“Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been three weeks since my last confession. I haven’t been seperating my clear glass recyclables from my colored glass ones. Oh, God, I am so ashamed.”
An exhaustive review of more than 600,000 Iraqi documents that were captured after the 2003 U.S. invasion has found no evidence that Saddam Hussein’s regime had any operational links with Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda terrorist network.
The Pentagon-sponsored study, scheduled for release this week, did confirm that Saddam’s regime provided some support to other terrorist groups, U.S. officials told McClatchy Newspapers. However, his security services were directed primarily against Iraqi exiles, Shiite Muslims, Kurds and others he considered enemies of his regime.
Saying that Hillary has Executive Branch experience is like saying Yoko Ono was a Beatle.
A new analysis of online consumer data shows that large Web companies are learning more about people than ever from what they search for and do on the Internet, gathering clues about the tastes and preferences of a typical user several hundred times a month.
These companies use that information to predict what content and advertisements people most likely want to see.
And somehow they still fail to predict that I don’t want to see any at all. Ever. Ah well, Adblock still works.
The information transmitted might include the person’s ZIP code, a search for anything from vacation information to celebrity gossip, or a purchase of prescription drugs or other intimate items. Some types of data, like search queries, tends to be more valuable than others.
Yahoo came out with the most data collection points in a month on its own sites — about 110 billion collections, or 811 for the average user. In addition, Yahoo has about 1,700 other opportunities to collect data about the average person on partner sites like eBay, where Yahoo sells the ads.
All this data, and they still don’t know when to go piss up a rope.
Whether it’s a frisky kitten or a tubby tabby, a cat at home could cut your heart attack risk by almost a third, a new study suggests.
The finding, from a 10-year study of more than 4,300 Americans, suggests that the stress relief pets provide humans is heart-healthy.
And dog lovers shouldn’t feel left out: Although the study found no such benefit from “man’s best friend,” that’s probably because there simply weren’t enough dog owners in the study to draw firm conclusions, the researchers said.