So this is what the BBC has to say about Trinidad. I've already sent them an e-mail pointing out...

posted 30 August 2002
So this is what the BBC has to say about Trinidad. I've already sent them an e-mail pointing out that:
  • Their map is wrong! (It actually looks like this)
  • Castara is not the capital of Tobago. Mapquest has it wrong to, listing it as Canaan. I don't think there is a town called Canaan in Tobago.
    Apart from not knowing what it looks like, the account is surprisingly accurate and up-to-date.

    Also, my job is boring, but props must go to sun for describing a DOM as a "garden-variety tree". A garden-variety tree would be a tree, not a data structure, morons.
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    I find it difficult to express how disturbed I am at the contents of this article from the...

    posted 30 August 2002
    I find it difficult to express how disturbed I am at the contents of this article from the Sacramento Bee, about the results of a recent survey into American attitudes towards the First Amendment. The article is full of frightening statistics, including:
    • 49% of Americans think the first Amendment goes "too far" ("Many Americans view these fundamental freedoms as possible obstacles in the war on terrorism")
    • 48% agree the government should be able to "infringe upon religious freedoms" in order to monitor religious groups in the interest of national security
    • 4 in 10 favor restrictions on the academic freedom of professors to criticize government military policy during war
    • 7 in 10 believe newspapers should be able to publish freely (30% of Americans are against freedom of the press???)
    These idiots deserve to have their freedom taken away.
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