Back home from Exercise IRONSIDES.
Upon arrival, a surprise - the laptop, the only Windows machine I have, is as dead as a doornail. It'll boot, but the screen stays black. And yes, I tried toggling the LCD/projector key.
Measurements of the Northern Solar pole taken by Ulysses in 1994 and 1995 observed a temperature difference of 7 — 8 percent from the recent measurements taken of the Southern pole. Since the average Solar temperature has been measured to be constant during this twelve year period, the scientists invovled with the project are scratching their heads over the difference.
What do you think? Can the Internet be use effectively to change policy in truly authoritarian governments?"The petition calls for elections in which both men and women would be allowed to vote.
The signatories want freedom of expression to be protected by law and they want the powers of the interior ministry curtailed.
But the Saudi authorities have made it clear they will not tolerate public calls for political change.