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Week 49

10.07.02

Here's an interesting notion. Suppressing missile launches with unmanned Predator drones.

http://www.cdi.org/missile-defense/
uav.cfm

I guess it beats buying nerve-gas masks for White House staffers.

http://www.nti.org/d_newswire/issues/
newswires/2002_9_26.html#7

Or educating honeybees to find landmines. Jeez, what a world.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/
373684.stm

 

10.08.02

Armed troops from India are maneuvering in Alaska.

http://in.news.yahoo.com/020904/58/
1usva.html

http://www.dawn.com/2002/09/27/
top18.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/
south_asia/2284969.stm

You know, if I was US Armed Forces and I had to give exercise code names for the Indian Army and Navy, I might well avoid the terms "Iroquois" and "Geronimo."

http://www.usarak.army.mil/1501/
16_Pictures/AR00/AR00.htm

 

10.09.02

Wow, I can't believe they finally arrested Monica Bedi, famed mafia gun-moll and sometime Bollywood actress.

http://www.chitraloka.com/sections/
action_cut/monicabedi.html

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/< BR>articleshow?artid=22851203&sType=1

http://bollywoodstyle.8m.com/news/Nov/
5_Monica.html

Yipe.

http://www.indian-magic.com/
cgi-bin/image.cgi?monica.04

Word from the cops is that Monica ratted-out her favorite don, Abu Salem.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/< BR>articleshow?artid=23063281&sType=1

I don't believe that. I imagine the FBI tapped his cellphone, or hers, while hunting Al Qaeda. Abu Salem was always quite the cellphone fan.

http://www.indianexpress.com/ie/daily/
19970814/22650823.html

Life imitates art, folks.

http://www.fortunecity.com/lavendar/
eastwood/311/june2001/bolly.htm

 

10.10.02

That sounds like a pretty good gig, being the "global music critic" for "The Globalist." Yugoslav gypsy bands, French rai rockers, Bombay jazz… I met that guy once, Richard Byrne. He can write.

http://www.theglobalist.com/DBWeb/
AuthorBiography.aspx?AuthorId=158

 

10.11.02

When I'm not blogging war weirdness and unimaginable acts of corruption, I enjoy contemplating the soothing, poetic names and shapes of these mathematical curves.

http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/
history/Curves/Curves.html

 


Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him, and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the Bruce Sterling Online Index. He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.

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