You’re not going anywhere today

Microsoft press release, 2002: Microsoft has announced that the BMW 7 Series features its real-time embedded operating system, Windows CE. This comes shortly after Microsoft’s Automotive Business Unit launched Windows CE for Automotive v3.5. This latest telematics software version based on Windows CE is an open platform that allows developers to create powerful in-car computing systems. It offers flexibility and choice of hardware platforms, peripherals and software components, as well as being able to take advantage of the growing community of experienced CE developers.

Porky pies

U.S. consumers would not benefit from knowing which grocery stores, restaurants and butchers stocked meat products potentially contaminated with deadly bacteria, the top U.S. Agriculture Department food safety official said on Wednesday. [Reuters]

That’s “Mr Ass” to you

Legal news: REUTERS: Jack Ass says “Jackass” has given him a bad name. A Montana man who legally changed his name to “Jack Ass” in 1997 has sued media giant Viacom Inc., claiming its stunt-heavy, gross-out TV show and movie “Jackass” had defamed his character. In a suit filed in November in Montana and posted this week on a legal Web site, Jack Ass, who said he changed his name to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving and responsible choices, claimed Viacom was “liable for injury to my reputation that I have built and defamation of my character which I have worked so hard to create.