Monthly Archives: May 2007

Clearing The Airwaves

Well, that may be what Julia Stephenson thinks she’s doing, according to this article in The Independent. But to Ben Goldacre, over at Bad Science, it looks more like muddying the waters. I have to say that I agree with … Continue reading

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Photo Metadata

I’ve mentioned the metadata that is embedded inside digital photos before – in particular, some of the ways in which trying to use it to manage a library of photos can be frustrated by incompatibilities in tools used to manipulate … Continue reading

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The Global Peace Index

How high does the country where you live score on the Global Peace Index?

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I don’t know which is more reprehensible – the fact that Richard Perle believes this shit, or the fact that he wants us to believe it. If there were a Hell, he would be surely destined for it. The fact that there … Continue reading

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Beyond Windows

So, Microsoft Surface has finally arrived. It may well punt the Windows model into the sidelines, but I’m betting that you’ll have to wait until version 3.0 before it will live up to the hype.

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Jurassic Park

I’m coming very late to this particular party, but I’ve just stumbled across Weird Al Yankovic’s parody of MacArthur Park: Jurassic Park. As usual, the video is full of visual jokes and style references. I love the homage to the … Continue reading

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The Fight Goes On

Today’s news from Moscow is depressing.

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