Windows 7 beta

I installed the Windows 7 beta on my home computer last night. It’s a fairly complex machine with four internal drives, a permanently connected external backup drive, Nvidia graphics card, headphones, two printers, ethernet and wireless network connections, webcam, etc. I was upgrading from the 64 bit version of Vista Home Premium. The upgrade went without a …

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Military Judge – No Delays in Trial for Cole Bombing Suspect

Good for him. He’ll be pulled into line, of course, but he’s right. No alternative to military tribunals is in place, so their shutdown could see cases like this being transferred to civil courts which are not equipped to deal with them, or delayed indefinitely. Politically motivated delays won’t serve the cause of justice for the suspects, for families …

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Vaccines Could Reduce Cancer Incidence by 20%

About 20% of all cancers are caused by virus infections. For example, most cervical cancers are caused by the sexually transmitted HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). Gardasil, commonly but inaccurately called a cervical cancer vaccine, prevents infection with common forms of HPV. Scientists in South Australia are hoping to develop ‘A viable platform technology that will form …

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Proof of Global Cooling?

Andrew Bolt points out that while Climate Change Minister Penny Wong was claiming that the recent heatwave in southern Australia was proof of global warming, most of Australia actually had below average temperatures for this time of year. I know a couple of months of cooler than average temperatures don’t prove the world is getting …

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Blagojevich Out

No surprise, given how strong the FBI audio tape evidence semed to be. Illinois senators ‘found Mr Blagojevich guilty of engaging in a lengthy pattern of pay-to-play politics in which he traded campaign donations for political favors and tried to swap his ability to pick Mr Obama’s replacement for a cabinet post, ambassadorship or high-paying job for …

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A Homeopathic Stimulus Programme

Might be better than the astonishing mess that is being rammed through the complexities of US legislative processes as I write. Of course homeopathy is complete bunk. There is not a shred of reliable, tested evidence that it works. So how is it that in at least two instances, the Spanish Flu Epidemic of the early 1990s, …

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Aid Stranded in Egypt

Israel closed its crossings into Gaza on Tuesday after a bomb attack on the Israel-Gaza border killed an Israeli soldier. The crossings were later re-opened, allowing 174 trucks of food and other aid into Gaza on Wednesday, and 149 on Thursday. But the crossing from Egypt at Rafah remains closed, with some two dozen aid …

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Cool Reception for Glacial News

It is hard not to share Jennifer Marohasy’s frustration at at the mainstream media’s failure to report this: ‘a wide-ranging survey of glacier conditions across south eastern Greenland, indicates that glacier melt has slowed significantly and that it would be wrong to attribute the higher rates of melt prior to 2005 to global warming or to …

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