Things I know today:

It can still be dark in the morning in the middle of summer. A mobile phone just isn’t good enough anymore as an alarm (where’s my Chumby!) A three-year-old will usually tell you he hates things even when he doesn’t, especially first thing in the morning. My salary isn’t going far enough, at least based ...

The unsaid truths about the Microsoft/Yahoo deal

Naturally been reading a lot about this deal, mostly at work, but a little in my own time as well, and it’s quite interesting to see the varied coverage. Mainstream media are just fawning over Microsoft as usual, talking up how clever they are, but as usual, they’ve missed the point. Tech news has been ...

Can’t help it … have to mention this one …

I know the methodology is dubious, and I know it doesn’t say much except how stupid the viewers of a certain UK TV channel are, but … damn … this one is funny, and worth mentioning: Nearly quarter of Brits think Churchill a myth: poll Britons are losing their grip on reality, according to a ...

An 18-year-old today …

Charles Stross had an interesting post today that related to a long studied uni project that looks at the life experience of the new freshman class each year. It’s a very American study, so he took it further and thought about the British experience from his point of view and the view of British youth. ...

Triple J Hottest 100 2007 — Wikipedia style

The Hottest 100 contest was a week ago, and for the most part it was quite enjoyable. Really was surprised that Muse song Knights of Cydonia ended up number one — it’s not that I hate it, but I find it really so terribly average and a bit silly that I can’t believe it topped ...

Winning and losing the "format war"

News reports in the last couple of days seem to suggest that Sony’s Blu-ray format has won, or will likely win, the “format war” to control next generation video content. After spending a pointless couple of years fighting Toshiba and HD DVD, it appears that Blu-ray probably has won, with their 70 percent share of ...

This is where I work

The New York Times is reporting that a group of investors has gathered a 21% stake in CNET and is trying to take over the board of directors and seriously shake things up. This comes after years of poor stock performance, including a 19% decline over the last three years as other Internet companies have ...

Turns out Facebook is just full of liers instead

I only even mention this because it comes from something I blogged last week, but it turns out that my previous post about Benazir Bhutto’s son announcing his future intentions on Facebook, wiht a link to an ABC news story, was actually a hoax. It wasn’t something I took terribly seriously, and it was a ...

The Facebook generation is taking over already

There’s already been many jokes about the Facebook generation having their own openness coming back to haunt them in 20 years time, when they’re running industry and running for various political office. But that time is already here. In the tragic situation of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, and the surprising rise to power of her 19-year-old ...

Probably the first really stupid thing Labor has announced

While I’m linking to the TechCrunch article, which is probably the most stupidly alarming one I’ve found, there is definitely real reason for concern here. Labor is following through with their plans to implement some kind of offical censoring/filtering of all Australian Internet content. Apart from the fact that this is pretty condescending and offensive ...
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