Welcome to your weekly dose of what's funny and what's just plain wierd
on the Internet.
The Bumper Dumper
There's not much I can really say about this except that for some reason, it
really had me cracking up. Thanks to the several readers who suggested it.
Only in America I guess!
This had me in fits too. Once again, several readers sent in this contribution
which is probably rather topical that the Sydney Olympics start shortly.
The NZ Resident Doctors Assn
Now this isn't supposed to be funny -- but I thought it rather humorous and
have decided to call it the "Internet Security by honesty method" of protecting
your sensitive data.
Click on "Newsletter" in the left-hand frame and read the warning. Then
go off and read all that "confidential" information.
The Kiwi eZine Scene
I sometimes think that one of the reasons Aardvark scores so many local
visitors each day is because, outside of the major news sites, there's just
such a dearth of good, regularly updated content on the NZ Web.
Well I did a little research the other day and found out that although there
have been casualties on the local eZine scene -- The Plug and Isotope to mention
a couple -- there are a few good "regular reads" still available.
As the name might suggest, this is not going to be everyone's cup of tea and
comes with an R18 warning -- it's for a mature audience but not necessarily
sexual in content.
There's some funny stuff in there and I'd certainly recommend taking a look --
but only if you're 18 or over of course.
One of the longest-lived local eZines, NZine is a far more "family oriented"
publication that is bound to have a little something for everyone and always
seems to have something new on its pages.
Unfortunately it seems that eZines are still a pretty rare beast -- in fact
NZ Netguide isn't even including them as a category when asking for nominations
4 this year's Netguide Awards.
Have I missed any? Readers are invited to let me know what other bits
of regularly updated local content they've discovered on the NZ Web.
How about that MP3.com decision?
So, MP3.com have been found guilty of infringing the copyright
of music publishers and has to pay out something like half a billion
NZ$ in damages.
What do you think? Is this fair? -- particularly in light of the fact
that the plaintiffs were unable or unwilling to prove that a MP3.com's
activities had actually caused any loss of revenue or profit.
Kiwi Cops Using The Net
It's good to see that the police are once again turning to the Net in an
attempt to help solve a crime.
4 The Operation Winter website
is an excellent initiative by police which solicits information and keeps the
public informed as to the events surrounding the incident and subsequent
Maybe they should have done something like this with the Waitara shooting so
that the perceived veil of secrecy didn't taint public opinion of the police's
actions and they were able to deliver their side of the story without the
media adding its own "spin" to events?
As always, your feedback is welcomed.