Saturday, July 22, 2006

The multi-faced US approach

U.S. Speeds Up Bomb Delivery for the Israelis - New York Times

Reading this article intigued me. What is that US really wants? Why is there a side waving diplomacy flags while the other is shipping laser guided bombs to Israel?
I then realized that in a complex world full of multi-lateral relationships such acts are going to be more common.

Isn't US sanctioning the killing of innocent Lebanses caught in the ctossfire as "collateral damage" in the war against terror? In a way yes, but if that ensures a permanent solution to the Arab-Israel conflict at least on hezbollah front, it is worth it. However, a solution similar to this might not work with the conflict with Hamas whhich has adopted more server guerilla tactics against the Israelis.

well, we can only hope that Israel's latest foray against fighting hebollah leads to an eradication of terrorism by radical groups such as hezbollah.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Open-source directory debuts | CNET

Hope this adds somethign more than what the website provides.

I have had access to the data warehouse at for quite some time now. However, getting to know that this existed did not happen quickly. After a number of email exchanges with the support team at SourceForge, they put me to Dr. Greg Madey at UND who was the main researcher on the data ware house project. The warehouse is a result of a NSF grant.

Well, to cut a long story short...I HAVE MY DISSERTATION DATA !!!!

Open-source directory debuts | CNET