To continue along with the theme. Here is Iraq Body Count which attempts to keep track of the number of Iraqi civilians killed in the war.
Friday, March 28, 2003
The Iraq-o-meter gives you displays continuously updated stats on the war in Iraq, including the number of bombs dropped, civilian casualties, oil wells aflame, Iraq soldiers surrendered, W.M.D. sites uncovered, and territory control. It was created by Russel Ginns, an artist, author, and ukulele player. Link [via Boing Boing]
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This looks pretty neat. I've been shopping for something to replace MS Money. Maybe this is the application for me.
Thursday, March 27, 2003
Congressman Darrell Issa, Republican from San Diego, is outraged, outraged! he says, that plans for Iraq's post-war telecommunications infrastructure includes building a cellphone network that runs on GSM, a standard developed by... surprise, surprise, the newly-loathed French! Ever the patriot, Issa proposes that the American-made CDMA standard be adopted instead:
It is outrageous that these agencies are planning to spend taxpayer dollars on a competitive foreign technology, when we have a superior U.S. technology (CDMA) available to us. This news is especially offensive given the French opposition to U.S. diplomatic and military initiatives related to Iraq.