More on the Shuttle ECO Sensor [Harwood, CBS/Spaceflight Now]
A concise description of the troublesome “engine cutoff sensor” in the STS fuel tanks, what it’s for, and the possible consequences of failure. It also describes the history of prior and current incidents involving these sensors.
Pro-terrorist rapper loses job as— [Newsday.com]
You’ll just never guess what he was doing for his day job.
Bassam Khalaf was working at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport as a baggage screener. On his off time, Khalaf wrote rap numbers celebrating terrorist acts—including the World Trade Center attacks—and encouraged and threatened future attacks, and posted them on his web site. Apparently HR no sabe Internet. Evidently various government agencies missed the clue, as well.
Chinese Warn of Nuclear Weapons Use against U.S. Attack[FOXNews]
Maj. Gen. Zhu Chenghu warns of possible use of nuclear weapons if the U.S. attacks China in a war over Tiawanese sovereignty. The only people mentioned in the article as apologetic about the remarks seem to be working for the U.S. government.
32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.