NOT SO HIGH ON WOLFRAM

Well, Google may not be out of business quite yet.

THAT NEW YORK TIMES REPORTER AND HIS MORTGAGE

Stephen Gilbert: “Why is it that I feel buying Andrews’ book, reviewed here, will save him from a fate he deserves?”

DEFICITS

Rob Meeker: “I refer your Bush deficit questioner to the following Frontline report on the deficit, which comes down hard on Bush’s refusal to reconsider tax cuts in the face of war and other expenses during his term. They make a particular point of how Reagan and Bush Sr. both adjusted their agendas in the face of events. Bush Jr. would not.”

SO IT WAS A HOLY WAR AFTER ALL

Arlen Long: “The first paragraph in this article (“The Bush Legacy and the Fog of War”) pointed me to this amazing, devastating GQ (GQ!) article (“Rumsfeld’s effect on Bush’s legacy”).”

☞ Which then links to this must-see slideshow of formerly top-secret daily intelligence briefings Bush got from the Secretary of Defense. Each cover featured a Biblical quotation (e.g.: “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”)

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

Andrew Zachary: “Well, if it’s astronomy pictures you want [Friday’s post], here are some amazing sites run by amateurs. The technology now available for CCD imaging is so advanced that 20 years ago these photographs would have been the envy of any professional observatory. Some still are, particularly the ones from Robert Gendler or the ones from Russell Corman. And if you want to think about vast numbers of stars, this photograph of the Andromeda Galaxy would qualify. There are roughly 1 trillion stars in this galaxy, or nearly 10 million times as many as in [Friday’s] photograph of the globular cluster in our own galaxy known as 47 Tucanae.”

 

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