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LIVE AT FIVE – 08.31.11

Posted on | August 31, 2011 | 7 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Joy and Tears In Libya As Eid Arrives Without Qaddafi

Sign of the times: man moves to close a cemetery gate in Tripoli

Shortages of everything but happiness as Libyans celebrate fall of the regime
Rebels plan to lay siege to Sirte, trade time for lives

Meteorologists Cast Wary Eye On Katia
Storm has hurricane potential

Purge Follows “Fast and Furious” Gunwalking Scandal
Whistleblowing acting ATF director reassigned; top Federal prosecutor in Arizona resigns

O’Donnell Dropped From Iowa Tea Party Event

Former Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell speaks to Virginia Tea Party members

Removing a distraction from possible Palin announcement?

Cheney Versus Powell: Round Two, FIGHT!

General Petraeus Retiring After 37 Years To Head CIA

At American Legion Convention, Obama Vows To Spare VA From Budget Cuts

Convicted Polygamy Cult Leader In Coma, Near Death

Romney Blasts “Career Politicians” On Perry Turf

Federal Judge Blocks Key Parts Of Texas Sonogram Law

Exxon Reaches Arctic Oil Deal With Russians
European Stocks Gain After US Fed Minutes
Dow Shakes Off Irene, Closes Higher On Light Volume
Oil Hovers Below $89/Barrel
Consumer Confidence Plummeting, But Shoppers Keep Spending
B&N Opens Its Books On The Nook
Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi To Merge LCD Operations
HP Says “One Last Batch Of TouchPads And That’s It. No, Really. We Quit. Maybe.”
Meet The Craziest Sony Product Of 2011
Facebook Pays $41K To Whitehat Hackers
WikiLeaks Fails To Redact Names In Latest Batch of Stolen Docs
Windows Phone Apps Benefiting From HP And Google?

Serena Williams Dominant In Opening Round

Serena Williams at the US Open

Crushes 54th-rank Bojanovski in less than an hour

NCAA Orders 8 ‘Canes To Repay Benefits, Sit Out Games

Yankees’ Sabathia Guts Out Win Against Red Sox

L.A. Kings Change Uniforms, Drop Purple

Halladay Cuffs Reds, Phillies Win 9-0

After Being Hit With 3-Year NCAA Penalty, Pearl Resigns, Goes Into Marketing

Feldman Spot On As Rangers Edge Rays

Wizards’ Young Considering Playing In China

Nationals Beat Jurrjens Like Rented Mule, Rout Braves 9-2

Darryl Hannah Arrested At White House

Daryl Hannah arrested during protest

Cuffed and booked during oil pipeline protest

Angelina Jolie: No Secret Wedding In The Works

George Clooney’s On A Boat, Y’all

“House” Scoop: Urkel Goes Directly To Jail

Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Off Riding Bikes In Toronto

Glee! Spoilers

Court Crushes Jon Cryer’s Appeal, Orders Payment of $8K/Month Child Support

Britney Credits Dad For Saving Her Life

Alicia, Jen, And Demi: Divine Denim Divas

Libya Rebels Give Qadhafy Loyalists Ultimatum
UK Releases $1.6 Billion In Libyan Bank Notes
ANC’s Malema Hearings To Resume After Protests
Israel Intensifies Training Of Settle Security Teams
Aquino Calls On PRC To Invest In Philippines
Intercepted Calls Show Pakistan/Taliban Connection In Kabul Hotel Attack
Seven Dead In Chechnya Terror Attack

American Spectator: Why Perry Can Beat Obama And Romney Can’t
Allahpundit: Not Buying The Alan Lichtman’s Keys BS
ZeroHedge: How The Economy Quietly Entered A Recession On Friday
Conservatives4Palin: Governor Palin Heading To New Hampshire After Iowa Speech
Lonely Conservative: Mayor Tells Labor Leaders To Allow Republican Lawmakers In Labor Day Parade Or Pay Up
NRO’s Corner: White House, Eric Cantor Spar Over Disaster Relief
Ed Driscoll: Stop Waiting For the Newsweek Sales Bump
Maggie’s Notebook: Zilla’s First Blogiversary
Jonah Goldberg: Seduced By The Cult Of Experts

SOTD: Movie Star


7 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE – 08.31.11

  1. Zilla of the Resistance
    August 31st, 2011 @ 11:15 am

    Another fine roundup, Wombat!  Nice to see Maggie’s post about my blogiversary made the cut! Do I still have that ‘new blogger smell’ now that the Zilla blog is a year and a day old? 😉

  2. Anamika
    August 31st, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    Scary Perry: US GOP/Baggers swallow VooDoo ‘religion’ . Yes, this is the latest ‘twist’ on right-wing-nut Xtianity… and it is a deep topic. I suggest this as reading for anyone who wants to know when to duck:

    It is SO BAD… and it is being accepted uncritically by the brain-dead GOP.

  3. Anamika
    August 31st, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    Cloudstack: about ‘Cloud’, This is quite techy and I post it here because I think it is really great.

    You can read an informative summary via our good friends at TheReg:

    I have learned more about ‘the cloud’ by reading at Cloudstack than from any other source.

    Of note; the term ‘the cloud’ is not only not new, it was coined during the development of the internet, then known as ARPANET.

    The cloud… is where your sent packets (email, etc) go… when you send them. They bounce around from server to server based on the address embedded in the head of the packet. They are ‘routed’ to the intended destination… thus the term ‘router’.

    The cloud is imaginary, of course. It is simply a mnemonic or paradigm which represents a strictly controlled, dynamic electronic environment, which has been made to insure complete and accurate transmittal and reception (with verification/acknowledgement or ‘ack’) of any sort of packet-ized information.

    The humble ‘packet’ is also referred to as a ‘frame’, thus the term ‘frame relay’, which is in other words, a router. Fortunes are made, depending upon the closeness of the equipment to the ‘backbone’ of the internet. A few companies own all such access, which they sell downline to other providers such as your own ISP. ‘Every ISP, has an ISP’.

    Amazon (of Seattle) is a pioneer in ‘cloud computing’, daily reselling ‘bandwidth’ to many, many service providers who need those services, which may include ‘applications’ which run on Amazon servers, and which materially aid the speed and uptime of ecommerce.

  4. Anonymous
    August 31st, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    There’s a “new blogger smell”? O_o

  5. Christine O’Donnell is In, Out, and In again at Iowa Tea Party Event - The NeoSexist
    August 31st, 2011 @ 8:24 am

    […] In, Out, and In again at Iowa Tea Party Event Aug.31, 2011 in General The LA Times says she was uninvited after the organizers of the event received comments from potential attendees questioning her […]

  6. Cartoon of the day « Don Surber
    August 31st, 2011 @ 8:27 am

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  7. Anamika
    August 31st, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    Yes, this blog is a room and i get the feeling that you are farting here and in 10 more other rooms on the net, your smell is almost unavoidable…