Here it is -- your weekly dose of all that's wrong with the Web.
the contents of Aardvark's "million-dollar ideas" notebook
are revealed for all to see!
The Start Of The Internet?
A few months ago I told you where you could find
the end of the Internet,
well today I'm showing you where it starts (in New Zealand at least).
Jobs Unveils iGun
Those clever folks over at apple never miss the chance to launch a fancy new product
to make our lives better eh?
This one's included for all those who might have missed the story earlier this year.
Air NZ Has Nothing On These Guys
Can you believe that the Aussies grounded Air NZ's Ansett fleet in Australia just
because of some itsy-bitsy cracks? I wonder what they'd say about this.
Yesterday I emailed my good friend John Ogbu and asked him for a little
proof of his credibility -- suggesting that perhaps a covering fax
printed on the letterhead of his government might do the trick.
The fax hasn't turned up yet -- but perhaps he's having as much trouble
with his paper-feed as he did with his caps-lock key.
However -- as soon as I get a response, I'll share it with Aardvark's readers.
And thank a big thank you to all those who didn't contact me to share their
heart-felt concerns that I might be about to lose my shirt. I had feared
that the irony of my story might have been lost on some newer readers
unfamiliar with my style ;-)
A New Email Worm (yawn!)
The really stupid Net users who haven't updated their Microsoft Outlook
to the latest (less insecure) version and who don't read the news are
probably going to get caught by yet another email worm doing the rounds.
This one is a pretty poor attempt to overwhelm the Echelon surveillance
system with false alarms. To do this it has hundreds of "keywords" such
as bomb, detonator, assassination, etc embedded in comments within
Hell, I bet those highly trained Echelon operators are just going crazy
with all those bells ringing -- NOT!
There's more information on this worm over at 7amNews.com -- check the
headlines in the red box.
You Read It Here First
Yesterday I posted a mid-day update to Aardvark with the news that an Air NZ
747 had been grounded with cracks in its engine.
For those interested in the full story, the NZ Herald published
today -- but you heard it here first :-)
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