december 7, 2001 archives

it turns out that japan cracked our encryption codes used by the state department before pearl harbor. it's always interesting how big events hinge on small misunderstandings.

according to commissioner bud selig's testimony to congress, major league baseball lost $232 million last season ($519 million with interest and depreciation factored in). using the same accounting, i lost $317 million last year. i'm just waiting for the $316.97 million check i wrote myself to clear. (via mefi.)

hmm. a one-answer poll that doesn't add up to 100%. i think phpweblog has a bit of a hole.

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