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Your weekly dose of the dumb, disturbing or just downright delightful from
the world of the Wierd, Wacky Web.
the contents of Aardvark's "million-dollar ideas" notebook
are revealed for all to see!
Find A Grave
Need a search engine that helps you find dead people? Well here the site
Just out of curiosity -- I checked to make sure I wasn't listed (phew!).
The Straight Dope
No, it's not about wacky-baccy. This site has the answer to everything! For
example -- do you know why pigeons bob their heads?
Fun With Grapes
Using only cheap, readily-available equipment, you can create a spectacular
lightshow in the comfort of your very own kitchen, providing hours of fun
and excitement for your family, friends, and pets!
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Quotes Of The Week
Yesterday, while reviewing the news, I noticed that there have been some
real dumb things said this week.
First up, in
published by the NZ Herald we have one Brian Valentine, senior vice president
of the Windows Division of Microsoft saying of improving online security:
"With the virus attacks of
late and the numbers of those and how vicious those attacks have been ... it's
incumbent on Microsoft, being in the leadership position we're in, to help
drive forward the industry in this area"
Does Mr Valentine not realise who's to blame for the ease with which these
viruses and worms infect and spread our networks???
published today by IDG in which Gillian Vosper from Oktobor says of interstitial
full-page ads: "We ran a trial with the TAB about three months ago and the
response was huge. People like them."
Now I know that most punters show a net loss through their betting activities
and therefore can't really be considered genius material -- but they really
like the ads that much? What does that say about the rest of the site?
Then there was the quote from
this CNet story
that I discussed in
Monday's column where the recording industry
effectively shot itself in the foot regarding copy protection of CDs.
However, perhaps the best self-indicting comments of the week come from
Kevin Findlater who submitted
in respect to the comments I made yesterday about John Banks' website.
Clearly, if Kevin is to be believed, John Banks only wants his website seen by
those who use "conventional media." It seems that those who spend more time
surfing the Net are just not the right folks to cast a vote in that direction eh?
Don't we feel special?
All in all, it would appear that foot-in-mouth disease is making a comeback
on the Net.
Good On Them!
Hey, before you dial a number on that touch-tone phone, be warned that you
might be breaking someone's copyright!
For more information, check out the story from 7amNews.com in the Net/Tech
news box below.
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