Hughes showed Knight a copy of that photo, which showed Knight’s face clearly. She asked him if he could identify the man pictured in the photo. Knight studied the photo for some time, but was unable to identify himself, Perkins-Vance said.
Knight, who shaves without a mirror, said he has caught only glimpses of his reflection in pools of water.
"He hasn’t seen himself in the mirror for well over 20 years," Hughes said. "It’s a very unusual situation."
The story about the 'North Pond Hermit' in Maine is quite spectacular.
Houses in Japan rapidly depreciate like consumer durable goods – cars, fridges, golf clubs, etc. After 15 years, a home typically loses all value and is demolished on average just 30 years after being built. According to a paper by the Nomura Research Institute, this is a major ‘obstacle to affluence’ for Japanese families. Collectively, the write-off equates to an annual loss of 4% of Japan’s total GDP, not to mention mountains of construction waste.
I did not know that.
This will be good.
Monday’s strong judicial opinion could change the direction of the legal discussion surrounding the N.S.A.’s surveillance programs. “My Domino’s hypothetical,” as Judge Leon, of the D.C. District Court, calls it, captures several of the elements that make his decision particularly strong, and give it the potential to change the direction of the legal discussion surrounding the N.S.A.’s surveillance programs. First, and perhaps foremost, it is unencumbered by the delusion that bulk metadata collection is a practice that will only traipse on bad people. A painfully uncritical “60 Minutes” segment that ran Sunday night talked about how the N.S.A. would follow “hops” in metadata to clusters of “known pirates”; Leon sees people in New York who want pizza; he may even see himself. And he sees how one can be subject to an unwarranted invasion just by having one’s phone records put through the analytical mill, by N.S.A. analysts who enter queries “without seeking approval of a judicial officer.
Same procedure as every year; they’re available as MP3 downloads, and I made an Rdio playlist (with the 77 songs I could find):
I heard at about 7pm that several detainees had been loaded onto vans at Harmondsworth Detention Centre and were on the move. I didn’t know where they were headed, but I knew that many previous flights had left from the private aviation area at Stansted Airport, a largely un-signposted collection of car parks and hangars on the western side of the airport. I arrived there at 8, just in time to see the first of several coaches and security vans, together with a police escort, arrive at the Inflite Jet Centre, a private customs and handling facility mostly used by private jets.
I want to start sharing some more music, and Tumblr is a nice place to do that—plus, this blog was just lying around anyway.
This is a current favorite that reminds me of Copenhagen, Distortion, sun, friends and all-around great musical niceness.
Give it a spin.
Kyle Neath delivers the most geeky—and lovely—line of 2011 so far:
URLs are for humans — not for search engines
And he’s right. A great post.
I need to watch Arrested Development again soon.