* ha! watching lehrer - they are doing something on missile defense. apparently the chance of success is 'better than zero'!
* via the miracles of Blogger - i've actually changed the comments timestamp to reflect dayandtime - so you should hopefully be better equipped to judge whether a comment thread is still 'active' (LeeB asked that I change this a while back, and I've just learnt how to do it.) As I understand it, all comments are still stamped australian time (regardless where you are reading) - so it might appears that you are commenting in the future. (australia is 19 hours ahead of the Left Coast)
* Damien has a Damien-typical 'rant' over here about a bunch of 911-y dodginess and Florida - roping in chertoff, jeb bush, Titan corp and atta (and others). He then apologised for ranting. Please go over here and tell Damien what you think of his apology.