Scripting News for 7/29/2008

Streamfile looks really cool 

It solves a problem we all have.

I want to send a big file to someone who may or may not be very tech savvy. Look at all the steps they save, assuming you have a place to store a 2GB file, which most people don’t.

I just sent a song to NakedJen in Salt Lake City where, according to Jen, it’s 111 degrees right now.

Luckily it was a cooooooool song. 🙂

Obama to announce VP pick tomorrow night? 

If so Tim Kaine, the governor of Virginia looks like the choice.

What is a liberal? 

I listened to part of Fresh Air today in the car and they were talking about arms control in Reagan’s presidency, and were throwing around terms like liberal and such as if they were technical terms that had well-established definitions.

Then I realized I had no idea what it meant. What makes a liberal different from a conservative? What I’m looking for is an explanation that takes into account the derivation of the words. Aren’t conservatives liberal too? Forget the labels — explain the words.

BTW, it’s an interesting question because in the United States the term liberal and conservative ought to mean the same thing. We are a liberal country. Our philosophy is that if it’s not illegal you can do it. In an older country to be a conservative means you want to bring back the king, pope or ayatollah. The United States is what conservatives in other countries hate.

Landing at Logan 

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