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Daughter of Bizarre
I wouldn't have believed any of this if it weren't straight from the pages
of New Scientist.com.
A site that goes to show that even complete hogwash can be packaged nicely on
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Yesterday I mooted the prospect of creating an alternative secure Internet --
and then, just a couple of hours later, this
story appeared on the Net.
Just goes to show -- "great minds think alike," or should that be "fools seldom
Microsoft, We Luv Ya Really
I know I'm sometimes pretty hard on Microsoft -- constantly berating them for
the shonky security intrinsic to their Internet products and strategies,
bitching endlessly about their unfair, draconian licensing agreements,
poking fun at Bill's silly haircut, etc, etc.
Sometimes I deliberately ignore some stories because I feel that if I were
to report yet another Microsoft botch-up, readers might label me as being
dogmatic or biased.
So today I thought I'd just say that there are no hard feelings Bill -- but
for Christ's sake -- but doesn't
this kind of thing bode
ill for Hailstorm?
Is Yahoo In A Snot?
Just a day after Yahoo reported that it's bleeding like a stuck pig in the wake
of a massive online advertising slump, it has started bitching that
its competitors are fudging their traffic figures.
Is the online giant just pee'd off that it's in a slump?
Is it true that Yahoo is actually starting to slip in the rankings and this
is simply a poor attempt to deflect investor concern?
Well the only thing we do know for sure is that Yahoo's business model
is starting to look a little shaky -- just like so many others.
Personally I think they're experiencing the effects of trying to tighten
the screws just a little too hard on their audience. Net users have yet to
be weaned off their "free lunch" attitude to the Internet so Yahoo's
ongoing tendency to start charging for previously free services is simply
driving people elsewhere.
The Real Face Of Terrorism?
From the "too strange to be fiction" department comes
from Wired.com which investigates exactly what Sesame Street's Bert is
cooking up with that evil terrorist Osama Bin
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