Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Stupid Security

(Via The Register)

In the wake of the recent "liquid bomb" scare, have you caught yourself wondering just how much safer you really are now that you can't carry toothpaste or shaving cream in you carry-on? Do you think this is stupid?

Well, join the crowd at Privacy International by nominating your favorite Stupid Security procedure for their 2006 Stupid Security Awards. Awards will be made in the following categories:
  • Most Egregiously Stupid Award
  • Most Inexplicably Stupid Award
  • Most Annoyingly Stupid Award
  • Most Flagrantly Intrusive Award
  • Most Stupidly Counter Productive Award
Winners in each category will receive a double dose of ignomy and shame, along with some well-deserved bad publicity,.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The decline and fall of South Africa

It's a shame to see a first-world country turn into a third-world hellhole. South Africa Is Crap is chronicling the slide. Depressing but necessary reading.

Remembering Joe Rosenthal

Joe Rosenthal, the AP photographer who took the iconic photo of the US Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima, has died at age 94. Rest in peace, sir.