—Shuttle Delay Indefinite, More Guantanamo Trouble, MicroSoft Buys Gator, Emily’s Up Next


Shuttle Launch Delayed by Sensor Glitch [Fox News]
“if we go in and wiggle some of the wires…” [MSNBC]
So far, it looks like even the managers’ natural instinct to refexively override the judgement of the engineers has been dampened by the looming spectre of catastrophe. No “when do you guys want to launch, September?”. Something is seriously wrong with the fuel sensors in more than one of these tanks, and sooner or later they will have to take it back to the VAB and actually fix it.

“Gitmo Inmate Forced to Act Like Dog” [FOXNews]
Yes, the war in Iraq is a mistake, because they all are. Yes, making abusive jokes out of prisoners in one’s custody is reprehensible. But if these guys would just stop beheading and blowing up Americans (and others), I’m sure we could convince our public and military officials to cut down.

MicroSoft Buys Claria [SpywareInfo.com]
MicroSoft is buying the company that produces the much-beloved “Gator” spyware that you probably need to scrub off your computer with specialized scanners right now. The motives of the giant software company are unlikely to be honorable.

It’s That Time of Year [NOAA]
Time for the hurricanes to line up on the Equator west of Africa like a string of pearls…or maybe more like the balls in a game of planetwide pinball. Currently, Emily is tracking into the Caribbean on its way to the Gulf.

Isaiah 5
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.
22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine and champions at mixing drinks,
23
who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice to the innocent.

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