Monday, January 02, 2006

White Horse not a Horse

Gongsun Long is a philosopher who lived in the Warring States Period (475 B.C. - 221 B.C.). Once he argued that a white horse is not a horse based on three reasons: 1) A horse is an animal, white is a color and while a white horse is a colored animal. Therefore the three concepts have different connotations; 2) a horse can be any horse while a white horse can only be a white horse, therefore the two have different extensions; 3) A horse could have no color so the two do not share common characteristics. He successfully convinced the security officer to let him ride a white horse out of the city, while no horse was supposed to be let out.

Mr. David Almacy, the White House's Internet and E-Communications Director said that the White House did not violate a rule when visitors to its website were individually tracked and analyzed. Federal agencies are not allowed to use cookie, a data package, to track visitors to their official websites. Mr. David Almacy said the cookie discovered by outside security experts were not placed by the White House, but rather by a contractor hired by the White House, if visitors also use other services supplied by the contractor WebTrends.

Almacy 34, grew up in Bethesda, holds titles from webmaster to White House spokesman, or this.

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