Time for another edition of the stupid, twisted and sometimes funny stuff
that's out there on the Web.
101 Uses For The SkyTower
A collection of suggestions on alternative uses for Auckland's
Legal Marijuana Growing
Don't get too excited all you dope-heads -- it's a piece of software you
can download from the Web which simulates the growth of the cannabis plant
Massive Interbase Security Hole Discovered
CERT has published an advisory (see the "Security Alerts" in the right-hand
column of this site) in which it warns that a compiled-in back door account
has been found in the Interbase Server.
If you're running this software then you must check to see whether your
systems are vulnerable and apply the patches listed.
Bigger Than The Net?
This story isn't exactly about the Internet, although the Net appears to be
playing a huge role in the discussions and dissemination of (mis?)-information
about a wonderful new machine.
I refer to "Ginger" -- a still secret invention that has Amazon.com's
Jeff Bezos telling its inventor that it's a "product so revolutionary, you'll
have no problem selling it."
Apple's Steve Jobs, another of the privileged few who have been lucky enough
to see the invention commented "If enough people see the machine you
won't have to convince them to architect cities around it. It'll just
So what is it -- this device codenamed "Ginger" which has already attracted
the interest and money of venture leading capitalist John Doerr?
This story, published
by Inside.com the other day, gives away very little about the machine
but indicates that it has the power to "profoundly affect our environment
and the way people live worldwide. It will be an alternative to products that
are dirty, expensive, sometimes dangerous and often frustrating, especially
for people in the cities."
Comments like this have many people speculating that it's some kind of advanced
transportation device which may replace the car as we know it.
Whatever it is, the prediction is that it will make its inventor richer than
Bill Gates within five years.
So -- what is this breakthrough device which, it is claimed, will be bigger
than the Internet?
Is it real -- or just an inside joke perpetrated by a few big-names as part
of a Harvard Press experiment into alternative marketing techniques for
Would Jobs and Bezos be so easily fooled -- or is this really something so
Go read the Inside.com story then come back and
share your thoughts with other Aardvark readers.
The Weekly Trickles Out
This week's edition of the Weekly has started trickling out. It will probably
take a day or so before they're all sent but they're on their way.
As always, your feedback is welcomed and...
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