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handy google time zone feature

I’ve not seen this mentioned over at the Google Help page, but it understands plain English time zone requests, so asking it: time in new york does exactly…

you know you’ve chosen a good isp when…

…they tell you that you have a security hole that you weren’t aware of. I just received an email which said: “It has been identified that your internet…

ADSL2 speed estimator

DSL ZoneUK – Common terms: http://www.dslzoneuk.net/maxspeed.php If you’re on one of the majority of BT’s exchanges in the UK then by the 31st of March 2006 it ought…

Writers Block Live | Blog Archive | The HD Boycott Begins Now

Writers Block Live | Blog Archive | The HD Boycott Begins Now: http://writersblocklive.com/part-156 Well said that man, and what is interesting is that this isn’t from an uninformed…

Holiday vs Christmas

“Happy Holidays” Is Offensive by Bill Barnwell: http://www.lewrockwell.com/barnwell/barnwell53.html An amusing read and a dig at what happens when PC runs amok. What is more interesting is how dumb…

thermodynamics and four year olds

I was trying my best to answer the neighbours daughter as she came out with the longest stream of questions I’ve ever heard anyone have about an oil…

New Scientist Breaking News – Entering a dark age of innovation

New Scientist Breaking News – Entering a dark age of innovation: http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7616 The instant and rather glib answer is that the USPTO is single handedly trying to reverse…

you know when you’re a geek when…

Ignoring the obligatory {Dilbert} references, I think I might qualify when I found myself using this line to write my age: <?php echo floor((time()-gmmktime(6,41,0,6,21,1971))/(60*60*24*365.242)); ?> Must check if…

apollo 13: the real story

Apollo 13: http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/WEBONLY/wonews/apr05/0405napola.html Although I was unexpectedly impressed by the film, this is a rundown of the real events without any ‘added drama’, which is much more satisfying…

not just me, then

Neil Gaiman: http://www.neilgaiman.com/journal/2005/04/hp-sauce-as-coin-cleanser-and-so-on.asp Ignoring (like those in question) the main thrust of his entry, this sentence made me smile: “Well, I looked the Slashdot thread over and, like…

The Infinite Matrix | Cory Doctorow | I, Robot

The Infinite Matrix | Cory Doctorow | I, Robot: http://www.infinitematrix.net/stories/shorts/i-robot.html Very well worth the time to read, and not at all offensive if (like me) Asimov was one…

ThinkGeek :: Gadgets :: Lights & Lasers

ThinkGeek :: Gadgets :: Lights & Lasers : http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/lights/ Argh ! Nononononononononono. What devil have I unleashed ? I’m not sure I can continue looking at this site…

17 Reasons Not to Slit Your Wrists…by Michael Moore

Welcome to MichaelMoore.com: http://michaelmoore.com/ 6. Michigan voted for Kerry! So did the entire Northeast, the birthplace of our democracy. So did 6 of the 8 Great Lakes States….

Car crazy: Microsoft in the driver’s seat | CNET News.com

Car crazy: Microsoft in the driver’s seat | CNET News.com: http://news.com.com/Car crazy Microsoft in the drivers seat/2100-1046_3-5419404.html Forget petrol prices and congestion charges: this is the thing that’ll…

announcements of the death of SPF are, perhaps, premature ?

I’ve seen recent mentions in a few places on the ‘net[1] that {SPF} (Sender Policy Framework) as an anti-spam measure has failed because more Spam companies have correct…