Thursday, August 26, 2004

John Kerry 1971 Testimony Before Congress To Be Aired on C-SPAN Tonight

C-SPAN will be showing the 22 April 1971 testimony of John Kerry, then a principal of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It will start at 8:05 pm, Eastern Daylight Time, after a showing of the latest Swiftboat Veterans ad at 8:00 pm. C-SPAN has shown the debate between Senator Kerry and John O'Neill on the Dick Cavett Show from 1971 at least twice (that I know of). During the course of that particular Dick Cavett show, I saw him make scurrilous accusations against his "Band of Brothers" and their commanders and U.S. war policy at the time. We all know the claimed nature of that scurrility so I won't bother repeating it now. I understand that he behaved similarly in his Senate testimony. It is that testimony that is claimed by the Swift Boat veterans to have led them to begin their advertising campaign against his presidential candidacy now, 33 years later.

Saturday, August 07, 2004

Sheena the Dog


Just in case you're wondering about the "Dog" part of "A Boy and His Dog", her name is Sheena and she's probably the best dog there ever was. She keeps me company, she demands to be taken for her daily walk the instant I get home from work, and she starts pestering me when she thinks I've been sitting in front of the computer long enough.

Seti@Home Seminar Video Available


If you're a participant or merely curious about Seti@home, you might be interested in a video newly available for download (31MB .wmv file). It is a half-hour seminar given by Dr. David Anderson, Project Director of Seti@Home and developer of the BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) software intended to replace the client. BOINC allows the user the option to divide his spare compute cycles among different distributed computing projects, including SETI, Climate Prediction, and others. If you're not familiar with Seti@Home, this is a terrific way for the interested home amateur to participate in important science projects that require an otherwise-unavailable amount of number-crunching computer power. Running the Seti@Home or the BOINC client does not interfere with the performance of your home computer. They run when your computer is idle. If you just leave your computer on all the time, it can look for ET while you're at work during the day or asleep overnight.