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October 03, 2006

I ♥ disease NY. New York's foray into the trans-fat bannination debacle makes me wonder... more inside
North Korea announces nuclear test. Only a few months after the series of missile tests, NK raises the bar. Neighbouring countries, who have mostly put in place economic sanctions after the missile testing, are understandably nervous. The announcement alone resulted in the Yen declining today. more inside
Curious George: Doggie Dilemma I live in a neighborhood of townhouses. There are no fences, and no one really has a yard, but there's a lot of common open space with walking trails going between and behind the buildings. I have several neighbors with dogs. Most of them are responsible dog owners, but one couple insists on letting their two large mutts run wild right beside my house. After what I thought was a reasonable request to keep their dogs on leashes, I continue to see the dogs run loose, and now I get piles of dog shit left on my lawn most mornings. more inside
5,000 years of Middle East history in 90 seconds a flash-based movie showing who's occupied the Middle East lands over time. G'wan, learn something today. via the MetaFian Empire
"The main purpose of our talk was to be humorous." The press is buzzing about a problem in FiFox's JavaScript which "could lead to remote control of any affected computer, including Windows, Apple, and Linux systems." But -- as hard as it may be to believe -- journalists may be sensationalizing the issue.
"I was bitten by a radioactive reindeer the other day..." Apparently, Mark Foley's IM exchange with an underage page was taken the wrong way, and he was only conversing with a guy who wants to be a hand model but is mutating into a reindeer. Here's an excerpt. more inside