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December 4, 2007

LOTD for December 4

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 9:54 pm

Now US Intelligence says that Iran is *NOT* making nuclear weapons, and in fact they stopped their nuclear weapon development in 2003:
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/12/03/america/03cia.php

The White House claims that the President just found out about this new conclusion last week, even though he was briefed on it in August or September:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2007/12/for-years-ive-b.html

Bush says that “nothing has changed with Iran, even though last week he was talking about how Iran could lead to World War III:
http://apnews1.iwon.com//article/20071204/D8TAS96O0.html

How did our intelligence community figure out that Iran wasn’t actually trying to make nuclear weapons anymore? It was partly from photographs from the media that the intelligence people got ahold of:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-12-03-iraninside_N.htm

The Defense Science Board task force worries about software being made in other countries that our military relies on:
http://govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=38713&dcn=todaysnews

Al-Qaida was able to smuggle 8 Chinese-made missiles into Saudi Arabia but they were stopped in a terror sweep:
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/12/02/africa/ME-GEN-Saudi-Arrests-Missiles.php#end_main

With all the talk about biometric technology increasing so rapidly, it is interesting that the dominant biometric technology is…fingerprinting. That does not seem like cutting-edge high-tech to me:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=5163

Verizon is supporting Google’s Android Open-Access platform:
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/dec2007/tc2007123_429930.htm

Motorola’s CTO resigned today, so now the CEO and CTO have to be replaced:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-tue_moto_1204dec04,1,5537276.story

Time Warner and Sprint are not bidding on the 700 MHz spectrum, but Google and Cox are:
http://www.news.com/8301-13579_3-9828197-37.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

It looks like a lot of companies feel that some of Apple’s 200 patents for the iPhone have at least some similarity to their patents:
http://techdirt.com/articles/20071203/191306.shtml

UK company lets people rent iPhones first…hoping that they will buy after trying out the iPhone:
http://www.itpro.co.uk/internet/news/144102/new-site-offers-chance-to-rent-iphone.html

Game system sales are way up this,year, with the Wii at #1 and the Xbox 360 at #2:
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6183605.html

ESPN is launching ScoreCenter.com, with live scores for 23 sports in 180 countries:
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/digitaldownload/broadband/e3i99b6bc589cb7bc845ed739af10e639d0

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