of the most notable trends in Internet security is the "rapid growth in critical vulnerabilities" in Mac OS X. Some Web sites contain malicious viruses and Apple Computer had to release a patch for its Safari browser, but the vulnerability also affects Firefox and Mozilla browsers. See sfgate.com, via Instapundit. There is a good report about how Apple Computer and its customers are both slow to wake up to this problem at MSNBC.com. (via MacAddict)
Apple: obscene profits
Meanwhile, Apple's quarterly profits surged from $290 million in 2005 to $410 million this year, while Intel's profits fell, even though Apple recently shifted to Intel microprocessors. See Washington Post. So far no members of Congress have proposed a windfall profits tax to rein in the rapacious capitalists in Cupertino.
May Day! May Day!
The new month revealed a "bug" in my new automated blog system, so I had to spend a couple hours tweaking the subroutines so that I won't have to worry about it when June 1 rolls around. I will have to do some more fiddling before the end of the year, or else a sort of "Y2K" glitch will result. This little chore has diverted my attention from the high-priority task of getting the stadium impression / feedback feature up and running. Sigh...
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January 7, 2006 ~ DeLay gives up majority leader post
January 12, 2006 ~ Alito withstands Dems' "torture"
January 16, 2006 ~ Michelle Bachelet wins in Chile
January 19, 2006 ~ Views on Iran's nuclear ambitions
January 24, 2006 ~ Fallout from Canada's election
January 31, 2006 ~ Second (& third) thoughts on Iran
February 1, 2006 ~ The State of the Union, 2006
February 8, 2006 ~ D.C. Council votes "yes," but...
February 18, 2006 ~ Checks and balances in wartime
February 22, 2006 ~
Neocons & Neolibs: chastened alike
February 28, 2006 ~
The Dubai Ports World uproar
March 14, 2006 ~ New D.C. baseball stadium unveiled
March 24, 2006 ~ In the footsteps of France?
April 7, 2006 ~ Immigration compromise fails
May 16, 2006 ~ Bush militarizes Mexican border
June 6, 2006 ~ Alan Garcia triumphs, once again
June 9, 2006 ~
Zarqawi: The death of a terrorist
July 3, 2006 ~
Election in Mexico: too close to call
July 5, 2006 ~ North Korea goes ballistic
July 28, 2006 ~ Garcia prepares to lead Peru, again
August 4, 2006 ~ Israel invades Hezbolland
September 6, 2006 ~ "Crunchy conservatives": for real?
September 25, 2006 ~ Nationalists thwart conservation
October 3, 2006 ~ Nationals: Year in review
October 29, 2006 ~ Virginia's marriage amendment
November 7, 2006 ~ The people render their verdict
November 8, 2006 ~ Republicans lose big time
November 9, 2006 ~ Allen concedes / Election post-mortem
November 13, 2006 ~ Toward consensus on Iraq?
December 1, 2006 ~ Realism and our goals in Iraq
December 6, 2006 ~ Latin America & U.S. trade policy
December 8, 2006 ~ Iraq Study Group reports
December 22, 2006 ~ Yuletide political roundup
Blog highlights have been compiled for the years 2010-2012 thus far, and eventually will be compiled for earlier years, back to 2002.
The "home made" blog organization system that I created was instituted on November 1, 2004, followed by several functional enhancements in subsequent years. I make no more than one blog post per day on any one category, so some posts may cover multiple news items or issues. Blog posts appear in the following (reverse alphabetical) order, which may differ from the chronological order in which the posts were originally made:
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- Culture & Travel
- Canaries ("Home birds")
- Baseball (FIRST)
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