Thursday, November 5, 2009

I know you hate them too, but they won another World Series last night

NEW YORK — Nearly a decade after their dynasty ended on a blooper in the desert, the New York Yankees are baseball’s best again.

Hideki Matsui tied a World Series record with six RBIs, Andy Pettitte won on short rest and New York beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 in Game 6 on Wednesday night, finally seizing that elusive 27th title. It was the team’s first since winning three straight from 1998-2000.

The article goes on to say...

And to think it capped a season that started in turmoil — a steroids scandal involving A-Rod, followed by hip surgery that kept him out until May.

If someone (not a Yankee fan) would have told me that the Yankees would be in the World Series, let alone win it, I'd have told them they were insane. This team was terrible at season's opening.

When does the World Series actually include the whole world? Could the Yankees beat the best team in Japan today?

Elephant hit in SUV crash in Oklahoma City

ENID — An elephant was hit by a sport utility vehicle at the Garfield County fairgrounds about 9 p.m. Wednesday, an Enid police officer said.

The elephant was part of a scheduled circus performance on the grounds. It survived the wreck and ran into a nearby field, Enid police Lt. Scott Miller said.

You don't see a headline like that everyday. I'm wondering who the writer was as well. Enid is not Oklahoma City. It's no where near Oklahoma City.

UPDATE: The TV news says it was a car, not an SUV, and it sideswiped the pachyderm in ENID.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The NSA to Store a YOTTABYTE of Your Phone Calls, Emails and Other Big Brothery Stuff

In Utah, the National Security Agency is building a $2 billion storage facility that will house and analyze all forms of electronic communication...a potential yottabyte of everyone's (formerly) personal data. So how big is a yottabyte?

To be fair, the yottabyte figure is just one estimate generated by a Pentagon think tank. The facility could hold a mere hundreds of petabytes. But either way, the prospect is as unsustainable as it is frightening. This one facility will burn through as much electricity as the entirety of Salt Lake City.

Holy crap! Of course you may or may not know, they have been recording every overseas phone call since the 1950s and that is not a conspiracy statement. It's a fact.

So you say you want privacy? Don't use a computer. In just a few years there will be agents working there that won't be able to do investigations without a computer. Then you'll be a leg up on them. Good luck with that.

Source is Gizmodo.