It helps to be a Tolkien geek, but this is pretty darn funny: “The Elves of Valinor, creators of the popular palantíri ‘browsers’ used throughout Middle-Earth to view distant lands, announced today that the Seeing Stones contain a critical security flaw which could leave users open to attacks by malicious Dark Lords.”
For a different view of the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 26th, check out this NOAA movie of the tsunami propagating throughout the entire planet’s oceans.
Tropical Storm 01W, now known as Kulap, posed no threat to Guam and the Marianas. It is passing by harmlessly, over 140 miles to the east, this morning. Good riddance to the weekend spoiler.