from the nice-day-for-a-flight dept.
skade88 writes "The New York Times is reporting that the United States has started flying B-2 stealth bomber runs over South Korea as a show of force to North Korea. The bombers flew 6,500 miles to bomb a South Korean island with mock explosives. Earlier this month the U.S. Military ran mock B-52 bombing runs over the same South Korean island. The U.S. military says it shows that it can execute precision bombing runs at will with little notice needed. The U.S. also reaffirmed their commitment to protecting its allies in the region. The North Koreans have been making threats to turn South Korea into a sea of fire. North Korea has also made threats claiming they will nuke the United States' mainland."
BiloxiGeek writes: CNet is reporting the NetFlix site has been down for over 4 hours and there's no estimated restoration time coming from customer service. I've tried it off and on for at least the last four hours and keep getting:
The Netflix web site is temporarily unavailable.
Our site is temporarily down. We're working hard to get the site up as soon as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. You can contact Netflix Customer Service at 1-888-638-3549. — Your friends at Netflix
boot1780 writes: The treasurer for the state of Massachusetts announced that he and his family arrested by US Customs officials and "treated like criminals" on their way back from Italy due to three peaches in his daughter's carry-on bag. "It felt like we were being interrogated and found guilty without any process, no explanation, no rundown of our rights," he said. He was told he had to pay a $300 fine or spend a night and jail, but wasn't told that paying the fine waived any right he had to an appeal. Well, they nabbed the girl with the three peaches. Any word on Osama yet?
Anonymous writes: One year in to his relationship with AMD, Michael Dell seems pretty satisfied, according to his remarks at the Citigroup technology conference. Key quote: "It is simply unacceptable for a company of Dell's size to only have one of those choices. So we have quite a complete spectrum of both 'A' and 'I' flavors and we'll continue to do that." He seemed to have given a thumbs up to Barcelona.
wooferhound writes: "http://www.gpsdaily.com/reports/New_York_taxi_driv ers_threaten_two-day_strike_999.html
New York's taxi drivers on Thursday said they would mount a two-day strike in early September if authorities did not scrap plans to introduce satellite positioning systems in the city's yellow cabs.
"We are ready to go on strike on September 5 and September 6," Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, which represents some 8,400 of New York's 26,000 cabbies, told AFP."